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Bill Radke

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Year started with KUOW: 1985 – 1986, 1991 – 2004, 2012 

Bill hosts The Record and Week In Review. After starting with KUOW as a University of Washington student in 1985, Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s and the creator of past show, Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR. 

Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report and returned to KUOW in 2012.

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Bill Radke speaks with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker about their new book, "All The Real Indians Died Off And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans."

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Bill Radke talks to Lincoln High School teacher Nathan Bowling about the outcome of the presidential election and how his students are reacting. Chief among Bowling's challenges is maintaining civility in the classroom. "I demand it," he said.

Washington state's delegates are split on Donald Trump's candidacy -- and his rhetoric.
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Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the reaction in Canada to Donald Trump's election as the next president of the United States. 

Crosscut writer Knute Berger and KUOW's Kim Malcolm
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Bill Radke talks to Knute Berger, Crosscut's chief Northwest native, about where he sees hope for the Northwest after Donald Trump was elected President. 

Jeff Bezos speaks at the Apollo rocket engine unveiling at The Museum of Flight, showing the injector plate from an F-1 rocket used on Apollo 12.
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Bill Radke speaks with Geekwire Co-founder Todd Bishop about the contentious relationship between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and President-elect Donald Trump. 

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Bill Radke sits down with Seattle writer Ijeoma Oluo to discuss the outcome of the presidential election. For many progressives like her, Trump's win was a difficult pill to swallow.

Oluo's intial reaction was to console her family after it became clear Tuesday night that Donald Trump would become the next president of the United States.


Bill Radke speaks with Harborview psychiatrist Doug Zatzick about what ordinary Americans can do to get through the final hours of the election; including whether or not it is OK to spend the rest of election day in a kiddie pool full of Jell-O shots.

Robert Satiacum, a member of Washington's Puyallup Tribe and a Washington state elector, poses for a photo, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
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Bill Radke speaks with Washington state elector Robert Satiacum, a Puyallup tribe elder, about his decision to go against the popular vote if Hillary Clinton wins the state. Satiacum, who spoke from Standing Rock where he was protesting the oil pipeline, said Clinton does not represent his America. 

File photo of Interstate 5 passing through downtown Seattle.
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Bill Radke speaks with senior editor at The Urbanist, Doug Trumm, about his idea to rip out I-5 from downtown Seattle.

In an recent article, Trumm argued that I-5 should be removed from I-90 to 520 and the land used for parks, affordable housing and business development. 

Bill Radke talks with Robin DiAngelo about how listeners reacted to our earlier conversation about how white people experience race.

Bill Radke speaks with Dylan Byers, senior reporter for media and politics at CNN, about the latest polls in the presidential race the day before America votes. They discuss the latest of Clinton's emails, Trump's Twitter account, and how much trust voters should place in polls. 

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Bill Radke speaks with Stephen Quinn, host of CBC radio's On The Coast, about the presidential election and how much attention Canadians are paying to it. The answer is a lot. 

'Week in Review' panelists Bill Radke, Knute Berger, Joni Balter and Eli Sanders.
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It is the last Week In Review before election day. We’ll be talking about the tightening polls and what local races to watch for on election night.

Also Vancouver has been dealing with an affordable housing crisis. They decided to put a tax on foreign buyers as a way to cool the housing market, and it’s working. But where will those buyers go? And should Seattle consider something similar?

“For a lot of Americans the image they carry in their imagination of Indian peoples is teepees, war bonnets, and Sitting Bull at Wounded Knee and Custer’s last stand – these are those people. This is that place,” said Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes, describing the scene of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

“Once again, here we are. They’re getting chased off a piece of land that’s in the path of a pipeline.”


Lloyd McClendon, right, was fired from the Seattle Mariners after two seasons.
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Bill Radke speaks with writer and radio host John Moe about the next team to take up the mantle of loveable losers in Major League Baseball. The Chicago Cubs gave up the title Wednesday night after winning the World Series. They ended a 108 year drought when they defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 7.   


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