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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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File photo of Interstate 5 passing through downtown Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

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.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

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.   


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Level of Confidence, 2015
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Bill Radke speaks with Stranger art critic Jen Graves about the curious sense of techno-human kinship she felt while viewing Robots Building Robots

The multimedia art exhibition is at Seattle University's Hedreen Gallery until December 10th.

Social workers Bradly Smith and Jackie St. Louis check in on Tonja Warner, who is homeless. Smith and St. Louis walk with cops on their beat and connect people they encounter with services.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about the state of emergency on homelessness and what we've done in the year since it was declared.

Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project.
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Bill Radke speaks with Katrina Spade, founder and director of the Urban Death Project, about the system she designed to compost human remains. She plans to test the system at Washington State University soon. 

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Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a new trade deal between Canada and the European Union, and about the U.S. presidential elections.

Bill Radke talks to professor David Domke, chair of  the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, about how racial and religious changes in the country affect elections.

Bill Radke talks to biotech journalist Luke Timmerman about his new book, "Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age." 

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times health reporter JoNel Aleccia about a mysterious illness that's caused the hospitalization of nine children in Washington state this fall. One child has died so far.  

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Bill Radke speaks with local journalists Monica Guzman, co-founder of Seattle newsletter The Evergrey, and Reagan Jackson, writer at The Seattle Globalist and South Seattle Emerald, about #JournalismSoWhite.

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