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Jason Pagano

Producer

Year started with KUOW: 2012

Jason Pagano is a producer at KUOW, where he works behind the scenes to bring you interviews, news coverage and KUOW’s Week in Review. He’s also worked on KUOW’s Weekday and The Conversation. Before radio, he covered A&E at Seattle alternative weekly The Stranger, polished copy at a Philadelphia ad agency and hung about in a TV studio as much as he could at Seattle’s PBS station. Happy to be from New Jersey but living in Seattle, Jason is a graduate of Rutgers University.

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Jeannie Yandel talks with Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker about what happens to plans for a new sports arena in Sodo after the Seattle City Council said no to selling the developer a key public right-of-way.

Bellevue running back Isaiah Gilchrist, left, leaps to avoid a tackle attempt by Eastside Catholic's Noah Failauga during the first half of the Class 3A high school football championship Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.
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Bill Radke talks with investigator and former federal prosecutor Carl Blackstone and Bellevue Wolverines Booster Club president John Connors about the recent investigation into Bellevue High School's football program.

Nancy Pearl
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Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about "Daydreams of Angels," by Heather O'Neill.

Bill Radke talks with longtime Seattle sports anchor Tony Ventrella about his campaign to unseat six-term Republican Congressman Dave Reichert.

Employees at Ike's Pot Shop in Seattle's Central District sell marijuana products on their opening day, Sept. 30, 2014.
KUOW Photo/Posey Gruener

When writer David Schmader was approached to write a book about marijuana, he laid down these rules: No cartoon pot leaves, no stoner puns and no forwards by Tommy Chong.

Kids play at sunset.
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When Lenore Skenazy’s son was 9, she left him in Bloomingdale’s in New York City. She gave him a Metro card and a $20 bill and said they’d meet at home.

KUOW's Marcie Sillman with book hugger Nancy Pearl.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos," a novel by Dominic Smith.  

Author Lesley Hazleton at TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Bill Radke talks with Seattle author Lesley Hazleton about her new book, "Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto."

Seattle Mariners play at the Baltimore Orioles in 2013.
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Bill Radke talks with ESPN baseball writer Jim Caple about whether the Seattle Mariners' emphasis on analytics this season can end their record-long playoff drought.

Husky guard Kelsey Plum. The Huskies will play in the Final Four against Syracuse on Sunday.
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The Dawgs are headed to Indianapolis.

University of Washington's women's basketball team will play in the Final Four against Syracuse on Sunday.

Bill Radke talks with KUOW Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the budget deal that ended this year's overtime state legislative session.

Micrsoft technology
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Bill Radke speaks with reporter Dina Bass about Microsoft's chat bot that (she says) will not lead to a new race of robot Terminators that try to destroy humans.  

Bill Radke talks with Seattle Channel's Joni Balter about talk of a gubernatorial run by former state schools chief Randy Dorn.

On Saturday, March 19 light rail stations opened serving Capitol Hill and the University of Washington (pictured).
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Bill Radke talks with Bruce Gray at Sound Transit about the agency's plan to run longer trains during rush hour to meet demand at the new Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium stops.

Boeing’s Shared Services Group (SSG) is set to move to the southwest state by 2020.
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Bill Radke talks with Seattle Times reporter Mike Baker about what Hillary Clinton's emails reveal about the candidate's long relationship with Boeing.

Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann gestures as he is carried off the field at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 1985. Theismann injured his right leg during second quarter action.
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Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about her pick of the week, "The Throwback Special" by Chris Bachelder.

Actress Lauren Weedman poses during the premiere of 'Joshy' during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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Bill Radke talks with actress and playwright Lauren Weedman about feeling supported in Seattle, paying $12 for juice in Los Angeles and congratulating people who don't even own a TV.

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland walks with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden to be introduced as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court at the White House, Wed., March 16, 2016.
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The big news of the day is President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bill Radke talks about the nomination with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Washington U.S. Senate candidate Chris Vance and current Washington U.S. Senator Patty Murray.

Padma Lakshmi in the KUOW studios with host Bill Radke.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Bill Radke talks with Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi about being a supertaster, Seattle's food scene and her new memoir, "Love, Loss and What We Ate."

Washington state auditor Troy Kelley arrives at the federal courthouse in Tacoma, Wash., for a hearing Monday, May 11, 2015.
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Bill Radke talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins on the first day of State Auditor Troy Kelley's federal money laundering trial.

Bill Radke talks with writer Jiayang Fan of The New Yorker about her story on "China's Golden Generation" and why they're living it up in Vancouver, B.C.

Tuesday's solar eclipse as seen from Alaska Airlines flight 870
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The view of a lifetime: That's what passengers on board Alaska Airlines flight 870 got on Tuesday.

A group of astronomers convinced the airline to change the flight plan for a plane headed from Anchorage to Honolulu. Why, you ask? So they could get a perfect view of a solar eclipse in progress. 

Paul Kalanithi's 'When Breath Becomes Air'
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about her pick of the week, "When Breath Becomes Air," by Paul Kalanithi.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running for president in 2016.
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Bill Radke talks with Seattle Times editorial page editor Kate Riley. The paper backed Senator Bernie Sanders and Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential campaigns over the weekend.

A Bernie Sanders volunteer changes a sign at the campaign headquarters in Austin, Texas indicating that Super Tuesday has arrived early Tuesday morning, March 1, 2016.
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Bill Radke talks with Secretary of State Kim Wyman about why Washington state doesn't bask in any of the presidential election season limelight, and whether or not that's even a good idea to begin with.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington in 2011.
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Just a few weeks ago we and everybody else were talking about Macklemore's new song, "White Privilege II." It's uncomfortable on purpose, almost nine minutes grappling with Black Lives Matter movement, white privilege and racial guilt. Is Macklemore's young, white audience tuning in or heading for the exits? RadioActive youth producer Nina Tran talked to fan Rachel Davey on Friday night at Macklemore and Ryan Lewis show on Capitol Hill.

Bill Radke talks with Jade Gee, a trans woman who invited anybody to come have coffee with "a real, live trans person" in Tacoma over the weekend and ask questions about being transgender.

Recruits from around the region, including Seattle Police Department, on the first day at the police academy.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Kim Malcolm talks with King County Sheriff John Urquhart about a proposed law that would allow any legal Washington resident – not just American citizens – to become a police officer.

Nancy Pearl's pick: 'This Old Man' by Roger Angell.
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Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about "This Old Man," by longtime New Yorker fiction editor Roger Angell. Nancy calls it the perfect book for anybody who reads The New Yorker.

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Bill Radke talks with Bloomberg News reporter Spencer Soper about Amazon's plans to move into the shipping business.

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