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Do it for the 'gram - just not on local hiking trails

Jun 7, 2018

Springtime in Seattle means your social media feeds are probably filling up with shots of pristine alpine lakes, breathtaking summits, and gorgeous old-growth forests. There your friends are, posing with a vast expanse of emptiness behind them. Just outside the frame, though, teeming hordes of others are also trying to pretend they're the only ones in the wild.


Is social media ruining the outdoors? We asked Jay Shields, Chief Ranger at Olympic National Park, and Kindra Ramos, director of communications and outreach at the Washington Trails Association.

After graduating 8th grade history, you might not have expected the War of 1812 to be in current discourse. You would, however, have been wrong. The president is justifying the current trade war with U.S. allies by accusing Canada of having burned the White House down. Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Vancouver's Early Edition, joined Bill Radke to explain whether our neighbors to the north are being unfairly accused of arson.

Seattle's landscape hasn't been marred by arson (recently), but a different architectural item is the source of a fight between Attorney General Bob Ferguson and local Native tribes: culverts. The sovereign nations claim that Ferguson is failing to uphold their treaty rights; in response, he's escalated the lawsuit to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Writer Gyasi Ross, who's a member of the Blackfeet Nation, said that in his handling of Native issues Ferguson is no better than Trump. We spoke to Gyasi and Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi, executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, about the culverts, the search for Seattle's new police chief, the recent one-night count, and whether or not they're stunting on social media in the city's parks.