Politics
9:00 am
Tue December 11, 2012

GOP Coalition Takes Control In State Senate

Washington state Democrats won't have sole control of Olympia in the coming legislative session after all. Two Democratic senators announced on Monday that they will caucus with the GOP to give Republicans a 25-24 bipartisan majority in the state senate. We talk with incoming Senate majority leader Rodney Tom of Medina.

Also this hour: Are Americans living the dream and not realizing it? Katy Sewall talks with author Steven Johnson ("Future Perfect") about some of the persistent negative myths about life in the US. We walk through the Experience Music Project’s new Hendrix show with senior curator Jacob McMurray. Plus, Michael Fagin joins us with this week's recommended hike.

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