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The Week's Other Leadership Contest: China

Nov 6, 2012

President Barack Obama, right, meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the APEC Summit in Honolulu in 2011.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

The US presidential election is not the only major leadership contest happening in the world this week. On Thursday, China's Communist Party convenes to pick a successor to President Hu Jintao. Vice President Xi Jinping is expected to succeed him as all but leader of the country's military. University of Washington China scholar David Bachman joins us to discuss the changing Chinese government.

Also this hour, Weekday green thumbs Marty Wingate, Willi Galloway and Greg Rabourn join us to answer your flower, vegetable and native plant questions. Need guidance for your garden? Call us at 206.543.5869 or email

Plus, why are so many podcasts hosted by comedians? Weekday producer Katy Sewall sits down with comedian Greg Fitzsimmons to get the inside scoop.