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The Record: Thursday, Dec 1, Full Show

Dec 1, 2016
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A Tacoma Police Officer is dead — as is the man suspected of shooting him. The officer had been called to a house over domestic violence. We'll tell you how officers are trained to deescalate those situations and just how difficult that is.

Also, the student body president of Seattle University comes out as an undocumented immigrant.

And Grammy nominee Brandi Carlile, coming to our studio from her home in Maple Valley, recalls her Pike Place Market busking days and her love for Seattle grunge.

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Three women embrace as they stand at a growing memorial, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Tacoma Police Department headquarters in Tacoma, Wash. A Tacoma Police officer died Wednesday night at a hospital after being shot multiple times earlier in the day.
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Bill Radke talks to King County Sheriff John Urquhart about the details surrounding the shooting death of a Tacoma police officer. The officer was responding to a domestic violence call, the most common calls that lead to an officer's death. Urquhart discusses the particular challenges of domestic violence calls and why they carry such a risk for everyone involved.  

Carlos Rodriguez has come out as undocumented after keeping his immigration status a secret for most of his life
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For most of his life, Carlos Rodriguez had a secret.

But after this year's presidential election, he decided the time for silence was over. So, on November 18, he wrote a letter to his fellow students at Seattle University. 

Brandi Carlile among the music collection at the KUOW studios.
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"I am really upset with Trump voters right now," local legend Brandi Carlile told KUOW’s Bill Radke. "I’m a little concerned as to why they are [Trump supporters], but I am listening."

The Record: Wednesday, Nov 30, Full Show

Nov 30, 2016
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Comedian Hari Kondabulo was a social justice organizer here. Now Donald Trump is president elect, and Hari's coming back to town with a mix of comedy and politics. 

Also, Canada has approved shipping much more oil from the Alberta tar sands through the Salish Sea and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. What kind of fight will ensue?

And when a Seattle skyscraper goes up, first they dig dirt out. Where does it all go? Turns it out it goes full circle. 

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Washington state's delegates are split on Donald Trump's candidacy -- and his rhetoric.
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Bill Radke speaks with Wall Street Journal White House reporter Damian Paletta about Donald Trump's announcement that he'll leave his global business empire. 

An oil tanker and a container ship about to cross paths near Seattle.
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Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a major expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the expansion Tuesday. It could mean a large increase in the number of oil tankers going through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 

Andrew Gomez
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Bill Radke spoke with Andrew Gomez, a Cuban-American who teaches modern Latin American history and U.S. history at the University of Puget Sound. Gomez was visiting family in Miami the day of Fidel Castro's death. He describes how he and his father, a Cuban immigrant, processed the death of the controversial leader and the country's possible future.

The Record: Tuesday, Nov 29, Full Show

Nov 29, 2016
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Why did rural Washington State voters choose Trump? You'll meet a man who's trying to find out. 

Also, Seattle has told the President-elect it will remain a sanctuary city. Now, who's going to promise to be a sanctuary campus? 

And a Seattle oceanographer says scientists need to get brave and learn how to talk about climate change.

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KUOW's Marcie Sillman with book hugger Nancy Pearl.
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Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Ian McEwan's newest book, "Nutshell." You may be familiar with McEwan's novel "Atonement," which was transformed into an award-winning film. 

Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains.
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Bill Radke speaks with University of Washington oceanography professor LuAnne Thompson about a recent blog post she wrote  about why scientist need to be better at communicating their ideas outside of the academic world. She talks about how now after the election of Donald Trump, people need to understand the science behind climate change more than ever.

Crosscut reporter David Kroman.
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Bill Radke speaks with Crosscut reporter David Kroman about why voters in Ritzville, Washington went for Donald Trump. Kroman says their reasons don't follow the post-election narrative about poor, white middle-class voters who are experiencing economic anxiety. 

The Record: Monday, Nov 28, Full Show

Nov 28, 2016
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What does it mean that the huge tax breaks Washington state gave to Boeing have been found illegal? Also, the president of the Redmond mosque that got vandalized will tell you why he's not on high alert yet. And we'll tell you about Canada's oil pipeline debate, a fight that some call Standing Rock North.

Damage to the sign outside the mosque in Redmond.
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Bill Radke speaks with Mahmood Khadeer, president of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, about a sign outside a mosque in Redmond that was damaged in an attack last week. Khadeer shares his reaction to the vandalism and how he wants his community to react to hate. 

Wisconsin election recount a race against time

Nov 28, 2016
The Green Party's Jill Stein
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Bill Radke talks with Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Chuck Quirmbach about the state's scheduled recount for the presidential election. The Green Party's Jill Stein is fighting for a more thorough recount while the state scrambles to make sure its ballots are certified before the looming electoral college vote on December 19.

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