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Bill Radke talks to Kathleen Flinn, cook and author of "The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry," and Naomi Tomky, food and travel writer, about the pros and cons of the meal kit delivery service industry. 

The Record: Monday, July 24, Full Show

Jul 24, 2017
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Kids are chasing the dream of being pro athletes, by hiding behind a law for homeless students. That's how a former Seattle high school coach describes what he sees as an abuse of school athletics.

Also, King County might let people use heroin and other illegal drugs under medical supervision. Would this help addicts or hurt them?

And Amazon is now in the Blue Apron business where recipes and ingredients show up at your door. We'll ask how well these services work.

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Bill Radke speaks with Seatle Times staff reporter Claudia Rowe about her investigation into how football and basketball teams at Seattle Public Schools use a law to protect homeless students as a way to get around eligibility requirements for student athletes.

Bill Radke speaks with Republican state Representative Morgan Irwin and former police chief Norm Stamper about safe injection sites. An initiative may be on the ballot this fall to ban safe injection sites in King County.

Bill Radke speaks with Vox.com senior policy correspondent Sarah Kliff about single payer health care. Kliff explains the political and practical roadblocks to adopting single payer, as well as who the system would likely benefit or hurt. She also discusses the future of the current bills and what President Trump may truly want for health care in the country.

The Record: Thursday, July 20, Full Show

Jul 20, 2017
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If you don't listen to this episode of The Record, you could get pulled over this weekend and not know why. The state distracted driving law changes on Sunday. We'll tell you what you can and can't do with your phone, and your french fries and your coffee in the car.

Also, could this whole health care mess be solved with a single payer system? What are the pros and cons of single payer and what are the odds it happens in America?

And has Seattle's population boom ruined our wilderness?

Hiking a trail off Snoqualmie Pass. But we're not telling you where, because the photographer wants to keep it to herself.
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Bill Radke speaks with Fitz Cahall, host of the podcast The Dirtbag Dairies, and  Jill Simmons, executive director of the Washington Trails Association, about the impact that our region's growing population is having on hiking trails around Washington. 

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Bill Radke talks to Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess and president of the Seattle Police Union Kevin Stuckey about how contract negotiations are affecting the progress of police reform. The union claims that they are being steamrolled while the city contends the union is being selfish.  

Woodland Park Zoo

Vip the gorilla needed emergency hernia surgery. Dr. Andrew S. Wright explains his process, from inspecting Vip in the smelly gorilla enclosure to hurrying away as Vip woke up from his anesthesia.

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As Seattle tries to improve its police department, who is getting mistreated? The officers union says the city is steam rolling the union bargaining process. Some city leaders say the police are being stubborn and selfish. We'll have that debate.

Also have you heard about Alexa -- the Amazon Echo -- deciding on its own to call the police? The media have reported it but that doesn't mean  it really happens. We'll tell you what can happen with Alexa.

And  you're going to find out what it's like to perform hernia surgery on a gorilla. 

Mute button on an Amazon Echo
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Bill Radke speaks with WIRED senior writer Emily Dreyfuss about her article that asks the question if Amazon's Echo should be able to call the police and what implications that could have on our privacy. 

The Record: Tuesday, July 18, Full Show

Jul 18, 2017
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Mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver is calling on Ed Murray to resign over sexual abuse allegations that Murray denies.

Also, bike share is back. After the old Pronto bike share collapsed, two companies are putting different wheels on the ground. We'll show you how the new bikes are not like the old bikes.

And Microsoft has a new app called seeing AI, as in artificial intelligence. It lets you use your phone not just to photograph people, but to identify their ages and moods. Useful, creepy or both? 

Courtesy of LimeBike and Spin

Bill Radke speaks with Gabriel Scheer, director of strategic development for LimeBike, and Derrick Ko, co-founder and CEO of Spin. These two bike share companies launched in Seattle this week.

Up until now, when we talk about Seattle and bike share, we talk about it failing. We already tried that and it didn't work.

Workers and labor activists demonstrate outside the U.S. District Courthouse in support of the city's $15 an hour minimum wage
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Bill Radke talks to Paul Basken, science policy reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, about how we should consume news that reports on scientific research. 

What will a post email world look like?

Jul 18, 2017
Then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, hugs his son Donald Trump Jr. during a rally at Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
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Bill Radke speaks with Farhad Manjoo, NY Times tech columnist, and Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute, about the frustrations and alternatives to emails.

They discuss how the blowback from Donald Trump Jr.'s recent email controversy highlights the problems with email. They also discuss what could replace email and how much (or little) people value the privacy of their digital communications. 

Bill Radke talks with poet, attorney, activist (and boxer) Nikkita Oliver about her run for Seattle mayor.

Alice in Chains at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario, September 18, 2010. Alice In Chains' music is being considered for the musical Seattle Repertory Theatre is commissioning
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Bill Radke talks to Sean Nelson and Gretta Harley about the idea of a grunge musical. The Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned an original musical that features the music and story of Seattle's 1990s music scene. Nelson is editor at large for The Stranger and Harley is a Seattle musician who co-wrote the rock music play, "These Streets," which ran at ACT in 2013.

The Record: Monday, July 17, Full Show

Jul 17, 2017
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Mayor Ed Murray is still denying allegations of sexually abusing minors. The Seattle Times reported yesterday that a child-welfare investigator believed that Murray sexually abused his foster son in the 80s. We'll get a reaction from the candidate that Murray has endorsed for mayor, Jenny Durkan. She is in our studio to tell you why she should be next to lead the city.

Also, the Seattle Rep is planning a musical about the Seattle grunge scene. Does that sound like a perfect marriage or maybe a dramatic disaster?

And you can do better than Donald Trump Jr? How to use email and what you should use instead of email.

Mayor Ed Murray at a press conference in the University District in September 2016.
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Bill Radke speaks with KUOW reporter Kate Walters about the latest developments in the allegations that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son back in the 1980s. An article from the Seattle Times published a report from a child-welfare investigator which stated that Murray had been abusive to his foster son.

Bill Radke talks with former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan about her run for Seattle mayor.

The Record: Thursday, July 13, Full Show

Jul 13, 2017
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You've told us the biggest problems this city has: the cost of housing and rising homelessness. Mayor candidate and state Senator Bob Hasegawa says he's got a fix: A public bank.

Also, we know homelessness doesn't stop at the Seattle city limits. We'll meet a woman who lived in her car in Bremerton and talk about laws that can make homelessness a criminal act.

And I have a lot of questions for all our guests this hour but probably not the 36 questions one scientist recommends you use to fall in love with someone. 

Bill Radke talks with state senator Bob Hasegawa about his run for Seattle mayor.

Bill Radke speaks with Mary Mann, author of "Yawn: Adventures in Boredom." Mann discusses her research into why we get bored, the good that can come out of boredom and some of the ways people have tried to fight boredom through the years. One of those ways involves a study where people chose to give themselves electric shocks rather than sit silently in a room. 

The Record: Wednesday, July 12, Full Show

Jul 12, 2017
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Remember the fight over what to do with the Alaskan Way Viaduct? Urban planner Cary Moon led the movement to just tear it down, open up the waterfront — no tunnel, no highway. Now, we're building a tunnel  and Moon is running for mayor. You'll meet her again this hour.

Also, is sleeping outside a right? Tacoma's weighing in on this — they just made camping on city property illegal.

And what happens when you get bored? We'll hear an argument for boredom as a motivating force. 

Tacoma, Washington at night
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Bill Radke speaks with Tacoma Deputy Mayor Robert Thoms about why he sponsored legislation to ban tents and camping from all public land in the city of Tacoma. 

Bill Radke talks with urban planner Cary Moon about her run for Seattle mayor.

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My daughter asks me to explain
but my words falter.

Think about the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. The seemingly endless cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Now, if you have kids in your life, think about how you talk to them about war and human suffering.

People pack city hall for a hearing on a proposed income tax
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Bill Radke talks to Seattle resident and software engineer Ashok Chandwaney about why he supports a Seattle income tax that he would eventually need to pay.

Michelle DeLappe, Seattle tax attorney with the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer, says the tax passed by the Seattle City Council is illegal and she would love to help take the case up in court. 

The Record: Tuesday, July 11, Full Show

Jul 11, 2017

Today you'll meet the only candidate for Seattle mayor who's actually done the job before -- Mike McGinn will take your questions.

Also, Seattle government has passed an income tax. Supporters think it's the morally right thing to do. But opponents say they have the moral high ground. We'll try to figure that out.

And should Mariners fans stop yelling at pitcher Felix Hernandez to strike people out? Maybe he just can't do it any more.

Is it time for a change to King's Court?

Jul 11, 2017
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times sports columnist Larry Stone about why he thinks Mariners fans should change the King's Court, a special cheering section at Safeco Field for pitcher Felix Hernandez.  

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