The Record

Monday - Friday, noon - 1:00 p.m. on KUOW

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United? Kingdom
3:01 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Seattle-Area Scots React To 'No' Vote

Credit Flickr Photo/@PaulDCocker (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets reactions from Scottish-born locals  Joyce Denton, David McCann and Andrew McDiarmid after the results of Thursday's referendum on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom.

Street Performance
2:51 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Seattle Celebrates 40 Years Of Busking Without Getting Busted

A busker in Pike Place Market.
Flickr Photo/Paul Elliott (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Forty years ago, busking, or playing music in the street for money, became legal in Seattle. Now, it's officially "Busking Week" to celebrate, and KUOW caught up with local musician Josh Philpott as he played guitar downtown.

International Politics
2:50 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Congress Approves Sending Arms To Syrian Opposition

Ross Reynolds talks with Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., about his decision to vote for a measure to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight against the militant Islamic State.

Washington State Fair
2:50 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The History Of The Puyallup Fair (Including Prizes For Hair Pulling)

Flickr Photo/Cheryl Hammond (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Val Dumond, author of "Doin' the Puyallup," about how the Washington State Fair has changed in the last 114 years.

Port Townsend Film Festival
2:49 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

John Sayles: Indie Filmmaking Before Indie Was Hip

Film director John Sayles is in town with his partner in life and film, Maggie Renzi, ahead of the Port Townsend Film Festival. The two spoke with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman about their unique journey in filmmaking.

Sayles traces his interest in filmmaking back to his childhood. His family would head to a drive-in theater for hours of entertainment.

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Sexual Consent
3:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No'?

Protesters at the 2011 Manchester Slut Walk.
Flickr Photo/Ian Pattison (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks with David Ward, an attorney at Legal Voice,  and Mary Ellen Stone, executive director of King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, about a movement to shift sexual consent from "no means no" to "yes means yes." 

3:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Why Coming Clean Is The Best Political Strategy

Ross Reynolds talks with democratic political consultant Christian Sinderman about King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn's confession of a recent DUI and his drinking problem. 

Fraud Prevention
3:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

How Washington Is Working To Protect Workers From Employer Fraud

Ross Reynolds talks with Elizabeth Smith, assistant director of fraud prevention and labor standards at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, about how the state is working to address worker misclassification and other types of wage fraud.

Everybody's Durkan for the Weekend
3:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Jenny Durkan Looks Back At Five Years As US Attorney

Outgoing U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan
Credit KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

Ross Reynolds talks with Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, who announced that she will step down at the end of the month. She looks back at her role in Seattle Police Department reform, preventing cyber crime and shaping state marijuana laws.

Public Health
3:32 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

King County's Homeless Receive Tailored Care At Clinic On Wheels

Dr. Sarah Vanston, the family physician on board, often has to determine creative medical plans for her patients. For instance, she couldn't prescribe a diuretic to a man who didn't have regular access to a safe and clean bathroom.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

About twice a month, King County’s Mobile Medical van comes to Renton. It opens at 4:30, but it’s often slow until closer to 6:30, when the church across the street begins serving hot meals for homeless people.

The inside of this RV has been retrofitted so there’s an exam room, a nurse’s station and a waiting area.  A generator gives off a droning buzz as it powers this efficient little clinic.

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Son Of A Butcher
1:15 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

You May Not Know His Name, But You Know His Music

Marcie Sillman and King-FM music host Dave Beck.
Credit KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

You may not know his name, but you've probably heard his music.

Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony contains some of the catchiest tunes in the classical music repertoire. The Czech-born composer was best known for synthesizing European folk melodies into his music. After an extended stay in New York in the late 1800s, Dvorak incorporated traditional American and African American tunes as well.

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News From Canada
4:42 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

British Columbia's Teacher Strike Nears End

A teacher pickets during the British Columbia teachers' strike.
Credit Flickr Photo/Bryan Jackson (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the tentative deal reached to end British Columbia's longest school strike. In addition, he compares British Columbia's court battle over education to the one in Washington state. 
Digital Culture
3:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

A Year Without Internet: How Unplugging Turns The World On

Credit Flickr Photo/AdamFagen (CC BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman sits down with environment journalist and blogger David Roberts to talk about why he decided to turn off the internet for one year. You can read his story, "Reboot or Die Trying" in the October issue of Outside Magazine.

3:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Should Seattle Take The 'Columbus' Out Of Columbus Day?

The Christopher Columbus statue on Seattle's waterfront had to be removed to repair damages from vandalism.
Flickr Photo/Chris Blakeley (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Kenneth C. Davis, author of "Don't Know Much About History," about the story behind Columbus Day. 

3:21 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

How Nixon's Fall Gave Rise To Reagan

David Hyde talks to author Rick Perlstein about his new book, "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan."