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Bill Radke talks with Bellevue City Council member Kevin Wallace about homelessness in Bellevue.

Jeannie Yandel talks with Jaimee Garbacik, author of Ghosts of Seattle Past, about how quickly the city is changing, and why it's important to remember the spaces and places that people love and miss.

Jacque Larrainzar, one of the first people from Mexico to be granted asylum in the United States based on her sexuality.
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Bill Radke talks to Jacque Larrainzar, one of the first people from Mexico to be granted asylum in the United States based on her sexuality. She left Mexico for Seattle in the late 1990s and nearly 20 years later was tasked with helping the Seattle Counseling Services conduct a survey of Seattle's LGBTQ refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers to better understand the needs of their community. 

The Record: Thursday, April 27, Full Show

Apr 27, 2017
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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has called for a peaceful shutdown of the airport and freeways on Monday — May Day. The Washington State Patrol says that's irresponsible. Sawant will joins us.

And President Trump is reviewing national monuments, including two in Washington state. What are the pros and cons of rolling back some government protected areas?

And we'll talk with the NPR editor who's tracking Trump's many conflicts of interest.

San Juan Islands National Monument
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Bill Radke speaks with the New York Times Seattle bureau chief Kirk Johnson about the latest executive order from President Donald Trump to review national monuments created in the past 20 years. There are two of those monuments here in Washington: the San Juan Islands National Monument and the Hanford Reach National Monument. 

David Callahan is founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, a digital media site and his new book is "The Givers: Money, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age."
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Billionaire philanthropists like Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Steve Ballmer are doing a lot to change the world.

Often it's for the better. But billionaire philanthropy can also be a threat to democracy. That's the case author and philanthropy expert David Callahan makes.

Nordstrom's flagship store in Downtown Seattle
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Bill Radke talks to Cal McAllister, co-founder and executive creative director of The Wexley School For Girls, about Nordstrom's expensive, faux mud-caked jeans. 

The Record: Wednesday, April 26, Full Show

Apr 26, 2017
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Seattle can still be a sanctuary city despite President Trump's funding threat. That's thanks to a federal judge's ruling. We'll find out what Trump is doing with immigration overall.

And a Bellevue City Council member said he wants to keep the Seattle scourge of homelessness away from his city. He'll tell you what he means by that.

And Nordstrom is selling jeans pre-caked with mud for $425. Was this a retail fail or a win because I'm talking about Nordstrom right now?

Bill Radke speaks with Wes Hurley, co-director of the award-winning autobiographical documentary short Little Potato. Hurley explains the hardships of growing up gay in Russia and the mysterious Channel 3 which began broadcasting American films, giving his family hope as they struggled to make it to America. He also discusses the culture shock of moving from Vladivostok to Seattle in the late 90s. 

Bill Radke speaks with state Senator Phil Fortunato about his new bill which would allow Washington state counties to redefine their borders. Fortunato's bill is especially aimed at King County, where he thinks ideas like minimum wage and safe consumption sites are problems that originate from Seattle and shouldn't be allowed to affect the rest of King County. The senator feels places like Renton and Kent would be in better shape if they were allowed to cleave off from the city. 

Bill Radke talks with David Bowling and Derek Wentorf about homelessness in East King County. David Bowling is executive director of Congregations for the Homeless. Derek Wentorf is director of Homeless Youth Services at Friends of Youth.

The Record: Tuesday, April 25, Full Show

Apr 25, 2017
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Californians talk about seceding from the USA. What if King County spun off Seattle? We'll talk to a state senator who doesn't think Auburn should have to pay for Seattle's foolishness.

Also, Garfield High School is accused of breaking the rules to recruit football players. We'll talk to the reporter who broke the story.

And you'll meet Seattle filmmaker from Vladivostok who was inspired by a secret TV channel where Russian voice actors made Hollywood come alive.

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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times education reporter Claudia Rowe about an investigation into improper recruitment practices by the Garfield High School football team. Rowe reports on two teens from Texas who were brought up to play football for Garfield but given little support and sent back to Texas after the football season was over. 

Bill Radke talks to Jake Beattie, the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center, about the recent incident where a boat ran into a gray whale. Beattie explains why boat may mistakenly run into whales, how often it happens and what could have prevented this crash.  

Seattle writer Ijeoma Oluo
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Bill Radke talks to Ijeoma Oluo, local writer and editor at large of The Establishment, about her interview with Rachel Dolezal for The Stranger and why Oluo hopes it will be the last conversation she has on the topic. 

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