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Washington Post politics reporter Dave Weigel tells you who it helps and who it hurts when a political candidate can't name a single world leader.

Also, a Seattle writer talks about why it's not a good idea to call kids "a quarter Asian."

And Seattle's most famous defense attorney, John Henry Browne, will tell you what it's like to be in a prison cell with and defend the life of Ted Bundy and other killers.

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Bill Radke sits down with Sharon H. Chang, author of "Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World."

She explains why it's important to study the experiences of mixed race people and how it relates to our broader history of race in this country.

John Henry Browne, attorney for Raymond Fryberg, father of the Washington state teenager who fatally shot four classmates and himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October, 2014.
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle defense attorney John Henry Browne about his career and what it's like defending killers like Ted Bundy. 

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The University of Washington is back in session today. After a year of protests on American campuses, what have protesters accomplished and does it come at the cost of the exchange of ideas?

Also, How To Be A Girl is a new KUOW podcast about raising a transgender child, and really all children who insist on being who they are instead of what we expected.

And you'll meet someone who started a Feminist Fight Club at work. 

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Bill Radke speaks with New York Times columnist Jessica Bennett about her new book, "Feminist Fight Club." The book includes terms like “manterrupters,” “bropropriators,” “himitators” and “menstruhaters.” Bennett says she uses comedy in the book to provide other women with a manual for dealing with sexism in the workplace. 

Bill Radke speaks with local independent podcast producer Marlo Mack about how she came to accept that the child she thought was her son was actually her daughter. Mack, who goes by a pseudonym to protect her child, has joined with KUOW to collaborate on a new season of How To Be A Girl, a podcast about raising a transgender daughter. 

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Bill Radke talks with University of Washington associate professor Margaret O'Mara and former White House press secretary Scott McClellan about what we learned from watching the first presidential debate.

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Two Seattle area experts will analyze last night's presidential debate.

Also, a Seattle Times reporter will tell you what mattered about last night's Washington gubernatorial debate.

And funny writer Dave Barry will do his own version of political analysis.

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Bill Radke talks to Seattle Times political reporter Jim Brunner about the debate between Governor Jay Inslee and his Republican challenger, Bill Bryant, on Monday night. 

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Bill Radke speaks with writer and humorist Dave Barry about what it's like to live in a state that's relevant during presidential elections. While Hillary Clinton will almost certainly get Washington's electoral votes, Florida, per usual, is up for grabs. 

Barry, whose new book is "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland," tells Radke about the origins of Florida's wacky reputation (the 2000 election), what he thinks of Seattle and what we can all learn this election season from Florida's legendary electoral foibles. 

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We'll talk with the mayor of Burlington, the city that witnessed a mass shooting Friday.

Also, the closing of a large Seattle clinic has left thousands of prescription opiate users with no way to get their pain medication.

And why would you want to watch tonight's presidential debate with a drink in one hand and a bingo card in the other?

Bill Radke talks to Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton about how his community is coping after the shooting Friday evening at the Cascade Mall that killed five people. 

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton about why the World Trade Organization is calling Airbus subsidies "unfair," and why it won't have much effect on Washington's Boeing employees.

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times health reporter JoNel Aleccia about the closure of eight locations of the Seattle Pain Center and how the former patients are turning instead to emergency rooms to treat chronic pain. 

The Record: Thursday, Sept 22, Full Show

Sep 22, 2016
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A Seattle native who makes jokes for a living got a diagnosis of terminal cancer. Now what? 

Twenty-five years after the "Nevermind" album, we'll correct some fake history about grunge. 

And the Mariners can make the playoffs if they play the way Felix Hernandez did last night -- as opposed to the way he played the rest of the month.

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