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Garfield Teacher Jesse Hagopian says rising standards + inadequate education funding means minorities lose. Gerald Hankerson of the Seattle King County NAACP waits to speak.
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Bill Radke speaks with Garfield High School history teacher Jesse Hagopian about a plan for thousands of teachers in the Seattle Public School District to wear Black Lives Matter shirts on Wednesday, October 19

Kara Bernstine, who is homeless, said she knows the Jungle homeless encampment isn't perfectly safe, but it felt safer than other places in the city. Click on this photo to see more images of the Jungle.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

The Jungle has been Seattle’s largest and most persistent homeless camp. Its origins can be traced back to the 1930s.

Earlier this year, about 400 people were living in tents under the three mile stretch of Interstate 5.

The Record: Wednesday, Oct 12th, Full Show

Oct 12, 2016
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Should Seattle let homeless people camp in public spaces? Where? For how long? We'll debate that. 

And find out how Vancouver likes its safe injection site as Seattle and King County consider places where people can use illegal drugs legally. 

And MTV's Real World is back in Seattle after 18 years away. They filmed it this summer -- it premieres tonight - and you'll hear how it turned out.

Bill Radke speaks with Melanie McFarland, TV critic for Salon, about how MTV's Real World franchise has changed since 1997, the last time the cameras came to Seattle. Her report: things have not improved. Real World Seattle: Bad Blood premieres October 12.

Bill Radke speaks with City Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Mike O'Brien about proposed legislation that could allow camping on public lands within the city. 

Karen Finneyfrock gives a contemporary voice to the Statue of Liberty in 'The Newer Colossus.'
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In "The Newer Colossus," Seattle performance poet and novelist Karen Finneyfrock gives voice to one of the most recognizable icons of America's immigrant history: the Statue of Liberty.

She told KUOW's Elizabeth Austen that a childhood visit to the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus' 1883 poem "The New Colossus," which is engraved on the statue's pedestal, form part of the background inspiration for her poem.  

The Record: Tuesday, Oct 11th, full show

Oct 11, 2016
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

Today is the deadline for Jungle residents to leave. City and State Officials are clearing out the homeless encampment under I-5 today. KUOW's growth and development reporter Joshua McNichols was there this morning and tells us what "clearing out the Jungle" means.

Also, why is the National Federation of Republican Women sticking by Donald Trump after his comments about groping women? We talk to Whatcom County's Eileen Sobjack, an officer with the organization, explains their stance.

And Nancy Pearl gives us our weekly reading assignment.

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Bill Radke talks with Dan Ericson, a football coach for Klahowya Secondary School in Silverdale, Washington. In light of four schools forfeiting against the "dangerously large" football team from Everett's Archbishop Murphy High School, Ericson explains that the rules are to blame. He sees a system that penalizes public schools, and harms teens who play all sports. 

Nancy Pearl
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Some books are page turners; other require a little more concentration. Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman that Carol Black's novel "Orphans of the Carnival" is not an easy read, but the effort pays off in the end.

Darrel Sutton, after camping in Seattle's Jungle homeless camp for more than a year, moves with help from Union Gospel Mission workers.
KUOW photo/Joshua McNichols

Homeless outreach workers and crews from the city of Seattle and the state of Washington are sweeping people out of the homeless camp along Interstate 5 known as the Jungle.

Protesters were there to oppose the sweeps. Some said they planned to gather Tuesday night at Mayor Ed Murray’s house on Capitol Hill and offer him food as a peace offering and try to get him to talk about homelessness.

Bill Radke speaks with local author Maria Semple about her two heroines, Bernadette and Eleanor, and what they reveal about her own changing relationship to Seattle.

The Record: Monday, Oct 10th, Full Show

Oct 10, 2016
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New York Times columnist Tim Egan reviews the presidential debate and the state of this election year. Maria Semple talks about her new book, "Today Will Be Different." We'll talk about the importance of Indigenous People's Day. And finally, should a  failed experiment with homeless camping in Portland make its way to Seattle?

Matt Remle drafted the resolution adopted by the Seattle City Council recognizing the ongoing negative consequences of the American Indian boarding schools
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Monday is Seattle's third annual celebration of Indigenous People's Day. We asked members of our local indigenous community to share what it means to them. 

Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.
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Bill Radke speaks with Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Amelia Templeton about Portland's failed experiment to allow homeless individuals to camp on public land. The Seattle City Council is considering a similar proposal. 

Bill Radke speaks with Kyle Murphy and Ellicott Dandy about Initiative 732, which will appear on the November ballot. The initiative would introduce a carbon tax with the goal of reducing carbon emissions.

Murphy is with the Yes on 732 campaign and he wants you to vote for the initiative. Dandy is the economic and environmental justice manager for progressive group OneAmerica, she wants you to vote no.