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The Record: Thursday, April 13, Full Show

Apr 13, 2017
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We're talking about plans this hour. First, a plan to keep you away from your cell phone and tablet while you're driving. Also, plans for finding some sunshine in Washington state — where to go and how long it'll take. And a plan to figure out funding for arts in King County. We thought one plan was dead but now it's not so. All coming up on The Record.

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Jeannie Yandel speaks with KUOW's Morning Edition host Emily Fox about a question she is trying to answer as part of our Local Wonder series. The question was posted by listener Tom Donnelly. He asked, "How far and in what direction do you have to travel away from Seattle to get a full day of sunshine?" Yandel also speaks with State Climatologist Nick Bond about where to find sunshine in the state.

Jeannie Yandel speaks with KUOW's arts and culture reporter Marcie Silman about a proposed tax that would benefit the arts in King County. 

Are you a fan or a superfan?

Apr 13, 2017

Jeannie Yandel talks with Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Aaron Glazer about what it takes to be a superfan. Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Aaron Glazer are co-authors of the book "Superfandom: How our Obsessions Are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are."

Jeff Bezos speaks at the Apollo rocket engine unveiling at The Museum of Flight, showing the injector plate from an F-1 rocket used on Apollo 12.
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Jeannie Yandel talks to Alan Boyle of Geekwire about the possibility of taking a hybrid, electric plane for short regional trips and Jeff Bezos' dream of people in space. 

The Record: Wednesday, April 12, Full Show

Apr 12, 2017

Mayor Ed Murray's attorney Robert Sulkin argues that a physical exam of the mayor proves that accusations of sexual assault against him are false, which means the lawsuit against the mayor must be dropped. We'll talk with one of the reporters who broke the story.

Also, we imagine a future where small, hybrid electric airplanes fly you to Cannon Beach and Bellingham; the government fills out our tax returns for you; and Jeff Bezos sends you up into space just because he really really wants to.  

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Bill Radke speaks with KEXP DJ Sharlese Metcalf. She hosts the local music show Audioasis on Saturday evenings. She came in to KUOW to talk about three bands she thinks you should know.

Songs mentioned: Falon Sierra "Expectations," Haley Heynderickx "Ride A Pack of Bees," Baywitch "Technopagan"

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Jeannie Yandel talks with ProPublica senior reporting fellow Jessica Huseman about the prefilled tax filing system and why we don't have this system in the United States.

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Bill Radke speaks with Ramilya Salem and Yunus Alhobane, two students at Edmonds Community College. Three years ago, they came to America for a 10-month high school exchange program through the state department.

Then, a civil war broke out in their home country of Yemen. It was too dangerous for them to go home, so the State Department extended their stay.

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Jeannie Yandel talks to Kate Starbird about her research on how "false flag" rumors are spread on Twitter after a crisis and how they connect with "alternative" media sources, including Russian-funded media.

The Record: Tuesday, April 11, Full Show

Apr 11, 2017
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Fake news. You know it when you see it, right? You'd never fall for it and you'd certainly never share it. We'll talk with a UW researcher who found most of us get tricked by fake news stories even if we don't realize it. But that's not the really scary part — it's where those stories come from.

Also, the video of a man getting dragged off a United Express flight has led to calls for a United boycott and prompted a defense of the United staff from the airline. We'll talk about what you're really entitled to when you buy an airline ticket. Spoiler alert: not much.

And we'll talk about the places in Seattle that have disappeared and why those places might best be considered ghosts. 

Jeannie Yandel talks with travel writer Harriet Baskas about what airlines can and cannot do when flights are overbooked. Baskas blogs at Stuck at the Airport.

Jeannie Yandel talks with "Feminist Fight Club" author Jessica Bennett and Harvard Business School doctoral candidate Lizzie Baily Wolf about why getting upset at work is so risky, and Wolf's new research finding co-workers are more tolerant of outward emotion if it's framed as passion for the work. 

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Murray joined Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in announcing Inslee's executive order to fight the rising abuse of opioids in Washington state.
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Jeannie Yandel talks to Seattle attorney Michael Pfau about the lawsuit filed against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last week. He explains what happens now as the legal case proceeds and how it might be prosecuted and defended.

Pfau has tried sexual abuse cases against the Catholic Church, the State of Washington, the Boy Scouts of America and others.  

The Record: Monday, April 10, Full Show

Apr 10, 2017
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The Seattle Seahawks and the rest of the NFL  has a problem with prescription painkillers. Doctors and trainers give them too easily and too often just to get players on the field. That's the subject of a lawsuit from a former Seahawk. 

Also, we'll walk through the legal issues surrounding the sex abuse case against Mayor Ed Murray.

And a federal immigration program designed to create jobs and increase development also lacks oversight - which has meant both immigrants trying to come to the Northwest and towns that need jobs and infrastructure have been misled and possibly defrauded.

All that and more coming up on the Record.