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The Record: Tuesday, Feb 14, Full Show

Feb 14, 2017
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To unionize or not to unionize that is the question for workers at the Boeing 787 plant in South Carolina. Its a hugely important debate and highly contentious. Why would you tell stories about your failures? The Vulnerability Collective at the University of Washington says its a way to build resilience. We'll explain why. And in honor of Valentines Day, we look at the history of computerized dating, which actually had its start in the 1960's. That's all on The Record. 

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Bill Radke talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump. 

Is Thunderpussy too offensive to trademark?

Feb 13, 2017

Bill Radke talks to Molly Sides and Leah Julius of the Seattle band Thunderpussy and their struggle to trademark a name that the federal government has deemed too offensive. A case currently in the Supreme Court will determine if their name, among others, will be given trademark status. The members discuss why a trademark is so important, the misconceptions about their name and why they struggle with other names, such as the Washington Redskins, that would also benefit from this ruling.  

The Record: Monday, Feb 13, Full Show

Feb 13, 2017
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Should be able to trademark a name that may be offensive? The Supreme Court will take up this issue that affects a band and others.

Also, President Trump just met with Canada's Prime Minister; our Canada correspondent Vaughn Palmer tells us what happened.

And the Seattle Symphony wins another Grammy. Local companies and workers ponder what more immigration restrictions could mean for our economy. 

What happens when a person decides their gender at birth is not that one they were meant to be? If that person is a child, the question has ramifications for everyone in the family. Marcie Sillman speaks with Laurie Frankel about her new book, "This Is How It Always Is." The novel tells the story of a young transgender girlFrankel talks about the parallels between her own life and the family in the novel.

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Bill Radke talks to Rachel Abrams, New York Times business reporter, about why stores like Nordstrom are rethinking their relationship with Ivanka Trump's clothing line and how consumers and the administration is responding to those decisions. 

The Record: Thursday, Feb 9, Full Show

Feb 9, 2017
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President Trump says Nordstrom treated his daughter unfairly when it dropped her clothing line. But Nordstrom says it wasn't politics, it was just business.

Also, you just know that new Seattle buildings are ugly and soulless — But have you really looked at those buildings or are you too busy getting mad about them?

And Seattle Symphony performs a free concert of music from a certain seven majority Muslim countries.

How can we see a better Seattle?

Feb 9, 2017
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle writer and land use attorney Chuck Wolfe about how people view the cities they live in. Wolfe says people are caught up in either loving or hating the rapid growth that is happening in Seattle. But what should we do about that? His idea: keep an urban diary. Wolfe explains exactly what he means by that in his new book, "Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space."

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Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall has just completed the first half of his two-year term. KUOW's Elizabeth Austen (Marshall's predecessor in the role) checks in with him about what it's like to travel the state talking poetry in a time of political upheaval.

Marshall reads a brand-new, as-yet-untitled poem that wrestles with, among other things, a persistent double-standard of accountability.

Where will Seattle put its $3 billion?

Feb 8, 2017

Bill Radke talks to Seattle Weekly reporter Sara Bernard about the Seattle City Council's decision to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo for their connection to the Dakota Access pipeline and questionable business practices. Bernard explains why the council is focused on placing their money with a bank that they feel is more ethical and how hard that may actually be. 

The Record: Wednesday, Feb 8, Full Show

Feb 8, 2017
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The City of Seattle has dumped Wells Fargo and says it's looking for a more ethical bank. How easy is that search going to be?

Also, construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline could resume today. What else can the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe do to stop it?

And if the USA makes it hard to bring in foreign workers, maybe our tech companies should just move to Canada.

Why Tacoma will not be a sanctuary city

Feb 7, 2017

Bill Radke talks with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland about why she does not want Tacoma to be termed a sanctuary city. 

The Record: Tuesday, Feb 7, Full Show

Feb 7, 2017
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Washington state opposed President Trump's immigration ban for seven majority-Muslim countries. Then a Seattle federal judge agreed with Washington state. Today the case goes to a higher court. We'll tell you what could happen.

Also, the mayor of Tacoma will tell you why hers is not a "sanctuary city."

And a University of Washington professor will tell you how to ferret out BS in numbers and news.

Bill Radke talks with Emily Bazelon about the ongoing court battle over President Trump's immigration and refugee travel ban. Bazelon is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and a senior research scholar at Yale Law School.

Bill Radke talks with Jevin West about a new class at the University of Washington, "Calling Bullshit In the Age of Big Data." West is an assistant professor with the Information School, he is co-teaching the class this spring along with biology professor Carl Bergstrom.

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