The Record

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Bill Radke speaks with music journalist Charles Cross about the newly released lineup for Bumbershoot 2016. Whether you love or hate this year's lineup, Cross says Seattleites should be thankful for this music festival. 

Bill Radke talks to The Seattle Times transportation reporter Mike Lindblom about the mass transit proposal Sound Transit 3 and how the plan will reach residents in Everett. 

Bill Radke talks with (Tacoma) News Tribune reporter Debbie Cafazzo about the presence of lead in the drinking water at six schools in the Tacoma School District. Radke also talks with Tacoma resident Elizabeth Rudge. Her home is one of 1,700 that may have lead in the water supply.

Is it a problem when white chefs cook other people’s food?

Apr 26, 2016
Angela Garbes, food writer at The Stranger.
Courtesy of Angela Garbes

When you go to a restaurant that touts itself as Korean, French, Mexican or Italian—it’s hard to know exactly what that means. And you might accidentally be stepping into murky food politics by going to one. How? If the chef is white and making money off the cuisine of people of color.

Bill Radke talks with longtime Seattle sports anchor Tony Ventrella about his campaign to unseat six-term Republican Congressman Dave Reichert.

Lisa Hallett holding a photo of her husband John
KUOW Photo/Kate Walters

Mile one: “Oh my God, the babies didn’t stop crying for the last hour and a half.”

Mile two: “I need to buy diapers, what am I going to make for dinner, there’s baby food stuck in the carpet, what am I going to do?”

Mile three and four: “All of a sudden the business and the high energy of that day to day life with young children, it starts to quiet down.”

Mile five: “It’s just quiet, there’s nothing.”

Mile six: “Oh shit, my husband died.”

The Record: Monday, April 25, full show

Apr 25, 2016
Microphone in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

We get the latest on whether there is lead in your drinking water or not.

Also, we'll meet a woman whose soldier husband was killed in Afghanistan. She didn't have the option of falling apart, she had little children to care for. So she found a way to grieve and move forward.

And, when is it OK for a white chef to get rich and famous cooking the food of another culture?

water sink tap
Flickr Photo/Alena Navarro-Whyte (CC BY ND 2.0)/https://flic.kr/p/asF1o

People in Tacoma, Washington still don't know how bad their lead problem is.

The city says 1,700 Tacoma households and small businesses could be at risk. But it's unknown how many of those customers have high lead levels in their water.

The Record: Thursday, April 21, Full Show

Apr 21, 2016
Microphone in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Today on The Record you'll hear a tribute to Prince from a Seattle writer and self-described black weirdo. Also, we'll explore the flap over a proposed new mosque in Mukilteo. And we talk to the Seattle-based author of "Weed: A User's Guide."

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Employees at Ike's Pot Shop in Seattle's Central District sell marijuana products on their opening day, Sept. 30, 2014.
KUOW Photo/Posey Gruener

When writer David Schmader was approached to write a book about marijuana, he laid down these rules: No cartoon pot leaves, no stoner puns and no forwards by Tommy Chong.

Harriet Tubman, 1911.
Public Domain

Bill Radke speaks with Ijeoma Oluo about her article in The Guardian in which she argues against placing Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.  She also shares her reaction to the news that Prince passed away Thursday at the age of 57. 

Can the funky spirit of the University District survive development?
Flickr Photo/Java Colleen (CC BY NC ND 2.0)/https://flic.kr/p/9tQL6m

Bill Radke speaks with Margaret O'Mara and Taso Lagos about what development in the University District, and Seattle as a whole, should look like. O'Mara was part of the group that created the University District Strategic Plan. Lagos' family ran the Continental restaurant on University Way for 40 years. 

Washington state auditor Troy Kelley arrives at the federal courthouse in Tacoma, Wash., for a hearing Monday, May 11, 2015.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Bill Radke talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the federal trial of State Auditor Troy Kelley. He's charged with 15 counts, including fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

Jeannie Yandel talks to Mukilteo's Mayor Jennifer Gregerson about the reaction to a proposal to build a mosque in the city. 

Washington state loves Bernie Sanders. But after yesterday's New York defeat, is it time to let Bernie go? We'll have that debate.

Speaking of a Democratic socialist, is Seattle as progressive as we think we are? You'll learn about the story of our lefty reputation.

And how much of the Bellevue High School football investigation is about improper recruiting and how much is it about race?

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