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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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Bellevue running back Isaiah Gilchrist, left, leaps to avoid a tackle attempt by Eastside Catholic's Noah Failauga during the first half of the Class 3A high school football championship Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Supporters of the Bellevue High School football team are hitting back after an independent investigation found facts about the program breaking recruiting rules. 

news release issued last week indicated that the investigators have found the football program's boosters club paid for football players to attend an alternative private school and that false addresses were used to make out-of-district players eligible for the team. 

File photo: Discarded alcohol containers.
Flickr Photo/Steve Snodgrass (CC-BY-NC-ND)/

Bill Radke speaks with Lisa Daugaard, member of Seattle's Community Police Commission, about the civilian review board's recommendation that the city establish "wet parks" where chronic inebriates can legally drink in public.

A statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.
Flickr Photo/Martin Deutsch CC By-NC-ND-2.0

Washington state and Seattle have a reputation as left-leaning – most recently because of the election of Socialist city council member Kshama Sawant and our adoption of the $15 an hour minimum wage.

But our lefty reputation is older than that. (Exhibit A: statue of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in Fremont.)

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the controversy surrounding a right-to-die law in Canada. They also talk about the start of wildfire season in British Columbia.

Kids play at sunset.
Flickr Photo/Tony Alter (CC BY 2.0)

When Lenore Skenazy’s son was 9, she left him in Bloomingdale’s in New York City. She gave him a Metro card and a $20 bill and said they’d meet at home.

The Record: Tuesday, April 19, Full Show

Apr 19, 2016
Beachgoers in Chelan watch as the wildfire comes over the butte.
Flickr Photo/Ben Brooks (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The weather is radiant. Should you be dancing in the sun or preparing for wildfires?

Also, Washington state Democrats held their legislative district caucuses over the weekend. Were they so chaotic that it's time to dump the caucus?

And why does Massachusetts educate its kids better than we do? Maybe it's our state constitution. Should we change it?

Today's segments:

A plane dumps fire retardant on a ballooning wildfire on Aug. 14.
Flickr Photo/Ben Brooks (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Bill Radke speaks with Trevor McConchie, firefighter with the Department of Natural Resources, about this year's wildfire season and how people can prepare. Find out how to defend and prepare your home for wildfire season.

Sunday's legislative district caucus-goers were not impressed.

Bill Radke speaks with Amanda Saab and Michael Maddux about whether or not the state's Democratic caucus system is working. Saab and Maddux both attended the legislative district caucuses held on Sunday. 

Seattle band Tacocat performs at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon on July 17, 2015.
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Bill Radke speaks with Emily Nokes from Seattle-based feminist punk band Tacocat about their decision to play a concert in Durham, North Carolina, to support the LGBTQ community.

Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam canceled their concerts after North Carolina passed a law that curbed legal protections for gay and transgender citizens.

The Record: Monday, April 18, Full Show

Apr 18, 2016
Todd Bishop and KUOW's Bill Radke geek out over nausea-free virtual reality in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Washington state's premier football program, Bellevue High School, is found to have broken the recruiting rules. Who's to blame and what's the punishment?

Also, we'll tell you about the chat-bots who want to help you talk to your gadgets.

And what is the song that changed your life? We'll put that to some famous musicians, including Dave Grohl.

Tod Marshall is Washington state's new poet laureate.
Courtesy of Amy Sinisterra Photography

Tod Marshall grew up in the Midwest, but Eastern Washington’s high desert is the place that inspires his poetry.

Marshall, the newly appointed Washington state poet laureate, teaches at Gonzaga University in Spokane. He’s an avid outdoorsman, and he spends much of his free time exploring the nearby vast open spaces.

A view from inside a Boeing factory.
Courtesy of Boeing

Kim Malcolm talks to the Wall Street Journal's aerospace reporter Jon Ostrower about the steps Boeing has to take in pursuing a deal with Iran. 

What Song Changed Your Life?

Apr 18, 2016
Bob Boilen, Host of NPR's 'All Songs Considered'
Courtesy of NPR/Maggie Starbard

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Bob Boilen, host and creator of NPR's All Songs Considered, about his new book, "Your Song Changed My Life."

The Record: Thursday, April 14, Full Show

Apr 14, 2016
Sound board studio
KUOW Photo

Amazon's welcoming some homeless families into one of its buildings. We'll talk about why and hear Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's reaction. 

We also visit Central Washington, where Yakima is reeling after five people were shot dead in two weeks. We'll hear how people are trying to figure out a way forward.

And hear the story of one man who has spent four decades resettling refugees in Seattle.

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