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Bill Radke talks to Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about the American Health Care Act and how it will affect the way people are insured. 

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Bill Radke talks to Senator Patty Murray about the House Republican's American Health Care Act that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

The Record: Tuesday, Mar 14, Full Show

Mar 14, 2017
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Do you ever get sick? Do you pay taxes? Then you have a stake in our top story. The American Health Care Act is the Republicans' plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act. It might pass the House, but the vote would be extremely tight in the Senate.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is the ranking member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She said the American Health Care Act will have a dramatic impact on families in Washington.

And we finally have a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Republican health care plan. The CBO finds this plan would cause 14 million people to lose health insurance next year, rising to 24 million after 10 years. We’ll speak with Mary Agnes Carey, a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about how reliable that prediction is. 


Bill Radke talks with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about his plans for a five-year, $275 million property tax levy to pay for additional homeless services, and we open up the phones to take your questions for the mayor.

The Record: Monday, Mar 13, Full Show

Mar 13, 2017
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It's been more than a year since Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared homelessness an emergency. Now he's asking for more money: a new tax on the city's property owners. What would that money buy and is it money well spent? The mayor answered that question and others today on The Record

And in late January, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning entry to the United States from seven majority Muslim countries. Just 12 days later, the Seattle Symphony performed "Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven." The concert featured music by composers from those countries listed in the order. Ludovic Morlot is music director for the Seattle Symphony. He says the idea for the concert came from the musicians in the symphony. 

Johna Thomson attends a meeting hosted by KUOW to talk about the development that is coming to Black Diamond, Washington.
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Bill Radke speaks with Black Diamond resident Johna Thomson about a planned development that will quadruple the size of her town and why she thinks Black Diamond should stop fighting over the development and start focusing on getting the most out of it.

The Record: Thursday, March 9, Full Show

Mar 9, 2017
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Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he'll continue to press the legal case against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban. KUOW's Ruby de Luna explains the details of the case.

Two transgender teens share why it has never been easy for them to use the bathroom or locker room at school.

And, one local artist thinks others of her kind should be more commercial. 

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Bill Radke talks to Seattle artist Jane Richlovsky about why she wants people to rethink how artist keep their business alive as the city of Seattle grows. 

Her talk "When Artist Get Together They Talk About Real Estate" is available through Humanities Washington. 

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KUOW’s Bill Radke talks with Leyla Gheisar and Fred Anex-Schnauss, two non-binary trans teens in Seattle who, despite state protections, still struggle with bathrooms. They also point out racism within the trans community here.

I was involved in school athletics, which meant every day I was changing at school …

Fred: The nurse's office bathroom was the one that I was told that I was allowed to use. And that meant walking through the nurse's office often when they were with a patient, going in there to use the bathroom.

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Bill Radke talks to A.C. Thompson, investigative reporter at ProPublica, about how hate crimes are tracked in the country.

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Bill Radke and Elizabeth Austen mark International Women's Day with a conversation about a poem that echoes across 150 years of activism.

Seattle civic poet Claudia Castro Luna performs Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman?" It's based on a speech Truth gave at a women's rights convention in 1851. Castro Luna responds with a poem of her own reflecting her perspective as an immigrant from El Salvador in "Am I Not An Immigrant?"  

The Record: Wednesday, Mar 8, Full Show

Mar 8, 2017
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Are we seeing more hate crimes this year in our state and our country? That's hard to say because you'd be surprised how hard we make it to report and track hate crimes.

Also this hour, we'll tell you stories about one of Washington's longest serving state representatives. Seattle's Helen Sommers died yesterday.

And in honor of International Women's Day, Seattle's civic poet recalls Sojourner Truth with a live performance that you'll hear this hour on KUOW.

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Bill Radke speaks with U.S. Representative Denny Heck (Wash.-Dist. 10) about his former colleague in the state legislature Helen Sommers, who died Tuesday at the age of 84. Sommers spent 36 years in the state legislature representing Queen Anne and Magnolia.

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Bill Radke talks with professor Philip Fernbach, co-author of the new book "The Knowledge Illusion," about how people don't know nearly as much as they claim, whether it's about politics, science or even how a toilet works. Fernbach has found that we as a species share knowledge, which both helps society as well as gives us a self-inflated sense of how much we actually know. This is one reason, he says, that we may want to be a little more humble next time we think about starting an argument

The Record: Tuesday, March 7, Full Show

Mar 7, 2017
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When news broke yesterday of a new travel ban from President Trump everyone wanted to know will Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson challenge that ban in court too. We talk to him directly about the issue.

Also, we'll learn the connection between the way a toilet works and the proliferation of fake news over facts.

And what can Democratic activists learn from the strategies of the Tea Party? We'll talk with the head of the left-leaning Indivisible and the director of the Tea Party Express.