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Caleb Banta-Green is a UW professor and a member of the King County heroin and prescription opiate task force.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington professor Caleb Banta-Green about a report on 2015 drug trends in King County. It finds heroin overdoses have declined from 2014. Banta-Green is a senior research scientist at the UW's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.

Kim Malcolm talks with Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton about why Silicon Valley is wading into presidential politics with an open letter to Donald Trump.

Washington state Republican delegate Eric Minor says he will not be voting for Donald Trump in November.
KUOW Photo/Matt Martin

Pandemonium. That’s what broke out on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Monday as a group of delegates tried to derail Donald Trump’s nomination.

It all came down to rules. Getting delegates to pass the rules set out for the convention is usually a formality. But in Cleveland, there was a rebellion.

The Record: Tuesday, July 19, full show

Jul 19, 2016
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What would you think, if you got pulled over by the police eight times over the years and never got a ticket? Former King County Executive Ron Sims tells us what it's like.

Also, do people who use illicit drugs deserve a safe clean space to shoot up? Some think they do, and they've even got a model in a city park to show you what it looks like. We'll take you there.

And we’ll bring you the moment GOP delegates from Washington tried to derail the Trump train at the Republican National Convention. They failed. 

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Dr. Daudi Abe, professor and historian, at the 'Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop' exhibit at MOHAI, Sept. 2015.
KUOW Photo/Jenna Montgomery

Washington state has one of the toughest laws for convicting police officers who kill civilians, but that wasn't always the case.

Seattle-based historian Dr. Daudi Abe shared the story of Berry Lawson, a 27-year-old African-American waiter who lived at the Mount Fuji Hotel, downtown, in 1938.


Ashley Hempelmann says a safe space to use drugs could've helped her.
KUOW Photo/Kim Malcolm

Kim Malcolm talks with Patricia Sully, coordinator for VOCAL-WA, about why she's advocating for supervised consumption sites for drug users in King County. She says that drug consumption is already happening in your backyard and that these sites aren't meant to encourage drug use, but support people along a continuum of care. 

Former King County Executive Ron Sims speaks at a news conference where he announced that President Barack Obama would nominate him to be deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Seattle.
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I have been stopped eight times by the Seattle Police Department. I wasn't speeding nor did I have an issue with my car.

Four stops occurred in my neighborhood: two on Beacon Hill and one near the intersection of Rainier Avenue and Martin Luther King Way. I was never ticketed but always asked, “Do you live in this neighborhood” or “Where are you going?”

The Record: Thursday, July 14th, Full Show

Jul 14, 2016
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Seattle city council is thinking about new rules to help part-time workers get more predictable schedules. Could a new app out of Seattle be part of the solution? KUOW's investigative reporter John Ryan takes a look at the money behind the flood of initiatives on this November's ballot. And we'll meet a new pastor trying to open up an old, and potentially very uncomfortable conversation with his congregation. That, and much more, on today's Record.

Pastor Drew Yoos is tired of white Christian congregations perpetuating systemic racism.
Flickr Photo/Mars Hill Church (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Drew Yoos is tired of hearing this:

“We’re all a gift from god.”
“Skin color doesn’t matter.”
“Diversity is a gift.”

He’s a pastor in the Bothell-Mill Creek area who believes that many white Christian churches are complicit in perpetuating racism.


A new Seattle-based app helps part-time workers swap shifts.
Brie Ripley

Kim Malcolm speaks with Bloomberg News Tech Reporter Dina Bass about a new Seattle-based app, Shyft. The app is designed to help part-time shift workers trade schedules with other workers. 


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The head of the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild has resigned after saying something on Facebook in the heat of the moment. What was so bad about what he said and why does the police union leader matter?

Your child's school may not be safe in an earthquake. If you were in Oregon, California or British Columbia thinks might be different. We’ll show you why.

And maybe you should take up running. I'm not going to take up running, but maybe other people should. You might be convinced by a distance-running, comic-drawing storyteller. He says his face is a garbage disposal.

The Blerch is a sort of life-coach spirit animal coaxing comic artist Matthew Inman to lace up and go running.
The Oatmeal/Matthew Inman (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running)

Our daily lives can sometimes feel like an overwhelming monster. Some days we beat the monster and we feel on top of the world. Other days, we don't.

Local comic artist and creator of The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman, conjured up what his monster looks like: a creature called “The Blerch” that's constantly chasing after him. The Blerch is a key character in his book, “The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances."


Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a singer who changed the lyrics to the Canadian national anthem to say 'All Lives Matter' at the Major League Baseball All-Star game Tuesday. 


Preschoolers huddle beneath a table at Green Tree Early Learning Center in Seattle, which conducts monthly earthquake drills.
KUOW Photo/Ann Dornfeld

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times reporter Sandi Doughton about why so many Washington state schools are unprepared for a major earthquake.


Seattle Police Department patch.
Facebook Photo/Seattle Police Officers Guild

Bill Radke speaks with The Stranger reporter Ansel Herz about the resignation of the Seattle Police Officers Guild president Ron Smith after a controversial Facebook post about the killing of five police officers in Dallas. 


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