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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Kendall Jones, from the Washington Beer Blog, and Robyn Schumacher, co-owner and brewer at Stoup Brewing in Ballard, about Washington's longstanding love story with beer. We have more craft beer makers here than any other region in America — 174 of in the Seattle-Tacoma area, according to market researcher Datafiniti. 

Bill Radke talks with Anna King about the collapse of a train tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear reservation. King is a reporter for the Northwest News Network.

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Bill Radke talks to James Skwarok, the Victoria-based school teacher who dressed up as a giant brown poop for 13 years to protest Victoria's lack of a sewage treatment center. They talk about humor in protesting and why he's retiring the character. 

The Record: Wednesday, May 10, Full Show

May 10, 2017
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You don't want to hear the words "nuclear reactor" and "accident," but a tunnel with nuclear waste inside collapsed yesterday at Hanford. We'll tell you why that waste is so hard to seal off and where the next danger might lie.

Also, Seattle is expensive. There's income inequality. Robots are taking our jobs. What to do? Here's an idea. The government could give every American money for nothing, just a minimum amount of money to spend as you please.

And Seattle's first Upstream Music festival is here. They aim to be the new South by Southwest. We'll tell you what will happen there and play you some music.

A conceptual rending of what the Upstream Music Fest will look like.
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Bill Radke speaks with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame DJ Marco Collins about the Upstream Music Festival. The three day festival in Pioneer Square is the brain child of Microsoft's Paul Allen. This is his way of bringing together local technology and local music. Collins is curating his own stage at the festival and shares some of the music he is excited for this weekend. 

Bill Radke talks with Roman Mars and Helen Zaltzman about the history of the term "sanctuary." Mars is the creator of the podcast 99% Invisible and Zaltzman is the creator of the language podcast The Allusionist. 

Bill Radke speaks with Tamara Stenman about the Kent School District's decision to halt a trip to Victoria, B.C. Stenman's daughter had planned to go on the trip but the school board canceled the international trip over concerns about border safety for undocumented students and issues with race and equity.

Radke also speaks with Kent School District spokesman Chris Loftis about why the school decided make this change.

Mackenzie Tolliver and Elisha Edlen, players on the Seattle Majestics.
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Jeannie Yandel speaks with two members of the undefeated women’s tackle football team the Seattle Majestics. Elisha Edlen and Mackenzie Tolliver discuss the difficulties in playing and promoting football for women while being overshadowed by the Seahawks (and the local lingerie football league). They also talk about how far the sport has come in recent years and encouraging signs that more and more women are learning that they too can play tackle football.

The Record: Tuesday, May 9, Full Show

May 9, 2017
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As you may have just heard, Seattle's mayor will not stand for re-election. He says he will stay on through the end of his term. We'll tell you what might be next for Seattle.

The Kent School District has canceled a band and orchestra trip to Victoria, B.C. saying undocumented students can't go because they might not get back across the border and that's not fair. We'll talk with the district and a Kentlake High School parent.

And members of the Seattle Majestics will tell you what it's like to play football in the same city as the Seahawks when you're not the Seahawks and you're not trying to be.

Trump voters see progress, have high hopes

May 8, 2017

Bill Radke speaks with Peter Gigante and Katherine Green, two Trump voters who reflect on his first few months in office. Both Gigante and Green say that they are not 100 percent satisfied with President Trump so far, but see many accomplishments ignored by critics. They also make the case that Trump is aiming for a more moderate, bipartisan government. 

The Record: Monday, May 8, Full Show

May 8, 2017
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Donald Trump said when you're always winning you get bored with winning. I think you'd have to ask Seattle Storm star Sue Bird. She's basically never done anything but win. She'll tell you what that's like because she's live in the studio.

And speaking of the President, some local Trump voters will tell you whether they're still on the Trump train.

Also a McArthur Genius will tell you what we can about the earth itself, specifically the dirt.

Bill Nye, here signing books in New York, says he loves you, Vashon, but you're wrong.
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Bill Nye is back. Netflix is now streaming episodes of “Bill Nye Saves the World,” starring everyone’s favorite bowtie-clad scientist. (And of course, we’re still a bit nostalgic for those olden times when Nye traded in his signature tie for exercise shorts and a cape, all for Seattle’s amusement.)


The Record: Thursday, May 4, Full Record

May 5, 2017
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The Republican-controlled House has passed a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. We'll tell you how this bill might affect people's insurance and how our Congressional members voted.

Also, a new Netflix series takes on teen suicide and a Seattle suicide prevention expert will tell you why this show is terrible and how we can do better.

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Bill Radke talks to Margot Sanger-Katz, The New York Times reporter who covers health care for The Upshot, about the health care bill that passed the House and what happens next. 

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Bill Radke speaks with Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, and his wife Lisa Brown about their new book, "Goldfish Ghost." Handler wrote the story and Brown did the illustrations. And as you might guess from the title, it's a kid's story about a dead goldfish. Handler and Brown discuss the new book, why we don't really want happy endings, and the need for loneliness and bewilderment in our daily lives. 

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