The Record

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Coming up on The Record, 4/24: future of $15 minimum wage, a push for presidential election by popular vote, and the impact of American inequality

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President Obama
4:03 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Revisiting The Last State Of The Union

President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28.
Flickr photo/Muhammad Ghafari

David Hyde talks with David Gergen, former presidential advisor, CNN political analyst and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, about President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address and whether he met his goals for 2013.

Author Interview
1:27 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Exploring Relationships Through Time And Space

Author Ruth Ozeki in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Steve Scher talks with author Ruth Ozeki about her latest novel, "A Tale For The Time Being."

Music
10:50 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Grammys 2014: Big Night For Seattle Musicians

Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore accept the award for best new artist at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
AP Photo/Matt Sayles

David Hyde checks in with NPR pop music correspondent Ann Powers on what Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' big Grammy sweep means for the Northwest music scene.

Word Blitz
4:19 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

5 Football Terms Every Seahawks Fan Should Know

The Legion of Boom bus.
Credit Flickr Photo/Dena Rosko (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Just like learning acronyms at a new workplace, catching on to the Seahawks’ lexicon can be daunting for the uninitiated. Ben Zimmer, linguist and self-described “word nerd,” helps us break down the terms that are flying around as often as a 12th Man flag.

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Health
4:03 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Science Check: Don't Trust Everything You Read

Not all science is solid, says columnist George Johnson.
Flickr Photo/International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Steve Scher talks with New York Times' Raw Data columnist George Johnson about the trouble of irreproducible studies.

Income Inequality
4:03 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Will Raising The Minimum Wage Rescue The Economy?

Jim McTague of Barron's says raising the minimum wage won't solve unemployment and poverty.
Flickr Photo/Tax Credits (CC BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks with Jim McTague, of financial magazine Barron's, about income inequality and why  he says raising the minimum wage is a "crowd-pleaser" solution.

Environment
3:59 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

The Politics Of Microhousing In Seattle

Microhousing offers affordable housing for residents in Seattle, but not without downsides.
Seattle Department of Planning and Development

David Hyde spoke with Publicola's Erica C. Barnett about microhousing, the debate over a possible Seattle City Light surcharge, and other issues facing the city.

Tech News
3:26 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Seattle Tops Denver In 'Startup Bowl'

Seattle area's technology community is much stronger than Colorado, Geekwire's Todd Bishop says.
Flickr Photo/UK Ministry of Defence

Steve Scher compares the strength of the technology communities in Colorado and Seattle with Todd Bishop of Geekwire.

Author Interview
3:19 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

How Politicians Use Racial Coding To Win Elections

Ian Haney Lopez's book "Dog Whistle Politics."

David Hyde talks to University of California, Berkeley, professor Ian Haney Lopez about his book "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class."

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Super Bowl Sides
2:09 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Gambling: It May Be Illegal But 'Everyone Likes To Have A Little Action On The Game'

Sports betting in the U.S. is only legal in Nevada, particularly popular in Las Vegas, but offshore betting and other workarounds mean betting is happening in every state.
Credit Flickr Photo/Baishampayan Ghose (CC BY-SA)

Super Sunday is big business between ticket sales, television revenue and tourism. But a huge amount of money will also be changing hands based on an activity that is largely illegal: sports gambling.

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Author Interview
3:46 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Why Do You Read?

Wendy Lesser's book "Why I Read."

Ross Reynolds speaks with author Wendy Lesser bout her latest book “Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books." Lesser is the founder and editor of the literary magazine the Three Penny Review and the author of eight books of non-fiction and a novel.

Environment
3:41 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Urban Sustainability With Majora Carter

Majora Carter
Credit ced.berkeley.edu

Ross Reynolds speaks with former activist Majora Carter about her work organizing low-income communities around environmental issues.

Childbirth
3:41 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The Mother Of Midwifery

Ina May Gaskin has been dubbed "Mother of Midwifery."
Flickr Photo/TEDxSacramento

Ross Reynolds talks with Ina May Gaskin, the so-dubbed "Mother of Midwifery," about childbirth practices around the world.

Memoir
1:27 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Restaurateur Eddie Huang Talks About Funky Food

Cover of Eddie Huang's memoir, "Fresh off the Boat."
Courtesy/Spiegel & Grau

Eddie Huang stormed through childhood. He fought bigoted kids, defied stereotypes of the "model minority" and partied hard. But he clung to the delights of  his father’s restaurant and the flavors of his mother’s kitchen. Following a stint as a lawyer and a stand-up comic, he returned to his raucous roots, dipped in the flavors of Taiwan, America and the world.

Eddie Huang joins us for a conversation about the first-generation immigrant experience he writes about in his new memoir, “Fresh Off the Boat.”

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Week In Review
1:11 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Richard Sherman Post-NFC Interview, Bertha's Troubles, And Changes At Eastside Catholic School

In Seattle, the Seahawks and Richard Sherman have ruled the headlines in the last week.
Flickr Photo/Mark Samia

A post-NFC championship game interview with Richard Sherman causes controversy. Is Seattle the "bad guy" in the Super Bowl narrative? Plus, Bertha stays stuck, and the Eastside Catholic School president steps down.

We review these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's Knute Berger and The Stranger's Eli Sanders. Plus, we hear from Live Wire host Luke Burbank.

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