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Rep. Jim McDermott represented the Seattle area for 14 terms.
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Bill Radke talks to former Congressman Jim McDermott about what President Donald Trump can and can't achieve in his first 100 days in office. 

Pramila Jayapal
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Bill Radke talks with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about President Donald Trump's executive actions to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and cut federal funding to sanctuary cities like Seattle.

The Record: Wednesday, Jan 25, Full Show

Jan 25, 2017
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President Trump signed an executive order today to strip funding for so-called sanctuary cities, one that doesn't fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. What does this mean for Seattle and other locally declared sanctuary cities? We'll ask U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

You'll also hear from Jayapal's predecessor, former Congressman Jim McDermott, who is now teaching a University of Washington class about the new president's first 100 days.

And you'll learn about the history of internment camps in World War II America.

Bill Radke talks with Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes about the Dakota Access Pipeline. President Trump signed an executive order to resurrect the pipeline, which was given an indefinite hold in December. Mapes says Trump will face legal obstacles to construct the pipeline and protestors will continue to fight, in court and in person. 

Bill Radke talks to state Senator Mark Miloscia and Kris Nyrop of the Public Defender Association. Senator Miloscia has introduced legislation that would effectively ban safe consumption sites in King County. He argues that a focus on abstinence is the way to curb drug use. Nyrop is a harm reduction specialist who says that focusing on safer, more realistic solutions is how to deal with the epidemic. 

The Record: Tuesday, Jan 24, Full Show

Jan 24, 2017
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Preident Trump signed an Executive Order today clearing the way for the Dakota Access pipeline. Were all those Standing Rock protests for nothing? 

Also Scott McLellan has faced the press for the White House before under George W. Bush. He lives in Seattle now, he'll give you his take on how the Trump administration is dealing with the media.

And should King County give heroin users a safe place to shoot up? We'll have that discussion with two people who visited a safe consumption site in British Columbia and came away with very different conclusions. 

Aneelah Afzali speaking at Womxn March Seattle in Judkins Park
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Bill Radke talks to Aneelah Afzali, executive director of MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Program), about how marchers at Saturday's Womxn March can continue to stay politically and socially involved. Afzali was one of the speakers at the march in Seattle. She has provided an action sheet for those interested in combating Islamophobia

Protesters crowd into the University of Washington's Red Square on Friday, January 20, 2017 during a speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

Bill Radke speaks with Jessie Gamble, president of the College Republicans at the University of Washington, about the fallout of the controversial speech on campus by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. On Friday night, protests on Red Square turned violent. One protester was shot and remains in serious condition. The clash of protesters was a response to the controversial speech by the white nationalist. 

The Record: Monday, Jan 23, Full Show

Jan 23, 2017
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Saturday's Seattle Women's March brought more than hundred thousand people to the streets. But one of the organizers says that wasn't the work. That was just the preparation. So what does a marcher do next? 

Also, a controversial speaker came to the University of Washington. Opponents protested. A man was shot. The woman who invited the speaker will tell you whether it was worth it and why. 

And, we talk to professor Michael Eric Dyson, author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America."

Listen to the full show above or check out a list of our stories. 

Bill Radke talks with Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about why she'll skip the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

The voters who want Trumpcare

Jan 19, 2017

Bill Radke speaks with Seaview resident Nansen Malin about how health insurance motivated her vote for Donald Trump. Rising costs and falling quality led Malin to support the candidate vowing a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. She thinks that the incoming administration is her only hope for relief. 

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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle-based writer Ijeoma Oluo about why she's not attending or speaking at the Womxn's March in Seattle Friday. 

The Record: Thursday, Jan 19, Full Show

Jan 19, 2017
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When Barack Obama began his presidency, Democrats complained that Republicans weren't giving him a chance. Now another new president is being inaugurated and Seattle's new Democratic Congresswoman is skipping it. She'll tell you why. 

Another way to oppose a presidency is to write a song. We'll play you some local protest music and ask whether protest music matters anymore. 

And you'll meet the woman the University of Washington calls its highest risk researcher because she's treating people who want to kill themselves.

Listen to the full show above or check out a list of our stories. 

Does protest music matter anymore?

Jan 19, 2017
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Bill Radke speaks with music critics Charles Cross and Gina Arnold about what makes a good protest song. They also discussed how protest music has changed over the decades. 

Milo Yiannopoulos at LeWeb13 Conference in Central Hall Westminster, London.
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Bill Radke talks to Jessie Gamble, University of Washington student and president of the College Republicans, about why she and the club decided to invite the controversial, self-declared "most fabulous super-villain on the internet" to speak at UW on Inauguration Day.