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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. 

Tea Party protesters demostrating in the streets.
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What can President Trump's opponents learn from the Tea party? Bill Radke speaks with Ezra Levin, executive director of Indivisible, a group on the political left that's been organizing protests at the town hall meetings that members of Congress hold, and Taylor Budowich, executive director of the Tea Party Express, about lessons that political groups on the left have learned from the early days of the Tea Party. 

Parents: Be gardeners, not carpenters

Mar 7, 2017
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Bill Radke sits down with child psychologist Alison Gopnik, author of the new book "The Gardener and the Carpenter." Gopnik explains her problems with modern parenting and how to better face the unexpected that comes with raising a child. 

The first Syrian refugees have arrived in Seattle since President Obama announced the U.S. would take at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year.
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Bill Radke talks with KUOW immigration reporter Liz Jones about the potential impact of President Trump's new executive order on immigration. It temporarily bars citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from being issued new visas to enter the United States. The revised order eliminates Iraq from the list of banned countries, and it no longer requires an indefinite ban on Syrians.

The Record: Monday, March 6, Full Show

Mar 6, 2017
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The new Trump travel ban is out today. Washington state successfully challenged the last one. We'll tell you how the new order would work and how our region and state are reacting. Also, Seattle-area tech companies are watching how the Trump administration wants to change visas for skilled foreign workers.

And we'll report on a spike in suicides in Washington state prisons.

The Record: Thursday, March 2, Full Show

Mar 2, 2017
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The Washington Post broke the story of Attorney General Jeff Sessions talking to a Russian when he said he didn't talk to a Russian. A political reporter for the Washington Post tells us what exactly will happen next.

Also, we fight about growth in this region - a lot. Our guest this hour wants you to know, this fight is thousands of years old and it's going to turn out OK.

And we now know how Amazon broke the Internet this week — it was a typo!

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Bill Radke speaks with Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel about the "gathering storm" around President Trump's attorney general. The Post broke the story that AG Jeff Sessions spoke twice with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign, which sounds fishy because Sessions claimed under oath that he didn't have contact with Russian officials.

The Oakpointe development in Black Diamond has already cleared land.
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Bill Radke speaks with Dennis Box, editor of the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, about what he's learned in his years covering the struggle over development in Black Diamond, and why he thinks the story of this small town "goes to the very core of who we are."

"One side is a developer with this vision, it's a remarkable vision, of creating this town. But on the other hand you have a story of people living their lives in a place that they expected to stay one way. And suddenly it's not staying that way," Box said. 

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Bill Radke talks to Todd Bishop, co-founder of the technology news site Geekwire, about the crash that slowed and stopped websites using Amazon's Web Service. 

The Record: Wednesday, March 1, Full Show

Mar 1, 2017
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Republican Congressman Dave Reichert joins us live to tell you which parts of President Trump's plans he supports and opposes.

The president is now calling for a merit based immigration system like Canada has. Vaughn Palmer will tell you what that means.

And Amazon broke the Internet a little bit this week with a cloud computing crash. We'll tell you how concerned you should be.

Brothers Galen and Arthur Emery at KUOW.
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What should you do if a loved one is contemplating killing themselves? It’s a scary thought — and one most people aren’t prepared to answer.

Roxane Gay speaks at TEDWomen2015 - Momentum, May 27-29, 2015, Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, USA.
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“What did you have for breakfast this morning?”

It was a question to set microphone levels, the first question put to Roxane Gay, feminist-writer rock start, at her Seattle hotel room last week. 

“I didn’t have breakfast this morning,” Gay said.

“Did you have coffee or anything to drink?”

“No,” she said. “I had water.”

Crosscut reporter David Kroman.
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Bill Radke speaks with Crosscut city reporter David Kroman about the recent move by the City Council to equip Seattle's officers with body cameras by the end of 2017. Kroman says that multiple groups are concerned about privacy issues, decreased accountability for officers, and the possibility that footage could be used to identify undocumented immigrants. 

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