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Microphone in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

We'll give you an update on the oil train derailment and fire along the Columbia River. And then, we'll look at the safety concerns rising form that crash. Also, what does the union gospel mission do when it goes to the Jungle and the homeless people there don't want their gospel. And we talk so much about accommodating Seattle's growth -- but why? Why do we have to grow? What would happen if we said -- stop.

The Record: Thursday, June 2, full show

Jun 2, 2016
Microphone in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

If you rent out your house on Airbnb to a visitor, you're not renting to a local who would like a place to live. Is this a problem we should correct?

Also, a former Microsoft tech visionary stands up in the back of the class and says Mr. NASA, I think you screwed up your asteroid calculation.

And you think 3D is cool? What will you think when you’re inside the movie? That’s what virtual reality promises. 

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Pioneer Square apartment listed at $130/night on Airbnb.
Courtesy of Airbnb

Bill Radke hosts a discussion between Rebecca Saldana, executive director of Puget Sound Sage, and Michelle Acquavella, owner of Sea to Sky Rentals,  about proposed legislation before the Seattle City Council that would tighten the regulations around short term rental websites like Airbnb or VRBO.

Johanna Holden, a San Francisco canvasser.
Courtesy of Raja Shah

So you're walking down the street, and you see one of those people with a clipboard and they try and lure you to help them with their virtuous cause.

What do you do? Do you feel guilty? Annoyed? Do you talk to them, or do you just keep walking?

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset pictured in 2013.
Flickr Photo/Sergey Galyonkin (CC BY SA 2.0)/

Ross Reynolds interviews Sandy Cioffi, curator of the virtual reality festival SIFFX, within the Seattle International Film Festival. Cioffi describes the unique ability of VR productions to evoke empathy and emotion and explains how people who don't attend the festival can experience VR for themselves.

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the growing number of homeless people in Vancouver, B.C. and what the city is doing to solve the issue. 

Dr. Bob Hughes of Seattle University and Yoshiko Harden of Seattle Central. Hughes and Harden were meeting at a Starbucks on Broadway in Seattle when someone came in and unfurled a string of racial slurs and explicitives at Harden.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

So my colleague and I were catching up after not seeing each other for a while.  

She’s just accepted a new position as an administrator at the community college up the street from where I work. I wanted to welcome her to the neighborhood and her new job.  

The Record: Wednesday, June 1, Full Show

Jun 1, 2016
KUOW control room studio
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

How can we improve our homeless shelter system? An idea from San Francisco may help. 

Also, we'll hear about how some people are looking to improve the level of dental health on reservations in Washington.

And why is an environmental group building affordable housing in Seattle? 

The entrance to a homeless shelter on Third Avenue in Seattle.
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

Seattle’s homeless shelters don’t work for some people. They have curfews, you can’t stay with your partner, there’s nowhere for your stuff and most won’t take pets.

It’s a problem for many of Seattle’s homeless. But what if we changed the shelter model to get rid of some of these barriers?

BOSTON TERRIER, 2014 Gouache on cotton 25 x 32 inches
Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

Bill Radke gets recommendations of what art to see in Seattle this June from Jen Graves, art critic for The Stranger. She recommends seeing Time to Take a Walk at Greg Kucera gallery. Graves also recommends 100% Kanekalon at the Northwest African American Museum.

Jeannie Yandel speaks with New York Times reporter Kirk Johnson about a new program bringing dental therapists to the Swinomish reservation in Washington. Dental therapists are currently banned from operating in Washington state. 

Forterra/Florangela Davila

Bill Radke speaks with Gene Duvernoy, president and CEO of Forterra, and Estela Ortega, executive director of El Centro de la Raza, about why their organizations are teaming up to create affordable housing and what building apartments has to do with saving the environment.

The Record: Tuesday, May 31, full show

May 31, 2016
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

If war is hell, why isn't it always wonderful to come home? We'll talk about why we bond during emergencies.

Also, you'll meet a man who's not ready to leave behind the devastating Oso landslide

And what does a 50 year old TV show have to do with today's Seattle?

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Nancy Pearl
KUOW Photo

Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about Katie Roiphe's "The Violet Hour."

Ron Thompson, whose home was destroyed in the Oso, Washington, slide, had a full workshop. He continues to carve signs, including these at his new home behind the Oso fire station.
KCTS Photo/Aileen Imperial

Jeannie Yandel speaks with president of the Darrington Historical Society, Scott Morris, who has partnered with a group of students from University of Washington's Master of Library and Information Science program to collect and preserve historical documents and histories from the Oso landslide.