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The Record: Wednesday, Dec 21, Full Show

Dec 21, 2016
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A hand-embroidered story that was 54 words long was all anyone knew of a slave named Rose, her daughter Ashley, and their ancestor Ruth Middleton. We'll talk to a Central Washington University professor who says he wanted to do right by those women by spending more than a year trying to uncover who they were.

 Also  kayaktavists, if you're listening - you might've helped push President Obama to invoke a 60-year-old law to protect parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Coast from oil companies. 

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Seattle P-I reporter Levi Pulkkinen about his story that looked into the treatment of mentally ill inmates in Washington state jails.  

Shell Oil's Polar Pioneer sits at anchor aboard the Blue Marlin in Port Angeles.
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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a move by President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make oil and gas development off limits in Arctic waters.

Jeannie Yandel talks with Jessica Bennett, author of "Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual For A Sexist Workplace," about dealing with sexism at work, and why men need to be members of the Feminist Fight Club, too. 

The Record: Tuesday, Dec 20, Full Show

Dec 20, 2016
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By now, we know who won the popular vote for President. And we know who won the Electoral vote for President. We also know  it's not the same person. So does that mean it's time to ditch the Electoral College? 

Also, how do you deal with sexism at work? If you're writer Jessica Bennett, you start a secret group with other women, develop a whole bunch of battle strategies, and then write a manual called "Feminist Fight Club."

And Long Beach, Washington's proximity to the ocean makes it a beautiful place and a very dangerous place if a tsunami hits. We'll learn how officials are trying to keep Long Beach residents safe by bringing the high ground to them.

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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Kirby Wilbur and John Nichols about whether or not the Electoral College should be abolished. Wilbur is the former chair of the Washington state Republican party and a host on KVI talk radio. Nichols is the national affairs correspondent for The Nation. 

Suzanne Gwynn

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Suzanne Gwynn about her idea to create the Ladybug House. Gwynn has been a nurse for 33 years, working mostly with children here in Seattle. She says hospitals do a great job at providing medicine and treatment. But for terminally ill kids, there comes a time when medicine can no longer help. And for a long time, Gwynn had an idea to make end of life care for kids better: a hospice just for them and their families.

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David Byrne, rock star with the Talking Heads and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, knew the stories of Imelda Marcos's thousands of pairs of shoes. But when he wrote a musical play about her life he left out the fact most people know about Marcos. Why did he chose her as the subject of his play?

The Record: Monday, Dec 19th, Full Show

Dec 19, 2016
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Today Washington's 12 electors cast their ballots for president. We'll take a look at the process. And a local woman with family in the Syrian city of Aleppo talks about what they're going through and how she's trying to help from here. And  Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton tells us how Trumponomics might affect our economy.

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Musician Adra Boo is sticking it out in Seattle, but Jennifer Peterson has decided to leave the city for Mexico.
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Bill Radke speaks with Jennifer Peterson and Adra Boo, two women of color, about Peterson's decision to leave Seattle (and the United States) and Boo's decision to stay. 

Rita Zawaideh of Salaam Cultural Museum
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Bill Radke talks with Rita Zawaideh, who runs the humanitarian nonprofit Salaam Cultural Museum in Seattle, about the current struggles of Syrian people in Aleppo. 

Patricia Murphy speaks with Seattle Times economics columnist John Talton about how President-elect Donald Trump's economic polices will affect the Puget Sound region. 

Bill Radke sits down with local author Maria Semple, author of "Where's You Go, Bernadette?" and the new "Today Will Be Different." Semple discusses the idea of "the helpless traveler," a theory that when on vacation, you choose to either take charge or do absolutely nothing. 

The Record: Thursday, Dec 15, Full Show

Dec 15, 2016
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You asked, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray answered questions on immigration, homelessness and a new sports arena. 

Also, are you traveling for the holidays? Seattle author Maria Semple tells us about the competent traveler and the helpless traveler and how you're both. 

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in the KUOW studios.
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about current issues facing the city including being a sanctuary city for immigrants, tackling a West Coast homeless problem, ensuring affordable housing, preserving the culture in neighborhoods facing rapid gentrification  and bringing a new sports team (and arena) to the city.