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Should Washington abolish the death penalty?

Jan 17, 2017
In this Nov. 20, 2008, file photo, the execution chamber at the Washington State Penitentiary is shown with the witness gallery behind glass at right, in Walla Walla, Wash.
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Bill Radke speaks with State Senator Steve O'Ban and Seattle attorney Jason Rittereiser about the proposal by the attorney general's office to abolish the death penalty in Washington State. 

The Record: Tuesday, Jan 17, Full Show

Jan 17, 2017

There's a proposal to abolish the death penalty in Washington state. We'll ask both sides why our governor and attorney general are making this call.

Also, should the University of Washington College Republicans have invited the self-proclaimed most fabulous super villain on the Internet?

And a University of Washington nutritionist will tell you her struggle with food, a struggle that started in boarding school.

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

Courtesy of Anne McTiernan

Bill Radke speaks with Anne McTiernan about her new memior called, "Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full." McTiernan is a research professor at the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine and a member of the public health sciences division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

City of Marysville

A North Korean soldier looks at the southern side through a pair of binoculars at the border village of Panmunjom, north of Seoul, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003.
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

“It is very likely by the end of Mr. Trump's first term, the North Koreans will be able to reach Seattle.” —Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and NSA.

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that would never happen.

KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Bill Radke talks with attorney Jorge Barón about how the Trump administration could impact undocumented immigrants living in the Puget Sound region. Barón is executive director of the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project

More thoughts from Barón, and four other perspectives on how the incoming administration could impact undocumented immigrants can be found here.

Bill Radke talks with Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker about AEG's pitch to renovate KeyArena, which would potentially lay the groundwork for a new Sonics home. Baker discusses why the company's plans may be more realistic than Chris Hansen's Sodo arena, how traffic will be affected and why it's important to save KeyArena from demolition. 

The Record: Thursday, Jan 12, Full Show

Jan 12, 2017
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To attract the once and future Sonics, Seattle could get a shiny new stadium or we could spruce up old KeyArena. What'll it be?

Also, Seattle is a sanctuary city but that doesn't mean the feds won't deport people. So what do undocumented immigrants do now? 

And if we want to "make America great again," who decides what's great? Republicans? Democrats? God? A Seattle author will make the case for divine providence in American history.

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

Does America have a divine origin?

Jan 12, 2017
Michael Medved speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Bill Radke speaks with conservative talk show host Michael Medved about his new book, "The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic." 

Some Americans believe that President Trump will restore this nation's greatness as God intended it. Medved is not a Trump supporter, but he does believe God has a plan for America. Medved believes the history of the United States is improbable and bizarre, which makes it easier to see where that divine providence guided the nation.

This photo was taken by an undocumented immigrant featured in a KUOW story in July 2014. It was the last photo he took of America before turning around and walking into Mexico.
Courtesy Jorge Lerma

Build a wall.

Increase deportations.

End protections for young people known as "Dreamers."

Author Lindy West lives in Seattle.
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 Bill Radke talks with Seattle-based author Lindy West about why she still believes Twitter can be a great democratizing force, even while she's decided not to be part of the social media platform anymore.

Chin Music Press

Bill Radke talks with KUOW poetry correspondent Elizabeth Austen about the book, "Are You An Echo? The Lost Poetry Of Misuzu Kaneko," illustrated by Toshikado Hajiri with narrative and translation by David Jacobson, Sally Ito and Michiko Tsuboi. 

The Record: Wednesday, Jan 11, Full Show

Jan 11, 2017
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NPR's White House correspondent joins us with her take on today's Donald Trump news conference.

Also, Seattle bestselling author Lindy West will tell you why she quit Twitter. Should we all just leave? 

And the "hysteria" that has greeted winter this year has set historic records for wailing and chuntering. Is that quote true and what is chuntering?

The Ship Canal isn't so pretty from here

Jan 10, 2017
Courtesy of Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture/Photo by Eliza Ogle

Bill Radke speaks with Elissa Washuta about her time as an artist in resident in the Fremont Bridge during the summer of 2016. Washuta had always thought of Seattle as a beautiful city. But that changed as she spent time in the tower — starting with the water she looked at every day in the ship canal.

The Record: Tuesday, Jan 10, Full Show

Jan 10, 2017
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Donald Trump's choice for attorney general is being questioned by the Senate today. Sen. Jeff Sessions doesn't like that marijuana is legal in many states, including Washington. And he doesn't like that Microsoft and Amazon hire foreign workers. You'll learn more about that.

You'll also meet a  liberal UC Berkeley sociologist who spent five years with the Tea Party Republicans of rural Louisiana. 

And we'll talk to a woman who spent her summer atop of Seattle's Fremont Bridge. She found the more she looked at our tree-lined Lake Washington Ship Canal, the less beautiful she found it. She'll tell you why.