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Former Mayor Ed Murray at a press conference in the University District in September 2016.
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Bill Radke speaks with KUOW reporter Kate Walters about the latest developments in the allegations that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son back in the 1980s. An article from the Seattle Times published a report from a child-welfare investigator which stated that Murray had been abusive to his foster son.

Bill Radke talks with former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan about her run for Seattle mayor.

The Record: Thursday, July 13, Full Show

Jul 13, 2017
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You've told us the biggest problems this city has: the cost of housing and rising homelessness. Mayor candidate and state Senator Bob Hasegawa says he's got a fix: A public bank.

Also, we know homelessness doesn't stop at the Seattle city limits. We'll meet a woman who lived in her car in Bremerton and talk about laws that can make homelessness a criminal act.

And I have a lot of questions for all our guests this hour but probably not the 36 questions one scientist recommends you use to fall in love with someone. 

Bill Radke talks with state senator Bob Hasegawa about his run for Seattle mayor.

Bill Radke speaks with Mary Mann, author of "Yawn: Adventures in Boredom." Mann discusses her research into why we get bored, the good that can come out of boredom and some of the ways people have tried to fight boredom through the years. One of those ways involves a study where people chose to give themselves electric shocks rather than sit silently in a room. 

The Record: Wednesday, July 12, Full Show

Jul 12, 2017
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Remember the fight over what to do with the Alaskan Way Viaduct? Urban planner Cary Moon led the movement to just tear it down, open up the waterfront — no tunnel, no highway. Now, we're building a tunnel  and Moon is running for mayor. You'll meet her again this hour.

Also, is sleeping outside a right? Tacoma's weighing in on this — they just made camping on city property illegal.

And what happens when you get bored? We'll hear an argument for boredom as a motivating force. 

Tacoma, Washington at night
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Bill Radke speaks with Tacoma Deputy Mayor Robert Thoms about why he sponsored legislation to ban tents and camping from all public land in the city of Tacoma. 

Bill Radke talks with urban planner Cary Moon about her run for Seattle mayor.

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My daughter asks me to explain
but my words falter.

Think about the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. The seemingly endless cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Now, if you have kids in your life, think about how you talk to them about war and human suffering.

People pack city hall for a hearing on a proposed income tax
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Bill Radke talks to Seattle resident and software engineer Ashok Chandwaney about why he supports a Seattle income tax that he would eventually need to pay.

Michelle DeLappe, Seattle tax attorney with the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer, says the tax passed by the Seattle City Council is illegal and she would love to help take the case up in court. 

The Record: Tuesday, July 11, Full Show

Jul 11, 2017

Today you'll meet the only candidate for Seattle mayor who's actually done the job before -- Mike McGinn will take your questions.

Also, Seattle government has passed an income tax. Supporters think it's the morally right thing to do. But opponents say they have the moral high ground. We'll try to figure that out.

And should Mariners fans stop yelling at pitcher Felix Hernandez to strike people out? Maybe he just can't do it any more.

Is it time for a change to King's Court?

Jul 11, 2017
King's Court at Safeco Field
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times sports columnist Larry Stone about why he thinks Mariners fans should change the King's Court, a special cheering section at Safeco Field for pitcher Felix Hernandez.  

Bill Radke talks with former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn about his run to return to City Hall.

Bill Radke talks to Lauren Berliner, assistant professor of media and communication and culture studies at the University of Washington Bothell, and Nora Kenworthy, assistant professor in the school of nursing and health studies at the University of Washington Bothell, about their study on the rise of the use of crowdfunding sites as a way to pay for medical bills

The Record: Monday, July 10, Full Show

Jul 10, 2017
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Seattle mayoral candidates are answering your questions on KUOW. On today is Jessyn Farrell.

We also asked for your questions for the head of Metro Transit. What makes a fantastic bus driver and a less-than fantastic one?

And we look at the rise of medical crowd funding, where you go online and ask strangers to pay medical bills that you cannot afford. It may sound callous but there are certain ingredients that makes a medical crowd funding campaign succeed or fail.

Bill Radke talks with former state representative Jessyn Farrell about her run for Seattle mayor.

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In February of 2016 Andre Taylor was in L.A. when he got a phone call from his stepmom in Seattle.

She told him his little brother Che Taylor had been shot by the police. Che Taylor was standing next to the open door of a car. The two officers said he was reaching for a gun when they fired.

The Record: Thursday, July 6, Full Show

Jul 6, 2017
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First up today we have Gov. Jay Inslee as our guest. He'll tell you whether the new state budget is fair or unfair to the Puget Sound area.

We'll also talk with a journalist about why North Korea hates the United States, but also kind of needs us as well.

And, should Washington state law change to make it easier to prosecute police for shooting people?

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.
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle-based journalist and author Blaine Harden about the history of North Korea and the tensions between it and the U.S.

Bill Radke talks to Anna King, a journalist with the Northwest News Network, about her reporting on the Hanford tunnel collapse, including why it happened and what it means for other nuclear waste storage sites at Hanford. 

Officer John Hill and Ryan Miles, a designated mental health professional with the Tacoma Police Department.
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Could Charleena Lyles still be alive today if police had not gone to her apartment alone? 

In Tacoma, an officer can call for help dealing with someone who might be mentally ill. They can call a mental health co-responder. And now, this co-responder program might go statewide.

KUOW’s Bill Radke speaks with Tacoma Patrol Officer John Hill and a mental health co-responder who works with officers – Ryan Miles.

The Record: Wednesday, July 5, Full Show

Jul 5, 2017
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North Korea has launched an intercontinental missile, as in from their continent to our continent. We'll tell you whether that's a threat to Seattle and what President Trump's options are.

We'll also show you how police encounters could go differently from how it went in the Charleena Lyles shooting. What happens when officers show up with a mental health co-responder?

And British Columbia has a new premier. We'll tell you what's changed in British Columbia.

Bill Radke speaks with Kent Boydston, a research analyst with The Peterson Institute for International Economics, about North Korea testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach Alaska. Boydston discusses the details of the test, President Trump's response, and how worried we should be living in the Pacific Northwest.

Summer Stinson, lawyer and Vice President of Washington's Paramount Duty and Daniel Zavala, director of policy and government relations with the League of Education Voters.
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Bill Radke talks to Summer Stinson, lawyer and vice president of  the parent group Washington's Paramount Duty, and Daniel Zavala, director of policy and government relations with the League of Education Voters, about the end of the latest legislative session and how much closer lawmakers got to fully funding basic education. 

The triumph and tragedy of the Ballard Locks

Jul 3, 2017
A postcard of the Ballard Locks, 1917
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes about the 100-year anniversary of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks.

Mapes discusses how truly transformational the Locks were, for both good and ill. She details the ways in which the city was reshaped in ways that were only possibly because of the Locks. But she also discusses the human cost and how the oppressed Native American population was even further harmed by this progress. 

The Record: Monday, July 3, Full Show

Jul 3, 2017
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Did we do it?  Did Washington state finally pay for education as much as the state Supreme Court commanded? We'll debate that.

Also, the Ballard Locks turn 100 years old tomorrow. Are the Locks a triumph of engineering, a historic injustice, or maybe both?

And is the Seattle area in a marijuana bubble that's about to burst?

Manette, seen here from the ferry, is one of the few Bremerton neighborhoods with an active association. Bremerton Neighborhoods Now! would like more neighborhoods to join their ranks.
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Bill Radke speaks with Marie Vila, co-chair of Bremerton Neighborhoods Now!, about why she thinks block parties, potlucks and "crappy dinner parties" are what Bremerton needs right now. 

Employees at Ike's Pot Shop in Seattle's Central District sell marijuana products on their opening day, Sept. 30, 2014.
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Bill Radke speaks with Emily Parkhurst, editor in chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal, about some of the reasons cannabis retail shops in Washington are having a hard time making a profit

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Bill Radke talks to Joseph O'Sullivan, Seattle Times Olympia reporter, about the latest information on the state budget deal that Republicans and Democrats reached on Wednesday. 

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Seattle will for sure have a new mayor next year: Mayor Ed Murray today said he will not run for re-election.

Also, eyes are on Sea-Tac Airport again as a new travel ban takes effect. We'll tell you what's likely to happen at the airport tonight and why.

And we'll tell you what your rights are when an uninvited drone buzzes your home. Don't shoot until you hear what we have to say. 

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