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Bill Radke talks to University of Washington senior Palca Shibale about why she and fellow students held a protest on campus about the university's actions on race and equity. 

Ed Taylor, vice provost and the dean of undergraduate academic affairs, also weighs in about steps the university plans to take to address the student's concerns. 

KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Would a new pro basketball arena in Sodo be a center of Seattle entertainment? Or would it be a yuppie play-land that kills port jobs?

Also, is the University of Washington acting fast enough to make its campus racially and socially just?

And Seattle and Washington protest a new North Carolina discrimination law. Is our protest making any difference?

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This graph shows the gentrification of Seattle's Central District since the 1980s. From left, the concentration of blacks in this neighborhood in the 1980s to today, as it has become increasingly white and expensive.
Courtesy of Tim Thomas

Seattleites know they live in a racially segregated city.

White people live north; black people and Asians live south. 

Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle, Washington.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Bill Radke speaks with UW Fisheries professor Ray Hillborn about a plan he says would create more fish in the ocean, more catch for fishermen and more profitable fisheries. It might make some fishermen very rich and others very angry.

Demonstrators protesting passage of legislation limiting bathroom access for transgender people stand in front of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, March 31, 2016.
AP Photos/Skip Foreman

Bill Radke speaks with Laura Leslie, capitol bureau chief for WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Governor Jay Inslee have banned official city and state travel to North Carolina in response to a new law there that discriminates against LGBTQ people. 

File photo of the Sodo area of Seattle.
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Bill Radke leads a discussion of whether or not the Seattle City Council should approve the development of a sports arena in the Sodo neighborhood. Radke speaks with Brian Robinson, site manager at, who supports the development, and land use attorney Cleveland Stockmeyer, who opposes the development.  

How did we discover the offshore accounts of the world's wealthy? A Bainbridge Island man was involved with the beginning of the international media investigation that broke the Panama Papers story. We’ll talk with him.

Also, we investigate some Seattle art spaces you should see before they disappear.

And is the University of Washington moving fast enough to make its campus a place for people of color?

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Bill Radke speaks with Jen Graves, art critic for The Stranger, about where to go and what to see at the first Thursday Art Walk this April in Seattle.

Students on the 7th floor of Koerner Library, University of British Columbia.
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Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the price of education in Canada and whether or not it will attract students from south of the border. 

Bill Radke speaks with Bainbridge Island resident Bill Buzenberg about the Panama Papers leak. Buzenberg is the former head of the Center for Public Integrity, which runs the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that broke this story. Buzenberg was involved with the beginning of this investigation. 

The Record: Tuesday, April 5, Full Show

Apr 5, 2016
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Seattle voters have already said no to public subsidies for sports teams. Would a proposed Sodo arena violate that?

Also, If Republicans are so pro-gun, why are there no firearms allowed at the Republican National Convention?

And agnostic author Lesley Hazelton will tell you why you should doubt.

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The first Trump tower? Donald Trump's grandfather, Frederick Trump, leased a business that offered "private rooms for ladies" in Seattle's red light district.
Puget Sound Regional Archives

Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, is 100 percent Queens. But his grandfather, Frederick Trump, built his nest egg in the Northwest.

Author Lesley Hazleton at TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Bill Radke talks with Seattle author Lesley Hazleton about her new book, "Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto."

KUOW's Marcie Sillman with book hugger Nancy Pearl.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about Nick Harkaway's novel, "The Gone-Away World."

File photo of the Sodo area of Seattle.
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times sports reporter Geoff Baker about the debate over whether or not the city should give part of Occidental Ave in Sodo to Chris Hansen to build a new NBA and NHL stadium.