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Courtesy of the Seattle Art Museum and Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York, © YAYOI KUSAMA, Photo: Cathy Carver

Bill Radke talks to KUOW arts reporter Marcie Sillman and Crosscut managing editor Florangela Davila  about two Seattle art events that change the way you experience art. Seattle Art Museum will host the popular Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit in June and the Seattle Repertory Theatre's production of "Here Lies Love" has been extended another three weeks. 

The Record: Tuesday, May 30, Full Show

May 30, 2017

You've probably heard that in Portland over the weekend a man verbally assaulted two women on a train  and called them racist names. Three bystanders stepped in to help and two of those good Samaritans were killed. We'll find out why people decide to step in and why they don't.

Also a woman who is homeless in Seattle will tell you her story about how she ended up under the West Seattle bridge and what she and others need the most.

And, if you can get in to an upcoming Seattle Art museum event it might be because we told you about it today. 

Rebecca Massey at the KUOW studios.
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Rebecca Massey drove up from Oklahoma expecting to get a job, find a place and save up some money. She said she didn’t intend on being homeless.

“I know there’s some perception that people come to Seattle seeking all the resources that they give to homeless people. I didn’t come here anticipating receiving any of those services.”

Bill Radke talks with Aaron Katz, who teaches health policy at the UW's School of Public Health, about his take on the American Health Care Act, what the new score from the Congressional Budget Office means for a potentially 23 million uninsured people and how Washington's failed health plan in the 90s can inform the future of health care in the country. 

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Bill Radke and Monica Guzman, co-founder of the Seattle newsletter The Evergrey, take calls from listeners about moving to Seattle, expectations vs. reality and the question of when do you become a local.  

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Bill Radke speaks with Kate Lebo about why she left her life in Seattle to move to Spokane. We all know new people are flooding into this area, but as all these people move in, who are the people moving out? 

The Record: Thursday, May 25, Full Show

May 25, 2017
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The new health care bill is so controversial, it can make congressional candidates grab reporters by the neck and body slam them, as we found out yesterday. We'll tell you what all the CBO fuss is about.

Also, today's census report shows Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the country. Are you new to Seattle? We want to hear from you.

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The Fung Bros, Andrew and David Fung, have more than a million followers on their YouTube channel. (And yes, they're real biological brothers.) 

The Record: Wednesday, May 24, Full Show

May 24, 2017
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Should people be allowed to wear masks or hoods over their faces during protests? One state lawmaker wants to make it a crime.

And two brothers from Kent have gone on to become YouTube stars. They say being the only Asian kids in their neighborhood still informs their comedy today.

Also, Q13 Fox's C.R. Douglas is with us for the hour. We'll talk with him about Hanford and the politics of density.

Ariana Grande has canceled shows in London and put her tour on hold following Monday's bombing at a concert in Manchester that killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Yesterday Britain's prime minister Theresa May put the country on high alert, deploying the military to help guard against another attack while police investigate whether more people were involved in Monday's bombing.

Bill Radke gets hooked up to the encephalophone.
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Bill Radke talks with Dr. Thomas Deuel, a musician, neuroscientist and inventor of the encephalophone, an instrument you play with your brainwaves. Deuel explains why he was inspired to create the instrument, how he feels it will help people with disabilities, and he even lets Bill strap it on. Listen until the end to hear Bill's brain play a solo.

Jeannie Yandel talks with Everett Herald reporter Jerry Cornfield about the latest news from the Washington State Legislature.

Lorena Gonzalez at her election night party on Nov. 3, 2015, in Seattle.
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Jeannie Yandel talks to Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez about the legislation the City Council passed that will increase civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department. 

The Record: Tuesday, May 23, Full Show

May 23, 2017
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Groundbreaking. Historic. Descriptions we've heard of the new police accountability law the Seattle City Council passed. We'll break down what it does. Also, the state legislature is about to head into another special session. A second special session! And former Seattle Times reporter Terry McDermott gets nostalgic about covering the Mariners and announcer Dave Niehaus.

'Passion in Red.'
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Claire Dederer’s book “Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning” is a memoir. But unlike “Wild” or “Eat, Pray, Love,” it’s not the kind of memoir where a woman of a certain age goes traipsing off into the unknown to start a new life.


Parking in Seattle could become a thing of the past.
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We know: It never feels like there are enough parking spots when you are driving around Seattle.

But there are more than you think. There are 500 million parking spaces in the U.S. – the same land area of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.

Snoqualmie Falls is waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington, USA. As featured in the opening credits of Twin Peaks.
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Bill Radke talks to David Schmader, Seattle writer and author of the book "Weed: A User's Guide," and Leah Baltus, editor in chief of City Arts magazine, about the return of Twin Peaks, the show's impact on TV and culture, and how the new season lives up to the past two so far. 

The Record: Monday, May 22, Full Show

May 22, 2017

There's a viral video going around of a sea lion near Vancouver, BC snatching a little girl off a dock into the water. We have sea lions here, you might be tempted to feed them. We'll give you some expert advice.

Also, "Sweet Lou" Piniella, the only manager who ever took the Seattle Mariners to the playoffs, is here. We'll ask him why Bill Gates used to come into his office with a lineup card.

And Laura Palmer, agent Dale Cooper and a fictional Washington town come back to life (mostly) a quarter century later. Twin Peaks is back.

Remembering Chris Cornell: 'It's so devastating'

May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell performing in 2011.
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Bill Radke speaks with Charles R. Cross about the sudden, shocking suicide of Chris Cornell. Cross knew the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman for decades, and he reflects on the massive impact Cornell had on Seattle and the world. He also discusses the circumstances surrounding Cornell's death and how fans and friends may be able to cope with the tragedy. 

President Donald Trump at speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in February.
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Bill Radke talks to Phil Ewing, NPR's National Security editor, about the latest in the investigation into the Trump campaign's connections to Russia in the 2016 election.  

The Record: Thursday, May 18, Full Show

May 18, 2017
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We'll catch you up on the Trump/Russia investigation.

You'll also hear from a music writer who knew Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell, who was found dead last night. A medical examiner says Cornell killed himself by hanging.

And a former Seattle Times reporter writes in the latest Atlantic magazine that his family owned a slave. After writing the story, that reporter suddenly died. His wife will tell you the story.

Melissa Tizon is the widow of Alex Tizon.
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On the day that journalist Alex Tizon died, editors at The Atlantic decided to put his story, “My Family’s Slave” on the cover of the magazine. The story went viral, receiving praise and criticism.

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W. Kamau Bell remembers the first time he encountered blatant racism — which until then seemed like an outdated concept his mom talked about. He was 15 years old and shopping at Rose Records in Chicago when a store security officer threw him (literally) out into the street.

The Record: Wednesday, May 17, Full Show

May 17, 2017
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The Senate intelligence committee wants to talk to former FBI director James Comey. We'll catch you up on the latest Trump news.

Also, New Orleans is tearing down confederate monuments. Should the University of Washington remove the statue of President George Washington, a slave holder?

And you have fewer than 90 days to do the stuff you know you shouldn't do when you're driving — like check Facebook, play with Snapchat filters, etc. We'll hear your examples of distracted driving. 

President Donald Trump
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Bill Radke talks to Jill Dougherty, a distinguished visiting practitioner at the University of Washington Evans School and former CNN Russia correspondent and Moscow Bureau Chief, about the latest news from the White House regarding how President Trump handled classified information in his meeting with Russian officials. 

The Record: Tuesday, May 16, Full Show

May 16, 2017
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Why is it a big deal that President Trump gave classified info to Russia? Is this about Trump's decision-making or about our actual security as a nation? We'll ask a Russia expert from the University of Washington.

Also, does it do more harm or good to let people in King County use illegal drugs under medical supervision?

And how should you be Christian in a city where religious belief is low? 

tained glass from Blessed Sacrament church in Seattle.
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Bill Radke speaks with Rod Dreher about his new book, "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation." Dreher shares his views on what could happen in America if Christianity fades away and how Christians should live to hold on to their religious identity. 

The dark side of moderating Facebook

May 15, 2017

Bill Radke spoke with UCLA assistant professor Sarah Roberts about the psychological risks of moderating social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Roberts describes some of the personal issues moderators have faced by viewing objectionable material. She also describes ways in which such a difficult job could possibly be made better. 

The Record: Monday, May 15, Full Show

May 15, 2017

Wanna cry? That's not an invitation, it's the name of malware going around the world, attacking giant institutions. You could blame Microsoft. You could blame the government. Either way, what are we going to do about it?

Also, President Trump's travel ban is getting inspected again today in Seattle. We'll tell you how that federal court hearing went down.

And maybe this bike share will work in Seattle. This time you'll use an app and hopefully park the bikes in the right place.

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Bill Radke speaks with founder of the Seattle Bike Blog Tom Fucoloro about a new stationless bike share system that could be could be coming to Seattle this summer. Fucoloro test rode a bike from bluegogo and explains how a new system like this would work. 

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