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Bill Radke speaks with Lisa Stiffler, author of a GeekWire series following eight women who joined the tech workforce twenty years ago. Stiffler was interested to learn how the women made their way in an industry dominated by men.

Alaska Airlines
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Bill Radke talks to Henry Harteveldt, airline analyst with the Atmosphere Research Group, about Alaska Airlines' purchase of Virgin America.

Executive Constantine and a Seattle delegation visited Boston and New Jersey to learn about their universal preschool models in 2014.
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times education reporter Claudia Rowe about how Washington and Massachusetts differ when it comes to education. 

What Do You Miss From Old Seattle?

Apr 4, 2016
Armory artifacts (Gifted to MOHAI), 2016; Watercolor, ink, thread on paper; Shelly Leavens
Courtesy of Ghost of Seattle Past/Jaimee Garbacik

Bill Radke speaks with Jaimee Garbacik about The Ghosts of Seattle Past project. Garbacik is curating an interactive art installation and anthology to preserve the stories of some of Seattle's disappearing places before the memories fade away. 

Captain Simratpal Singh wearing his turban and full beard with his US Army uniform.
Courtesty of Sikh Coalition/Jovelle Tamayo

Bill Radke speaks with Captain Simratpal Singh about the U.S. Army now allowing him to grow a full beard and wear a turban in accordance with his Sikh religion.  Singh graduated from Highline High School in Burien and is a recipient of the Bronze Star. 

out of studio
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

It started with Coon Lake. Now we know that Washington state has Negro Spring, Chinaman’s Hat and Jim Crow Creek. When is a place name too racist to live?

Also, Washington voters backed Bernie Sanders. So why are Washington state super-delegates backing Hillary Clinton?

And maybe you worried about Seattle's #manintree. Maybe you laughed at him. Now, you'll meet his mother.

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Gov. Jay Inslee (center) joins caucus-goers in Bainbridge Island.
KUOW Photo/Bill Buzenberg

Bernie Sanders had a big win in the Washington state caucuses with more than 70 percent of the vote.

But not everyone is feeling the Bern. In fact, most of Washington state's superdelegates are still backing Hillary Clinton.

Pramila Jayapal
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Bill Radke speaks with state Sen. Pramila Jayapal about a state plan to proactively review all ethnically and racially offensive geographic names in Washington state.

UW Women Make Historic Trip To Final Four

Mar 31, 2016
Washington forward Talia Walton reacts after hitting a three-pointer in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Monday, March 21, 2016.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Bill Radke speaks with Huskies radio broadcaster Elise Woodward about the University of Washington women's basketball team going to the Final Four for the first time. The team will face off against Syracuse University this Sunday. 

Seattle band Tacocat performs at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon on July 17, 2015.
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Bill Radke speaks with legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins about Tacocat, a feminist punk band in Seattle. 

Light rail runs on the surface in Seattle's Rainier Valley.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Bill Radke talks with King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci about the draft plan for Sound Transit 3, which would expand light rail in the Puget Sound region.

Radke also talks with Jonathan Hopkins, political director for Seattle Subway, a nonprofit that advocates expanding mass transit in Seattle.

Cody Lee Miller, known internationall as #manintree, about five years ago in Roseburg, Oregon. He lived there with his grandmother.
Courtesy of Lisa Gossett

Lisa Gossett was home in Alaska when her sister called about a YouTube video.

Gossett’s son had climbed an 80-foot sequoia tree in downtown Seattle, stayed there for 25 hours and inspired an international hashtag, #manintree.

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun Columnist Vaughn Palmer about the sexual assault trial of former CBC host, Jian Ghomeshi.

Boeing handout.

The Boeing Company is expected to cut 4,000 jobs by June, with further cuts possible later in the year. The company announced plans to trim the workforce about six weeks ago and the scope of those job cuts is now becoming clear. 

Richard Aboulafia is an aerospace analyst with the Teal Group. He said there are some pressures on Boeing's bottom line and that could explain their desire to cut jobs and cut costs.

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Boeing announces plans to eliminate about 4,000 jobs in Washington by June, with more cuts in the works for later this year. We find out why and ask whether Boeing's state tax breaks should come with guaranteed jobs.

Also, state lawmakers wrap up this year's legislative session and immediately get to work raising campaign cash.

And British government officials ask the internet to name its newest research vessel, and the overwhelming choice is "Boaty McBoatface." Could you soon be to sailing to Bainbridge Island aboard the Bobby McFerry?

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