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Todd Bishop and KUOW's Bill Radke geek out over nausea-free virtual reality in the KUOW studios.
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Bill Radke talks to Todd Bishop about why some tech companies are leaving Seattle for Silicon Valley. 

Marcy and Scottie Madden stayed together after Scottie transitioned and became a transgender woman
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Scottie Madden made one hell of a guy.

Tough, outdoorsy, a dedicated son, big brother and husband. He led a reality TV crew that took a former Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, and an RAF instructor into some of the harshest environments on earth.

But there was a problem. Scottie Madden may have been born a boy, but he felt he was supposed to be a woman.

The Record: Thursday, June 23, full show

Jun 23, 2016

With one sentence, the U.S. Supreme Court today stopped one of President Obama's legacy issues, immigration reform. We'll hear the reaction from here in Washington.

Also, how we get around has a big impact on our quality of life in Seattle. We're going to get a taste of what you could be deciding on when it comes to transportation come the fall elections.

And what are you afraid of? Does it make it easier to deal with if you write it down? One woman talks about her own experiment in conquering the little fears.

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Mary Elder is ticking off a list of 50 fears. Eating a bug is on that list.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

When Mary Elder was set to turn 50 she started thinking, what if she had another 50? What would she do with those years?

"I thought, 'I could save the rainforest!' And then my next thought was, 'Except I really don't like snakes,'" she said. 

Sound Transit bus.
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Kim Malcolm talks with growth and development reporter Joshua McNichols about Sound Transit's final proposal for ST3. The $50 billion transportation package will be decided on by voters this fall.

Suzan DelBene talking to supporters at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland.
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Kim Malcolm speaks with Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) about why she took part in a sit-in on the House floor with other Democrats to demand a vote on a measure that would restrict the purchase of a firearm by a person on the terrorist watch list. All of Washington's Democratic Congress members were part of the protest.

Danni Askini, the executive director of the Gender Justice League.
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Trans rights activist Danni Askini was at our station recently, flawless as always, despite being on a press interview marathon.  

Then our host Bill Radke asked her, "Do you ever get sick of getting interviewed about differences, and minority status? I haven't ever talked to you about anything else once the microphones roll."

The Record: Monday, June 20, full show

Jun 20, 2016
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Today, Seattle emergency workers are training bar and nightclub owners in what to do if someone starts shooting. But could we identify someone who might commit a mass shooting and stop it before it happens?

Also, Seattle is fun and has lots of jobs, but it's expensive. Are there any cities that have it all? Yes, but there's a catch.

And we'll introduce you to a local interviewer who asks the same questions you would if you were a very alert, curious six-year-old.

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Ellie Suastez chats with Bill Radke at the KUOW studios.`
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Bill Radke speaks with Abe Suastez and his six-year-old daughter Ellie about her Seattle-based podcast, Ellie's Podcast 11. Ellie has interviewed a violinist with the Seattle Symphony, female firefighters and even Santa Claus.  

Seattle skyline
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Bill Radke talks to Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton about whether or not Seattle can be affordable and have a booming economy. 

The Record: Thursday, June 16, full show

Jun 16, 2016
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Washington state’s U.S. senators were part of a filibuster last night which was aimed at getting Republicans to vote on gun control measures. What did it accomplish?

Also, in response to the Orlando shooting there will be a march in Seattle - not a vigil, not a pride parade, a traffic-blocking march. We'll ask an organizer what it's goal is.

And you'll meet the ladies of Hella Black Hella Seattle, a new podcast devoted to fun, color and summertime.

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Jasmine Jackson (left) recommends events in Seattle, Alaina Caldwell (center) recommends restaurants, and Eula Scott Bynoe (right) interviews the people to know about.
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Bill Radke speaks with Eula Scott Bynoe, Alaina Caldwell and Jasmine Jackson, the three women behind the Seattle-centric podcast Hella Black Hella Seattle. The podcast is a short-run summer series all about how people (especially people of color) can get out, have fun, and create community while the weather is warm.

Asher Rohen is organizing a march in response to the Orlando attack
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Bill Radke speaks with Asher Rohen about a march he's organizing in response to the Orlando attack. Rohen lost a friend in the attack and he wants to take action with a political march, scheduled for June 18, 2016, that stands separate from the joy of the Pride parade. 

U.S. Senator Patty Murray
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Bill Radke speaks with U.S. Senator Patty Murray about her role in a filibuster that lasted nearly 15 hours over Wednesday and early Thursday. U.S. Senate Democrats took over their chamber on Wednesday in an attempt to force action on gun control.

Destin Cramer, left, and Noah Rice place a new sticker on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
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Bill Radke speaks with Aidan Key, founder of Gender Diversity, about how the current spotlight on the transgender community has changed the conversation around identity and transgender rights.

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