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Senator Jeff Sessions.
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Bill Radke speaks with Puget Sound Business Journal digital editor Greg Lamm about the impact Jeff Sessions could have on Washington's marijuana and tech industries if he is confirmed as the U.S. attorney general.

State Representative John Lovick in his car. The former state trooper and Snohomish County Executive offered to drive a reporter around in the early morning to demonstrate a particular form of suffering felt by commuters North of Seattle.
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Bill Radke speaks with Carolyn Adolph about how — and why — she ended up stuck in traffic with state Representative John Lovick.

Jason Hummel photographs a skier making his way down Mt. Adams
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Jason Hummel has gone skiing nearly every month for twenty years. And he's been a nature and adventure photographer for eight years. 

In that time, he's seen climate change dramatically remake the landscape in the Northwest.

The Record: Monday, Jan 9, Full Show

Jan 9, 2017
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Meryl Streep says Donald Trump broke her heart. Trump says Streep is an overrated actress. We'll talk to a politics editor about the culture war. 

And a photographer who's capturing Washington state's disappearing glaciers will tell you why that matters. 

You can hear our entire hour-long show during the morning commute from Marysville to Seattle. We'll show you what happens when turn cities into bedroom communities.

The Record: Thursday, Jan 5, Full Show

Jan 5, 2017
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North Korea says it will be able to send a nuclear-tipped missile to Seattle. Why would Kim Jong Un want to do that, and is Donald Trump the person to stop him?

And Seahawks star lineman Michael Bennett is onstage tonight in Seattle at Town Hall to discuss politics and sports. Can those things go together? Do you really want them to? We'll talk with Bennett's co-host, Dave Zirin, today on The Record.

KUOW general manager Caryn Mathes
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Journalism is so white.

That’s a criticism of newsrooms in America, and the numbers show that it’s true: In radio, just 9.4 percent of journalists are people of color.

Wind turbines and wheat in Palouse Washington
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 Bill Radke talks to Knute Berger, writer for Crosscut, about the perceived "Cascade Curtain" and how we can work towards closing the divide.

Dixy Lee Ray, Washington state's first female governor. She was a Democrat who wore knee-high white socks and men's shirts and who refused to pull punches.
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Dixy Lee Ray wore white knee-high socks and men's shirts.

And when she ran for governor of Washington state, her motto was "Little lady takes on big boys."

She was blunt and brash, an outsider who didn't play well with others, but there was never any doubt where she stood. Seattle historian Knute Berger spoke with KUOW's Bill Radke  that Dixy Lee Ray was a little like President-elect Donald Trump.

The Record: Wednesday, Jan 4, Full Show

Jan 4, 2017
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There are two Washington states they say: the Husky side, the Cougar side, the salmon side, the apple side. But will the Cascade split drive us apart?

Also, what are the challenges of running a Seattle public radio station while black -- we'll get our own general manager's take on the unbearable whiteness of journalism.

And what a former Washington governor can teach you about our new president.

Linda Dahlstrom Anderson with her son Phoenix on Father's Day
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Bill Radke talks to Linda Dahlstrom Anderson, a Seattle journalist and editor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, about how Bruce Lee's grave at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle helped her come to terms with the loss of her 7-month-old son Phoenix. 

The Record: Tuesday, Jan 3, Full Show

Jan 3, 2017
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If you go to visit Bruce Lee's grave at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle and you can't find it, I know you want to ask someone for directions but please stop and think about that. We have a story to tell you. For that matter, before you post a message about how 2016 killed your favorite artists, again please stop and think. We have a story about that, too and more on The Record.

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Bill Radke speaks with The Stranger columnist David Schmader about the idea that we should blame 2016 as a year for the deaths of many musicians and celebrities such as Prince, David Bowie, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. Schmader says we shouldn't let the trend become the focus of our mourning, we should focus on the individual. 

Suzanne Adams during her visit to KUOW.
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Bill Radke speaks with Suzanne Adams about how her experiences as a former police chief and a transgender woman have helped her train Seattle Police Department officers on how to properly interact with the trans community.  

Cody Lee Miller, known internationally as #manintree, about five years ago in Roseburg, Oregon. He lived there with his grandmother.
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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.

Blues singer Courtney Weaver performs in the KUOW studios.
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Kenneth Fiaui had always been jealous of his girlfriend. He was even jealous of her 4-month-old cat.

On the night he shot her, Courtney Weaver was preparing to go out with some friends for the evening. Fiaui didn’t want her to go.