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The Record: Monday, Mar 20, Full Show

Mar 20, 2017

Chuck Berry died over the weekend. We're going to make the case that in 200 years, he is the only rock and roller most people will be able to name. Not Elvis Presley, not the Beatles, but the brown eyed handsome man. I think you'll end up agreeing. Also, should Seattle put a new tax on sugary sodas, and not diet sodas, just sugary sodas? And we'll tell you whether you might someday make the road trip to Portland in the span of 15 minutes.

Vandalism found by an off-duty officer on the walls of Temple De Hirsch Sinai on March 11.
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When Temple De Hirsch Sinai, one of the biggest Jewish congregations in the Pacific Northwest, was vandalized on Capitol Hill on March 11, a neighbor covered the hateful message with a sheet with the words, “Love wins.”

Bill Radke talks with music director Ludovic Morlot about the Seattle Symphony's performance of "Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven." The concert was performed just 12 days after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning entry to the U.S. from seven majority Muslim countries.

On Sunday, the Seattle Sounders were officially welcomed back to their home field for the first time after winning the championship last year.

The team may play under one championship banner now, but when they stand for the national anthem many players face a flag that is not their own.

The Record: Thursday, Mar 16, Full Show

Mar 16, 2017
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Today on The Record, you'll find out what President Donald Trump's new budget means for Washington, how the president's travel ban could affect the Seattle Sounders, and how a Seattle rabbi reacted to the vandalism of his synagogue. Some people wanted to cover up the graffiti right away. The rabbi will tell you why he said no.

Bill Radke speaks with Aaron Katz about the most dire predictions for how the Republican health care proposal will affect Washingtonians. Katz is a lecturer in health services at the University of Washington.

The Record: Wednesday, Mar 15, Full Show

Mar 15, 2017
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Governor Jay Inslee gave a press conference about the effects the GOP health care bill will have on Washington state. The governor said 600,000 people would lose coverage if this bill rolls back the Medicaid expansion, and an additional 100,000 people would drop out of Washington's health care exchange. Aaron Katz teaches health policy at the University of Washington and breaks down those numbers.

And we debate a lawsuit against the city brought by landlords who oppose a law that requires them to rent to the first qualified applicant. We'll also talk to Stephen Quinn about the latest headlines out of British Columbia. 

Apartment buildings in the University District, Seattle.
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The first-come, first-served law passed last summer means Seattle landlords can't thumb through a stack of applications and choose the tenant they like the most; they have to rent to the first qualified applicant.

Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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Bill Radke talks to Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about the American Health Care Act and how it will affect the way people are insured. 

U.S. Senator Patty Murray
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Bill Radke talks to Senator Patty Murray about the House Republican's American Health Care Act that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

The Record: Tuesday, Mar 14, Full Show

Mar 14, 2017
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Do you ever get sick? Do you pay taxes? Then you have a stake in our top story. The American Health Care Act is the Republicans' plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act. It might pass the House, but the vote would be extremely tight in the Senate.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is the ranking member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She said the American Health Care Act will have a dramatic impact on families in Washington.

And we finally have a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Republican health care plan. The CBO finds this plan would cause 14 million people to lose health insurance next year, rising to 24 million after 10 years. We’ll speak with Mary Agnes Carey, a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about how reliable that prediction is. 


Bill Radke talks with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about his plans for a five-year, $275 million property tax levy to pay for additional homeless services, and we open up the phones to take your questions for the mayor.

The Record: Monday, Mar 13, Full Show

Mar 13, 2017
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It's been more than a year since Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared homelessness an emergency. Now he's asking for more money: a new tax on the city's property owners. What would that money buy and is it money well spent? The mayor answered that question and others today on The Record

And in late January, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning entry to the United States from seven majority Muslim countries. Just 12 days later, the Seattle Symphony performed "Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven." The concert featured music by composers from those countries listed in the order. Ludovic Morlot is music director for the Seattle Symphony. He says the idea for the concert came from the musicians in the symphony. 

Johna Thomson attends a meeting hosted by KUOW to talk about the development that is coming to Black Diamond, Washington.
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Bill Radke speaks with Black Diamond resident Johna Thomson about a planned development that will quadruple the size of her town and why she thinks Black Diamond should stop fighting over the development and start focusing on getting the most out of it.

The Record: Thursday, March 9, Full Show

Mar 9, 2017
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Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he'll continue to press the legal case against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban. KUOW's Ruby de Luna explains the details of the case.

Two transgender teens share why it has never been easy for them to use the bathroom or locker room at school.

And, one local artist thinks others of her kind should be more commercial.