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Bill Radke speaks with reporter Dina Bass about Microsoft's chat bot that (she says) will not lead to a new race of robot Terminators that try to destroy humans.  

The Record: Tuesday, March 29, Full Show

Mar 29, 2016
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Did West Seattle homeowners have 150 trees cut down illegally to give themselves a view? And what would be the right penalty for that?

Also, a transgender former police chief now trains Seattle officers in how to show some respect.

And one of the worst nights of a local drug activist’s life changed the way he treats addicts.

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Lisa Herbold at the former Linda Manor Apartments in West Seattle’s Gatewood neighborhood.
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold about residents in her West Seattle district that illegally cut down over 150 trees to improve their view. 

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.  

The Record: Monday, March 28, Full Show

Mar 28, 2016
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We got an email form a KUOW listener who went to a caucus on Saturday and it was already over. He said, “I had stuff to do.” Are the caucuses too big a barrier to voting?

Also, police have DNA evidence against suspected rapists. Why isn't all that evidence run through a federal database for matches?

And if robots can do our work, what will humans do?

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Pattie Bastian, left, and cold case detective Lindsey Wade. Bastian's daughter's rape and murder in 1986 was never solved. Wade believes testing old rape kits could help lead to the killer.
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On August 4, 1986, 13-year-old Jennifer Bastian went for a bike ride through Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.

Several weeks later, her body was found in the park. She had been raped and murdered.

Detectives have DNA evidence from Bastian's killer, but 30 years later they still don't know who he is.

A large crowd fills a hall on Bainbridge Island for the Democratic caucuses on Saturday, March 26.
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Bill Radke speaks with Eli Sanders, associate editor for The Stranger, and journalist Erica C. Barnett about whether or not the caucus system is the most democratic way to select a presidential candidate. 

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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Natasha Lamb, director of equity research and shareholder engagement for Arjuna Capital, about activist investing and the firm's role in pressuring tech companies to close the gender pay gap.   

Bernie Sanders supporters packed UW's Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 to hear him speak.
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Bill Radke speaks with political scientist Megan Ming Francis about why Bernie Sander's message appeals more here in Washington than in other states and what that means for the future of the Democratic Party. 

Former Attorney General Rob McKenna, left, writer & activist Eric Liu, host Bill Radke and state Rep. Noel Frame.
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Chelsea Clinton says her mom Hillary would not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Is that what a president should be? 

Andy Hurst talks with volunteers at Bernie Sanders' campaign office in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. We also hear from Hillary Clinton volunteers at a phone-banking event in Seattle's Mt. Baker neighborhood.

The Record: Thursday, March 24, Full Show

Mar 24, 2016
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Seattle's new light rail trains are crowded. Do we need more train cars? Or do we just need to learn how to ride a big city train?

And what beer would you serve your favorite politician stumping in town?

Outside the city, there aren't a lot of grizzly bears in the North Cascades.  They're beautiful, but they're also dangerous. Should we reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades?

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Bill Radke talks with Seattle Channel's Joni Balter about talk of a gubernatorial run by former state schools chief Randy Dorn.

On Saturday, March 19 light rail stations opened serving Capitol Hill and the University of Washington (pictured).
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Bill Radke talks with Bruce Gray at Sound Transit about the agency's plan to run longer trains during rush hour to meet demand at the new Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium stops.

A still from Chris Morgan's short movie about grizzly bears.

If you feel like you're just waking up from a long winter, you're not alone. Bears feel the same way. And they're out and about in the North Cascades.