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5:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Countdown To November Elections: GMO Labeling, Minimum Wage, And City Council


It’s Friday — time to talk over the news. With less than six weeks to go before the November election, campaigns to label GMOs in Washington, increase the minimum wage in SeaTac and get elected to City Hall in Seattle are all picking up the pace. We talk over those stories and more of what happened this week with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Crosscut's Knute BergerEli Sanders of The Stranger, and Erica C. Barnett of Publicola.

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Weekly News Review
10:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Your Take On The News

Your Take On The News
It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news. Our regular panel of journalists: Joni Balter, Knute Berger and Eli Sanders are in to talk about the news brewing inside the city and beyond. What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? What happened this week that made your blood boil? What’s your take on the news?

Weekend Weather Forecast
Nick Bond joins us with a look at the weekend weather.

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News And Analysis
10:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

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It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Crosscut writer Knute Berger, Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas and Publicola news editor Erica C. Barnett. Incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn and state senator Ed Murray emerged from the pack this week in the mayoral primary. What could a McGinn-Murray race end up looking like? Who were the other winners and losers in Tuesday's primary? We'll have a comprehensive wrap-up of the primary. This week also saw Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Post. What could this mean for the future of journalism? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to Weekday.

News And Analysis
10:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

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It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Seattle Times assistant political editor Joni Balter, Crosscut writer Knute Berger and Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas.

Primary election ballots are due on Tuesday. We'll tackle the very latest in the mayor's race as the candidates head towards the homestretch. Kirby Wilbur stepped down this week as chair of the Washington State Republican Party. Who's in line to take the job? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to Weekday.

Weekly Roundup
10:00 am
Fri July 26, 2013

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It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news with Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas and Knute Berger. The Seattle mayor's race got real after Mayor Mike McGinn blocks a proposed Whole Foods Market in West Seattle over worker pay. The City of SeaTac put paid sick leave and a $15.00 hourly minimum wage on the fall ballot.  President Obama tried to pump up the country's economic hopes. And of course, Britain's royal baby arrived. What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with us by sending an email to Weekday

Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

A Review Of Mayorpalooza, And More News Of The Week


 

This week on KUOW, Weekday and The Conversation heard from all of the nine mayoral candidates. A new KING 5 poll was also released this week that has state senator Ed Murray pulling ahead in the race. Mayor of Seattle isn't the only position on the August ballot; Knute Berger, C.R. Douglas and Joni Balter give analysis on the other city and county issues on the 2013 ballot.

Also this Saturday is Bertha's last day on the waterfront, and Texas passes its controversial abortion bill. What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with the panel by emailing Weekday.  

Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Decisions From The Supreme Court, Wendy Davis, And Avoiding A Government Shutdown

Weekday's “News in Review” roundtable comes together to talk over the week’s news.

It was a big week at the Supreme Court. The justices struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and decided the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. A filibuster by Wendy Davis rocked the Texas legislature, stopping a vote on an abortion bill. The bill will be revisited in the second special session Gov. Rick Perry called.

Washington's own legislature's second session budget problems still divide the floor; but issues will need to be resolved soon to avoid a government shut down on July 1.

What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? What story made your blood boil? Share your thoughts with the panel right now by emailing Weekday.

Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Change Of Heart For The Police Guild, Boeing In Paris And More News Of The Week

  It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. The president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Rich O’Neill has said he’ll accept the DOJ reforms and urges the members of the police union to do the same. The state is preparing for a shutdown if a deal is not made on the budget. Airbus expresses its interest in Washington state, as Boeing’s 787 faces more trouble in the air. Our regular panel is in to discuss the news of the week. What news piqued your interest this week? Share your thoughts by email.

Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Discussing Shutdowns, State Government And Nickelsville

Seattle's homeless tent city, Nickelsville, has been moved from place to place over the years, including across from the University of Washington (as pictured) and most recently in West Seattle. But Seattle City Council wants it to close.
KUOW Photo/Jenna Montgomery

It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. Without a budget deal Governor Inslee says the government will shut down. The Seattle City Council is calling to close Nickelsville, the tent city for some of the homeless in Seattle. Will shutting things down fix the problems? Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Knute Berger of Crosscut and Eli Sanders of the Stranger discuss the week's news. 

Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

New Nonprofit, County Executive, And Special Session

Former sheriff John Lovick took over for Aaron Reardon on Monday as Snohomish County Executive following a series of scandals.
Courtesy Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

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Former Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has launched a new web site and nonprofit, leading people to wonder whether or not he is done with politics. Snohomish County now has a new County Executive, John Lovick. The former sheriff took the position Monday. Governor Inslee has been criticized for the lack of progress being made on the budget and without a deal there may be a second special session for the Washington state legislature. Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, The Stranger’s Eli Sanders and Crosscut’s Knute Berger join us to wrap up the week’s news.

Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

News In Review: A Collapsed Bridge, Fast Food Strike And SPD Violations

Fast food workers across the nation, including Seattle, launched a strike for better conditions and wages.
Flickr Photo/Chris Dilts

It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. We review what the legislature plans to do with state infrastructure following the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge. The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public record laws when it withheld an internal memo from the Seattle Times following the 2012 May Day demonstrations. Fast food workers across Seattle went on a 24-hour strike in solidarity with fast food workers from around the country.

What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? Tell us your take on the news by writing to Weekday.

News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Your Take On The News

WSDOT engineers inspect the collapsed bridge over the Skagit River Thursday night.
Credit WSDOT Photo

We'll get live updates from the scene of the bridge collapse in Skagit County from KUOW reporter Derek Wang.

In a major policy speech Thursday, President Obama defended his administration's use of unmanned drones, but vowed to scale back their use in the future. He also renewed efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What are the unanswered questions about President Obama's counter-terrorism policy? What can we expect from the President moving forward?

The Seattle Mayor's race got a big shakeup recently when Tim Burgess abruptly dropped out of the contest. How will this affect the rest of the candidates? Who does it help and who does it hurt?

And on his first day on the job, interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel made some changes to his staff. Does this signal more changes to come at the SPD?

What stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 800.289.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or send us a tweet @WeekdayKUOW.

News And Analysis
10:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Your Take On The News: IRS, NBA And DUI

Flickr Photo/Tom Lohdan

The White House has received a lot of criticism this week over three issues that have gained national attention. A series of emails were released by the White House in relation to the Benghazi hearing. The IRS seems to have been targeting political leaning groups, in particular conservative ones, for audits. Journalists from the Associated Press had their phone records obtained by the government without their knowledge. How do these latest controversies effect the political climate in Washington D.C.?

Also, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has unveiled his top three budget priorities for the special session, the National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower the legal alcohol limit to 0.05, and 400 people showed up to a King County Council meeting this week to object to the potential cuts in bus service.

Finally, will this be the last time that Eli Sanders, C.R. Douglas and Knute Berger have to talk about the NBA, the Sacramento Kings and the Sonics on our panel?

Write to us at weekday@kuow.org to tell us what news stories you have been following this week.

News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Your Take On The News

NBA commissioner David Stern, April 2007.
Cody Mulcahy

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Knute Berger and C.R. Douglas.

Mayor McGinn announced the guns the city collected in the gun buyback would be turned into peace plaques. However a majority of the guns have already been melted down into rebar. It turns out we will have to wait until the next gun buyback to get our plaques of peace.

The NBA is due to announce its final decision on the Sacramento Kings next week. David Stern has a chance to redeem himself in Seattle, however he probably won't.

The special legislative session starts Monday in Olympia and top of the priority list is the budget. 

While it has only been a few months since the last presidential election, pundits already have an eye on every potential 2016 candidate. Chris Christie's weight loss surgery makes him a viable contender according to some. Washington state's former Governor Chris Gregoire was polled as a favorable 2016 contender — in Washington state that is.

What are the stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or use #weekinreview to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.

News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Your Take On The News

KUOW News/Liz Jones

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni BalterEli Sanders and Knute Berger. It was a busy week in the Northwest.

Seattle's hopes for an NBA team were all but crushed. Although it isn't official, the seven owners in the NBA's relocation committee unanimously voted to reject Chris Hansen's bid to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. 

Another May Day has ended in tear gas, overshadowing a day of peaceful demonstrations. 

The candidates for Seattle's mayoral race faced off for the first time and the Police Guild has reached a contract deal. 

That was just the news from Seattle, what are the stories that caught your attention this week? Call us 206.543.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or use #weekinreview to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.

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