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Paul Robert's book "The Impuse Society"

Ross Reynolds talks with author Paul Roberts about his book, "The Impulse Society." In it, Roberts argues that the pursuit of short-term self-gratification has serious consequences for today's culture and economic systems.

Wine harvest is underway in a small growing region in southeast Washington called Red Mountain. The dusty wedge of earth has been attracting an increasing amount of investment from winemakers from Napa, Canada and even Italy.

Ross Reynolds talks to Seattle Times economic columnist Jon Talton about the antitrust probe China has filed against Microsoft. Also, who will move to Federal Way now that Weyerhaeuser is moving to Pioneer Square?

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What job are you qualified for after 12 years of public education in the U.S.?

“Not many, maybe minimum wage,” said Robert Bentley, 20, who lives on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

Even as the national unemployment rate has fallen, youth unemployment remains high. The youth unemployment rate in July was over 14 percent. For black youths, it was nearly 25 percent.

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Sep 2, 2014

Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.

But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.

Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.

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What a week! A website we've never heard of is snapped up by Amazon for a billion dollars. Called Twitch, it allows people to watch other people play video games.

Also, Weyerhaeuser announces it's moving its forest to the big city, Burger King buys out a Canadian institution and we ask, are Seahawks fans becoming spoil sports?

Bill Radke discusses those issues and more with our panel of journalists: Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, Civic Cocktail's Joni Balter and LiveWire's Luke Burbank.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Gail Tarleton, state representative and former Port of Seattle commissioner, about the future of maritime in the region after the Port named Ted J. Fick as its new boss.

Demonstrators in Seattle form a human chain around City Hall in support of a $15 minimum wage in April 2014.
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Marcie Sillman talks with Jason Alcorn, associate director of Investigate West, about their new report into wage theft in Washington state and Seattle.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Les Leyne, legislative reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, about the latest news from the north, including the recent purchase of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons by Burger King.

Marcie Sillman speaks with Seattle Times business reporter Jay Greene about Amazon’s Monday acquisition of Twitch, a popular video-game viewing service.

Marcie Sillman talks with St. Lawrence University economist Steven Horwitz about new bartering exchanges and how they compare to bartering of the past.

Bank Of America's Penalty: As Big As It Seems?

Aug 22, 2014

Ross Reynolds talks with Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, about the almost $17 billion settlement against Bank of America and why it's not as big as it seems.

The cover of "Action Comics: Number 1"

Ross Reynolds talks with Darren Adams, owner of the Federal Way comic book store Pristine Comics, about why he's auctioning off the most valuable comic of all time: "Action Comics #1" from 1938.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Wall Street Journal technology reporter Shira Ovide about Seattle's role in cloud computing.

How Seattle's Scarecrow Video Is Like A Kung Fu Movie

Aug 20, 2014
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Video stores are dead, they say.

Then how – and WHY – did the Seattle video store Scarecrow Video just raise $100,000 in a Kickstarter campaign?

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