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The Record: Thursday, April 18, 2018

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The Seahawks are men. The Sea Gals are women. They're treated differently by their employer. Is it time for that system to change? Bill talks to Ken Belson, New York Times reporter who wrote about this issue this week and KUOW's Paige Browning who reported on the Sea Gals and the rules they have to follow.


Starbucks is going dark for an afternoon, as 8,000 stores across the US close to give employees racial bias training. But does the training work? How can you really measure impact? Bill asked Rachel Godsil, co-founder and director of research at the Perception Institute at Rutgers University. She studies implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat.

The Record: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018

King County: Our goal is zero youth detention.

Also King County: We're building a new youth jail.

Are these two perspectives at odds? King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Bill Radke in studio to try and square that circle. They also discussed everything from affordable housing to traffic stops.

The Record: Monday, April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Protesters gathered today outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square - the same store whose manager called the police on two black men who asked to use the restroom without paying. The manager has been fired, but the headache has continued for Starbucks. The company's 2015 Race Together initiative drew criticism from some corners, and the latest incident seems to highlight how hard it can be for companies to address implicit bias. Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jenice Armstrong joined Bill Radke to talk about it. 

The Record: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018
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Two new studies show a decline in opiate prescriptions in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. Dr. Andrew Saxon joined Marcie Sillman to clarify whether the results are definitive, or just blowing smoke.

The Record: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Yesterday was an undesirable holiday: Equal Pay Day, when women's earnings finally reach the level of what men made the year before. Under Mayor Murray, the city touted its 90% pay parity rate. Crosscut David Kroman joined Marcie Sillman to explain why that's not the full picture.

The Record: Monday, April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018
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More than 400 years after the bard passed away, two Shakespeare plays are stirring up controversy. Seattle Shakespeare Company is running “The Merchant of Venice,” and 5th Avenue Theater’s run of “Kiss Me Kate.” In 2018, what do we do with celebrated works that have deep strains of misogyny and bigotry? Is it ever time to retire a classic?

The Record: Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Geekwire’s Todd Bishop has seen the future of your eyeballs – at least where screened displays are concerned. What if we could all look at the same screen and each see different things? It’s called parallel reality (which, arguably, we are all already living in): this is what it might mean for you.

The Record: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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50 years ago today, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior was shot to death on the balcony of a Memphis motel. Bill Radke spoke with King County Councilmember Larry Gossett and former King County Executive Ron Sims about their memories of that day, and the legacy of racism in Seattle.

The Record: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Apr 3, 2018

There’s been an outcry in the city over the limited amount of parking developers are required to provide as dense apartment buildings rise. Now the city will allow residences to be built without any parking at all. How hard should it be to park a car in Seattle?

The Record: Monday, April 2, 2018

Apr 2, 2018

What can you do if someone you love is addicted to a drug? If reasoning, pleading, and staging an intervention fail? In Washington state, soon you'll have a new option. It's called Ricky's Law. We spoke to the woman pushing for that legislation in 2016; she's back to tell us what's changed since the law passed.

The Record: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

In January 2017, Seattle implemented a law saying that landlords were required to rent their units to the first qualified applicant. The law was the first of its kind in the nation, and designed to fight bias and discrimination. As of yesterday, that law has been struck down. Liz Dupee of the Tenants Union of Washington State and Chris Benis of the Rental Housing Association of Washington joined Bill Radke to discuss the law’s intention and consequences.

The Record: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mar 28, 2018
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AG Bob Ferguson is racking up lawsuits of the Trump administration at a terrific pace – 23 and counting. We got him to come up for air to give Bill Radke an update on how the suits are going, and whether he’s angling for the governor’s job in 2020.

The Record: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
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In retaliation for the assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil, President Trump has shuttered Seattle's Russian consulate. Following the closure last fall of the San Francisco consulate, Russians on the Pacific Coast will now have to travel east to get passports, visas, and conduct other business with their government.

Seattle Congressmember Pramila Jayapal was in the studio today, and spoke with Bill Radke about why she supports the closing of the consulate, whether she'll join the call to repeal the Second Amendment, and more. 

The Record: Monday, March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018

The White House announced today that it was shutting down the Russian consulate in Seattle. The State Department says there are intelligence agents working at the consulate and they are too close to sensitive locations like Boeing and the US navel base in Kitsap County. Don Hellman, professor emeritus at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies explains what that means for U.S. and Russian relations. 

The Record: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
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Thinking of deleting Facebook? We'll get into just how much the social network knows about you and what you can do about it with University of Maryland computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck and contemplate walking away with The Stranger's Sean Nelson.

Then, what are you supposed to do as a woman working in tech when your mostly male company does business at a strip club, in the middle of the day? We'll talk with "Brotopia" author Emily Chang and former Amazon employee Kristi Coulter about Silicon Valley's boys' club problem.

The Record: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018

Have you read the NYTimes’ Dear Sugar column? Seen the movie “Wild”? The woman behind those projects is Cheryl Strayed. She found herself on a through hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, and now she’s giving advice on vulnerability and authentic.

The Record: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Sunday night in Arizona, a woman was struck and killed by an Uber vehicle – the first pedestrian fatality caused by a self-driving car. Geekwire reporter Taylor Soper joined Bill Radke to talk about the implications for Seattle’s autonomous vehicle experiments.

The Record: Monday, March 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

Seattle real estate is hot, and getting hotter. One thing that might not be helping? Rent-bidding. It allows an apartment to be rented by the highest bidder. But does that drive up prices? KUOW's Paige Browning explains why the city is considering a ban. 

The Record: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

Can your car be your home, in the eyes of the law? What would you do if you could go back in time to the 1980s? And what do we do with the art of problematic men? We explore the ins and outs this hour.

The Record: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018

Today is Pi Day — March 14. (Geeeeet it? Pi is 3.14.) We used math as a thinly veiled excuse to celebrate with Instagram phenomenon Lauren Ko, of lokokitchen. She came by the studio to share everything from charcoal crust to beet as coloring agent, and to explain why she's “a firm believer in butter.”

The Record: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

Mayor Jenny Durkan is just over 100 days into her tenure as mayor. She came by the studio to answer your questions about everything from taxes to parking. 

The Record: Monday, March 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018

You might have heard about protests over the weekend against a Canadian pipeline project that would mean more oil tankers in Washington waters. But that pipeline already exists, so why the fuss? We'll get Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer on the phone to explain.

The Record: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mar 8, 2018

It's the last day of work for your Washington state legislators. Lawmakers are supposed to wrap up the session by midnight. KUOW's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins has the latest on what's still in play.

The Record: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mar 7, 2018

Sometime when your state legislators don't act, the citizens do. They pass a voter initiative. We saw that with same-sex marriage and marijuana, voters changing the law themselves. Well this morning there is a different story. There was about to be an initiative to make it easier to prosecute police officers who use deadly force, but this time, legislators are trying to head off that initiative. Austin Jenkins joins us to discuss this bill and a few others that are trying to make in time before the legislative session ends tomorrow. 

The Record: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mar 6, 2018

Amazon wants to sell you devices that help you control your home. It would be able to access to your home, appliances in your home security of your home. Google also wants to sell you that stuff. How useful or dangerous would that be and what does the Amazon Google fight mean for you --the consumer? Geekwire's Todd Bishop explains. 

The Record: Monday, March 5, 2018

Mar 5, 2018

A King County judge says a 150-year-old law lets people live in their cars, because some people's cars are their homes. Seattle Times Project Homeless reporter Vianna Davila explains what it could mean for an estimated 2,300 people living in vehicles in King County.

The Record: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mar 1, 2018

Governor Inslee has until midnight to sign a controversial public records bill, or veto it. We'll get two takes on S.B. 6617 from Seattle Times editorial page editor Kate Riley and Seattle Democratic state representative Gerry Pollet.

The Record: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018

The phones are ringing off the hook in Olympia after newspapers across the state editorialized against lawmakers for exempting themselves from the Public Records Act. The bill, S.B. 6617, is on Governor Inslee's desk. KUOW's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins brings you the latest in the fight over legislative transparency.

The Record: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018

A KUOW listener wants to know: Now that Seattle's minimum wage is starting to hit fifteen dollars an hour, should I still leave a tip? We'll answer that question with KUOW’s David Hyde and Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas.