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The Record: Monday, January 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

Amazon just opened a grocery store with no checkout lines — not even self-checkout scanners, you just grab your stuff and walk out. What will that convenience cost you? We talk with Geekwire's Todd Bishop and University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo about Amazon Go.

The Record: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018

On today's show we get local reaction to the hint Amazon has given us as to which city will be their new second headquarters.

Also, Amtrak promises to pay for the fatal derailment near Tacoma. They'll pay medical expenses and cleanup. But a man who was on a derailed Amtrak train three years ago says our local victims are in for a rude awakening.

And should Seattle get rid of on-street parking downtown to make room for dedicated bus lanes so buses become fast, so you won't want a car, so you won't need parking?

The Record: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018

We spend most of today's show talking about the recent Babe.com piece about comedian Aziz Ansari. Some see it as sexual assault, some see overreaction, others see not enough reacting. We'll talk it over with Seattle writers Katie Anthony, Erica C. Barnett and Katie Herzog and take your calls.

The Record: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

So you're eating breakfast on Oahu and your phone vibrates. It’s a text, and it says "Emergency Alert. Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." What you would you do next? KUOW's Ann Dornfeld will tell you what she did, and it involves Whole Foods.

The Record: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

Governor Jay Inslee is in our studio to answer questions about his relationship with President Trump, drilling off Washington waters, plans for a carbon tax and much more.

The Record: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a Bellevue woman with family on the island organized her own relief effort and moved her mother and brother to Seattle. We'll check back in with Fernmarie Rodriguez for an update four months after the storm.

The Record: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Jan 9, 2018

Governor Inslee is proposing a carbon tax. Who would pay, and will it actually happen? KUOW's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins explains.

The Record: Monday, January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

Essayist David Sedaris is in town this week to read from his new book onstage at Broadway Performance Hall and get feedback from a Seattle audience. He'll join us to talk publishing, picking up trash and President Oprah.

The Record: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018

Is Attorney General Jeff Sessions coming for your legal marijuana? He rescinded an Obama-era policy today that allowed Washington and other states to legalize pot without the feds intervening. The Washington Post's Sari Horwitz explains how it might impact recreational marijuana markets in states like Washington.

The Record: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jan 3, 2018

President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un are calling each other names and bragging about their nuclear buttons. Just trash talk, right? Nothing to worry about. We'll ask George Washington University political scientist Elizabeth Saunders.

The Record: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jan 2, 2018

The city of Seattle settled a sexual abuse lawsuit against former mayor Ed Murray over the weekend. But the $150,000 settlement won't be paid by Murray — Seattle taxpayers will foot the bill. Seattle Times reporter Lewis Kamb explains why.

The Record: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017

Merriam-Webster's word of the year: Feminism. Is it the beginning of a lasting change or just another media trend? We’ll talk with Eula Scott Bynoe of the Hella Black Hella Seattle podcast and take your calls.

The Record: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017

The first major overhaul of the nation's tax code in decades isn’t just about taxes – it’s also about oil. Guest host Marcie Sillman talks with Bloomberg’s Jennifer Dlouhy about a provision in the tax bill that requires the government to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

The Record: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017

A GPS-guided safety system called positive train control was in the works for Amtrak's new, faster Seattle-to-Portland line, but it wasn't up and running when the line opened on Monday. We talk with Seattle Times reporter Mike Lindblom about the "very aggressive schedule" that may have pushed service to begin before all available safety measures were in place.

The Record: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017

We're learning more about how an Amtrak train derailed onto I-5 near DuPont on Monday. Guest host Jeannie Yandel talks with KUOW's John Ryan and a former federal railroad safety investigator about what happened, and what questions remain.

The Record: Monday, December 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

We'll get an update from KUOW's Austin Jenkins at the scene of this morning's Amtrak train derailment south of Tacoma. The Amtrak Cascades train was traveling from Seattle to Portland when it spilled from an overpass onto Interstate 5, killing at least three people.

The Record: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017

How will today's FCC vote to end net neutrality change your internet? Geekwire's Monica Nickelsburg tells you what deregulation will mean for you, whether you're in business or binge-watching.

The Record: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Deep red Alabama just elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Are Republicans in trouble? We'll ask Washington State Republican Party chairman Susan Hutchison and NPR's Scott Detrow.

The Record: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

We've seen men accused of sexual harassment, men apologizing, men denying and men being fired. What could women do besides report their behavior? And should we even be asking? We'll talk with Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis and Ijeoma Oluo, editor-at-large for The Establishment.

The Record: Monday, December 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Dan Rather no longer anchors the CBS Evening News, but he's got plenty of viewers of his News and Guts news blog. Dan Rather is in the studio to give you his big picture take on how America's doing today. His new book is "What Unites Us."

The Record: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

A Seattle Times investigation reveals that a Washington state legislator and CWU professor was accused of sexually harassing his students on more than one occasion. We'll talk with Mike Baker, who broke the story for the Times.

The Record: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dec 6, 2017

A group of US Congress members including Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell say it's time for Al Franken to leave Congress because he's been accused by several women of sexual harassment. Would his resignation help? And what would help even more?

The Record: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dec 5, 2017

Results are in, and Washington state's voter turnout in this last election was at an all-time low. Why don't we vote? We ask political science professor Christopher Mann of Skidmore College whether there's anything we should be doing differently.

The Record: Monday, December 4, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

We'll hear about the power and potential of virtual reality, from one of its pioneers. Jaron Lanier is in the studio. He's the author of the new book "Dawn of the New Everything."

The Record: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Kate Flannery, Jane Lynch and the KUOW Christmas Tree.
KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

We'll talk Christmas carols – the good, the bad, the unlistenable – with actors Jane Lynch ("Glee") and Kate Flannery ("The Office"). They're in Seattle for "A Swingin' Little Christmas" at the Triple Door Theater.

The Record: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Jenny Durkan has been Seattle mayor for a full day. Has she solved everything yet? The mayor joins us to talk about her plans for the next four years. 

The Record: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017

Seattle says it can double the number of homeless people leaving the streets, cars and shelters for a permanent home. And to do it, the city will cut money for programs that aren't getting results. Sharon Lee with the Low Income Housing Institute thinks the city is about to leave more homeless people out in the cold. She joins us along with Jason Johnson with Seattle's Human Services Department to talk about a new approach to getting people housed.

The Record: Monday, November 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017

Americans will spend hundreds of millions of dollars shopping online this Cyber Monday, and a lot of that money will go to Amazon. Should you feel guilty about shopping online instead of in stores? We'll talk it over with KUOW’s Joshua McNichols, co-host of Prime(d).

The Record: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Nov 22, 2017

Seattle is having a crazy restaurant boom — there are more than 2,600 restaurants in the Seattle area, up 25 percent from a decade ago. So why are so many restaurant owners feeling high anxiety? We'll talk it over with Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement and Brandon Pettit, owner of Seattle’s Delancey and Dino's Tomato Pie.

The Record: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

At a public school where parents can afford to give big, should the PTA be able to pour in as much money as it wants? Or should they have to share that money with other schools? We'll talk about the idea of PTA equity with KUOW's Ann Dornfeld and OPB's Rob Manning.