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The Record: Monday, November 20, 2017

Nov 20, 2017

Land of the free, home of the easily swayed? Studio 360 host and author Kurt Andersen will tell you how this country has always swallowed fake news, all the way back to its colonist beginnings. He's written a new book called "Fantasyland."

The Record: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year living aboard the International Space Station so we could learn what that would do to his mind and body. He's in our studio to tell us about it.

The Record: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

State lawmakers will get more sexual harassment-prevention training. Will that help reduce harassment and assault by lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists in Olympia? KUOW's Austin Jenkins is back on the show to tell us the latest on how state government is changing how it handles misconduct in the workplace.

The Record: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017

Last summer's top-grossing movies: "Guardians of the Galaxy" from Marvel Comics, "Spiderman" and "Wonder Woman." Superheroes are big with audiences. Meanwhile, organized religion has declined in this country. Is that a coincidence? Or are superheroes the new religion? We talk with Reza Aslan, author of "God: A Human History," and Seattle writer G. Willow Wilson, author of the latest Ms. Marvel series. 

The Record: Monday, November 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017

He's not hoping for a cure just yet, but Bill Gates is giving $50 million toward Alzheimer's research. Erica Farrell of the Washington State chapter of the national Alzheimer's Association tells you what we do and don't know about dementia, including how to deal with it the best you can.

The Record: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Nov 9, 2017

Seattle elected a woman to be its mayor for the first time in almost a century. Vancouver did the same, for the first time in the city's entire 160 years. Why are more women running and winning? We talk with political consultant Cathy Allen.

The Record: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nov 8, 2017

Election night was good for Democrats here in Washington and across the country. Our politics roundtable tells you what happened and what it means. We'll talk with Jenny Durkan, in the lead to be Seattle's next mayor. And state Republican Party chairman Susan Hutchison makes the case for why her party should be optimistic.

The Record: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nov 7, 2017

Bill Nye says climate change deniers are struggling with cognitive dissonance. He joins us from Los Angeles to talk about his new film "Bill Nye: Science Guy" and how he's taking on cognitive dissonance to save the world.

The Record: Monday, November 6, 2017

Nov 6, 2017

Former Hole drummer Patty Schemel is telling her story of addiction, recovery and coming up in Seattle's music scene. She'll tell you about her memoir, "Hit So Hard."

The Record: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nov 2, 2017

When Democratic state lawmaker Jim Jacks of Vancouver abruptly resigned his seat in 2011, the public was told it was for “personal and family reasons.” Turns out, there was more to the story. KUOW’s Austin Jenkins explains.

The Record: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017
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We spend this hour of The Record with WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, co-host and editor of On The Media. She'll tell you how media can distort reality and what you can do about it.

The Record: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Someone is sending letters with the names and addresses of supposed undocumented immigrants with criminal records to Burien residents ahead of a contentious City Council race. Are the mailers accurate? Legal? Ethical? KUOW’s Liz Jones has reaction from Burien.

The Record: Monday, October 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

President Trump's former campaign manager pled not guilty today to money laundering and other charges. Does his indictment move Trump closer to impeachment or farther away? We’ll talk with The Washington Post’s Libby Casey.

The Record: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017
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If you worry that high paying tech jobs are pricing you out of your city, why don't you take one of those tech jobs? Why don't you learn how to code? Would that be too hard? Or too expensive? Or too boring? We'll look for the joy of coding.

The Record: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017

How would you feel about being charged a tax not on every gallon of gas you buy, but on every mile you drive? State officials are thinking about it as a way to shore up falling gas tax revenues. We'll talk about how it would work with Mark Hallenbeck of the Washington State Transportation Center.

The Record: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oct 24, 2017

The New York Times headline read "How Amazon Took Seattle's Soul." When it ran in the Seattle Times, the headline was "The Mixed Blessing of Amazon." Which one is it? We’ll talk with New York Times contributing op-ed writer Tim Egan.

The Record: Monday, October 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017

Amazon may have heard from 238 cities and towns eager to be its second North American headquarters, but the company is still growing here in Seattle. Geekwire's Todd Bishop puts Amazon's growth into perspective.

The Record: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
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Today’s the deadline for North American cities to bid for Amazon's new headquarters. What do people living in a potential HQ2 need to know about life here in HQ1? We’ll take your calls and talk with KUOW’s Joshua McNichols and Carolyn Adolph, hosts of KUOW’s new podcast Prime(d).

The Record: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
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Yesterday you met a Democratic Washington state senator who thinks we're being too hard on Amazon. This hour you'll meet a Seattle City Council member who says no -- Amazon actually owes us more.

Also, have you seen the wildlife crossing being built over I-90 near Snoqualmie Summit? Why do we want wildlife to cross there? How do we get them to do it? And what happens when predators find out where the wildlife crossing is?

And a couples therapist says we need to rethink infidelity. She'll explain.

The Record: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

You just heard about Amazon's search for a headquarters outside Seattle. Some local lawmakers say Amazon has felt unwelcome, not included — and those lawmakers want to hit the refresh button. Does that mean apologizing to Amazon, not taxing Amazon? 

Also, a Washington state observatory played a role in a startling astronomic discovery. Why should a non-scientist care?

"We are all only tenants on this earth now, Rushing on, passing on, gone." Those lines are from a poem written in West Seattle. You'll hear about a poetic map of Seattle this hour.

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Two people want to lead the city of Seattle. Only one will be mayor. That person will shape the future of Seattle. The Record recently spoke with candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon.  

The Record: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Doesn't it feel great when you get a great deal on something you really want? Well, maybe that sweet discount isn't always a good idea.

And we're reported on the Northwest's white supremacist movement before, but today we'll talk with a reporter who went undercover and infiltrated one of their meetings.

The Record: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017
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Taxpayers have spent $1.2 billion to help Amazon thrive. The Puget Sound Business Journal has been working to uncover the Amazon playbook. We’ll take a look at it this hour.  

For the first time in 31 years, the U.S. Men's National Soccer team will not go to the World Cup. Shockingly, they got knocked out last night and we have a Seattle Sounders player to thank for it.

Will President Trump dismantle the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada? Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with Trump today.

The Record: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oct 10, 2017
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Washington state is suing President Trump yet again. The Trump administration has issued new rules that let insurers and employers opt out of covering contraceptives in their health insurance plans. Yesterday, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson challenged those rules in federal court.

Did you read about the hiker rescued from the Goat Rock Wilderness over the weekend? Two search and rescue experts will tell you how to not be that hiker.

And our Northwest salmon are disappearing. Scientists who count salmon off the Washington and Oregon coasts are for the first time hauling up empty nets. Why should you care about dwindling salmon?

The Record: Monday, October 9, 2017

Oct 9, 2017
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If we are not rational or disciplined enough to make decision on our own, should the government make them for us? And facing death can be scary and hard to imagine, but maybe we all need to get more comfortable with it. And artificial intelligence may be the wave of the future but that wave can wait when it comes to our children.

The Record: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

Mass transit is all around you and it’s growing. You see the buses and trains running and new lines being built. So where are we on transit? Is there an important public backlash or has the transit train left the station?

Also, the late Jon Rowley's work is a big reason you eat Copper River salmon and Olympia oysters.

And, I’ll speak with somebody on the left who thinks the left is too intolerant. Frances Lee is the author of an essay called, “Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice.”

The Record: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Oct 4, 2017
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The Las Vegas shooter used a device that made his bullets spray faster. Our governor is calling for a ban on that device. What about all the other gun regulations that some Washingtonians have been asking for for years? Gov. Inslee will join us along with Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat, who asked responsible gun owners to speak up. He'll tell us what he heard back.

Also, she was at the center of the backlash called Gamergate. Now, game developer Zoe Quinn is talking about how Gamergate nearly destroyed her life and how we can win the fight against online hate.

The Record: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Oct 3, 2017
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This hour, we'll answer your questions about gun laws. Specifically, why has Washington not banned semi-automatic assault rifles as some other states have?

Also, how did ultra-liberal Evergreen State College become a national symbol of campus division?

And novelist Celeste Ng looks at Seattle and sees a familiar progressive desire to do the right thing. As she says, ideals are neat but humans are messy. She'll tell you some stories about that this hour.

The Record: Monday, October 2, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

Writer James Fallows predicted the Las Vegas shooting — in a way. Five years ago, after the Aurora Colorado theater shooting, he wrote that this would happen again and again and again in America.

If you were looking for information about the shooting on social media, I hope you brought your skepticism. There were false rumors online. Will conspiracy theories fake news and Russian ads lead to new government regulation of Facebook and Google?

And a Microsoft employee is organizing an effort to help the people of Puerto Rico, hurricane victims including her parents. She'll tell you her story this hour.

The Record: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
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Washington state and Seattle are suing the maker of Oxycontin for alleged deceptive marketing.

Also, are you a carbon chauvinist, who thinks intelligence can only be found in the human skull? Or could computers become super-smart? And what if they can? We'll give you two different takes on the future of artificial Intelligence.

And what's the best response to anti-Semitism? Seattle Rabbi Daniel Weiner has dealt with this personally.