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The Record: Wednesday, June 14, Full Show

Jun 14, 2017
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The man who accused Seattle's mayor of sexual abuse is dropping his lawsuit. We'll bring you the details.

Also, a Seattle poet searches for the name of her medical diagnosis and finds out it's the same one you and I have.

And a University of Washington atmospheric scientist argues the "environmental left" is crying wolf on climate change and hurting its own cause. 

The Record: Monday, June 12, Full Show

Jun 12, 2017

Bill Radke couldn't sleep last night because he was reading Sherman Alexie's new memoir. Alexie has so much to say he is with us this hour. And so is Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO. His new project is a website that crunches the numbers on the United States of America.

Alexie and Ballmer overlap when it comes to NBA basketball, which is the talk of Seattle right now as the city chooses between Sodo and KeyArena. So we'll get into that too.

The Record: Thursday, June 8, Full Show

Jun 8, 2017
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Seattle's mayor just chose an investor group to bring more pro sports to Key Arena. So does that mean the Sodo arena is dead?

And here's how income inequality works in your brain: Even if you have enough money to live you compare yourself to people who have more and that comparison makes you suffer. We'll show you how that works and what you could do about it.

The Record: Wednesday, June 7, Full Show

Jun 7, 2017
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The doors of the Seven Gables and Guild 45th theaters are closed, most likely for good. Has Netflix killed the art house theater? Our state lawmakers are still in their second extra-special session and they still have not settled on a state budget. Why not? One giant reason is education funding. All that and more on The Record. 

The Record: Tuesday, June 6, Full Show

Jun 6, 2017
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Has the threat of climate change made you question whether or not to have kids? The latest episode of KUOW's podcast terrestrial tackles that question. Host Ashley Ahearn shares her experience exploring that question.

Rock climber Tommy Caldwell shares his experience climbing the Dawn Wall of El Capitan and how he escaped rebels in Kyrgyzstan.

And Seahawks punter Jon Ryan will be on stage with his comedian wife, Sarah Colonna.

The Record: Monday, June 6, Full Show

Jun 5, 2017

One Seattle dad takes to the internet to end school lunch debt for students in Seattle and beyond. The mayor of Everett is suing Purdue Pharma over opioid addiction in his city. The city claims Purdue supplied "obviously suspicious" physicians and pharmacies with Oxycontin, knowing these pills would find their way into the black market. And can we prevent terrorist attacks by regulating the Internet? Today, after the deadly attacks in London, Prime Minister Theresa May called for new international agreements to control online communication.

The Record: Wednesday, May 31, Full Show

May 31, 2017
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After the killings on a Portland train last weekend, some free speech conservatives want to hold a rally this Sunday. Portland's mayor says that's hate speech and it's not protected. You'll meet the rally organizer and a counter-protester.

Also, some landlords are suing the city of Seattle for restricting the move-in fees they can charge. You'll hear both sides of the dispute.

And what will be left of Seattle's Chinatown/International District in 20 years? 

The Record: Tuesday, May 30, Full Show

May 30, 2017

You've probably heard that in Portland over the weekend a man verbally assaulted two women on a train  and called them racist names. Three bystanders stepped in to help and two of those good Samaritans were killed. We'll find out why people decide to step in and why they don't.

Also a woman who is homeless in Seattle will tell you her story about how she ended up under the West Seattle bridge and what she and others need the most.

And, if you can get in to an upcoming Seattle Art museum event it might be because we told you about it today. 

The Record: Thursday, May 25, Full Show

May 25, 2017
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The new health care bill is so controversial, it can make congressional candidates grab reporters by the neck and body slam them, as we found out yesterday. We'll tell you what all the CBO fuss is about.

Also, today's census report shows Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the country. Are you new to Seattle? We want to hear from you.

The Record: Wednesday, May 24, Full Show

May 24, 2017
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Should people be allowed to wear masks or hoods over their faces during protests? One state lawmaker wants to make it a crime.

And two brothers from Kent have gone on to become YouTube stars. They say being the only Asian kids in their neighborhood still informs their comedy today.

Also, Q13 Fox's C.R. Douglas is with us for the hour. We'll talk with him about Hanford and the politics of density.

The Record: Tuesday, May 23, Full Show

May 23, 2017
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Groundbreaking. Historic. Descriptions we've heard of the new police accountability law the Seattle City Council passed. We'll break down what it does. Also, the state legislature is about to head into another special session. A second special session! And former Seattle Times reporter Terry McDermott gets nostalgic about covering the Mariners and announcer Dave Niehaus.

The Record: Monday, May 22, Full Show

May 22, 2017

There's a viral video going around of a sea lion near Vancouver, BC snatching a little girl off a dock into the water. We have sea lions here, you might be tempted to feed them. We'll give you some expert advice.

Also, "Sweet Lou" Piniella, the only manager who ever took the Seattle Mariners to the playoffs, is here. We'll ask him why Bill Gates used to come into his office with a lineup card.

And Laura Palmer, agent Dale Cooper and a fictional Washington town come back to life (mostly) a quarter century later. Twin Peaks is back.

The Record: Thursday, May 18, Full Show

May 18, 2017
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We'll catch you up on the Trump/Russia investigation.

You'll also hear from a music writer who knew Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell, who was found dead last night. A medical examiner says Cornell killed himself by hanging.

And a former Seattle Times reporter writes in the latest Atlantic magazine that his family owned a slave. After writing the story, that reporter suddenly died. His wife will tell you the story.

The Record: Wednesday, May 17, Full Show

May 17, 2017
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The Senate intelligence committee wants to talk to former FBI director James Comey. We'll catch you up on the latest Trump news.

Also, New Orleans is tearing down confederate monuments. Should the University of Washington remove the statue of President George Washington, a slave holder?

And you have fewer than 90 days to do the stuff you know you shouldn't do when you're driving — like check Facebook, play with Snapchat filters, etc. We'll hear your examples of distracted driving. 

The Record: Tuesday, May 16, Full Show

May 16, 2017
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Why is it a big deal that President Trump gave classified info to Russia? Is this about Trump's decision-making or about our actual security as a nation? We'll ask a Russia expert from the University of Washington.

Also, does it do more harm or good to let people in King County use illegal drugs under medical supervision?

And how should you be Christian in a city where religious belief is low? 

The Record: Monday, May 15, Full Show

May 15, 2017

Wanna cry? That's not an invitation, it's the name of malware going around the world, attacking giant institutions. You could blame Microsoft. You could blame the government. Either way, what are we going to do about it?

Also, President Trump's travel ban is getting inspected again today in Seattle. We'll tell you how that federal court hearing went down.

And maybe this bike share will work in Seattle. This time you'll use an app and hopefully park the bikes in the right place.

The Record: Thursday, May 11, Full Show

May 11, 2017
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Right now, if you're running for Seattle mayor, you have twelve other candidates to beat. But local analysts and politicos are saying Jenny Durkan, the newest candidate for mayor, could change the race. We'll find out why.

Also, we'll learn how the Mt Saint Helens eruption and the Gwangju Uprising in South Korea are connected.

And, we'll explore the powerful force mothers play in our lives with poetry correspondent Elizabeth Austen.

The Record: Wednesday, May 10, Full Show

May 10, 2017
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You don't want to hear the words "nuclear reactor" and "accident," but a tunnel with nuclear waste inside collapsed yesterday at Hanford. We'll tell you why that waste is so hard to seal off and where the next danger might lie.

Also, Seattle is expensive. There's income inequality. Robots are taking our jobs. What to do? Here's an idea. The government could give every American money for nothing, just a minimum amount of money to spend as you please.

And Seattle's first Upstream Music festival is here. They aim to be the new South by Southwest. We'll tell you what will happen there and play you some music.

The Record: Tuesday, May 9, Full Show

May 9, 2017
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As you may have just heard, Seattle's mayor will not stand for re-election. He says he will stay on through the end of his term. We'll tell you what might be next for Seattle.

The Kent School District has canceled a band and orchestra trip to Victoria, B.C. saying undocumented students can't go because they might not get back across the border and that's not fair. We'll talk with the district and a Kentlake High School parent.

And members of the Seattle Majestics will tell you what it's like to play football in the same city as the Seahawks when you're not the Seahawks and you're not trying to be.

The Record: Monday, May 8, Full Show

May 8, 2017
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Donald Trump said when you're always winning you get bored with winning. I think you'd have to ask Seattle Storm star Sue Bird. She's basically never done anything but win. She'll tell you what that's like because she's live in the studio.

And speaking of the President, some local Trump voters will tell you whether they're still on the Trump train.

Also a McArthur Genius will tell you what we can about the earth itself, specifically the dirt.

The Record: Thursday, May 4, Full Record

May 5, 2017
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The Republican-controlled House has passed a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. We'll tell you how this bill might affect people's insurance and how our Congressional members voted.

Also, a new Netflix series takes on teen suicide and a Seattle suicide prevention expert will tell you why this show is terrible and how we can do better.

The Record: Wednesday, May 3, Full Show

May 3, 2017
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Another accuser, another denial: That's the latest development in the sexual abuse case and Seattle mayor Ed Murray.

Also, Seattle rap star Macklemore is being sued for allegedly sounding too much like a certain jazz musician.

And author Lemony Snicket will tell you why kids should read about unfortunate events.

The Record: Tuesday, May 2, Full Show

May 2, 2017
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Along Mercer Street in South Lake Union the Mercer mess is now less messy because there are new traffic lights that match the flow of the cars. So how come all our lights don't work that way?

Plus, Microsoft wants our schoolchildren to learn in virtual reality. We'll tell you about the company's big push into the classroom.

And is Seattle's call for an income tax a progressive move to make the rich pay their fair share, or a blunder that hurts more than it helps?

The Record: Monday, May 1, Full Show

May 1, 2017

We'll take you live to a Seattle May Day march. We'll tell you why Seattle May Day is the way it is and consider how long the anarchy can last.

Also, we'll tell you why the West Point Sewage Treatment plant failed and why it matters.

And should a violent felon be able to write the New York Times crossword puzzle? We'll tell you the story of a Washington state convict and what it says about redemption.

The Record: Thursday, April 27, Full Show

Apr 27, 2017
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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has called for a peaceful shutdown of the airport and freeways on Monday — May Day. The Washington State Patrol says that's irresponsible. Sawant joins us.

And President Trump is reviewing national monuments, including two in Washington state. What are the pros and cons of rolling back some government protected areas?

And we'll talk with the NPR editor who's tracking Trump's many conflicts of interest.

The Record: Wednesday, April 26, Full Show

Apr 26, 2017
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Seattle can still be a sanctuary city despite President Trump's funding threat. That's thanks to a federal judge's ruling. We'll find out what Trump is doing with immigration overall.

And a Bellevue City Council member said he wants to keep the Seattle scourge of homelessness away from his city. He'll tell you what he means by that.

And Nordstrom is selling jeans pre-caked with mud for $425. Was this a retail fail or a win because I'm talking about Nordstrom right now?

The Record: Tuesday, April 25, Full Show

Apr 25, 2017
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Californians talk about seceding from the USA. What if King County spun off Seattle? We'll talk to a state senator who doesn't think Auburn should have to pay for Seattle's foolishness.

Also, Garfield High School is accused of breaking the rules to recruit football players. We'll talk to the reporter who broke the story.

And you'll meet Seattle filmmaker from Vladivostok who was inspired by a secret TV channel where Russian voice actors made Hollywood come alive.

The Record: Monday, April 24, Full Show

Apr 24, 2017

Rachel Dolezal is the dormer Spokane NAACP leader who for years passed as black despite being born to white parents. Seattle writer Ijeoma Ouluo didn't want to write about her, didn't want to meet her certainly, didn't want to sit in Dolezal's kitchen and look at her art. But she did and she'll tell you what she learned.

And, when you're out whale watching you want to see something spectacular, but some people got more of a show then they wanted. 

The Record: Thursday, April 20, Full Show

Apr 20, 2017

It's coming up: April 29. That symbolic milestone is of the first 100 days in office.

Congressmember Pramila Jayapal represents the Seattle area in the House of Representatives. She's in our studio and took your questions.

Plus, you'll hear some modern protest music, and will a bag of soon-to-be-legal Canadian marijuana be cheaper than what you could buy on the black market?

The Record: Wednesday, April 19, Full Show

Apr 19, 2017
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The man suing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray alleging sexual abuse has now made his name and face public. Murray denies those allegations. We'll tell you why the accuser's decision matters. Also, you'll hear from high ranking House Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane. And Bill Nye the Science Guy will preview the protest chants at this weekend's March for Science.