Full Record | KUOW News and Information

Full Record

Listen to the full hour of The Record below.

The Record: Wednesday, April 12, Full Show

Apr 12, 2017

Mayor Ed Murray's attorney Robert Sulkin argues that a physical exam of the mayor proves that accusations of sexual assault against him are false, which means the lawsuit against the mayor must be dropped. We'll talk with one of the reporters who broke the story.

Also, we imagine a future where small, hybrid electric airplanes fly you to Cannon Beach and Bellingham; the government fills out our tax returns for you; and Jeff Bezos sends you up into space just because he really really wants to.  

The Record: Tuesday, April 11, Full Show

Apr 11, 2017
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Fake news. You know it when you see it, right? You'd never fall for it and you'd certainly never share it. We'll talk with a UW researcher who found most of us get tricked by fake news stories even if we don't realize it. But that's not the really scary part — it's where those stories come from.

Also, the video of a man getting dragged off a United Express flight has led to calls for a United boycott and prompted a defense of the United staff from the airline. We'll talk about what you're really entitled to when you buy an airline ticket. Spoiler alert: not much.

And we'll talk about the places in Seattle that have disappeared and why those places might best be considered ghosts. 

The Record: Monday, April 10, Full Show

Apr 10, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

The Seattle Seahawks and the rest of the NFL  has a problem with prescription painkillers. Doctors and trainers give them too easily and too often just to get players on the field. That's the subject of a lawsuit from a former Seahawk. 

Also, we'll walk through the legal issues surrounding the sex abuse case against Mayor Ed Murray.

And a federal immigration program designed to create jobs and increase development also lacks oversight - which has meant both immigrants trying to come to the Northwest and towns that need jobs and infrastructure have been misled and possibly defrauded.

All that and more coming up on the Record.

The Record: Thursday, April 6, Full Show

Apr 6, 2017

The Nuclear Option - that's the button Senate Republicanss just pushed. They've just eliminated the 60 vote threshold, so President Trump's Supreme Court nominee will go through over the objections of Democrats. What does this mean for the future of Roe V Wade and other Supreme Court decisions? We'll talk with Senator Patty Murray.  And Pearl Jam goes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The only band besides Nirvana from the Seattle rock scene of the 90s. We'll tell you why Pearl Jam mattered and why they've stayed alive and together.

The Record: Wednesday, April 5, Full Show

Apr 5, 2017

Governor Jay Inslee is a guest this hour. He'll tell you who will pay for Bertha's tardiness and whether President Trump has ever threatened him for his opposition to Trump.

And who says we've gone too far, shaming one another over who has privilege? We took your calls and asked, have you been called out for being privileged? Have you ever pointed out someone else's privilege. How did that go?

We'll hear your stories on The Record. 

The Record: Tuesday, April 4, Full Show

Apr 4, 2017

Seattle's police department has been working under a federal court order to change the way its officers view racial equity and the use of force. Now the federal government is taking a second look at agreements like those. We'll ask what it means here when we talk to the head of the Seattle police officers union.

Also, today is Equal Pay Day, meaning the average woman had to work all of last year and up until today to make the money that men do in just one year. We'll talk with a Washington legislator who wants to change the situation here.

And you'll find out how Costco is taking on Big Golf Ball.

The Record: Monday, April 3, Full Show

Apr 3, 2017

In D.C. today, Democrats have collected enough Senate votes to filibuster President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Republicans do have another option -- the nuclear option, it's been called. We'll tell you why all of this matters so much.

Also, Bertha is about to emerge at last. When the waterfront tunnel eventually opens, what will it all mean for Seattle traffic?

And Amazon bought diapers.com, now Amazon has flushed diapers.com. We'll tell you why it was so disposable and what else Amazon is up to.

The Record: Thursday, Mar 30, Full Show

Mar 30, 2017

Sound Transit is spending $50 billion on light rail, heavy rail and buses. Are you getting what you're paying for? Is Sound Transit accountable to you? And how's the ride so far? Bill Radke puts his and your questions to Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff.

Plus MSNBC host Chris Hayes talks about the history of policing in America.

The Record: Wednesday, Mar 29, Full Show

Mar 29, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

How powerful are you? Our guest this hour advised President Clinton on domestic policy. He helps people work for civic change and he says you're more powerful than you think, but you have to understand how power works.

And, if you're a man playing for U.S. Hockey, congratulations: You've been getting a full salary and the organization pays for you to travel business class to the Olympics. Not so much if you're a woman hockey player. We'll talk about equality in women's sports with the co-owner of the Seattle Storm.

The Record: Tuesday, Mar 28, Full Show

Mar 28, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

We don't have a state income tax here, but we could get a state capital gains tax. Democratic legislators are proposing it to pay for schools.

You'll also meet a local musician who recorded his new album in the room where his wife had died just a few months earlier.

And if Seattle Opera closes its scenery shop that means more digital sets, but also nobody who knows how to fix the monorail.

The Record: Monday, Feb 27, Full Show

Mar 27, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

Sanctuary cities like Seattle: You're on notice. The U.S. Attorney General just outlined what the White House will do to cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. We'll tell you what he said and what it means for Seattle, Burien and others.

Also, is President Trump right that Obamacare is exploding? If so, what could we do in Washington state to improve health care coverage?

And from Facebook to games, we'll show you how tech companies make their products addictive to you and what you can do about it.

The Record: Thursday, Mar 23, Full Show

Mar 23, 2017
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

The Republican health care overhaul is in trouble. Today, the so-called Freedom Caucus -- very conservative House members -- said no deal. But the White House says "Yes, deal. It's not dead." We'll tell you the latest.

And you'll find out why the outcome matters so much to people with disabilities in Washington state.

Plus, when Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees, was he being too political?

The Record: Wednesday, March 22, Full Show

Mar 22, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

There are states where employers have to give workers paid family leave. Washington state is not among them -- we'll tell you why that might soon change.

Change is also coming to your local bathroom. Beyond transgender rights, we just might not separate bathrooms by gender at all.

And here's a way to deal with a crisis of opioid overdoses -- free heroin.

The Record: Tuesday, Mar 21, Full Show

Mar 21, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

Should you vote to raise Seattle property taxes to pay for homelessness programs? If you're a liberal who answers no -- how should you feel about that? And what's a better idea?

Also, we meet a former immigration agent turned sanctuary priest.

And you'll find out how Galapagos penguins are surviving climate change -- it has to do with a boomerang. All this on today's The Record.

The Record: Monday, Mar 20, Full Show

Mar 20, 2017

Chuck Berry died over the weekend. We're going to make the case that in 200 years, he is the only rock and roller most people will be able to name. Not Elvis Presley, not the Beatles, but the brown eyed handsome man. I think you'll end up agreeing. Also, should Seattle put a new tax on sugary sodas, and not diet sodas, just sugary sodas? And we'll tell you whether you might someday make the road trip to Portland in the span of 15 minutes.

The Record: Thursday, Mar 16, Full Show

Mar 16, 2017
KUOW control room studio record
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Today on The Record, you'll find out what President Donald Trump's new budget means for Washington, how the president's travel ban could affect the Seattle Sounders, and how a Seattle rabbi reacted to the vandalism of his synagogue. Some people wanted to cover up the graffiti right away. The rabbi will tell you why he said no.

The Record: Wednesday, Mar 15, Full Show

Mar 15, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

Governor Jay Inslee gave a press conference about the effects the GOP health care bill will have on Washington state. The governor said 600,000 people would lose coverage if this bill rolls back the Medicaid expansion, and an additional 100,000 people would drop out of Washington's health care exchange. Aaron Katz teaches health policy at the University of Washington and breaks down those numbers.

And we debate a lawsuit against the city brought by landlords who oppose a law that requires them to rent to the first qualified applicant. We'll also talk to Stephen Quinn about the latest headlines out of British Columbia. 

The Record: Tuesday, Mar 14, Full Show

Mar 14, 2017
KUOW Photo

Do you ever get sick? Do you pay taxes? Then you have a stake in our top story. The American Health Care Act is the Republicans' plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act. It might pass the House, but the vote would be extremely tight in the Senate.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is the ranking member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She said the American Health Care Act will have a dramatic impact on families in Washington.

And we finally have a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Republican health care plan. The CBO finds this plan would cause 14 million people to lose health insurance next year, rising to 24 million after 10 years. We’ll speak with Mary Agnes Carey, a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about how reliable that prediction is. 

The Record: Monday, Mar 13, Full Show

Mar 13, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

It's been more than a year since Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared homelessness an emergency. Now he's asking for more money: a new tax on the city's property owners. What would that money buy and is it money well spent? The mayor answered that question and others today on The Record

And in late January, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning entry to the United States from seven majority Muslim countries. Just 12 days later, the Seattle Symphony performed "Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven." The concert featured music by composers from those countries listed in the order. Ludovic Morlot is music director for the Seattle Symphony. He says the idea for the concert came from the musicians in the symphony. 

The Record: Thursday, March 9, Full Show

Mar 9, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he'll continue to press the legal case against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban. KUOW's Ruby de Luna explains the details of the case.

Two transgender teens share why it has never been easy for them to use the bathroom or locker room at school.

And, one local artist thinks others of her kind should be more commercial. 

The Record: Wednesday, Mar 8, Full Show

Mar 8, 2017
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Are we seeing more hate crimes this year in our state and our country? That's hard to say because you'd be surprised how hard we make it to report and track hate crimes.

Also this hour, we'll tell you stories about one of Washington's longest serving state representatives. Seattle's Helen Sommers died yesterday.

And in honor of International Women's Day, Seattle's civic poet recalls Sojourner Truth with a live performance that you'll hear this hour on KUOW.

The Record: Tuesday, March 7, Full Show

Mar 7, 2017

When news broke yesterday of a new travel ban from President Trump everyone wanted to know will Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson challenge that ban in court too. We talk to him directly about the issue.

Also, we'll learn the connection between the way a toilet works and the proliferation of fake news over facts.

And what can Democratic activists learn from the strategies of the Tea Party? We'll talk with the head of the left-leaning Indivisible and the director of the Tea Party Express. 

The Record: Monday, March 6, Full Show

Mar 6, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

The new Trump travel ban is out today. Washington state successfully challenged the last one. We'll tell you how the new order would work and how our region and state are reacting. Also, Seattle-area tech companies are watching how the Trump administration wants to change visas for skilled foreign workers.

And we'll report on a spike in suicides in Washington state prisons.

The Record: Thursday, March 2, Full Show

Mar 2, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

The Washington Post broke the story of Attorney General Jeff Sessions talking to a Russian when he said he didn't talk to a Russian. A political reporter for the Washington Post tells us what exactly will happen next.

Also, we fight about growth in this region - a lot. Our guest this hour wants you to know, this fight is thousands of years old and it's going to turn out OK.

And we now know how Amazon broke the Internet this week — it was a typo!

The Record: Wednesday, March 1, Full Show

Mar 1, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

Republican Congressman Dave Reichert joins us live to tell you which parts of President Trump's plans he supports and opposes.

The president is now calling for a merit based immigration system like Canada has. Vaughn Palmer will tell you what that means.

And Amazon broke the Internet a little bit this week with a cloud computing crash. We'll tell you how concerned you should be.

The Record: Tuesday, Feb 28, Full Show

Feb 28, 2017
KUOW control room studio record
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Protesters are at the site of the new Trump Tower in Vancouver, BC, the second tallest building in the city. We'll talk with a reporter who's at the grand opening.

Seattle is going ahead with body cameras on police officers, but not the way some civil rights advocates wanted.

And how did Seattle homeless people get to their tent city and what is like like there? "The Road to Nickelsville," today on The Record.

The Record: Monday, Feb 27, Full Show

Feb 27, 2017
KUOW Photo

Should we bring grizzly bears back to the North Cascades? That might depend whether you graze sheep in the North Cascades.

We'll also tell you about the risks and promise of new genetic testing of unborn babies.

And the new all-time high scorer in women's college basketball plays in Seattle. We'll find out what it's like to watch her play up close.

The Record: Thursday, Feb 23, Full Show

Feb 23, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

Usually when Congress members are home on recess, they have Town Hall meetings with constituents. But some Republicans are skipping them because they've seen their colleagues get yelled at. Washington Congressman Dave Reichert is opting instead for a Facebook Live event. Is that good enough?

Also, Black Diamond is about to get King County's biggest development in a long time. You'll meet a former Black Diamond resident who'd like to retire there, but worries her hometown is being ruined.

And a Seattle filmmaker couldn't stand his liberal bubble anymore. So he drove his Prius to Lynden, Washington to the home of the Trump voter. He'll tell you what happened there.

The Record: Wednesday, Feb 22, Full Show

Feb 22, 2017
KUOW Photo

Swedish Hospital's CEO has resigned after reports of trouble inside its neurosurgery institute. We'll tell you what happened.

We'll also ask two Seattle faith leaders: What would Jesus do about homelessness?

And major league baseball is trying to make the game go faster. Do you want your day at the ball park to be as short as possible?

The Record: Tuesday, Feb 21, Full Show

Feb 21, 2017
studio record
KUOW Photo

We'll examine how Trump is doing after one month in office  with former Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott and former Washington Republican Party chair Chris Vance.

Also, Seattle's mayor might sue the Trump administration. You'll hear why and learn about his proposed new soda tax for Seattle.

And Uber and Airbnb make life easier or harder, depending who are you are. We'll look at winners and losers in the so-called sharing economy.