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Back to school means students bringing in pencils, notebooks, snacks, hand sanitizer, and much more. And it's a financial and logistical burden. Why can't we do this better?

Also, are you afraid that you're running out of time for summer camping? Maybe you should be afraid of the camping itself. We'll tell you why it's healthy to go into the woods with a heart full of fear.

And if you're talking about someone who doesn't identify as male or female, is it OK to call that person "they"? We'll get into the usefulness and grammar of the singular they.

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Today, you'll hear from an eyewitness to the Trump rally in Everett.

Also, you'll hear about artsy Seattle creative types setting up shop in rural Eastern Washington.

And the new animated movie "Sausage Party" is not appropriate for children, or animation workers. That’s if you believe a complaint from some of the people who made the film in Vancouver, B.C.

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You may have heard the Republican presidential nominee is in town today. We'll look at why Donald Trump is here, and what Washington issues he's going to talk about.

Also, we follow a young refugee who is starting life fresh here in Seattle.

And, even though many Washington students haven't headed back to school yet, there's mixed news from last year's statewide report card.

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The Record: Monday, August 29, full show

Aug 29, 2016

Uncle Bob is gone. That’s Bob Santos, a key figure in Seattle's cultural history. We'll listen to one of our favorite conversations with him.

Also, a Seattle Subway franchise owner says the city's move to make employee schedules more predictable will have unintended consequences.

And as our national parks turn 100 years old we'll look at the two sides of Mt. Rainier.

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What do you do when rich white people move in to your neighborhood? Sell them what they want. We have a Seattle story of gentrification and adaptation.

Also, the corpse flower arrives to stink up your stroll through Volunteer Park.

And who's the coward? The Swedish soccer team or Hope Solo's bosses at the US Soccer federation?

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The Record: Wednesday, Aug 24th, Full Show

Aug 24, 2016

Today you'll find out how political cartoonists are drawing the 2016 election. We'll narrate the visuals for you (or you can check out a special display at Suzzallo).

A new scavenger hunt this weekend will test your Seattle knowledge.  See if you can find an answer faster than Bill Radke.

And if teriyaki is Seattle's signature comfort food -- why isn't it catching on like Philly cheese steak?

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People in the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle have been getting lots of help lately. Once they leave, does that help leave, too?

Also, how far over-budget is the Sound Transit light rail project and why?

And can an Eastern Washington town enlist ghosts to avoid becoming a ghost town? 

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The Record: Monday, August 22, full show

Aug 22, 2016
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The Duwamish waterway used to be windy and pretty. Now it's straight and ugly, right? We'll take a closer look at Seattle's forgotten river.

Also, why is Washington state’s public school teacher of the year now teaching his students what to do if they're stopped by police?

And is Amazon building a new drive-up grocery store in Seattle?

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Of all the objections to the proposed new police precinct building, how did race become an important factor Also, what's the story behind the giant T-Rex skull that rolled up to Seattle's Burke Museum. And did you know the Seattle Center International Fountain has a human DJ? 

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Donald Trump wants "extreme" vetting of immigrants and a moratorium on people coming from some countries. What does he mean and how does it affect Seattle-area immigrants and their children?

Also, there may be only 15 mountain caribou left in Washington state. You'll learn why that matters and what we might be able do about it.

And how will Seattle's newest music festival boost musicians here?

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The Record: Monday, August 15, full show

Aug 15, 2016
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People used to say Seattle city government is so bogged down in process it doesn't do anything. Now some people say the city is doing too much too fast. What happened?

Also, the Olympics have shown us a lot of sports, but video gaming is not one of them -- yet. You'll meet one of America's first e-sports college scholarship winners.

And how does the music change when you're making it in a Washington state national park?

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The city of Seattle has cracked down on gay conversion therapy -- why does that matter? You'll find out from someone who's been through it. 

Also, Seattle is getting a new music festival. More than music, it's a plot to make sure Seattle bands never have to leave here to make it big. 

Speaking of leaving, it seems like everyone's coming to Seattle. So we'll ask two local celebrities why they are splitting. 

And we'll take you to the other Olympics -- the Olympic National Park. 

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The Record: Wednesday, Aug 10th, full show

Aug 10, 2016
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The city of Seattle passed a new law restricting who landlords can refuse to rent to -- what does a Seattle landlord say about that?

In Rio, Olympic athletes are scoffing at Russian swimmers who've been caught doping. We'll talk to a former Olympic medalist from Sammamish who got a very different reaction when she called out dopers 40 years ago. 

And what happens when you're afraid to call the police because you don't know how they'll react to your son?

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The Record: Monday, August 8, full show

Aug 8, 2016
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Why are trees dying in Seattle parks and what does it mean for our environment and your yard?

Also, the University of Washington professor who helped bring you a realistic looking "Finding Nemo" is scanning every kind of fish to see what we can learn.

And Apple is getting better at machine learning by buying a Seattle company.

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The votes are mostly in for the Washington state primary elections on Tuesday. We'll tell you the stuff you need to know and why it's fascinating.

Also, even more billionaires than usual are in Seattle this week, along with marquee artists, for the Seattle Art Fair.

And Portland is ending an experiment in helping homeless people. We'll talk about that and see what Seattle is trying to do.

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The Record: Tuesday, July 2, full show

Aug 2, 2016
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The city of Seattle has cracked down on conversion therapy, saying a therapist cannot change someone’s sexual orientation. We’ll find out what that means.

Also, residents of the McNeil Island Commitment Center for sex offenders say being locked up does not mean they should have to bathe in brown, smelly water.

And on a more appetizing note, the Space Needle restaurant is still revolving after all these years. Why are other rotating restaurants slowly winding down?

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The Record: Monday, August 1, full show

Aug 1, 2016
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Plane crash investigators have not figured out why Malaysian Airlines 370 disappeared two years ago, but a Seattle man thinks he can do that.

Also, Boeing might phase out the 747. We'll tell you why and what's in that iconic plane's hump.

And Seattle is named number one for hipsters. Not sure that was a compliment even ten years ago. We'll dissect the modern hipster. 

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The Record: Thursday, July 28th, Full Show

Jul 28, 2016

There's a new call for Washington to ban automatic weapons. Is that possible?

At the Democratic National Convention Washington delegates are excited about Hillary Clinton but some are still protesting her nomination. We'll let them tell you why.

And the clothing giant Zara has blatantly copied the work of artists including one from Seattle -- why is that not illegal?

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Seattle is surrounded by water. Hear about how one woman is bringing local voices on the topic to bus poetry. 

Up north, Vancouver is taking action in regards to foreign investment in the housing market.

And speaking of mysteriously weird places, what's going on in Night Vale? The co-creater of the cult podcast hit talks to us about developing the show featuring issues of gender and mysteriously cloaked persons. But first, the weather.

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If you are a white person, do you have something to offer to help out a black person? If you are a black person, do you have a request? We talk to the creator of a site that specializes in modern reparations.

Also, how much do you know about the racist past of our southern I-5 neighbor? Portlandia has a darker history than you might think.

And a UW doctor is being accused of trying to influence a federal study of football concussions.

The Record: Monday, July 25th, full show

Jul 25, 2016
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We'll talk with a Bernie Sanders supporter from Kenmore who's at the Democratic Convention to protest, and not just about those leaked emails. 

Also, is your work lunch hour just a take out container at your desk? We'll show you how you can turn it into a meal that nourishes you, body and soul. 

And if those Birkenstocks you bought through Amazon aren't really Birkenstocks, is that Amazons problem?

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The Record: Thursday, July 21, full show

Jul 21, 2016
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Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention yesterday. Our man in Cleveland David Hyde tells us how that went over among Washington state's delegates. 

Also, Kate Martin wants to build an elevated walkway at Seattle's waterfront. She thinks it’s a great idea for the city, others like Patrick Gordon think it’s a terrible idea for the city. We'll have that debate on I-123, which is on the August primary ballot.

And if you find it tough to talk about race in mixed company, we have something that might help. Some Seattle women are organizing a discussion about race this weekend between a group of blacks and a group of whites that is meant to help you with those tough conversations. We get a preview of that.

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How much are you willing to pay to provide housing for low income people? Seattle residents are being asked to raise their property taxes to pay for affordable housing. We will hear the arguments for and against that raise.

Also, the GOP Convention is heading into its final days, and we look at what is next for Republicans in the state of Washington. Will they get behind the Trump-Pence ticket? We'll hear from state party chair Susan Hutchinson.

And Canadians are also watching our presidential contest closely, in fact many are taking bets on who will win. Vaughn Palmer will tell us all about that.  

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The Record: Tuesday, July 19, full show

Jul 19, 2016
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What would you think, if you got pulled over by the police eight times over the years and never got a ticket? Former King County Executive Ron Sims tells us what it's like.

Also, do people who use illicit drugs deserve a safe clean space to shoot up? Some think they do, and they've even got a model in a city park to show you what it looks like. We'll take you there.

And we’ll bring you the moment GOP delegates from Washington tried to derail the Trump train at the Republican National Convention. They failed. 

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The Record: Thursday, July 14th, Full Show

Jul 14, 2016
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Seattle city council is thinking about new rules to help part-time workers get more predictable schedules. Could a new app out of Seattle be part of the solution? KUOW's investigative reporter John Ryan takes a look at the money behind the flood of initiatives on this November's ballot. And we'll meet a new pastor trying to open up an old, and potentially very uncomfortable conversation with his congregation. That, and much more, on today's Record.

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The head of the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild has resigned after saying something on Facebook in the heat of the moment. What was so bad about what he said and why does the police union leader matter?

Your child's school may not be safe in an earthquake. If you were in Oregon, California or British Columbia thinks might be different. We’ll show you why.

And maybe you should take up running. I'm not going to take up running, but maybe other people should. You might be convinced by a distance-running, comic-drawing storyteller. He says his face is a garbage disposal.

The Record: Monday, July 11th, Full Show

Jul 11, 2016

Coming out of last week's killings by police and of police we give you some ideas of things  you can do about violence and injustice.

Also, a Seattle biotech company suffered a major blow when three people died in a clinical trial and the FDA stopped the trial. How big a setback is this for Juno Therapeutics and the treatment of cancer? 

And finally, comedian Jessi Klein will tell you why we love tomboys but not tommen.

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The Record: Thursday, July 7, full show

Jul 7, 2016

Got a parking ticket in Seattle? Don't feel like contesting it but you also don't want to pay it? Now you have help from a lawyer bot. We'll explain.

Also, more police shootings of African American men have us thinking about the difference between a warrior officer and a guardian officer.

And Mount Rainier finishes 9th in an online vote to see which national parks should get grant money, so not all the prize money is going to Yosemite and Yellowstone.

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What will Trump do to the Republican party, especially in Washington state?

Also, a formerly homeless Seattle man with a drug addiction will tell you why it took a four-year-old girl to turn him around.

And the Seattle actress who Kurt Cobain said would have her revenge is the subject of an art exhibit that you might want to see.

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The Record: Tuesday, July 5, full show

Jul 5, 2016
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Host Bill Radke doesn't like to reserve a campsite months in advance. What if something comes up on that date? What if it's cold and rainy? His attitude left him with no reservation going into the busiest camping, hear how he adapted and the advice he got from a guest.

Also, what would you do if you heard someone being insulted? A local Muslim will tell you her story.

And what's so great about Jupiter? 

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