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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.

The Record: Tuesday, April 18, Full Show

Apr 18, 2017
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Today, President Donald Trump goes after the hiring of high-skilled foreign workers. It's part of a campaign that could affect local workers and companies like Amazon and Microsoft. We'll tell you who might win and lose. Speaking of local tech giants, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is launching a project to tell you how your government works. It's called USAFacts. Is Ballmer responding to Trump's alleged war on facts? And Seattle officials insist that any new sports stadium would have minimal public financing. But other cities are offering teams tons of public financing. What makes us so special?

The Record: Monday, April 17, Full Show

Apr 17, 2017
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The big story today, Seattle's mayor has a new election challenger and it is the former mayor Mike McGinn whom Murray defeated four years ago. We'll ask Mike McGinn why he's declaring now and what he learned from his previous term as mayor. And we'll hear from two Uber drivers, one for a union and one against. All that and more on The Record. 

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We're talking about plans this hour. First, a plan to keep you away from your cell phone and tablet while you're driving. Also, plans for finding some sunshine in Washington state — where to go and how long it'll take. And a plan to figure out funding for arts in King County. We thought one plan was dead but now it's not so. All coming up on The Record.

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
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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
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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.