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The Record: Thursday, June 30, full show

Jun 30, 2016
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The Pentagon announced it will let transgender people serve openly in the military. A transgender Army captain at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will tell you how this will change her life and what the challenges ahead might be for the Army.

Small, modular, stackable homes made of steel: What is so great about that idea that Paul Allen is investing in it? The Seattle builder of these homes will tell you that and why it's better than a tent.

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The Record: June 29th, Full Show

Jun 29, 2016

We talk with KPLU general manager Joey Cohn after the announcement Tuesday that a community group has raised the money and signed a purchase agreement to become independent from Pacific Lutheran University.

Also,  it's adorable, it looks like it needs you, but don't touch a baby seal. We'll tell you what happens if you do. 

And we're spotlighting the issue of homelessness this hour as part of a #SeaHomeless collaboration with Seattle media outlets. 

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The Record: Tuesday, June 28, full show

Jun 28, 2016
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It's time to stop being ashamed about a miscarriage -- maybe even time to call it something else. We'll talk with a local writer and a local doctor about this. And cultural critic Chuck Klosterman will tell you why you have no idea what you're talking about (when it comes to history).

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The Record: Monday, June 27, full show

Jun 27, 2016
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Today on The Record we'll go to the Seattle Pride parade. Then we'll ask whether Seattle should become more like Silicon Valley. And we'll show you how this city is changing by telling you the story of one Seattle house.

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The Record: Thursday, June 23, full show

Jun 23, 2016

With one sentence, the U.S. Supreme Court today stopped one of President Obama's legacy issues, immigration reform. We'll hear the reaction from here in Washington.

Also, how we get around has a big impact on our quality of life in Seattle. We're going to get a taste of what you could be deciding on when it comes to transportation come the fall elections.

And what are you afraid of? Does it make it easier to deal with if you write it down? One woman talks about her own experiment in conquering the little fears.

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The Record: Monday, June 20, full show

Jun 20, 2016
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Today, Seattle emergency workers are training bar and nightclub owners in what to do if someone starts shooting. But could we identify someone who might commit a mass shooting and stop it before it happens?

Also, Seattle is fun and has lots of jobs, but it's expensive. Are there any cities that have it all? Yes, but there's a catch.

And we'll introduce you to a local interviewer who asks the same questions you would if you were a very alert, curious six-year-old.

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The Record: Thursday, June 16, full show

Jun 16, 2016
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Washington state’s U.S. senators were part of a filibuster last night which was aimed at getting Republicans to vote on gun control measures. What did it accomplish?

Also, in response to the Orlando shooting there will be a march in Seattle - not a vigil, not a pride parade, a traffic-blocking march. We'll ask an organizer what it's goal is.

And you'll meet the ladies of Hella Black Hella Seattle, a new podcast devoted to fun, color and summertime.

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In 2016, what is the relevance of the gay nightclub? And how does Dan Savage feel about straight people partying at Seattle’s gay nightclubs? Well talk with it over with him. 

And, we talk with bestselling author Peggy Orestenstein about how young girls approach sex and self-confidence today.

Also, the sound of grief just might be the sound of singing on a crowded Seattle bus.

The Record: Tuesday, June 14, full show

Jun 14, 2016
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A malicious attack on a gay nightclub? It's happened before in Seattle on New Year's Eve, 2013. We'll look at the similarities between Orlando’s Pulse and Seattle’s Neighbours.

Also, who will control artificial intelligence and how will it change your life?

And finally, how do you make white people laugh?

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The Record: Monday, June 13, full show

Jun 13, 2016

We'll take you to last night's Seattle vigil for victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. We'll also talk about it with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Also, why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26 billion? It's the biggest purchase Microsoft has ever made.

And teenage girls tell us what sex and hooking up means to them.

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The Record: Thursday, June 9, full show

Jun 9, 2016
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If someone thinks she's auditioning to be a sex worker but it’s not really an audition, is she giving her legal consent? We'll tell you about a Seattle story that's testing our laws.

Also, if a giant earthquake hits Seattle, and bridges fall and roads are liquefied, how will we get help to people who need it?

And you'll meet someone who helped pull off one of America's greatest Olympic victories against East Germany and against performing enhancing drugs.

If you're not prepared for the next big earthquake you're not just a procrastinator, you're selfish. That’s according to the prepper you're about to meet. He'll tell you what he means.

Also, Bellevue High School football is banned from the playoffs for four years. Is that fair to the new team members who had nothing to do with rule violations?

And what do you say to getting some Israeli food after the show? If you don't know how to do that in the Seattle-area we’ll tell you. 

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The Record: Tuesday, June 7, full show

Jun 7, 2016
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If you have to promise you won't yell at your colleague, your colleague probably thinks you’re a yeller. We'll dig into some text messages between Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw.

Also, we'll find out what Amazon is doing about fake reviews.

And if you witnessed a racially charged assault at a Starbucks would you do something, say something, or just keep looking at your phone? Two people have a Seattle story to tell you that might change the way you’d react.

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We'll give you an update on the oil train derailment and fire along the Columbia River. And then, we'll look at the safety concerns rising form that crash. Also, what does the union gospel mission do when it goes to the Jungle and the homeless people there don't want their gospel. And we talk so much about accommodating Seattle's growth -- but why? Why do we have to grow? What would happen if we said -- stop.


The Record: Thursday, June 2, full show

Jun 2, 2016
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If you rent out your house on Airbnb to a visitor, you're not renting to a local who would like a place to live. Is this a problem we should correct?

Also, a former Microsoft tech visionary stands up in the back of the class and says Mr. NASA, I think you screwed up your asteroid calculation.

And you think 3D is cool? What will you think when you’re inside the movie? That’s what virtual reality promises. 

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How can we improve our homeless shelter system? An idea from San Francisco may help. 

Also, we'll hear about how some people are looking to improve the level of dental health on reservations in Washington.

And why is an environmental group building affordable housing in Seattle? 

The Record: Tuesday, May 31, full show

May 31, 2016

If war is hell, why isn't it always wonderful to come home? We'll talk about why we bond during emergencies.

Also, you'll meet a man who's not ready to leave behind the devastating Oso landslide

And what does a 50 year old TV show have to do with today's Seattle?

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The Record: Thursday, May 26, full show

May 26, 2016
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If your drive into work and this morning was maddeningly slow and congested, stick around. We've got a discussion coming up about whether the city's traffic planning essentially means a war on the single-car driver.

We'll also talk about some possible ways forward that would mean everyone can get where they need to go.

Also, we'll take a look at one of the most restricted places in the state.

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The Record: Wednesday, May 25th, Full Show

May 25, 2016
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There was a time when the city of Seattle wouldn't let people call the Jungle home. We'll talk to the man who used to handle the homeless encampment under Interstate 5. 

And you know the trolls, online haters that we're told just not to confront. Seattle writer Lindy West will tell you why she doesn't follow that advice.

Also, Seattle is changing a lot. We'll get a poet's perspective on it.

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The Record: Tuesday, May 24, full show

May 25, 2016
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You can vote in today's Washington state primary, but it doesn't mean your vote will count for much. What would it take to improve the maddening way we run elections?

Also, Seattle Supersonics legend Spencer Haywood tells you how this city treated him as he challenged the NBA in the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1970s.

And Portland is giving bus tickets out of town for people who are homeless.

The Record: Monday, May 23, full show

May 23, 2016
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At the Washington state Republican convention, virtually every delegate slot went to Ted Cruz, who is no longer running for president. What those delegates going to do at the national convention?

Also, sex solicitation tends to happen in the afternoon, at work computers, by male employees with money. What responsibility do our local tech companies bear?

And a local writer confronts depression with the help of the drag queen RuPaul.

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The Record: Thursday, May 19th, Full Show

May 19, 2016

The opening night film of the Seattle International Film Festival is the new one from Woody Allen, even though he is again being accused of sexually assaulting his then seven-year-old daughter.

Also, the man that helped put Seattle music on the map shares some treasured advice, like always be in bed by noon.

And we check in with the students occupying Seattle University over its Eurocentric humanities program.

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The Record: Wednesday, May 18, full show

May 18, 2016
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The city of Seattle is weeks away from moving everyone out of the homeless encampment under Interstate 5 known as the Jungle. That's about 300 people. One homeless advocate is wondering just where they'll go. 

And north of our border, an emerging drug epidemic that may hold a warning for Washington state.

Also, we talk to Kenneth Bae about his time imprisoned in North Korea.

The Record: Monday, May 16, full show

May 16, 2016
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Seattle's brick buildings are a nice reminder of our history, but they won't be a good place to be in an earthquake. We'll hear about new safety warnings this hour.

And speaking of not being up to snuff, what should we make of a new report that Seattle is 11 out of 25 in technological readiness?

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The Record: Thursday, May 12th, Full Show

May 12, 2016
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Students at the University of Washington are staging a walk out today protesting what they call racial injustice on campus. Across town, students at Seattle University have been staging a sit in demanding the resignation of a dean. We are seeing a lot of campus activism these days around Seattle and across the country and we are going to explore why.

We are also looking into your mailbox because hopefully you have received your presidential primary ballot and we are finding that some people are throwing them away because they think the primary doesn't matter. We'll look at that question, does the primary matter?

The Record: Wednesday, May 11th, Full Show

May 11, 2016

Do Washington public schools test for lead in the water? A reporter will tell you what she found out.

Did you make lunch today?  We talk to a Pike Place businessperson who is taking back the lunch hour.

And of course, we would be remiss not to talk about the lasting effects of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" after it hit the air 25 years ago.

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The Record: Tuesday, May 10th, Full Show

May 10, 2016
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In South Lake Union there are homeless families living in a former hotel now owned by Amazon. It's not the picture of homelessness you're used to.

Washington has its own proposed transgender bathroom bill. Like North Carolina's law, are we headed for lawsuit and musical boycotts? 

And the Galloping Gourmet -- famous in the 60s and 70s -- is out of the celebrity chef game living in Western Washington. He'll tell you why his life and yours are like the journey of a Chinook salmon.

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The Record: Monday, May 9th, Full Show

May 9, 2016

You're so good about taking your old computer and cell phone to an e-waste recycling site, except it doesn't always get recycled. We'll show what does happen and what you can do about it. Also what happens to the Bernie Sanders movement if he loses? And you want to help parents keep their babies safe? Send them home from the hospital with a bed in a box.

The Record: Thursday, May 05, Full Show

May 5, 2016

If you backed Donald Trump as the GOP candidate for President, you're probably feeling pretty good today. But if you're a Republican who didn't want Trump to be your party's standard bearer, you've got some thinking to do. We look at how local GOP candidates and members are thinking about their nominee and their future with the party.

And a group of local kids sued the state department of ecology. They said it was taking too long to get carbon emissions reductions and a judge agreed with them. This is the first ruling of its kind in the U.S. We'll meet two of the kids who won that case. 

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The Record: Wednesday, May 4, full show

May 4, 2016
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John Kasich and Ted Cruz are out of the Republican presidential campaign. What do Washington state Republicans do now if they don't like Trump? We'll talk to local backers of Kasich and Cruz.

And the Seattle woman who sings the hook to Macklemore's "White Walls" is 28 years old and she has our attention. So what does she want? You'll meet Hollis Wong-Wear.

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