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The Record: Wednesday, Dec 14, Full Show

Dec 14, 2016

We'll tell you the disturbing history of the Ballard Locks and the man who got them built. Also, do you want Seattle to be affordable? Do you also want Seattle to stay how you've always liked it? That might be a problem, but we'll debate one proposal to fill in the city. And a black woman's face will appear on a national currency — Canada's.

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The Record: Tuesday, Dec 13, Full Show

Dec 13, 2016
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Two members of Washington state's electoral college don't think they should have to vote for Hilary Clinton. They want to inspire Republican electors to break ranks with them and keep Donald Trump out of the White House. We'll talk with one of those electors.

Also, Trump doesn't seem to care for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. We'll tell you why the two might meet in person this week. 

And a former hospice chaplain who's seen a lot of death says she is filled with joy — and you can get some peace of mind, too.

The Record: Thursday, Dec 8th, Full Show

Dec 8, 2016
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We are going to continue our conversation on the future of the state's two major political parties. Yesterday we heard from Democrats. Today, we have Republican state party chair Susan Hutchison and a really interesting roundtable of Republican activists talking about — and disagreeing about — president-elect Donald Trump.

Also, the Seattle Times has announced a new round of layoffs. We'll take a look at the continuing struggles that face the newspaper and newspapers in general with former executive editor David Boardman. 

And the Sounders are heading to the MLS Final. We'll have a preview of the game and a look back at an incredible season.

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The Record: Wednesday, Dec 7, Full Show

Dec 7, 2016

Democrats are doing some serious soul searching right now. State party chair Jaxon Ravens and a panel of local Democrats will tell us about what kind of serious conversations they are having. 

Also, it's the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and we'll  have a couple of stories on how that event changed our region.

Then, are people in eastern and western Washington actually so different that we should be two separate states? That's a real proposal.

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Donald Trump says he wants to cancel the government's order for new Air Force One jets, the Boeing 747s assembled in Everett for the president. We'll tell you why.

Also, will Amazon really put checkers and baggers out of business? Or is its new automated convenience store over-hyped?

And a motorboat runs into a Washington State ferry. Or did the ferry run into the motorboat? We'll tell you what should you know about nautical collisions.

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The Record: Monday, Dec 5, Full Show

Dec 5, 2016
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After a big victory for Standing Rock pipeline protesters, what happens next?  

Also we'll tell you what Condoleeza Rice did to the Dawgs over the weekend. At least the University of Washington Huskies won't have to play in the snow. 

And we'll visit with musician Robbie Robertson, songwriter from the band called The Band. 

The Record: Thursday, Dec 1, Full Show

Dec 1, 2016
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A Tacoma Police Officer is dead — as is the man suspected of shooting him. The officer had been called to a house over domestic violence. We'll tell you how officers are trained to deescalate those situations and just how difficult that is.

Also, the student body president of Seattle University comes out as an undocumented immigrant.

And Grammy nominee Brandi Carlile, coming to our studio from her home in Maple Valley, recalls her Pike Place Market busking days and her love for Seattle grunge.

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The Record: Wednesday, Nov 30, Full Show

Nov 30, 2016
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Comedian Hari Kondabulo was a social justice organizer here. Now Donald Trump is president elect, and Hari's coming back to town with a mix of comedy and politics. 

Also, Canada has approved shipping much more oil from the Alberta tar sands through the Salish Sea and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. What kind of fight will ensue?

And when a Seattle skyscraper goes up, first they dig dirt out. Where does it all go? Turns it out it goes full circle. 

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The Record: Tuesday, Nov 29, Full Show

Nov 29, 2016
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Why did rural Washington State voters choose Trump? You'll meet a man who's trying to find out. 

Also, Seattle has told the President-elect it will remain a sanctuary city. Now, who's going to promise to be a sanctuary campus? 

And a Seattle oceanographer says scientists need to get brave and learn how to talk about climate change.

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The Record: Monday, Nov 28, Full Show

Nov 28, 2016

What does it mean that the huge tax breaks Washington state gave to Boeing have been found illegal? Also, the president of the Redmond mosque that got vandalized will tell you why he's not on high alert yet. And we'll tell you about Canada's oil pipeline debate, a fight that some call Standing Rock North.

The Record: Wednesday, Nov 23, Full Show

Nov 23, 2016
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Is the alt-right the same as white nationalism? Why will this be the Apple Cup of the century? And how do you mix politics and Thanksgiving? We'll explore all of these questions today on The Record. 

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The Record: Tuesday, Nov 22, Full Show

Nov 22, 2016
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You may not be able to take light rail all the way to the Sea-Tac terminal, but at least you'll get a windscreen and a heater for your walk. We'll tell you what's coming and what's not. 

Also, a Seattle mother is organizing a letter-writing campaign to Donald Trump from America's children. 

And if Seattle is getting too crowded for you, or too corporate, or too whatever, why not move to paradise, also known as Tacoma?

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The Record: Monday, Nov 21, Full Show

Nov 21, 2016

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had another big day today. After his amazing touchdown pass Sunday, he appeared before a legislative task force in Olympia arguing that the state should change the law that makes it difficult for police to be prosecuted for deadly killings. We going to hear both sides of that debate.

Also, your mind can play amazing tricks on you. We speak with the author of a new book that among other things looks at the potential for harnessing the placebo effect. 

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The Record: Thursday, Nov 17, Full Show

Nov 17, 2016
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Some Trump advisers want a database of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. Would this lead to a registry of Muslim Americans? That possibility worries a Seattle a Japanese-American man whose grandparents were put into an internment camp during WWII.

Also this hour, we'll take a trip through Seattle's food history. And Seattle wants to know will the Huskies make the national football playoffs? 

The Record: Wednesday, Nov 16, Full Show

Nov 16, 2016
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You can praise or criticize the president-elect on Facebook. What about action? Seattle's former mayor will tell you what the city needs to do next. 

Also, a Washington state elector is trying to convince the electoral college not to install Trump.

And if you want this country to come together, you could learn a lot from Bigfoot.

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The Record: Tuesday, Nov 15, Full Show

Nov 15, 2016
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A Seattle high school senior tells you how she organized simultaneous anti-Trump student walk outs in multiple schools and where that leaves her pro-Trump classmates. 

Also, did all the "real Indians" die off? We'll look at some myths about Native Americans. 

And why is Russell Wilson trying to bring the Sonics to Sodo?

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The Record: Thursday, Nov 10, Full Show

Nov 10, 2016
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Jeff Bezos once offered to launch Donald Trump to the moon. You'll find out what that rift could mean for the Seattle area. Also, a Tacoma teacher tells his students how a Trump presidency might go. And Canada evaluates its own winners and losers from this election.

KUOW special: The day after 11/8

Nov 9, 2016
Kemi Adeyemi, who lives near Pike Place Market, was excited early Tuesday night -- before results for Donald Trump came in.
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Many in Washington are feeling the blues after Donald Trump took the White House and Republicans took Congress in Tuesday’s election.

But locally, the blues won some key races, including Democratic incumbent Jay Inslee for governor, Pramila Jayapal for Seattle’s U.S. Representative and Patty Murray for U.S. Senator.

We’ll be getting reaction from around the region on the election results. Listen to this special hour of coverage from KUOW's The Record.

The Record: Monday, Nov 7, Full Show

Nov 7, 2016

The polls show Clinton leading Trump. Is there any reason to distrust those polls? Also, why do Canadians care so much about our election? And we've talked about whiteness on this show. Now KUOW listeners talk back about what they think of racism and being white.

The Record: Thursday, Nov 3, Full Show

Nov 3, 2016

Cubs win. Does that mean America's loveable losers are now the Seattle Mariners? Also, you'll meet a Seattle artist and filmmaker who's taking her son to the pipeline protest in North Dakota. And we'll tell you why you should go see robots building robots tonight in Seattle. 

The Record: Tuesday, Nov 1st, Full Show

Nov 1, 2016

This hour we'll tell you about a medical mystery of an illness that has killed a Bellingham boy and hospitalized a handful of local children. 

Also, personalized medicine is one of the goals of Seattle's health science industry. You'll learn about one of the giants in that field. 

And we'll get an update on the presidential election as some polls show the vote getting closer.

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The Record: Monday, Oct 31st, Full Show

Oct 31, 2016
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What happens to news coverage when most of the journalists are white? We'll have that conversation.

Also, we'll talk with the Seattle Times reporter who just returned from the Dakota Access Pipeline protest at  Standing Rock. 

And for Halloween, we'll hear a story about a possibly haunted house just a few blocks from the KUOW studios. 

The Record: Thursday, Oct 27th, Full Show

Oct 27, 2016
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The oil pipeline protest in North Dakota has escalated as police have told demonstrators to clear out and demonstrators are refusing. We'll talk with a Seattle Times reporter who is at the standoff. 

You'll also meet the man who founded Seattle's chapter of the Black Panthers almost 50 years ago. 

And fans are excited about the return of "Twin Peaks" to Washington state. We'll talk with the show's co-creator.

The Record: Wednesday, Oct 26th, Full Show

Oct 26, 2016

The list of women who have spoken out about their sexual harassment or assault keeps growing. And you can add to that list the former first lady of Washington state. Mona Lee Locke will share her experiences with you this hour. 

Also, when Seattle police officers moonlight as security guards are they private guards or public police? We'll show you some of the conflicts of interest that can arise. 

And it's time for the University of Washington to transform from separate departments working to give out degrees to an interdisciplinary force working to solve problems. We'll tell you how that's happening.

The Record: Tuesday, Oct 25th, Full Show

Oct 25, 2016
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"Defund the police." That's what some activists call for -- What do they mean? What would our city be with a smaller police force or none at all? 

Also, Seattle once sheltered the homeless with a giant shantytown, a Hooverville. Could that work for us again? 

And, so many people are coming to Seattle. Why would you leave? And what do you have to tell us on the way out?

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The Record: Monday, Oct 24th, Full Show

Oct 24, 2016
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Let's hope Washington doesn't receive a massive earthquake because we're not ready for it. We'll tell you why not and what you can do. 

Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein has canceled today's local speeches because of illness. But we'll still debate whether a third party vote is a wasted vote. 

And Seattle Police keep talking about wearing body cameras. So where are thy? We'll tell you why body cams are not such an easy answer. 

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The Record: Thursday, Oct 20th, Full Show

Oct 20, 2016

Today we have the latest on the presidential campaign with New York Times columnist Tim Egan. Also, local teachers wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts Wednesday, we'll hear teachers and students discussing that. And is that conversation about race enough? Or do white people have to give something up for the cause of racial equity?

The Record: Wednesday, Oct 19th, Full Show

Oct 19, 2016
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Seattle public school teachers are wearing black lives matter T-shirts today. Besides the shirts, what's that classroom conversation like? And how should white parents talk to kids about racism? 

Also, why are there so many rats in Seattle -- a listener asks and we answer. 

And we'll talk to a Canadian, which feels especially nice this week.

The Record: Tuesday, Oct 18th, Full Show

Oct 18, 2016

Are you voting yes or no on the new Sound Transit ballot measure? We'll help you think it through. 

Also, Seattle police don't just stop crime. They deal with people in crisis. We'll show you how they're trying to get better at that. 

And what could Billy Bush have done differently? What should you do differently when you're with someone who's saying offensive things?

The Record: Monday, Oct 17, Full Show

Oct 17, 2016
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Seattle public school teachers are putting on Black Lives Matter shirts. Is that the right topic for a classroom? Also, The National Weather Service will talk to you  about this weekend's non-apocalyptic windstorm. And Ralph Nader will tell you whether it's a good idea to vote for a third party candidate.