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Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about the novel "Imagine Me Gone" by Adam Haslett.

The Record: Wednesday, May 25th, Full Show

14 hours ago
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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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Lindy West.
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Jeannie Yandel talks to Seattle writer Lindy West about her new book, "Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman." In it West talks about how she found her voice, reclaimed the word "fat" and began fighting misogyny on the internet. 

A camp area at the caves in the north part of the Jungle, Seattle's notorious homeless encampment that leapt onto the map after a fatal shooting in January.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Bill Radke speaks with Jordan Royer about his experience managing the Jungle in the early 2000's. Royer was in charge of dealing with the homeless camp under Interstate 5 under Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. He said the city can manage the Jungle, but it most likely will never be able to truly shut it down. 

Seattle skyline
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Elizabeth Austen talks to Seattle's first civic poet Claudia Castro Luna about how poetry can be used to talk about the changing city. 

She is holding a series of poetry workshops around Seattle called "The Poet Is In."

The Record: Tuesday, May 24, full show

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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.

Bill Radke talks with former Seattle Supersonic Spencer Haywood about his legal battle with the National Basketball Association and how his Supreme Court case paved the way for a generation of NBA stars.

A line of homeless people outside a shelter in downtown Seattle.
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

Bill Radke speaks with Susan Salisbury and Sara Rankin about a Portland, Oregon program that provides one-way tickets for homeless people who have a better situation somewhere else but no way to get there. Salisbury is with 211 Info, the group running the Portland pilot project. Rankin heads the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University. 

Ballot drop box in Seattle.
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Bill Radke speaks with former head of the state Republican party Kirby Wilbur and former head of the state Democratic party Dwight Pelz about how to simplify the way Washington state chooses presidential nominees.

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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Lashauwn Beyond, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a finalist in RuPaul's Drag Race and the face of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau LGBT campaign, marches in the New York Gay Pride Parade in 2014.
Invision for Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau via AP/Diane Bondareff

Seven years ago, Seattle TV writer Melanie McFarland was depressed.

“It was like being under water,” McFarland said. “Or having an alien be inside my skull and pilot the meat suit.”

The boxy-style house on the left has been finished since this photo was taken in the summer of 2015. The house sold for $1,145,000, according to county records. Greenwood
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The number of million-dollar homes in the Seattle area has tripled over the past four years, according to a Seattle Times analysis of data from the real estate website Trulia.

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton about how and why we've seen such a steep increase in the worth of single-family homes and whether Seattle is becoming the next San Francisco.

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Bill Radke speaks with Michael Schutzler, head of the Washington Technology Industry Association,  about his efforts to get tech companies in Seattle more involved in the fight against sex trafficking.  

Len Liendsley gets his space set up outside the TRAC Convention Center in Pasco, site of the state Republican convention. 'I just love the party. ... not totally in love with it this year,' he says.
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Emily Fox talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about what happened at the Washington state GOP convention in Pasco over the weekend.

Some residents of the Jungle keep tidy encampments, like William Kowang above, while others live in garbage with needles strewn about.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

It's the beginning of the end for the sprawling homeless camp under Interstate 5 known as the Jungle. 

This week, officials from the city of Seattle and Washington state unveiled a plan to clear out and clean up the Jungle.