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The Record: Wednesday, Dec 7, Full Show

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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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State Democratic Party Chair Jaxon Ravens predicts strong caucus turnout, but shy of the record set in 2008.
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Deborah Wang speaks with Washington state Democratic Party chairman Jaxon Ravens about the future of the party. She also speaks with Jessa Lewis, Alec Stephens and Tamborine Borrelli. 

Deborah Wang speaks with Jim Camden, Olympia bureau chief for the Spokesman Review, about a proposal by two Republican state representatives to break off eastern Washington into its own state, separate from us here on the west side. They want to name the new state Liberty. 

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Bill Radke talks with former Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth about the life and work of writer Lucia Perillo, who died October 16 at her home in Olympia at the age of 58.  

How a boat named Nap Tyme crashed into a ferry

Dec 6, 2016
A still from a video taken aboard a Washington state ferry as it crashed into Nap Tyme.

Bill Radke talks with Jake Beattie, executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center, about the Puget Sound boating accident that went viral. Nap Tyme, with its bathroom-occupying captain, was caught on video crashing into the side of a Washington State ferry near Vashon island. Beattie explains what some of the rules of boating are and why ignoring them led to this mishap. 

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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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Longtime KUOW listeners know that Nancy Pearl calls herself an armchair historian. She tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Candice Millard's new book "Hero of the Empire," a chronicle of Winston Churchill and South African's Boer War.

Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle, Washington.
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Bill Radke speaks with managing director of Investigate West Lee van der Voo about her new book, "The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate." She explains the effects that privatizing access to fishing rights have had on the fishing industry and how you buy seafood. 

Amazon released an online ad for their convenience store, Amazon Go.
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Bill Radke speaks with Forbes staff writer Ryan Mac about Amazon's announcement that they'll open a convenience store with no checkout. Mac says to check your excitement and take the announcement with a grain of salt. 

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Bill Radke talks to Ijeoma Oluo, editor at large for The Establishment, about her list of the eight things she plans to do to prepare for the next four years. 

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Bill Radke speaks with CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower about a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump in which he stated he wants to cancel a Boeing contract to build two new planes for Air Force One. Trump says the cost of the contract is too high. 

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. 

Is the Standing Rock fight over?

Dec 5, 2016
A Dakota Access pipeline protester defies law enforcement officers who are trying to force them from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 near Cannon Ball, N.D.
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Bill Radke talks with Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes about the recent win by the protestors at Standing Rock. Mapes explains why the recent decision from the Army Corps of Engineers puts an indefinite hold on the pipeline. She also sees that this kind of success may embolden protestors searching for a new cause. 

What Custer teaches us about America today

Dec 5, 2016
Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, United States Army, 1865
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Bill Radke speaks with T.J. Stiles about his book, "Custer's Trial: A Life on the Frontier of a New America." Stiles draws parallels between a changing America during the time of Custer and changes happening in our country today. Stiles book won the 2016 Pulizter Prize for history.   

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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