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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a town hall meeting at Hillside Middle School in Manchester, New Hampshire on Jan. 22, 2016.
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Bill Radke talks to University of Washington history professor Margaret O'Mara about the historic significance of Hillary Clinton's nomination and why so few women have sought the highest office in the country. 

Night Vale: Where fear, gender identity and a magical floating cat collide

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'Welcome to Night Vale' features a radio personality grappling with the strange occurences of his small desert town.
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Ross Reynolds talks with Jeffery Cranor, co-creator of the podcast Welcome To Night Vale, about exploring real-world issues in the fictional small desert town of Night Vale.

Jourdan Keith.
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Elizabeth Austen talks to Jourdan Keith, founder and director of the Urban Wilderness Project, about the workshops she's leading for King County's Poetry on Buses program.  

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If you are a white person, do you have something to offer to help out a black person? If you are a black person, do you have a request? We talk to the creator of a site that specializes in modern reparations.

Also, how much do you know about the racist past of our southern I-5 neighbor? Portlandia has a darker history than you might think.

And a UW doctor is being accused of trying to influence a federal study of football concussions.

Natasha Marin is the creator of the Reparations project.
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Natasha Marin is a Seattle artist who noticed a divide on her Facebook feed: her black friends were angry and frustrated about police shootings of black men, and her white friends were saying they wanted to help, but didn’t know what to do.

“There is a discrepancy in the lives of people of color and white-identified people in the United States,” Marin said.

Marin put together the Reparations site and accompanying Facebook event. It was a place where people of color could post needs and white people could help meet those needs.


A Ku Klux Klan rally in Oregon (estimated 1920s)
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Bill Radke talks with Alana Semuels about an article she wrote for The Atlantic about Portland, Oregon's history of racism. We all know the PDX has a reputation as a liberal, quirky city. Despite this stereotype, Portland today is the whitest city in America, partially as a result of deliberately racist policies in Oregon and Portland itself, some of which date back to the mid 19th century.

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Kim Malcolm talks with ESPN's Steve Fainaru about allegations made against Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. In May, a Congressional report alleged that Ellenbogen attempted to influence a federal study on football and brain disease. 

The Record: Monday, July 25th, full show

Jul 25, 2016
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We'll talk with a Bernie Sanders supporter from Kenmore who's at the Democratic Convention to protest, and not just about those leaked emails. 

Also, is your work lunch hour just a take out container at your desk? We'll show you how you can turn it into a meal that nourishes you, body and soul. 

And if those Birkenstocks you bought through Amazon aren't really Birkenstocks, is that Amazons problem?

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Washington State Democratic Party chair Jaxon Ravens at a pre-convention event on July 24.
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Bill Radke talks with Washington State Democratic Party chair Jaxon Ravens about leaked DNC emails that many Bernie Sanders supporters say prove the party's primary contest was stacked against him.

Birkenstocks
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Bill Radke speaks with Todd Bishop about why Birkenstock has decided to stop selling their iconic shoes through Amazon's online marketplace.

'If, for my birthday dinner, I could order anything I wanted, I'd request a Maine lobster or a tarantula spider. ' - David George Gordon
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Deborah Wang speaks with Seattleite David George Gordon, author of the "Eat-a-Bug Cookbook," about his favorite insects to eat and why. Plus: what he serves to trick-or-treaters at Halloween.

Want to get started with entomophagy? See Gordon's recipe for deep-fried tarantulas. Or head over to Central Co-op in Seattle to pick up some crickets.

Habtamu Abdi, the Seattle Police Department's East African Community Liaison
KUOW Photo/Caroline Chamberlain

Seattle is home to one of the nation's largest East African communities.

An estimated 25,000 East Africans live in King County, according to the 2014 American Community Survey.

It's a community that consists of mostly recent  immigrants and refugees from countries like Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea.

Jonathan Tong, a school teacher from Kenmore, traveled to Philadelphia to protest outside the Democratic National Convention.
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Bill Radke speaks with KUOW's David Hyde about growing protests outside the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Radke also speaks with protester Jonathan Tong, a school teacher from Kenmore, Washington. 

Alaskan Way viaduct, Seattle waterfront, downtown
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Deborah Wang talks with Initiative 123 backer Kate Martin and opponent Patrick Gordon about whether Seattle should build a waterfront view park along Alaskan Way — and potentially scrap its existing waterfront plans in the process.

The Record: Thursday, July 21, full show

Jul 21, 2016
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Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention yesterday. Our man in Cleveland David Hyde tells us how that went over among Washington state's delegates. 

Also, Kate Martin wants to build an elevated walkway at Seattle's waterfront. She thinks it’s a great idea for the city, others like Patrick Gordon think it’s a terrible idea for the city. We'll have that debate on I-123, which is on the August primary ballot.

And if you find it tough to talk about race in mixed company, we have something that might help. Some Seattle women are organizing a discussion about race this weekend between a group of blacks and a group of whites that is meant to help you with those tough conversations. We get a preview of that.

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