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Host Bill Radke leads in-depth conversations about what matters today in Seattle and beyond.

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    April 18th | It’s Mueller time

    The report is out: what does it tell us, and what doesn’t it say? What are we truly grieving when we mourn Notre Dame? Should we really be approaching mental health one day at a time? And a conversation about upzoning in Eastlake.

  • First image of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope.

    April 17th | The last stargazers

    The stories behind the telescopes. How is youth mental health changing? We also chat with the man behind “Seattle is Dying” and a woman behind an attempted Seattle dating renaissance.

  • Soccer legend Abby Wambach.

    April 15th | Leader of the Wolfpack

    Abby Wambach wants you to step into your own power. There are so many dumb birds in North America that this author had to write a book. And learning how to be a good father from other dads.

  • Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are utterly convincing in their roles as Josephine and Daphne.

    April 11th | 1959: the true golden age of film

    Netflix could never. The legislature does away with statutes of limitations for many types of sexual assault. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs explains how privatization would affect Washington veterans. Opera for babies is coming to a theater near you. And who were the Benaroyas, really?

  • Bellevue is shown on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from the Madrona neighborhood in Seattle.

    April 9th | Bellevue's mayor is ready to welcome Amazon home

    Bellevue Mayor John Chelminiak is welcoming Amazon back "home," to the place where Jeff Bezos founded the company, in his garage. We talk about what the influx of jobs means. We also talk to King County Executive Dow Constantine about safe consumption sites, mental health, and homelessness. Plus: Mary Robertson tells us about her book, "Growing Up Queer: Kids and the Remaking of LGBTQ Identity."

  • A biker rides in a protected lane on Broadway.

    April 8th | Commuter conundrum: how to bike in a lane-light town?

    Scaling back on bike projects may mean new headaches for gridlocked city dwellers. A ballerina brings her pointe shoes to the musical stage. The Mariners are winning – enjoy it while it lasts! KUOW podcasts explore cougars in the wild and a mysterious smell that’s been perfuming south Seattle (and not for the better).

  • Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan speaks during a press conference on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Seattle City Hall.

    April 3rd | Mayor takes aim at the root causes of Seattle’s homelessness crisis

    We spoke to Mayor (and former U.S. Attorney) Jenny Durkan about her response to Seattle’s homelessness crisis. Then we chatted with current U.S. Attorney Brian Moran about the cases on his desk. Purdue Pharmaceutical is fighting over 1600 lawsuits – including one from Tacoma. And a look at the lives and deaths of some of the people in Pacific Northwest jails.