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

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  • caption: View of the Olympics from Forks, WA.

    October 20th | Antifa invasion or misinformed vigilantes?

    Misinformation spurs violent aggression in Forks. This week’s chat with King County Executive Dow Constantine. And what’s at stake in the presidential election, from the viewpoint of where a glacier used to be.

  • caption: "Infinity Mirrored Room, Love Forever" is shown on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at artist Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror's exhibit, at the Seattle Art Museum on 1st  Ave., in Seattle.

    October 19th | Zooming through the gallery in a pandemic

    How museums struggle to survive COVID-19. Deepfakes (and cheapfakes!) in the 2020 presidential election. Closer to home, a look at the contrasts between Washington’s gubernatorial candidates. Ferries struck by lightning, and spiders coming to a corner all-too-near you.

  • caption: Greek Row in Seattle is weathering its second coronavirus outbreak, with now more than 200 students having tested positive.

    October 15th | COVID-19 returns to 17th Avenue

    What’s being done about the Greek Row COVID-19 outbreak? More than you might think from the outside. Plus, wave goodbye to your $30 car tabs, Democrat v Democrat, and this week’s chat with Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: The bygone days of leisure, when income inequality hadn't skyrocketed to its current levels.

    October 13th | Just how bad is income inequality?

    These researchers did the numbers - and, they say, it doesn't have to stay this way. Greek row COVID outbreaks and more with County Executive Dow Constantine, erstwhile frat bro. And how deepfake revenge porn videos might be more relevant to your life than you think.

  • caption: Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart celebrates after the team won basketball's WNBA Championship Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla.

    October 8th | We are the champions, again

    The Seattle Storm take home their fourth league win, alongside a renewed legacy of activism. The mayor answers charges about calls for her resignation. A talk with former Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp and his challenger, activist and People’s Party candidate Sherae Lascelles. And a recap of the other debate that happened last night: Washington’s one and only gubernatorial matchup.

  • caption: Understandably perplexed at whatever *this* is.

    October 7th | Pandemic family planning

    What a time to be bringing new life into the world. Coronavirus hits the campaign trail. And a scourge of paltry pockets (throwback edition).

  • caption: This bear is owning its figure. Will it come out on top?

    October 6th | May the fattest bear prevail

    The annual battle of ursine chonk. Elections front and center in this week’s conversation with the county executive. And Boeing’s Dreamliner flies away from the Puget Sound.