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

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  • caption: Therapy? There’s an app for that. But should there be?

    Therapy? There’s an app for that. But should there be?

    A therapist in your pocket is possible thanks to therapy apps, but is that a good thing? What you need to know about NFT tokens to understand why it seems like everyone is talking about them. And our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: The interior of an Amazon fulfillment center is shown on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Kent.

    April 7th | How an Amazon union vote could alter the labor movement

    The votes are in and counting begins. We hear about how organizing 6,000 laborers could alter and favor the labor movement. Drug laws in Washington state are changing, what would rolling out decriminalization mean for current cases and the future. Then, could you buy insulin sold and manufactured by the state in the near future. And a covid projection from IHME that could see a surge in cases in the winter.

  • caption: Alayna Holmes, a first-grade student at Northgate Elementary School, hugs her mom, Michelle Holmes, while saying goodbye on Monday, April 5, 2021, on the first day of in-person learning at the school in Seattle.

    April 6th | Not your typical first day back to school

    On Monday, K-5 public school students returned to the classroom for the first time since the start of the pandemic under a hybrid model that combines in-person instruction with remote learning. Also, we hear from King County Executive Dow Constantine on a possible fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Plus, why it’s so tough to stop depending on fossil fuels to heat and power your home.

  • caption: Crumpled papers sit next to an office trash can.

    April 5th | It's time to ditch imposter syndrome

    We've been talking about imposter phenomenon, better known as imposter syndrome, since the 1970s. Seattle writers Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey say it's time to let it go. Plus, what impact a new access road could have on conservation at Mount St. Helens, and a discussion on gentrification in Seattle.

  • caption: Registered nurse Cecilia Venzon applies a bandaid to Brooke Spearmon's shoulder after administering a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the new civilian-led mass vaccination site at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle.

    March 29th | Should you feel guilty about getting vaccinated?

    So you got a Covid vaccine, and your elderly neighbor is still stuck waiting. How do you assuage the guilt? Should you feel guilty at all? Speaking of vaccines - Kittitas county made national headlines in January for not wasting a single dose of vaccine. How'd the manage that? Plus a check in on what's happening in the state legislature.

  • Velella velella, also called “by-the-wind sailor” jellies, that washed ashore at Moolack Beach, Oregon, in 2018

    March 24 | A 'gajillion' jellies wash ashore

    By-the wind sailor jellyfish are washing to shore by the trillions, you might see them on your next beach trip. Former Washington state auditor may finally have to address skeletons in the closet as he faces charges for theft from nine years ago. Representative Kirsten Harris Talley tell us about Washington legislatures gains in police accountability and the challenges. And, an immersive Van Gogh exhibit coming to town is not a scam after all.