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

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  • caption: Erica Nguyen, left, and Annie Zhou hold signs that read 'Not Your Model Minority' and 'Stop The Hate' while attending the 'We Are Not Silent' rally against anti-Asian hate and violence on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Hing Hay Park in Seattle. Several days of actions are planned by rally organizers in the Seattle area following recent attacks and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

    March 18th | What is the City of Seattle's response to anti-Asian racism?

    On Tuesday, eight people were murdered in the Atlanta area -- six of whom were of Asian descent. We discuss the city's response to a local rise in anti-Asian rhetoric, bigotry, and hate crimes. Then, we talk about accessibility to a life-saving COVID treatment that's proved difficult to track down in Washington. And lastly, our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: FILE: A student at the Denise Louie Education Center on Thursday, July 16, 2020, along Beacon Avenue South in Seattle.

    March 16th | Governor Inslee orders schools to offer in-person learning

    On Monday, Governor Jay Inslee signed an emergency order requiring schools to offer some in-person instruction. King County Executive Dow Constantine discusses vaccine eligibility and hate crimes against Asian-Americans. And how Seattle's early response to the pandemic helped make it a national leader in lowering COVID-19 deaths.

  • caption: A masked parent holds their baby.

    March 15 | The strain of parenting during a pandemic

    How do you manage the emotions of being a parent during a pandemic? Bill Radke spoke to author Angela Garbes about how she's been managing. Plus, why Americans are working more than ever, and an argument to change how we view our "certain, unalienable rights".

  • caption: Shaun Scott (left) and Alex Pedersen are among dozens of Seattle City Council candidates collecting democracy vouchers.

    March 11th | How did you spend your democracy voucher?

    Are democracy vouchers a coupon, a ballot, or an ad? It's none of those -- it's free money to give to a Seattle candidate. Also, we ask about the ethics of a potential vaccine passport. Then, we check in with Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the potential for municipal broadband. And lastly, our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • House of sueños

    Ser o no ser: Hamlet, El Salvador, and the haunt of generational trauma

    Part of the lasting appeal of William Shakespeare is how relatable his works are, regardless of who's reading them. While most of us aren't Danish princes or Scottish queens, his attention on mental health and family discord resonates with audiences across the ages. These issues are at the center of House of Sueños, a new audio drama from the Seattle Shakespeare Company. The play reimagines Hamlet through the autobiographical experience of its writer, Meme Garcia, who grapples with our mental health and the intergenerational trauma of their family's Salvadorian-American roots.

  • caption: From left, friends Nile, Julia, Ben and Catherine play UNO while waiting for Men In Black to begin on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at the drive-in theater at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

    March 9th | The Covid thaw is just beginning

    When can you take off your mask? King County Executive Dow Constantine explains the new CDC guidance. Also, Oprah's interview with Meghan and Harry, and the powers at play in getting students back to the classroom.

  • caption: A 'Park Temporarily Closed' sign is shown as Seattle police and Parks and Recreation sweep unhoused people from Denny Park on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Seattle.

    March 3 | Denny Park sweep goes against pandemic guidance

    Does the Denny Park sweep go against Seattle's pandemic policy? We talk with KUOW reporter Casey Martin about the sweep and Dawn Whitson, an outreach care coordinator, tells us about the limited options. Also, now that teachers in Washington state can get the vaccine, when will they get back to schools? And we hear about a Colorado Public Radio podcast about struggling with addiction.