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Amid the noise, a podcast whose host is mostly silent

Why you might want to take a vicarious walk around Bainbridge. A new neighborhood could spring up across the Magnolia Bridge. San Francisco just says no to facial recognition software. Are there really fine people on both sides of every argument? And a BBC play brings a Seattle landmark back to life.

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Jon Mooallem, The Walking Podcast

Bainbridge Island writer Jon Mooallem is a writer at large for the New York Times Magazine. He also has a podcast – although, unlike most podcasters, you will rarely hear him talk. He explains why.

New neighborhood?

Seattle has gotten crowded, right? Not enough housing? Calls for density? All that and more could be ours, just north of the Magnolia Bridge. KUOW’s Joshua McNichols explains why the Washington National Guard wants to cede the property.

SF bans facial recognition software

As facial recognition software is increasingly used for both public and private purposes, San Francisco is putting on the brakes. Yesterday the legislature voted 8-1 to ban the software’s use by police and other city departments. Rachael Myrow is Silicon Valley Bureau Chief for KQED in San Francisco.

Tayari Jones, There’s Nothing Virtuous About Finding Common Ground

As centrist Democrats jockey for the presidential nomination, you’re likely to hear that we needed to find common ground. But where’s the middle between moral and immoral? Novelist Tayari Jones wrote a piece for TIME Magazine called "There’s Nothing Virtuous About Finding Common Ground;" she joined Bill Radke in studio to discuss it.

Edith Macefield BBC play

Edith Macefield is the Seattle woman who defied a developer and refused to sell her little house in Ballard. So the developer built a shopping center that nearly surrounded her home. People call it the Up House, and sometimes you’ll see balloons tied to the fence by her old front door. Now she’s being memorialized in a play for the BBC.