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A concert is set up for the 2009 presidential inauguration: the first time President-Elect Joe Biden was sworn in atop the executive branch as Barack Obama's second in command. In January 2021 he's slated to take the stage a third time, now as president.

As transition hangs in the balance, a nation in zero gravity

In which Merriam-Webster searches for “fascism,” “sedition,” and “coup” skyrocket. Double-dutching in and out of the Paris Climate Agreement. And this week’s chat with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Marco Lowe, Powershift

In his new book Powershift, Seattle University professor Marco Lowe says that the presidential transition period is “zero gravity” for a new administration to come to life. But what does that look like in 2020, when a lame duck incumbent is refusing to concede that he lost?

Can we just rejoin the Paris agreement?

Joe Biden has sworn to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord on his first day in office. That’s the easy part, says Grist’s Shannon Osaka. The hard part is what comes next.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 11.12

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot just called on people to stay home for non-essential reasons: stop having guests over, cancel your Thanksgiving plans. Is that coming to Seattle? We asked Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan, and took your calls.