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caption: On May 4, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause on the state's reopening plan.
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On May 4, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause on the state's reopening plan.
Credit: Office of the Governor Jay Inslee

Governor Inslee announces two-week pause on WA reopening plan

Bill Radke speaks with Northwest News Network regional correspondent Tom Banse about Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement today that all Washington counties will stay for two weeks in their current phase under the state’s Covid reopening plan. University of Idaho sociology professor Ryanne Pilgeram talks with Bill Radke about her new book on rural gentrification. And we continue our series introducing voters to candidates vying to be Seattle's next mayor.

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

"Pushed Out" tells the story of rural gentrification

Bill Radke talks with Ryanne Pilgeram, a sociology professor at the University of Idaho about her new book, "Pushed Out: Contested Development and Rural Gentrification in the U.S. West." It's a story about the survival of struggling small towns such as Dover in Idaho where timber was once king.

Seattle mayoral candidate: Bruce Harrell

As part of our ongoing series introducing listeners to the candidates running to be Seattle's next mayor, we hear from this week Bruce Harrell, a former Seattle city council member and former interim mayor. He talks with Bill Radke about why he's running and what he thinks is the top priority to tackle for the city.

Seattle mayoral candidate: Don L. Rivers

As part of our ongoing series introducing listeners to the candidates running to be Seattle's next mayor, we hear from this week Don L. Rivers, a political advisor who has run for local, state and Congressional offices. He talks with Bill Radke about why he's running to be mayor of Seattle and the key challenges the city faces.

King County to stay in phase two, for now that is

Governor Jay Inslee today announced that all Washington counties will remain under their current Covid-related restrictions for two weeks. Northwest News Network regional correspondent Tom Banse talks with Bill Radke about what this means for King County which many expected to roll back from phase three to phase two as new infections may be reaching a plateau statewide.

Generational battle for a seat on the Seattle Port Commission

The Seattle Port Commission has never had a woman of color in its ranks. But KUOW politics reporter David Hyde explains how that may change with a local race that's heating up, with a millennial biracial woman challenging the incumbent, a former three-term Seattle city council member with deep political roots.