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How to master the awkward hug

Just in time for the holidays: how to have an awkward hug. A surcharge to help Washington state fight fires. The history of black software. And how Billie Holiday inspired a poet.

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Emily Flake, That Was Awkward

Bill Radke interviews Emily Flake about her book, "That was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug."

Fire Surcharge

Bill Radke talks to Crosscut reporter Melissa Santos about the proposal to add a surcharge to insurance premiums to raise money to fight wildfires in the state.

Charlton McIlwain, Black Software

Bill Radke talks to Charlton McIlwain about his book, "Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter."

Cedar Sigo, Royals

Bill Radke speaks to poet Cedar Sigo about his collection, "Royals."