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caption: This frame from the 16-mm camera mounted in the Lunar Module window shows Neil Armstrong (left) and Buzz Aldrin (right) deploying the U.S. Flag.
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This frame from the 16-mm camera mounted in the Lunar Module window shows Neil Armstrong (left) and Buzz Aldrin (right) deploying the U.S. Flag.

Lunar landing: a planetary flashback

Why we should return to our mysterious satellite for another round. A Washington state coronavirus expert is headed to Washington, DC. And this week’s chat with (now lame-duck) Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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

Look at the moon!

Do you ever wish you could escape the pandemic and all the other stress we face down here on Earth? Maybe you gaze into the night sky and ponder a journey into space – the final frontier? Some Seattleites are doing more than gazing. Seattle aerospace company First Mode’s president/chief engineer Chris Voorhees and applied planetary scientist Elizabeth Frank joined Bill Radke to talk about why we should return to the moon.

WA COVID expert heads to DC

Public health experts say Washington state has one of America's most effective state responses to the coronavirus. Now nurse Jane Hopkins, a member of our state's COVID Task Force, has been asked to bring her skills to the Biden-Harris administration’s pandemic response.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 12.10

Mayor Jenny Durkan and Superintendent Denise Juneau have said that they won’t seek to continue in their jobs following the end of their terms next year. Both Durkan and Juneau cite conflict with the City Council and school board, respectively, as key elements in their departure. We heard from the Superintendent on Tuesday, and today Bill Radke discussed it with Mayor Durkan.