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caption: Shelby Klemmt, left, and Lexi Newell cheers while dining at Gracia on Monday, March 22, 2021, on Ballard Avenue Northwest in Seattle. Beginning Monday, restaurants, retailers, and fitness centers can open with up to 50% capacity as Washington's 39 counties move into the third phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's reopening plan.
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Shelby Klemmt, left, and Lexi Newell cheers while dining at Gracia on Monday, March 22, 2021, on Ballard Avenue Northwest in Seattle. Beginning Monday, restaurants, retailers, and fitness centers can open with up to 50% capacity as Washington's 39 counties move into the third phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's reopening plan.
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'This is my new normal.' defining the days ahead of the pandemic

Someday, we are going to be able to put the pandemic behind us. And yet, this time has highlighted what we care about most. What will we bring forward? Writer Anne Helen Peterson walks us through her own pandemic introspection and we hear from you. Then, after a decade of challenging the legal system, the the Sinixt tribe won recognition and the right to hunt in their traditional homelands across the Canadian border. Also, would you get on a cruise this summer? We hear how the industry can return after pandemic loss.

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

Anne Helen Petersen on creating your own 'New Normal'

We're looking forward to the pandemic being behind us. But, are you ready for what life will be like when that happens? Bill Radke spoke with writer Anne Helen Petersen about her essay, "No I'm Not Ready" and we hear from listeners about how they're feeling and what they want their new normal to be.

Colville Tribal member wins ruling in Canada

WA state resident Rick Desautel of the Colville Confederated Tribes drove to Canada to hunt on traditional tribal land. He killed an elk without a hunting license and turned himself. Bill Radke spoke with Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Sinixt Confederacy about how the decade long legal battle led to tribal recognition.

Would you get on a cruise this summer?

Last summer, there was something missing from Seattle. Not just big festivals, and tourist crowds But on Elliott Bay, the giant cruise ships were gone.This summer, however, they'll return. Bill Radke spoke with Seattle attorney and maritime law expert. Charles Moure, about how will cruises work in a pandemic.