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    June 14 | How one Washington man brought big tech to court

    Facebook says they aren't selling political ads in Washington because of our rigorous transparency law. But people like Zach Wurtz, whose job it is to track those ads, are saying otherwise. So he did what he could - he took Facebook to court. Small claims court. It didn't quite go to plan. Plus, two discussion on the role of Japanese Americans during World War Two. As prisoners, soldiers, and contentious objectors.

  • caption: A Great Blue Heron enjoys a meal on Friday, June 4, 2021, at the Ballard Locks in Seattle.
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    June 10 | Great blue herons have made their home at the Ballard Locks

    Every year blue herons make their nests along the water in Ballard. And every year the Heron Habitat Helpers are there to assist. Ross Reynolds spoke to two of those volunteer helpers last week - father daughter pair Mike and Linda Marsh about why they spend their time helping blue herons. Plus, why prison populations are decreasing, if college athletes will ever be paid in Washington, and a radioactive musical.

  • An actor's view of a theater from the stage
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    June 9th | The show must go on...line!

    Last summer, RadioActive journalist Jadenne Radoc Cabahug captured scenes of her neighbors stuck inside. Pictures of supportive signs, waves, and routines became a musical by students at The 5th Avenue Theatre. We talk about the inspiration for the musical and hear the entire showcase. Then, perhaps delusion can be a good thing. Shankar Vedantam shares how self-deception may boost your success and well-being. Also, we hear about what happened when a teacher in Spokane created a lesson plan around picking cotton. And, finding a psychiatric bed in Washington is a years old problem that has worsened in the pandemic. KUOW's Austin Jenkins tells a story about one man in southwest Washington.

  • caption: FILE: The block-long Black Lives Matter street mural, beginning at 10th Avenue and East Pine Street, is shown on Saturday, June 13, 2020, inside the area known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, or CHOP, in Seattle.
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    June 8 | CHOP: reflecting on one year after the protests that changed Seattle

    A year ago protestors marched in cities around the U.S. in demonstrations against police violence following the murder of George Floyd by a police officer. Seattle area protesters converged around a few blocks on Capitol Hill that became known as the CHOP. This hour, we look back on the site and how it has a place in Seattle history. Guests include KUOW reporter Casey Martin, mural artist Angelina Villalobos, Washington State Representative Nicole Macri, Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz, and Attorney Sadé Smith.

  • caption: Kara Peters walks through the Seattle Public Central Library to her desk before starting her shift on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in Seattle.
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    June 3rd | What are you reading right now?

    After a whole year of being closed to the public, Seattle Public Libraries is starting to re-open its branches. Bill Radke and interim chief librarian Tom Fay talk to listeners about what books they've reading, and what the . Plus, what's happening with hotel shelters and a q&a with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • A boba tea order with milk and tapioca pearls
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    June 2nd | What your boba order says about you

    Ok, most opinions boba tea or bubble tea order opinions are subjective, but one thing we can all agree on is that the drink is one of many popular foods defining college life on the west coast. We hear from a UW Daily columnist about her foodscapes making sense of campus food trends. Then, an explanation of the drought crisis so far impacting Oregon and California. Also, is pandemic inflation a good thing? And, Lynda Mapes tell us all about her documentation of Puget Sound orca pod, she tells us why things seem a lot better.

  • caption: A Seattle Community Fridge, freshly painted and about to be placed at the Danny Woo Community Garden.
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    May 27th | Why you might see a fridge when you walk through your neighborhood

    Take a stroll around your neighborhood and you might come across a refrigerator on the street. It's not waiting to be recycled, it's part of the mutual aid group Seattle Community Fridge. Ross Reynolds spoke to one of the group's volunteers. Plus, last Monday Governor Inslee signed a sweeping set of environmental bills into law. But one provision he didn't pass was requiring consent from local tribes, and tribal leaders aren't happy. And Ross Reynolds speaks to Heart band member Nancy Wilson.

  • 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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    May 26th | '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.