New York gave Amazon a tax credit of almost $50K per employee it brings to town. Is it worth it? You could ask the same thing about whale watching (so we did). In addition to that, a look at dancer Donald Byrd’s legacy, a question about what happened with the Boeing 737 MAX crash, and T-Mobile’s name is coming to a baseball field near you.
Open enrollment is upon us! What’s the deal for 2019? Also, MLB investigates the Mariners for racism. An Edward Hopper painting is diverted from the Seattle Art Museum. And how should parents invest in their children’s schools and future?
After weeks of leaks, Amazon ‘fesses up: New York and DC are in – along with Nashville, kind of. A chef spills some of the family secrets hidden in American food, and one listener offers a creative way to see loved ones off at airport gates.
California passes a resolution to put a ring on daylight saving(s) time; is WA next? In other sunny southern news, San Francisco has approved a tax on big businesses to pay for homelessness programs. UW’s animal research centers are not without controversy. And while women’s anger seems to be having a political moment, that’s not without controversy either.
Is it constitutional to keep a tribal leader out of the Supreme Court because of traditional regalia? Is it realistic to ask big tech firms not to contract with ICE, or the Pentagon? And how important is your identity – to others and to you?
Novelist Barbara Kingsolver’s new book explores what happens when you do everything right and still can’t find the ground beneath you. Separately: what should you do if you see a spider in your home? And for teens who carry guns: why? And is there a better way?
King County Executive Dow Constantine takes our questions and yours. Also, can Washington state lawmakers block anyone on their social media accounts? We also talk to a psychiatrist who embraces his “crazy” family, and two Seattleites who are creating a map of the weird inside city limits.
When should the US intervene in foreign affairs, and when should we stay out of it? We also speak to two leaders in the Seattle Jewish community and check in with journalists ahead of tomorrow’s Political Mischief event.
What tech is the city of Seattle using to surveil its citizens? What does today's charter school ruling mean for education in Washington state? And how will we grapple with the increasing overlap between technology and the state?