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The Record: Thursday, April 18, 2018

The Seahawks are men. The Sea Gals are women. They're treated differently by their employer. Is it time for that system to change? Bill talks to Ken Belson, New York Times reporter who wrote about this issue this week and KUOW's Paige Browning who reported on the Sea Gals and the rules they have to follow.


The Record: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Starbucks is going dark for an afternoon, as 8,000 stores across the US close to give employees racial bias training. But does the training work? How can you really measure impact? Bill asked Rachel Godsil, co-founder and director of research at the Perception Institute at Rutgers University. She studies implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat. King County is building a new juvenile justice center. State law mandates that we have one, and the old facility is crumbling. Voters...


The Record: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

King County: Our goal is zero youth detention. Also King County: We're building a new youth jail. Are these two perspectives at odds? King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Bill Radke in studio to try and square that circle. They also discussed everything from affordable housing to traffic stops.


The Record: Monday, April 16, 2018

Protesters gathered today outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square - the same store whose manager called the police on two black men who asked to use the restroom without paying. The manager has been fired, but the headache has continued for Starbucks. The company's 2015 Race Together initiative drew criticism from some corners, and the latest incident seems to highlight how hard it can be for companies to address implicit bias. Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jenice...


The Record: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Two new studies show a decline in opiate prescriptions in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. Dr. Andrew Saxon joined Marcie Sillman to clarify whether the results are definitive, or just blowing smoke.


The Record: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Yesterday was an undesirable holiday: Equal Pay Day, when women's earnings finally reach the level of what men made the year before. Under Mayor Murray, the city touted its 90% pay parity rate. Crosscut David Kroman joined Marcie Sillman to explain why that's not the full picture.


The Record: Monday, April 9, 2018

More than 400 years after the bard passed away, two Shakespeare plays are stirring up controversy. Seattle Shakespeare Company is running “The Merchant of Venice,” and 5th Avenue Theater’s run of “Kiss Me Kate.” In 2018, what do we do with celebrated works that have deep strains of misogyny and bigotry? Is it ever time to retire a classic?


The Record: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Geekwire’s Todd Bishop has seen the future of your eyeballs – at least where screened displays are concerned. What if we could all look at the same screen and each see different things? It’s called parallel reality (which, arguably, we are all already living in): this is what it might mean for you.


The Record: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

50 years ago today, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior was shot to death on the balcony of a Memphis motel. Bill Radke spoke with King County Councilmember Larry Gossett and former King County Executive Ron Sims about their memories of that day, and the legacy of racism in Seattle.


The Record: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

There’s been an outcry in the city over the limited amount of parking developers are required to provide as dense apartment buildings rise. Now the city will allow residences to be built without any parking at all. How hard should it be to park a car in Seattle?


The Record: Monday, April 2, 2018

What can you do if someone you love is addicted to a drug? If reasoning, pleading, and staging an intervention fail? In Washington state, soon you'll have a new option. It's called Ricky's Law. We spoke to the woman pushing for that legislation in 2016; she's back to tell us what's changed since the law passed.


The Record: Thursday, March 29, 2018

In January 2017, Seattle implemented a law saying that landlords were required to rent their units to the first qualified applicant. The law was the first of its kind in the nation, and designed to fight bias and discrimination. As of yesterday, that law has been struck down. Liz Dupee of the Tenants Union of Washington State and Chris Benis of the Rental Housing Association of Washington joined Bill Radke to discuss the law’s intention and consequences.


The Record: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

AG Bob Ferguson is racking up lawsuits of the Trump administration at a terrific pace – 23 and counting. We got him to come up for air to give Bill Radke an update on how the suits are going, and whether he’s angling for the governor’s job in 2020.


The Record: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In retaliation for the assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil, President Trump has shuttered Seattle's Russian consulate. Following the closure last fall of the San Francisco consulate, Russians on the Pacific Coast will now have to travel east to get passports, visas, and conduct other business with their government. Seattle Congressmember Pramila Jayapal was in the studio today, and spoke with Bill Radke about why she supports the closing of the consulate,...


The Record: Monday, March 26, 2018

The White House announced today that it was shutting down the Russian consulate in Seattle. The State Department says there are intelligence agents working at the consulate and they are too close to sensitive locations like Boeing and the US navel base in Kitsap County. Don Hellman, professor emeritus at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies explains what that means for U.S. and Russian relations.


The Record: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thinking of deleting Facebook? We'll get into just how much the social network knows about you and what you can do about it with University of Maryland computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck and contemplate walking away with The Stranger's Sean Nelson. Then, what are you supposed to do as a woman working in tech when your mostly male company does business at a strip club, in the middle of the day? We'll talk with "Brotopia" author Emily Chang and former Amazon employee Kristi Coulter about...


The Record: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Have you read the NYTimes’ Dear Sugar column? Seen the movie “Wild”? The woman behind those projects is Cheryl Strayed. She found herself on a through hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, and now she’s giving advice on vulnerability and authentic.


The Record: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sunday night in Arizona, a woman was struck and killed by an Uber vehicle – the first pedestrian fatality caused by a self-driving car. Geekwire reporter Taylor Soper joined Bill Radke to talk about the implications for Seattle’s autonomous vehicle experiments.


The Record: Monday, March 19, 2018

Seattle real estate is hot, and getting hotter. One thing that might not be helping? Rent-bidding. It allows an apartment to be rented by the highest bidder. But does that drive up prices? KUOW's Paige Browning explains why the city is considering a ban.


The Record: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Can your car be your home, in the eyes of the law? What would you do if you could go back in time to the 80s? And what do we do with the art of problematic men? We explore the ins and outs this hour.


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