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Commentaries, interviews, and hourly shows from 710 KIRO's Ross and Burbank Show.

Commentaries, interviews, and hourly shows from 710 KIRO's Ross and Burbank Show.
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Commentaries, interviews, and hourly shows from 710 KIRO's Ross and Burbank Show.




Ross and Burbank: August 30, 2013 - Hour: 1

John and Tom discuss whether to play 911 audio of the woman who died in an accident on I-405. // Seahawks beat the Raiders last night 22-6 for another undefeated preseason. // President Obama is prepared to go ahead with a military strike on Syria, despite lack of support from Britain and eroding support in Congress. // Nickelsville residents are getting ready to move this weekend, but after a summers worth of discussion on what to do about the homeless camp, outreach workers say its...


Ross and Burbank: August 23, 2013 - Hour: 1

Microsoft says CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months. No successor has been named. Microsofts stock is up sharply. We talk to Todd Bishop, editor and co-founder of GeekWire. // In court yesterday, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales apologized to his family, fellow soldiers, and to the families of the 16 people he killed. // President Obama wants to improve college affordability by changing the current college rating system to tie federal financial aid to performance. // San Diego...


Ross and Burbank: August 22, 2013 - Hour: 1

Bradley Manning says he now wants to live as a woman. // UPS is dropping coverage for 15,000 employees' spouses. The company blames the move on the "costs associated with the Affordable Care Act." // Fast food and retail workers are calling for a nationwide day of strikes later this month to show support for raising the minimum wage. Seattle is one of the flash points in the debate whether to raise the minimum wage. Yesterday, Dori debated Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer on the...


Ross and Burbank: August 21, 2013 - Hour: 1

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. // Dramatic testimony in the Bales case yesterday. Seven Afghan nationals detailed how Staff Sgt. Robert Bales slaughtered their family members last year and how their lives have changed since. // Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes rejected an SPD attempt to crackdown on 28 repeat offenders who have failed to respond to civil infractions for drinking in public or sitting or lying on sidewalks. He joins us to explain why. //...


Ross and Burbank: August 20, 2013 - Hour: 1

Arena backers in Sacramento are urging Chris Hansen to NOT turn the signatures he gathered over to another citizen group -- Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork -- opposing a new arena. Chris Sullivan has details. // A sentencing hearing begins today for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. The Army has flown nine villagers in from Kandahar to testify how the attack has shaped their lives. // The UK's interference with the Guardian's Snowden reporting apparently goes deeper than just the detention of...


Ross and Burbank: August 19, 2013 - Hour: 1

State law allows registered gun owners to carry weapons into businesses, but Mayor McGinn and Washington CeaseFire will announce a plan today that allows businesses to become "Gun Free Zones." // Pierce county leaders are considering legislation to limit the use of drone surveillance by county government. Seattle Hempfest organizers ejected a man who was trying to break the record for the world's largest joint. // The partner of Glenn Greenwald -- the journalist who has written a series of...


Ross and Burbank: August 16, 2013 - Hour: 1

Mayor Mike McGinn has decided downtown Seattle isnt sufficiently safe after all. The city is going to spend $400,000 beefing up patrols to deter major crimes. // The Agriculture Department says raising a kid to the age of 18 will cost, on average, more than $241,000. That's up about $6,100 in one year. // U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are proposing new legislation they say would help Puget Sound ports compete with those in Canada and Mexico. // Since marijuana is legal in...


Ross and Burbank: August 15, 2013 - Hour: 1

The Mayor and SPD say that crime downtown has been decreasing, but the Seattle Times reports crime numbers over the past 5 years remain steady with spikes during the summer months. John says there needs to be one specific metric to judge crime in a one specific area. Dave suggests business owner surveys. // SPD will be handing out fun-sized bags of Doritos to marijuana smokers at this weekends Hempfest. John says this is an instance of SPD symbolism over substance. Dave says Hempfest is no...


Ross and Burbank: August 14, 2013 - Hour: 1

A family hit while crossing a Wedgwood street in March has filed a $45 million claim against the city of Seattle. They say the city failed to supervise Mark W. Mullan, the driver of the truck that hit them. // The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways. The merger wouldve created the worlds largest airline. // Hannah Anderson went online barely 48 hours after her rescue Saturday and started fielding hundreds of...


Ross and Burbank: August 13, 2013 - Hour: 1

Following yesterdays bus shooting downtown, many are wondering why drivers arent more protected. The transit union has rejected previous calls for bulletproof glass on Metro buses, but Monday's shooting will likely renew discussions. // Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled an imaginary train that could (as long as you dont look closely at specific details) whisk passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes. // A federal judge yesterday threw out the racial bias...


Ross and Burbank: August 12, 2013 - Hour: 1

More details are emerging on the manhunt that led to the killing of James DiMaggio and the rescue of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson. // The City of Lakewood is considering a crackdown on toy guns by making it a gross misdemeanor to display one in a threatening way. // Breaking News: Theres been a shooting on a metro bus downtown. // Attorney General Eric Holder will tell lawyers in San Francisco today that the federal government will end the harsher sentencing guidelines for many drug...


Ross and Burbank: August 9, 2013 - Hour: 1

Seahawks beat the San Diego Chargers 31 - 10 last night in their first pre-season game. We talk to Seattle Times reporter Bob Condotta who was there. // A local jeweler painted a bunch of chalk signs on sidewalks downtown advertising a new store opening. Only afterwards did they find what theyd done was illegal. // A legally blind woman says she was attacked on a Metro bus and is upset the driver didnt do more to intervene. // Urging critics of Russia's new anti-gay law to "calm down," the...


Ross and Burbank: August 8, 2013 - Hour: 1

Police officers in Washington state are training to better recognize drivers driving under the influence of marijuana. // Washington state is cracking down on drivers who illegally use disabled parking permits. // The N.S.A. is looking at most e-mails and other text-based communications that cross the U.S. border. // The Peoples Daily Online, along with Xinhua and China News, reprinted several jokes in comedian Andy Borowitzs article Amazon Founder Says He Clicked on Washington Post By...


Ross and Burbank: August 7, 2013 - Hour: 1

King County voters approved a six-year parks levy that will give the parks department 80 percent more funding than the last parks levy. And early results indicate Murray and McGinn will face each other in the November mayors race. // Dave and John discuss the unintended effects of Seattles paid sick leave law. // We now know what triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closures. It wasnt just any terrorist chatter; it was a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives....


Ross and Burbank: August 6, 2013 - Hour: 1

Today is primary day. No real news, but Tom tries to make John care about it anyway. // The TSA is now patrolling music festivals? With little fanfare, the agency has expanded its reach to sporting events, music festivals, rodeos, highway weigh stations and train terminals. // Jeff Bezos has announced his plans to buy the Washington Post. // A Stevenson man accused of blowing up his dog has been charged with a felony. He says he killed the dog because his girlfriend put the devil in it....


Ross and Burbank: August 5, 2013 - Hour: 1

Attendance at Seafair was down 27 percent this year, partly a result of the absence of the Blue Angels. Also, younger people dont care about the hydros. // The Seattle Police Department says using cameras to instantly check license plates is an efficient way to find stolen cars and chronic parking offenders. Skeptics say its an invasion of privacy. // The State Department has extended the closure of many American embassies in the Middle East by a week. There were no reports of violence or...


Ross and Burbank: August 2, 2013 - Hour: 1

Eight protesters were arrested yesterday at a fast-food workers rally in downtown Seattle. // The numbers are finally in: we now know what Obamacare will cost Washingtonians. // Now that Russia has granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum, he is looking to begin a new life. He may take a job in the tech sector, or he might host his own TV show. The U.S. says asylum is a slap in the face. // An unorthodox style of panhandling on the NY subway: What if, instead of begging on the subway, a man...


Ross and Burbank: August 1, 2013 - Hour: 1

Edward Snowden has left the airport. Russia has granted him temporary refugee status for 1 year. // Boeing workers get really great unemployment benefits. Their packages last 2 years. The average unemployed Washingtonian gets 6 months. // Former KING5 reporter and anchor Allen Schauffler will head up Al Jezeeras soon-to-open Seattle bureau. Schauffler joins us. // The phrases brown bag and citizens will no longer be used at City Hall. Downtown business owners want more police and new...


Ross and Burbank: July 31, 2013 - Hour: 1

Building bridges (and re-building the re-built bridges) is expensive. Fixing, sealing and strengthening Highway 520 bridge pontoons has cost the state at least $81.1 million so far, and thats probably not the end of it. // Could high taxes on legal marijuana keep customers buying illegal pot? Or is that just something prospective marijuana businessmen say? // Edward Snowdens father says his son is better off staying in Russia. The FBI had offered to fly Lon Snowden to Moscow to try and meet...