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




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

Obama is fighting to attack Syria. As we've been waiting for Congress to vote on this, we have all of the different sides on whether we should go up against Syria. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer gives us the lowdown on the Packers who will be playing the Seahawks. He says Seattle is a great place and the Seahawks a great team to cover. Will we beat the Packers? We think so...Alexis Christoforus, of CBS Money Watch weighs-in on the unemployment number. We have 40 somethings moving...

Duration: 00:33:03

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

Meteorologist, Lisa Van Clise joins us to talk about the weather, which is looking really dicey. More and more people are trying to build naps into their regular scheduled day. It's the perfect weather for a nap. 9:20 33% of American's admits to napping everyday - aim for a 90-minute nap. The best places to sleep are under your desk or half sitting up in your car, whatever works! Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan says that is you get more zzz's it will help you with your ABC's. Are kids...

Duration: 00:31:51

Ross and Burbank: September 4, 2013 - Hour: 1

Ariel Castro was found dead in his prison cell this morning. Hed hanged himself. // Seattle teachers have voted in favor of a new contract with the school district. // The Senate resolution authorizing President Obama to use military force against Syria will require two condition: ninety days max and no ground troops. // John is upset that Hunger Games was assigned as class reading to his daughter.

Duration: 00:34:38

Ross and Burbank: September 3, 2013 - Hour: 1

Microsoft -- aiming to better compete with Apple and Google -- is buying Nokia's line of smartphones. // An Oregon bakery that sparked controversy earlier this year by refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple has gone out of business. // John and Tom continue their discussion stemming from the Oregon bakery that refused a cake to a same sex couple and subsequently went out of business. // Dennis Rodman is back in Korea, but this time, he says, not as a diplomat. This time he just...

Duration: 00:34:59

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


Duration: 00:34:32

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...

Duration: 00:33:27

Ross and Burbank: August 29, 2013 - Hour: 1

Thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities today. The strikes are part of a push to get fast food chains like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages. // John reconsiders what he said in the first segment. A violent raccoon attack in the Leschi neighborhood left both a dog and its owner in need of medical attention. // A UW researcher managed to transmit his brain signals across campus via the Internet and cause a colleagues fingers...

Duration: 00:31:48

Ross and Burbank: August 28, 2013 - Hour: 1

After visiting the Jordan-Syria border, Washington state Rep. Adam Smith says the world must respond. // The Highway 99 tunnel machine -- Bertha -- is tunneling away beneath Seattle as we speak. But its not going very fast. Its traveled only 24 feet since the drilling began a month ago. (Thats about two weeks behind schedule.) Only 9,249 feet to go! // It was 50 years ago today that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his iconic I Have a Dream speech. A former WSU basketball coach walked away...

Duration: 00:33:19

Ross and Burbank: August 27, 2013 - Hour: 1

Four hundred law enforcement officers from multiple agencies conducted drug and prostitution raids at motels along Highway 99 this morning. Chris Sullivan joins us with reactions from the scene. // A King County Superior Court judge ruled yesterday the petition to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in SeaTac did not have the adequate number of signatures. Advocates of raising the minimum wage say they plan to appeal. // A military strike on Syria could come as early as Thursday. Wayne...

Duration: 00:31:12

Ross and Burbank: August 26, 2013 - Hour: 1

A second suspect has been arrested in the beating death of a WWII vet in Spokane. // A September 1st deadline is looming for residents of the Nickelsville. Camp leaders have told everyone to be ready to leave Sunday, but its clear many dont know where that will be. // Unidentified snipers have opened fire on a convoy of UN experts investigating suspected chemical weapons attacks in Syria's capital. // We now know why Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of the Moscow airport --...

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...

Duration: 00:33:02

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...

Duration: 00:33:36

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. //...

Duration: 00:33:55

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...

Duration: 00:33:57

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...

Duration: 00:35:38

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...

Duration: 00:32:40

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...

Duration: 00:33:00

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...

Duration: 00:33:42

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...

Duration: 00:34:05

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...

Duration: 00:37:28

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