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Broadcast legend Dave Ross, winner of multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism, talks to the people and policy makers affecting your world. Now, you can listen to the full conversation - raw and uncut. Hear Dave Ross on Seattle's...

Broadcast legend Dave Ross, winner of multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism, talks to the people and policy makers affecting your world. Now, you can listen to the full conversation - raw and uncut. Hear Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News weekdays at 6am on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

Broadcast legend Dave Ross, winner of multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism, talks to the people and policy makers affecting your world. Now, you can listen to the full conversation - raw and uncut. Hear Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News weekdays at 6am on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
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Broadcast legend Dave Ross, winner of multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism, talks to the people and policy makers affecting your world. Now, you can listen to the full conversation - raw and uncut. Hear Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News weekdays at 6am on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

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Episodes

Beth Farmer & Zainab Al-Tameeni, Refugees Northwest

11/5/2018
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Refugees seeking shelter on America's shores used to find bipartisan political and broad public support, but that's changed under the current Presidential administration. In fact, refugees have been cast as a prime threat to national security leading into the midterm election. Beth Farmer from Refugees Northwest and Zainab Al-Tameeni, an asylee from Iraq and a Fulbright scholar at the University of Washington join Dave Ross for a frank, honest conversation about how asylum works in America...

Duration:00:23:28

Ann Fordham, IDPC - Harm Reduction & Humane Policy After a Decade of Drug Policy Failure

10/30/2018
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The War on Drugs in the United States went global, as the United Nations embraced the criminalization of drug use and eradication of supply. It's been a decade of spectacular failure, as drug use rates soared, incarceration levels skyrocketed, overdose deaths reached wartime casualty rates, and drug production itself -- along with illicit profits. Ann Fordham, Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Consortium, lays out a compassionate path forward for drug policy, making the...

Duration:00:17:44

Gustavo Ribeiro - The Rise of the Right in Brazil: Explaining the Election of Jair Bolsonaro

10/30/2018
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Right wing strongmen have come to power around the world on populist platforms and promises to tear down the political status quo. From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Donald Trump in the United States, and now Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, their messages are amplified and piped directly to the voters through dubious and deliberately inflammatory social media campaigns. Gustavo Ribeiro, founder of The Brazilian Report explains Bolsonaro's rise to power, his paralells to President Trump,...

Duration:00:13:53

Jason Colby, "Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator"

10/8/2018
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Hail Mary plans have been hatched to save our Southern Resident Orcas -- but can they succeed? Jason Colby, an envionmental historian at the University of Victoria joins Dave Ross to discuss the history of Orca whales and how their future can be secured -- and the existential threats they face on both sides of the border.

Duration:00:17:30

Michelle LeClair, "Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology & Fighting for the Woman I Love"

10/8/2018
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Very few people have witnessed the inner workings of the Church of Scientology at the level Michelle LeClair has -- even fewer have told their story. Michelle shares her lifelong journey in Scientology and how falling in love -- with a woman -- finally led her to leave the Church.

Duration:00:26:57

Molly McKew - Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

10/5/2018
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In Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, we can see the same types of coordinated disinformation and conspiracy campaigns running on all cylinders online as occured in the 2016 election. These narratives are then picked up at the highest levels of government, from politicians who use the internet to crowdsource which conspiracies pick up traction and can then be leveraged against their political rivals. If it sticks online -- you're likely to hear it from the President. Molly McKew joins...

Duration:00:18:54

Steve Hilton, Positive Populism

9/25/2018
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Steve Hilton is the host of "The Next Revolution" on Fox News. His new book is "Positive Populism: Revolutionary Ideas to Rebuild Economic Security, Family, and Community in America." We explore his ideas for reforming healthcare and immigration

Duration:00:23:12

Frank Furedi, How Fear Works

9/19/2018
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Frank Furedi, author of How Fear Works, discusses fear as a cultural resource, fear as a byproduct of the media, fear as currency in our economy, fear displayed in the use of -- and the need for -- safe spaces on campuses, fear manifested as signs in the grocery store, and more.

Duration:00:38:30

Prison Journalist John J. Lennon -- Update on Andrew Goldstein & Reporting Inside the Criminal Justice System

9/17/2018
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John J. Lennon has carved out a career as a journalist while locked up in New York's Sing Sing Correctional Facility while serving time for murder. His writing often profiles inmates whose cases resonate with larger issues in society -- our last discussion centered on Andrew Golstein, a schizophrenic convicted of pushing a woman in front of a subway train. Now, we delve into John's latest piece, co-authored by Bill Keller of the Marshall Project which parses the impacts of Kendra's Law,...

Duration:00:18:55

Boyd Matheson, Deseret News

9/14/2018
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Join Dave Ross and Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News for an enlightening conversation about faith, religion, politics, and finding common ground in our communities. Matheson also shares the extraordinary life and mission of Russell M. Nelson, the 94 year old president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Plus -- the answers to many questions about Mormon life and faith you've always been curious to know, but never quite knew how to ask.

Duration:00:27:04

Claudia Rowe, "Time Out"

8/29/2018
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The riveting true story of the crime, punishment, and transformation of a Seattle boy who came of age inside the adult prison system and who, once on the outside, rebuilt a new life as a man.

Duration:00:11:47

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, "The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States"

8/28/2018
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Imagine a future in which American & North Korean leaders continue the paths they're on, with a few little bumps down the road, and a nuclear war that leaves over a million Americans dead. That future is what Dr. Jeffrey Lewis portrays in his new novel, "The 2020 Commission Report." Dave Ross and Dr. Lewis explore a possible terrifying future -- and one that continues in peace. Dr. Lewis is an arms control expert, Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury...

Duration:00:12:48

Nate Bowling, 2016 Teacher of the Year -- Teaching Civics in 2018 & School Funding

8/22/2018
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At Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Nate Bowling is tasked with teaching students American goverment at a time when the policies of the current Presidential administration are directly impacting students in his classroom. Bowling explains his approach to teaching future voters to be informed, responsible, civically active citizens -- and weighs in on the new pay inequities baked into our state's teacher salary funding model.

Duration:00:13:35

Sarah Smith, Candidate for WA's 9th District

8/6/2018
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Sarah Smith is challenging Democratic incumbent, Representative Adam Smith for Washington's 9th District.

Duration:00:23:21

Jessica Trounstine, How Seattle Creates Segregation and Polarization

8/3/2018
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Seattle's active civic engagement has a downside -- a segregated city that self-perpetuates inequality and exacerbates the crisis of affordable housing. In her most recent research, Professor Jessica Trounstine details how everyday concerned citizens, along with restrictive land use policies act as systemic racial barriers. You can read more in her paper, "The Geography of Inequality: How Land Use Regulation Produces Segregation and Polarization." Trounstine's book, "Segregation by Design"...

Duration:00:11:40

Shannon Hader, Candidate for Washington's 8th District

8/3/2018
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Shannon is the 5th generation in her family to call this region home. Born and raised locally, Shannon wanted the skills and opportunity to make a difference. She found them as a doctor combating deadly diseases. Now she’s ready to make a difference for the home that launched her success. Shannon grew up on her great grandfather’s farm land in Auburn. Her father is a Navy Veteran who served as an aircraft mechanic. Later, he spent his professional career as a Boeing employee. Her mother...

Duration:00:14:08

Jason Rittereiser, Candidate for Washington's 8th District

8/3/2018
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I was born and raised in Ellensburg. My dad was a police chief and my mom started the Children’s Museum while raising my brother and me. I graduated from Ellensburg High School and am a proud Ellensburg Bulldog. Growing up in a small town, I learned the difference between right and wrong. I also learned the value of hard work. My first job was on a hay farm in the Kittitas Valley. I drove a swather and bucked hay to pay for college at the University of Washington and then law school in...

Duration:00:12:06

Kim Schrier, Candidate for Washington's 8th District

8/3/2018
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I have spent my career listening to and helping solve problems with thousands of patients and their families across the 8th District, and I will bring that same dedication and understanding to my work as your representative in Congress. I am a pediatrician, a wife, and a mom with deep roots in the 8th District. I’ve built a pediatrics practice here over the past 16 years, taking care of thousands of children and their families from all over the region. Our son goes to our local public...

Duration:00:17:03

Daron Morris, Candidate for King County Prosecutor

7/25/2018
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Daron Morris is an NYU Law School Graduate and career public defender, who has seen how the criminal justice system functions from the inside. He wants to take the helm at the King County Prosecutor's office to rectify a culture he believes is not serving justice -- or the community.

Duration:00:27:36

Janet Bronstein, Ph.D. -- Women's Access to Health Care Under Proposed Changes to Title X

7/20/2018
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The war on women's health care continues -- if enacted, new Title X regulations will radically alter the range, quality and effectiveness of services offered to support the reproductive health and childbearing decisions of low-income women, men and adolescents in the United States. Dr. Bronstein outlines the impact the regulations will have on women, their families and healthcare providers. Janet M. Bronstein, Ph.D. is a women’s health expert and a professor emeritus in the School of Public...

Duration:00:10:01