We spend most of today's show talking about the recent Babe.com piece about comedian Aziz Ansari. Some see it as sexual assault, some see overreaction, others see not enough reacting. We'll talk it over with Seattle writers Katie Anthony, Erica C. Barnett and Katie Herzog and take your calls.
So you're eating breakfast on Oahu and your phone vibrates. It’s a text, and it says "Emergency Alert. Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." What you would you do next? KUOW's Ann Dornfeld will tell you what she did, and it involves Whole Foods.
After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a Bellevue woman with family on the island organized her own relief effort and moved her mother and brother to Seattle. We'll check back in with Fernmarie Rodriguez for an update four months after the storm.
Essayist David Sedaris is in town this week to read from his new book onstage at Broadway Performance Hall and get feedback from a Seattle audience. He'll join us to talk publishing, picking up trash and President Oprah.
Is Attorney General Jeff Sessions coming for your legal marijuana? He rescinded an Obama-era policy today that allowed Washington and other states to legalize pot without the feds intervening. The Washington Post's Sari Horwitz explains how it might impact recreational marijuana markets in states like Washington.
President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un are calling each other names and bragging about their nuclear buttons. Just trash talk, right? Nothing to worry about. We'll ask George Washington University political scientist Elizabeth Saunders.
The city of Seattle settled a sexual abuse lawsuit against former mayor Ed Murray over the weekend. But the $150,000 settlement won't be paid by Murray — Seattle taxpayers will foot the bill. Seattle Times reporter Lewis Kamb explains why.
Merriam-Webster's word of the year: Feminism. Is it the beginning of a lasting change or just another media trend? We’ll talk with Eula Scott Bynoe of the Hella Black Hella Seattle podcast and take your calls.
The first major overhaul of the nation's tax code in decades isn’t just about taxes – it’s also about oil. Guest host Marcie Sillman talks with Bloomberg’s Jennifer Dlouhy about a provision in the tax bill that requires the government to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.
A GPS-guided safety system called positive train control was in the works for Amtrak's new, faster Seattle to Portland line, but it wasn't up and running when the line opened on Monday. We talk with Seattle Times reporter Mike Lindblom about the "very aggressive schedule" that may have pushed service to begin before all available safety measures were in place.
We're learning more about how an Amtrak train derailed onto I-5 near DuPont on Monday. Guest host Jeannie Yandel talks with KUOW's John Ryan and a former federal railroad safety investigator about what happened, and what questions remain.
We'll get an update from KUOW's Austin Jenkins at the scene of this morning's Amtrak train derailment south of Tacoma. The Amtrak Cascades train was traveling from Seattle to Portland when it spilled from an overpass onto Interstate 5, killing at least three people.
We've seen men accused of sexual harassment, men apologizing, men denying and men being fired. What could women do besides report their behavior? And should we even be asking? We'll talk with Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis and Ijeoma Oluo, editor-at-large for The Establishment.
Dan Rather no longer anchors the CBS Evening News, but he's got plenty of viewers of his News and Guts news blog. Dan Rather is in the studio to give you his big picture take on how America's doing today. His new book is "What Unites Us."
A Seattle Times investigation reveals that a Washington state legislator and CWU professor was accused of sexually harassing his students on more than one occasion. We'll talk with Mike Baker, who broke the story for the Times.
A group of US Congress members including Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell say it's time for Al Franken to leave Congress because he's been accused by several women of sexual harassment. Would his resignation help? And what would help even more?