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Bill Radke



Bill hosts The Record and Week In Review.

After starting with KUOW as a University of Washington student in 1985, Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s and the creator of the past show Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR.

Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report. He returned to KUOW in 2012.


  • caption: Holding baby's hand
    The Record

    April 20th | How hospital pandemic policies hurt perinatal care

    The health and safety rules that hospitals imposed during the pandemic had negative effects for maternity patients and clinical staff treating them, according to a recent University of Washington study. King County officials are closely monitoring the rise in new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations while rolling out at-home vaccinatins for people with medical conditions that prevent them from leaving the house to get vaccinated. Also, we hear from our education reporter about the return of middle and high school students to Seattle schools and the recent decision to scrap standardized testing in state schools until the fall.

  • caption: USS Johnston (DD-557) off Seattle or Tacoma, Washington, 27 October 1943.
    The Record

    April 19th | What lies 21,180 feet under the sea

    The world's deepest shipwreck isn't 20,000 leagues under the sea. It's 21,180 feet below the ocean surface, at the bottom of the Philippine Sea. The World War Two Navy Destroyer called the USS Johnston sank in 1944. This month, ocean explores dove underwater to map it. Plus, why some healthcare workers are hesitant to get the vaccine, Washington's new mermaid museum, and the future plans of Top Chef contestant, and Seattle chef, Shota Nakajima.

  • caption: Tents are shown near a barricade set up around the perimeter of an encampment where unhoused community members reside on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, ahead of a scheduled sweep by the Seattle Police Department at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.
    The Record

    What justifies clearing a homeless encampment?

    Seattle city officials move to clear a homeless encampment in Miller Park neighborhood. Students are back in the classroom, but debate remains around measuring learning loss. And our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: A view of downtown Seattle on Thursday, August 23, 2018, from a seaplane.
    The Record

    April 13th | A very crowded race to be Seattle's next mayor

    Sixteen people -- so far -- have formally announced they’re running to be Seattle’s next mayor. Starting this week, we’re going to bring you interviews we’ve taped with the candidates to learn more about them and their vision for leading the city. Also, King County is launching a new program to curb rising rates of gun violence. And King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us to talk about rising COVID-19 cases counts and why he’s calling for the county’s top law enforcement official to step down.

  • caption: Therapy? There’s an app for that. But should there be?
    The Record

    Therapy? There’s an app for that. But should there be?

    A therapist in your pocket is possible thanks to therapy apps, but is that a good thing? What you need to know about NFT tokens to understand why it seems like everyone is talking about them. And our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: The interior of an Amazon fulfillment center is shown on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Kent.
    The Record

    April 7th | How an Amazon union vote could alter the labor movement

    The votes are in and counting begins. We hear about how organizing 6,000 laborers could alter and favor the labor movement. Drug laws in Washington state are changing, what would rolling out decriminalization mean for current cases and the future. Then, could you buy insulin sold and manufactured by the state in the near future. And a covid projection from IHME that could see a surge in cases in the winter.