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Marcus Harrison Green

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    Environment

    Preparing for wildfires in your backyard

    There have already been more than 400 wildfires in Washington this summer. Most of those were on the East side of the Cascades. But fires on the west side do happen and they’re only going to get more common as the climate gets hotter and drier. We're joined by UW professor Maureen Kennedey. She tell us what we can do to lower the risk of wildfires in our forests and our yards.

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    Politics

    Election misinformation works harder

    It’s primary season and election misinformation is working harder than a bartender on nickel beer night. Yes, even in Seattle. We are not immune to conspiracy theories around elections. In a minute, Mike Caulfied will talk to us about what information is shaping these theories, and who has the power to change the conversation We want to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram at SeattleNowPod, or leave us feedback online: https://www.kuow.org/feedback

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    Should I stop reading the news?

    If you’ve found yourself avoiding the news lately you are not alone. More and more people are tuning out from current events. Amanda Ripley is one of those people. She’s a journalist herself, so she dug into why, and found out the news actually isn’t good for your health. She spoke with Jeannie Yandel about how to stay informed without burning out.

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    Too hot to handle the work day

    If you haven’t noticed… it is HOT today. Especially if you are spending time outside in the sun. In Washington, workers who are outside for more than 15 minutes during their shift have new workplace rights. Ryan Allen from the Department of Labor & Industries will walk us through the rules and red tape.

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    Government

    Seattle's plan to hire 500 police officers

    Two years ago, the conversation in Seattle was all about defunding the Seattle Police Department, but things have changed. Mayor Bruce Harrell says SPD now has a staffing crisis. He’s proposing an ambitious plan to put millions into hiring 500 new police officers. KUOW reporter Amy Radil explains why the department has such a labor shortage and how Harrell's recruitment plan would work.

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    Casual Friday with Jeannie Yandel and Tan Vinh

    This week Starbucks announced store closures… we greeted Amazon Prime Day with a collective “whatevs” on social media but the retail giant said “whatevs back” still boosting sales by 8.9%... and to top it all off the heavens ordered up a supersized moon. We’re breaking it all down this week with Tan Vinh and Jeannie Yandel. Also, we want to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram at SeattleNowPod, or leave us feedback online: https://www.kuow.org/feedback

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    Health

    Kids and vaccine hesitancy

    Kids of any age can get vaccinated against Covid now. The real question is: Will they? We check in with Dr. Dimitri Christakas about what concerns parents have.

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    Health

    How to find a therapist that gets you

    The past couple of years have been brutal, especially on our mental health. A lot of people found themselves looking for a therapist. But it can be hard to find a good therapist in Seattle, especially for people of color. Danie Eagleton is a professor of Psychology at Seattle University and a health equity advocate. She tells us why finding a therapist that understands you is so crucial, and how to do it.