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Host Bill Radke leads in-depth conversations about what matters today in Seattle and beyond.

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  • caption: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Seattle.

    September 17th | Jenny Durkan is a fan of Ken Jennings, is not a fan of AG William Barr

    How is more screen time, from zoom school and remote work to online gaming, affecting families? Two experts give tactics for handling screen time. Winningest Jeopardy! contestant and local Ken Jennings talking about joining Alex Trebek as a producer and presenter when the show returns this week. And Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan lays out the multiple crises the city’s facing and takes listener calls.

  • caption: Washington running back Myles Gaskin, top, scores past Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield during the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Ohio State won 28-23.

    September 16th | And then there was one: what will the Pac-12 do for fall football?

    The latest on the crucial hearing concerning the recall efforts against Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant. Will the Pac-12 be the only conference to not hold a fall football season? A look at the job postings causing the latest labor concners at Am. And a peak into The Museum of Pop Culture's PopCon theme, "Forever Young."

  • caption: The sun rises over Seattle as a massive plume of smoke from wildfires burning in California and Oregon makes it's way into the area on Friday, September 11, 2020.

    Another week of wildfire smoke. But it’s not because of antifa.

    It looks like we’re in for another week of wildfire smoke. We’ll find out why and when it’s expected to start clearing. And, there are stories going around Oregon that antifa set some of the wildfires...or maybe the Proud Boys. We’ll look at how those conspiracies proliferate and why they’re dangerous. And, how to recreate outdoors without “wreck-reating”.

  • caption: Burned vehicles are shown on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, after a fire that started Monday evening burned 275 acres, including multiple homes and forced evacuations in the rural Pierce County town of Graham.

    Like wildfire: how misinformation spreads during a crisis

    When Washington and Oregon's historic wildfires began sweeping over the state, rumors of their origin began circulating online. Was it anti-fascists? The Proud Boys? Since the beginning, officials have faced an uphill battle in controlling fact vs. fiction.

  • caption: A corvid rocks the joy of flight.

    September 10th | Crows: there’s an app for that

    A way for kids to get excited about crows, guided by husband and wife crow researchers. The court monitor of the consent decree steps down. And this week’s chat with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: A truck speeds away from the scene of a burgeoning fire.

    September 9th | Fire in the skies

    With much of the West either ablaze or seeing bad air quality, a look at where we are in Washington. A look at the protests that became contentious Monday, with 22 arrests and several instances of police violence. Why aren’t we testing people who aren’t showing COVID-19 symptoms? And a chat with Margaret Atwood.

  • caption: Smoke from an approaching wildfire looms over a home near Twisp, Wash., Aug. 19, 2015.

    September 3rd | Your quarantine could always be worse

    Point Roberts is entirely cut off from the rest of America right now. Wildfires are burning across the West. The city works to decrease traffic fatalities, and we catch up with a virologist for an update on the virus.

  • caption: An apartment building on Seattle's Capitol Hill in February

    September 2nd | Apartment for rent, all not encouraged to apply

    A new UW study looked at how language has been used in ads for rental housing. Excessive overtime pay for SPD officers. Nia-Amina Minor on creating social change through art. And the spread of misinformation on everything from coronavirus to the Black Lives Matter movement.