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

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  • A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is shown on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton.

    March 19th | Is FAA regulation working?

    Are we regulating the aviation industry the right way? Forbes reporter Marisa Garcia gives us a deeper look. And Brian Fies tells us about living through the devastating California wildfires of 2017. Plus, Mike Pesca gives us a preview of his March Madness bracket.

  • Do you worry about gluten? Genetically modified foods?

    March 14th | Do we worry too much?

    What do you worry about? Plane crashes? GMOs? Climate change? We speak to two researchers who have investigated some of life's most common concerns. And we hear from the Seattle Times' Heidi Groover about the transit bills that have died in Olympia. Plus: an investigation by Buzzfeed News reveals a dark side to the World Wildlife Fund. And Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about automated airplanes and where automation is headed.

  • Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    March 13th | Investigation exposes bribery and fraud in college admissions

    How did you get into college? We look at the scandal that federal authorities are calling the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department. We also look at why King County has halted its inquests, and what that means for those awaiting justice. And we replay our interview with author Lindy West, whose new Hulu show "Shrill," is out this week, based on her book.

  • Author Ashton Applewhite.

    March 12th | Are we prejudiced against our future selves?

    Embrace that rocking chair. The argument on nuclear power isn’t as cut and dried as it seems. And following this weekend’s crash, Boeing 737 Max 8s have been grounded in countries around the world – but not here.

  • Heather Anderson is the first woman to achieve the so-called Triple Crown: hiking the Appalachian, Continental Divide, and Pacific Crest trails within a single year.

    March 11th | Heather Anderson’s thirst to be the best

    Go big (across the entire country) or go home. Boeing’s latest 737 Max 8 crash is raising serious safety and training questions. How do you recover from addiction? And the queer community you might be overlooking in so-called flyover states.

  • Poet Anastacia-Reneé believes the word "no" is a luxury, which is to say that you are worthy of luxuries, and you ought to use the word more often.

    The luxury of saying 'No.'

    "No." The word is an exclamation. It’s a noun. It’s a complete sentence. It's also a luxury, according to poet Anastacia-Reneé Tolbert.

  • Preparing for an NFL combine race.

    March 6th | NFL combine: understandable, or exploitative?

    Young men on display: not Chippendales, but the NFL combine. Washington might ban single use plastic bags, but how should we think about the specific outcomes of our actions on creatures like orcas? And the club of people cured of HIV/AIDS seems to have just doubled in size.