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

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  • caption: Registered nurse Cecilia Venzon applies a bandaid to Brooke Spearmon's shoulder after administering a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the new civilian-led mass vaccination site at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle.

    March 29th | Should you feel guilty about getting vaccinated?

    So you got a Covid vaccine, and your elderly neighbor is still stuck waiting. How do you assuage the guilt? Should you feel guilty at all? Speaking of vaccines - Kittitas county made national headlines in January for not wasting a single dose of vaccine. How'd the manage that? Plus a check in on what's happening in the state legislature.

  • Velella velella, also called “by-the-wind sailor” jellies, that washed ashore at Moolack Beach, Oregon, in 2018

    March 24 | A 'gajillion' jellies wash ashore

    By-the wind sailor jellyfish are washing to shore by the trillions, you might see them on your next beach trip. Former Washington state auditor may finally have to address skeletons in the closet as he faces charges for theft from nine years ago. Representative Kirsten Harris Talley tell us about Washington legislatures gains in police accountability and the challenges. And, an immersive Van Gogh exhibit coming to town is not a scam after all.

  • caption: Erica Nguyen, left, and Annie Zhou hold signs that read 'Not Your Model Minority' and 'Stop The Hate' while attending the 'We Are Not Silent' rally against anti-Asian hate and violence on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Hing Hay Park in Seattle. Several days of actions are planned by rally organizers in the Seattle area following recent attacks and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

    March 18th | What is the City of Seattle's response to anti-Asian racism?

    On Tuesday, eight people were murdered in the Atlanta area -- six of whom were of Asian descent. We discuss the city's response to a local rise in anti-Asian rhetoric, bigotry, and hate crimes. Then, we talk about accessibility to a life-saving COVID treatment that's proved difficult to track down in Washington. And lastly, our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: FILE: A student at the Denise Louie Education Center on Thursday, July 16, 2020, along Beacon Avenue South in Seattle.

    March 16th | Governor Inslee orders schools to offer in-person learning

    On Monday, Governor Jay Inslee signed an emergency order requiring schools to offer some in-person instruction. King County Executive Dow Constantine discusses vaccine eligibility and hate crimes against Asian-Americans. And how Seattle's early response to the pandemic helped make it a national leader in lowering COVID-19 deaths.

  • caption: A masked parent holds their baby.

    March 15 | The strain of parenting during a pandemic

    How do you manage the emotions of being a parent during a pandemic? Bill Radke spoke to author Angela Garbes about how she's been managing. Plus, why Americans are working more than ever, and an argument to change how we view our "certain, unalienable rights".

  • caption: Shaun Scott (left) and Alex Pedersen are among dozens of Seattle City Council candidates collecting democracy vouchers.

    March 11th | How did you spend your democracy voucher?

    Are democracy vouchers a coupon, a ballot, or an ad? It's none of those -- it's free money to give to a Seattle candidate. Also, we ask about the ethics of a potential vaccine passport. Then, we check in with Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the potential for municipal broadband. And lastly, our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.