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

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  • An image from the Wing Luke Museum's exhibit "Worlds Beyond Here: The Expanding Universe of APA Science Fiction.”

    April 2nd | The aliens arrived unexpectedly at 6:42…

    An exhibit at the Wing Luke makes Asian Pacific Americans visible in science fiction. Congestion pricing has hopped the pond and is coming to Manhattan. Is Seattle next? The Fremont Solstice Parade is going to separate the parade itself from the naked bikers. What would Medicare for All really cost? And a look at the French fry supply chain.

  • Jamie Bernstein with father Leonard at work.

    April 1st | Singing along with a conductor Larger Than Life

    The daughter of a composing great tells her story. What happens to communities when measles come to your town? A local company tries to sink or float (sorry, we had to) on Shark Tank. And we take you to the reincarnation of 13 Coins.

  • FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, then U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks during a news conference in New York.

    March 28th | ‘Doing Justice’ to the age of Trump

    Preet Bharara on holding the powerful to account. The UW is testing male birth control – scientifically and socially, will it work? And a look at how we use and define the term: radicalized.

  • Taxpayers faced with smaller refunds or higher taxes have been airing their grievances online.

    March 27th | Can Washington state tax capital gains?

    We debate whether or not the state should tax on capital gains. Also, is the east-west divide in Washington state growing more divisive? Plus, we could soon have a state dinosaur. But don't we already have one?

  • Author Jacob Tobia says you should be free to embrace nail polish AND a formal suit, regardless of your gender - and invites you to try it.

    March 26th | Embrace gender chill

    Gender, anarchy, and the pursuit of being chill about it all. Also, Obamacare’s future might be in doubt again after an ongoing court battle. One of Seattle’s most pitched battles? You’ll be shocked, shocked to hear that it’s about bike lanes.

  • Burned out? It can sneak up on you slowly.

    March 21st | Burned out? Here’s some advice.

    Millennials: burned out? Not a new phenomenon, with possibly ancient cures. Do you want your airline safety features to be like the after-market upgrades on your car? And: electroconvulsive therapy is the second most controversial medical procedure, other than abortion. Now the legislature might legalize its involuntary application.

  • How much is health care costing the U.S.?

    March 20th | Congresswoman Jayapal explains her plan for Medicare for all

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal talks about her ideal single-payer health care system. We also get dating advice from Slate's Dear Prudence, Daniel Ortberg. And we ask: Can Governor Inslee delete comments on his Facebook page? Plus: Can local governments stop businesses from threatening to leave or move jobs, unless they get the tax breaks they want?

  • 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.