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caption: Jenny Durkan talks to KUOW reporter Amy Radil on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, on 1st Ave. South, in Seattle, Washington.
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Jenny Durkan talks to KUOW reporter Amy Radil on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, on 1st Ave. South, in Seattle, Washington.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Durkan’s surprise announcement

She’ll be leaving office after her first and only term as mayor – meaning our Thursday call-ins are now finite. A look how her term has been characterized, and a look at the state’s response to foster kids with advanced needs for care. And finally, one family’s exploration of gender.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Mayor Durkan is not running for re-election

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced today -- she is not running for re-election. Durkan had officially launched a re-election bid back in February. She joined Bill Radke to talk about why she changed her mind.

Analyzing Mayor Durkan's departure

Kevin Schofield of SCC Insight analyses the Mayor's conversation with Bill, and why Mayork Durkan won't be running for re-election.

Secretary of the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families, Ross Hunter

Last week, we spoke to reporter named Rachel Nielsen on from Investigate West about Washington State's missed deadline to bring back foster children with severe behavioral challenges from out-of-state foster care facilities. Today Ross Hunter, Secretary of the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families joins us to explain why.

Marlo Mack on her new audio book: 'How to Be a Girl'

Marlo Mack is the creator of the podcast How to Be A Girl, and her audio book is just out. She tells the story of raising her transgender daughter and what it took for her to understand her child wasn’t just a boy who liked girly things.