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Fantastic fossils and where to find them

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The fossil trade is booming right now -- but what do you need to know before you go digging in your backyard? Plus, a primer on summer eats and current pandemic restaurant etiquette. We get an update on wildfire season and what the state is doing for prevention. And, a preview with On Point before The Record goes on summer break.

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It's already a bad year for fires. Now there's a heat wave

Wildfires across the American West have grown in intensity in the last five years. In 2020, 800,000 acres burned in Washington State -- more than double the total in 2018. Bill Radke speaks with Hilary Franz, State Commissioner of Public Lands, about the state's preparations for what's looking to be an especially dangerous wildfire season.

Hot days and hotter soup: a primer on summer eats

A popsicle in your bubbly. Your favorite deli sandwich. A spicy soup for a blistering afternoon. Bill Radke is joined by Seattle Times' Bethany Jean Clement to discuss the best summer eats, along with a review of pandemic restaurant etiquette and the latest in Seattle restaurant news.

It belongs in a museum! A look into the competitive world of fossils

There's a market for just about anything -- and fossils are hot right now. Collectors are paying tens of thousands of dollars for the latest dig, and that's making it difficult for paleontologists to track important finds. Bill Radke is joined by Christian Sidor from the Burke Museum.

The Record is going on summer break

Today is The Record's final show before going on summer break to retool and reimagine our program. In the meantime, you'll be able to hear WBUR's On Point during the noon hour. Bill Radke speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti, host of On Point, about what the show is looking to bring to Seattle, and what the region can bring to On Point.

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