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caption: Volunteer registered nurse Amy Rioux, left, administers a Covid-19 vaccine for Teddy Haile of Seattle, right, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Island Drug in Oak Harbor.
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Volunteer registered nurse Amy Rioux, left, administers a Covid-19 vaccine for Teddy Haile of Seattle, right, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Island Drug in Oak Harbor.
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Should businesses have to keep track of employee vaccinations?

Bill Radke speaks to Republican State House Leader JT Wilcox on if Washington businesses should check employee vaccination status. Plus, Seattle mayoral candidate Art Langlie about why he's running for the position, can air conditioners be environmentally friendly, and how to prevent elephant poaching.

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

Why one Washington lawmaker says businesses shouldn't have to keep track of employee vaccinations

Washington businesses are allowed to let their employees go maskless - but only if those employees promise they're vaccinated. That's a problem according to Republican state House Leader J.T. Wilcox. He spoke to Record host Bill Radke.

Bellevue is seeing more investors

Amazon has promised to put 25,000 employees in Bellevue within four years. New light rail service could carry 50,000 people a day in the next decade. All that change has raised Bellevue’s visibility on the global stage. KUOW’s Joshua McNichols reports that one Bellevue realtor has been fielding a lot of calls recently - from China.

Seattle mayoral candidate Art Langlie on why he's running for mayor

There are fifteen people running to be mayor of Seattle. And we're asking each candidate a short list of questions. Today's candidate is Art Langlie. He told Bill Radke what he loves about Seattle.

Can air conditioning be environmentally friendly?

Yesterday was Seattle's hottest Memorial Day in 25 years. Maybe you love that. Or maybe it's too damn hot and you're asking yourself, once again, "should I get an air conditioner". But can you have air conditioning and still be good to the environment? Bill Radke put that question to science writer Matt Simon, at Wired Magazine.

How one UW conservationist is helping to catch elephant poachers

An orphaned elephant named Nania may soon get to return to their family. If conservationists can find her family, that is. They're searching for her family using DNA extracted from dung. It's a technique created by the University of Washington's director of the Center for Conservation Biology, Sam Wasser. The technique was originally used to help hunt down ivory poachers.