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The interior of an Amazon fulfillment center is shown on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Kent.
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One Amazon warehouse could alter the shape of the labor movement

The votes are in and counting begins. We hear about how organizing 6,000 laborers could alter and favor the labor movement. Drug laws in Washington state are changing, what would rolling out decriminalization mean for current cases and the future. Then, could you buy insulin sold and manufactured by the state in the near future. And a covid projection from IHME that could see a surge in cases in the winter.

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

Amazon votes are in, what happens next?

Ballots were in nine days ago at the Amazon warehouse in Alabama where workers voted whether to unionize. Could this vote alter the shape of the labor movement and one of America’s largest private employers? Bill Radke spoke with Karen Weise, a Seattle based technology correspondent for the NYTimes, about why this vote is significant.

Drug decriminalization in WA legislature

Washington state lawmakers are scrambling to respond to a recent Supreme court decision that could vacate thousands of drug possession cases stretching back decades. Bill Radke spoke with KUOW reporter Amy Radil, she covers criminal justice and law enforcement, about the response and impact.

WA state and the prescription drug market

There’s a chance you could walk into a pharmacy a couple of years from now to get some insulin, with a ‘made in Washington’ sticker on it. A proposed bill wants to put WA state at the helm of prescription drug production and sales. Bill Radke spoke with reporter Levi Pulkkinen, he covers the legislature for InvestigateWest and Crosscut.

IHME on a possible winter Covid surge

The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is predicting that Covid cases cases could still surge next winter, but fewer deaths. Bill Radke spoke with Ali Mokdad, professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, about what their model predicts thus far.