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Finding lost apples brings Washingtonians together

caption: Cosmic crisp apples in Wenatchee.
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Cosmic crisp apples in Wenatchee.

Turns out there are more new apples and you can help identify them. The introduction of the Malden Act could bring quicker relief to wildfire devastation in rural towns in Washington. Canadian author Jonny Sun joins us to talk about his latest work, "Goodbye, again!" And we continue our mayoral candidate conversations.

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Found: a bunch of 130-year old apples

Did you know there used to be 17,000 varieties of apple in North American orchards? Most of those varieties are gone! But one Washington group wants to find the fruits that might still be around. Bill Radke spoke with David Benscoter founder of the Lost Apple Project.

Wildfire legislation aims to prevent future disasters like Malden

When fires swept into Malden, WA on Labor Day, 80% of the town burned to the ground. It took months to get relief. Now, new legislation aims to get help after disaster much more quickly to rural communities like Malden. Bill Radke spoke with Scott Hokonson, a town council member for Malden, and the leading the Pine Creek Community Restoration force.

Jonny Sun on essay collection ‘Goodbye, again!’

There are places of transit that embody coming and going and never arriving. In his new collection of essays, Jonny Sun captures these feelings in places like airports. Bill Radke spoke with Canadian author and illustrator Jonny Sun about his latest essay collection ‘Goodbye, again!’

Seattle mayoral candidate: Bobby Tucker

Seattle mayoral candidate: Bobby Turner We continue our series of introductory conversations with Seattle mayoral candidates this week with Bobby Tucker. He spoke with Bill Radke about why he loves Seattle and what he thinks is the top issue facing the city.

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