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Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will have some extra time to recover from a broken hand. Yesterday, Cano was suspended for half a season for violating the league's drug policy. What does this mean to a Mariners fan and anyone who cares about fair play? We talk to the managing editor of the Miami New Times, Tim Elfrink. Five years ago he broke the story of baseball's last big steroid scandal, the South Florida wellness clinic that was supplying human growth hormone to major leaguers
After 9/11, Vishavjit Singh experienced a serious uptick in discrimination. "Al Qaeda," people would hiss at him as he passed them on the street. "Terrorist." "Go back to your country." He was born in Washington, D.C., but for much of his life people have assumed he's from somewhere else. As a devout Sikh, Singh wears a turban and beard that many struggle to see as fully American. So, he thought - what if I took on the epitome of American identity?
Bill Radke looks at the debate over changing Seattle's zoning laws to allow for more apartments, condos and town homes, and less single-family houses. We're joined by Susanna Lim, a board member of Seattle Fair Growth , and Roger Valdez, director of Seattle For Growth .
Bill Radke talks to Tim Elfrink, managing editor of the Miami New Times, about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in baseball, after Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for half a season for violating the MLB's drug policy. Elfrink broke the story of baseball's last big steroid scandal -- a South Florida wellness clinic that was supplying human growth hormone to major leaguers.
'If you can't explain the economy in a language young people can understand, you are clueless yourself.' So says former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, whose book "Talking to My Daugher About the Economy" is a testament to his own mastery of the subject.
Seattle's head tax is the law of the municipal land now. What do local businesses think? Bill Radke and KUOW reporter Carolyn Adolph sat down with Todd Biesold, owner and CFO of Merlino Foods, for a perspective.
Bill Radke talks about what the compromise head tax means for Seattle with KUOW reporter Carolyn Adolph. We also talk to Todd Biesold, owner and CFO of Merlino Foods, about how the head tax will affect his business.
A compromise has been struck over the controversial proposed Head Tax by the Seattle City Council. Over the weekend Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez worked with Mayor Jenny Durkan to come up with a plan they could both support. The new plan would raise an estimated $50 million a year instead of the original $75 million.
At this hour, we’re waiting to hear how the city council will break on the controversial head tax. Crosscut’s David Kroman was at City Hall for a meeting this morning in which the amount of money intended to be raised was cut by a third. He joined Bill Radke to discuss how likely it was to pass.
Bill Radke talks to our panel about a New York Times opinion piece that argues liberals aren't as smart as they think. We also look at the state's sports gambling laws and why Mother's Day should be expanded beyond just mothers. Our guests are Wilfred Padua , a Seattle comedian, and food writer Angela Garbes , whose new book is, "Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy."
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is not ready to support the proposed employee head tax. This is the proposal for a per-employee tax on the city's highest grossing businesses. The money would pay for low-income housing and services for homeless people. Amazon would be the number one payer of this tax and they are so opposed to it that they've halted construction on a new tower in Downtown Seattle. Also opposed to this head tax are local companies like Starbucks, Alaska Airlines and Dick's Drive-In.
The Record went live from City Hall to talk through listener questions on the head tax. How do companies feel? How do politicians feel? Most importantly: how do you feel?
When you hear the term "fragrance-free workplace," what's your first response? For some people, it's outrage; for others, a sense of relief. Whatever people's reactions, they tend to be strong.
We've heard the jokes on late night about President Donald Trump taking on dictator-like qualities. But what is comedy really like under an authoritarian regime?
Seattle has gotten hot under the collar about the proposed head tax for homelessness services, and the debate continued today at another city council hearing. KUOW’s Amy Radil joined us live from the meeting with an update.