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The Record

Summary: The Record brings listeners the analysts and newsmakers who can best tell the story as it’s developing around the Puget Sound region and beyond. Produced by KUOW, Seattle’s public radio station.

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  • Artist: Bill Radke
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 The Record: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2964

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

 Wham! Bam! Pow! Sikh Captain American takes on prejudice in a turban | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 789

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?

 Does Seattle need to build upward? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1376

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 .

 Robinson Cano is the latest example of baseball's relationship with PEDs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 777

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.

 Tech companies are committing 'crimes against logic,' says former Greek finance minister | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1123

'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.

 The Record: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2961

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.

 How Seattle businesses are reacting to the head tax | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1059

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 on Seattle's head tax, but how will the money be spent? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 657

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.

 The Record: Monday, May 14, 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2978

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.

 Weekend recap: Are liberals too smug? What's wrong with Mother's Day? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 957

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."

 Answering your questions on the proposed Head Tax | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1479

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: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3001

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 wearing fragrance at work, use common scents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 926

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.

 Finding humor in hard times, from Soviet Russia to today | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1600

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?

 The Record: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2992

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.


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