Week In Review

By Bill Radke

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Bill Radke hosts a panel of commentators every Friday to talk over the big stories in the Puget Sound region. Produced by KUOW, Seattle’s public radio station.

Episode Date
This week the city taxeth and the city taketh away
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This week, it was off with the head tax. The Seattle City Council voted to repeal the employee tax just weeks after unanimously voting to instate it. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Washington state tribes, forcing the state government to replace hundreds more culverts to save the salmon. And we found out this week the federal prison at SeaTac Airport is currently holding more than 170 women seeking asylum. Bill Radke makes sense of those stories and more of the week's news with Joni Balter, host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel, Mike McGinn, former mayor of Seattle, and Rob McKenna, former Washington state attorney general.
Jun 15, 2018
Week in Review: Howard Schultz, Miss America, Oprah on Orcas
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Starbucks says goodbye Howard Schultz. Orcas Island says hello Oprah Winfrey. Google says we're done running political ads in Washington state, and Miss America says you don't have to wear a swimsuit to wear the crown.
Jun 08, 2018
The week reviewed on Bainbridge Island
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This week the Week In Review crew took the ferry across Puget Sound to record the show in front of a live audience at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. We talked about the region's growing pains and whether Jeff Bezos' idea to colonize space is a good one or not (spoiler, the crowd thought not). Also, how effective will Starbuck's racial bias training be and what the end of Roseanne means?
Jun 01, 2018
Week in Review: NFL protests, Seattle head tax, Inslee 2020?
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Seahawks Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin weigh in on the NFL's new policy for players who want to protest during the national anthem. Amazon and Starbucks kick in for an initiative to overturn Seattle's head tax on major businesses. A measure to impose new gun safety law gets a couple of million-dollar contributions. And a trip to Iowa fuels speculation of a presidential run for Governor Jay Inslee.
May 25, 2018
Laurel? Yanni? Listen closely to this week's news
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This week, Seattle passed a new head tax on businesses and learned that closing your Wells Fargo account is harder than it seems. The Supreme Court said states can decide for themselves whether to allow betting on sports. The Mariners lost all-star second-baseman Robinson Cano for half a season after he failed a drug test. And which is it: "laurel," or "yanni"?
May 18, 2018
This week's news was so volcanic you could read it with a seismograph
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Seattle's head tax debate gets down to the nitty gritty. Can the mayor bring business and the City Council on board? And with all the yelling about a head tax and homelessness, has Seattle become an angry city? And if we have, is it about time? Plus, Starbucks says no purchase required to use their bathroom and Google unveils an artificial intelligence robot that can schedule its own haircut appointment.
May 11, 2018
May Day protests were a walk in the park compared to this week's news
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What happened this week? High home prices, taxes, homelessness and Amazon all collided in a debate over a proposed tax on Seattle employers, for one thing. And if you blinked you missed it, but Ichiro's playing career with the Mariners appears to be over.
May 04, 2018
Inslee shouts out Washington weed and more of what happened this week
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The Seattle City Council proposes a new tax on business to pay for homelessness, and Mayor Durkan says she wants a levy to pay for education. Are voters getting what was promised the last time they said yes? Also this week: A judge says voters will decide the future of Washington's law on prosecuting police who use deadly force, Governor Inslee proclaims on HBO that Washington state has "the best weed in the United States," and Alaska Airlines says no more goats or frogs – but maybe pigs – allowed on its flights.
Apr 27, 2018
We can't fit all the week's news on a highway sign yet, but we're trying
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Starbucks apologizes for allegations of racial bias at a Philadelphia store. Former FBI director James Comey claims President Trump is "morally unfit" for the office. A Seattle City Councilmember tweets a controversial take on Barbara Bush. How do you want the Seahawks to treat their cheerleaders? And a sign on Interstate 5 told us what we all maybe needed to hear.
Apr 20, 2018
This week we're downloading, but not deleting, the news
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This week, Mark Zuckerberg went to Washington and answered lawmaker's questions about Facebook. What it is, how it works, and what we should do about it?
Apr 13, 2018
This week we had a whale of a time with the news
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This week, KOMO anchors had to read a script written by their conservative bosses, Sinclair Broadcast Group. Seattle considered several traffic solutions, including prescribing downtown drivers a traffic decongestant And a UW researcher says bowhead whales are singing jazz.
Apr 06, 2018
We lost some things this week, but not a baseball game!
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This week, Seattle lost its Russian consulate, lost its “first in time” rental law, lost the Battery Street Park, lost everything... except the season opener. The Seattle Mariners won that, 2-1.
Mar 30, 2018
Don't delete this week's news just yet
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You give Facebook your personal information. Facebook shares it with companies that use it against you. So what are you going to do about it? Also President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that included some money for Sound Transit's Lynnwood line — now if only the Seattle Streetcar project could get some of that money. Or should it?
Mar 23, 2018
We reviewed this week's news and said 'Goodnight, Boom'
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Students walked out of school over guns and Pennsylvania swung a Congressional district from red to blue. Will Washington state do the same in the upcoming midterms? Will you recognize the Seahawks next season? And does a dog deserve a seat on a Metro bus?
Mar 17, 2018
We brought Ichiro back to shore up this week's news
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Ichiro Suzuki is back in a Seattle Mariners uniform, Amazon says it's figured out why its Echo smart speakers are spontaneously laughing out loud and state lawmakers finish up their work and go home.
Mar 09, 2018
This week's news had phones ringing off the hook
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It's not often a legislature passes a bill with bipartisan, supermajority support and the governor vetoes it anyway, but that's what happened this week. Maybe a statewide editorial page conniption had something to do with it. We'll recap the fight in Olympia over government transparency, tell you about some new gun laws and share an idea for how to bring back the Sonics with no new stadium, and no basketball.
Mar 02, 2018
Time flies when you're reviewing this week's news
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America's gun debate stretches from a Florida high school to the halls of the Washington state legislature. Speaking of Olympia, should WA legislators have to show us all their emails and texts? Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan warns of a budget deficit. The FBI comes to Seattle to discuss its number one unsolved case. And Jeff Bezos is part of a team building a clock deep inside a mountain that will keep time for ten thousand years.
Feb 23, 2018
We reviewed this week's news (and some musical about a Treasury Secretary)
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We'll look back at this week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Also, the College Republicans rally at the University of Washington raised questions over free speech on campus. Another question: Can a health club ban a white supremacist from training at their gym? Is Washington state on the brink of abolishing the death penalty? And could Hamilton possibly be as good as the hype?
Feb 16, 2018
We chopped down the news for a better view of what happened this week
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Does a $17,000 security fee infringe on free speech on the University of Washington campus? Is it "hostile architecture" when the city of Seattle uses fences and bike racks to keep people from camping in public areas? Did West Seattle homeowners pay enough of a cost for cutting down city-owned trees to enhance their views? And does Paul Allen play and sing as good as Jimi Hendrix? Quincy Jones thinks so.
Feb 09, 2018
Is it hot in here or did we just review this week's news?
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The Amazon spheres: corporate hype or a Seattle icon to rival the Space Needle? We'll tell you what we learned from a behind-the-scenes look at the end of former Seattle mayor Ed Murray's career. And a controversial FBI memo is finally released -- we'll see what all the dossier is about. Also, would you pay $40 for custom Sasquatch license plates?
Feb 02, 2018