Bill Radke, KUOW

Bill Radke


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Week in Review: lawsuits, corporate changes, and the legislature

Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with Seattle Times Amanda Zhou, Geekwire’s Mike Lewis, and KUOW’s Mike Davis. → Read More

Helping psychologically wounded veterans break the silence

Seattle novelist Shawn Wong helps traumatized veterans find their voices and in his own writing, he tries to understand the silences. → Read More

This 'My Fair Lady' star understands the stigma of language firsthand

Arab-American actor Shereen Ahmed brings her own story to My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolittle. → Read More

A device to 'cleanse' the brain and enhance sleep: UW researchers have started human trials

Feeling drowsy? Maybe you just need to sleep more ... but maybe science can help. UW researchers are trying to enhance what the brain does when it sleeps. → Read More

The Charleena Lyles settlement, COVID-19, and Mt. Baker Shootings, this week.

Bill Radke reviews the week's news with Seattle Met Deputy Editor Allison Williams, South Seattle Emerald Publisher and Seattle Times columnist Marcus Green, and New York Times technology correspondent Karen Weise. → Read More

“Smile, keep going.” Metro’s Operator of the Year has advice for newbies

After reducing service last year amid the pandemic, King County Metro says it’s hired back enough drivers to staff more than 90% of its routes. KUOW’s Bill Radke asked a decorated veteran driver what advice she has for all those newbies. → Read More

For kids afraid of needles: Try detective thinking

The FDA has authorized the use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children ages five to eleven. Many young children are afraid of injection needles. So are some adults. KUOW‘s Bill Radke asked one Seattle child how she overcame her fear. → Read More

KUOW’s Bill Radke wanted to know: What’s better, commuting by car, or riding this new train?

KUOW’s Bill Radke did some comparison commuting. The new light rail line to Northgate opened on Saturday. It includes a stop in Seattle's University District, two blocks from KUOW. → Read More

For private collectors, dinosaur bones are like the new Picasso

There's a market for just about anything — and fossils are hot right now. Collectors are paying tens of thousands of dollars for the latest dig, and that's making it difficult for museums and universities. Private collections are also threatening paleontologists' missions to track important finds. → Read More

A window into the ocean: New SeaLife Rescue Center helps injured marine animals

Slow down--not every seal pup needs your help! Some seals are just plump, happy and resting. But how can you help the others? We hear from SR3, a new center that's striving to provide care for injured and sick marine life, about what you can do to help! Then, moving through the world both invisible and hypervisible is a difficult reality for Black women, including author Reagan Jackson. Also,… → Read More

Governor Inslee announces two-week pause on WA reopening plan

Bill Radke speaks with Northwest News Network regional correspondent Tom Banse about Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement today that all Washington counties will stay for two weeks in their current phase under the state’s Covid reopening plan. University of Idaho sociology professor Ryanne Pilgeram talks with Bill Radke about her new book on rural gentrification. And we continue our series… → Read More

Local hospital sees a rise in mental health crises in kids

When the pandemic hit, doctors at Seattle Children's Hospital saw more children coming in with mental health emergencies. Seattle Children's CEO Jeff Sperring tells Bill Radke that that's not going to end with the pandemic. Plus - author Michelle Zauner discuses her new book 'Crying in H Mart', and a dive into the new dinosaurs at Woodland Park Zoo. → Read More

Not your typical first day back to school

On Monday, K-5 public school students returned to the classroom for the first time since the start of the pandemic under a hybrid model that combines in-person instruction with remote learning. Also, we hear from King County Executive Dow Constantine on a possible fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Plus, why it’s so tough to stop depending on fossil fuels to heat and power your home. → Read More

How fake is that post? This will help you spot deception after the election

In the lead up to the 2020 election, KUOW’s The Record has focused each week on stories and research exploring the power of misinformation locally, disinformation nationally, and what we can do to detect and combat false information online. Here's what we learned. → Read More

Day Three in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

What is life like in the CHAZ? → Read More

The backstory of how #BlackOutTuesday became a thing

Bill Radke spoke with Shaun Scott and author and organizer in Seattle → Read More

A mask requirement in Seattle? Mayor Durkan says announcement coming soon

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said that Seattle is considering a requirement for people to wear masks or other face coverings as businesses re-emerge and Washington state slowly phases back from its stay-at-home order. → Read More

The Great Mask Debate

Should you wear one, or not? And what other social norms are changing as this pandemic drags on? What should you do if you need medical care that is NOT related to the novel coronavirus? And a trip to Peru that’s ended up being a bit longer than imagined. → Read More

This week in coronavirus and presidential primaries

Bill Radke reviews the week's news with C.R. Douglas of Q13 News, Erica C Barnett of The C is for Crank, and Joni Balter, host of Civic Cocktail. → Read More

With her debut collection, Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola shimmers sometimes, too

“When two or more margins meet at an edge, they create a jagged funeral.” But at those edges there is also joy, electricity, magic. → Read More