Week In Review

Week In Review

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Host Bill Radke and guests make sense of the week’s news. New episode every Friday.


Crop circles, streaming services and city council meetings this week
May 29 • 49 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Crosscut’s Mohammed Kloub, Seattle City Council Insight’s Kevin Schofield, and The Stranger’s Chase Burns.
Fraud, face coverings, and fireworks this week
May 22 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Brandi Kruse of Q13, David Kroman of Crosscut, and Charles Mudede from The Stranger.
Masks, bikes and olive oil stains this week
May 15 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Essex Porter of Kiro-7, CR Douglas of Q13, and Monica Nickelsburg of Geekwire.
Murder hornets, fireballs and cocktails this week
May 8 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Erica C Barnett of The C is For Crank, David Kroman of Crosscut, and DJ Wilson of the Washington State Wire.
Striking, fishing and freezing this week
May 1 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Crosscut’s editor-at-large Knute Berger, The Stranger’s digital editor Chase Burns, and Joni Balter - host of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail.
Handling the financials of the coronavirus, this week
Apr 24 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with New York Times correspondent Karen Weise, Seattle Times reporter Scott Greenstone and Crosscut reporter David Kroman.
Getting over bridges and across the country from the comfort of home
Apr 17 • 51 min
Bill Radke talks the week’s news with Civic Editor for GeekWire, Monica Nickelsburg, Q13 analyst CR Douglas, and publisher of the Washington State Wire, DJ Wilson.
Seattle’s two outbreaks, this week
Apr 10 • 50 min
Bill Radke talks the week’s news with Joni Balter of Civic Cocktail, Scott Greenstone of the Seattle Times, and Marcus Green of South Seattle Emerald.
Talking staying home while staying home
Apr 3 • 50 min
Bill Radke talks the week’s news with Monica Nickelsburg of GeekWire, The Stranger’s Chase Burns, and Crosscut’s David Kroman.
Facing the pandemic together, this week
Mar 27 • 51 min
Bill Radke talks the week in coronavirus news with Karen Weise of the New York Times, Marcus Green of the South Seattle Emerald, and Knute Berger of Crosscut.
We’re social distancing this week
Mar 20 • 51 min
Bill Radke talks coronavirus and the Washington state legislature with Allison Williams of Seattle Met, Charles Mudede of The Stranger, and D.J. Wilson of Washington State Wire and State of Reform.
This week in coronavirus and presidential primaries
Mar 13 • 50 min
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.
Coronavirus, coronavirus and more coronavirus this week
Mar 6 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Seattle Times reporter Paige Cornwell, The Stranger’s associate editor Eli Sanders, and Crosscut reporter David Kroman.
Navigating teams, murals, and voting this week
Feb 28 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with the writer and editor of The C is for Crank, Erica C Barnett, Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter, and writer for The Stranger, Charles Mudede.
Trees, bills and Bernies this week
Feb 21 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former US representative Brian Baird, Q13 correspondent Brandi Kruse, and host of Civic Cocktail, Joni Balter.
Rounding up legislative bills, business taxes and stolen trees
Feb 14 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with GeekWire’s civic editor Monica Nickelsburg, Crosscut staff reporter Melissa Santos, and Seattle Times investigations editor Jonathan Martin.
Taxes, fines and lawsuits this week
Feb 7 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Q13 political analyst C.R. Douglas, Seattle Times reporter Paige Cornwell, and Seattle City Council Insight editor Kevin Schofield.
Archives closing and bakeries opening this week
Jan 31 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter, Crosscut editor-at-large Knute Berger, and The Stranger’s digital editor Chase Burns.
Quarantines and phoning in votes this week
Jan 24 • 52 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Erica C Barnett of The C is for Crank, Crosscut reporter David Kroman, and Crosscut audience engagement manager Mohammed Kloub.
New names, new bills, and newly empty restaurants this week
Jan 17 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Erica C Barnett of The C is for Crank, Allison Williams, senior editor of Seattle Met, and Charles Mudede, writer for The Stranger.
Week in Review: City growth and snow
Jan 10 • 52 min
Bill Radke review the week’s news with Eli Sanders, associate editor at The Stanger, Ashley Archibald, reporter for Real Change News, and Karen Weise, tech correspondent for the New York Times.
Firework failures and the new legislature this week
Jan 3 • 52 min
Bill Radke review the week’s news with Joni Balter, host of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail, Brandi Kruse, correspondant at Q13 News,
Boeing’s turmoil and Beast mode returns this week
Dec 27, 2019 • 52 min
Marcie Sillman reviews the week’s headlines with Joni Balter, host of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail, Knute Berger, editor-at-large at Crosscut, and David Kroman, city reporter at Crosscut.
Talking digital comments and physical newsstands this week
Dec 20, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Allison Williams of Seattle Met, Kevin Schofield of SCC Insight, and The Stranger’s Charles Mudede
The Year in Review! With Luke Burbank, Angela Garbes, Phyllis Fletcher. Fun!
Dec 13, 2019 • 53 min
Bill Radke reviews some of our favorite stories of the year with Seattle writer and author of Like a Mother, Angela Garbes, host of Too Beautiful to Live and Live Wire, Luke Burbank, and senior editor at APM Podcasts, Phyllis Fletcher.
Eating apples and talking politics this week
Dec 6, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with David Kroman of Crosscut, Paige Cornwell of the Seattle Times, and Karen Weise of the New York Times.
Gubernatorial races, city budgets, and more on this Week in Review
Nov 22, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Caitlin Moran of The Evergrey, writer Charle
Amazon, money, and fewer special education teachers on this Week in Review
Nov 15, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Liz Brazile and Knute Berger of Crosscut, and host of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail, Joni Balter.
All about the elections this week
Nov 8, 2019 • 52 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Dahlia Bazzaz, education reporter at the Seattle Times, Mohammed Kloub of Crosscut, and CR Douglas of Q13 News.
Pumpkin that’s not what it seems and Boeing hearings this week
Nov 1, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Essex Porter of KIRO 7, Erica C. Barnett of C is for Crank, and Joni Balter, host of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail.
Campaign ads, tiny houses, and whale watching this week
Oct 25, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Kevin Schofield, writer and editor for Seattle City Council Insight, Monica Nickelsburg, civic editor at Geekwire, and Angela Garbes, author of “Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of…
Live from Olympia, it’s Week in Review!
Oct 18, 2019 • 49 min
Ross Reynolds reviews the week’s news, live from the Capitol Theater in Olympia! With Rachel La Corte, reporter with the Associated Press, Knute Berger, editor-at-large at Crosscut, and Angela King, KUOW’s Morning Edition anchor.
Uncovering the mysteries of telephone poles, RVs, and more
Oct 11, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Ashley Archibald, reporter at Real Change, David Kroman, city reporter for Crosscut, and Eli Sanders, associate editor at The Stranger.
Al Franken goes on stage in Seattle this week, and we wonder where the kids will see Santa
Oct 4, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with C.R. Douglas, political analyst for Q13 News, Erica C. Barnett, writer at The C Is For Crank, and Venice Buhain, editorial director at The Seattle Globalist.
This was an impeachy week to review
Sep 27, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Knute Berger, editor-at-large for Crosscut, Joni Balter, host of Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail, and Nathalie Graham, staff writer at The Stranger.
Live from Edmonds, it’s Week in Review!
Sep 20, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Zaki Barak Hamid, KUOW’s director of community engagement, Brandi Kruse, correspondent for Q13 News, and Charles Mudede, staff writer for The Stranger.
Another Democratic presidential debate and vaping fears this week
Sep 13, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna, former state legislator Jessyn Farrell, and KIRO-TV reporter Essex Porter.
We’re rethinking next-day shipping this week
Sep 6, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Jonathan Martin, investigations editor at the Seattle Times, Karen Weise, technology correspondent for the New York Times, and Melissa Santos, political reporter at Crosscut.
We’re double-checking our meter readings this week
Aug 30, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Charles Mudede, writer at The Stranger, David Kroman, reporter at Crosscut, and Eric Johnson, aerospace reporter at Reuters.
Homeless encampments and immigration policies this week
Aug 23, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Knute Berger of Crosscut, Eli Sanders of the Stranger, and Joni Balter, host of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail.
Live from the Mount Baker Theatre, it’s Week in Review!
Aug 16, 2019 • 49 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news in Bellingham, at the Mount Baker Theatre, with Luke Burbank of Live Wire, Joni Balter of Civic Cocktail, and author Antonio García Martínez.
Analyzing the primary results this week
Aug 9, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Erica C. Barnett of the C is for Crank, David Kroman of Crosscut, and freelance writer Hanna Brooks Olsen.
A Seattle hack, a female House speaker, and a primary election this week
Aug 2, 2019 • 50 min
Ross Reynolds reviews the week’s news with Jonathan Martin, Seattle Times Project Homeless editor, Monica Nickelsburg, civic editor at Geekwire, and Samatha Pak, senior editor at Sound Publishing.
Controversy over the city’s app and criminal reoffenders this week
Jul 26, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Brandi Kruse, correspondent at Q13 News, Lilly Fowler, reporter at Crosscut, and Chris Bennett, publisher and editor at the Seattle Medium.
An income tax ruling and Amazon strike this week
Jul 19, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Karen Weise of the New York Times, Essex Porter of KIRO-7 TV, and Joni Balter of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail.
Violence downtown and an uptick in hate crimes this week
Jul 12, 2019 • 50 min
Ross Reynolds reviews the week’s news with Ashley Archibald, reporter at Real Change News, Marcus Green, South King County reporter at the Seattle Times, and Knute Berger, columnist at Crosscut.
Mold in operating rooms and a gun lawsuit this week
Jul 5, 2019 • 50 min
Ross Reynolds reviews the week’s news with Melissa Santos, reporter for Crosscut, Erica C. Barnett, writer at The C is For Crank, and Naomi Ishisaka, former editor in chief of ColorsNW Magazine.
Democrats debate and an astronaut returns, this week
Jun 28, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with C.R. Douglas, reporter at Q13 News, Knute Berger, columnist for Crosscut, and Joni Balter, host of Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail.
Who is Governor Inslee’s hero and is it a ‘change’ election year?
Jun 21, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Joni Balter, host of the Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail, Eli Sanders, associate editor of The Stranger, and Dahlia Bazzaz, education reporter at the Seattle Times.
Week in Review: Housing and lawsuits galore
Jun 14, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Geekwire civic editor Monica Nickelsburg, Crosscut reporter David Kroman, and Seattle Times reporter Marcus Green.
Week in Review: Rescued climbers, rescued Showbox?
Jun 7, 2019 • 49 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with cofounder of The Evergrey Mónica Guzmán, former state legislator Jessyn Farrell and documentary filmmaker Chris Rufo.
Week in Review: Backyard cottages and no more Independents
May 31, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Chris Vance, former state Republican party chair, Brandi Kruse, correspondent for Q13 News, and Marilyn Strickland, president and CEO of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Some faces you’ll recognize on the ‘Week in Review’
May 24, 2019 • 52 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Q13’s C.R. Douglas, journalist Erica C. Barnett and the former congressional representative of Washington’s 3rd district, Brian Baird.
A very satisfying week in review
May 17, 2019 • 52 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter, and Live Wire host Luke Burbank.
Week in Review: Would you ride an e-scooter or a moon lander?
May 10, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with communications strategist John Murray, former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and former editor-in-chief of ColorsNW magazine Naomi Ishisaka.
Week in Review: Our legislative wrap-up
May 3, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Essex Porter, reporter for KIRO TV, Melissa Santos, reporter for Crosscut, and Bill Finkbeiner, former state legislator.
Week in Review: To impeach, or not to impeach?
Apr 26, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Republican state representative and now Independent Chris Vance, Crosscut columnist Knute Berger, and co-founder of The Evergrey Mónica Guzmán
An unredacted week in review
Apr 19, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Erica Barnett from The C is for Crank, Geekwire civic editor Monica Nickelsburg and Crosscut reporter David Kroman.
Week in Review: Inslee stumbles, Boeing’s stock price falls
Apr 12, 2019 • 51 min
Guest host C.R. Douglas reviews the week’s news with former Attorney General Rob McKenna, Crosscut reporter Melissa Santos, and former State Legislator Jessyn Farrell.
This week Amazon is going to do what Amazon is going to do
Apr 5, 2019 • 51 min
Guest host C.R. Douglas reviews the week’s news with KUOW online editor Sydney Brownstone, Podcast Editor for American Public Media, and former NPR Northwest Bureau Chief Phyllis Fletcher and Seattle Channel Civic Cocktail’s Joni Balter.
This week, are we being heard?
Mar 29, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Democratic state representative Jessyn Farrell, Former Republican state representative Chris Vance and former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn.
This week: Is Seattle really dying?
Mar 22, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Erica Barnett from the C if for Crank, Founder of the Evergrey, Monica Guzman and Civic editor at Geekwire Monica Nickelsburg.
This week we’re talking about safety and ethics
Mar 15, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter, former Washington State representative Jessyn Farrell and former Washington State attorney general Rob McKenna.
This week we’re asking: Do tech companies have too much power?
Mar 8, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with KUOW’s web editor Sydney Brownstone, co-chair of the Washington Independents Chris Vance and Crosscut’s politics reporter Melissa Santos.
This week there is a green new presidential candidate
Mar 1, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with the C is for Crank writer Erica Barnett, Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter and columnist for Crosscut Knute Berger.
This week we’re wheeling the news out to you
Feb 22, 2019 • 50 min
Ross Reynolds reviews the week’s news with former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna, former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Geekwire’s Civic editor Monica Nickelsburg.
This week’s news is an emergency
Feb 15, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Washington State representative Jessyn Farrell, the co-founder of the Evergrey newsletter Monica Guzman and co-chair of Washington Independents Chris Vance.
This week we’re braving the elements and the news
Feb 8, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with host of Live Wire and the podcast Too Beautiful To Live Luke Burbank, host of the Civic Cocktail on Seattle Channel Joni Balter and political analyst for Q13 C.R. Douglas.
This week another Washingtonian considers a run for president
Feb 1, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with chairman of the Washington state Republican Party Caleb Heimlich, President of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Marilyn Strickland and reporter for Q13 news Brandi Kruse.
This week the partial government shutdown ends — for now
Jan 25, 2019 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with KUOW’s web editor Sydney Brownstone, The C is for Crank writer Erica Barnett and host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel Joni Balter.
This week we all missed the party on the Viaduct
Jan 18, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna, former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn and the co-founder of the Evergrey newsletter Monica Guzman.
This week we’re looking for the bright side of the rain
Jan 11, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with the host of Civic Cocktail on Seattle Channel Joni Balter, Crosscut’s city politics reporter David Kroman and Monica Nickelsburg Geekwire’s Civics Editor.
This week we’re looking for the bright side of the rain
Jan 11, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with the host of Civic Cocktail on Seattle ChannelJoni Balter, Crosscut’s city politics reporter David Kroman and Monica Nickelsburg Geekwire’s Civics Editor.
This week we won’t shut down the news
Jan 4, 2019 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with the co-chair of Washington Independents Chris Vance, Erica Barnett writer of the city policy blog the C is for Crank and the chair of the Washington State Democratic Party Tina Podlodowski.
This week, we review 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 51 min
C.R. Douglas reviews the week’s news with KUOW’s online editor Sydney Brownstone, KIRO 7 government and politics reporter Essex Porter and Seattle Channel’s Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter.
Is this the week we’re driven to delete our Facebook accounts?
Dec 21, 2018 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and The Seattle Times technology reporter Rachel Lerman.
This week, we consider your taxes
Dec 14, 2018 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Chris Vance, co-chair of the Washington Independents, Erica C. Barnett, writer at “The C is For Crank,” and Joni Balter, host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel.
This week, Seattle Sockeyes? Seattle Orcas? Seattle … Bubbleator?
Dec 7, 2018 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with civic editor for Geekwire Monica Nickelsburg, former Washington State representative Jessyn Farrell and host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel Joni Balter.
This week we reflect on changes to Seattle and the globe
Nov 30, 2018 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with The C is for Crank writer Erica Barnett, Crosscut reporter David Kroman and former attorney general of Washington State Rob McKenna.