Week In Review

Week In Review

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Host Bill Radke and his guests try to make sense of the week’s news. New episode every Friday.
This week we’re wheeling the news out to you
Feb 22 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.
This week we ask: Are you upset about Amazon?
Nov 16, 2018 • 51 min
Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with the Seattle Channel Civic Cocktail’s Joni Balter, Seattle Times technology reporter Rachel Lerman and former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.
This week, we’re getting political
Nov 9, 2018 • 51 min
Tuesday was election day, and the big news out of Washington State was a flipped 8th District and a more blue King County. We dive into the winners and losers from the 2018 midterm elections.
This week, it’s the last Friday before the Midterms, are you ready to vote?
Nov 2, 2018 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Erica Barnett who writes for the C is for Crank, Vianna Davila who reports on homelessness for Seattle Times, David Kroman who is a city reporter for Crosscut.
This week: Is the head tax back?
Oct 26, 2018 • 46 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Knute Berger columnist for Crosscut and Seattle Magazine, Joni Balter host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel and Monica Guzman co-founder of the Seattle newsletter The Evergrey.
This week we’re bouncing through the political news
Oct 19, 2018 • 51 min
This week we’re bouncing through the political news
What’s in a poll?
Oct 12, 2018 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Port of Seattle commissioner Bill Bryant, Gyasi Ross is a Seattle attorney and host of the podcast, Breakdances with Wolves and Monica Nickelsburg is the Civic Innovation Editor for Geekwire.
This week we ask, does Kavanaugh have the votes?
Oct 5, 2018 • 30 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with journalist Joni Balter, Crosscut columnist Knute Berger, Seattle Times technology reporter Rachel Lerman.
A week of hearings, arenas and ‘dairy, sugar-flavored somethings’
Sep 28, 2018 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with former Mayor of Tacoma of Marilyn Strickland, the President and CEO of The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Monica Guzman, the co-founder of the Seattle newsletter The Evergrey and Jessyn Farrell, former…
This week we’re tearing down walls — including the gum ones
Sep 21, 2018 • 50 min
Bill Radke reviews all the week’s imbroglios with Erica Barnett, writer for the C is for Crank, Mike McGinn the former mayor of Seattle and Chris Vance the co-chair of Washington Independents.
Week In Review live from the Neptune Theatre!
Sep 16, 2018 • 57 min
Bill Radke was joined on stage by New York Times bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo, C.R. Douglas, political analyst for Q13 and Geekwire’s Civic Innovation Editor Monica Nickelsburg.
This Week in Review came to you anonymously
Sep 7, 2018 • 50 min
Bill Bryant, the former Republican candidate for governor and former Port of Seattle commissioner, Joni Balter, the host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel, and Hanna Brooks Olsen, a writer and political strategist who’s taking a break from…
Strikes, streetcars and Safeco in this week’s news
Aug 31, 2018 • 51 min
Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Chris Vance the co-chair of Washington Independents, Erica C. Barnett, writer at the C is for Crank and David Kroman, reporter for Crosscut.
With the smoke clearing out, our asthmatic otter can breathe easy
Aug 24, 2018 • 49 min
Ross Reynolds fills in for Bill Radke, discussing the news of the week with Joni Balter, Rob McKenna and Gyasi Ross.
Week In Review: Live from Renton!
Aug 17, 2018 • 50 min
After Richard Russell stole, flew and crashed a Horizon Air Q400 turboprop, an odd thing started popping up online: YouTube tribute videos. What drives…
This week we ask, what can we save?
Aug 10, 2018 • 52 min
Primary colors. This week’s primary was blue but will that come out in the wash by November? Pearl jam plays again tonight. They’re raising money to…
Reviewing our love/hate relationship with Seattle
Aug 3, 2018 • 50 min
Is it fair to shoot sea lions for eating fish that we want orcas to eat? If we’re going to shoot the sea lions, are we ourselves willing to also stop eating Chinook salmon?
We aren’t getting too nostalgic about this week’s news
Jul 27, 2018 • 51 min
For Seattle to be more affordable do we have to choose between new apartments and historic theaters? We talk Showbox. To attract tourists to Seattle do…
Week In Review: Live from Bothell!
Jul 13, 2018 • 50 min
Who will be Seattle’s next police chief? Interim chief Carmen Best is back in the running after former Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay dropped out…
Reviewing the week’s news, guilt-free
Jul 6, 2018 • 51 min
There is a lot to feel guilty about this week. Fireworks on the 4th of July create pollution, Seahawks star Kam Chancellor reminds us that football is a…
Week in Review: Supreme Court, Civility, Western State
Jun 29, 2018 • 50 min
The debate over civil discourse reaches from a Virginia restaurant to the White House to a roommate-wanted ad for a Seattle house share. The Supreme…
This week the city taxeth and the city taketh away
Jun 15, 2018 • 50 min
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….
Week in Review: Howard Schultz, Miss America, Oprah on Orcas
Jun 8, 2018 • 36 min
Starbucks says goodbye Howard Schultz. Orcas Island says hello Oprah Winfrey. Google says we’re done running political ads in Washington state, and Miss…
The week reviewed on Bainbridge Island
Jun 1, 2018 • 49 min
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…
Week in Review: NFL protests, Seattle head tax, Inslee 2020?
May 25, 2018 • 51 min
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…
Laurel? Yanni? Listen closely to this week’s news
May 18, 2018 • 48 min
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…
This week’s news was so volcanic you could read it with a seismograph
May 11, 2018 • 50 min
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…
May Day protests were a walk in the park compared to this week’s news
May 4, 2018 • 49 min
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…
Inslee shouts out Washington weed and more of what happened this week
Apr 27, 2018 • 49 min
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…
We can’t fit all the week’s news on a highway sign yet, but we’re trying
Apr 20, 2018 • 52 min
Starbucks apologizes for allegations of racial bias at a Philadelphia store. Former FBI director James Comey claims President Trump is “morally unfit”…
This week we’re downloading, but not deleting, the news
Apr 13, 2018 • 50 min
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?
This week we had a whale of a time with the news
Apr 6, 2018 • 51 min
This week, KOMO anchors had to read a script written by their conservative bosses, Sinclair Broadcast Group. Seattle considered several traffic…
Don’t delete this week’s news just yet
Mar 23, 2018 • 50 min
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…
We reviewed this week’s news and said ‘Goodnight, Boom’
Mar 16, 2018 • 50 min
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…
We brought Ichiro back to shore up this week’s news
Mar 9, 2018 • 37 min
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…
This week’s news had phones ringing off the hook
Mar 2, 2018 • 50 min
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….
Time flies when you’re reviewing this week’s news
Feb 23, 2018 • 49 min
America’s gun debate stretches from a Florida high school to the halls of the Washington state legislature. Speaking of Olympia, should WA legislators…
We reviewed this week’s news (and some musical about a Treasury Secretary)
Feb 16, 2018 • 49 min
We’ll look back at this week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Also, the College Republicans rally at the University of Washington raised…
We chopped down the news for a better view of what happened this week
Feb 9, 2018 • 50 min
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…
Is it hot in here or did we just review this week’s news?
Feb 2, 2018 • 49 min
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…
No long lines, just grab this week’s news and go
Jan 26, 2018 • 51 min
This week, an Amtrak engineer said he didn’t see the signs telling him to slow down before last month’s fatal derailment near Tacoma. Amazon opened a…
Seek immediate shelter and listen to this week’s news
Jan 19, 2018 • 51 min
This week, a woman revealed graphic details about her date with comedian Aziz Ansari, and it has women discussing reasons why they don’t always say …
We reviewed this week’s news and still have our FCC license
Jan 12, 2018 • 50 min
President Trump says a mouthful about immigration. Governor Inslee and the Democrats size up their new majority in Olympia. Seattle’s new soda tax kicks…
This week’s news isn’t going to pump itself
Jan 5, 2018 • 50 min
The Trump Administration says it will stop telling prosecutors to look the other way when states legalize marijuana and wants to open federal waters off…
Crack open a pineapple Fanta and catch up on this week’s news
Dec 29, 2017 • 43 min
If you want to avoid a new tax on soda, load up now. You’ll pay more when Seattle’s new sugary drinks tax kicks in on January 1. Also new on New Year’s…
Week in Review: Amtrak crash, tax bill, final 747 flight
Dec 22, 2017 • 51 min
What caused Amtrak Cascades 501 from Seattle to Portland to crash on its first trip along a new, faster route? Who wins and loses with the passage of…
This week in resignations, rolling tides and net neutrality
Dec 15, 2017 • 50 min
A Washington state representative denies sexually harassing anyone, but has resigned from his leadership position. Do the results of the Alabama special…
This week we’re counting down the days to a new mayor
Nov 17, 2017 • 49 min
Seattle mayor-elect Jenny Durkan assembles her transition team, and the City Council rejects a head tax on big Seattle businesses – for now. We’ll cover…
Week in Review: Tolling, Seattle sterotypes and a head tax
Oct 27, 2017 • 50 min
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is one of the lawmakers proposing to study the idea of tolling — not just 520 or Highway 99, but Seattle…
Week in Review: Amazon HQ2, #MeToo, Boy Scouts
Oct 20, 2017 • 50 min
This week, some Seattle-area leaders told Amazon they’d like to hit the refresh button on their relationship with the company. Is Seattle going…
Week in Review: Harvey Weinstein, Amazon HQ2 and upcoming elections
Oct 13, 2017 • 50 min
This week rape and sexual harassment got a very public face when we learned that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is accused of raping several women. He…
Week in Review: Gun laws, electing leaders and food hype
Oct 6, 2017 • 36 min
This week one man killed 58 and wounded hundreds of people in Las Vegas using legal weapons — semiautomatic rifles modified with devises that make them…
Week in Review: NFL takes a knee, Washington takes on Big Pharma
Sep 29, 2017 • 52 min
Some NFL players took a knee or sat during the national anthem. The Seahawks stayed in their locker room. Other players stood and locked arms. What does…
Week in Review: Friday, September 22, 2017
Sep 22, 2017 • 51 min
Bill apologizes to listeners for our interview with the man from this week’s viral Seattle-Nazi-gets-punched video, and we look for the lessons. (see…
Week in Review: Ed Murray resigns, Amazon HQ2
Sep 15, 2017 • 54 min
Seattle mayor Ed Murray resigns after one of the mayor’s cousins becomes the fifth man accusing him of sexual abuse in the past. Meanwhile the two…
Week in Review: Amazon headquarters, Dreamers, Dave Reichert
Sep 8, 2017 • 53 min
Amazon tells Seattle it wants to see other cities and announces plans for a second headquarters in another North American metropolis. The only…
Week in Review: Free college, freaky fish and fighting Nazis
Sep 1, 2017 • 52 min
The true damage of Hurricane Harvey is still unknown, but does that mean you have to wait to criticize some of the victims? Counter-protestors committed…
We endorse this week’s Week In Review
Aug 25, 2017 • 50 min
The mayoral race in Seattle is heating up. King County Democrats have endorsed Cary Moon, and so has today’s panelist, former mayor Mike McGinn. Labor…
This week we’re sitting down racism and standing up for Seattle mayor
Aug 18, 2017 • 54 min
Our panel this week: Bill Radke @kuowradke , host Ron Sims @simsron, retired deputy secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and…
Week in Review: ‘Fire and fury,’ smoke and mountain goats
Aug 11, 2017 • 52 min
Seattle is reportedly within range of a North Korean nuclear missile, and there’s a war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un. Should we be…
This week we’re sweating out the news
Aug 4, 2017 • 52 min
Are you hot? We’re hot. It’s hot. Not as hot as it could be because of the smoke from British Columbia’s wildfires, but we’re still in a heat wave with…
Week in Review: Body cameras, E-DUIs, bike share (again)
Jul 21, 2017 • 52 min
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray rejects a call for him to resign after a Seattle Times report that an Oregon child-welfare investigator concluded Murray had…
Week in Review: Tax the rich, Seattle mayor’s race and grunge: the musical
Jul 14, 2017 • 52 min
Seattle’s City Council votes to tax the rich, but a court battle looms. We check in on the race to be Seattle’s next mayor with just over two weeks to…
This week we’re not cheering all the news
Jul 7, 2017 • 51 min
State lawmakers avoid a government shutdown with a last-minute budget deal that adds billions to public education. Is it good enough for the state…