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This week fall arrived, the smoke from wildfires persisted and Ray’s Boathouse said no way to the Tampa Bay Rays'attempt to buy its domain name. KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel and comedian Alyssa Yeoman break it down.
Spider Season Returns

Spider Season Returns

2022-09-2215:07

You may have noticed... It’s spider season. Their webs are everywhere right now, but don't run away. We’re revisiting our conversation with the Burke Museum’s arachnid guy Rod Crawford. He’ll tell us what spiders we’re seeing, and how much you should worry about them getting into our houses.
It's election season, and we're kicking things off with a look at the King County Prosecutors race.
Last week, Starbucks unveiled a new strategy that pivots its focus from a cozy Italian cafe to one where icy, customizable drinks take center stage. To get there, the coffee giant plans to invest roughly 450 million in new equipment to make things more efficient for customers and Baristas. Like a new Clover machine the company says will produce freshly ground, freshly brewed, hot coffee in just 30 seconds. Business Insider reporter Mary Meisenzahl explains.
The rural town of Orting is getting its first Narcan vending machine. That’s a drug used to reverse an overdose and those machines are becoming increasingly more common--most first responders carry it. We’ll talk with the Recovery Cafe’s Rena Thompson about how these vending machines fit into a landscape of recovery, accessibility and support.
The long-anticipated West Seattle Bridge reopening is finally (almost here. Russell Wilson had a dramatic and disappointing return to Seattle… AND here in Washington we have our work cut out for us if we’re going to improve traffic safety We unpack it all with The Seattle Times’s Chase Burns and KUOW’s Mike Davis.
On Sunday, the West Seattle Bridge will be open to the public for the first time since March of 2020. After two and a half years of construction and delays, the bridge is finally repaired, and our neighbors in West Seattle are ready and waiting. We’ll hear from West Seattle Blog editor Tracy Record about how things will change on the “Accidental Island.”
Seattle is getting closer to finding a new police chief. And there are 3 finalists in the running. Crime, police reform, and public safety are top priorities. We’ll hear about the selection process from Seattle Times reporter Sarah Grace Taylor.
Seattleites often experience wildfire season through the suffocating smoke of blazes burning over in eastern Washington or British Columbia. But this weekend the Bolt Creek fire scorched nearly 8,000 acres here in western Washington. Former firefighter Amanda Montei says this is a shift, and we’ll have to expect more fires like this in the future.
The Seattle Seahawks play their first game of the season tonight. They’re getting the primetime Monday Night Football slot, because Former Hawks superstar Russell Wilson is suiting up for the other team. We’ll talk with sports columnist Jerry Brewer about what to look for tonight, and how the city can learn to live without Russ.
This week Seattle teachers went on strike. The Mariners invited fans to take their work to the ballgame. And Seattle Storm legend Sue Bird played her last WNBA game. We unpack it all with Esmy Jimenez of the Seattle Times and Seattle Weather Blog’s Justin Shaw.
School was supposed to start yesterday. Instead of coming to classrooms full of students, Seattle public school teachers donned red shirts and took to the picket lines to strike. Teachers are striking for competitive pay, adequate classroom support, and a better teacher to student ratio for Special Education classrooms. In fact, Seattle's Special Education program has been a core issue at the bargaining table. We went to a few schools to talk with teachers and educators about why they are striking and the issues that are important to them.
Early in the pandemic, Covid vaccines were all the rage, but after two years, some people are tuning out. Heads up: a new omicron booster is here. It may be available as soon as Friday and targets the most recent Covid strains. UW Medicine's Dr. Shireesha Dhanireddy is here to tell us why it’s different and when you should try and get one.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you’ve been on a hike. If not, you might go with a trail that’s considered “easy” to get started. But, easy for who? Trails labeled easy in many guides are still difficult or inaccessible for people with disabilities. We’ll hear from Syren Nagakyrie, the author of a new hikers guide for those with disabilities looking to experience one of Washington’s many hiking trails.
This week, some teachers and students started a new school year. Others are on still trying to negotiate labor agreements with districts. The rest of us are debating what it really means to “quiet quit” your job. And just in case you want to get judgy on the internet, Pumpkin Spice season is officially here. Cue the hot takes. We unpack it all with The Stranger’s Jas Keimig and podcast host Andrew Walsh.
Seattle has lost 255 acres of trees since 2016 according to a newly released canopy cover assessment by the city.
The Seattle Storm won a tense playoff game against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, thanks to some late-game heroics from Jewel Lloyd. Game 2 is Wednesday night, and the Storm are looking to steal a second game on the road. We’ll hear from Storm color commentator Elise Woodward about this year’s playoff run, which doubles as a sendoff for the legendary Sue Bird.
Governor Jay Inslee announced last week that Washington will follow California in banning sales of new gas-powered cars after 2035. But the charging station network for electric vehicles in the United States isn’t ready for prime time. The Biden administration wants to add 500,000 new charging stations by 2030. Washington state wants to be part of that revolution, but if you want or need to make a long-distance trip soon, you’ll face some challenges. We talked to Aaron Blank, who shared insights from his EV trip from LA to Seattle and back this summer. Then we reached out to Anna Lising, a senior policy advisor on energy to Governor Jay Inslee.
Every Seattle neighborhood has a unique feel and sound. For South Park, that sound includes freight trucks and highway traffic. And it isn’t just noise — State Route 99 cuts the neighborhood completely in half. Neighbors there are now trying to get the highway removed from their part of the city. Seattle Times transportation reporter David Kroman tells us about the fight to decommission the 99 in South Park.
This week our collective student loan debt got a little bit smaller, Downtown Seattle is trying to make its comeback, and things are getting less passive aggressive and a bit more aggressive-aggressive around here. Have you noticed? We’re breaking down the week with Rachel Terlep , the Senior Social Media Manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Mike Davis KUOW's arts and culture reporter
Comments (3)

Gary

What I wish from this "Pandemic" is that people connect with the outdoors, but they aren't. I just see a bunch of crybabies connected to their electronic devices indoors.

May 13th
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WatchDawg

I hope this podcast keeps going, I'm enjoying the no nonsense information I'm getting. Thank You.

Mar 26th
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WatchDawg

My first episode, pretty cool, I want more.

Mar 23rd
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