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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Monday, April 21, 2014
A college president uses the "W" word
It’s provoked a talk show spasm – this comment from last September’s convocation speech by the President of Western Washington University Bruce Shepard.
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Legalizers in denial
Professor Mark Kleiman of UCLA was one of the strongest voices arguing that if drinking alcohol didn’t get you thrown in jail, neither should pot.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
You’re are not losing your mind after all
I’m sure we were all very happy to hear about the latest brain research which concludes that forgetting where you put stuff is perfectly normal, and NOT necessarily a sign that you have Alzheimers.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
More Google Glass released into the wild
Tuesday’s one day sale of Google Glass – means that thousands of additional beta testers will be wearing what is basically a computer packed into a fat eye glass frame with a display that projects an image onto your retina.
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Monday, April 14, 2014
The Battle of Bunkerville
For 20 years Cliven Bundy of Bunkerville Nevada has claimed the right to graze his cattle on federal range land without paying range fees.
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UBER drivers
Rideshare and cab drivers gathered yesterday afternoon at the Yesler community center to rally support for better working conditions. The goal of the meeting was to unionize.
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Some people are way too reasonable
There are people lurking around the fringes of American politics who are determined to spoil the fun.
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Charles Wheelan’s Centrist Manifesto
Dave talks about Charles Wheelan’s new book “ The Centrist Manifesto”.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Is there anyone whose password hasn't been stolen?
There is another major computer security breach - nicknamed "heartbleed" - and here's what makes this one so special: It's a security breach in a widely-used type of encryption software. The very software designed to keep things like your password secret!
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Heat Bleed Breach. Who is stealing your passwords?
Dave Ross is on vacation this week...But that doesn't mean he isn't sitting around worrying about internet security. This morning he's wondering if there's anyone out there at this point who HASN'T had their passwords stolen...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Should you know how much your co-workers make?
The latest figures show that not only do female undergraduates outnumber males – but women dominate the GRADUATE schools too.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The drug war gets a second wind
The drug cartels have decided to grow poppies, and sell heroin instead of marijuana.
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Monday, April 7, 2014
My TV crisis
It has finally happened. After twelve years, our TiVo is full and has stopped working. Even though I paid for a lifetime membership. The next bazillionaire is going to be the guy who reinvents the old TV.
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Friday, April 4, 2014
Tweeting Cuba into submission
The White House has confirmed an AP investigation which found that the United State financed a Twitter service for Cuban cell phones between 2009 and 2012 – for the purpose of eventually giving young Cubans a way to communicate freely and MAYBE even form flash-mobs to start an anti-Communist Cuban Spring.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Bring back the briefcases
The Supreme Court has issued its ruling on the case of an Alabama Businessman named Shaun McCutcheon, who wanted to contribute to a lot of congressional candidates.... but ran afoul of the aggregate contribution rule.
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