November 21, 2013 - Hour: 3 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spearheaded a vote today to limit the filibuster powers in the Senate. Jason explains the so called “nuclear option” and why it isn’t a good idea.
-Jason uses Democrats’ own words against them to argue against the “nuclear option.”
-Dale Carson is a former cop and FBI agent and the author of the new book Arrest-Proof Yourself. He explains how to avoid attention from law enforcement, even if you’re not breaking the law.
November 21, 2013 - Hour: 2 New Washington State GOP Party Chair Susan Hutchison raises the specter of the “war on women” in a leaked memo in regards to her rebuffed efforts to get pay equal to her male predecessor.
-The “Knockout Game” is spreading to more places across America. Jason is confused by the reaction of one woman who was punched by a stranger.
-Tim Haeck tells us what Washington State would still have if Boeing decided to give the 777X project to a different area.
-Ashton Kutcher wages a Twitter war on Wal-Mart over their low wages for workers. Wal-Mart actually responded on Twitter to the actor.
November 21, 2013 - Hour: 1 Kevin Cirrilli of Politico explains what the “nuclear option” that was just used in the Senate is. Why is this such a big deal?
-The Seattle City Council Budget Committee is recommending additional funding for design work on the expanding bike lane network. Jason is tired of arrogant cyclists.
-Chris Sullivan details the strange case a huge Boeing jet that landed on a landing strip too small for it to take off from. They eventually got off the ground.
-The FCC is considering allowing airline passengers to make calls and send texts from their phones during flights. Jason has two reasons why he thinks this is a terrible idea.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013 - Hour: 3 A March to End Homelessness in downtown Seattle this morning mostly just annoyed Jason. Why don’t they have a more coherent message?
-SHOULD I BE OFFENDED? Jason asks listeners why he should be offended by stories in the news that are apparently offending people, including an email about promoting “average looking” women in combat roles and a Costco that got caught putting the Bible in the fiction section.
-More seniors are living with their children than before. There are also more foreign-born seniors in the US than before.
November 20, 2013 - Hour: 2 The Obamacare website continues to see problems. How worried should we be about the apparent lack of efficiency with the Obamacare rollout?
-Are criticisms of President Obama racially charged? Jason wonders why the same charges aren’t leveled at other groups who have criticisms of policies.
-Geekwire’s Todd Bishop spent a week with the new Xbox One and reviews the new console for us. There’s a lot to like…and lot to improve.
-Children today are fatter and slower than their parents at their age. Jason says it all comes down to parenting and technology.
November 20, 2013 - Hour: 1 -Two gun control initiatives are going to be on the ballot next year. Jason explains why the two confusing initiatives are mostly pointless.
-Jason argues that I-594 would make it harder to law-abiding citizens to exercise their freedoms.
-Socialist Kshama Sawant is everywhere these days. Jason worries that her fiery rhetoric will keep her from achieving much as a Seattle City Councilmember.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Luke Burbank on the consequences of drinking at work Yesterday we asked our boss what would happen to us if we acted like the drunk, belligerent Bellevue Police Officers outside the Seahawks game. Well, turns out, a colleague found himself in a similar situation. Spoiler alert: It's Luke Burbank and he joins the show to tell us how he got in trouble and what happened afterward.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The best business idea in the world For several years, KIRO Radio Host Andrew Walsh has been holding onto an idea that he calls "the best business idea in the world." But he just shared it publicly in his first two days with a radio show.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Plan to give gay city employees 'allowance' halted Despite plans to make an official announcement Wednesday, the city of Seattle will no longer move forward with a plan to give gay and lesbian city employees who get married a monthly "allowance."
The City Attorney's Office, which months ago gave the plan a thumbs up, changed their mind late Tuesday afternoon following a report by KIRO Radio.