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Monday, February 16, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • Why is stabbing someone for being a lesbian worse than a regular stabbing?
    KIRO Radio's Jason Rantz asks if hate crime statutes make sense after an attack in Tacoma.
  • February 11, 2015 - Hour: 3
    The Tacoma Dome has approved a painting for an estimated $5 million. Rantz wonders why we couldn't commission a local artist for this task, and if this piece of art will even be seen fully by those passing by on I-5. // The House of Representatives sent the Keystone bill to Obama who has vowed to veto it. But will it add jobs? Rantz dives into the facts of the bill. // Libby Denkmann reports on the food trucks in South Lake Union, with some restaurant owners upset at the influx of the mobile food stands. Also, Jon Stewart is stepping down from his post at The Daily Show after 17 years with Comedy Central. // Kipp Robertson of mynorthwest.com joins the show to tell you a story of a man who tried to visit a Tukwila prostitute.
  • February 11, 2015 - Hour: 2
    The port will be shutdown tomorrow. A spokesman from the ILWU tells KIRO radio that he is 'shocked' by the move. Jason dives into some of the arguments. // The hosts of 'The Barbershop' join the show to talk about Valentines Day and some cheap ideas for dates and gifts. Gee Scott and T-Holla share their Valentines suggestions. // The Powerball Jackpot is HUGE. Now at $500 Million, stores around the country are selling tickets fast as people look to cash in on the huge jackpot. Rantz sends Producer Taylor out to buy tickets with plans to become rich.
  • February 11, 2015 - Hour: 1
    A new bill looks to strip guns from 'dangerous people', or those seen as 'high-risk'. Rantz explains why he thinks this is a bad idea, that this selective process doesn't justify taking away people's constitutional rights. // A northwest earthquake-warning system is about to get it's first public test. Rantz recalls his experience when he was 12 years old in Northridge California when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck, and wonders if he would even like to have a warning and be in fear anticipating. // Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) joins the show to react to the news that President Obama has request permission from congress to go to war. // Scott Walker was asked in an interview what his beliefs on evolution were, and he dodged the question without answering.
  • Rantz and the Barbershop offer romantic Valentine's Day ideas
    The hosts of 'The Barbershop' join the show to talk about Valentines Day and some cheap ideas for dates and gifts. Gee Scott and T-Holla share their Valentines suggestions.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  • New Cell Phone Bill Could Be Problematic
    Cell phone use behind the wheel would go on the driver's record under a new proposal. Rantz thinks that certain provisions need to be addressed regarding safe use, for example when stopped in traffic.
  • Longform: Looking at the Brian Williams Situation
    Jason talks about how he got started in radio, and how it relates to the Brian Williams controversy. NBC will remove Brian Williams from the anchor chair, suspending him for 6 months without pay. The move will cost Williams around 5 million dollars. Claims he made regarding his time covering Hurricane Katrina are now coming under fire.
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