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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
More competition for network television
More and more you can watch television live on the web, including wrestling, ESPN, Major League Baseball, CNN …. But by far the most popular live streaming channel on the Internet… is Twitch.tv.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Stop the asteroids!
Dr. Lu is the CEO of the B612 Foundation. Named after the asteroid in the children's book The Little Prince. And he's revealed that since 2001, nuclear bomb sensors have detected 26 multi-kiloton explosions. But they're not bombs, They're asteroids.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Legislating a 15 dollar minimum wage turns out not to be that simple.
Seattle has become the latest battleground for the $15 minimum wage debate, and the mayor’s task force finds itself grappling with all sort of complications. Complication number one -- just how do you calculate what a persons wage IS?
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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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