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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Steve Ballmer’s keys to success
Steve Ballmer addressed the graduating class at UW. I knew it was going to be a different kind of commencement speech when I saw him come out with the cheek mike on.
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Friday, June 13, 2014
It’s as adorable as the Internet gets
The new site is called Clickhole.com, not sure what it refers to – somebody from Generation Y can probably tell you. But it features a video headlined, "What this adorable little girl says will melt your heart." How could I not click on that?
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Every vote counts
I see two reactions to the defeat of Eric Cantor – the first House Majority leader to lose his local election while in office, we're told.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Don't worry, we're here to protect you
got a call from someone I know pretty well who was in a coffee shop in a certain Seattle suburb, and a guy walked in with a pistol on his hip – just as the latest school shooting outside Portland – was all over the news.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Don't look up
I feel like we’ve been having a lot of near misses from asteroids lately. Everyone remembers the one that exploded over Russia a year ago February. But do you remember the fly-by of the asteroid 1998QE 2 three months later?
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Monday, June 9, 2014
Can the ocean clean itself?
You’ve heard about the North Pacific garbage patch. A high school student in Holland came up with an idea for cleaning up the trash soup.
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Friday, June 6, 2014
How D-Day sounded on the radio, 70 years ago
Here's how D-Day sounded on the radio, 70 years ago today. CBS' Richard C. Hottelet covered the D Day invasion as a young reporter after being hired by Edward R. Murrow. He offered his recollections, 70 years later.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Own a piece of D-Day history
Their numbers are dwindling, but on the 70th anniversay of D-Day, many of those who stormed the beaches realize it may be their last chance to come back.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
D-Day
There's the version of D-Day that we know . . . and then the parts kept secret by the military.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Normandy
Seventy years ago this week, the Allied invasion of Normandy began the liberation of Europe from the Nazis.
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Monday, June 2, 2014
Bowe Berghdal
Some are not happy with the release of America's only Prisoner of War in Afghanistan.
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Friday, May 30, 2014
The critics have spoken
The reviews for the President’s big commencement speech at West Point have not been kind. Even the New York Times editorial page experienced ennui … But then – don’t we all have commencement ennui this time of year?
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Why we should offer free college diplomas
The average value of a college diploma, taking into account the four years spent attending classes instead of working, tuition, loans – is $500,000 during the graduate’s lifetime. And that’s because college grads on average make TWICE what non-grads make.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The word we no longer expect to hear
It’s official: The war in Afghanistan will soon be over.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Microscopic Monsters
Vox.com interviewed the head of the Centers for Disease Control -- Thomas Frieden -- who again is warning about super-bugs, saying that they have now spread to every state.
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