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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Columbus Day – The Washington Redskins of holidays
eattle is the latest front in the fight to reclaim Columbus Day . The city council last week renamed it Indigenous People’s Day, incensing Italy’s Ambassador to the US, and outraging local Italian-Americans leaders who promise to mobilize.
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Election day – already?
Election day isn’t until November 4th, but in parts of the country, the first absentee ballots have already arrived … and candidates are worried.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Momma don’t let your boys grow up playing HALO
In the debate over violent video games, this researcher says the verdict is in
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
You can be afraid of only so much
The challenge of being an American lately is deciding what’s worth being afraid of. FBI director James Comey was on the air over the weekend talking about the threat of terrorist attacks
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Better memory – without a pill
There are brain games, there are pills, there’s hypnosis – but the secret to improving memory may actually be much simpler. At Georgia Tech, grad student Lisa Weinberg wanted to study the effect of exercise – but not some long-term workout regimen, she wanted to study the effect of a single 20-minute session.
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Friday, October 3, 2014
Passion versus logic
California now has a "Yes Means Yes" law intended to deters sexual assault on campus. And under this law, to make love legally, each partner must agree as they tag each base
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
God has spoken. And he may have a Spanish accent
One of our do-nothing Congress’s biggest non-accomplishments has been immigration reform. But among the Hispanic members, there is a sense that after the election something big is going to happen. IM DONE..
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Who really saved the White House during that security breach last month?
During the White house security breach last month, there was one group who truly saved the day.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
How to rescue a drowning phone call
I’m not surprised that people prefer tweets and texts over phone calls, because as PHONES get smarter, phone CALLS are to the point where everyone you talk to sounds like an overseas war correspondent.
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Monday, September 29, 2014
The most important state in American politics is suddenly …Kansas?
There’s a chance that after November that the US Senate could be close to a tie between Democrats and Republicans… in which case the decision as to which party is in control could end up in the hands … of this Kansas millionaire
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Can-Can: A Dave Ross original song to help you sort out recycling in Seattle
Dave Ross has come up with an original song to help you try and sort out the Seattle recycling rules.
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Even your fork is watching.
It's tempting to think it's just a joke. In fact the Onion yesterday was mocking it -- a new fork that vibrates to warn you you're eating too much. And since the Onion is a satire site you may think they were just making it up. But the vibrating fork is a real thing.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
How to bend an iPhone
Apple customers are generally wonderful people, but with two annoying habits. They love to show you how much thinner their phone is than yours, and then – they go on line and complain … about how thin their phone is. Because it bends when they sit on it.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
When lawyers go to war
The US bombing campaign, as it happens, is walking a fine legal line. Because according to national security experts, we are operating under a very specific law.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
It never crossed his mind
Last week, ESPN last week ran a long article alleging that the Baltimore Ravens KNEW there was clear video evidence of the sucker punch running back Ray Rice threw at his then-girlfriend – but deliberately covered it up.
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