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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Monday, October 20, 2014
I guess health care IS the government’s business after all
The Ebola story has turned the usual debate upside down. Usually critics accuse the government for interfering too much. This it stands accused of not interfering enough!
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Friday, October 17, 2014
How afraid should we be?
We’re still deciding how afraid to be of Ebola. In Liberia, where about 2,500 have died, Major General Darryl Williams is overseeing the US Army’s medical rescue operation, and he found that even at the epicenter of the outbreak, life goes on
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
They're here and they're determined to follow you
The first generation of practical robotic personal assistants is being unveiled at a conference in Boston this week, and it gives us a glimpse into what the robots of the future will REALLY be doing.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Why wouldn’t she answer?
In Kentucky, Democrat Alison Grimes, the Secretary of State, is trying to unseat longtime Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We don’t need no stinkin’ government – until we do
Here’s a little headline that popped up on my handheld device – "Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts."
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Good news: Your brain is still smarter than your phone
This week, three brain researchers, John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser , and her husband Edvard Moser have won a Nobel Prize…. for discovering that mice navigate using grid cells in the brain
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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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