Ron and Don Show

Ron and Don Show

The Ron and Don Show airs on KIRO Radio weekdays (3pm-7pm).

Washington could become first state to legalize human composting

If a proposed bill passes in the state legislature, Washington would become the first state to legalize human composting. It's exactly what it sounds like.
3 years ago

I-5 lid a great idea, but a nightmare to implement

Efforts to lid I-5 have been talked about for years now, but even if you agree with the reasoning, Seattle's construction fatigue could be the biggest barrier it faces in the immediately future.
3 years ago

Will we actually miss the viaduct when it’s gone?

Most people aren't broken up about the loss of the Alaskan Way Viaduct come 2019, but it also represents the loss of a piece of old Seattle history.
3 years ago

Is Anchorage earthquake sign of what’s to come for Seattle?

Anchorage, Alaska was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake Friday morning, and with the Northwest region primed for a quake of its own, it provided us with an interesting glimpse into what could be coming sooner rather than later.
3 years ago

Figuring out why a Washington missionary went to dangerous tribal island

Why did a Vancouver, Washington missionary try and make contact with a notoriously violent island tribe? A former missionary and current KIRO Radio podcast producer lent some insight.
3 years ago

‘We failed this man’: Open letter from a black cop after Menchie’s incident

In the wake of an incident where the police were called on a black man at a Menchie's in Kirkland, a black police officer sent in his thoughts on how it should have went down.
3 years ago

Washington: Follow California’s lead and stay in Daylight Saving Time

Over the last midterm election, California voted to remain in Daylight Saving Time year-round, and it's time Washington did the same.
3 years ago

Much like safe injection sites, shouldn’t Seattle create safety for sex workers?

A recent report from KIRO 7 on sex workers on Seattle's infamous Aurora Ave. pulled back the curtain on the increased dangers in the profession. But is there a way the city could actually help?
3 years ago

SDOT tells business owners to remove no-parking signs for homeless

Business owner Air Hoffman received a letter from the city saying he cannot put up 'no-parking' signs to deter homeless people in RVs. He believes his rights are being violated.
3 years ago

Washington is falling way behind California on earthquake safety

The ShakeAlert -- earthquake alert -- system is designed to warn the West Coast in the moments before an earthquake strikes, but Washington state remains woefully under-prepared.
3 years ago

Is the city putting new forms of ticketing over actual traffic fixes?

The city is looking to expand traffic cameras to catch blocking-the-box violations. Is it another sign of city prioritizing ticketing over traffic solutions?
3 years ago

Is Washington’s orca task force focusing on the wrong solutions?

Washington's orca task force released its list of recommendations to revive the local killer whale population, but according to The Outdoor Line's Tom Nelson, it's not prioritizing the right fixes.
3 years ago

‘Landed’ wants to help Bellevue teachers buy their first home

San Francisco startup Landed is hoping to help teachers afford their first home by offering teachers up to half of a 20 percent down payment.
3 years ago

Can you game addiction? A Seattle-based app for addicts

The new Weconnect app just raised $6 million for an app that aims to help people in drug and alcohol addiction recovery treatment programs.
3 years ago

Queen Anne Community Council appeals the city’s backyard cottage ordinance

The Queen Anne Community Council community council has filed an appeal to the city's new backyard cottage ordinance, because they're concerned about the greater impact on neighborhoods.
3 years ago

Why goats are being hit with tranquilizers and airlifted into the Cascades

Making for one the more bizarre stories in the news right now, goats in Olympic National Park are being sedated with opioid darts, and airlifted in helicopters into the Cascades.
3 years ago

These creative solutions could help fix traffic in Seattle

University of Washington students competed recently in the Imagine Mobile Ideathon, where they were tasked with coming up with creative solutions to Seattle's traffic problems.
3 years ago

99-year-old WWII vet plans to stop in Washington on 50-state tour

99-year-old WWII vet Sidney Walton skipped the chance to meet Civil War vets when he was young, and is hoping to offer people the opportunity with his 50-state tour.
3 years ago

Seattle’s ‘porch pirates’ more brazen than ever

A Seattle woman captured video of a thief stealing a package from her porch, and is fighting back by spreading the word on social media and with flyers.
3 years ago

A very unscientific poll on Dr. Ford’s allegation

I'm not a professional pollster, but I think the most likely answer falls along gender lines.
3 years ago

The difference between ‘homefree’ and homeless in Western Washington

There's a difference between homeless and "homefree," according to Pierce County Sheriff's Detective Ed Troyer. It's an important difference that people need to understand when talking about the homelessness crisis.
3 years ago

SPD investigating Target rampage response time

Why did it take officers 15 minutes to arrive to a Seattle Target last month when a man went on a rampage? KIRO Radio's Ron and Don discuss the situation with Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.
3 years ago

With Seattle now second to Vegas in home prices, is relief on the way?

Las Vegas recently overtook Seattle as the nation's hottest housing market, but is Seattle's cooling market a blip?
3 years ago

Family of missing hiker continues searching in North Cascades

The family of Samantha Sayers, missing since Aug. 1, is funding the search after Snohomish County announced it was ending its operation last week.
3 years ago