Bill Radke



Bill hosts The Record and Week In Review.

After starting with KUOW as a University of Washington student in 1985, Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s and the creator of the past show Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR.

Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report. He returned to KUOW in 2012.


  • Burned out? It can sneak up on you slowly.
    The Record

    March 21st | Burned out? Here’s some advice.

    Millennials: burned out? Not a new phenomenon, with possibly ancient cures. Do you want your airline safety features to be like the after-market upgrades on your car? And: electroconvulsive therapy is the second most controversial medical procedure, other than abortion. Now the legislature might legalize its involuntary application.

  • How much is health care costing the U.S.?
    The Record

    March 20th | Congresswoman Jayapal explains her plan for Medicare for all

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal talks about her ideal single-payer health care system. We also get dating advice from Slate's Dear Prudence, Daniel Ortberg. And we ask: Can Governor Inslee delete comments on his Facebook page? Plus: Can local governments stop businesses from threatening to leave or move jobs, unless they get the tax breaks they want?

  • A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is shown on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton.
    The Record

    March 19th | Is FAA regulation working?

    Are we regulating the aviation industry the right way? Forbes reporter Marisa Garcia gives us a deeper look. And Brian Fies tells us about living through the devastating California wildfires of 2017. Plus, Mike Pesca gives us a preview of his March Madness bracket.

  • Do you worry about gluten? Genetically modified foods?
    The Record

    March 14th | Do we worry too much?

    What do you worry about? Plane crashes? GMOs? Climate change? We speak to two researchers who have investigated some of life's most common concerns. And we hear from the Seattle Times' Heidi Groover about the transit bills that have died in Olympia. Plus: an investigation by Buzzfeed News reveals a dark side to the World Wildlife Fund. And Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about automated airplanes and where automation is headed.

  • Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    The Record

    March 13th | Investigation exposes bribery and fraud in college admissions

    How did you get into college? We look at the scandal that federal authorities are calling the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department. We also look at why King County has halted its inquests, and what that means for those awaiting justice. And we replay our interview with author Lindy West, whose new Hulu show "Shrill," is out this week, based on her book.