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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.


  • caption: Tents are shown near a barricade set up around the perimeter of an encampment where unhoused community members reside on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, ahead of a scheduled sweep by the Seattle Police Department at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.
    The Record

    What justifies clearing a homeless encampment?

    Seattle city officials move to clear a homeless encampment in Miller Park neighborhood. Students are back in the classroom, but debate remains around measuring learning loss. And our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: A view of downtown Seattle on Thursday, August 23, 2018, from a seaplane.
    The Record

    April 13th | A very crowded race to be Seattle's next mayor

    Sixteen people -- so far -- have formally announced they’re running to be Seattle’s next mayor. Starting this week, we’re going to bring you interviews we’ve taped with the candidates to learn more about them and their vision for leading the city. Also, King County is launching a new program to curb rising rates of gun violence. And King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us to talk about rising COVID-19 cases counts and why he’s calling for the county’s top law enforcement official to step down.

  • caption: Therapy? There’s an app for that. But should there be?
    The Record

    Therapy? There’s an app for that. But should there be?

    A therapist in your pocket is possible thanks to therapy apps, but is that a good thing? What you need to know about NFT tokens to understand why it seems like everyone is talking about them. And our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • caption: The interior of an Amazon fulfillment center is shown on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Kent.
    The Record

    April 7th | How an Amazon union vote could alter the labor movement

    The votes are in and counting begins. We hear about how organizing 6,000 laborers could alter and favor the labor movement. Drug laws in Washington state are changing, what would rolling out decriminalization mean for current cases and the future. Then, could you buy insulin sold and manufactured by the state in the near future. And a covid projection from IHME that could see a surge in cases in the winter.

  • caption: Alayna Holmes, a first-grade student at Northgate Elementary School, hugs her mom, Michelle Holmes, while saying goodbye on Monday, April 5, 2021, on the first day of in-person learning at the school in Seattle.
    The Record

    April 6th | Not your typical first day back to school

    On Monday, K-5 public school students returned to the classroom for the first time since the start of the pandemic under a hybrid model that combines in-person instruction with remote learning. Also, we hear from King County Executive Dow Constantine on a possible fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Plus, why it’s so tough to stop depending on fossil fuels to heat and power your home.

  • caption: Crumpled papers sit next to an office trash can.
    The Record

    April 5th | It's time to ditch imposter syndrome

    We've been talking about imposter phenomenon, better known as imposter syndrome, since the 1970s. Seattle writers Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey say it's time to let it go. Plus, what impact a new access road could have on conservation at Mount St. Helens, and a discussion on gentrification in Seattle.