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Get to know the PNW and each other.

    This week in politics: Who could be Washington's next Attorney General, and who's still ridin' for Biden?

    This week in politics: Who could be Washington's next Attorney General, and who's still ridin' for Biden?

    Voters statewide have big choices coming their way: They’re getting their ballots for the August primary starting next week, and there are a lot of candidates to decide between.
    Over the last week, Soundside host Libby Denkmann has been interviewing the top candidates in the race for our state's next Attorney General. 
    Now, KUOW politics reporter Scott Greenstone, and former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna are chiming in on the race so far.
    And later, Greenstone will take a deeper look at whether Washington Democratic voters, and donors, are still behind President Biden. 
    Guests:
    Scott Greenstone, KUOW politics reporter Rob McKenna, former Washington Attorney General Related Links: 
    How Washington's lawmakers, donors, and delegates could influence the Biden conversation The race for WA Attorney General: Pete Serrano The race for WA Attorney General: Manka Dhingra The race for WA Attorney General: Nick Brown  
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    • 39 min
    The race for WA Attorney General: Nick Brown

    The race for WA Attorney General: Nick Brown

    Washington voters this year are contemplating a wide-open race to replace the state’s Attorney General.
    The Attorney General manages the state's largest public law firm, overseeing a staff of attorneys charged with representing public agencies and defending the rights of Washington residents, covering issues including consumer protection, civil rights, environmental regulations, and antitrust. 
    This year’s race is an especially interesting one. The current Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, is running for governor. That means that without an incumbent, the office will see its first new A.G. in 12 years. 
    This week Soundside is interviewing the three candidates who all want to be the state’s next top lawyer. Libby Denkmann spoke with Republican candidate and Pasco mayor Pete Serrano and Democratic candidate and State Senator Manka Dhingra earlier this week.
    Our last candidate is Nick Brown. Brown has been General Counsel to Governor Jay Inslee and from 2021-2023, he was the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington.
    Guests:
    Nick Brown, formerly general counsel to Governor Jay Inslee, and from 2021-2023 the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington. Related Links:
    Who are the three candidates running for WA attorney general? What is an attorney general? They’re more attorney than general As fentanyl deaths skyrocket, U.S. attorney maintains tougher prosecution isn't the answer  
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    • 23 min
    Reading recomendations to get you through the summer

    Reading recomendations to get you through the summer

    I can’t stop listening to the news, it’s stressing me out to the max, you say?
    I’m literally listening to the news right now, and may be developing an anxiety-induced twitch, you say?
    If that’s how you’re feeling right now, you may be in need of a little escape this summer.
    Perhaps a good book is in order?
    Well, if that’s the case you’re in luck because our next guests are here to hook you up with novels, non-fiction roller coasters, and storylines that’ll make you forget TikTok dances exist for a while. You’ll be like Tyla Dance what, never heard of her.
    Book Recommendations:
    Jenna Zarzycki, adult services librarian at King County Library System You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (Summer Pick) Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura (Beach Read) No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister (Local Recommendation) Never Whistle at Night edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (Horror) The Yellow Handkerchief (El Pañuelo Amarillo) by Donna Barba Higuera (Children's) This is Chance! by Jon Mooallem (Non-fiction) Charlie Hunts of Charlie's Queer Books: Goblin Mode by McKayla Coyle (Summer Pick) THE GUNCLE series by Steven Rowley (Beach Read) Someplace Generous edited by Elaina Ellis and Amber Flame (Beach Read) Second Night Stand by Karelia and Fay Stetz-Waters (Local Recommendation) Cryptid Kids: The Bawk-ness Monster by Natalie Riess and Sara Goetter (Children's) Off with their Heads by Zoe Hana Mikuta (Young Adult Horror) Katie Campbell, KUOW editor and reporter Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Summer Pick) Subduction by Kristen Millares Young (Local Recommendation) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (Local Recommendation) Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang (Mild Horror) The Last One by Will Dean (Medium Horror) The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons (Hot Horror) The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Thriller) Diana Opong, KUOW host Dinner at the Brake Fast by Renee Beauregard Lute (Children's) Guests:
    Jenna Zarzycki, adult services librarian at King County Library
    Katie Campbell, KUOW editor and reporter who runs KUOW's book club
    Charlie Hunts, owner of Charlie's Queer Books in Fremont
    Relevant Links:
    KUOW Book Club King County Library Summer Reading Program See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    The race for WA Attorney General: Manka Dhingra

    The race for WA Attorney General: Manka Dhingra

    Washington voters this year are contemplating a wide-open race to replace the state’s Attorney General.
    The Attorney General manages the state's largest public law firm, overseeing a staff of attorneys charged with representing public agencies and defending the rights of Washington residents, covering issues including consumer protection, civil rights, environmental regulations, and antitrust. 
    This year’s race is an especially interesting one. The current Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, is running for governor. That means that without an incumbent, the office will see its first new A.G. in 12 years. 
    This week Soundside is interviewing the three candidates who all want to be the state’s next top lawyer. Libby Denkmann spoke with Republican candidate and Pasco mayor Pete Serrano yesterday. 
    Next up is state Senator Manka Dhingra. Dhingra is a Democrat representing the state’s 45th legislative district, which includes Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish and other parts of the Eastside. She’s also the Deputy Majority Leader in the State Senate. 
    Guests: 
    Manka Dhingra, Democrat representing the state’s 45th legislative district, which includes Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish and other parts of the Eastside. Related Links:
    Who are the three candidates running for WA attorney general? What is an attorney general? They’re more attorney than general WA attorney general candidate questioned over employment claims, asked to correct website See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Concerts begin at Remlinger Farms, but community concerns linger

    Concerts begin at Remlinger Farms, but community concerns linger

    Remlinger Farms in Carnation, Washington, is a 350-acre working farm. It’s celebrated for its family-friendly attractions, including amusement parks, petting zoos, berry picking, pumpkins, hayrides. There’s an on-site cafe and brewery. 
    And now it’s become the Seattle area's hottest new concert venue. 
    Partnering with Seattle Theater Group, the farm is hosting a brand-new concert series. The 6000-capacity outdoor space has booked performers like Portugal the Man, Mt. Joy and Elvis Costello. 
    BUT tensions are brewing between the farm and some vocal community members who oppose its existence.
    GUEST: Michael Rietmulder | The Seattle Times
    RELATED LINKS:
    Remlinger Farms’ new music venue has small Carnation concerned | The Seattle Times Alleged hit-and-run incident at Remlinger Farms under investigation | The Seattle Times Facebook Statement by Remlinger Farms See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    We ask a dermatologist your burning questions about sunscreen

    We ask a dermatologist your burning questions about sunscreen

    Like a lot of Washingtonians right now, we're doing our best to stay cool. 
    Sometimes going outside is unavoidable, and in that case, it means doing everything you can to avoid sun damage. 
    That means applying - and reapplying lots of sunscreen.
    But lately, some people on social media platforms like Tiktok, have been trying to convince their audiences to do the opposite.
    You don’t have to have a medical degree to know: that kind of advice is wrong, and it’s having a worrying impact. 
    Here to help us tackle these sunscreen myths - and answer some of your burning questions about sunscreen, is Dr. Lindsay Gunnell, a dermatologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
    Guests:
    Dr. Lindsay Gunnell, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center dermatologist Related Links:
    Some Tiktok influencers are maligning sunscreen. Here's what to know about the claims.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Rebecca in Seattle ,

Loving Soundside

I am so glad KUOW created this unique show. The topics and guests are so interesting, especially to us here in the PNW. So glad to have the podcast for when I miss it live. Thanks!

Efbrazil ,

Unfortunate they are covering national stories and lack rigor

Do we really need kuow’s take on google’s ai synopsis in search results? Do we need them discussing palestine? Why retread ground the NYT and BBC cover with far more resources and access?

What we need is for kuow to cover solutions for our broken school system, solutions for bike and pedestrian mobility, solutions for the homeless crises, solutions for downtown office vacancies. Keep it local please!

Living in Venezuela ,

Push back

If you are going to interview public figures, like Mayor Bruce Harrell for the episode on art vs graffiti, don’t just give them an open mic. The interview did not have any follow-up questions or real push back on the mayor’s assertions or points. Sure you opened up with some voices from the local art community, but where was that perspective in the interview? Disappointed.

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