Tom and Curley
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Tom Tangney and John Curley bring insight to the day's news every weekday from 9am to 12noon on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
||March 31, 2015 - Hour: 3||The Seattle City Council on Monday voted to authorize and regulate up to three new tent encampments for as many as 100 homeless people each. Seattle's new minimum wage starts Wednesday. The city recently clarified some of the finer points of the new law. Mike Pence, in a WSJ op-ed: Our new law has been grossly misconstrued as a 'license to discriminate.' Compression socks don't help athletes. But the placebo effect is real. // Barbershop - How do you feel about Russell Wilson playing baseball? // Letters.||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 31, 2015 - Hour: 2||Chris Sullivan reports police officers and emergency personnel are being advised to avoid 520 and I-405 tolls. Motorcyclists say any attempt to make them pay to use the HOV lanes on 405 violated federal law. Rent around the Puget Sound appears to be stabilizing, but despite new inventory in the region, it's still rising. // If you want to reduce the risk of getting hit by a car when crossing the street, you should try to make eye contact with the driver. A new distracted driving survey reports drivers do all sorts of things behind the wheel. // Why does it seem that all the new late-night personalities are foreign?||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 31, 2015 - Hour: 1||The man who killed Molly Conley during a drive-by shooting nearly two years ago was found guilty of manslaughter but avoided conviction on a murder charge. Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law. Republican lawmakers in Indiana promised Monday to amend a religious liberties bill that critics have labeled as anti-gay. // New research shows the amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 and 11 has virtually no relationship to how children turn out. In a Washington Post op-ed, a California mother writes about asking the parents of her child's friends if they keep a gun in the house. // WSU study: "exploding head syndrome" is more common than once thought.||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 30, 2015 - Hour: 3||Josh Kerns talked with an economist about possible outcomes following Seattle's minimum wage increase. Ivar's is raising wages for its restaurant workers to $15 an hour, getting rid of tips, and raising the prices on its menu. // A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools. // Letters.||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 30, 2015 - Hour: 2||The co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to worry about his ability to keep his job. Seattle Tunnel Partners say they would have happily help right a upturned salmon truck had the city asked for help. Westneat: turn South Lake Union into a limited traffic zone. The first of the six new First Hill streetcars will begin testing in April along Broadway and South Jackson Street. // John and Tom interview Barney Frank. // Barney Frank, cont'd.||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 30, 2015 - Hour: 1||Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he'll ban city-government travel to Indiana, after Indiana's passage of a law some see as potentially legalizing discrimination against gays. In a Washington Post op-ed, Apple CEO Tim Cook says religious freedom laws are pro-discrimination and dangerous. After only three appearances on the Comedy Central show, 31-year-old comedian Trevor Noah from South Africa will replace John Stewart as host of the Daily Show. Gonzaga is out of the NCAA tournament. // Washington lawmakers are considering a ban on powdered alcohol. // Be Kind, Be Strong.||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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||March 26, 2015 - Hour: 3||Germanwings crash update. The King County jury on Wednesday found Joseph McEnroe guilty of six counts of first-degree aggravated murder in the fatal shootings during a holiday gathering on Christmas Eve 2007. The jury will decide next whether McEnroe faces the death penalty. Payment apps are forcing customers to make a new and difficult choice with each transaction: tip 10 percent, 20 percent, 25 percent or none at all. // The Super Bowl was almost two months ago, but we're still talking about the N.F.L. The WSJ reports that's part of a deliberate strategy by the league to make the sport a full-year affair for fans. // Letters.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 26, 2015 - Hour: 2||Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, could get life in prison if convicted. Military justice experts expect otherwise. A fraternity member expelled from the University of Oklahoma says he is sorry for his role in the videotaped racist chant and ashamed that he participated. // Everybody knows that fear and anger wear you down, but did you know awe, that mix of fear and wonder, appears to be particularly good for the body? Tom finds awe in just about everything. John's reaction to seeing the Grand Canyon? Meh. // A Tinder hack made a bunch of unwitting men flirt with one another.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 26, 2015 - Hour: 1||The chief prosecutor handling the investigation into the crash of a Germanwings jetliner says evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicates that the co-pilot deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into the ground. 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz has been identified as the co-pilot. It is unclear whether the University of Washington will be required to raise their minimum wage in accordance to the city's new law. // Mayor Murray is defending the nearly nine hours it took to clear a toppled truckload of salmon that crippled traffic throughout Tuesday evening's commute. Moving quickly, the mayor says, would've risked spilling more salmon. // The Seattle Police Department is offering its precinct lobbies as a safe place to exchange cash or valuables (as part of a Craigslist deal) with a stranger.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 25, 2015 - Hour: 3||Washington State Department of Transportation is studying the feasibility of adding an extra lane to I-5. Danny Westneat: removing cars from two lanes on Westlake is the right thing to do. A group of parents delivered about 20,000 signatures to top education lawmakers in Olympia yesterday supporting a bill that would require districts to use student test scores in evaluating public-school teachers. // Starting in late May, it will cost visitors $2 an hour this summer to park in downtown Mukilteo and at Lighthouse Park. The U.S. Open will be coming to Chambers Bay this summer. Some residents are reportedly upset that they won't be able to let people park on their lawns. The mayor says he hasn't heard any complaints. // Letters.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 25, 2015 - Hour: 2||Amazon says the drones the FAA OK'd are already obsolete. Amazon's boom is bringing more people to Seattle than Microsoft in the 90s. The general manager of a local car dealership is apologizing after an advertisement prompted some people to believe they had won as much as $25,000 in cash. Ted Cruz may soon be signing up for Obamacare. // The Seahawks won't deny that Michael Bennett is requesting a new contract. Jim Harbaugh says he isn't worth the $5 million he's being paid. // Ending the Race Together campaign after a week was apparently the plan all along.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 25, 2015 - Hour: 1||Officials say terrorism is unlikely in the crash of the Germanwings plane in southern France. Many questions remain, however. Chris Sullivan says Boeing workers in South Carolina will vote next month on whether to unionize. // Some Burien business owners want to require panhandlers to get a permit. // The WSJ reports men and women have different dining tendencies, and chefs work hard to balance those gender tendencies.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 24, 2015 - Hour: 3||Josh Kerns reports some western Washington residents are worried about the dilapidated bridges oil trains are using to transport crude oil across the state. A city councilmember is preparing to introduce legislation to create "Neighborhood Conservation Districts." The districts would change building codes to allow neighbors to preserve the character of their communities. Starting in late May, it will cost visitors $2 an hour this summer to park in downtown Mukilteo and at Lighthouse Park. // The N.F.L. is considering a change to extra point rules. Mo'ne Davis says the college baseball player who was dismissed from his team for posting an offensive tweet about her should get a second chance. (The university says, "no.") // Letters.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 24, 2015 - Hour: 2||The Washington Department of Transportation says it will waive the cost ($15) of a transponder that carpoolers must buy to use the new I-405 HOV lanes. Cities on arterial roads leading into Seattle complain drivers are skipping toll roads and using surface streets instead. The result: traffic jams. Utah is bringing back the firing squad. // Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson supports raising the smoking age to 21. // "Middle class" depends on what city you live in.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 24, 2015 - Hour: 1||A German plane carrying at least 142 passengers and six crew members crashed this morning in southern France. The airline industry in the U.S. isn't very competitive. // Libby Denkmann reports a jury will decide whether Joseph McEnroe is guilty of murdering six members of girlfriend Michele Anderson's family in a grisly attack on Christmas Eve, 2007. // Smart phones make it easier for people to act like flakes.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 23, 2015 - Hour: 2||Ted Cruz is running for president. // Dan Restione reports researchers are working on ways to alter specific memories in mice. The implications are serious: doctors may someday be able to re-enforce certain memories or alter the way we see others. // A trend among NCAA basketball players: showing less skin.||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 23, 2015 - Hour: 1||Starbucks will no longer write "Race Together" on the side of to-go coffee cups. The broader campaign to address race relations will continue. Many Americans without health insurance are paying the penalty instead of getting health insurance. The possible murder confession in HBO's "The Jinx" has raised questions in the documentary world about the tension between accuracy and a good story. // The Supreme Court will decide whether the Texas can refuse to issue a license plate featuring the Confederate flag without violating the free-speech rights of citizens who want one. // Guinness will soon come with a nutrition label.||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
These guys are terrific
John Curley is a rare radio talent, and I enjoy Tom Tangney's reviews and gentle humor. I listen to a lot of radio and podcasts, and this is one of my very favorites.
best radio show!!!