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The Dori Monson Show

Seattle's watchdog Dori Monson holds government accountable, lampoons the "Seattle Process", and keeps tabs on how your tax dollars get spent. Increasingly rare on Seattle radio, you'll also hear exclusive long-form interviews with Northwest icons like Pete Carroll, Duff McKagan, and John Nordstrom. Tune in weekdays noon to 3pm on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

Monday, August 20, 2018

August 20, 2018 - Hour 1

Big Lead: Teacher strikes//Inslee smoke puns​//Al Sharpton silliness    

Dori: Inslee using lighting-caused wildfires to push bogus carbon tax

Gov. Jay Inslee is bizarrely trying to use the wildfires throughout the Cascades as a way to pass his carbon tax initiative.

Dori: Teacher strikes are a criminal conspiracy to rip-off taxpayers

Dori says that the teacher strikes being threatened in districts throughout the region until educators' salaries are raised are a conspiracy by the teachers union to criminally rip-off taxpayers.

Video | Al Sharpton cannot spell 'respect'

Al Sharpton had a bit of confusion with the alphabet this weekend while paying tribute to the late Aretha Franklin and criticizing Donald Trump.

WA Policy Center expert: teachers union strikes are illegal

An education expert from the Washington Policy Center tells Dori that the teachers union breaks state law when it conducts strikes, and wants to inappropriately move funds into teachers' pockets that were intended to go toward reducing class sizes.

Friday, August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 - Hour 1

GUEST: AnnMarie Shuck, the 21 year old who a homeless man in Montesano tried to kidnap at gun point, reacts to the judge ruling 'unlawful imprisonment', allowing for his to be released next week // GUEST: Exclusive in-studio with the woman, Aubrey Bowlin, who ended up shooting and killing the man that attacked her on her motorcycle in Fife, on I-5, in a road rage incident

August 17, 2018 - Hour 2

Handcuffed man dies in Lake Washington after jumping from 520 bridge // GUEST: Joshua Olsen, the Roy man, and veteran, who bought a tractor to build his dream home and had it stolen the next day // Argument over who should play Aretha in a movie leads to shooting at Barber shop

Montesano attack survivor furious alleged would-be kidnapper walks free

The man charged with May's Montesano attack on a 21-year-old woman was found not guilty of attempted kidnapping and assault. Now the attack survivor says she lives in fear that he will be free to hurt her again.

Tractor stolen from veterans building dream house

A family building its dream home had a brand-new, $30,000 tractor stolen from the building site overnight.

Woman saves her own life during road rage attack on I-5

A road rage incident turned into a 24-year-old woman's fight for her life.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018 - Hour 1

12PM - The Big Lead // GUEST: Katie Herzog, Stranger Writer On A Suggestion To Get Rid Of The Seahawks // Tom Arnold; Still Sweaty

August 16, 2018 - Hour 2

1PM - The Fastest 15 // Ursula Soon To Be An Empty Nester // Your Calls To Help Ursula Through Her Empty Nest Situation

August 16, 2018 - Hour 3

2PM - The Big Lead // Awesome Audio // Today's Sign

Dori: Politicians would rather buy votes than prevent lung cancer

The American Cancer Society gave Washington an F in tobacco-related cancer prevention. Dori points out that politicians are only spending a small fraction of the dollars they promised they would on lung cancer prevention.

Dori: Thanks to illegals, you now need an enhanced driver's license to fly

Washington residents will soon need an enhanced driver's license to get through airport security. Dori questions why citizens are hit with the higher price tags to prove their legitimacy, while illegals can continue using the less-expensive regular licenses.

Listeners give Ursula advice for empty nest syndrome

As her youngest son heads off to college, Ursula is feeling sad about having an empty nest. Listeners call in to offer her advice.

The Stranger's Katie Herzog calls for Seattle to get rid of the Seahawks

Katie Herzog, a writer at The Stranger, argues that if Seattleites really want to call themselves progressive, they should turn their backs on the Seahawks.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 - Hour 1

12PM - The Big Lead // GUEST: Bob Toepfer, Tracked Down His Son's Bike In A Homeless Camp

August 15, 2018 - Hour 2

1PM - The Fastest 15 // GUEST: Rep. Matt Manweller, Fired From CWU // Trump

August 15, 2018 - Hour 3

2PM - The Big Lead // Awesome Audio // Today's Sign