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Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross

Dave Ross breaks down the day's most important stories weekdays 6 to 9am on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. Along with anchor Colleen O'Brien, Chris Sullivan on traffic, and KIRO7 meteorologist Nick Allard, nobody looks at the news quite like Dave.

Friday, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

Hanna Scott previewing local "March for our Lives" events // Richard Nephew, who helped negotiate our current deal with Iran, on John Bolton // Angela Hattery and Earl Smith, authors of Policing Black Bodies // Tom Tangney wishes Pacific Rim: Uprising had more giant monsters // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- a new heart for a sick teen // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the Mariners' trident curse/ Gonzaga's loss/ DJ Fluker // Aaron Asis & Jon Keihnau from "Recharge the Battery," a group that wants to do SOMETHING with the Battery St Tunnel

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- an update on the never-ending construction project on I-5 through Tacoma // Maia Szalavitz, neuroscience journalist, on the new war on drugs // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- helping out a dad who was stuck at an airport with a newborn // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on David Phelps' Tommy John surgery/ the rest of the M's bullpen // Richard Aboulafia, aerospace industry expert, on what retaliatory China tariffs could mean for Boeing // Mike Lewis on the local tech company competition over H1-B visas in the Trump era // Hanna Scott on the friction between Durkan's gun proposals and the legal reality

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New hope for preserving Memorial Stadium?

The long-neglected World War II Memorial Wall at Seattle Center’s Memorial Stadium is looking a little less shabby.

March 21, 2018

Molly McKew on Facebook data mining and emotionally-targeted news // Feliks Banel on the efforts to rehabilitate the Memorial Stadium memorial // Michael Simon, CEO of ELUCD, which uses data to help police strengthen community ties //  Andrew Lanier's feature on the United Way homeless resource exchange // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- a small gesture from an honest cashier // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the loss of Luke Willson  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Who will be at fault in autonomous vehicle fatality collision?

He's pro-robot, but there's no way you could get KIRO Radio's Dave Ross to buy an autonomous vehicle as they are now.

March 20, 2018

Aarian Marshall from Wired on the driverless Uber pedestrian death // Chris Sullivan on the funding discrepancy for the Seattle Streetcar // Michael Simon, head of analytics for the Obama Campaign, on the Cambridge Analytica scandal // Hanna Scott's dose of kindness -- a family reunion, 65 years in the making // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the Mariners' opening day starter -- Felix or Paxton?

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff on federal money for local projects/ accusations of hostile work environment // Jill Schlesinger on rising interest rates/ Larry Kudlow/ digital vs hard copy tax records // Paging Dr. Cohen - eating fruit helps you lose weight. Drinking fruit juice does the opposite // Hanna Scott explains how Extreme Risk Protection Orders allow police in WA to take away people's guns // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness - the "Don't Wait Project", started by a Wenatchee mom // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil live in Peoria on the Mariners' long list of injuries/ a wild March Madness weekend // Steven Portnoy live on the president's opioid plan/ Robert Mueller/ Stormy Daniels

Friday, March 16, 2018

Galway Mayor Pearce Flannery talks St. Patrick's Day

Galway Mayor Pearce Flannery says St. Patrick's Day is for every one, even if you aren't Irish or can't point Ireland out on a map.

March 16, 2018

Dr. Warren Farrell, author of Boy Crisis // Margaret Brennan on the changing Trump Cabinet // Tom Tangney really thinks you'll enjoy The Death of Stalin // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- the PierceCo Sheriff's Dept could use some love // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil's bracket is already broken/ Jimmy Graham and Richard Sherman contrasting farewells // Patrick Quinton, founder of Dweller, another company trying to chip away at our housing problems

Thursday, March 15, 2018

With surge in tech, Seattle is 'starting to reach capacity'

As tech companies continue to cram into Seattle, experts question just how much more the city can take.

March 15, 2018

Hanna Scott on the state legislature's inaction on opioids // Todd Bishop on the Cosmic Crisp lawsuit/ Seattle-area tech growth/ the future of AI // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- a new newsstand for a homeless veteran // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on filling out your bracket/ Barkevious Mingo // Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- the widening, or lack thereof, of Highway 522 // Andrew Lanier's piece on Pierce County vacating pot convictions

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Without Captain Cook, we might all be speaking Spanish or Russian

It was on March 7, 1778, that British explorer Captain James Cook arrived just off the coast of what’s now Oregon.

March 14, 2018

Hanna Scott live on the local student walkouts // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- 6-year-old sells lemonade to support fallen deputy's family // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on Tod Leiweke's future/ Jimmy Graham's future // Steven Portnoy on the President's trip to the border/ Cabinet shakeup // Dr. Joshua Goldman, sports medicine expert at UCLA, on managing your kids' training to avoid injury // Feliks Banel on Captain Cook's landing on Vancouver Island, 240 years ago this month

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

Molly McKew, cyberwar and Russia expert, on the poisoning of a former spy, and our lack of response // Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- are rideshare boats an option for commuters sick of the highway traffic? // Thomas Countryman, former Assistant Secretary of State, on talks with North Korea // Heather Bosch's dose of kindness -- South King County Youth Shelter re-opens after four years // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on Seahawks roster moves/ Mariners injuries // David Fahrenthold live on Rex Tillerson/ Larry Kudlow/ Trump Treasury donation/ gun control/ Stormy Daniels

Monday, March 12, 2018

Kim Shepard on Kent Youth and Family Services, March Charity of the Month

Kim Shepard on Kent Youth and Family Services, March Charity of the Month

Friday, March 09, 2018

Trump distracts us from tariffs, porn star allegations

Both sides of the Pacific are buzzing about an apparent upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

March 9, 2018

Hanna Scott on what passed and failed in the final hours of the 2018 legislative session // Amy Chua, Tiger Mom, on her new book about American tribalism // Maj Mike Lyons live on China's posture amid potential North Korea talks //  Margaret Brennan on the surprise announcement of North Korea talks // Tom Tangney thinks middle school kids will enjoy A Wrinkle in Time. Adults, not so much // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- teen creates a non-profit to fight homelessness // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the 2018 LA Rams/ Ichiro's return/ King Felix's progress

Thursday, March 08, 2018

March 8, 2018

Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- Lake Stevens' mayor on being held hostage by the trestle // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- a 12-year-old wheelchair-bound Blackhawks fan gets time on the ice with the team // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on Richard Sherman's future/ mental acuity at the NFL combine // Steven Portnoy live at the White House // Hanna Scott on lowering property taxes/ raising the smoking age/ prosecuting police // Ang Cui, cybersecurity expert, on the vulnerabilities of cutting edge automobiles  

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Seattle’s royal visit of 1983

On the blustery and rainy evening of March 7, 1983, a series of big and cheery bonfires were lit in public parks along the eastern shores of Puget Sound north of Seattle.

March 7, 2018

Hanna Scott on the roadblocks in Olympia when it comes to changing how we prosecute cops // Vegas Tenold, author of Everything You Love Will Burn, on the American white power movement // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on Michael Bennett's future/ Ed Hochuli's retirement // Pamela Falk at the UN on renewed optimism for NKorea talks // Dr. Michael Sinha on what the president can and cannot do to affect drug prices // Feliks Banel on Queen Elizabeth's royal visit to Seattle, 35 years ago today