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Ross Files with Dave Ross

Broadcast legend Dave Ross, winner of multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism, talks to the people and policy makers affecting your world. Now, you can listen to the full conversation - raw and uncut. Hear Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News weekdays at 6am on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ijeoma Oluo, "So You Want to Talk About Race"

It's the most difficult conversation in America, and most of the country, regardless of skin color, still hasn't figured out how to have it. Until now. With impeccable grace, wisdom, and empathy, Ijeoma Oluo picks apart a topic that many have either dismissed as irrelevant or given up on entirely.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Richard Nephew - Protests in Iran & the President's Big Nuclear Button

Richard Nephew is a scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also the author of "The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field," drawn from his experience as the the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating directly with Iran on the the current nuclear deal... The deal President Trump has denounced, though not yet officially scrapped.

Zoe Tillman, "Is Donald Trump actually reshaping the Federal courts -- and future of the nation?"

Many conservatives agree that the Trump presidency can be considered a success, no matter what happens, if one goal is accomplished: a reshaping of the federal courts via the appointment of conservative judges. Zoe Tillman, Buzzfeed courts reporter, provides a reality check on the state of federal court appointments and the Trump administration's progress.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Novel about a second civil war echoes the divisions in America today

Dave Ross talks to Omar El Akkad, the Egyptian-Canadian journalist who wrote the novel, "American War." The book is inspired by the troubling divisions he sees in America today.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Prof. Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur, "Extreme Poverty & Inequality in America"

For the first time, the United Nations has commissioned a report on extreme poverty and inequality in the United States, and our nation's grade is grim. And the policies of President Trump are sinking the economic prospects for millions. According to Professor Philip Alston, the UN's Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, America is becoming the world champion of inequality, with tens of millions living in conditions most would only expect to see in the poorest developing nations, not the richest country in the world.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ady Barkan - The Life and Death Consequences of the GOP Tax Plan

There is perhaps no man in America pushing back harder against the GOP tax plan than Ady Barkan, and he's doing it from a wheelchair while simultaneously fighting a battle against ALS. The bill would slash $400 billion from Medicare and put Obamacare on life support, which Ady believes every American should stand in opposition to. His life, and perhaps yours, could depend on it.

Friday, December 15, 2017

4 Star Air Force General Merrill "Tony" McPeak

Retired 4-star general and Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill "Tony" McPeak joins Dave Ross for a wide ranging discussion of his military career and the third installment of his memoirs, "The Aerial View Trilogy." A can't miss conversation on the US-North Korean conflict, the state of the military and further insights from one our nation's top military commanders.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Abraham Denmark, Is Rex Tillerson paving a path for diplomatic talks with North Korea?

Rex Tillerson's overture to North Korea, offering to open talks without any pre-conditions has raised the hopes of many for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the peninsula -- and questions as to whether the Secretary of State even speaks for the President on foreign policy. Abraham Denmark, Director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia outlines the options for dealing with the Kim regime and what to make of US foreign policy under the Trump administration. 

Thursday, December 07, 2017

CBS Correspondent David Begnaud "Unwinding the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico"

The stellar reporting of CBS News Correspondent David Begnaud has informed the nation on the tardy and inadequate disaster relief efforts provided on the island. Dave Ross unwinds what went wrong, who is to blame, and what the situation is on the ground for the millions of American citizens living in Puerto Rico who are still dealing with an unprecedented failure of federal disaster response in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Andre Norman, prisoner-turned-philanthropist

Andre Norman takes the lessons learned from a youth spent in gangs and behind bars, and applies them to today's kids and the corporate world

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Richard Nephew - An Inside View of Sanctions Policy

North Korea has launched their most advanced missile yet and the response from the Trump administration is, yet again, more sanctions. Dave is joined by Richard Nephew to discuss where US sanctions policy is failing with North Korea, and how it should be adjusted. Richard is a former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State and the author of the forthcoming book, "The Art of Sanctions: A View From the Field."

Stephanie Kelton - An Economist's View on the GOP Tax Plan

The President says he's playing Santa Claus, promising to shower every American with a huge tax cut. Not even close, says this economist about the GOP tax plan. Dave Ross is joined by Stephanie Kelton to discuss the potential impacts of the bill on the economy and everyday Americans. Stephanie is a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University and a former Chief Economic Advisor to the US Senate Budget Committee. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Amanda Robb - Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal

Remember Pizzagate, perhaps the most ludicrous example of a fake news story that was pushed during the 2016 election, even by members of President Trump's own campaign? How did that story even bubble up into mainstream consciousness? Amanda Robb reporting for Rolling Stone in partnership with The Investigative Fund takes a deep dive into the murky origins of fake news. She traveled as far as Macedonia to unearth the anatomy of potential election-swinging stories that were once simply tabloid fodder but today are delivered right to your Facebook feed. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Michael Waldman, Brennan Center For Justice, NYU, "The Definitive History of the 2nd Amendment"

Michael Waldman reveals the true history of the 2nd Amendment, its modern context, and how political will -- not a legal or constitutional challenge -- is the only barrier to enacting meaningful gun regulation in the United States.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Lawrence O'Donnell, "Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election & The Transformation of American Politics"

MSNBC Commentator Lawrence O'Donnell has studied what was undisputedly the most contentious election in U.S. history. He parallels the career and election of Richard Nixon with that of President Trump.

Roger Valdez, Smart Growth Seattle

As Seattle prepares to scrutinize the next Mayor -- and her inevitable sweeping policy items on the horizon, Roger Valdez proposes market-based solutions to address the biggest issues the city faces: housing affordability and the epidemic of homelessness.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Lee Jeffries & the Union Gospel Mission, "Lost Angels"

Internationally renowned photographer Lee Jeffries' photos of the homeless will be displayed on Seattle building to spotlights the faces of homelessness. Lee, Union Gospel Mission President Jeff Lilley, and Mike Cook, one of the homeless men featured in the installation, join Dave and Colleen for an enlightening and heartwarming conversation reminding us all the importance of caring for the least of us who live amongst us.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Jinyoung Lee Englund, Republican Candidate for Senate, 45th District

Washington's 45th District Senate race holds the key to the balance of partisan power in the state -- should the Democratic candidate win, the Democrats will gain majority in the Senate to go along with their existing majority in the House. Dave Ross and Hanna Scott introduce you to Jinyoung Lee Englund, the Republican Candidate for the 45th.

Manka Dhingra, Democratic Candidate for Senate, 45th District

Washington's 45th District Senate race holds the key to the balance of partisan power in the state -- should the Democratic candidate win, the Democrats will gain majority in the Senate to go along with their existing majority in the House. Dave Ross and Hanna Scott introduce you to Manka Dhingra, the Democratic Candidate for the 45th.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Charlie Sykes, "How the Right Lost its Mind"

Former talk show host Charlie Sykes says he's still a conservative, but he's not a part of what the conservative movement has become. His new book is titled "How the Right Lost its Mind"