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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.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Jason Colby, "Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator"

Hail Mary plans have been hatched to save our Southern Resident Orcas -- but can they succeed? Jason Colby, an envionmental historian at the University of Victoria joins Dave Ross to discuss the history of Orca whales and how their future can be secured -- and the existential threats they face on both sides of the border.

Michelle LeClair, "Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology & Fighting for the Woman I Love"

Very few people have witnessed the inner workings of the Church of Scientology at the level Michelle LeClair has -- even fewer have told their story. Michelle shares her lifelong journey in Scientology and how falling in love -- with a woman -- finally led her to leave the Church. 

Friday, October 05, 2018

Molly McKew - Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

In Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, we can see the same types of coordinated disinformation and conspiracy campaigns running on all cylinders online as occured in the 2016 election. These narratives are then picked up at the highest levels of government, from politicians who use the internet to crowdsource which conspiracies pick up traction and can then be leveraged against their political rivals. If it sticks online -- you're likely to hear it from the President. Molly McKew joins Dave Ross to discuss her latest feature in Wired Magazine.

Molly McKew - Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

In Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, we can see the same types of coordinated disinformation and conspiracy campaigns running on all cylinders online as occured in the 2016 election. These narratives are then picked up at the highest levels of government, from politicians who use the internet to crowdsource which conspiracies pick up traction and can then be leveraged against their political rivals. If it sticks online -- you're likely to hear it from the President. Molly McKew joins Dave Ross to discuss her latest feature in Wired Magazine.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Steve Hilton, Positive Populism

Steve Hilton is the host of "The Next Revolution" on Fox News. His new book is "Positive Populism: Revolutionary Ideas to Rebuild Economic Security, Family, and Community in America." We explore his ideas for reforming healthcare and immigration

Steve Hilton, Positive Populism

Steve Hilton is the host of "The Next Revolution" on Fox News. His new book is "Positive Populism: Revolutionary Ideas to Rebuild Economic Security, Family, and Community in America." We explore his ideas for reforming healthcare and immigration

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Frank Furedi, How Fear Works

Frank Furedi, author of How Fear Works, discusses fear as a cultural resource, fear as a byproduct of the media, fear as currency in our economy, fear displayed in the use of -- and the need for -- safe spaces on campuses, fear manifested as signs in the grocery store, and more.

Frank Furedi, How Fear Works

Frank Furedi, author of How Fear Works, discusses fear as a cultural resource, fear as a byproduct of the media, fear as currency in our economy, fear displayed in the use of -- and the need for -- safe spaces on campuses, fear manifested as signs in the grocery store, and more.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Prison Journalist John J. Lennon -- Update on Andrew Goldstein & Reporting Inside the Criminal Justice System

John J. Lennon has carved out a career as a journalist while locked up in New York's Sing Sing Correctional Facility while serving time for murder. His writing often profiles inmates whose cases resonate with larger issues in society -- our last discussion centered on Andrew Golstein, a schizophrenic convicted of pushing a woman in front of a subway train. Now, we delve into John's latest piece, co-authored by Bill Keller of the Marshall Project which parses the impacts of Kendra's Law, Assisted Outpatient Treatment, and what will happen with Goldstein upon his release from prison.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Boyd Matheson, Deseret News

Join Dave Ross and Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News for an enlightening conversation about faith, religion, politics, and finding common ground in our communities. Matheson also shares the extraordinary life and mission of Russell M. Nelson, the 94 year old president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Plus -- the answers to many questions about Mormon life and faith you've always been curious to know, but never quite knew how to ask.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Claudia Rowe, "Time Out"

The riveting true story of the crime, punishment, and transformation of a Seattle boy who came of age inside the adult prison system and who, once on the outside, rebuilt a new life as a man.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, "The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States"

Imagine a future in which American & North Korean leaders continue the paths they're on, with a few little bumps down the road, and a nuclear war that leaves over a million Americans dead. That future is what Dr. Jeffrey Lewis portrays in his new novel, "The 2020 Commission Report." Dave Ross and Dr. Lewis explore a possible terrifying future -- and one that continues in peace. Dr. Lewis is an arms control expert, Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. His also a non-resident affiliate at Stanford's Center for Security and International Cooperation and the founder of the nonproliferation site Armscontrolwonk.com.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Nate Bowling, 2016 Teacher of the Year -- Teaching Civics in 2018 & School Funding

At Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Nate Bowling is tasked with teaching students American goverment at a time when the policies of the current Presidential administration are directly impacting students in his classroom. Bowling explains his approach to teaching future voters to be informed, responsible, civically active citizens -- and weighs in on the new pay inequities baked into our state's teacher salary funding model.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Sarah Smith, Candidate for WA's 9th District

Sarah Smith is challenging Democratic incumbent, Representative Adam Smith for Washington's 9th District. 

Friday, August 03, 2018

Jason Rittereiser, Candidate for Washington's 8th District

I was born and raised in Ellensburg. My dad was a police chief and my mom started the Children’s Museum while raising my brother and me. I graduated from Ellensburg High School and am a proud Ellensburg Bulldog. Growing up in a small town, I learned the difference between right and wrong. I also learned the value of hard work. My first job was on a hay farm in the Kittitas Valley. I drove a swather and bucked hay to pay for college at the University of Washington and then law school in Chicago. I started my career as a prosecutor for King County, where I worked every day to protect our community and hold criminals accountable. Now, as a lawyer, I fight for employees who have been cheated by big corporations. I have represented grocery workers, hotel employees, nurses, factory workers

Jessica Trounstine, How Seattle Creates Segregation and Polarization

Seattle's active civic engagement has a downside -- a segregated city that self-perpetuates inequality and exacerbates the crisis of affordable housing. In her most recent research, Professor Jessica Trounstine details how everyday concerned citizens, along with restrictive land use policies act as systemic racial barriers. You can read more in her paper, "The Geography of Inequality: How Land Use Regulation Produces Segregation and Polarization." Trounstine's book, "Segregation by Design" is scheduled to be published this October.

Kim Schrier, Candidate for Washington's 8th District

I have spent my career listening to and helping solve problems with thousands of patients and their families across the 8th District, and I will bring that same dedication and understanding to my work as your representative in Congress. I am a pediatrician, a wife, and a mom with deep roots in the 8th District. I’ve built a pediatrics practice here over the past 16 years, taking care of thousands of children and their families from all over the region. Our son goes to our local public school, which we strongly support with our time, energy and advocacy. I love my job and my patients, and never thought I would do anything else. But the last election and the utter failure of this Congress to provide checks and balances, or to work together on just about anything has compelled me to ste

Shannon Hader, Candidate for Washington's 8th District

Shannon is the 5th generation in her family to call this region home. Born and raised locally, Shannon wanted the skills and opportunity to make a difference. She found them as a doctor combating deadly diseases. Now she’s ready to make a difference for the home that launched her success. Shannon grew up on her great grandfather’s farm land in Auburn. Her father is a Navy Veteran who served as an aircraft mechanic. Later, he spent his professional career as a Boeing employee. Her mother taught dance, fitness and arts at community and senior centers, where she still volunteers. Growing up, Shannon and her siblings learned to work hard, take care of the people around them and try to make the world a better place. Shannon graduated from Auburn High School and went on to Stanford U

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Daron Morris, Candidate for King County Prosecutor

Daron Morris is an NYU Law School Graduate and career public defender, who has seen how the criminal justice system functions from the inside. He wants to take the helm at the King County Prosecutor's office to rectify a culture he believes is not serving justice -- or the community.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Congressman Denny Heck, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

What should we make of the President's jaw-dropping interactions with President Putin in Helsinki? As a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Congressman Denny Heck shares his views. Plus -- the New Democratic Coalition's Housing Task Force has released a report on the crisis of affordable housing in the US. Rep. Heck co-chairs that task force, and shares his diagnosis for solving housing affordability and homelessness.