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KIRO Nights with Zak Burns

Zak Burns covers the world, but knows that your world starts in Western Washington. His search for new ideas, technologies, and voices make for a refreshing and comprehensive wrap to the day's news.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 - Hour 1

7 PM: A new bill would allow Washington HS’s to administer naloxone if a student overdoes, Olympia is on a National Geographic list of up and coming cities to visit, a New York Times list says Cincinnati is a more desirable destination than Seattle, Rachelle Belle stops by to talk about waterbeds making a comeback.

January 16, 2018 - Hour 2

8 PM: Aziz Ansari is the first celebrity accused of sexual assault to have a lot of women come to his defense, the silver screen returns to Saudi Arabia with the Emoji Movie, Logan Paul is asking for a second chance, Drew’s comedy special reaches half a million views.

January 16, 2018 - Hour 3

9 PM: Todd Herman stops by to find common ground, Rachelle Belle stops by to talk about waterbeds making a comeback, and this week on Golden Age Zak will be talking about The Office.​

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018 - Hour 1

7 PM: MLK day marches are held around the country, Drew and Gee talk about what MLK meant to them growing up, Hawaiians’ react to the weekend’s missile alert scare, The Vikings advance on a Minnesota Miracle as Stefon Diggs catches a 60 yard touchdown as time expires, long time PAC play-by-play broadcaster Keith Jackson passes away.

January 15, 2018 - Hour 2

  8 PM: Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault allegations, Gee talks about talking to his son’s about the new age of sexual assault, The Seahawks hire new offensive and defensive coordinators, Gee says parents should be held responsible for overweight children.

January 15, 2018 - Hour 3

  9 PM: Jay Inslee pushes for more gun control, Gee says he’s a responsible gun owner, Drew wonders what the need for guns is, Drew calls out the flat earthers’, Drew reads listener texts.

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 - Hour 1

7 PM: WSDOT knew they were endangering people by running the train without positive train track control, Drew and Gee talk race on the heels of Trump’s comment, Seal accuses Oprah of knowing about Winestein, Gee has a problem with Seal’s comments.

January 12, 2018 - Hour 2

  8 PM: Rental prices are dropping for the first time in years, a 20 year-old won 450 million in the lottery, Eric Clapton says he’s going deaf, Drew and Gee talk about their love of cue tips, teens are eating laundry pads as part of a new fad.

January 12, 2018 - Hour 3

  9 PM: Maintaining I5 through 2040 will be really expensive, Drew talks about tracking his wife, Gee thinks that’s crazy but the listeners side with Drew, even though weed is legal in California now Coachella still won’t be allowing it at their festival, Richard Sherman says his kids will play football, some airlines are considering putting in chairs that don’t recline.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018 - Hour 1

7 PM: Gee talks about growing up as a son of a cop, as a kid he thought his father was immortal until a co-worker was killed on duty, Trump says we don’t want people from third world countries, a comedian compares Trump to a horse loose in a hospital, 710ESPN's Taylor Jacobs stops by to talk professional gaming, airlines are considering removing reclining seats.

January 11, 2018 - Hour 2

  8 PM: This week on the Golden Age of television Drew and Zak talk about Westworld, The Seahawks are making coaching changes this offseason, the Hawks will play the Raiders in London next season, Gee says he’s going.  

January 11, 2018 - Hour 3

9 PM: Lawmakers are considering car-tab payment plans, Drew and Gee say they always prefer payments, Walmart employees are getting nice bonuses, 710ESPN’s Taylor Jacobs stops by to talk professional gaming, Drew wishes he was at the Consumer Electronics Show, Toyota tops the list of cars people keep for 15 years.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 - Hour 1

7 PM: More details emerge on how Daniel McCartney was killed on duty, Zak wishes we highlighted police heroism on a regular basis, Rachelle Belle stops by to talk about the oldest living thing in Seattle, Zak reads listener texts.

January 10, 2018 - Hour 2

  8 PM: James Franco is back in hot water for hitting on a 17 year old in 2014, David Letterman is making a return to TV, Jay Leno says late night TV has gotten depressing, Drew Barth stops by to talk about the Ambassador to the Netherlands who’s been caught lying about the Dutch, almost half of gen Xers don’t think they’ll be able to afford retirement.

January 10, 2018 - Hour 3

  9 PM: Danny O’Neil of 710ESPN stops by to talk about the Seahawks firing Darrell Bevell and Tom Cable, Rachelle Belle stops by to talk about the oldest living thing in Seattle, Zak will be in for Tom and Curley the rest of the week.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

January 9, 2018 - Hour 1

7 PM: State rep Dave Hayes proposes a new approach to combat the opiate crisis, Zak searches for good news in our fight vs opiates, Rachelle Belle stops by to talk about celebrities that wear the same outfit every day, Zak reads listener texts about the opiate crisis.

January 9, 2018 - Hour 2

  8 PM: Jeff Bezos is once again the richest man in the world, Zak ponders why Amazon employee’s are treated so poorly,  the city of Seattle is protecting employee’s that allow sexual harassment while baring those who were harassed from working for the city, Zak pushes for the list of representatives who have had sexual harassment settlements to be released, Zak asks Drew what draws people to Hooters, Producer Drew Barth’s comedy special had been released by Vidangel.

January 9, 2018 - Hour 3

9 PM: Zak talks about the best new tech at the Consumer Electronics Show, sex robots are set to push the robotics industry forward, Rachelle Belle stops by to talk about celebrities that wear the same outfit every day, Drew and Zak talk about a hotel fire started by a spider.

Monday, January 08, 2018

January 8, 2018 - Hour 1

7 PM: Seth Myers tackles sexual assault while hosting the Golden Globes, Zak says it’s important to joke about the metoo movement, Zak says Oprah is a viable presidential candidate, Zak searches hard to find someone who doesn’t like Oprah – Alex Jones isn’t a fan, listeners respond with why they don’t like Oprah, a cruise ship didn’t handle the storm very well.

January 8, 2018 - Hour 2

  8 PM: Jake Trapper and Steven Miller go at it on CNN, Trump postpones his Fake News Awards, Lena Del Ray and Radiohead are going to court over a song, the National Championship became a good game.