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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.
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Aug 30, 2016

JD Vance's book, "Hillbilly Elegy" explores from a personal perspective the oft-derided white working class that Donald Trump has tapped into. His insights into the economic struggles and political perspectives of this sector of America is especially prescient in the upcoming election. With JD Vance as his guide, Dave Ross delves into the psyche and perspective of the middle swath of white America.

Aug 26, 2016

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper has written a book called "To Protect and Serve," in which he proposes solutions for the systemic issues plaguing our nation's police departments and the conflicts they face in the communities they serve. He discusses his diagnosis of the police and his prescription for community cohesion with Dave Ross.

Aug 25, 2016

Hope Teague is an educator in the Tacoma public schools and has written a blog post in which she discusses her role as an "Interchangeable White Lady." She argues for an understanding of where educators come from and ho they are viewed by their students as a jumping off point to facilitate classroom success.

Aug 25, 2016

Buzzfeed reporter Mike Giglio has spent the last two years reporting from the front lines of the fight against ISIS. He joins us from Istanbul to discuss the U.S. role in the ground war, and how we can define success in this fight.

Aug 24, 2016

Could banning employers from asking about criminal background improve the employment possibilities of former criminals? Sonja Starr, who teaches criminal law at the University of Michigan discusses how the movement to "ban the box" has backfired for those it was meant to help the most.

Aug 23, 2016

Brian Earp is a Research Associate at the Oxford Center for Neuroethics. He discusses with Dave Ross the potential of drugs that can shape our morality.

Aug 18, 2016

Harriet Ryan of the LA Times is writing a series of investigative pieces about Purdue Pharmaceutical, the drugmaker of OxyContin.

In her investigation, she draws a direct line of accountability between Purdue and illegal abuse of OxyContin -- which has in part, led to the heroin epidemic.

She discusses the company's role in the abuse and the connection to Everett, citing that in 2010, 50-70% of the crime in Snohomish County was linked to OxyContin.

Aug 16, 2016

Michael Adams, author and professor, has studied language his entire career. In his latest book, "In Praise of Profanity", he makes the case for profane language's utility and purpose in our linguistic lives.

Aug 16, 2016

In Vice Magazine, Patrick Hruby makes the case for lifting all restrictions on doping in sports. With the Olympic games underway, Dave Ross digs into the surprisingly excellent case for doing so.

Aug 10, 2016

Max Stier is the CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, the non-partisan organization responsible for stewarding the presidential transition process. His organization is already working with the Clinton and Trump campaigns to prepare both candidates for their potential Oval Office appointment. Dave Ross discusses the details of what is involved in preparing presidential candidates for the realities of taking on the mantle of the Presidency.

Aug 8, 2016

Roger Stone is a Donald Trump surrogate and political opposition researcher, a man adept at the dark arts of politics with many years experience. Dave Ross discusses his inside perspective into Trump's personality, policies, tone, and his ability to run an effective national presidential campaign.

Aug 2, 2016

John Henry Brown is one of Washington's most famous defense attorneys, representing our state's most notorious criminals, from Ted Bundy to Colton Harris Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit." He discusses his iconic legal career and his infamous clients with Dave Ross, along with his forthcoming book, "The Devil's Defender."

Aug 2, 2016

Is your job going to disappear?

For years, we've seen a decline in manufacturing jobs, but now we're seeing automation's impact white collar jobs.

Author Martin Ford writes about this in his book, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future.

I spoke with him recently and asked him about technology's encroachment into creative spaces, the impact automation will have on our economy and if it's too late to scale back our dependence on computers and robots.

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