Ben Cohen has moved beyond the frosty foundations of an ice cream empire into the realm of political activism. The scoop du jour cause he supports? Getting big money and corporate influence out of politics. He discusses with Dave Ross how to give back democracy to the people.
Historian Alan Taylor's new book, "American Revolutions" takes us back to the founding of our country and examines the oft-glorified origin story that is written into our history books. As it turns out, our Founding Fathers didn't have all the answers, weren't patriotically united in purpose, and had motivations for revolution that were not entirely altruistic. Dave Ross delves into the true the origin story of our nation with the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian.
Chris Hadfield says he started training to be an astronaut at age 9. It only makes sense that his latest book is for kids. "The Darkest Dark" is available now, and Hadfield will appear at Seattle's Town Hall September 13th at 7:30
SB Nation writer Louis Bien tells us about the NFL's addiction to Toradol, a non-addictive painkiller.
Mara Revkin is a Fellow with the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School and Ph.D. student at Yale University. In conjunction with Syrian journalist Ahmed Mhidi and based on interviews with ISIS fighters, she has found the radical Islamic terrorist organization has a definite preference of candidates in the US presidential election. She joins Dave Ross to discuss her findings and why ISIS strongly favors Donald Trump.
Time Magazine Asia correspondent Rishi Iyengar reports on Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and his war on drugs which has led to the killings, many extrajudicially, of over 2000 citizens, most of whom are the "poorest of the poor" drug user.
As Seattle's Mayor and City Council work to find a solution to the homeless crisis, we turn to Albuquerque for an idea. Mayor Richard Berry tells us about the "There's a Better Way" program, giving the homeless temporary jobs beautifying the city
Your body is an ecosystem. You are teeming with trillions of microbes, right now. Ed Yong discusses their importance in his book, I Contain Multitudes. Yong appears at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle on Friday, September 9th
Professor Richard Rosenfeld is a criminologist who has studied the supposed "Ferguson Effect," a term coined to explain the spiraling violence in big cities with large minority populations. Does it stem from de-policing? Can it be attributed to minority communities' plummeting trust in police, perhaps due to the Black Lives Matter movement? Does it exist at all? Dave Ross wades through the full range of issues and the latest data on the matter with Professor Rosenfeld.