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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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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 28, 2017

Seattle's Fair Chance Housing Legislation would bar landlords from looking at a tenant's criminal history on rental applications. The bill is being floated -- and expected to pass -- in order to address the needs of the 30% of King County residents with a criminal record who have a hard time finding a place to stay. Nick Straley from Columbia Legal Services supports the bill and Sean Martin from the Rental Housing Association of Washington opposes. They square off and make their cases with Dave Ross moderating. 

Jul 24, 2017

The beauty of the Pacific Northwest can be experienced in no greater measure than through exploration of the backwoods, mountains, and wild places so close to our backyards. And yet, exploring those areas of unfiltered beauty can also expose us to extreme risk. That's where Bree Loewen comes in with Seattle Mountain Rescue, literally ready to swoop and traverse in to save those who have lost their way. She's written a book about her experience with Seattle Mountain Rescue titled, "Found." Find for yourself her stories and wisdom from the paths-less-traveled, and what it takes to rescue those who find themselves on the edge of civilization, with no one else to call on for help. She is an inspiring voice and a trusty guide into a world many of us venture into, and all hope to never require her services in...

Jul 24, 2017

Washington State is moving in a new direction: tasking services for youth, children and families under the umbrella of a new agency: DCYF. Ross Hunter, formerly of the State legislature and the director of the Department of Early Learning, has been tapped to lead the brand-new agency. Listen in as he discusses how the new agency will plan to develop a framework from children in Washington that will create equal opportunity -- and a minimum of currently wasted social/fiscal costs -- by addressing the problems at-risk youth currently face

Jul 20, 2017

Up to 50 suspects have been engaged in widespread car prowls all over the Eastside, Seattle, and even into Kitsap County. Captain Marcia Harnden commands the special operations team at Bellevue PD and shares the story of what they're doing to take them all down.

Jul 19, 2017

In conversations about societal equity and criminal justice reform, there is likely no more egregious example of legal privilege than the near-immunity afforded to corporate executives. So why are executives seemingly exempt from prosecution, even when they commit clear acts of fraud or malfeasance? Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jesse Eisinger gives a blistering account of corporate greed and impunity, and the reckless, often anemic response from the Department of Justice.

Jul 18, 2017

Dr. Kendi is a prior guest and one of the foremost minds on the issue of race relations in America. He is the author of, "Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America." If you missed that episode, you missed one of Dave's best interviews. Go back. Listen. You won't be disappointed. In this interview, Dr. Kendi and Dave Ross discuss how to move the ball forward in solving racial inequities and racism.

Jul 17, 2017

Could Seattle's newest progressive social policy entail giving every infant a bond of up to $50K that would mature when they reach 18? Professor Darrick Hamilton of the New School makes the case for why the wealth gap can only be bridged through universal bonds -- given at birth.

Jul 12, 2017

Seattle's new income tax has a lot of people nervous. That includes people who won't be paying the tax. John Burbank, Executive Director of the Economic Opportunity Institute, addresses concerns about privacy, property, loopholes, legality, and the inevitable creep of the income tax to other Washington cities

Jul 3, 2017

The Trump administration is currently engaged in rolling back enforcement of civil rights laws, and every American should be concerned. Sounding the alarm is Vanita Gupta. Gupta is currently the President/CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. She was formerly the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and acting head of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice until January 20, 2017, appointed by the Obama administration. Prior, she was a civil rights lawyer and the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, where she oversaw the ACLU's national criminal justice reform efforts.

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