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spy exhibit at pacific science center
Meet H. Keith Melton, the international spy authority whose collection comprises the heart of "SPY: The Secret World of Espionage," the first-ever public exhibition of artifacts from the collections of the CIA and the FBI.
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ReScene: rattlesnake lake
A stroll to Rattlesnake Lake reveals the story of
Moncton, a town that once thrived upon its shores.
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doolittle raider
Lt. Col (Ret, USAF) Edward Saylor of Enumclaw is one of the last living survivors of the 1942 Doolittle Raid, America's first post-Pearl Harbor attack on the Japanese Homeland.
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ReScene: poulsbo church
Experience the changes of a place over time on a visit to a church in Poulsbo, Washington.
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harpsichord at 600
Clinton Smith, conductor of Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers, demonstrates the unique, versatile and little-understood harpsichord, which was invented 600 years ago.
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expo '74
Seattle's "Mossback" columnist Knute Berger and former Washington governor Daniel J. Evans look back at the little world's fair that could — Spokane's environmentally themed Expo '74.
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ReScene: suquamish totem
An old picture of a totem pole leads us to Suquamish, a quiet reservation by the sound steeped in Native history.
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charles royer and the future of the waterfront
Molly Spurgeon takes a rainy walk under the Alaskan Way Viaduct with former Seattle mayor Charley Royer, to hear about how the waterfront is about to be transformed.
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smith tower going on 100
Smith Tower celebrates its 100th birthday this year. PIE tours the legendary building and explores rare photos documenting its construction that were recently donated to the University of Washington.
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ReScene: poulsbo
Explore the sights and meet the friendly locals of Poulsbo, Washington's Norwegian inspired seaside town.
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ark lodge cinemas
Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle's Columbia City is a locally-owned movie house situated in a former Masons lodge. Molly speaks with owner David McRae about the challenges of operating a movie house.
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the organ experience
Check out the pipes of The Paramount Theatre's mighty Wurlitzer organ, one of the last three remaining organs of its kind to reside in its original environment. Here it played played as it was originally intended on Silent Movie Mondays at the Paramount.
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ReScene: ballard
Ballard has changed, and plenty Seattle's Norwegians and Swedes will tell you so. A quick look at the ever-changing Market Street in Ballard.
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friends of the GAR
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery -- a little known plot of ground in Seattle's densely populated Capitol Hill, holds the remains of some 500 area Civil War soldiers and family.
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ReScene: 3rd and pike
Travel by bus to one of the busiest corners of downtown Seattle to revisit the site of the former Woolworths department store.
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former seattle mayor wes uhlman
Molly sits down at Greenlake's Forza Coffee to speak with former Seattle mayor Wes Uhlman about rebooting and reinventing. He's the mayor who had to govern a city when 39,000 Boeing workers were suddenly laid off.
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film: shedding
"Shedding" is a clever play on the history of industrialization by Stefano Marrone, a 2013 graduate of the Vancouver Film School.
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gasworks park
Architect Richard Haag changed landscaping forever by turning an old industrial site into a vibrant city park, and using some of the existing structures as totems. (This segment originally appeared in KCTS 9's "History Making" special.)
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seattle on the small screen
Sixty-five years ago, a new form of storytelling was born in Seattle, when local station KRSC (later KING) broadcast the first local telecast -- a high school football game between West Seattle and Wenatchee. PIE producer Feliks Banel talks with local TV legend Del Loder about the early days of television in the Northwest.
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the 493
The AFM Seattle Negro Musicians Union local 493was the union that black musicians formed when they were denied membership in Local 76. Seattle bassist Evan Flory-Barnes narrates a brief history of "the 493."
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ReScene: greenwood
Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood then and now.
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canoe journey
Tribes from all over Puget Sound and British Columbia take part in an annual canoe journey, paddling hundreds of miles to recreate the daily lives of their ancestors. It’s an arduous adventure that celebrates tradition and strengthens culture.
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the sound of suspense
Meet musicians Nova Karina Devonie and David Miles Keenan who were comissioned by SIFF in 2013 to score "The Pleasure Garden," one of Alfred Hitchcock's lesser-known silent films.
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ReScene: la cantina
Visit the street corner in Seattle's South Park where the infamous La Cantina Tavern operated after Prohibition ended. If walls could talk…
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pike market ghosts
Look beyond the tourists and fresh fish, and you've got one of the spookiest places in Seattle. We learn why on the Pike Place Market Ghost Tour.
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ReScene: beacon hill firehouse
A picture of an old fire station leads to a journey to the top of Jefferson Park and a restored and thriving corner of Beacon Hill, Seattle.
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bike polo, born in the 206
Beef up that bike, add a mallet and find a hard court and you have a Seattle-born sport that spread worldwide. We go inside the fence as players mash it up and tell us that bike polo is a sport that anyone on a bike can learn.
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ReScene: capitol hill
The show producers bike through the colorful streets of Capitol Hill to recreate a neighborhood scene from a 1930s photograph.
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aboard the shuttle
Before any astronaut could fly on the space shuttle, they had to train on the FFT — the Full Fuselage Space Shuttle Trainer, now located at the Museum of Flight and open to non-astronaut visitors. [Museum of Flight]
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you're speaking shakespeare
Vancouver BC's Bard on the Beach Artistic Director Christopher Gaze delivers his witty monologue showing how we all are quoting Shakespeare every day without knowing it.
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ReScene: stewart & boren
PIE explorers learn what's replaced the ramshackle church in an old photo taken where Seattle's Denny Regrade meets South Lake Union and Capitol Hill. [More about this church.]
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digging in the dirt
Burke curator Laura Phillips shows us archaeological treasures unearthed in downtown Seattle.
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on the road(show)
What’s it like when Antiques Roadshow comes to town? Come along behind the scenes with a local man who brought his collectibles for appraisal when the Roadshow visited Seattle.
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bad to the bone
Curator Ron Eng uncovers the Burke's incredible fossil collection, from dinosaur bones, to one million-year-old salmon, to previously undiscovered species of northwest whales.
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syttende mai
Every year, Ballard explodes in a colorful parade and festival, as Norweigians celebrate Syttende Mai – their Constitution Day (signaling their independence from those no good Swedes!). We preview the upcoming parade.
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cinco de mayo
It has become a holiday associated with partying, but the real Cinco de Mayo is a remembrance of an important battle between Mexico and France. The Mexican Consul joins us in the PIE studio to share the real meaning of the 5th of May.
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lucky kitty
A visit to the new Bellevue Arts Museum exhibit shows how maneki neko cats became an icon of good fortune.
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ReScene : 7th and olive
Tracking down the site of a former grand old music hall at 7th and Olive in Seattle's Denny Triangle.
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uw mystery films
Skiiers take a cut-out girl on a date! A one-armed man parachutes off Smith Tower! Can you help solve the mystery of who shot these mysterious films? Curators from the Special Collection Dapartment of the University of Washington want your help.
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wandering: denny regrade
PIE explorers learn what's replaced the ramshackle church in an old photo taken where Seattle's Denny Regrade meets South Lake Union and Capitol Hill. [More about this church. ]
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ken burns on ken burns
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviews himself about film, his fixation on the past and his iconic hairstyle. [ Read more about Ken Burns ]
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photo 51
The woman scientist who discovered the shape of DNA never got the credit. Learn her story in a new play at Seattle Repertory Theatre. [ Visit the Seattle Rep. ]
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spy exhibit at pacific science center
2.19.5
spy exhibit at pacific science center
ReScene:  rattlesnake lake
2.19.4
ReScene: rattlesnake lake
doolittle raider
2.18.2
doolittle raider
ReScene: poulsbo church
2.17.4
ReScene: poulsbo church
harpsichord at 600
2.17.3
harpsichord at 600
expo '74
2.17.2
expo '74
ReScene: suquamish totem
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ReScene: suquamish totem
charles royer and the future of the waterfront
2.16.2
charles royer and the future of the waterfront
smith tower going on 100
2.15.2
smith tower going on 100
ReScene:  poulsbo
2.14.4
ReScene: poulsbo
ark lodge cinemas
2.13.6
ark lodge cinemas
the organ experience
2.11.6
the organ experience
ReScene: ballard
2.11.4
ReScene: ballard
friends of the GAR
2.11.3
friends of the GAR
ReScene:  3rd and pike
2.9.4
ReScene: 3rd and pike
former seattle mayor wes uhlman
2.9.2
former seattle mayor wes uhlman
film: shedding
2.8.5
film: shedding
gasworks park
2.8.4
gasworks park
seattle on the small screen
2.7.5
seattle on the small screen
the 493
2.6.5
the 493
ReScene: greenwood
2.6.4
ReScene: greenwood
canoe journey
2.6.2
canoe journey
the sound of suspense
2.5.4
the sound of suspense
ReScene: la cantina
2.5.3
ReScene: la cantina
pike market ghosts
2.5.2
pike market ghosts
ReScene: beacon hill firehouse
2.2.5
ReScene: beacon hill firehouse
bike polo, born in the 206
2.2.2
bike polo, born in the 206
ReScene:  capitol hill
2.1.7
ReScene: capitol hill
aboard the shuttle
2.1.2
aboard the shuttle
you're speaking shakespeare
1.16.5
you're speaking shakespeare
ReScene: stewart & boren
1.3.5
ReScene: stewart & boren
digging in the dirt
1.13.7
digging in the dirt
on the road(show)
1.13.4
on the road(show)
bad to the bone
1.13.3
bad to the bone
syttende mai
1.10.2
syttende mai
cinco de mayo
1.10.4
cinco de mayo
lucky kitty
1.6.2
lucky kitty
ReScene : 7th and olive
1.5.5
ReScene : 7th and olive
uw mystery films
1.3.2
uw mystery films
wandering: denny regrade
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wandering: denny regrade
ken burns on ken burns
1.1.3
ken burns on ken burns
photo 51
1.1.2
photo 51

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your host


Bill Radke is the sort of person who has an entry on Wikipedia, but he's not the sort of person who makes a big deal out of it.

He is a familiar voice to the Northwest radio audience for his work at local stations KUOW and KIRO-FM. National radio audiences last encountered Bill's uniquely off-center take during his time hosting Marketplace Morning Report. Previously he co-hosted Weekend America and created the topical satire show Rewind.

In addition to his work in radio, Bill is a stand-up comic and took first place in the 1992 Seattle International Comedy Festival. He wrote essays to accompany photographs for the book "Seattle" and produced a series of podcasts, which sounds like something to do with fishing, but isn't.