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Veteran Discrimination and Why Do We Need Summer Vacation?

Ross Reynolds
06/10/2009 at 1:00 p.m.

Cash for Clunkers

Congress just passed the "Cash for Clunkers" law. It gives new car buyers up to $4,500 for trading in their old gas guzzler. Is it really good for the environment? We'll ask Representative Jay Inslee.

Torture Photos

Journalist Glenn Greenwald discusses the battle over transparency and torture photos in DC.

Rubber Fish

PETA has requested that next month's Veterinarian Convention either forgo a fish throwing presentation by Pike Place Fish or use rubber fish. We talk to a fish thrower.

Discrimination Against Vets

City Council member Nick Licata thinks veterans face discrimination in Seattle. He wants veterans to be protected under the city's anti–discrimination law. Have you seen vets face discrimination in Seattle or beyond?  What's been your experience as a vet or a civilian?

The Case Against Summer Vacation

Obama's stimulus package offers incentives to shorten the long summer vacation for kids. Why? What is the value of the long summer vacation? Should it be shorter? We'll take your calls.


Jay Inslee is the congressional representative for Northern Seattle.

Glenn Greenwald writes for He is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books.

Justin Hall is the owner of Pike Place Fish.

Nick Licata is a member of the Seattle City Council.

Conor Clarke is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly.

State Representative Ross Hunter is a member of the Education Appropriations committee.

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