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A Conversation With Music Legend Dr. John

Dr. John
Flickr photo/Jazz Fest Wien Team

Dr. John has been in the right place and the wrong place but it's always the right time for his music. The multiple Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been playing music since he was a teenager. His most recent album, "Locked Down," was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and has him playing a Farfisa organ while he sings of revolution, the scourge of crack and the goodness of god. We talk with Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, ahead of his shows at Seattle's Jazz Alley.

Also this hour: residents of Mercer Island and Bellevue have turned up at public hearings this week to overwhelmingly oppose a plan to toll the I-90 bridge across Lake Washington. We'll talk tolls with WSDOT's Craig Stone and former state Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald. Katy Sewall talks with artistic director Terry Edward Moore about A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at ACT Theatre, a play about raising a child with special needs and what happens when all that “parental togetherness” collapses. Plus, we get a weekend weather forecast from state climatologist Nick Bond.