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The Record: Wednesday, April 25, 2018


The president’s so-called Muslim travel ban is looking likely to win at the Supreme Court. This morning, crucial swing justices signaled agreement with the right of executive power to ban people from certain countries. Lisa Marshall Manheim, associate professor of law at the University of Washington, explains.

Reports of sexual misconduct on King County Metro are on the rise. Is it a product of increased ridership, the #metoo movement, or simply a county campaign encouraging people to come forward? Jessica Lee at the Seattle Times has reported on the story, and we also hear from an anonymous KUOW listener about her own experience of harassment.

To infinity – and beyond! No mention of commercial flight in there, but the author of the book “The Space Barons” takes a look at the exclusive community of private space entrepreneurs: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and others hoping to buy their way to the stars.

It’s hot! Or what passes for a heatwave in Seattle (temperatures above 60). We talk to two guests who’d like to remind you not to get it twisted: KOMO meteorologist Scott Sistek says the rain will return on Friday. And if you do decide to brave the trails this week, Fitz Cahall of the outdoor podcast Dirtbag Diaries has some advice for you.