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The Record: Monday, April 30, 2018


Seattle’s 2015 property tax levy was the biggest the city has ever asked for. And it turns out that even for a billion dollars, you can’t always get what you want. Seattle Times reporter David Gutman explains why not, and mayor Jenny Durkan tells us what we can hope for instead.

Did you watch Moana and get inspired by the adventurous scenes of trans-ocean navigation? Seattle nurse Shannon Dean had never sailed on the ocean before, but decided to sail around the world anyway. Among other things, she tells Bill Radke, the invention of GPS is a nice backstop for when you don’t know the way.

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo’s career as a musician began at six years old, singing into the dark. But with her new cover of the Talking Heads’ classic album, she’s asking us all to ‘Remain in Light.’