Podcasts: PM Bellingham

PM Bellingham

PM Bellingham

Weekday afternoons from 5 – 6pm
Tracy Ellis and Peter Wagner bring you the latest news and the most compelling interviews of the day with the people behind the stories.

Have an idea for a story we should tell? Email Peter or Tracy or follow them on Twitter!

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LISTEN: Why Whatcom County should host the 2024 Summer Olympics

With Boston out of the picture for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, we thought now would be the moment to pitch Whatcom County


PM Bellingham for 7/27/15

We had a bit of rain over the weekend, but it wasn’t enough to wash away fire fears, a Bellingham man is airlifted out of the North Cascades, and we have a bunch of reasons Bellingham should host the 2024 Summer Olympics (now that Boston bowed out)

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PM Bellingham for 7/17/15

A truck carrying hay bursts into flames just south of Bellingham, and Customs and Border Protection responds to claims they’ve used dubious methods to question an attorney at the border.

Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, MT, stand next to their small plane in this undated photo.

PM Bellingham for 7/16/15

TOP STORIES: The coroner says the step-grandparents of the 16-year-old who survived a small plane crash in the Cascades didn’t suffer long, there’s a major ruling for workers at Sakuma Brothers Farms, and a prison inmate who hid a murder victim may have stomped another inmate to death

Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, MT, stand next to their small plane in this undated photo.

PM Bellingham for 7/13/15

The 16-year-old Sehome High Student on a plane that never made it to Lynden emerges from the woods alive, we talk with the Civil Air Patrol about the search efforts and how they’re working to locate the plane and the two other occupants.

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PM Bellingham for 7/7/15

Most of the fires burning in Whatcom County over the weekend are out, a beanbag and a taser stopped a man throwing a knife at a Bellingham fast food restaurant, and the end of ownership is foretold by an International Business Times reporter

Stewart Mountain Fire is now 50% contained

PM Bellingham for 7/6/15

A wildfire burns near Lake Whatcom, we have an update. And smokey skies are expected to stick around through the week.


PM Bellingham for 7/1/15

Fires continue to burn in Eastern Washington, as the Whatcom County Executive asks people not to use personal fireworks, Disney banks the selfie stick, we find out what President Obama has on his iPod, and IBT’s Monica Castillo runs down some of the big blockbusters set to premier this month.


PM Bellingham for 6/29/15

A massive wildfire continues to burn in Wenatchee, and we hear from a friend of the show on the ground near the fires, hospital employees have access to plenty of drugs, but what happens when they start to sneak them? A Newsweek reporter breaks it down, plus: CNN mistakes an…adult themed flag for an ISIS flag.

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PM Bellingham for 6/24/15

A shooting in Everson sends one man to the hospital, we hear from Bellingham’s mayor and a county councilman after a vote to move forward on the jail without the city, and we talk “sustainable travel” with IBT writer Ismat Mangla.

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