Podcasts: PM Bellingham

PM Bellingham

PM Bellingham

Monday – Friday from 5 – 6pm
Tracy Ellis and Alex Gray bring you compelling local news, talk and interviews.

Send Tracy your topics and sound-off on an issue.

coal train

PM Bellingham 3/4/14

A new study shows the real dangers coal trains would pose for Whatcom County, Radio Real Estate host Mike Kent explains why local home prices are up, and ABC talks about a new drug sweeping the nation that’s legal in some states.

olympia

PM Bellingham 3/3/14

The Washington Tourism Alliance explains a new bill that would study new ways for the state to spend on tourism, ABC explains why Jennifer Lawrence is so popular, and two local women are working to keep the Whatcom County Women’s division of the Ski To Sea Race alive.

snow on plant

PM Bellingham 2/28/14

Meteorologist Larry Rice talks about the possibility of more snow coming to Whatcom County, it’s time for high school basketball playoffs, and a former DEA chief talks about Washington’s legalization of pot.

homeless man

PM Bellingham 2/27/14

The director of the Whatcom Homeless Service Center talks about local and statewide efforts to combat homelessness, Bellingham Police are looking for tips about a shooting in the Sunnyland neighborhood, and an organizer tells us what to expect at this weekend’s Whatcom County Home and Garden Show.

food bank

PM Bellingham 2/26/14

Local food banks see a rise in demand after Congress cut Food Stamps, the ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum says more banks are willing to refinance your student loans, and “Son of God” comes to a theater near you.

blood donation

PM Bellingham 2/25/14

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies find a collection of stolen antique guns, BioLife Plasma Services is opening a new blood donation center in Bellingham, and ABC talks with Best Director-nominee Martin Scorsese about “Wolf of Wall Street.”

Photo from Duane DeWaard. Nooksack Sat. a.m. pushing 9 inches of snow

PM Bellingham 2/24/14

KGMI’s Dillon Honcoop describes the snow affecting North Whatcom County, the Port of Bellingham gives an update as work on the airport ends and work on the waterfront begins, and a Western Washington University professor tells us about her new book.

helicopter-spraying

PM Bellingham 2/21/14

The Bellingham City Council will vote on a resolution fighting for veterans affected by Agent Orange, a famous author is coming to the Bellingham Public Library, and there’s still spots available for the 10th annual Free Dental Exam and Sealant Day.

olympic ski

PM Bellingham 2/20/14

Bellingham Police are looking for the man involved in a string of voyeurism at Western Washington University Police, and Sports Director Doug Lange tells us how a Bellingham native and skier placed in the Winter Olympics.

Sunrise sortie

PM Bellingham 2/19/14

KGMI Legal Analyst and former soldier Jeffery Lustick explains why some members of the Air Force are in hot water, Washington state decreases space for marijuana growers, and satisfaction with online shopping is down.

Recent Headlines

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Today in entertainment history: March 5

martha

Remember the time Martha Stewart was convicted in federal court? That was 11 years ago!

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Washington House votes to retake tuition-setting power

College loan

The Washington House of Representatives has voted to revoke tuition-setting power it previously gave to the state's universities.

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Critics rap payday lenders’ attempt to change Washington law

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Payday lenders are pushing Washington lawmakers to change a state law that restricts high-cost loans marketed to poor people.

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Washington House passes bill to outlaw spying via drone

Photo provided by Amazon

It would become a crime to spy on people with a drone under a bill passed by the Washington House of Representatives.

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Senate OKs judicial review of mental health decisions

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Bill would allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others