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.

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PM Bellingham 1/16/15

Bills in the legislature would make polluters pay for their pollution, the Supreme Court will decide if same-sex couples can marry, and we hear from our beer aficionado on our Beer of the Week.

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Pm Bellingham 1/15/15

Gun rights activists gather at the state capitol in protest, Congressman Rick Larsen is hoping to bring more manufacturing jobs to our county, and our Wine of the Week.

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PM Bellingham 1/14/15

Fears of bird flu have the border shut down for poultry – which is hurting a local business, the judge will not delay the Colorado movie theater shooter’s trial again, and a new proposal in the legislature to ax free meals for lawmakers.

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PM Bellingham 1/12/15

A man arrested in Bellingham is accused of stealing cars, a Lynden farm consultant says the idea that farmers would need to get a license to spread manure is up for discussion in Olympia, and Paris held an anti-terror march – but the U-S wasn’t there.

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PM Bellingham 1/9/15

Tracy broadcasts live from our Blue Friday Rally at the San Juan Airlines hangar, a Bellingham man is arrested for trying to run down an officer, and police learning more about the terrorists that attacked the French satirical newspaper.

A fan holds a sign honoring Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who is known as "Beast Mode," for his aggressive running style, during an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle.

PM Bellingham 1/8/15

Two men are charged with smuggling people across the border near Lynden, outdoorsy stuff brings in a lot of money for Washington and Whatcom County, and a Seahawks uber fan from Ferndale makes it onto The Price is Right.

FILE -- In this March 26, 2013 file photo, Republican state Sen. Doug Ericksen, left, and Democratic state Sen. Kevin Ranker listen to testimony from a climate change skeptic at a hearing in Olympia, Wash. Flush with cash from California billionaire Tom Steyer, a Washington state environmental group is backing candidates this November who they think can help Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee pass ambitious climate change legislation. The Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund has given about $345,000 to a newly formed group that has started running negative ads to unseat Ericksen, who has been a vocal critic of some Inslee ideas to curb carbon pollution.

PM Bellingham 1/7/15

State senator Doug Ericksen of Ferndale wants to change some rules on raising taxes, the President pledges U-S support to France after a mass shooting, and you can turn your old electronics in for cash online – but not all sites follow through and consumers are angry.

education

PM Bellingham 1/6/15

Education is at the forefront of most people’s minds heading into the new legislative session, Washington is aiming to get the medical and recreational pot industries working in harmony, and the city of Fairhaven wants to know what you think of its parking.

prison

PM Bellingham 1/5/15

A Bellingham man gets prison time for stealing from elderly clients, we talk with a meteorologist about what mother nature has in store for our area, and jury selection begins for the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

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PM Bellingham 1/2/15

Tracy broadcasts live from The Cigar Lounge at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, Washington has a bad year for workplace deaths, and for people wanting to visit Canada – it may be cheaper to do so.

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Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

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Biologist: baby whale looks healthy

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Travis Kvapil’s NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race

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NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil uses a cell phone in the garage at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta.

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Former Mariner Bret Boone is writing a memoir

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**FILE** Seattle Mariners' Bret Boone throws his bat after hitting a double against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning on Monday, April 14, 2003. It was announced Sunday, July 3, 2005, that Boone was cut by the Mariners after a half-season of struggles at the plate.

Former Mariners Bret Boone figures the best way to tell a baseball story is through his own family.

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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86

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FILE - In this April 1955 file photo, Fort Wayne's Mel Hutchins (9) and Syracuse's Earl Lloyd (11) reach for the ball during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games.

The Associated Press Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd’s alma mater,…

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Vanderbilt AD says Stallings’ outburst handled internally

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Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings yells to his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams says coach Kevin Stallings' outburst after the Commodores' win at Tennessee was "unfortunate" and he will handle the issue internally.