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.

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Marijuana

PM Bellingham 6/30/14

Whatcom County Fire District 7 Chief Gary Russell talks about the new county-wide Emergency Medical Service plan, two prospective owners of a recreational marijuana shop in Bellingham say they’re prepared to open on July 8th, and a local restaurant is selling a special beer to help find a cure for lung cancer.

orca

PM Bellingham 6/27/14

KGMI’s Joe Teehan talks with the author of a book on the fight to end Orca hunting, KGMI’s Crystal King talks with the author of a book about human trafficking in the U.S., and ABC warns us about an online summer vacation scam.

increase graph

PM Bellingham 6/26/14

Local economist Hart Hodges offers his modest outlook for Whatcom County’s economy, the State Employment Security Dept. says wages in Washington grew last year, and the owner of 12th Street Shoes tells us about Girls Night Out Fairhaven benefiting the St. Joseph’s Cancer Research Center.

refuse service

PM Bellingham 6/25/14

A local family is doing something charitable every month to memorialize their daughter, the WA Health Dept. explains why our state has high rates of skin cancer, and Consumer Expert Herb Weisbaum talks about the surprising results of a customer service survey.

helicoptor

PM Bellingham 6/24/14

A helicopter crew member talks about rescuing one lucky hiker in the North Cascades, an expert breaks down Whatcom County’s unemployment numbers for May, and local libraries are offering free Microsoft computer courses online.

bellingham fire

PM Bellingham 6/23/14

Bellingham police explain a bizarre fire investigation at a local apartment complex, a couple of former NFL players rescue a man and two kids from the Nooksack River, and the American Cancer Society says the 2014 North Whatcom Relay For Life was a big success.

relay luminaries

PM Bellingham 6/20/14

KGMI’s Tracy Ellis and Dillon Honcoop are at the NW Wash. Fairgrounds for the North Whatcom Relay for Life, a local company defends itself against a controversial environmental report, ABC looks into a wedding scam that cost couples thousands of dollars.

dirty water

PM Bellingham 6/19/14

A controversial environmental group is accusing polluters of using state waterways as dumping grounds, KGMI’s Tracy Ellis talks with a cancer survivor ahead of the North Whatcom Relay for Life this weekend, and KAFE’s Scotty VanDryver tells us how Relay for Life works.

female doctor

PM Bellingham 6/18/14

A local doctor plans to tell the FDA to ban a surgical tool used for a common gynecological procedure, the Washington Redskins lose the rights to their trademark, and ABC reports on a doctor suspected of killing his fifth wife.

impaired driver

PM Bellingham 6/17/14

The Wash. Traffic Safety Commission tells us about a roadside marijuana survey in Whatcom County this weekend, the State Health Dept. is testing mosquitoes for West Nile Virus, and two celebrity mixologists are training bartenders in Bellingham.

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in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

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These celebrities will celebrate their birthdays on Labor Day.

in Local Sports

Kasey Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

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Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

in Local Sports

Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

Fred Couples walks up to the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

in Local Sports

FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start.

Amy Rodriguez scored twice as FC Kansas City won the National Women's Soccer League title with a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium on Sunday.

in Sports

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

Basketball

Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.