Seattle News, Views, and Brews

By Brian Callanan

Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

  1. 1.
    2021 Episode 28: Public Safety Spending, Fighting Black Community Displacement, Changing "Single-Family Zoning"
    24:53
  2. 2.
    2021 Episode 27: Whistleblower Protections, BIPOC Community Investments, City Charter Challenges, Election Spending
    29:52
  3. 3.
    2021 Episode 26: City Light "Rate Path," Street Parking Rate Increases, and OPA Recommendation to Fire 2 SPD Officers
    33:27
  4. 4.
    2021 Episode 25: Reopening Washington State, Mayor Won't Sign Renters' Rights Bills, Less Lethal Weapons Legislation
    31:22
  5. 5.
    2021 Episode 24: COVID Relief Finalized; Eviction Moratorium Extended; Compassion Seattle Signature Gathering Deadline
    29:54
  6. 6.
    2021 Episode 23: Speeding up Homeless Shelter Spending, New Tenant Protections Possibly Illegal, Decriminalizing Psychedelic Drugs?
    28:47
  7. 7.
    2021 Episode 22: Renters' Rights Debate Divides Council, BIPOC Investments in Progress, SPD Budget Cut Attempt Fails
    28:10
  8. 8.
    2021 Episode 21: COVID Relief Spending Plan, "Compassion Seattle" Gathering Signatures, COVID Vaccines Going Mobile
    28:35
  1. 9.
    2021 Episode 20: Small Business Assistance, Participatory Budgeting Concerns, Police Funding Debate, Candidate Filing Deadline
    26:13
  2. 10.
    2021 Episode 19: State Re-opening Plan, Participatory Budgeting Delays, Police Accountability Questions, Texting Troubles
    29:36
  3. 11.
    2021 Episode 18: Transportation Funding, Rent Control Redux, Statewide Pandemic Pause
    31:45
  4. 12.
    2021 Episode 17: COVID Phase Rollback, "Shelter Surge" for Homelessness, Ethics Issues
    33:39
  5. 13.
    2021 Episode 16: Seattle's Economic Outlook, Sawant Recall Signature Gathering, Affordable Housing Questions
    29:11
  6. 14.
    2021 Episode 15: Homeless Proposal Changes Gears, Tenant Protections, Payroll Tax Revision
    29:47
  7. 15.
    2021 Episode 14: Sawant Recall in Progress, "Compassionate Seattle" Homelessness Measure, COVID "Vax Day" Approaching
    34:42
  8. 16.
    2021 Episode 13: Renters' Rights Re-evaluation; Homelessness Hoteling, Concerning COVID Trends, and More
    28:00
  9. 17.
    2021 Episode 12: Emergency Shelter Vote, Federal Funding Questions, Delay on Free Legal Counsel Decision, and Fun With Math!
    27:07
  10. 18.
    2021 Episode 11: In-Home Business Rules, Police Budget Cut Questions, Vaccination Explanations
    29:39
  11. 19.
    2021 Episode 10: Transportation Funding, Free Legal Counsel in Evictions, Homeless Camp Sweeps
    28:49
  12. 20.
    2021 Episode 9: Homelessness Setback, At-Home Business Legislation, City Council Race Updates
    30:07
  13. 21.
    2021 Episode 8: Transit Funding Questions, Participatory Budgeting Challenges, and Police Shooting Concerns
    29:40
  14. 22.
    2021 Episode 7: Winter Weather Challenges, Black Brilliance Research Concerns, Further Cuts to SPD?
    28:55
  15. 23.
    2021 Episode 6: COVID Vaccine Ramp-up, "Harsh Words" on Police Reform, Mayoral & Council Races Heat Up
    29:43
  16. 24.
    2021 Episode 5: Tiny House Villages, Crowd Control Questions, COVID Changes
    30:28
  17. 25.
    2021 Episode 4: Grocery Worker Hazard Pay, Presidential Impact on Local Government, COVID Vaccine Rollout
    28:54
  18. 26.
    2021 Episode 3: Inauguration and Impeachment, Police Officer Arbitration Appeals, COVID Vaccine Ramp-up
    29:08
  19. 27.
    2021 Episode 2: Defending Democracy, COVID & Homelessness, Sawant Recall Decision Delay, and BLM Court Update
    32:13
  20. 28.
    2021 Episode 1: Sawant Recall Court Decision, Revising SPD's Use of Force Policies, and the Election Cycle Begins
    29:24
  21. 29.
    Episode 51: Cal Anderson Park Sweep, Co-LEAD Expansion, State Legislative Session Expectations
    31:24
  22. 30.
    Episode 50: "Poverty Defense" Perspectives, An Emerging Mayor's Race, Payroll Tax Lawsuit, and More!
    32:49
  23. 31.
    Episode 49: Police Guild Contract Battle, Grassroots Lobbying Laws, Examining "Black Brilliance," and Answering Our Patrons' Questions!
    28:30
  24. 32.
    Episode 48: Mobile Home Park Quandary, Last-Minute Budget Changes, Participatory Budgeting Uncertainties
    29:21
  25. 33.
    Episode 47: City Budget "Stick a Fork In It" Edition, West Seattle Bridge Repair, Sawant Recall Campaign Spending
    28:19
  26. 34.
    Episode 46: City Budget Finish Line, COVID Concerns, Sawant Recall Effort Update
    29:31
  27. 35.
    Episode 45: Election Analysis, City Budget Deadlines, Police Union Negotiation Changes, & "Clean Cities" Plan
    25:56
  28. 36.
    Episode 44: Budget Deadlines Approaching, New Misdemeanor Protections, and Safe Injection Sites
    29:46
  29. 37.
    Episode 43: Homelessness Outreach Changes, West Seattle Bridge Repair vs. Rebuild, SPD Officers Leaving in Record Numbers
    29:54
  30. 38.
    Episode 42: A Budget "Shell Game," The Future of Car Tab Taxes, The Supreme Court Rights Itself, and VOTE!
    29:57
  31. 39.
    Episode 41: Budget Beginnings, SPD "Community Response Group," Durkan & Sawant Recall Updates
    28:59
  32. 40.
    Episode 40: Land Use Review Questions, Budget Breakdown, and New SPD Crowd Control Charges
    23:58
  33. 41.
    Episode 39: Budget 2.0 (Police Funding, BIPOC $$ Plan, New Taxes?), Uber/Lyft Wages, Protests Continue
    28:46
  34. 42.
    Episode 38: Budget Deadline, Councilmember Sawant Recall, Pepper Spray Problems, and More
    33:45
  35. 43.
    Episode 37: Food (Delivery) Fight, Less Lethal Weapons Dilemma, and Sawant Recall Petition
    28:53
  36. 44.
    Episode 36: A Veto Decision, An E-Scooter Vote, A New 9-1-1 Plan, and Court Case Questions
    29:55
  37. 45.
    Episode 35: Racial Justice, Empowering Communities, and Getting Real on Re-imagining Police - A Conversation with Omari Salisbury
    29:16
  38. 46.
    Episode 34: Police Reform, Public Safety, and Leadership - A Conversation with Tim Burgess
    24:50
  39. 47.
    Episode 33: Can the Mayor & City Council Find Common Ground? Plus, Chief Best Resigns, Uber/Lyft Minimum Wage Concerns
    29:29
  40. 48.
    Episode 32: Defunding Police & Budget Reality, the Future of SPD Crowd Control Tactics, and Online Education
    29:45
  41. 49.
    Episode 31: Police Subpoena Battle, SPD Defunding Decisions, and Protesting Comes Home
    28:43
  42. 50.
    Episode 30: Transportation Tax Decisions, Defunding Police Debate, Payroll Tax Clash, and More!
    29:11

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