by Kelsen Caldwell
People across the country are reeling from and grappling with the new and unfolding realities that accompany a Trump presidency, one that is undergirded by a resurgence of right wing populism and overt white nationalism. Continue reading Toward a Fierce, Liberatory White Anti-Racist Practice in the Times of Trump
This week Hanna tried to work on that whole work/life balance thing so Crosscut’s David Kroman gamely attempted to fill her shoes. He joined Marcus to talk Russian hacking and the #NoNewYouthJail movement. Anti-racist trainer Dustin Washington also stopped by to drop “honesty bombs” on progressive Seattle.
Sit back and enjoy!
Last week, Marcus and Hanna invited the exquisite Sarah Stuteville, the Fairy Godmother of Seattle Journalism, into the studio and quickly, the hosts became the subjects. Also, Michael Maddux was there to explain the LD process because none of us know how the hell that all works.
On Episode 9 of the 5th Estate, Marcus battles a righteous hangover and we talk about Donald Trump (ugh) and the Democrats and inclusive economics, drama in legislative districts, and the pre-filed bills in the WaLeg (spoiler: lots are bad!).
By Margaret Desmules
Note from the author: In 2015, Mayor Murray declared a “state of emergency over homelessness” in Seattle. In the most recent count, there are more than 7,000 kids experiencing homelessness in King County. Multiple funders and organizations came together to form All Home, a coalition to end homelessness. A “homelessness consultant”, Barbara Poppe, was hired last year to provide recommendations to the city.
She made more than $100,000 from this contract and advised to close almost all transitional housing programs and fund a program called Rapid Rehousing, which pays for move-in costs and a few months rent for families experiencing homelessness. Rapid Rehousing has been successful in other cities, but with Seattle’s housing market, families are often set up to fail with Rapid Rehousing as it is difficult to pay such high rents after the assistance stops. The following is a single mom’s first-hand experience with Rapid Rehousing and navigating through Seattle’s homeless assistance services. Continue reading There’s No “Rapid” Solution To Long-term Issues
Friend of Seattlish & the Emerald, and Confirmed Handsome Journalist Ansel Herz has had one hell of a week—but he managed to make time to sit around and gossip with Hanna and Marcus.
We recorded this last week so a bit of the info might be a little dated (our beloved producer, DJ, is still fighting the good fight at Standing Rock. Love you, Deej!)—but don’t worry! We’ve got another ep coming Monday with updates on the 37th and some other stuff.
Get after it:
by Stephan Blanford, Seattle School Board Director
On Wednesday, November 16, the seven members of the Seattle School Board heard some deeply troubling news during a special work session on the budget for upcoming school year. And then the school board proceeded to make that news much worse. Continue reading School Budget Deficit Too Heavy A Price For Our Children