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The Morning Update Show — 4/7/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Wednesday, April 7

LIVE — Shukri Olow | LIVE — Besa Gordon | Derek Chauvin Trail Update | State Police Aerial Protest Footage Released | Marcellus Turner leaving Seattle Public Libraries

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Departing SPL Executive Director Marcellus Turner Leaves Legacy of ‘Quiet and Thoughtful’ Leadership

by Lisa Edge


In some areas, libraries are simply brick and mortar structures providing a crucial service to the community. They may even go unnoticed by those who don’t need to use them, and they rarely take center stage. Enter the Seattle Public Library (SPL) system, a beloved institution representative of Seattleites’ adoration for reading. When Executive Director and Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner arrived here in 2011, he didn’t know just how much of a library town he’d relocated to.

“It was amazing how many people recognized me the first couple of years I was here,” said Turner. “While walking down the street, I would often get asked the question was I the chief librarian.”

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