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Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Talks to Nick Licata About Affordable Housing and Charles Mudede About Cops

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Episode 15 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes.) Seattle City Council member Nick Licata is on the show this week! He talks about what he's learned about the city over the course of five terms (this one being...Show More Summary

Was Kasich Trumped? Was Kerry Corker-ed?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Christie discuss whether the impressive John Kasich got overshadowed the week of his announcement and if the GOP has "crazies" in the base (McCain's word) or simply has "a crazy base." Also: Senate...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Looks at Housing Crisis Solutions, one Very Tiny Home, and an Art Fair!

Episode 14 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes.) In case you haven't heard, a GRAND BARGAIN has been reached by a mayoral committee tasked with solving Seattle's housing crisis. How grand is this bargain?...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Talks to Earthquake Expert Sandi Doughton and Watchman Reader Rich Smith!

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Episode 13 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes.) Did that New Yorker article about "The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle" blow up your nice, calm summer, too? A lot of us at The Stranger were feeling...Show More Summary

Watershed Moment on Race? And: Is Trump a Farce or Face of GOP Base?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green After cop videos, #blacklivesmatter, Charleston massacre/eulogy/flag -- oh, and a Black president -- Matalin and LaMarche debate if we're starting the biggest conversation on race since the Kerner Commission. Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Talks About Gayborhood Changes With Mayor Ed Murray and Author Jason Schmidt

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Everyone's talking about how Capitol Hill, Seattle's gay neighborhood, has gone through a lot of recent change. But what's it like to have watched that change over three decades, rather than just a few years? For this special, pre-recorded...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Talks to Mike O'Brien About Breaking the Oil-Loving Law. (Plus: Jeb! & Hill)

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Episode 11 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes.) BrAt82/Shutterstock This week we talk to Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien, who paddled out into Puget Sound recently to try to stop a Shell Oil rig...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast's 10th Anniversary Special! With Cliff Mass, Josh Feit, and a Rare Album.

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We've made it to Episode 10 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast! Party time. (Also, the show is now available on iTunes.) BrAt82/Shutterstock It's our 10th Anniversary special! Ten episodes of this podcast and we're still not canceled,...Show More Summary

Wait, Are We Hippies Now? AMMA "The Hugging Saint" at XFINITY Arena

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We drove up to Everett last Sunday because, hey, FREE HUGS! Kelly O Words by Trent Moorman, photos Kelly O Last Sunday the renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader, AMMA, was at Everett’s XFINITY Arena giving hugs and “darshan.” Her real name is Mata Amritanandamayi, and she is known as the Hugging Saint. Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Talks About Money, Gender, Power, and the Sweet 'n' Sour!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode nine of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes!) BrAt82/Shutterstock Dylan Orr is on Blabbermouth this week! He's the new leader of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards, which means he's the...Show More Summary

Frum vs. Conason: Are Billary Unethical Grifters or Boomer Idealists?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green The leading conservative and progressive commentators on Hillary clash -- is the likely next Democratic nominee and president more motivated to make history and policy... or money? They review charges, point by point, and actually arrive at one consensus. Show More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Looks at a Police Shooting, the Woman Who Tied Herself to a Ship, & Rhubarb!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode eight of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes!) BrAt82/Shutterstock As an investigation into the shooting of two young, unarmed black men by an Olympia police officer continues, CharlesShow More Summary

Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Has Feelings About the "Wreck of the Kulluk," Hillary Clinton, and More!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode seven of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. BrAt82/Shutterstock Well, the big protests against Shell Oil happened. They were successful in getting attention around the world, but they didn't cause the global oil company to scrap its Arctic drilling plans and yank its Polar Pioneer drilling rig out of Seattle's port. Show More Summary

Is Jeb's Mulligan on Iraq Convincing or a Tar Baby He Can't Escape?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Jeb and TPP had second chances this week -- will they work? And what explains Stephanopoulos's gift to the Clinton Foundation? Rich Lowry and David Corn of National Review and Mother Jones debate these three "oops's". Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Former Mayor Mike McGinn Criticizes Current Mayor Ed Murray Over Shell Deal

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode six of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. BrAt82/Shutterstock Former Mayor Mike McGinn is back on Blabbermouth this week. McGinn talks about dusting off his kayak in order to join this weekend's Festival of Resistance...Show More Summary

Jon Burns Elected House Majority Leader; Bruce Williamson Elected Secretary Treasurer

The House Majority Caucus met this afternoon to elect new leadership, following the appointment of Larry O’Neal to a judgeship in late April. Representative Jon Burns of Newington was elected as Majority Leader to replace O’Neal, defeating Representative Allen Peake of Macon. Show More Summary

Mark Hamilton Resigns

After rumors of Representative Hamilton’s resignation, he formally resigned this afternoon at the House Republican Caucus meeting. Hamilton was elected in 2007 to represent the 24th District. He championed HB 194, the bill that shortened the early voting period. Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Mayor Ed Murray on May Day, Shell, and Another Seattle Times Scolding

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode five of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. Now with an easy way to download and subscribe! BrAt82/Shutterstock Mayor Ed Murray is on Blabbermouth this week! (And the podcast now has an easy way for you to download...Show More Summary

Why Republicans Are Against a Wildly Successful Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program

Why would Republicans in Colorado's legislature torpedo a program that reduced teen pregnancy by 40 percent and teen abortions by 35 percent? What's not to like? Here's a summary of the bizarre arguments Republicans used to attack the...Show More Summary

Governor Deal Signs House Bill 170 at a Liberty Plaza Ceremony

Paying tribute to the amount of effort needed to pass House Bill 170, Governor Nathan Deal signed the Transportation Funding Act into law this morning at a ceremony on Liberty Plaza. Acknowledging that while some might have thought that getting the bill passed would be simple, given its support by Speaker David Ralston, Lt. Show More Summary

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