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Citizen Tacoma explores how Tacoma's local politics function and how regular people get involved to make change. We talk to elected officials, candidates, activists, organizers, and learn how to engage and make government work for us.

Citizen Tacoma explores how Tacoma's local politics function and how regular people get involved to make change. We talk to elected officials, candidates, activists, organizers, and learn how to engage and make government work for us.
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Citizen Tacoma explores how Tacoma's local politics function and how regular people get involved to make change. We talk to elected officials, candidates, activists, organizers, and learn how to engage and make government work for us.

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English


Episodes

Episode 62: Lisa Keating, candidate for Tacoma school board

10/13/2019
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Lisa Keating was our first interview this year with a school board candidate this year (and our only one with someone with purple hair!). Keating, who founded and heads an organization that advocates for LGBT...

Duration:01:01:40

Episode 61: Conor McCarthy, candidate for Tacoma City Council

10/9/2019
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Conor McCarthy, Tacoma’s deputy mayor, is running for re-election to the City Council.He’s pointing to his ability to secure funding for opioid treatment, public safety, homelessness, and environmental testing as he tries to win a...

Duration:01:04:22

Episode 60: Courtney Love, candidate for Tacoma City Council

10/4/2019
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In Citizen Tacoma’s continuing series of 2019 candidate interviews, we bring you a conversation with Courtney Love.No, not the Courtney Love who’s a fixture of 90’s alternative rock and so, so many supermarket tabloids.This is...

Duration:01:11:21

Episode 59: Nathe Lawver, candidate for Tacoma City Council

9/30/2019
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In our latest candidate episode, we chatted with Nathe Lawver, who’s running for Tacoma City Council District 1 (the North and West End). We hit on all the usual Tacoma hot topics (affordable housing! Potholes!),...

Duration:00:53:46

Episode 58: John Hines, candidate for Tacoma City Council

9/23/2019
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We’re deep in our election interviews, y’all. In this episode we sat down with John Hines, who’s running for District 1 (the North and West End) for the second time. John is a longtime educator...

Duration:00:49:00

Episode 57: Kristina Walker, candidate for Tacoma City Council

9/16/2019
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Welcome to Episode IV of our candidate interview series. We sat down with Kristina Walker, who’s running for At-Large Position 8 on the City Council (that seat is currently occupied by Ryan Mello, who terms...

Duration:00:56:43

Episode 56: Deanna Keller, candidate for Port of Tacoma commission

9/3/2019
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It’s September! That means Election Day is only two months away. We sat down with Deanna Keller, candidate for Port of Tacoma commission, for our third candidate interview to talk about why she says her...

Duration:00:54:06

Episode 55: David Combs, candidate for Tacoma City Council

8/25/2019
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It’s the second installment (of many) of our 2019 election season candidate interviews! This time we sat down with David Combs, a Hilltop businessman and political newcomer who’s vying for the District 3 position on...

Duration:00:46:31

Episode 54: Keith Blocker, candidate for Tacoma City Council

8/21/2019
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Welcome to the first candidate interview of the 2019 election season! We talked with Councilman Keith Blocker, who’s running for his second term representing District 3 in Tacoma, which includes the Hilltop, Central Tacoma and...

Duration:00:57:30

Episode 53: Politics and socks with WA’s next House speaker

8/13/2019
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We were lucky enough to get an hour with Rep. Laurie Jinkins, the speaker-designate of the Washington state House of Representatives a week after she was elected to her new role. She’ll be the first...

Duration:01:00:32

Episode 52: What’s the state of tech in Tacoma?

7/29/2019
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Tech companies and startups are that elusive unicorn from the north that the city of Tacoma is always chasing. But positive momentum seems to be building: We sat down with the co-founder of a tech...

Duration:00:54:57

Episode 51: Getting to know the Puyallup Tribal Council

6/28/2019
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On this second and very special joint episode of Citizen Tacoma and Crossing Division, we were thrilled to sit down with Puyallup Tribal Council Chairman David Bean and Councilmember Anna Bean (yep, they’re cousins). We...

Duration:00:57:30

Adult Civics Happy Hour XV: The (Shady) State of the City

6/20/2019
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In the 15th installment of #ACHH253 at Pacific Brewing, we spoke with current elected officials and Channel 253 podcast hosts about the state of Tacoma, from the public school and Metro Parks board to the...

Duration:01:07:33

Episode 50: An environmentalist and a manufacturing advocate on the future of the Tideflats

6/14/2019
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The future of heavy industry and fossil fuel businesses on Tacoma’s industrial Tideflats has been hotly debated since a proposal to build a methanol plant there made headlines and shocked a lot of folks a...

Duration:01:00:18

Episode 49: How do we solve our affordable housing crisis?

5/22/2019
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Affordable housing might well be the signature issue of the upcoming City Council elections in Tacoma. And in the words of Citizen Tacoma guest Jason Gauthier, it’s hugely complicated and there’s no silver bullet. We...

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 48: The future of Tacoma’s Tideflats

5/10/2019
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We got City Councilman Ryan Mello and Principal Planner Stephen Atkinson together to talk about the future of land use on Tacoma’s Tideflats, where heavy industry and fossil fuel production are being called into question...

Duration:00:45:08

Episode 47: Reporter’s notebook dump with Sean Robinson

4/22/2019
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On this episode, we picked veteran TNT reporter Sean Robinson’s brain about his nearly 20 years at The News Tribune, and talked about some of his greatest investigative stories and the legacies they leave behind...

Duration:01:28:11

Episode 46: Tacoma Public Utilities Director Jackie Flowers

4/5/2019
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On today’s episode, we sat down with TPU Director Jackie Flowers, who came on board in August and is the first woman to hold the position permanently. Jackie came to Tacoma from Idaho Falls, and...

Duration:01:05:19

Episode 45: The Future of Curbside Recycling in Tacoma

3/7/2019
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It’s a very special crossover episode! Citizen Tacoma and Crossing Division team up to bring you an informative discussion of recycling in Tacoma. Our guest is Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello and Lewis Griffith, Solid...

Duration:00:48:29

Episode 44: Previewing the 2019 Tacoma election season

3/1/2019
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In this episode, we talk to Tacoma politicos Dorian Waller and Christina Blocker of Archway Consulting Group and Nic Van Putten of Progressive Strategies NW. We have some significant races coming up this year: There...

Duration:00:52:30