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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 32: Mary Robnett, candidate for Pierce County Prosecutor

8/16/2018
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On today’s episode we interview Mary Robnett who is running for Pierce County Prosecutor. Despite being described by her opponent’s campaign as not being a serious challenger, she prevailed in the August primary by 11...

Duration:00:24:00

Episode 31: Libraries Transform Tacoma

7/30/2018
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On today’s episode we talk to Kate Larsen, the Director of the Tacoma Public Library and John Hines, a Board of Trustees member about their new initiative, “Libraries Transform Tacoma.” In this Gates Foundation promoted...

Duration:00:40:46

Episode 30: Marty Campbell, Candidate for Pierce County Council

6/20/2018
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On today’s episode we talk to Marty Campbell who is running for Pierce County Council. Marty has served Tacoma’s Eastside on the City Council, as well as multiple neighborhood and merchant groups for many years....

Duration:00:38:24

Episode 29: Derek Young, Candidate for Pierce County Council

6/11/2018
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Derek Young is running to retain his seat on the Pierce County Council. In today’s episode, he helps us to better understand the differences between City Council and County Council, and what is potentially at...

Duration:00:42:08

Episode 28: Erik Hanberg, 2018 Election Preview

5/2/2018
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It’s that time of year already! Filing week is coming up, and our 2018 ballots are taking shape. On today’s episode, Channel 253 producer and super knowledgeable dude about all things local, Erik Hanberg comes...

Duration:00:26:37

Episode 27: The March for Our Lives

4/5/2018
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Thirty-nine days after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, hundreds of thousands marched in cities all over the world to show their support for more strict gun control. These marches were...

Duration:00:45:50

Episode 26: Tanisha Jumper, Tacoma 2025

3/23/2018
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When we were interviewing candidates last year, so many of them said, “Tacoma doesn’t have a plan! We should have a plan!” Well. Turns out, we have one. It was created in 2015 and it’s...

Duration:00:37:02

Episode 25: Jessica Gavre and Candice Ruud, Tacoma #MeToo

3/9/2018
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David Sawyer represents the 29th District in Tacoma and 8 women have come forward to officially report his inappropriate behavior. He has been placed under House review, and he is currently restricted from contacting his...

Duration:00:49:34

Episode 24: Dan Voelpel and Willie Stewart, Tacoma Public Schools Levy

1/25/2018
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We are having a special election! Ballots due February 13th. The levy that was generously passed by citizens of Tacoma in 2014 needs extending. Today’s guests tell us all about Prop 1 and Prop 2...

Duration:00:24:45

Episode 23: Claudia Riedener, anti-LNG activist

12/12/2017
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You’ve most likely heard about the Liquid Natural Gas plant that is being built at the Port of Tacoma. On today’s episode we talk to Claudia Riedener, who has been a vocal leader in the...

Duration:00:56:53

Episode 22: Laurie Jinkins, Washington House of Representatives

12/4/2017
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Laurie Jinkins represents the 27th Legislative district in the Washington House of Representatives and is officially the biggest star we’ve had on the show. Our little politics nerd hearts are going pitter-pat over this episode!...

Duration:01:04:11

Episode 21: Jenny Jacobs on the Move to Tacoma Podcast

11/27/2017
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This week, we guest star on the Move to Tacoma Podcast, the one that launched us all. We join Marguerite to talk about our experiences with the podcast this year. Starting as a regular citizen...

Duration:00:18:42

Episode 20: Robert Thoms, Candidate for City Council

10/31/2017
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Robert Thoms is running to retain his seat on the Tacoma City Council. He’s the first incumbent we’ve had on the show, and it was interesting to talk to someone with concrete experience on the...

Duration:00:41:15

Episode 19: Jim Merritt, Candidate for Mayor *silly episode*

10/23/2017
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Join us for an episode of pure silliness with Mayoral candidate Jim Merritt. We play Tacoma Two Truths and a Lie, Would you Rather, and more. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Links Jim Merritt...

Duration:00:19:29

Episode 18: Victoria Woodards, Candidate for Mayor *silly episode*

10/23/2017
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Join us for an episode of pure silliness with Mayoral candidate Victoria Woodards. We play Tacoma Two Truths and a Lie, Would you Rather, and more. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Links Victoria Woodards...

Duration:00:32:03

Episode 17: Kristin Ang, Candidate for Port Commission

10/16/2017
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Kristin Ang is running for Port Commission, pos 4. It’s incredibly refreshing to hear a new voice speak so passionately about the Port and our City. Kristin could be the first person of color ever...

Duration:00:42:51

Episode 16: Eric Holdeman, Candidate for Port Commission

10/9/2017
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Everyone seems to be talking about the Port of Tacoma this election. On today’s episode we talk to Eric Holdeman who is running for Port Commissioner, Position 1. Eric is a nationally recognized emergency management expert,...

Duration:00:54:37

Episode 15: John McCarthy, Candidate for Port Commission

10/3/2017
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The future of the Port of Tacoma is a hot topic this election. On today’s episode we talk to John McCarthy who is running for Port Commissioner, Position 1. John has been serving Tacoma and...

Duration:00:40:19

Episode 14: Lillian Hunter, Candidate for City Council

9/26/2017
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Lillian Hunter is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 6. We talk to her about her many experiences serving Tacoma and living in all parts of the city. Position 6 is the At-large position so...

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 13: Catherine Ushka, Candidate for City Council

9/14/2017
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Catherine Ushka is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 4. She has tons of experience fighting for the citizens of the East Side and is passionate about bringing attention to the issues facing this part of...

Duration:00:38:23