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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 41: Former Tacoma Mayor, current Seattle Chamber President Marilyn Strickland

12/10/2018
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On today’s episode we bring back former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, whose final term ended in December 2017. She’s been serving as the president of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce since February. We asked...

Duration:00:51:11

Episode 40: Candice Ruud: certified midterm results and a Tacoma #MeToo update

12/1/2018
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On today’s episode we bring back Candice Ruud to talk about how the results of the 2018 midterms shook down in the end, now that the results are certified. We also give an update on...

Duration:00:38:16

Episode 39: Mark Lindquist, Candidate for Pierce County Prosecutor

11/2/2018
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In this episode, we interview Mark Lindquist, the incumbent in the race for Pierce County Prosecutor. We get up to speed on his accomplishments during his term and his plans for the future. Check it...

Duration:00:36:42

Episode 38: David Fischer for Prop 1, Tacoma Creates

10/29/2018
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In this episode, we interview David Fischer, the Executive Director of the Broadway Center, all about Prop 1, the Tacoma Creates initiative. If you’ve seen those signs around town and wondered what they mean, the...

Duration:00:30:13

Episode 37: Melanie Morgan, Candidate for 29th Legislative District House Representative Pos. 1

10/25/2018
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On today’s episode, we talk to Melanie Morgan, who hopes to represent the 29th Legislative District. Melanie has resided in the 29th for over twenty years and has lived many of the experiences of her constituents,...

Duration:00:36:10

Episode 36: Christine Kilduff, Candidate for 28th Legislative District House Representative, Pos. 2

10/22/2018
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On today’s episode, we talk to Christine Kilduff, who is running to retain her position representing the 28th Legislative District. As a representative of a “purple” district, Christine has practiced bi-partisan cooperation for the last...

Duration:00:47:17

Episode 36: Christine Kilduff, Candidate for 28th Legislative District House Representative, Pos. 2

10/22/2018
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On today’s episode, we talk to Christine Kilduff, who is running to retain her position representing the 28th Legislative District. As a representative of a “purple” district, Christine has practiced bi-partisan cooperation for the last...

Duration:00:47:17

Episode 35: Mari Leavitt, Candidate for 28th Legislative District House Representative, Pos. 1

10/16/2018
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The 28th Legislative District encompasses parts of Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood and Spanaway, and includes JBLM and Western State Hospital. Mari Leavitt has lived in and served this diverse community for many years and...

Duration:00:43:03

Episode 34: Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

10/11/2018
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Julie Anderson is back on today’s episode to update us on changes in election law, report on the results of the last stamp-free election, and the County’s preparation for the upcoming census. We don’t really...

Duration:00:49:49

Episode 33: Tacoma Teacher’s Strike

9/8/2018
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On today’s episode, we talk to three striking teachers and union leaders about how we got here, what is the McCleary case, the realities of teacher pay and schedules, and how we can help. WAYS...

Duration:00:52:23

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