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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

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

Episode 43: Bryan Flint on The Future of Click

1/27/2019
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Bryant Flint, a member of the Tacoma Public Utilities Board, joins the podcast to talk about Click, Tacoma’s own cable company. Click sells cable TV directly to users and is a platform for local ISPs...

Duration:00:51:47

Episode 42: What if we bought The News Tribune?

12/27/2018
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On today’s episode we spoke with former News Tribune reporter Debbie Cafazzo and Matt Martinez, director of content for KNKX, about what it might look like if a local group of people banded together to...

Duration:00:56:38

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