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The Overcast by The Seattle Times brings you in-depth interviews with Pacific Northwest newsmakers and takes you behind the scenes with top journalists. Smart conversations about local news and politics, hosted by Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekman.

The Overcast by The Seattle Times brings you in-depth interviews with Pacific Northwest newsmakers and takes you behind the scenes with top journalists. Smart conversations about local news and politics, hosted by Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekman.

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United States

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The Overcast by The Seattle Times brings you in-depth interviews with Pacific Northwest newsmakers and takes you behind the scenes with top journalists. Smart conversations about local news and politics, hosted by Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekman.

Language:

English

Contact:

206-464-2206


Episodes

Ep. 123: Reporter Steve Miletich on "A police officer's lie, a Seattle man's suicide"

2/28/2020
Seattle Times criminal justice reporter Steve Miletich joins Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times and Simone Alicea from KNKX to discuss his recently story about Seattle police officer's ruse and the tragedy that followed.

Duration:00:26:16

Ep. 122: Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis on evictions, policing and taxing big businesses

2/14/2020
New Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis joins Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times and Simone Alicea from KNKX to discuss the debates that have been roiling City Hall in recent weeks.

Duration:00:33:25

Ep. 121: 'Outsiders' podcast brings lessons from a year of reporting Olympia's homelessness crisis

2/6/2020
KNKX's Will James and Seattle Times Project Homeless reporter Scott Greenstone discuss the yearlong reporting project on a shocking rise in homelessness near the state Capitol.

Duration:00:31:45

Ep. 120: Investigative reporter Daniel Gilbert on problems at WA's private psychiatric hospitals

1/15/2020
Seattle Times investigative reporter Daniel Gilbert discusses his stunning recent series, 'Public Crisis, Private Toll,' which explored the hidden costs of Washington's mental-health industry expansion.

Duration:00:36:45

Ep. 119: Bundyville podcaster Leah Sottile on investigation of Washington lawmaker Matt Shea

12/24/2019
Journalist Leah Sottile, whose Bundyville podcast has delved into extremist anti-government activity across the American West, joins The Overcast to discuss the recent release of an investigative report accusing Washington state Rep. Matt Shea of engaging in domestic terrorism.

Duration:00:35:13

Ep118: Reporter Paige Cornwell on changing Seattle suburbs, historic elections & runaway goats

12/13/2019
Seattle Times Eastside reporter Paige Cornwell chats about elections which saw one of the first Muslim woman elected to a WA City Council, plus a tax vote in Medina, a doggy doo crisis in Kirkland, and more.

Duration:00:28:45

Ep117: Rep. Denny Heck's inside view of Trump impeachment inquiry

11/7/2019
Washington Democratic Rep. Denny Heck has sat in on closed-door depositions in the Trump impeachment inquiry. He calls Trump's Ukraine actions a threat to U.S. national security.

Duration:00:37:31

E116: Monisha Harrell on what could happen in Seattle's City Council elections

10/25/2019
Political consultant and Equal Rights Washington board chair Monisha Harrell shares her thoughts on Seattle's intense City Council races ahead of the Nov. 5 elections.

Duration:00:29:09

E115: Boeing reporter Dominic Gates on the 737 MAX saga

10/17/2019
Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates, who's penned scoop after scoop related to deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 MAX, breaks down the still-evolving story.

Duration:00:37:06

E114: The case for letting Washington's new affirmative-action law take effect

10/10/2019
Former Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim from the Washington Fairness campaign explains why her side is defending Washington's new affirmative-action law by urging voters to vote "yes" on Referendum 88.

Duration:00:33:52

E113: Why some voters want to repeal Washington's new affirmative-action law

10/3/2019
Kan Qiu from the Reject Referendum 88 campaign joins the show describe why his side wants to repeal Washington's new affirmative-action law. Next week, The Overcast plans to talk with the law's proponents.

Duration:00:31:33

E112: Rehashing the Seattle City Council primary election

8/9/2019
Seattle Times reporter Daniel Beekman and KNKX 88.5 reporter Simone Alicea discuss City Council primary results.

Duration:00:32:11

Ep. 111: Breaking down Seattle's crowded City Council primary races

7/16/2019
Seattle Times City Hall reporter Daniel Beekman fields questions from Times politics reporter Jim Brunner and KNKX 88.5 reporter Simone Alicea about Seattle's City Council races ahead of the Aug. 6. primary election.

Duration:00:35:40

Ep. 110: Journalist and author David Neiwert on the rise of "Alt-America"

6/20/2019
Seattle-based journalist and author David Neiwert discuss his reporting on right-wing extremism, including his book "Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump." The book's cover recently got Neiwert kicked off Twitter.

Duration:00:37:50

Ep. 109: Incrementalism is 'killing the Democratic Party' says state Sen. Joe Nguyen

6/6/2019
First-term state Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-Seattle, talks about facing down lobbyists and other eye-opening experiences as one of the first two Vietnamese Americans - and few people of color - in the Washington Legislature.

Duration:00:29:23

Ep. 108: Transportation reporter Heidi Groover on shareable electric scooters in Seattle

5/23/2019
Seattle Times Traffic Lab reporter Heidi Groover joins the podcast to talk about shareable electric scooters in Seattle and as part of the gig economy.

Duration:00:28:04

Ep. 107: Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz on wildfires and more

5/9/2019
Hillary Franz, Washington state's Commissioner of Public Lands, joins Seattle Times reporter Jim Brunner and KNKX 88.5 reporter Simone Alicea to discuss the 2019 wildfire season and her political future.

Duration:00:42:34

Ep. 106: Reporter Vianna Davila on breaking the cycle from homelessness to jail and back

5/2/2019
Seattle Times reporter Vianna Davila discusses her recent story on Vital, a local program for people who are repeatedly booked into jail for property crime or drug offenses and who are struggling with serious mental illness and chemical dependency.

Duration:00:28:04

Ep. 105: Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes talks drugs, homelessness and 'Seattle is Dying'

3/31/2019
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes addresses street crime and criticism the city isn't doing enough. He also defends city effort to create an income tax.

Duration:00:30:29

Ep. 104: Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Medicare for All and the progressive agenda in Congress

3/21/2019
Rep. Pramila Jayapal fields questions on Medicare for All, the 2020 presidential race, and whether she agrees Amazon should be broken up.

Duration:00:38:55