2024 Episode 24: Surveillance Camera Questions, Vacant Building Fires, Taming the "Hellcat"
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
15h ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the privacy questions surrounding a proposed expansion of police surveillance, a new vacant building law meant to prevent dangerous fires that's apparently overdue, the legal challenges surrounding the so-called Belltown "Hellcat" driver, an exploration of why small landlords are leaving the Seattle market, and a new program meant to stop addiction with the use of gift cards. If you like this podcast, please support it on ..read more
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2024 Episode 23: SPD Chief Diaz Removed from Post, Delivery Driver Wage Law and Equitable Development Votes Delayed
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
2w ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss Mayor Bruce Harrell's decision to remove Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz from his post, a delay for the City Council on two votes (to lower app-based delivery driver wages and proviso some equitable development initiative funding), and the interesting backstory behind a persistent issue of asylum seekers living in south King County. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon ..read more
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2024 Episode 22: Police Recruitment Vote, Ethics Concern for Councilmember Woo, KCRHA Troubles, and More
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
3w ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the Seattle City Council's vote on police recruitment and retention, a possible conflict of interest on an upcoming vote for Councilmember Tanya Woo, a dismal week of developments for the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, a public hearing on the proposed Transportation Levy, and what could turn into a battle over natural gas vs. electricity at the ballot box. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreo ..read more
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2024 Episode 21: Council Approves SPOG Contract, Budget Deficit Growing, Comprehensive Plan Pushback
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
1M ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the Seattle City Council's approval of the police officer's union contract, a growing budget deficit, a pushback on the Mayor's Comprehensive Plan proposal from some unlikely political allies, a new opioid treatment center in downtown Seattle, and a troubling trend of traffic deaths on our state's roadways. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon ..read more
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2024 Episode 20: Asylum Seekers Encampment, Transportation Levy Changes, SPD Harassment Investigation, and More
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
1M ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the unauthorized encampment of asylum seekers in a Seattle park, a new, larger Transportation Levy proposal, an investigation into harassment and sexual discrimination within the Seattle Police Department, a warning from a major utility about possible blackouts this summer, and a new minimum wage for King County, too. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon ..read more
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2024 Episode 19: Council Disagreements, Public Safety Framework, Delivery Driver Wages, and More!
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
1M ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a moment of anger on the City Council (and the legislation behind it), a new public safety "framework" proposed by Mayor Harrell, the progress of a measure that would change wages for delivery drivers, the approval of a backdated police contract that leaves the future in question, and a deep dive on the city budget, too.. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon ..read more
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2024 Episode 18: Housing Measure Rejected, Transportation Plan Approved, and Answering Patron Questions!
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
1M ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the unusual committee-level rejection of some affordable housing legislation, a new plan to prevent fires in vacant buildings, the unveiling of a citywide Transportation Plan, a possible extension of the Multifamily Tax Exemption program, and an answer for one of our patron's questions, too. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon ..read more
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2024 Episode 17: Budget Process Starts Early, Police Recruiting, Library Closures, and More
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
2M ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the historically-early budget process beginning for the Seattle City Council, a new piece of equitable development legislation, a squabble over police hiring (and testing), a reduction of library hours, and an answer to one of our patron's questions about homelessness, too! If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon ..read more
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2024 Episode 15: Patrons-First Podcast! Redefining "Public Safety" in Seattle, with CARE Acting Chief Amy Smith
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
2M ago
Amy Smith, Acting Chief of Seattle's CARE Department (Community Assisted Response and Engagement, home to the city's 911 Center and its 911 alternative response teams) joins the podcast to discuss Seattle's changing approach to public safety.  Host Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel discusses the work of the CARE teams, the challenges facing 911 call takers and dispatchers, and the hurdles ahead for the police, fire and CARE departments in a city facing a $230M budget deficit. If you want to get this patrons-first content before anyone else, become a $5-per-month patron of the show, a ..read more
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2024 Episode 14: Homelessness Questions, App-Based Worker Changes, Answering Patron Questions, and More!
Seattle News, Views, and Brews
by Brian Callanan
2M ago
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the Seattle City Council's interaction with the King County Homelessness Authority, proposed changes for thousands of app-based workers in Seattle, the charges brought against a group that protested at City Hall, a new financial boost for local asylum seekers, and an answer for one of our patron's questions, too. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon ..read more
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