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A national conversation through a local lens. Based in Tacoma Washington. Hosted by Nate Bowling, 2016 National Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, 2014 Milken National Teaching Award, Co-Founder of Teachers United.

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A national conversation through a local lens. Based in Tacoma Washington. Hosted by Nate Bowling, 2016 National Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, 2014 Milken National Teaching Award, Co-Founder of Teachers United.

    “Should Biden Step Aside?” and Constitutional Issues Around the 2024 Election  – Michael Artime, PLU  – #214

    “Should Biden Step Aside?” and Constitutional Issues Around the 2024 Election  – Michael Artime, PLU  – #214

    We invited Professor Michael Artime from Pacific Lutheran University back on the show to discuss the upcoming election. In this conversation we covered several topics: Ezra Klein’s suggestion that Biden step-aside as the Democratic nominee...

    • 50 min
    How Journalists Cover Moral Panics and Contrived Scandals – Matt Driscoll, The News Tribune – #213

    How Journalists Cover Moral Panics and Contrived Scandals – Matt Driscoll, The News Tribune – #213

    Over the winter holiday, Matt Driscoll, columnist and opinion editor at The News Tribune,  reached out to talk about the firing of Claudine Gay from her role of President of Harvard University. Gay was brought...

    • 57 min
    Social Diversification, Blogging is Back, and How to Combat Disinformation – Dave Clark – #212

    Social Diversification, Blogging is Back, and How to Combat Disinformation – Dave Clark – #212

    Happy New Year and go Huskies! This week’s episode is a discussion about navigating the internet in an era of misinformation. Our guest is Dave Clark, founder of Sounder at Heart. He also writes at...

    • 49 min
    A Tacoma-Centric Year in Review, Part II – Erik Hanberg, Citizen Tacoma and Evelyn Lopez, Crossing Division – #211

    A Tacoma-Centric Year in Review, Part II – Erik Hanberg, Citizen Tacoma and Evelyn Lopez, Crossing Division – #211

    Happy New Year! Recorded live in the Moonyard Studios in gorgeous North Tacoma, this episode is the second of our two part 2023 Year in Review. If you missed Part I, you can find it...

    • 34 min
    A Tacoma-Centric Year in Review, Part I – Erik Hanberg, Citizen Tacoma and Evelyn Lopez, Crossing Division – #210

    A Tacoma-Centric Year in Review, Part I – Erik Hanberg, Citizen Tacoma and Evelyn Lopez, Crossing Division – #210

    Happy Holidays! Recorded live in the Moonyard Studios in gorgeous North Tacoma, this episode is the first of our two part 2023 Year in Review.  We were joined in the studio by Erik Hanberg, President...

    • 47 min
    Time for Closing Arguments in the Case of the Murder of Manuel Ellis – Peter Talbot, The News Tribune – #209

    Time for Closing Arguments in the Case of the Murder of Manuel Ellis – Peter Talbot, The News Tribune – #209

    Peter Talbot from The News Tribune has been covering the trial of the Tacoma Police Officers who murdered Manuel Ellis on March 3, 2020. We spoke with Peter in October as the state was making...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

Leonb4 ,

Great stuff!

Extremely clear, informative and interesting podcast. Highly recommended!

The25Three ,

Propagandist?

When you have a 40 minute conversation with a bad reporter and neither of you stated that the State’s eye witnesses never saw how the incident starts, what else should you be called?

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Superb content! A+

I eagerly await the release of new episodes. This podcast is great and a so appreciate the conversations around complex issues impacting us all. Appreciate the hard work you put into this. Thank you!!

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