79 episodes

Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

Seattle News, Views, and Brews Brian Callanan

    • News
    • 4.5 • 17 Ratings

Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

    2021 Episode 28: Public Safety Spending, Fighting Black Community Displacement, Changing "Single-Family Zoning"

    2021 Episode 28: Public Safety Spending, Fighting Black Community Displacement, Changing "Single-Family Zoning"

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight record in-person at Converge Media studios to discuss a proposed end to the Seattle's hazard pay increase for grocery workers, new spending proposals for public safety alternatives, a local church's bold plan to fight Black displacement, and a proposed change for "single family zoning" in Seattle that could have major impacts in your neighborhood. Plus, Kevin consumes some blackberry ganache with panache. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 24 min
    2021 Episode 27: Whistleblower Protections, BIPOC Community Investments, City Charter Challenges, Election Spending

    2021 Episode 27: Whistleblower Protections, BIPOC Community Investments, City Charter Challenges, Election Spending

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight take a look at a new city plan to protect whistleblowers, investments in the BIPOC community, some legal concerns over a proposed Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts, and big PAC spending in city elections, too. Plus, Kevin walks a thin line on the Toll House vs. individual cookie debate. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2021 Episode 26: City Light "Rate Path," Street Parking Rate Increases, and OPA Recommendation to Fire 2 SPD Officers

    2021 Episode 26: City Light "Rate Path," Street Parking Rate Increases, and OPA Recommendation to Fire 2 SPD Officers

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight break down some upcoming short-term and long-term changes for your City Light bill, a plan to raise street parking rates, concerns around ending the grocery worker hazard pay ordinance, and a deep dive on the discipline ahead for two officers charged with trespassing at the January 6th insurrection in Washington, D.C. Plus, Kevin chills out with his take on using frozen butter when baking pastry. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 33 min
    2021 Episode 25: Reopening Washington State, Mayor Won't Sign Renters' Rights Bills, Less Lethal Weapons Legislation

    2021 Episode 25: Reopening Washington State, Mayor Won't Sign Renters' Rights Bills, Less Lethal Weapons Legislation

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight examine what's next for our state after the June 30th reopening. Plus, a look at some new affordable housing regulations, concerns from the mayor's office on some new renters' rights bills, a new approach to less lethal weapons for police, and more! Plus, Kevin's on a cookie craze, and Brian's surfing for breakfast treats from a land across the sea. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 31 min
    2021 Episode 24: COVID Relief Finalized; Eviction Moratorium Extended; Compassion Seattle Signature Gathering Deadline

    2021 Episode 24: COVID Relief Finalized; Eviction Moratorium Extended; Compassion Seattle Signature Gathering Deadline

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the Seattle City Council's finishing touches on a $128M COVID relief spending package, the extension of the Seattle's eviction moratorium, and the signature gathering deadline ahead for the "Compassion Seattle" charter amendment on homelessness. Plus, Kevin and Brian sample some summertime baked treats that'll have you asking for s'more. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2021 Episode 23: Speeding up Homeless Shelter Spending, New Tenant Protections Possibly Illegal, Decriminalizing Psychedelic Drugs?

    2021 Episode 23: Speeding up Homeless Shelter Spending, New Tenant Protections Possibly Illegal, Decriminalizing Psychedelic Drugs?

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss a new push on the Council for emergency shelter funding, regulating independent contractors and food delivery drivers, legal questions around the Council's new tenant protection ordinances, and decriminalizing psychedelic drugs, too! Plus, Kevin and Brian examine a new croissant-muffin recipe with some density intensity. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Xvorsx ,

This is top notch

Information, exposition, analytics with the high level of nounces. These guys are my Seattle news heroes!

Agree with the other commenter, the coffee shop sound is cute but distracting. Would not downgrade to 4 for this neat, but the point still holds.

Efbrazil ,

Good wonky podcast on seattle politics, but could be a lot better

The foundation here is solid- callahan is good at keeping things moving, and the two know what’s up in city council. I’m sponsoring them on Patreon.

There’s a lot that needs work though. Instead of just reporting on what happened in council, the show would be a lot better if they had a council member on each show and asked some interesting questions. They also have this dumb recipe segment at the end that makes no sense for the podcast.

Reasonable Seattleite ,

Too Dogmatic

Glad someone is reporting on the SCC but had to unsubscribe after hearing Kevin Schofield present his political views and theories as if they were orthodoxy. If you stick to the facts, people will stick with you!

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