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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
    • 4.4 • 21 Ratings

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

    2022 Episode 39: Mayoral Budget Presentation, Chinatown-ID Shelter Pushback, Mental Health Ballot Measure

    2022 Episode 39: Mayoral Budget Presentation, Chinatown-ID Shelter Pushback, Mental Health Ballot Measure

    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 Harrell's budget presentation this week, a look at the Seattle Police Department's risk management demand analysis and its impact on 911 alternatives, a pushback for a homeless shelter expansion in the Chinatown-ID neighborhood, a newly proposed ballot measure for mental health services, and more. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2022 Episode 38: Pre-Budget Planning, Parks District Questions, Employer Transit Program Changes

    2022 Episode 38: Pre-Budget Planning, Parks District Questions, Employer Transit Program Changes

    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 flurry of activity happening before the Mayor's budget proposal, changes coming to the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise levy, concerns about the Parks District "rangers," new costs for the city's employer transit program, and the impact of opening the West Seattle Bridge. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 30 min
    2022 Episode 37: Council Decision on Social Housing, Police Chief Finalists Selected, 911 Alternatives Plan

    2022 Episode 37: Council Decision on Social Housing, Police Chief Finalists Selected, 911 Alternatives Plan

    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 decision ahead for the City Council on the I-135 social housing measure, a new land use consideration for townhouses, the finalists for the permanent SPD chief job, a new plan for 9-1-1 alternatives, and the impacts of the Bolt Creek wildfire as well. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2022 Episode 36: Cannabis Equity, Third Avenue "Vision" Plan, Mayoral Damage Control, and More

    2022 Episode 36: Cannabis Equity, Third Avenue "Vision" Plan, Mayoral Damage Control, and More

    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 intricacies of working a city-based cannabis equity plan, a proposal to reshape Third Avenue, some damage control for Mayor Bruce Harrell after some comments about the City Council and Regional Homelessness Authority went public, the confirmation of soon-to-be SDOT Director Greg Spotts, and a look at a free statewide transit program for people under age 19. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2022 Episode 35: COVID Response Changes, Police Chief Survey, Social Housing Makes the Ballot, and More

    2022 Episode 35: COVID Response Changes, Police Chief Survey, Social Housing Makes the Ballot, and More

    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 some changes in the public health response to the COVID pandemic, new details from a public survey related to Seattle's search for a new police chief, a social housing measure that made the ballot after at first falling short, Sound Transit delays, and more! If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2022 Episode 34: Looming Budget Battle, Missing Texts Investigation, Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban, Regional Rail Questions, and More

    2022 Episode 34: Looming Budget Battle, Missing Texts Investigation, Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban, Regional Rail Questions, and More

    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 budget crisis that's not going away during the Council's summer recess, an investigation into missing text messages from former Mayor Durkan and other top city officials, a proposed ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, a question about regional rail from a podcast patron, and a look a plan to remove a section of Highway 99 in Seattle's South Park neighborhood. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

works when can open it ,

Good info but need an insider

The info provided on current issues within the council is helpful but I think it’s lost the insider edge. Kevin’s departure left a hole since he got into the details on many topics and had background on why something was going the way it was. He also had history on council actions and what they were really trying to do. The new guy (Kroman?) isn’t covering the council and doesn’t seem interested to get into details. On today’s podcast, when asked about the tone of council on a topic, that he doesn’t know since he covers transportation not council.

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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.

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Glad it is ending

Now I never have to hear about a new batch of muffins ever again.

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