94 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 43: Final Budget Fireworks, New COVID Vaccination Clinics, Sawant Recall Ballots Mailed, Redistricting in Court

    2021 Episode 43: Final Budget Fireworks, New COVID Vaccination Clinics, Sawant Recall Ballots Mailed, Redistricting in Court

    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 arguments behind the final reckoning of the City budget, including a battle to uncover the truth about funding for the Seattle Police Department. Plus, celebrations and concerns with the opening of a new COVID vaccination site, ballots in the mail for the Sawant recall election, and a political mess for the state redistricting commission. Also: it's never too early to start discussing holiday cookie favorites. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 26 min
    2021 Episode 42: Budget Questions, Homelessness Update, Sawant Defamation Lawsuit, 9-1-1 Study

    2021 Episode 42: Budget Questions, Homelessness Update, Sawant Defamation Lawsuit, 9-1-1 Study

    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 deep dive on the Seattle City Council's budget cut proposals, including some feedback from Mayor-Elect Harrell, a homelessness update from Councilmember Andrew Lewis, a continuing defamation lawsuit involving Councilmember Kshama Sawant, and a study of how Seattle's 9-1-1 system could soon change. Plus: thoughts on a baked dish that's so good, it's huggable. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 33 min
    2021 Episode 41: Election Aftermath, Council Budget: Crunch Time, Mayor Establishes Police Hiring Bonuses, and Mobile Home Park Legislation

    2021 Episode 41: Election Aftermath, Council Budget: Crunch Time, Mayor Establishes Police Hiring Bonuses, and Mobile Home Park 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 take a deep dive on the local November elections, the final push for a balanced City budget, emergency legislation from the Mayor on police hiring bonuses, and a long-awaited change in Seattle's mobile home park legislation. And, Kevin's keeping his cool culinary sense with a frozen treat perfect for the fall season. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2021 Episode 40: Post-Election Changes, Budget Update, Helmet Law Vote Delayed, Rent Control, Redistricting Redux

    2021 Episode 40: Post-Election Changes, Budget Update, Helmet Law Vote Delayed, Rent Control, Redistricting Redux

    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 deep dive into the post-election power shuffle within the Council and Mayor's office. Plus, an update on the city budget process, a delay in a controversial helmet law vote for the King County Board of Health, a redistricting plan, and more! Also, Kevin and Brian debate: are pancakes a finger food? If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2021 Episode 39: Vaccine Verification, County Plans to Take Over City Hall Park, Climate Change Legislation, Public Safety Survey

    2021 Episode 39: Vaccine Verification, County Plans to Take Over City Hall Park, Climate Change Legislation, Public Safety Survey

    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 King County's new vaccine verification requirements, a new County plan to take over security and management of City Hall Park, a question about climate change legislation from one of our patrons, and Seattle's annual Public Safety Survey. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2021 Episode 38: Vaccine Mandate Deadline, Construction Parking Pay, SPD Budget Deep Dive, New Homelessness Report

    2021 Episode 38: Vaccine Mandate Deadline, Construction Parking Pay, SPD Budget Deep Dive, New Homelessness Report

    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 city's vaccine mandate and how it could affect police and fire services. Plus, there's some new legislation in the works to help construction workers get compensated for parking at their job sites, a changing budget picture for the Seattle Police Department, and a new report on the city's homelessness outlook. And: a tasty October treat offers new evidence in the "bread vs. cake" debate.  If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 30 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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