Together Washington is a movement of diverse people who seek to strengthen the common good in our region.
PODCAST FOR THE COMMON GOOD - EPISODE 4 - BRADEN BISHOP - OUTFIELDER FOR THE SEATTLE MARINERS
Seattle Mariners outfielder Braden Bishop, along with host, Tim Gaydos, discuss how to support Africans-Americans in the USA.
Braden's team, the Seattle Mariners, has the most African-American players of any team in Major League Baseball. Join us as Braden shares some powerful thoughts during our conversation on racism, supporting blacks as a white man, and what goes down in the Clubhouse.
Episode 3 of the Podcast for the Common Good - Former Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis
In a time when divisions seem to increase by the day, how do we find common ground together? Even in a pandemic, our political leaders have a hard time working together. One such leader known for working across the aisle and consensus building was Michael Dukakis. Though this conversation happened a couple of months ago, before COVID-19, we think you’ll learn a lot and find it fascinating. Enjoy our discussion with Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis!
Episode 2 of the Podcast for the Common Good - Seattle Sounders - Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan
Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan have become part of the cornerstone of a dynasty in Major League Soccer with the Seattle Sounders. With two MLS championships under their belt they are just coming into their prime as players. Each are becoming forces on the US Men’s National Team as well.
What we're most inspired by is Jordan and Cristian's belief in building the fabric of our community and serving the common good.
Jordan grew up in the Seattle area and understands how important it is to give back in the city that helped shape him.
Cristian's father, Cesar, and mother, Ana, each left civil-war ravaged Guatemala and El Salvador, respectively, to start over in the U.S. They met soon after, married and moved to a town east of Los Angeles, where they raised Cristian and two other sons.
Join us on this fascinating conversation as we hear more about Jordan and Cristian’s upbringing, their heart for Seattle, when they first became best friends, and their thoughts on soccer, the USMNT and more!
Episode 1 - Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman was born in Mexico and immigrated to the US, where she has been a catalyst in our community for building the common good for years. Monica is the co-founder and director of the Evergrey, a daily digital news publication that helps Seattleites make the most of their city. She also is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire, The Daily Beast and The Columbia Journalism Review. Monica studied how to connect journalists and the public as a 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and studied political and social divisions as a 2019 Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow. She has served as vice-chair of the Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Committee, wrote the closing chapter in “The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century," and was as a juror for the 2013 and 2014 Pulitzer Prizes.
Yes, she is smart, but incredibly thoughtful and willing to embrace tensions and cross boundaries.
One thing we love about Monica is that she is not afraid to truly get on the ground and build relationships. After Trump was elected, and many in King County weren’t sure how to respond….she came up with an idea. She found a county in rural Oregon, Sherman County, which voted the same for Trump (74%) as King County did for Clinton (74%).
She asked, what if I took some Clinton voters down for a few days to hang out with some Trump voters… not to convert anyone, but to get reconnected and learn. Wow.
Enjoy our chat with Monica here.
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I loved the episode with Monica Guzman. Inspiring!