Citizen Tacoma show

Citizen Tacoma

Summary: Citizen Tacoma explores how Tacoma's local politics function and how regular people get involved to make change. We talk to elected officials, candidates, activists, organizers, and learn how to engage and make government work for us.

Podcasts:

 Talking about Climate Change with Commissioner Kristin Ang, Port of Tacoma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:58

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we dive into the issues surrounding climate change with Port Commissioner Kristin Ang. Elected in 2019, she talks about her experience on the port commission, how she thinks about climate change, and how the Port of Tacoma (and ports around the world) are thinking about how they can reduce carbon emissions in shipping and trade.

 Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland on Roe v Wade, infrastructure, and more | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:49

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland of Washington's 10th District joins the podcast today to talk about recent national news—the likely overturning of Roe v Wade, mass shootings, social media, Russia, infrastructure, and K-Dramas. Enjoy! Links Channel 253 membership

 Andrea Cobb on governing in local office | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:13

Andrea Cobb, former school board member, and host Erik Hanberg, former Metro Parks Tacoma commissioner, chat about their experience governing in local office. What's it like to set policy? How do you enact change? What's it like working with the public? And a lot more. If you've wondered about serving in office, or what the experience of your elected officials is like, I hope you enjoy this conversation. Links Channel 253 membership Bench bookkeeping

 Catherine Ushka, Tacoma City Council | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:29

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, the podcast touches base with Catherine Ushka to talk about homelessness in Tacoma, housing affordability, and what's happening on the eastside and south end of Tacoma. Check it out! Links Channel 253 membership

 Korey Stroizer, Tacoma School Board | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:59

It's the "off-season" for elections, so Citizen Tacoma is touching base with elected officials and community leaders around the region to see what's happening with local government. This week, School Board Director Korey Strozier joins the podcast to talk about student safety in schools, what education looks like coming out of the pandemic, and why the Superintendent has been substitute-teaching in classrooms recently. Enjoy. Links Channel 253 membership

 Will Hausa, Community Observer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:56

Will Hausa was one of the two community members to observe the negotiations between the City of Tacoma and the police union that represents Tacoma officers. Having two community members observe the negotiations is new for Tacoma and—with a finalized contract—it was a good time for Citizen Tacoma to find out what that process was like. On this episode, Will Hausa shares his experience observing and participating in the contract negotiations, including what he saw from both the city and the union, what he would like to see improved in later contracts, and his thoughts on what can be done to improve policing outside the police union contract. Links Channel 253 membership

 Policy Roundup with Kristina Walker, Tacoma City Council | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:01

A lot happened in the last two weeks at the Tacoma City Council. They passed Phase 1 of Home in Tacoma, hired a new police chief, adopted a Climate Action Plan, and didn't pass a camping ban. It was time to learn more. Tacoma City Councilmember Kristina Walker joins the podcast to talk about what's happening (and what's not) with the Tacoma City Council. Links Channel 253 membership

 Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor, and the state of voting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:44

Citizen Tacoma checks in with Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson about the state of voting in 2021. We talk about the rollbacks in the Voting Rights Act that have been enacted in the last few decades, as well as the potential for changes, such as the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. We also discuss how our elections are doing in Washington State and how we can "hold down our corner of the tent." Finally, we ask Julie the big question about the now vacant Secretary of State position. Enjoy! Links Channel 253 membership  

 Sarah Rumbaugh—Tacoma City Council Candidate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:26

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we hear from Sarah Rumbaugh, who is running for Tacoma City Council District 2. She will be on the November ballot. We talk about social justice, homelessness, fossil fuels at the port, policing and public safety, and more. Enjoy! Links Sarah Rumbaugh Channel 253 membership

 Kelly Blucher—Tacoma City Council Candidate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:02

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we hear from Kelly Blucher, who is running for Tacoma City Council District 2. She will be on the November ballot. We talk about social justice, homelessness, fossil fuels at the port, policing and public safety, and more. Enjoy! Links Kelly Blucher Channel 253 membership

 Anne Artman—Tacoma City Council Candidate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:30

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we hear from Anne Artman, who is running for Tacoma City Council District 5. She will be on the November ballot. We talk about social justice, homelessness, fossil fuels at the port, policing and public safety, and more. Enjoy! Links Anne Artman Channel 253 membership

 Joe Bushnell—Tacoma City Council Candidate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:12

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we hear from Joe Bushnell, who is running for Tacoma City Council District 5. He will be on the November ballot. We talk about refugees, homelessness, fossil fuels at the port, policing and public safety, and more. Enjoy! Links Joe Bushnell Channel 253 membership

 Brett Johnson—candidate for Tacoma City Council | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:55

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we hear from Brett Johnson, who is running for the city-wide seat on the Tacoma City Council. He will be on the November ballot. We talk about homelessness, planning and zoning in Tacoma, fossil fuels at the port, policing and public safety, and more. Enjoy! Links Brett Johnson Channel 253 membership

 Kiara Daniels—candidate for Tacoma City Council | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:44

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we hear from Kiara Daniels, who is running for the city-wide seat on the Tacoma City Council. She will be on the November ballot. We talk about affordable housing, the economy, climate change, policing and public safety, and more. Enjoy! Links Kiara Daniels Channel 253 membership

 Victoria Woodards—Tacoma Mayoral Race | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:54

On this episode of Citizen Tacoma, we hear from Victoria Woodards, who is running to keep her seat as Mayor of Tacoma. We talk about affordable housing homelessness, jobs, the port, climate change, policing and public safety, racism, budgets, and more. All three candidates for mayor of Tacoma join the show, so after you listen to this, go listen to the other interviews! Links VictoriaWoodards.com Interview with Jamika Scott Interview with Steve Haverly Channel 253 membership  

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