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July 6, 2020 28 min

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 plan to tax big businesses with JumpStart Seattle, lessons learned from the CHOP, and a new lawsuit facing the city over its new premium-pay-for-gig-workers ordinance. Plus, Kevin has some insider secrets on the magic of baking sco...

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Learn about the latest in Seattle 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 close look at Mayor Jenny Durkan's proposals and the City Council's plans to cut the city's police and transportation budgets. Plus, did the Council act too quickly enacting a ban on tear gas, pepper spray, and chokeholds? We also pre...

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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 look at the Seattle City Council's move to acquire new land for affordable housing, gig worker hazard pay, multiple plans for progressive revenue, and a fatal shooting at Seattle's newly-established protest zone, the "CHOP." Plus, we celeb...

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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 move to ban tear gas (and make other changes to Seattle Police Department protocols), what it means to "defund the police," and why Seattle Public Schools don't want officers on their campuses. Plus, we s...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs with a podcast custom-made for your coffee break! Brian Callanan, Seattle Channel host, and Kevin Schofield, of Seattle City Council Insight, take a deep dive on the City of Seattle's responses to continuing Black Lives Matter protests, the withdrawal of the motion to end the federal consent decree facing the Seattle Police Department, and the complexities of the upcoming Seattle P...

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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 the Seattle City Council's work on gig worker legislation and a development moratorium for mobile home parks, and take a deep dive on the challenges behind creating new unauthorized encampment removal rules. Plus, Kevin turns up the heat wi...

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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 close look at new legislation about sweeps of unauthorized homeless encampments, a committee meeting surrounded by legal questions, sick and safe leave for gig workers, and more! Plus, Kevin breaks down the baking magic behind a secret ingredient f...

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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 change in the Seattle City Council's approach to homeless shelters during the COVID crisis, and some new legislation that aims to provide gig workers with sick days in the midst of a pandemic. Plus, Kevin breaks down the chemistry behind why...

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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 pick apart some recent COVID-related protections for renters, a big development in Seattle's big business tax debate, a new phase for the Seattle Police Department's consent decree process, and a push to allow citizens initiatives to collect signa...

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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 the Seattle City Council's twice-delayed eviction moratorium vote, a $200M interfund loan that spells trouble for a proposed payroll tax on big businesses, as well as a West Seattle Bridge update, I-976 in the Supreme Court, and more! P...

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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 why a big business tax proposal may be dead on arrival, as well as the challenges of a city budget deficit that could reach $300 million or more. And, Kevin bakes up a treat that's a bit crunchy and a bit sweet. We're also sampling ...

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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 residential eviction moratoria (plural!), reviving the big business tax debate, and new concerns over the impact of the sweetened beverage tax. And, Kevin reveals the secret--behind the secret--of a newly released baking recipe! If you like...

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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 look at the Seattle City Council's plans for commercial rent control during the COVID crisis, as well as an internal political battle brewing over a big business tax. We also have a special guest at the end of the podcast from Bloodworks Northwest, wh...

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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 what health and economic researchers are saying about how long a "stay home" COVID-19 order should stay in place, what the Seattle City Council is discussing with a new "Amazon Tax," and an unexpected courtroom twist in the city...

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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 how the COVID-19 emergency is challenging how cities like Seattle conduct their official business (and the job of reporters), and a look at the surprise shutdown of the West Seattle Bridge, and more. Plus, we continue to talk with our ...

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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 City of Seattle's response to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as a looming transit service ballot measure impacted by the outbreak. And, Kevin's latest baking exploits include a treat worth crunching into! We also talk with ou...

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Helping keep you connected in a time of social distancing, in about the time you'd take for a coffee break! Emmy-winning host Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Seattle City Insight's Kevin Schofield break down the details on the Seattle area's coronavirus response, plus a wrap on the 2020 state legislative session, and more, including a stress-baked delight from Kevin and a spotlight on a local bakery, too! Stay hea...

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Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan and Seattle City Council Insight's Kevin Schofield team up to discuss Seattle's response to the coronavirus outbreak, some new "Tax Amazon" legislation introduced by Kshama Sawant and Tammy Morales, and Brian's efforts to perfect the "Yin-Yang Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe. 

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Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan and Seattle City Council Insight's Kevin Schofield break down a new proposal from Mayor Jenny Durkan on winter evictions, a major departure in the wake of another criticized report from the city's Navigation Team, a budget battle over Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, transportation tax concerns, and... Kevin delivers a mysteriously delicious cookie!

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Host Brian Callanan, of Seattle Channel, and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight break down issues surrounding the Seattle City Council's concerns over a new state business tax plan for homeless services. Also, a look at what a 40-camp limit could mean for the City's endorsed homeless encampment ordinance, a look at sweetened beverage tax studies, and, Kevin's stellar work as a baker of macarons. 

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