Seattle City Council member Nick Licata is on the show this week! He talks about what he's learned about the city over the course of five terms (this one being his last), and he offers some insight into Mayor Ed Murray's sudden reversal on a plan to make Seattle more affordable by up-zoning the city's single-family residential areas. Licata also offers his picks for the upcoming primary election. DON'T FORGET! Ballots are due on August 4th, and if you want The Stranger's endorsements just click on over to our web site. Also on the show: Charles Mudede, who's invited to spill the contents of his mind and, accepting the invitation, talks about Greece, The Matrix, body cams, and Cecil the Lion. Plus the music of SSDD, which is playing Pizza Fest on August 8!
In case you haven't heard, a GRAND BARGAIN has been reached by a mayoral committee tasked with solving Seattle's housing crisis. How grand is this bargain? Stranger writer Ansel Herz is on the show to tell us exactly how grand, and to explain what this bargain's going to mean for apartment dwellers, single-family homeowners, and developers over the next 10 years. Also on the show: Leila Marie Ali, who managed to find $400-a-month rent in the midst of Seattle's housing crisis by living in a tiny, tiny house on wheels. What happens when a city inspector tries to figure out whether a tiny house on wheels deserves a permit, and if so, what kind? Leila tells all. And then Stranger art critic Jen Graves stops by to tell us about the upcoming Seattle Art Fair, borne out of a Paul Allen "fever dream." Plus the music of Girlpool, playing the Capitol Hill Block Party on July 25!
Did that New Yorker article blow up your nice, calm summer, too? You know, the one called "The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle"? Feeling freaked out about the article, we haul in Seattle Times science writer Sandi Daughton, a local earthquake expert and the author of Full Rip 9.0, to tell us just how terrified we really should be. Helpfully, Doughton also describes what she's keeping in her earthquake kit these days and tells us what to do when the shaking starts. We also bring Rich Smith back on catch us up on the latest batshit comments from Donald Trump and to tell us what he learned while reading Harper Lee's "new" book, Go Set a Watchman. (Which is really an old, old manuscript that was initially thought of as just a failed early attempt on Lee's way to writing her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.) Wondering whether you should read the "new" book or just pretend you read it? Rich has the answer. Plus the music of Ephrata, a local band playing the Capitol Hill Block Party on July 24!