This week, Stranger food critic Angela Garbes stops by to talk about her incredible feature from the current issue, “The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am.” Then, Stranger book critic/national politics correspondent Rich Smith described the scene of the Rand Paul rally at Town Hall this week. Guest Host: Stranger Music & Arts Editor Sean Nelson (in for Eli Sanders one last time). Music: Shelby Earl feat. The Spectacles “Stay With Me Tonight,” and two from Briana Marela’s excellent new album, All Around Us: “Surrender,” and “Take Care of Me.”
This week on Blabbermouth: Sydney Brownstone stops by to discuss the weird epidemic of baby seal kidnapping (in the name of baby seal “rescue”) on Seattle’s beaches. Also, Jen Graves talks about the underreported mass killing that inspired of an installation at Seattle Art Museum—and why it’s directly relevant to social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. And Dan Savage weighs in on what that Ashley Madison membership really cost you. Music by Seattle band The Weather, from their brand new album Waters Electric (www.theweather.fm). Stranger Arts & Music Editor Sean Nelson is guest host. Eli Sanders is still on vacation.
This week, Blabbermouth welcomes Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal to discuss her guest editorial about feeling heartbroken after the failed Bernie Sanders/Social Security rally at Westlake last weekend. But was it really a failure? Staff writers Sydney Brownstone and Rich Smith also stop by to talk about their experiences reporting from that same rally. The music is by this week's guest host, Stranger Music & Arts Editor Sean Nelson, filling in for Eli Sanders, who is on a well-deserved vacation.
Rich Smith is on the show again for a very special review of this week's Republican presidential debates—both the "kids table" debate AND the "adults table" debate. Also: now that Seattle's primary election has concluded, city council candidate Michael Maddux stops by to talk about the results in each of the new council districts (including his own) and what they all mean. And then Stranger art critic Jen Graves takes us on a tour of what she saw at the first-ever, Paul-Allen-funded, impressively successful Seattle Art Fair. Plus the music of La Luz, which is playing at the Showbox on August 7!