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Seattle News, Views, and Brews

Author: Brian Callanan

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Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!
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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 defense of democracy at our nation's and our state's capitols, a yearly count of unsheltered homeless people that's not happening in 2021, a delay in the Supreme Court's decision on the petition to recall Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, an update on a court case from Black Lives Matter vs. the City of Seattle, and more! Plus: find out how to get your hands on a new "Seattle News, Views, and Brews" coffee mug. It's yours at the $10 per month level, so please support us on Patreon! 
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 an upcoming decision from the Washington State Supreme Court about the recall effort facing Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a deadline this week for input on the Seattle Police Department's use of force policies, expectations at the start of the 2021 election cycle, and more! Plus, a fond look back at holiday baking, with a spicy addition from Kevin's kitchen.  If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 recent sweep of Cal Anderson Park (and what that means for other park encampments), revising the Seattle Police Department's use of force policies, an expansion of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), and some expectations for this year's state legislative session in Olympia. We also discuss a surprising yet delicious Christmas cookie ingredient and unveil some New Year's resolutions--including something very special for our patrons. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 Council's proposal for a "poverty defense" for misdemeanors, an emerging Seattle Mayor's race following Jenny Durkan's decision not to run again, a lawsuit from the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce over the City's new payroll tax for big businesses, and much more! Plus: Kevin's 5-part recipe for turning store-bought cake mix into a treat that's indistinguishable from homemade is not to be missed. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 how the Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan are gearing up to negotiate an expiring contract with the Seattle Police Officer's Guild, how the Ethics and Elections plans to regulate grassroots lobbying, and what the Council's doing with a $3 million research contract from "Black Brilliance." Plus, the origin story of Kevin's Council-covering superpowers, and Brian's revolutionary method of cupcake consumption. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 a zoning dilemma over mobile home parks, a last-minute change to police funding in the Seattle City Council budget, and the many questions surrounding the City's participatory budgeting process. Plus, Kevin reveals the secret to his holiday ginger snaps recipe, and Brian extols the virtues of a specially-spiced apple pie. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 final touches on the City budget, from police funding to homelessness encampment management. Plus, we look at the reasoning behind Mayor Durkan's decision to repair, not replace, the West Seattle Bridge, and the growing campaigns, pro and con, in the effort to recall Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Kevin also offers some baking insights on pumpkin bread, as we give special thanks for our listeners this week. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 the City's final adjustments to the 2021 budget,  the impact of a spike in COVID cases in our state and around the world, and the behind-the-scenes legal action going on in the effort to recall Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Plus, Kevin explains how a sourdough starter can finish strong when it comes to snack time, and Brian continues to talk with his mouth full. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 analyze national and local election results,  some major budget deadlines ahead for the City Council, a change in City's approach to police union bargaining, Mayor Durkan's "Clean Cities Initiative," and more!  Plus, Kevin provides a baker's perspective on what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy. WE RELY ON LISTENERS LIKE YOU to keep this podcast running. If you like what you're hearing, please support us on Patreon! 
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 City's new approach to homelessness outreach, an upcoming repair vs. rebuild decision on the West Seattle Bridge for Mayor Durkan, concerns over a record number of officers leaving the Seattle Police Department, and more! Plus, a shout-out to Mighty-O Donuts, and Kevin's latest insights on baking: a recipe for perfectly-melted chocolate ganache.  If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 issues facing the Seattle City Council as they respond to the first public hearing in their budget process, as well as a new "Community Response Group" set up by Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz. Plus, an update on the recall efforts facing Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember Kshama Sawant. We also talk with our mouths full while sampling snickerdoodles from the Midnight Cookie Company and some of Kevin's homemade jam. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 latest ordinance fast-tracking land use proposals during the COVID crisis, the start of the budget process for the city, and some new charges leveled against the Seattle Police Department regarding the SPD's use of crowd control weapons. We also talk about the baking secrets behind of the most underrated cookies of all time. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 Mayor's 2021 budget proposal--from police funding to a $100M plan to invest in BIPOC communities, and more--and a revised measure for a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers. Plus, continuing protests against police continue to raise tough crowd control policy questions for the SPD. And, a kitchen mystery explained as Kevin and Brian sample baked goods for the fall season. If you like this podcast, and have just a few dollars a month to help fund local independent journalism, please support us on Patreon! 
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 an upcoming deadline for the Seattle City Council to respond to Mayor Jenny Durkan's budget veto, plus the recall case building against Councilmember Kshama Sawant. We'll take a deep dive into a new report clearing an officer of wrongdoing after the pepper spraying of a seven year-old boy, and much more. Also, an unexpected baking ingredient that makes for a sweet coffee break treat. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 City's continuing battle with food delivery services, a challenging decision ahead on how the Seattle Police Department could use less lethal weapons, a recall petition involving Councilmember Kshama Sawant, and more! Plus, insight on some sweet, cool coffee break treats to mark the end of summer. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 deadline ahead for Seattle City Councilmembers as they consider Mayor Jenny Durkan's latest veto, some big decisions coming on e-scooters, the Seattle Police Department's new 9-1-1 plan, and more! Plus, a discussion of a simple, home-baked comfort food that goes great with any cup of coffee. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel talks with Omari Salisbury of Converge Media about new legal claims filed against the City of Seattle in the wake of the CHOP and the larger battle for racial justice, the budget impasse between the Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan, and the importance of hearing and involving the voices of a diverse community for lasting police reform. Brian will be back with co-host Kevin Schofield of SCC Insight soon. In the meantime, if you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel connects with former Seattle City Councilmember and Mayor Tim Burgess as the Council begins its two-week recess. Tim describes his ideas about what reforming the Seattle Police Department looks like, his concerns about public safety, the challenges of bridging the gaps between the Council, Mayor, and SPD, and even his brief career as a freestyle rap artist. Brian will be back with Kevin Schofield of SCC Insight soon. If you like this podcast, and want to hear it before anyone else, please support independent journalism here on Patreon!   
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 examine where compromise might be found amid the current hostility between the City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan, the loss of Seattle's first black female police Chief, Carmen Best, and the complex path ahead to find a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers. Plus, if you're looking for a sweet treat to go with your coffee, Kevin offers some baking expertise on finding substitutes for processed sugar. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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 current and future proposals to cut the Seattle Police Department's budget, how changes to the SPD's crowd control tactics could be tested in federal court, new questions about online schooling this fall, and more! Plus, we explore the mystery of why zucchini and chocolate chips go so well together, thanks to The Bird House coffee shop in West Seattle. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 
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