Today we hear about female mayors. Seattle will elect a female mayor in November, 2017. So will Everett, as its first female mayor. League moderator Karen Madsen interviews David Unger, Ph.D., Director of Curatorial Services, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, and Joan Smith, immediate past president of LWVSC, who share their knowledge about Seattle Mayor Bertha Knight Landes, who served from 1922-1930. Her amazing start from city council member to acting mayor who fired the police chief and took over is an exciting story of a woman who put the city before politics.
Three perspectives on Islamophobia: League members Brenda Belanos-Ivory and Chad Kinzel interview three Muslim American citizens who share their experiences and ideas about the current atmosphere surrounding this issue in our county. You'll hear from Ahmed (AJ) Alwadi, Wasi Shayek, and Sister Mohammed.
The City of Everett has seven at-large Council members for a city of 105,000+ residents. A group has been working on getting an initiative on the November, 2017, ballot to change the Council to five district and two at-large members. Tune in to hear the lively discussion of the pros and cons. KSER News and Public Affairs Director Ed Bremer moderates the panel of Megan Dunn and Greg Lineberry, speaking for the initiative, and Michael Swanson and Jon Bauer, speaking against the initiative. League member Lois Wentink presents the League's position on council makeup with district voting.
Join League member Karen Madsen to hear the questions and answers following the screening of a film called "The Long Night." This is a locally-produced documentary by Tim Matsui. The film follows two teenage girls in Seattle who become child sex exploitation victims, as well as the police who track them and work with them. This program also includes information about the upcoming primary election filing periods and races across our county in 2017.
League moderator Brenda Belanos-Ivory presents a potpourri of topics and issues for our listeners. Leading off is Mayor Barbara Tolbert of Arlington, WA, recipient of the LWVSC 2017 Democracy in Action Award. Mayor Tolbert describes being a finalist for a $3 million dollar prize in America's Best Cities competition. The Arlington-Darrington 11 initiatives for the Valley residents continues to improve the region following the devastating Oso slide of 2014. The program then shifts gears to focus on cold weather shelters in Snohomish County. Everett Gospel Mission CEO Sylvia Anderson shares her perspective on the need, the number of locations offering shelter, and some reasons why people continue to live outside of a shelter. Finally Zoe Wazlik of the Marysville Emergency Cold Weather Shelter relates stories of the people she coordinates to be present during those freezing nights as well as the individuals and families seeking shelter for the night.
Join League member Karen Madsen as we listen to the recent Oil Transportation Forum, sponsored by the League Transportation Committee, and held in January at the Sno-Isle Lynnwood Library. Department of Ecology oil transportation rules writer Jace Brooks, and Section Manager Rob Dengel described the 2015 law passed regulating the transportation of oil in trains across the state. Audience Q&A followed.
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