Dennis Hanberg on Planning for Growth in Pierce County

Dennis Hanberg (AKA Mr. Hanberg) joins us to talk about what's happening in planning and public works at Pierce County and how the county relates to Tacoma's growth.

By | September 20th, 2017|Local Government, Moving to Tacoma Stories, Podcasts|Comments Off on Dennis Hanberg on Planning for Growth in Pierce County

What is going on with policing in Tacoma? #ACHH253

In our fourth Adult Civics Happy Hour, we look at the role of policing in Tacoma. Nate Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, will moderate the discussion with representatives from the ACLU, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, and an HR attorney for a school district. We'll discuss use of community relations with law [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Local Government, Podcasts, Tacoma News and Blogs, Tacoma Public Schools|Comments Off on What is going on with policing in Tacoma? #ACHH253

Cristiano Valli – On Choosing Tacoma Over Anywhere Else in the United States

Cristiano Valli, a radio host at Radio Popolare, is Italian-borne but has chosen to live in Tacoma instead of Seattle or San Francisco or anywhere else in the United States that he could live. His job is to report on the real story of the United States.

By | August 3rd, 2017|Moving to Tacoma Stories, Podcasts|Comments Off on Cristiano Valli – On Choosing Tacoma Over Anywhere Else in the United States

Kristina Walker on Advocating for Transit and Transportation

Kristina Walker, from Downtown on the Go, talks about some of the efforts state legislators used to try to change or curtail funding for Sound Transit 3 in the last session. *So far* those efforts didn't take, but Kristina talks to us about how to advocate for transit and transportation at the state, county, and [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Podcasts, Tacoma Transit|Comments Off on Kristina Walker on Advocating for Transit and Transportation

How do we fund education after McCleary? #ACHH253

This is the recording from our third Adult Civics Happy Hour event so far. Adult Civics Happy Hour (#ACHH253) is an opportunity for real talk about what's happening in local government. We want to help regular people get involved and make their voice heard! During this event, moderator Nate Bowling (2016 Washington State Teacher of [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Podcasts, Tacoma Politics, Tacoma Public Schools|Comments Off on How do we fund education after McCleary? #ACHH253

Union Club – a new coworking space in Tacoma

Josh Kilen, from Kilen IT, and Lynda Lopez, community manager at Surge Tacoma, talk about coworking in Tacoma and the newest Tacoma coworking space: Union Club!

By | July 7th, 2017|Downtown Tacoma, Podcasts|Comments Off on Union Club – a new coworking space in Tacoma

Tacoma’s History with Michael Sullivan – Part 6 (1990s to today)

Michael Sullivan knows the history of all things Tacoma. He blogs regularly at tacomahistory.live. On today's podcast he shares fascinating stories and nuggets from Tacoma's history. Today's episode covers (roughly) Tacoma's history from the 1970s to 1990s.

By | July 3rd, 2017|Downtown Tacoma, North Slope Historic District, North Tacoma, Podcasts, Proctor District|Comments Off on Tacoma’s History with Michael Sullivan – Part 6 (1990s to today)

Tacoma’s History with Michael Sullivan – Part 5 (1970s to 1990s)

Michael Sullivan knows the history of all things Tacoma. He blogs regularly at tacomahistory.live. On today's podcast he shares fascinating stories and nuggets from Tacoma's history. Today's episode covers (roughly) Tacoma's history from the 1970s to 1990s.

By | June 25th, 2017|Downtown Tacoma, Podcasts|Comments Off on Tacoma’s History with Michael Sullivan – Part 5 (1970s to 1990s)

What does the city council DO anyway? #ACHH253

This is the recording from our second Adult Civics Happy Hour event. (We have no podcast version of the first event, but you can watch the Facebook livestream here.) Adult Civics Happy Hour (#ACHH253) is an opportunity for real talk about what's happening in local government. We want to help regular people get involved and make [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Podcasts, Tacoma Politics|Comments Off on What does the city council DO anyway? #ACHH253

Part 2: Who is running for office in Tacoma and Pierce County?

Four guests (yes it was a full room) join Marguerite to discuss the recent candidate filings. This is an honest conversion with a progressive view of politics in Tacoma. The guests are all active in local politics which means that some of them have endorsed candidates or are working for candidates. They all disclose that [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Podcasts, Tacoma Politics, Tacoma Public Schools|Comments Off on Part 2: Who is running for office in Tacoma and Pierce County?