We talk with Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor about the budget and how it affects what and how can do for us. Also about the jail, housing mental health patients. Sheriff Pastor talks about the militarization of some police departments and how the equipment they DO get from the feds saves lives, ours AND theirs. We also discuss good policing and not very good policing and how important it is to DE-escalate tense situations.
We discuss women’s issues with Karen Teagarden who formed Unite Women for just that purpose, to unite women.
Our only guest today is Charity Woolbright Executive Director of Mentor House. A facility that provides transitional housing for homeless youth transitioning from the foster care and juvenile justice system.
Pierce County Councilman Rick Talbert joins us to discuss the budget, the new County Services building, the jail and the new fixation on kink shops and strip clubs. EO of Massey energy who was responsible for the deaths of 29 coal miners. Wage theft right here. Despicable.
Frank is NOT happy about losing his representative.
Anders Ibsen Tacoma City Councilman joins us to discuss Healthy Tacoma.
Gillian Locascio from Washington Fair Trade Coalition tells us about the Trans Pacific Partnership. A secret trade agreement a lot of people know about but nobody seems to know what it does or what’s IN it. IF it’s SO good for us, why won’t they tell us what’s IN it and why is it such a secret?
The media and the Democratic Party lost this election for the American people.
ANOTHER school shooting, this time pretty close to home. Our nation needs to get a grip.
Dr Nathan Schlicher candidate for state House 26th district both as a candidate AND an ER physician.
Shannon Cortez election supervisor from Pierce County Auditor’s office joins us to make clear how to mark our ballots, what to do if you haven’t received yours yet and how people with disabilities can vote.
Aaron Schmookler and Adam Utley from the Yes Works join us.
We spend the hour with Judyth Vary Baker. She was a close friend of Lee Harvey Oswald and others connected with the murder of JFK in 1963. She has written of her experience with Lee Oswald as well as David Ferrie . Fascinating conversation.
Derick Young, candidate for Pierce County Council district 7 joins us to talk about issues on both sides of the Narrows.
Ebola, ISIS, Secret Service. I’m getting afraid to watch the news.
Governor “ooops” Perry from Texas refused Medicaid expansion. His citizens can’t afford to take a day off to go to the doctor if they get sick.His wonderful hospital completely botches the first case of ebola to hit the US.
State rep Laurie Jenkins (D-27) joins us to talk about Win With Women, an organization to promote women candidates statewide. Good luck, God speed.