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This week we're looking at the words we use

Jul 15, 2016

This week, Ron Smith, the leader of Seattle’s Police Officers’ Guild, resigned. His resignation came after the fallout from a comment he posted to Facebook that read, “The hatred of law enforcement by a minority movement is disgusting … #Weshallovercome.”

However, according to Smith, his resignation has more to do with his approach to police reforms. So what does the city need to do next to keep police reform moving forward under new leadership?

At the memorial service for five police officers killed in Dallas, President Obama said that we are “not as divided as we seem.” According to a New York Times/CBS poll, 69 percent of Americans say race relations are generally bad. How bad are race relations today in the United States? How do we move towards mending them?            

And Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement says it’s time to stop using the word “foodie.” What other food terms should we no longer say?  

We'll tackle these subjects and more on Week in Review.

Special note: The live broadcast of today's show is expected to be interrupted by special coverage of remarks from President Obama.

Listen to the live discussion Friday at noon and join in by following @KUOW and using #KUOWwir (we may share your comments on air). Audio from the show will be added to this post by 3 p.m.

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Bill Radke @KUOWRadke, host

Jonathan Martin @jmartin206 is an opinion columnist for The Seattle Times.

Lorena González @CMLGonzalez is a member of the Seattle City Council.

Gyasi Ross @BigIndianGyasi is a local writer, activist and lawyer.

Special guest Bethany Jean Clement @BJeanClement is a food writer for the Seattle Times

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