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caption: A 'Park Temporarily Closed' sign is shown as Seattle police and Parks and Recreation sweep unhoused people from Denny Park on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Seattle.
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A 'Park Temporarily Closed' sign is shown as Seattle police and Parks and Recreation sweep unhoused people from Denny Park on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Denny Park sweep goes against pandemic guidance

Does the Denny Park sweep go against Seattle's pandemic policy? KUOW reporter Casey Martin tells us about the sweep this morning and Dawn Whitson, an outreach care coordinator, tells us about the limited options and challenges in her work. Also, now that teachers in Washington state can get the vaccine, when will they get back to schools? And we hear about a Colorado Public Radio podcast about struggling with addiction.


Denny Park Encampment Sweep

The CDC has recommended not sweeping homeless encampments due to the pandemic. The city of Seattle moved forward with a sweep in Denny Park because of overwhelming 911 calls. Bill Radke spoke with KUOW reporter Casey Martin about the sweep and why the city went against the recommendation.

Reaching unsheltered people in a pandemic

The pandemic presented its own set of challenges to homelessness outreach and access to basic care. Bill Radke spoke with Dawn Whitson, a homelessness out reach care coordinator, about accessing basic care, vaccine hesitancy, and limited shelter capacity.

WA state teachers can get vaccines

Gov. Inslee announced that teachers, child care workers are now eligible for the vaccine. Bill Radke spoke with Evan Bush, a Seattle Times reporter, about the roll out change and what we can expect next.

A Colorado Public Radio podcast about addiction and recovery

Drug overdoses and related deaths are rising across the country. What does it take to recover? Bill Radke spoke with CPR’s Vic Vela, the host of Back From Broken, a podcast that talks to people struggling with addiction, mental illness, and PTSD.