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caption: Chef Kristi Brown poses for a portrait outside of the Liberty Bank Building at the intersection of 24th Avenue and East Union Street on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Seattle.
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Chef Kristi Brown poses for a portrait outside of the Liberty Bank Building at the intersection of 24th Avenue and East Union Street on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Seattle.
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In a time of isolation, finding communion

Our need for restaurants hasn’t lessened during the pandemic: quite the reverse. This week’s chat with King County Executive Dow Constantine, joined by County Director of Public Health Patty Hayes. Does drug decriminalization have the effect on incarceration that you think it does? And the residual trauma we’ll pay for later.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Kristi Brown, Communion

Scores of Seattle restaurants – new and storied, big and small – have bowed to the pressures of COVID-19 and closed their doors this year. But one new location is opening up, and trusting to community to sustain them. Kristi Brown of That Brown Girl Cooks! has a new spot in the Central District. It’s called Communion.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Director of Public Health Patty Hayes 12.15

This week, King County Executive Dow Constantine is joined by Seattle/King County Director of Public Health Patty Hayes. They spoke about priorities for coronavirus vaccine distribution, outreach to marginalized communities and urgency within congregate housing settings, and more.

Oregon decriminalizes drugs; is Washington next?

Oregon has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of any drug, and there’s a push in Washington to do the same. But what effect will that really have on arrests, prosecution, and the fight against the War on Drugs? Temper your expectations, says University of Washington law professor Katherine Beckett.

John Moe on mental health and COVID

Writer John Moe, author of the book The Hilarious World of Depression and creator of the eponymous podcast, has been thinking about mental health in this pandemic. He says we’re all suffering residual trauma, and we won’t feel the full effects until we’re out of the woods.