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Kara Peters walks through the Seattle Public Central Library to her desk before starting her shift on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in Seattle.
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What are you reading right now?

After a whole year of being closed to the public, Seattle Public Libraries is starting to re-open its branches. Bill Radke and interim chief librarian Tom Fay talk to listeners about what books they've reading, and what the library's summer plans are. Plus, what's happening with hotel shelters and a Q&A with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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

Book recommendations and reopening information with the Seattle Public Library

After a whole year of being closed to the public, Seattle Public Libraries is starting to re-open its branches. Bill Radke and interim chief librarian Tom Fay talk to listeners about what books they've reading, and what the library's summer plans are.

What's happening with Seattle hotel shelters?

Seattle is using two hotels as temporary shelters under the theory that a room of your own helps you rest and gather yourself and get into permanent housing. But Publicola's Erica Barnett says that successful outcome doesn't appear to be happening much.

Mayor Jenny Durkan, June 3 2021

Mayor Durkan sits down with Bill Radke to answer question and take listener calls.