What is the City of Seattle's response to anti-Asian racism?
On Tuesday, eight people were murdered in the Atlanta area -- six of whom were of Asian descent. We discuss the city's response to a local rise in anti-Asian rhetoric, bigotry, and hate crimes. Then, we talk about accessibility to a life-saving COVID treatment that's proved difficult to track down in Washington. And lastly, our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
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As anti-Asian hate crimes rise, Seattle pledges outreach and policing. Is that the right approach?
On Tuesday, eight people were murdered in the Atlanta area, six of Asian descent. This is days after a church in North Seattle was vandalized with racist anti-Asian rhetoric. Bill Radke speaks with Naomi Ishisaka, Seattle Times columnist and assistant managing editor for diversity, inclusion, and staff development, and Jane C. Hu, a Seattle-based independent journalist, about the city's response to increase outreach and police response.
COVID antibody treatments are a success. So why is it so hard to get one?
You can name the brands of the COVID vaccines -- Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson. But there's another COVID treatment under a more difficult name: monoclonal antibody treatments. But a year into this pandemic, the antibody treatment given to the former President is still elusive for those in Washington seeking it out. Bill Radke spoke with Dr. Vin Gupta, a public health physician, and professor at the University of Washington's Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 3.18
Bill Radke is joined by Mayor Durkan for our weekly conversation, centering on the city's response to a rise in anti-Asian hate-crimes.