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When 'Socialism' stopped being a dirty word

When did 'socialism' change from a dirty word to a popular political movement? Bill Radke speaks to John Judis, author of the new book The Socialist Awakening. Plus, a conversation on assistance for undocumented restaurant workers during the pandemic, and a review of last weekend's protests in Tacoma.

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

John Judis on The Socialist Awakening

When did socialism change from a dirty word to a viable political movement? And is it viable throughout the US, or just in liberal Seattle? Bill Radke sits down with author John Judis to talk about his new book 'The Socialist Awakening'.

How the economic shutdown has hit undocumented restaurant workers

There are an estimated 240,000 undocumented immigrants in Washington state. As of 2016, they make up 5% of our workforce. And when the pandemic hit, many were left without the assistance US citizens received. Food writer and professional baker Alana Al-Hatlani spoke to Bill Radke about what assistance undocumented workers can get, and how they're getting by.

Unpacking Tacoma's January 24th protest

On Saturday evening a Tacoma police patrol car ran into a group of people downtown. On Sunday protestors hit the streets in response. Two people were arrested and some property was damaged. Tacoma News Tribune reporter Chase Hutchinson was on the scene.

How museums are surviving the economic shutdown

Most museums have been closed due to state restrictions since March of last year. KUOW's Ross Reynolds reporters on how museums are getting by without revenue from visitors.