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caption: FareStart, a Seattle non-profit that helps people transition from homelessness and addiction, had to retool its culinary training program during the pandemic.  In-person instruction, like this one, is now taught online.
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FareStart, a Seattle non-profit that helps people transition from homelessness and addiction, had to retool its culinary training program during the pandemic. In-person instruction, like this one, is now taught online.
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With Zoom classes and uncertain jobs, how do you offer restaurant training in a pandemic?

FareStart is working it out. New, laxer guidelines on school reopening alarm teachers. Teaching Native history in Washington schools. And this year’s final chat with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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

FareStart during the pandemic

FareStart has been offering restaurant training to homeless and unemployed folks for nearly 30 years. How are they handling their mission during a pandemic that has seen massive hospitality closures? Ross Reynolds spoke with chief mission and enterprise officer Michelle McDaniel and program graduate Rachel Dillon.

Seattle schools now being urged to reopen

Governor Inslee has announced a plan to reopen schools, and not everyone’s thrilled about it. It sets up another clash between the teacher’s union and the district. KUOW’s Ann Dornfeld has been following the story.

Native history education in Washington

In 2015, Washington passed a curriculum called “Since Time Immemorial” that seeks to teach accurate Native history. Manola Secaira, Crosscut’s Indigenous Affairs reporter, takes a look at how it’s going.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 12.17

This is Mayor Durkan’s last chat with us of 2020. She and Ross Reynolds looked back on a complex year, and forward to one in which she’s said she will not run for re-election.