4/3: Brent Hartinger, Author and Screenwriter

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Brent Hartinger is an author of fiction, a screenwriter, and a world traveler with lots of ties to Tacoma. He joins me remotely today from Austin, Texas. Welcome to the show! Interview begins at .

4/2 Update: Stay at Home Order Extension

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News Break: In a 5pm news conference today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced an extension of Washington State’s stay-at-home order through May 4. The same rules that have closed non-essential businesses and other public places will continue to apply, with the intention to reduce social interactions that spread COVID-19.

4/2: Richard Wakefield, Poet and Professor

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This briefing features professor and poet Richard Wakefield. He shares his advice for aspiring writers and consumers of literature, and reads a poem about a piece of western Washington history and culture. Interview begins at .

4/1: Commander RR and Ms. Darcy, of Tinkertopia

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Today’s briefing features Commander RR and Ms. Darcy, owners of Tinkertopia. They talk about some of the wacky creations that spring from the minds of Tacoma’s youth, how creative reuse can bring families and diverse people together, and what they love about Tacoma. Interview starts at .

3/31: Ethan Diaz, Owner of Destiny City Comics and Wrestling Champ

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Becky interviews Ethan Diaz, pro wrestler and proprietor of Destiny City Comics. He gives some recommendations for readers of different ages and interests, talks about his foray into being a small business owner, previews some aspirations for Destiny City Comics, and speaks about the richness, collaboration, and mutual support of the local artist community. Interview […]

3/30: Troy Christensen of Rainbow Center

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Becky interviews Troy Christensen, executive director of the Rainbow Center that advocates, educates, and celebrates on behalf of LGBTQ+ individuals in and around Tacoma. Troy talks about social groups for LGBTQ+ folks, demystifies pronouns, explains why a Pride flag now includes black and brown stripes, and invites listeners to a virtual dance party. Interview begins […]

3/29: Sunday Update

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No interview today, just updates!

3/28: Saturday Update

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No interview today, just updates!

3/27: Antonia Hernandez, Local Artist and Doula

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This Daily Briefing features artist, doula, and parent Antonia Hernandez, in a conversation about doula work and how some folks are expanding their birthing options, including consideration of home birth. Antonia also explores how her job and art interconnect, and gives us an inside peek at unstructured parenting. Interview begins at .

3/26: Connie Ladenburg, Pierce County Councilor

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Sam and Becky welcome Pierce County Councilor Connie Ladenberg to share what she and her fellow council members have been doing to help the community, including attention to behavioral health services, affordable housing, and support for unhoused residents. Interview begins at .