Every year the Citizen University conference takes place in Seattle. Civic-minded people from around the country gather to make connections, listen and share messages of challenge and progress. This year the theme was Reckoning and Repair in America.
In a recent double bill, journalist Matt Taibbi joined author and anti-poverty advocate Joel Berg to discuss what happened in our recent presidential election and what’s next. Their talks and conversation cover ample ground, from the realities of the campaign trail and our political system, to our tendency to blame politicians instead of taking personal responsibility.
Hundreds of protesters of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration were stymied in their efforts to get to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Saturday night.
Six light rail trains skipped the airport stop entirely after Port of Seattle police tried to curtail the rising numbers of protesters there, a civil rights infringement that transit officials say won't happen again.
Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a singer who changed the lyrics to the Canadian national anthem to say 'All Lives Matter' at the Major League Baseball All-Star game Tuesday.
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson looks at nine police-involved deaths.
July 17, 2014
Staten Island, New York
Eric Garner was approached by police on the sidewalk for illegally selling loose cigarettes. NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a chokehold on Garner. A bystander video shows Garner saying “I can’t breathe” 11 times before he died.
Bill Radke speaks with civil rights lawyer Connie Rice about how she helped transform the culture of policing from a warrior model to a guardian model at the LAPD, and why she believes such changes are possible elsewhere.
America is facing a human rights crisis that must be addressed as a matter of urgency.
That’s the gist of findings by a United Nations investigation into conditions for African Americans. And they were released back in January, long before the deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile outside of St. Paul.
Seattle’s tax on every gun and bullet sold in the city can stay, a King County Superior Court judge said Tuesday.
Judge Palmer Robinson denied a request by firearms advocates for an injunction against the measure. Approved by the City Council in August, it requires dealers to pay $25 for every gun sold and up to 5 cents for every round of ammunition sold.
The state Attorney General Bob Ferguson likes to say he heads the state’s largest law firm: There are 550 lawyers in 27 divisions. They represent the state on different cases like fraud, labor issues and consumer protection. But he felt something was missing.
Marcie Sillman talks to University of Washington communication professor David Domke about the pilgrimage he and 52 fellow travelers took to the deep south. They met with civil rights leaders and visited key monuments in the civil rights movement. The trip culminated in Selma, Alabama on the Edmund Pettus Bridge where President Obama spoke in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."
Note to our readers: This report contains some strong racial language.
This month Selma, Ala., will mark the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." That's the day police beat demonstrators attempting to march to Montgomery in support of voting rights. Some of the most iconic images of that day were captured by a white photographer — the late Spider Martin.