A voter drops off ballots on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the NewHolly Neighborhood Campus on 32nd Avenue South in Seattle.
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A voter drops off ballots on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the NewHolly Neighborhood Campus on 32nd Avenue South in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

About last night’s election

Commentary on your votes Tuesday. How Rep. Ilhan Omar united two generations of a Somali-American family. And, modestly: the problem with everything.

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Post election roundtable

Elections in the city and county took place last night – stay tuned for another week or two until all votes are counted. For round table election coverage, we spoke to KUOW’s Amy Radil and David Hyde as well as leading city council candidates Egan Orion, Tammy Morales, Alex Pedersen. We wrapped up with the Seattle Times’ Heidi Groover.

Marian Mohamed, RadioActive

Politics can drive families apart. But that wasn’t the case for Somali-American teen Marian Mohamed and her mother Mulki. For KUOW’s youth podcasting program RadioActive, Marian reports on the experience she and her mother shared after Representative Ilhan Omar became the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress last year.

Meghan Daum, The Problem with Everything

A solid wall of Fox News headlines (corroborated by Kanye West) would suggest that callout culture has gone too far. Commentator Meghan Daum agrees, and expounds on why in her new memoir The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.