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Washington State Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis
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Racism in criminal courts, as seen by this WA Supreme Court Justice

Bill Radke talks with Washington Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis about restorative justice, systemic racism in the criminal justice system and her involvement with Washington Native American tribes. We hear from two candidates vying to be Seattle’s next mayor as part of our series introducing voters to the candidates, their top priorities and why they’re running. And move over McMansions, here comes McModerns!

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

Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis on systemic racism, restorative justice

In December 2019, Raquel Montoya-Lewis became the first Native American appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court. Justice Montoya-Lewis spoke with Bill Radke about systemic racism in the criminal justice system, restorative justice and how her past work with Washington Native American tribes influenced her legal thinking.

Seattle mayoral candidate: Jessyn Farrell

We continue our ongoing series of conversations with each of the candidates in the Seattle mayor’s race, at least those who returned our calls. This week, Bill Radke talks with former Washington state representative Jessyn Farrell about her decision to enter the race and what she thinks are the city’s most pressing challenges.

Seattle mayoral candidate: Matthew F. Ervin

We continue our ongoing series of conversations with each of the candidates in the Seattle mayor’s race, at least those who returned our calls. This week, Bill Radke talks with Matthew F. Ervin, a security guard in Seattle to hear why he entered the race and the key challenges he thinks the city faces.

Move over McMansions, here comes McModerns

From our archives we pulled this gem: a conversation Bill Radke taped in 2019 with Kate Wagner, an architecture critic at The New Republic and creator of the blog “McMansion Hell.” Wagner explains the evolution of McMansions into McModerns which she argues also amount to an architectural eyesore, albeit in a smaller package.