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caption: Esther Lucero, of the Seattle Indian Health Board, rings The Kobe Friendship Bell in Seattle Center on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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Esther Lucero, of the Seattle Indian Health Board, rings The Kobe Friendship Bell in Seattle Center on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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Caring for pandemic patients in a Native way

Esther Lucero from the Seattle Indian Health Board on efforts to distribute vaccines and care for people in a Native way. Chef Melissa Miranda, owner of Seattle's Musang restaurant, on the importance of confronting a lack of diversity in the food and restaurant industry. And our weekly update with King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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

King County Executive Dow Constantine 2.2.2021

King County Executive Dow Constantine provides the latest updates on vaccine distribution and news around the county.

Caring for patients in the Native way

The Seattle Indian Health Board operates a number of clinics for tribal members and was the first group in the state to receive the Moderna vaccine. Just Monday, the Health Board opened vaccination slots to anybody 50 and up, regardless of their ethnicity. Esther Lucero tells Bill Radke about the Board's vaccination efforts and the importance of caring for patients in a Native way.

Seattle's Melissa Miranda on confronting Bon Appetit's inequitable past

The food magazine and website Bon Appetite was called out for unequal pay, racism, appropriating cultures, and telling white-centered stories. Melissa Miranda, Seattle Chef and owner of Musang, is part of the relaunch of Bon Appetite's test kitchens from home. Miranda talks with Bill Radke about the importance of representation in the food and restaurant industry.