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Randolph Lopez holds an American flag while celebrating as a parade of cars drive by and honk their horns after Joe Biden was officially named the president elect on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the intersection of 10th Avenue and East Pine Street in Seattle.
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How to become a Democracy

Is America actually a democracy? Author Kristin Eberhard would say not quite. Bill Radke spoke to her about her new book 'Becoming a Democracy.' Plus, a representative of the Tulalip Tribes explains how their vaccination efforts are going. And the impact of the pandemic on health care workers' mental health.

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

Kristin Eberhard on Becoming a Democracy

Is America actually a democracy? Kristin Eberhard would say not quite. Eberhard leads the Democracy Program at the Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based sustainability think tank. She's also the author of the new book 'Becoming a Democracy.' Bill Radke spoke to her about what America's missing, and how to change.

How the Tulalip Tribes are rolling out vaccines

Washington State is currently vaccinating people 65 or older, frontline medical workers, or people over 50 in multi-generational households. But is that really the best way to go about it? The Tulalip Tribes are rolling out vaccines to the Marysville school district - teachers, staff, and faculty members. Bill Radke spoke to the Chief Administrative Officer of the Tulalip Tribes, Rochelle Lubbers, about how they came to that decision.

Is our mental healthcare system prepared to help everyone that needs it?

The pandemic is not just about physical health, but also mental health. Bill Radke spoke to John Moe, author of The Hilarious World of Depression and the Do You Mind newsletter on Substack, about if our mental healthcare system is ready to help everyone that needs it.