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caption: The West Seattle Bridge is shown shrouded in smoke from wildfires burning in California and Oregon, on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in Seattle.
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The West Seattle Bridge is shown shrouded in smoke from wildfires burning in California and Oregon, on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in Seattle.
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Repair has it

The West Seattle bridge will not be torn down. Handwashing stations have been stood up across the city. What will museum accessibility look like once institutions are able to reopen their doors? And this week’s chat with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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

The West Seattle bridge will be repaired, not replaced

A verdict has been reached on the West Seattle bridge: replace. But how and why was that decision made? Tracy Record is the editor of the West Seattle Blog, and has been following the story closely from the Accidental Island.

Seattle Street Sink

Businesses have closed down again to indoor service, meaning bathrooms are once again off limits. With libraries and community centers still closed, that makes simple things like washing hands difficult – even though it’s one of the most effective measures against the spread of COVID-19. Enter Seattle Street Sink, whose project team includes Real Change lead organizer Tiffani Mccoy.

Access for all is the goal for museums in the future

At the moment access to museums is curtailed to everyone thanks to the pandemic. But when the doors reopen, what will institutions be doing to ensure they’re accessible to all who want to visit? KUOW’s Marcie Sillman spoke to Priya Frank, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Seattle Art Museum.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 11.19

This is our last Thursday chat with mayor Jenny Durkan until December, as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A look at the bridge, family gatherings, and other reasons folks should or should not be moving around.