Singer-songwriter, and now memoirist, Ani DiFranco
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Singer-songwriter, and now memoirist, Ani DiFranco
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To the teeth: Ani DiFranco reflects on school shootings and more

The singer-songwriter on what happens when you write a song you wish you could stop playing. Chinese tariffs hit home in Washington State, along with climate change-driven floods. And, says Melinda Gates, we could be doing a lot better at lifting women off.

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Ani DiFranco, No Walls and the Recurring Dream

Ani DiFranco has been a music scene icon for thirty years. But her most recent writing isn’t songs. It’s a memoir, called No Walls and the Recurring Dream. She spoke with Bill Radke about how politics shows up in her life and art.

Chinese tariffs come to Washington

Higher costs on ORCA cards and further declines in Boeing sales are just some of the possible effects on Washington as Chinese tariffs rise. Bill Bryant served on the Seattle Port Commission from 2008-2015, and was Washington’s Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2016.

Relocating Hamilton, WA due to floods

When flood waters come to Hamilton, Washington, they rise fast. There’s a proposal by a Seattle nonprofit called Forterra that would move the entire town across the highway and out of the Skagit River’s floodplain. But how can you ask people to leave their homes? Ted Alvarez is science and environment editor for Crosscut, and has done reporting on climate change refugees in Washington.

Melinda Gates, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Empowering women seems like a bit of a no-brainer. And yet, says Melinda Gates, we don’t do it nearly as often as we could or should. Her new book is called The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.

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