What defines a family?
The way we define "family" has always changed. It's not as simple as blood relatives or extended legal family. But in Washington, getting legal recognition of your "chosen family" -- those who aren't related to us in a traditional sense, but are as close to family as anything else -- is still impossible. Plus, we talk summer solstice activities and host another conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
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The summer solstice is here. To celebrate, try running a labyrinth
The summer solstice marks the long descent toward gray and dark Seattle winters. But it also marks one of humanity's long running celebrations across religions and cultures. Bill Radke speaks with Beth Amsary from Gathering Ground, who's set up some celebratory labyrinths at St. Marks Cathedral on Capitol Hill.
Finding your chosen family
How we define families has always changed. It's gone beyond the so-called nuclear family to include step parents, foster children, and also caregivers, drag mothers, and friends. We sometimes call these our chosen family. Bill Radke speaks with Attorney Melissa Hall, from Smol Law, and Community Advocate and activist Saara Majid about the struggle to recognize chosen families in Washington.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 6.17.21
Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan about policing, the West Seattle Bridge, and her time as mayor of Seattle.