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caption: If it does take place in person, school in the fall will look very different in order to try and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Many jurisdictions are banning the use of lockers.
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If it does take place in person, school in the fall will look very different in order to try and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Many jurisdictions are banning the use of lockers.

Why some teachers don’t want to go back to school

Pediatricians and frazzled parents largely agree that they’d like to see kids back in schools this fall – but what about the folks who will have to be there with them? We speak to mayor Jenny Durkan about policing, and Senator Patty Murray about healthcare and COVID-19 relief.

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

Teachers on reopening schools in WA

Marcie Sillman talks to Larry Delaney, head of the Washington Education Association, about concerns teachers have about reopening schools this fall.

Mayor Jenny Durkan, 7.16

In the wake of her response to the protests in support of Black lives, Mayor Jenny Durkan is facing challenges to her leadership, including a recall petition. She joined us, as she does every Thursday, to answer your calls and discuss her vision for policing in Seattle.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Marcie Sillman talks to U.S. Senator Patty Murray, ranking Democrat on the Senate Health Committee about a Covid-19 vaccine and relief for people who are unemployed.