Ep. 107: A Seattle Homeless Advocate Responds to KOMO’s “Seattle Is Dying”

The response to KOMO TV’s hour-long piece on homelessness called “Seattle Is Dying” has been swift and strong, particularly among the progressive community in the state. We talk with the project director for Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness, Catherine Hinrichsen, about her response, and about the work her organization does, which focuses in part on the power of storytelling to humanize the issue of homelessness.

Next, a group of Indivisible members and education advocates travelled to Olympia to testify on behalf of a bill that would institute a capital gains tax in Washington, funds from which would be used to fund vital services like education. We talk with Indivisible member Kathleen Heiman about her experience.

And we wrap up with our calls to action from research team leader, Stephen Wilhelm.