By Jenny Jacobs
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Citizen Tacoma explores how Tacoma's local politics function and how regular people get involved to make change. We talk to elected officials, candidates, activists, organizers, and learn how to engage and make government work for us.
||CleanEpisode 30: Marty Campbell, Candidate for Pierce County Council||On today’s episode we talk to Marty Campbell who is running for Pierce County Council. Marty has served Tacoma’s Eastside on the City Council, as well as multiple neighborhood and merchant groups for many years....||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Derek Young, Candidate for Pierce County Council||Derek Young is running to retain his seat on the Pierce County Council. In today’s episode, he helps us to better understand the differences between City Council and County Council, and what is potentially at...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Erik Hanberg, 2018 Election Preview||It’s that time of year already! Filing week is coming up, and our 2018 ballots are taking shape. On today’s episode, Channel 253 producer and super knowledgeable dude about all things local, Erik Hanberg comes...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: The March for Our Lives||Thirty-nine days after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, hundreds of thousands marched in cities all over the world to show their support for more strict gun control. These marches were...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Tanisha Jumper, Tacoma 2025||When we were interviewing candidates last year, so many of them said, “Tacoma doesn’t have a plan! We should have a plan!” Well. Turns out, we have one. It was created in 2015 and it’s...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Jessica Gavre and Candice Ruud, Tacoma #MeToo||David Sawyer represents the 29th District in Tacoma and 8 women have come forward to officially report his inappropriate behavior. He has been placed under House review, and he is currently restricted from contacting his...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Dan Voelpel and Willie Stewart, Tacoma Public Schools Levy||We are having a special election! Ballots due February 13th. The levy that was generously passed by citizens of Tacoma in 2014 needs extending. Today’s guests tell us all about Prop 1 and Prop 2...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Claudia Riedener, anti-LNG activist||You’ve most likely heard about the Liquid Natural Gas plant that is being built at the Port of Tacoma. On today’s episode we talk to Claudia Riedener, who has been a vocal leader in the...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Laurie Jinkins, Washington House of Representatives||Laurie Jinkins represents the 27th Legislative district in the Washington House of Representatives and is officially the biggest star we’ve had on the show. Our little politics nerd hearts are going pitter-pat over this episode!...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Jenny Jacobs on the Move to Tacoma Podcast||This week, we guest star on the Move to Tacoma Podcast, the one that launched us all. We join Marguerite to talk about our experiences with the podcast this year. Starting as a regular citizen...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Robert Thoms, Candidate for City Council||Robert Thoms is running to retain his seat on the Tacoma City Council. He’s the first incumbent we’ve had on the show, and it was interesting to talk to someone with concrete experience on the...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Jim Merritt, Candidate for Mayor *silly episode*||Join us for an episode of pure silliness with Mayoral candidate Jim Merritt. We play Tacoma Two Truths and a Lie, Would you Rather, and more. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Links Jim Merritt...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Victoria Woodards, Candidate for Mayor *silly episode*||Join us for an episode of pure silliness with Mayoral candidate Victoria Woodards. We play Tacoma Two Truths and a Lie, Would you Rather, and more. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Links Victoria Woodards...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Kristin Ang, Candidate for Port Commission||Kristin Ang is running for Port Commission, pos 4. It’s incredibly refreshing to hear a new voice speak so passionately about the Port and our City. Kristin could be the first person of color ever...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Eric Holdeman, Candidate for Port Commission||Everyone seems to be talking about the Port of Tacoma this election. On today’s episode we talk to Eric Holdeman who is running for Port Commissioner, Position 1. Eric is a nationally recognized emergency management expert,...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: John McCarthy, Candidate for Port Commission||The future of the Port of Tacoma is a hot topic this election. On today’s episode we talk to John McCarthy who is running for Port Commissioner, Position 1. John has been serving Tacoma and...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Lillian Hunter, Candidate for City Council||Lillian Hunter is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 6. We talk to her about her many experiences serving Tacoma and living in all parts of the city. Position 6 is the At-large position so...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Catherine Ushka, Candidate for City Council||Catherine Ushka is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 4. She has tons of experience fighting for the citizens of the East Side and is passionate about bringing attention to the issues facing this part of...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Philip Cowan, Candidate for Tacoma City Council||Philip Cowan is running for City Council, position 2 which covers much of North Tacoma, Downtown, and Northeast Tacoma. We talk about his experiences living in Tacoma and working for the Rainiers and The Grand,...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Kevin Grossman, Candidate for Tacoma City Council||Kevin Grossman is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 4, representing the East Side. We talk to him about rescuing cool, old, buildings and his experiences previously serving on the City Council in Shoreline. Kevin...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Chris Beale, Candidate for Tacoma City Council||Chris Beale is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 5, representing the South End. We talk to him about his city planning knowledge, his door-belling adventures, and his extensive experience living, working, and volunteering in...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Labor Unions in Tacoma Politics||Nathe Lawver talks to us today about the importance of labor unions and how they interact with local politics. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Sponsors Citizen Tacoma is proudly sponsored by Move to Tacoma.com....||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor||Today we talk to Julie Anderson, the Pierce County Auditor and a former Tacoma City Councilmember. The auditor’s office manages elections, animal control, licensing, and more. How does the election process work? How does the...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Victoria Woodards, Candidate for Mayor of Tacoma||Today we talk to Victoria Woodards, who is running for Mayor of Tacoma. Victoria shares her background and her vision for Tacoma. We talk about: Why she’s running for office, what she thinks of the...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Jim Merritt, Candidate for Mayor of Tacoma||Today we talk to Jim Merritt, who is running for Mayor of Tacoma. Jim shares his background and his vision for Tacoma. We talk about: Why he’s running for office, his thoughts on the last...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Evelyn Lopez, Candidate for Mayor of Tacoma||Today we talk to Evelyn Lopez, who is running for Mayor of Tacoma. Evelyn shares her background and her vision for Tacoma. We talk about: Why she’s running for office, her thoughts on last the...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Meredith Neal, Candidate for Tacoma City Council||Today we talk to Meredith Neal about her experiences running for Tacoma City Council (Position 6) and what it’s like getting involved as a newcomer to politics. Host: Jenny Jacobs Producer: Doug Mackey Links MeredithNeal.com Sponsors...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Washington Won’t Discriminate||Today we talk to Seth Kirby, campaign chair with Washington Won’t Discriminate about the “Decline to Sign” movement against state Initiative 1552. Seth is also the Executive Director of the Oasis Youth Center, an organization...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: What it’s like to run for local office||Today we talk to Erik Hanberg, a Metro Parks Tacoma commissioner, about what it’s like to run for an elected office. What does it take to run for office? It’s more than just yard signs...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Mayor Marilyn Strickland||Welcome to Citizen Tacoma. Our inaugural guest is Tacoma’s own Mayor Marilyn Strickland. We talk about what’s at stake in this year’s mayoral election, her legacy, and plenty about schools, methanol, and what makes Tacoma...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Introducing Citizen Tacoma||Welcome to Citizen Tacoma. We’ve been activated to learn more about how politics function and how regular people get involved to make change. We’re going to talk to elected officials, candidates, activists, organizers, and learn how...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Can't wait to hear more on June 13th. Also to the mayor on the podcast, that is amazing.
Yep it great to hear from candidates
So far I'm not impressed with their views but that's just about par for the course. Tacoma is full of people wanting other's approval. Can Tacoma produce people with strength to deal with criticism and conflict because you’re secure in their identity?
Great Tacoma Politics Show
Insightful interviews and great discussions done in long-form, so much better than sound bites and stump speeches. Great pod for being informed on Tacoma, WA, politics.