The Podcast for the Common Good
Welcome to the Common Good podcast. As our city and region have grown exponentially our social fabric and connective tissue have not kept up and in some case is eroding. We believe that sharing moving and inspirational stories and conversations of our residents, politicians, activists, athletes and artists is a necessary way to foster relationships between people of all backgrounds and beliefs so we can work together to build the common good.
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Jun 14, 2021
Today we are joined by Major League Baseball umpire Mike Muchlinski. We get an inside view of what it’s like to be a MLB ump, plus Mike is involved in his community and we hear stories of service.
Jun 7, 2021
Matt Larkin joined the podcast today. Matt just announced his candidacy for US Congress in the Washington 8th District. He has been a long-time community leader, and shares his ideas, heart and vision for the state of Washington.
May 31, 2021
Auburn Mayor, Nancy Backus, the first female Mayor in the city’s history, joins the program to talk about the new approach the city is taking to handle homelessness in Auburn.
May 24, 2021
Amy King joined us today on the podcast. She is the Co-Founder of Square Peg Construction, Founder of Weld, and the Founder and CEO of Pallet. She is doing amazing work in our community. Her company hires people that cannot normally find jobs because they are exiting the criminal justice system and she is giving hope to the homeless by building Pallet homes for shelter and a fresh start.
May 17, 2021
Today, we had Bruce Harrell on the podcast. Bruce is a long-time Seattle community leader, graduate of UW and Rose Bowl champion, who served as President of the Seattle City Council. Bruce is now running for Mayor of Seattle and he has some amazing ideas on how to help small businesses and the houseless in our community. He believes leaders need to acknowledge what is not working for positive changes to start happening.
May 10, 2021
Today we had on Josh Ford, Coach for the Tacoma Defiance and the Sounders Academy, and Sean Muldoon, Head Strength-and-Conditioning Coach for the Sounders. Josh and Sean spoke about working to improve justice in our local community through their new organization, The Athletic Justice Collective.
May 3, 2021
Michelle Merriweather joined us on today's program. She is the CEO of Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and she was named one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Seattle of 2020. She told our listeners about all the amazing things her organization is doing throughout our community and how she became inspired to become the leader she is today.
Apr 26, 2021
Miri Cypers joined us on the podcast. She is the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League. She gave us the history of the ADL and how they are trying to make a world where no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.