Life On The Margins
Life On The Margins
Jini Palmer, South Seattle Emerald, Marcus Harrison Green, Town Hall, Enrique Cerna
For some people, power is the ability to speak as truly as possible. Not everyone has that power or the ability to act on it. Too often that opportunity has been denied to historically marginalized groups. Much of our media systemically pushes them and their stories to the edges of society. But we're proof that if you speak loudly enough, your voice can still triumph, even from the margins. Every single podcast will strive to spotlight, elevate and amplify stories not just about our marginalized communities, but from within, and alongside them. Join us as we loudly trumpet Life On the Margins. ____________________________________________________________________ Hosted By : Enrique Cerna // Jini Palmer // Marcus Harrison Green ____________________________________________________________________ Presented in Partnership w/ Town Hall Seattle & The South Seattle Emerald
Election 2020, The Day After
We examine the results of Election 2020 from the extremely tight Presidential race, the divisions in America today as well as state races of note.
Nov 5
31 min
Taking Aim at Seattle's Gun Violence
Two recent shootings in Seattle’s Rainier Beach community left two people dead and eight injured. Unfortunately, it reflects the growing gun violence problem in Seattle, King County and numerous other major cities in America. Too often, the victims are young men of color. At a time when police accountability has become a major issue, what can be done to curb the violence. Are community-based efforts where a difference can be made? What can be done to stop the gunfire?
Oct 9
35 min
The Shooting of Jacob Blake: A Pro Sports Backlash
The shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin sparked fear, anger, protests, and walkouts in the professional sports world. We talk with New York Times writer Kurt Streeter, a Seattle resident, whose Sports of the Times column examines how the walkouts set a new high bar for protests in professional sports as African American athletes and their allies are demanding racial justice.
Sep 11
37 min
Addiction & Change
In this bonus episode Erica C. Barnett shares how her journey through addiction led her to writing her new book Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery.
Aug 18
27 min
Defund the Police Pt. III
The killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed added momentum to a growing movement across the nation calling for police departments to be defunded. In our "LIVE" season 1 finale one of our guests, Ijeoma Oluo, author of the best-selling book, So You Want to Talk About Race, gave an excellent explanation of why she thinks the police department should be defunded. Shortly afterwards, we decided to put together a three-part series with the Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best, TraeAnna Holiday a community organizer with the King County Equity Now Coalition, and Seattle City Council President Lorena Gonzalez, to hear all sides of this debate. Part Three : On this episode, Seattle City Council President Lorena Gonzalez reacts to the surprising retirement announcement of Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best. Gonzalez also talks about the recent council vote to cut the police department budget, the chief’s opposition to the cuts, and the council’s move to re-imagine policing in Seattle
Aug 14
29 min
Defund the Police Pt. II
The killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed added momentum to a growing movement across the nation calling for police departments to be defunded. In our "LIVE" season 1 finale one of our guests, Ijeoma Oluo, author of the best-selling book, So You Want to Talk About Race, gave an excellent explanation of why she thinks the police department should be defunded. Shortly afterwards, we decided to put together a three-part series with the Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best, a city council member, and a TraeAnna Holiday a community organizer with the King County Equity Now Coalition to hear all sides of this debate. Part Two : On this episode, TraeAnna Holiday explains the history, background, and holistic approach that King County Equity Coalition is calling for through the Defund SPD movement. Trae highlights that this movement didn't happen overnight and has been the work of multiple community members and organizations over the years.
Aug 7
28 min
Defund the Police Pt. I
The killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed added momentum to a growing movement across the nation calling for police departments to be defunded. In our "LIVE" season 1 finale one of our guests, Ijeoma Oluo, author of the best-selling book, So You Want to Talk About Race, gave an excellent explanation of why she thinks the police department should be defunded. Shortly afterwards, we decided to put together a three-part series with the Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best, a city council member, and a community activist to hear all sides of this debate. Part One : On this episode, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best explains her opposition to the defund movment as well as her thoughts on re-imagining policing in Seattle. We also talk about her decisions during the protests downtown and on Capitol Hill, the abandoning the East precinct and her thoughts on the racial justice movement. To conclude this episode, Erica C. Barnett provides analysis of our interview with Chief Best and highlights some of the complexity currently being dealt with at City Hall.
Jul 31
1 hr
Patty Murray on America's Pandemics: Covid-19 and Racism
Patty Murray is Washington’s senior U.S. Senator. She has been serving in the U.S. Senate since 1993. As the nation has been hit hard by two pandemics, Covid-19 and racism, Senator Murray tells Life on the Margin’s co-host Marcus Harrison Green that she has been re-assessing her leadership and thinking about racial disparities in the nation today.
Jul 30
21 min
We the People
As we mark July 4th and celebrate our nation’s independence, the state of our union is in flux.  Communities of color have been hit hard by the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, a public health and economic crisis. There is a generational shift in the fight against racism and in support of police accountability. It is an election year with the presidency and the direction of country on the line. And yet, there is hope that our democracy will still prevail as we long for better days. On this special “live” edition of Life on the Margins from Town Hall Seattle, we examine the challenges and opportunities for we the people in this turbulent time. We examine the public health racial disparities revealed by the coronavirus crisis as well as a confounding political debate over wearing a mask to curb the spread of the virus. We also look at race and the Black Lives Matter movement as we come to grips with a pandemic of racism, America’s original sin.
Jul 21
1 hr 16 min
Pandemic, Racial Justice and the Arts
We look at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the racial justice movement on artists and performers in communities of color. We talk with writer and author Reagan Jackson, Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna plus singer and “The Voice” alum Stephanie Anne Johnson. Each bring a unique perspective on how this year of pandemic and social change have affected them personally and professionally.
Jul 1
54 min
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