What does Seattle’s growth mean for the future of the city’s transportation network? This epsiode will look at land transportation through an in-depth interview with the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, Scott Kubly. He will share details about the projects underway and what he sees for the future of how Seattle residents will move about the city. The episode also features an interview with the editor-in-chief of the Seattle Transit Blog, Martin Duke.

The episode also looks at air transportation through an in-depth interview with Port of Seattle commissioner John Creighton. He will share the fascinating history and future of the Port of Seattle.

This episode will give you unique insight into the far reaching impact of how growth affects the city’s transportation network and what the future holds for Seattle mobility.

With appearances by:
Brian Bonlender, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Commerce
Mark Plunkett, Seattle Aquarium Conservation Coordinator
Nicole Bell, Executive Director of Cambia Grove
Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember
Harold Scoggins, Chief of Seattle Fire Department
Geoff Austin, Interim Executive Director of UW Medical Center
Dr. Susan Stern
Steve Smith
Leslie Basil
Dan Morgan

A teacher, a parent, and the associate superintendent at Seattle Public Schools discuss school crowding and how schools adapt to a growing population. Hear from in-depth interviews with Kirk Wohlers, Liz MacLennan, and Dr. Flip Herndon about Seattle’s growth and the impact on its public schools.

You will learn specifics about the growth in the student population, how Seattle Public Schools forecasts the number of students, and the process by which it expands capacity. You will hear a surprising way in which PTSAs have shifted their priorities. Through this episode, you will have a better understanding of the challenges facing the city’s public schools and what can be done about these challenges.

How are Seattle’s hospitals affected by the city’s growth? Today’s episode features an in-depth interview with Dr. Susan Stern who is the head of the Division of Emergency Medicine overseeing two of Seattle’s premier emergency departments: Harborview and UW Medical Center.

You will hear the shocking way in which growth is impacting Suzanna, a nurse in an orthopedics department at a Seattle hospital. You will also hear from the executive director of Harborview Medical Center, Paul Hayes, and the interim executive director of UW Medical Center, Geoff Austin.

This episode will give you a better understanding of capacity issues in our region’s hospitals and the resource needs of our region’s hospitals in the changing city.

How are emergency services affected by Seattle’s growth? Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins describes how Seattle’s increasing density affects service calls and deployment of personnel and resources. Chief Operating Officer of the Seattle Police Department, Brian Maxey, shares how Seattle’s economic and population growth affects emergency response.

Through these in-depth interviews, you will get an inside look at how the city’s first responders think about growth and adapt to Seattle’s changes.

With an appearance by Ben Noble, Director of Seattle’s City Budget Office (0:00)

Where should Seattle put the people who are moving to the city? Hear from City Councilmember Mike O’Brien (4:55) about his plan for more density in single-family residential neighborhoods. Also listen to University of Washington architecture professor Rob Pena (24:35) and land use planner Theresa Greer (37:15) discuss how various places to put density affect the community and sustainability of the built environment.

With an appearance by Jeremy Zaretsky, Wirespring (0:00)

Hear from two Seattle natives why Seattle’s character and culture matter to them: Hazel Margaretes (5:30) and Dan Morgan (15:47). Also hear from artist-turned developer, Sam Farrazaino (28:25) who shares his perspective on the importance of culture and how catering to the arts community can be financially rewarding.

With appearances by:
Nate Daum; Startup Hall (0:00)
Taylor Graham; Seattle Sounders FC (1:45)
Bogie Mageo; Swurveys (2:13)
Kathy Kelley (2:55)
Jeff Mangalin (3:25)
Mike Lang (3:55)
Don Schulze; Owner of Shultzy’s Restaurant & President of University District Parking Associates (4:25)
Greg Smith; CEO of Urban Visions (51:00)

Get an inside look at the effect of rising rents on the lives of some of Seattle’s workers and what Seattle’s Socialist City Council Member thinks should be done. You will hear in-depth interviews with a chef named Carrie (3:30) who works two jobs to make ends meet, Steve Smith (13:55) who builds for people in Seattle and Kshama Sawant (26:52) who is Seattle’s first Socialist City Council member in over a century.

The episode also has an appearance by Jeff Mangalin.

Hear from the neighbors you’ve noticed but likely know little about. Learn about life in a Tent City, what a mother thinks about when living in a car with her two children, and why someone might move to Seattle without having a home to move into.

This episode gives you an inside look into the lives of some of Seattle’s residents who struggle with homeless: Ty Sanders (4:49) who lives on the streets, Stu Tanquist (11:18) who I met in Tent City 7, and Charlotte Wheelock (22:25) who I met in Mary’s Place family shelter. You will also hear from Janie Hendrix (2:40), CEO of Experience Hendrix and sister of the late, great musician Jimi Hendrix; and from Parker Ferguson (3:01), founding partner at Flinn Ferguson commercial real estate services. The episode features an in-depth interview with the executive director of Mary’s Place, Marty Hartman (35:42), who provides expert opinion on how to address the challenges of the rising homeless population.

With an appearance by Mike Gibbons of Tent City 7.

Learn what it takes to buy a starter home in Seattle and how that has changed over the years. First hear Seattle Mayor Ed Murray share what the people of Seattle can do to help improve their neighborhoods.

Then Rob Wasser (5:02), owner and designated broker of Prospera Real Estate and a member of the Northwest MLS board of directors, shares data on affordability in Seattle, as well as how the conversion of single-family homes to townhomes is affecting that affordability.

Brad Evered (25:41), a broker with Caliber Home Loans, discusses the changes in lending standards over his 20 years in the business, and translates the current parameters to the levels of income, debt and savings necessary to buy a home in Seattle today.

The episode also features appearances by Seattle homeowners and house hunters Kathy Kelley, Leslie Basel, Loren West and Dan Morgan.

Why is Seattle’s tech sector booming? What challenges does Seattle’s growth create for business leaders? To find out, listen to:

Rob Johnson; Seattle City Council (1:25)
Parker Ferguson; Partner at Flinn Ferguson (2:30)
Chris Devore; Techstars, Founders’ Co-Op, Seattle’s Economic Development Commission (3:20)
Sunil Gowda; Founder of Garmentory (25:35)
Vinayak Hegde; Chief Marketing Officer at Groupon (36:15)