Seattle Growth Podcast

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Show Info: Join University of Washington professor Jeff Shulman for a second season exploring the far-reaching impacts of Seattle's physical and cultural transformation. In the second season, learn how a return of the NBA franchise Seattle Supersonics would impact you and life in this city. Whether you are a basketball fan or not, you will learn how the Sonics would affect community, real estate, jobs, traffic, taxes, and more. Notable guests include Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, 3-time NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf, NBA champion Wally Walker, Sonics legend Slick Watts, Pete Nordstrom, Craig Kinzer, Port Commissioner John Creighton, Paul Lawrence, City Councilmember Tim Burgess, SDOT director Scott Kubly, and more. The first season brought you into the minds of residents, business leaders, and city leaders to learn how their city’s economic and population growth affects their lives. Featuring in-depth interviews with experts and everyday citizens in Seattle, the season explored topics such as the rise of Seattle’s tech sector, housing affordability, homelessness, schools, transportation, public utilities, and more. Notable guests included Mayor Ed Murray, City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Director of WA State Department of Commerce Brian Bonlender, Chief Marketing Officer of Groupon Vinayak Hegde, Associate Superintendent of Schools Dr. Flip Herndon, Director of Seattle Department of Transportation Scott Kubly, Fire Chief Scoggins, Chair of Seattle Economic Development Commission Chris DeVore, Seattle Port Commissioner John Creighton, residents of Tent City, artists at Equinox Studios, CEO of Seattle City Light...

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