The podcast opens with Joel Connelly discussing his new job at the region’s newest media venture called Seattlepi.com.
Seattle has an upcoming mayoral race, and the big news is that Mayor Greg Nickels will actually have some opponents. Michael McGinn announced his candidacy earlier in the day, and then there’s The Stranger’s Dan Savage with his own announcement, and, maybe, Former City Councilman Peter Steinbrueck will do so. Nickels’ insta-spokesperson, Sandeep Kaushik, helps the panel sort through the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses.
In what may be the wonkiest half-hour in all of podcasting history, the panel kicks around the problems with and solutions to the $9 billion revenue shortfall in the State budget. Will Goldy save Washington State? Listen and find out.
The show is 54:56, and is available here as an MP3:[audio:http://www.podcastingliberally.com/podcasts/podcasting_liberally_mar_24_2009.mp3]