I’m filling in again for Frank Shiers this week, Weds thru Fri, 9PM to 1AM on Newsradio 710-KIRO.
9PM: Should ex-felons have the right to vote?
Florida of all places just enacted legislation that quickly restores voting and other civil rights to convicted felons after they’ve finished serving their sentence, but a similar bill in the Democratic-controlled Washington Legislature (SB 5530) remains stuck in committee. But no less an authority than the American Correctional Association says that our current felon disenfranchisement laws “serve no correctional purpose – and may actually contribute to recidivism.” Jennifer Shaw from the ACLU of Washington joins me for the hour.
10PM: Do you remember Seattle?
Local writer Clark Humphrey joins me for the hour to talk about his book Vanishing Seattle, which explores a city where timber and fish were more lucrative than airplanes and computers, a place of kitschy architecture and homespun humor, a place bounding with hope for a brighter future (as seen at the 1962 World’s Fair). What do you miss (or not miss) from your vanishing Seattle? Call in and give me, a relative newcomer, a well needed history lesson.
Plus an update on the expanded pet food recall, some good old fashioned Ann Coulter bashing, and more fascinating conversation! Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).
Coming up: My favorite Republican, Gen. JC Christian of the blog Jesus’ General joins me Friday at 11PM to give us his peculiar insight into the minds of the extreme far-right.