It’s a jam-packed schedule of inside politics and policy wonkery tonight on “The David Goldstein Show”, 7PM to 10PM on Newsradio 710-KIRO:
7PM: What’s driving Peter Steinbreuck? Seattle City Councilman Peter Steinbrueck shocked supporters this week when he announced he would forego reelection so that he could devote his energies towards opposing an elevated rebuild of the Alaska Way Viaduct. His surprise announcement also immediately raised speculation about his future political plans. Mayor? County Executive? Congress? Peter will join me in the studio for the hour to talk about the Viaduct and his future.
8PM: Is Oscar-winner Al Gore running for President? Washington insider Michael Feldman, a founding partner of the Glover Park Group and a former top aide to the former Vice President, joins me at the top of the hour to give us the inside scoop on his old boss, and how the crowded field of presidential hopefuls is shaping up. What’s the inside the beltway, DC punditocracy take on the 2008 election? Tune in and find out, then call in with your predictions and preferences of who you’d like to see facing off in the general election.
9PM: Is the state doing enough to educate foster kids? Less than two-percent of WA’s foster kids will go on to get a college degree. Less than two-percent. Reuven Carlyle, a Harvard educated high-tech entrepreneur — and former foster child — thinks we can and should do better, and has helped craft HB 1131, creating a Passport to College Promise Program that would provide outreach and scholarships to former foster youth, while providing incentives to colleges to enroll and retain these students. Reuven joins me in the studio along with Janice Avery, the founder and executive director of Treehouse, to talk about the challenges facing foster youth, and how we can do a better job preparing them for success.
Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).