Tonight on “The David Goldstein Show”, 7PM to 10PM on Newsradio 710-KIRO:
7PM: Is the Port of Seattle taking on water?
With the Port of Seattle in the midst of an ethical scandal, Port Commissioner Alec Fisken joins me in the studio to answer some blunt questions about the culture at the Port, and what needs to be changed. Should Commissioner Pat Davis resign for authorizing a golden parachute for outgoing Port CEO Mic Dinsmore? Do the Port Commission’s executive sessions violate state “sunshine” laws? Call in and ask Fisken for yourself.
8PM: Is the U.S. becoming a prison state?
Author Sasha Abramsky joins me for the hour to talk about his new book, American Furies: Crime, Punishment and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment. With over 2 million people imprisoned on any given day in a system that emphasizes vengeance over rehabilitation, Abramsky argues that “America’s incarceration infrastructure … has started to eat away at the country’s democratic institutions from the inside out.” Abramsky will be in Seattle doing a book reading and signing on Thursday, June 7, 7PM at the Elliot Bay Book Shop.
9PM: When is a terrorist plot not a terrorist plot?
This week’s high profile foiling of an alleged terrorist plot to blow up New York’s JFK Airport made screaming headlines around the nation, but didn’t even manage to make the front page of the New York Times. Why? Maybe because it was hard for the Grey Lady to get worked up about a plot “so nascent that there was no developed plan for how the plotters would get explosives, let alone gain access to the tanks and pipelines they hoped to target.” Kinda like my threat to blow up Sea-Tac Airport.
Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).