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Highlighting big ideas from both recent and soon-to-come events, In The Moment is a rolling Town Hall timeline, with you at the center. Every two weeks, hosts Steve Scher and Jini Palmer rewind through the recent past and fast-forward to the near future, catching you up on events you may have missed and offering a glimpse into the weeks ahead. With hundreds of programs annually, it’s impossible to make them all–In The Moment helps you stay in touch with Town Hall even when you can’t be here, and points the way to nights you won’t want to miss.

Fans of Seattle public radio will recognize Steve Scher from his 28 years as a host, writer, and interviewer with 94.9 KUOW. He has earned a national reputation for his beyond-the-headlines approach to issues, and his intelligent and sensitive interviews with authors, scientists, artists and political leaders. Jini Palmer is the Digital Producer at Town Hall. Prior to joining Town Hall’s program team, she interned on 88.5 KNKX‘s Sound Effect, in addition to various film and music projects.

 

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Feb 15, 2018

This episode of In The Moment highlights human agents of change—industries, technologies, frameworks of mental health, and an entire generation challenging the status quo. Anya Kamenetz outlines how screens affect our children and how we can shift mobile devices towards positive, safe, and educational uses (1:57);...


Feb 1, 2018

This episode of In The Moment highlights four speakers focused on the core values that define (or divide) us. Charles Mann discusses the visions of "the Wizard and the Prophet" and their duel over humanity's technological or environmental future (3:15); Denise Fairchild explores how our democratic confluence of beliefs...


Jan 18, 2018

Daniel Ellsberg addresses threats of nuclear conflict with North Korea and calls for citizens to engage with global conversations on nuclear weapons (3:10); and Frances McCue and Cary Moon discuss the importance of keeping urban development from displacing artist populations in our city (10:28). Steve Scher interviews...


Dec 15, 2017

Neil Patrick Harris shares musings on inspirations for his young adult novel and the strengths we draw from our differences (1:05); Dr. Beverly Tatum outlines ways we can address our race and leverage our own influence to combat racist systems of advantage (5:40); Jaron Lanier, pioneer in virtual reality tech,...


Nov 30, 2017

Samuel Ligon shares writing inspired by butter and spirits at Pie & Whiskey’s literary reading (3:50); Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler discuss psychological factors that impact how we handle our money (7:50); Oliver Uberti and Melinda Holland reveal new animal-tracking technology helping us explore and better...