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Love Town Hall? Become an insider! In The Moment with Jini Palmer offers a slice of Town Hall culture and puts you in the room for exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations. Listen in as a rotating cast of prominent local voices, along with Chief Correspondent Steve Scher, get to know upcoming speakers before they visit our stages. Get an insider perspective you won’t find anywhere else—a bi-weekly snapshot of all things Town Hall.

Jini Palmer is a filmmaker, multi-instrumentalist, and the Digital Media Producer at Town Hall. She is the host of In The Moment, as well as Town Hall’s Science, Civics, and Arts & Culture series podcasts. Prior to joining Town Hall’s program team, she interned on 88.5 KNKX‘s Sound Effect.

 

 

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.

 

 


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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); Nadine Burke Harris discusses ways to work together to counteract the negative and widespread effects of adverse childhood experiences (7:23); Jini Palmer interviews Rhonda Aronwald—a communications consultant and audience member at Andrew Keen's event with Alex Stonehill—on the parts of the talk that resonated with her most (12:37). Andrew Keen and Alex Stonehill touch on multiple solutions for fixing the winner-take-all environment the tech industry (14:15); and Steve Scher interviews Shaun Scott about his book on Millennials, who he sees as the most disprivileged generation in American History (19:04). Hosts Jini Palmer and Steve Scher select standout moments from the previous two weeks of events and look forward to the next.