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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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Mar 1, 2018

Sang-Hee Lee reexamines our story of human evolution based on new bone fragments and anthropological findings (1:12); Erin Jones at the Urban Poverty Forum panel shares stories of experiencing racial difficulties in the US—surrounding white parents adopting a black child—which she never encountered in Europe (5:22); Jeremi Suri and Rajiv Chandrasekaran examine our heightened expectations of the office of the American presidency, and the issues and impacts out of the President's reach (10:31); and Steve Scher interviews Scott L. Montgomery about the case in favor of nuclear power, and the potential expansion of new nuclear plants over the next few decades (16:12). Hosts Jini Palmer and Steve Scher select standout moments from the previous two weeks of events and look forward to the next.