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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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Oct 4, 2018

Correspondent Lesley Hazleton chats with Michael Hebb about the exhilaration she experienced at one of his Death over Dinner events and the kinship that can occur when talking about hard topics, even between strangers (2:05). Chief Correspondent Steve Scher brings us two back-to-back conversations—first he interviews Chris Hedges, who urges us to fight for the future of our country and stand up to prevent the collapse of our society (16:35). Then Steve sits down with David Reich to learn about our ever-changing understanding of ourselves based on ancient DNA research (25:18). And Jini Palmer selects a stand-out moment from Jose Antonio Vargas event in conversation with Ijeoma Oluo, highlighting an audience question about activism and the ways we can make a difference (27:18). Get an insider's look and stay in the know about what's going on in this moment at Town Hall.