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Love Town Hall? Become an insider! In The Moment with Jini Palmer 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 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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Sep 30, 2017

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright advocates for doctor-patient trust as the backbone of successful healthcare (1:30); Bob Sutton gives advice on how to deal with jerks in the workplace and ways to keep people from treating you like dirt (7:08); Max Tegmark discusses the importance of ethical standards in the development...

Sep 15, 2017

Daniel Handler and Sherman Alexie talk about Handler’s reason for writing his new book: All The Dirty Parts (1:22) John Nichols speaks about the vulnerabilities of the American political system (7:13) Sam Kean reveals the history of the air we breathe (12:55) Steve Scher talks with Major Margaret Witt about her...