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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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Dec 22, 2018

Host Jini Palmer speaks with Megan Castillo, Town Hall's Community Engagement Manager, about our community's responses on social media about favorite Town Hall moments (2:15). Jini and Steve highlight a selection of interviews which didn't make it into previous episodes. Speakers include: Blair Imani with Monica Guzman...

Nov 29, 2018

Randy Shaw speaks with Town Hall Correspondent Tammy Morales to examine the rising tide of factors that are making metropolitan housing unaffordable (2:17). Chief Correspondent Steve Scher sits down with Octavio Solis to unpack the rich personal history of memoir and explore the dreams of his past (13:12). Host Jini...

Nov 15, 2018

Correspondent Alex Gallo-Brown hears from Denise Hearn about the economic monoliths undermining capitalism in our nation, and the anti-worker policies running rampant in corporate culture (1:55). Chief Correspondent Steve Scher speaks with Alex Rosenblat about her research on Uber, and how its algorithms are quietly...

Nov 1, 2018

Correspondent Mónica Guzmán speaks with author and nonprofit founder Blair Imani about a rally-turned-protest that got her sent to prison—and propelled her visibility as a queer, black, Muslim woman (1:46). Chief Correspondent Steve Scher sat down with Peter Sagal to delve into a personal biography about the ways...

Oct 18, 2018

Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talks with Natalie Ross, co-author of Seattlenessabout geography, maps, and new beautiful ways to look at information (2:50). Steve also speaks with Dr. Marie Wong about the value of land in Seattle's International District and the harmful practice of developers renovating storefronts...