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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 21, 2018

Correspondent Reagan Jackson interviews student activist leaders Layla Mohamud & Ha'aheo Auwae Dekker about their own experiences with racism and their efforts to promote racial justice in their schools and communities for our Teaching for Black Lives event (2:35). Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talks with Thor Hanson...

Sep 7, 2018

Welcome to Season 2 of In The Moment, an insider's look at all things Town Hall. Correspondent Sydney Brownstone speaks with Shane Bauer about the history of the for-profit private prison system, his experience as an undercover guard, and how private prisons are thriving under the Trump administration (2:40). Chief...