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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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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 and pricing out local businesses (13:04). Correspondent Grace Hamilton sits down with David Hu to discuss the latest research on animal locomotion, and how the study of animal behavior and physiology is benefiting robotics, food conservation, and more (15:45). And Edward Wolcher, Town Hall's Curator of Lectures, shares his thoughts about our November event calendar and lineup (28:01). Get an insider's look and stay in the know about what's going on in this moment at Town Hall.