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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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May 2, 2019

Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talks with Sandro Galea about shifting America's perspective of health (3:55). Correspondent Minh Nguyen sits down with Nancy Fraser and Bhaskar Sunkara to discuss the state of neoliberalism in America and the future of addressing social problems with collective solutions (14:02). Host Jini Palmer speaks with Ray Williams of the Black Farmers Collective for the Town Green day of service, discussing plans for creating a model for sustainable urban farming (25:08). Get an insider's look and stay in the know about what's going on in this moment at Town Hall.