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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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Mar 5, 2020

In this week's interview, correspondent Tom Teicher talks with Justin Farrell about environmentalism and region-based wealth inequality. Farrell explores the case of Teton county, Wyoming, the richest county per capita in the US, and the place with the largest gap between rich and poor. Recalling interviews with the ultra-wealthy and the working poor of the region, Farrell examines the efficacy of environmental philanthropy and explores how the rich see themselves—how they respond to social stigmas, anxiety of social status, inauthenticity, and guilt. Farrell investigates the psychology of the ultra-wealthy in rural America, delving into questions of equality, opportunity, ethical charity, and social obligation. Get an insider's look and stay in the know about what's going on in this moment at Town Hall Seattle.