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The B.I.Stander Podcast is a local and cultural long conversation podcast serving Bainbridge Island, Washington community.

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Jul 24, 2019

Today we welcome Paul Constant

Writer and former Stranger editor, moderates a conversation that dives into the challenges and ethical difficulties that Seattle faces in a time when fewer reporters than ever are charged to cover a complex, fast-moving region. Can a city function without a robust independent media? Or will fake news and corporate propaganda undermine our democracy?


Adrienne Russell a Mary Laird Wood Professor in the Department of Communication and Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement at University of Washington.

Clifford “Cliff” Cawthon is a Professor of Political Science and Cultural and Ethnic Studies at Bellevue College and a local freelance journalist, who has reported on housing, racial justice and local politics. In addition to his work as a journalist, he’s also been a workers’ rights and community organizer, working on historic campaigns; such as, the Fight for $15.

Peter Jackson, A freelance journalist, is the former editorial page editor of the Everett Herald. He also worked at shortly after its inception, writing the “Daily Scan,” a compendium of local news, as well as original stories on local, state and national politics.

The B.I.STANDER Podcast is a conversational podcast unique to Bainbridge Island and Seattle that covers culture, current events, humor, music, sports, technology, politics, island activities, environment, quality of life issues, wellness and just about everything else.

The intent is to introduce interesting people, ideas, and conversations. We are not perfect and that's OK!

Thank you for your understanding. 

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Music performed by Band of Steves of The Island Music Guild.


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This Audio is courtesy of Seattle Town Hall Taped Live
Saturday, July 11th, 2019