What is the story behind the stories reported by our local journalists? How did they find the story? What surprised them in the course of their reporting? Who is willing to talk and who is not? What does it mean to the public? We get answers to those questions and other fascinating insights from reporters in this timely and concise interview series.
The Dramatic Story to Block Deportations at Sea-Tac02/02/2017 Duração: 15min
Crosscut.com reporter David Kroman tells KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna the inside story of how he captured the details of a frantic race to halt deportations from Sea-Tac Saturday night. The drama played out as protesters and lawmakers descended upon the airport to protest their opposition to President Trump’s executive order imposing an immigrant ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Crosscut.com’s Reporter David Kroman on the Seattle Police Shooting of Che Taylor07/01/2017 Duração: 12min
On this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut.com city reporter David Kroman talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about the Seattle police shooting of Che Taylor last February. Kroman obtained the entire dash-cam recording of the shooting. His story examines the police response after the shooting and the length of time it took for Taylor to be given medical aid. Medical examiners at Harborview Medical Center pronounced Taylor dead several hours after the shooting, but it is unclear whether he died at the scene or at Harborview. King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the shooting.
Peter Choi on the SPU Shooting and Gun Culture Shock20/12/2016 Duração: 16min
In this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, KCTS 9 intern Peter Choi talks about his recent personal essay about the Seattle Pacific University shooting and how the shooting shook his belief in America. Peter, an international student from South Korea, lost his close friend Paul Lee in the June 5, 2014 shooting. Lee was shot and killed by Aaron Ybarra, who opened fire on campus students. Ybarra was recently found guilty of premeditated first-degree murder and other charges related to the shooting. He had plead “not guilty by reason of insanity.” In this conversation with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna, Peter Choi talks about his friendship with Paul Lee and how writing the essay is helping him cope with his death, while giving him the chance to express his frustration with an American gun culture that he finds hard to understand.
David Kroman on the Real Reasons Eastern Washington Voted for Trump02/12/2016 Duração: 16min
On this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut staff reporter David Kroman talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about his recent stories from Eastern Washington, where he talked with residents of the small farming town of Ritzville, Wash, where Donald Trump received 77 percent of the vote. We learn about their support of Trump and how the state’s east-west divide is such a significant factor east of the Cascades. We also talk about an interesting and sometimes testy Grant County Superior Court race where the sitting judge David Estudillo, appointed to the post by Governor Jay Inslee, squeaked out a win to remain the only judge of Latino descent in Eastern Washington.
Crosscut.com’s David Kroman on Mayor Ed Murray’s 2017 Budget for Seattle28/09/2016 Duração: 11min
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray unveiled his 2017 budget this week amid the chants of protesters outside of Seattle City Council chambers. The Mayor’s budget places an emphasis on the hiring of more police officers, the shortage of affordable housing, and the homelessness crisis. KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna breaks down the Mayor’s budget with Crosscut.com’s City Reporter David Kroman, who describes the atmosphere in the council chambers as tense. Read the story: http://crosscut.com/2016/09/seattle-budget-mayor-ed-murray-city-council/ Image Credit: Micah Sheldon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5674295171/)
Penny LeGate on Creating Safe Spaces for Heroin Users in King County16/09/2016 Duração: 16min
Penny LeGate is one of the 32 members of King County’s Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force. In 2012, she lost her 19-year-old daughter, Marah Williams, to a heroin overdose. She spoke with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about the task force recommendations and the need to view heroin and opioid addiction as a serious public health crisis.
David Kroman on Seattle's Homelessness Problem15/09/2016 Duração: 10min
It has been nearly a year since Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine declared a “state of emergency” over homelessness. Murray and Constantine promised more expenditures and more services to address the problem. Since then, the homeless population has continued to increase with the last one-night count finding some 3,000 people sleeping on Seattle streets — a five percent increase from the previous count. A deadly shooting incident in a homeless encampment called “The Jungle” in January highlighted the urgency of the problem, shocking city officials and residents. The Murray Administration has been strongly criticized for its handling of the sweeps of homeless campers. Now comes two long-awaited and pricey homeless reports that call on the city to make changes to how it deals with the homeless, how it spends money on services, its approach to housing and how that money is distributed to local programs. The reports says there are too many programs and they are inefficient in deal
Political Analyst Joni Balter on Bill Bryant and Donald Trump15/09/2016 Duração: 05min
In this episode of Reporter’s Notebook, KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna talks with Political Analyst Joni Balter about Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant and his decision to finally come out against Donald Trump. What took him so long? Will it help give a boost to his campaign as he seeks to make up ground against incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Inslee?
Crosscut.com’s David Kroman on Seattle Police Reform15/09/2016 Duração: 09min
Crosscut.com city reporter David Kroman talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about the slow, difficult process to bring reform to the Seattle Police Department. Kroman provides the backstory about the challenges and the mounting frustration of the players involved in this critical police reform effort.
Crosscut.com's Drew Atkins on Trump's Money in Washington State15/09/2016 Duração: 07min
Crosscut.com Managing Editor Drew Atkins talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about his reporting on the Trump financial donors in Washington State. Who are they? How do they really feel about the candidate? What prompted them to contribute to Trump’s presidential campaign? We also examine the Trump effect on fundraising for Republican candidates in Washington State. Is Trump a plus or a minus?