The Olympia Standard
A calm and reasoned discussion about politics in the city of Olympia.
We interviewed Ron Thomas of Thomas Architecture Studios. His firm is involved with most of the new development projects downtown, as well as others in the region. We asked him: what are his thoughts on sea level rise? How is "market rate" determined? What is the process to build a building in downtown? And, perhaps the biggest mystery, is Walker John a real person?? Also listener feedback.
The Olympia Standard interview Joel Hansen, associate board member for the Thurston Conservation District. In this episode, we learn about the little known election that is currently underway, along with some serious drama within the TCD. Teaser: it's even worse than we thought!
Dani Madrone and Emmett O'Connell interview retired writer and editor of The Olympian John dodge. We are given a history of the newspaper and reflections on it's changes over his long career. Then everyone discusses hypothetical histories, "What If"s about Olympia's past.
In the new episode of The Olympia Standard, we interview three officials from The Thurston County Democrats and talk about the last election, the state of the party and they drop some dirt. Okay, not really. Kinda? Also, we have on a listener of the podcast who organized a ballot party and we talked about it with him.
Dani Madrone and Emmett O'Connell talk about what The Port Of Olympia is, what it does and why it is a part of this election. They go through the candidates of each race and discuss their merits.
We react to the written responses all of the candidates for city council give to the questionnaire we sent them about what sort of representative they would be. Special guest, City Council Member Jessica Bateman, talks to Dani and Emmett about why these questions are good questions to ask someone running for City Council.