SEATTLE HERE & NOW

John Yasutake talks with guests about contemporary community-based issues, as well as their careers and their impact on the community.

Originally from Chicago, John has been a resident of Seattle and active in our community for over 40 years. He is currently active with civil rights organizations The MLK Celebration Committee and the Washington State Civil Rights Coalition. John is a former candidate for the Seattle School Board, and coached youth football and basketball for Cleveland, Nathan Hale, Garfield, and Franklin High Schools, as well as the Central Area Youth Association. He also guest lectures on sociology at South Seattle Community College.

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May 21, 2018: David Della, Seattle City Council

May 7, 2018: Louie Tan Vital and Sharon Tomiko-Santos

April 30, 2018: Race in society pt. 2

April 23, 2018: Race in society pt. 1

April 16, 2018: Raising multi-racial children

April 9, 2018: Charles Oliver & Frank Irigon

April 2, 2018: Natasha Boyde & Sarah Baker

March 26, 2018: Immigration & DACA

March 19, 2018: Megan Whittemore & John Arnold

March 12, 2018: Eagle Scouts

March 5, 2018: Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best

February 26, 2018: Dr. Debra Sullivan & Kenneth R. Lyles

February 20, 2018: Dan Finkley

February 12, 2018: Phyllis Beatty-Yasutake

February 5, 2018: Human trafficking part 2

January 22, 2018: Human trafficking part 1

December 29, 2017: Scott Laigo

December 8, 2017: Erin Lopez Nielsen and Josh Klika

October 23, 2017: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 25, 2017: Joanne Alcantara & Norm Johnson, domestic violence

September 18, 2017: Domestic violence: Heather & Wana Pt. 2

September 12, 2017: SaeMonae, and domestic violence: Heather & Wana Pt. 1

September 6, 2017: Adrian Cowens

September 28, 2017: Jolene Jang

August 25, 2017: Minority-owned businesses

August 18, 2017: Scott Laigo

July 24, 2017: Fred Anderson

July 3, 2017: Rick Dupree & Scott Laigo

June 26, 2017: Adrian Cowens

June 19, 2017: David Fukhara

June 14, 2017: Rex Brown

June 7, 2017: Gary Hammon, Pt. 2

May 29, 2017: George Breland

May 18, 2017: Enrique Gonzales

May 16, 2017: Gary Hammon, Pt. 1

May 9, 2017: Lonnie Williams Pt. 2

May 1, 2017: Lonnie Williams Pt. 1

April 25, 2017: Sarah Baker, Pt. 2

April 17, 2017: Sarah Baker, Pt. 1

March 31, 2017: Tana Yasu