October 14, 2021
Dolores Huerta, 91, has been an activist for more than six decades. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, she sat down with KING 5 anchor Jessica Janner Castro to talk about her advocacy work, immigration and equity in governance.
Huerta has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and she was the first Latina to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Dolores Huerta Foundation
Dolores Huerta Biography via the National Women’s History Museum
Dolores Huerta biography via the National Park Service
September 29, 2021
We sat down with Erin Romanuk, Seattle Public Schools student support services supervisor, to find out how Washington state's largest school district is making mental wellbeing a priority as the pandemic continues.
Watch the interview with Romanuk on YouTube.
Mental health services at Seattle Public Schools
July 22, 2021
State Sen. T’wina Nobles discusses overcoming adversity in her life and how it’s inspired legislation she sponsored this legislative session.
Nobles made headlines last fall when she defeated Republican incumbent Steve O’Ban to represent the 28th Legislative District, which includes Lakewood, University Place, DuPont and parts of Tacoma. Nobles’ election was significant, because she became the first Black state senator in the Washington state Legislature since 2010.
Read the story on king5.com.
Background on legislation sponsored by Nobles
Senate Bill 5184: Establishes a contact in K-12 schools for all students in foster care.
Senate Bill 5293: Addressing mental health sentencing alternatives.
July 8, 2021
This week on the Mindful Headlines podcast, we hear from Fred Rivera, executive vice president and general counsel for the Mariners. Rivera talks about the challenges for the team during a pandemic, the team’s ongoing work with social and youth programs, promoting minority-owned business at the park and the team’s responsibility to the entire Pacific Northwest community.
Programs mentioned in the podcast
Mariners community outreach overview
Home Base Program
June 24, 2021
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced in early June that the state will be offering up a slew of prizes to residents who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. All vaccinated residents are immediately eligible for the lottery-style drawing.
In this episode, KING 5 anchor Jessica Janner Castro takes a deeper look at the lottery. She spoke with Puget Sound University Professor Garrett Milam, Ph.D., about how the vaccine lottery is different from a traditional lottery, how it might change some people’s behavior, who is influenced by this kind of incentive, and why we often daydream about winning the big prize!
Read the KING 5 article on this podcast.
Professor Garrett Milam, Ph.D.
Washington State Lottery