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Podcasts

Focus 15 Episode 17 - Preparing for the 2021 wildfire season
Focus 15 Episode 17 – Preparing for the 2021 wildfire season
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with DNR Wildfire Division Manager Chuck Turley about the upcoming 2021 wildfire season, how firefighters are training under COVID-19 restrictions, and new legislation that could make future wildfires less severe.
Season 1 Episode 17
Focus 15 Episode 16 - The aftermath of the 2021 legislative session
Focus 15 Episode 16 – The aftermath of the 2021 legislative session
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell talks again with House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox about the aftermath of the 2021 legislative session. What was accomplished for good or bad, and what was left undone?
Season 1 Episode 16
Focus 15 Episode 15 - Is California Washington's Future Part 2
Focus 15 Episode 15 – Is California Washington’s Future? Part 2
In this second part of "Is California Washington's Future," TJ Martinell speaks with Washington Research Council Senior Economist Kriss Sjoblom about the differences between the two states when it comes to the tax code, and efforts this legislative session to enact a capital gains income tax.
Season 1 Episode 15
Focus 15 Episode 14 - Is California Washington's Future? Part 1
Focus 15 Episode 14 – Is California Washington’s Future? Part 1
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Washignton Policy Center Environmental Director Todd Myers in the first of a two part series looking at California's public policies and whether Washington is on the same path. If so, what can Washington residents expect in the future?
Season 1 Episode 14
Focus 15 Episode 13 - Dick's Drive In coming to Bellevue
Focus 15 Episode 13 – Dick’s Drive-In coming to Bellevue
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Dick's Drive-In President Jasmine Donovan about the company's history and its plans to open a new location at Bellevue's Crossroads Shopping Center. Also, will Dick's Drive In ever come to the rest of Washington state?
Season 1 Episode 13
Focus 15 Episode 12 - Should grocery clerks get hazardous pay?
Focus 15 Episode 12 – Should grocery clerks get hazardous pay?
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Washington Food Industry Association President Tammie Hetrick about how grocery stores fared during the state-imposed lockdowns and its ongoing lawsuit against the city of Seattle over its hazardous pay ordinance.
Season 1 Episode 12