UpFront

Taxing the Rich in Seattle

The city council of Seattle just voted through an municipal income tax for its wealthiest residents, and the vote was unanimous. Host Brian Edwards-Tiekert talks to socialist city councilmember Kshama Sawant about how that happened, then takes a look at the push to do something similar in San Francisco. Plus: Cat Brooks talks to filmmaker Jon Else about the history of the civil rights movement, and the struggle to tell its story.

Source: The Seattle Times

Guests: 

  • 7:15 Kshama Sawant, Seattle Councilmember
  • 7:33 John Else, filmmaker, MacArthur Genius Award winner, and author of the new book  “Henry Hampton and ‘Eyes on the Prize,’ the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement”
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