Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

In Sawant's decade in office, WA Democrats shifted left

Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant announced she is not running for reelection and her party, Socialist Alternative, doesn’t appear to be nominating a replacement. While her brand of third-party socialism might leave the council, in her ten years in office, socialist ideas have spread in Democrat circles. KNKX reporter Scott Greenstone has more.

Scott Greenstone started off working at his community college newspaper before interning at NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered and covering homelessness for The Seattle Times. He co-produced the “Outsiders” podcast with KNKX, which was named one of TIME’s top 10 podcasts of 2020.