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Listen: Bruce Harrell talks about his plans, strategy as Seattle mayor

Bruce Harrell
Parker Miles Blohm
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KNKX
Bruce Harrell

Today is Bruce Harrell's first Monday as the mayor of Seattle. He's taking over during a difficult time for the city. Omicron is pushing caseloads and infecting vaccinated people, turning public health strategy on its head. Homelessness is a monumental and growing issue without clear solutions. The city's future of policing is still up in the air.

KNKX's Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick talked to Harrell just before the holidays to gain some insight into his plan for the city.

Bruce Harrell in studio with Kirsten Kendrick
Parker Miles Blohm
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KNKX
Bruce Harrell talks with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick ahead of taking office at Seattle mayor.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
Vivian McCall is a reporter, producer and host at KNKX. Originally from Texas, Vivian spent the majority of her journalism career in Chicago. She loves having fun with sound and digging into cool science stories.
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