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LISTEN: A live conversation with newly elected House Speaker Laurie Jinkins

KNKX All Things Considered host Ed Ronco talks with House Speaker Laurie Jinkins during a live conversation at the Temple of Justice on Jan. 13 in Olympia.
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KNKX All Things Considered host Ed Ronco talks with House Speaker Laurie Jinkins during a live conversation at the Temple of Justice on Jan. 13 in Olympia.

Hours after she was sworn in on a historic first day of the 2020 legislative session Jan. 13, House Speaker Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, talked live with KNKX All Things Considered host Ed Ronco. It was part of our special KNKX Connects to Olympia broadcast in the Temple of Justice on Jan. 13. They discussed legislative priorities, including gun-control bills, what her swearing in means for representation in state government — and some pretty neat bipartisan socks.  

Ed Ronco came to KNKX in October 2013 as producer and reporter for KNKX’s Morning Edition. Ed started in public radio in 2009 at KCAW in Sitka, Alaska, where he covered everything from city government, to education, crime, science, the arts and more. Prior to public radio, Ed worked in newspapers, including four years at the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, where he covered business, then politics and government.