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The Overcast: Former Councilmember Kirsten Harris-Talley Says There's Viability In Activism

Kirsten Harris-Talley served on the Seattle City Council for just 51 days. She was appointed after Councilmember Tim Burgess became mayor following the resignation of Ed Murray earlier this fall.

Seattle now has a new mayor and a new city council member, and Harris-Talley is returning to her work as a program manager at Progress Alliance. 

She spoke with Seattle Times political reporters Jim Brunner and Dan Beekman about her brief experience on the council.

The conversation above is an excerpt from The Overcast, the Seattle Times weekly politics podcast recorded at KNKX. To hear a deeper analysis of Harris-Talley's appointment and her participation in the city's budget process, listen to the whole episode here.

You can find The Overcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher.

A Seattle native and former KNKX intern, Simone Alicea spent four years as a producer and reporter at KNKX. She earned her Bachelor's of Journalism from Northwestern University and covered breaking news for the Chicago Sun-Times. During her undergraduate career, she spent time in Cape Town, South Africa, covering metro news for the Cape Times.