Seattle Growth Podcast episode 4: Renting in Seattle

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In the fourth episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast, hosted by the UW Foster School’s Jeff Shulman, get an inside perspective on the effect of skyrocketing rents on the lives of some of Seattle’s workers.

  • Meet a chef named Carrie (3:30) who works two jobs to make ends meet, and Steve Smith (13:55) who builds for people in Seattle.
  • And hear an in-depth interview on the topic with Kshama Sawant (26:52), Seattle’s first socialist city council member in over a century.
  • Shulman also speaks to Jeff Managlin (0:00).

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The Seattle Growth Podcast is a 13-episode exploration of this booming city’s ongoing transformation. A new episode premieres each Tuesday. The first three in the series consider Seattle’s tech boom and the challenges of buying a home and homelessness. Upcoming episodes take on the topics of character and culture, density, emergency services, health care, public utilities, schools, transportation, city budget and visions for the future.

The series is hosted and produced by Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.