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Ice cream at Molly Moon's in Wallingford.

Post-CHOP, one business grapples with racial equity

How to run an ethical company in the midst of an uprising. A chat with mayor Jenny Durkan. And an electrifying look at the stars.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Molly Moon's and racial equity

Molly Moon Neitzel is the founder and CEO of Molly Moon’s ice cream. Her Capitol Hill store landed in the news after a sign in the window clarified the no firearms policy also applied to the police. As the uprising for Black lives throws a spotlight onto corporate policy, what does it mean to be an ethical company in terms of labor practices and transparency?

Mayor Jenny Durkan 7.30

City and state coffers aren’t the only ones suffering under this pandemic – the US suffered a 33% drop in GDP last quarter, the largest in recorded history. How does that show up in Seattle? And does the city’s response to protests for Black lives stand up to scrutiny? We asked Mayor Jenny Durkan, who joins us and takes your calls every week.

Emily Levesque, The Last Stargazers

When Emily Levesque was a little girl, she would lie in her backyard looking up at the stars. She grew up to be an astronomy rockstar, and her new book tells some of the most adventurous, notorious stories in her field. It's called The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers.