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KOMO News 4 reporter; Executive Producer
The recent documentary, "Seattle is Dying" has created a great conversation about the homeless and addiction problems in Seattle. This is the third video in a trilogy. The first one "There But For the Grace of God" explored homelessness from the inside out in 2016. The second was called, "Demon at the Door" and was about the hellish existence of heroin addiction.
"Seattle is Dying" (View HERE) is about everyone else. It's about citizens who don't feel safe taking their families into downtown Seattle. It's about parents who won't take their children into the public parks they pay for. It's about filth and degradation all around us. And theft and crime. It's about people who don't feel protected anymore, who don't feel like their voices are being heard.
This program is not about demonizing those who are struggling with addiction and homelessness and mental illness. Instead, it asks the questions, "Why aren't we doing more? Why don't we have the courage to intervene in lives that are, in the face of a grave sickness, reeling out of control?"
Matt Markovich was the Executive Producer of this documentary and is a man who wears many hats. He began reporting for KOMO 4 News in 1994, but he also reports and produces for several nationally syndicated programs and networks including The Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Learning Channel, PBS, Lifetime and ABC.
Light Hors d'oeuvres and No-Host Wine Bar
Please note that we are meeting at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue.
7:00 Speaker Begins
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Senior Fellow in Residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College; Columnist, Author
Dr. Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, columnist and farmer. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets. He is a professor emeritus of Classics at California State University, Fresno, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute and visiting professor at Hillsdale College. He was a presidential appointee in 2007–2008 on the American Battle Monuments Commission.
He is a supporter of Donald Trump, authoring a 2019 book A Case for Trump. Hanson defends Trump's insults and vile language as "uncouth authenticity", and praises Trump for "an uncanny ability to troll and create hysteria among his media and political critics. This book will be available for sale and autographed at the event.