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Author: Warren Kagarise

What We Can Learn from a Red-Eyed, Six-Legged, Democracy-Loving Creature

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: A look at how the long, deliberate process to build the 11th Street Bridge Park is working to change a Washington, DC neighborhood without fueling further gentrification. What I’m Watching: “Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes” — a new … Continued

Survey Says: Engagement Fatigue is Real

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: Twilight of the NIMBY, a look at how neighborhood activism is evolving under the pressures of affordability, homelessness, and generational change. What I’m Watching: “For All Mankind” — a thought experiment about … Continued

All Politics is National Now, Even in Local Government

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: The Washington Post’s dive into how algospeak, language we increasingly use to bypass social media content moderation filters — think “panda express” as code for “pandemic” — is changing the way we … Continued

As News Deserts Encroach, Local Governments Adapt

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: “The Man Who Ate Too Much” about the life of gourmand James Beard, a larger-than-life tastemaker whose impact is still felt in our kitchens and at our tables. What I’m Watching: “The Dropout” — … Continued

Growing Your Public Agency’s Brand on Social is About More Than a Logo

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: “The Overstory,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel on the secret life of trees and humankind’s relationship with the natural world. What I’m Watching: “Succession,” a dysfunctional dynasty saga for our modern Gilded Age. What … Continued

For Cities, Celebrating Your Food Economy is a Piece of Cake

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: Jonathan Franzen’s “The Corrections” — best known as the novel once booted from Oprah’s Book Club — and still a monumental read 20 years later. What I’m Watching:  “The White Lotus,” HBO … Continued

Local Governments in Limbo as Congress Weighs Big Tech Rules

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: The Washington Post’s $731 million mystery about the secret identity of a Powerball winner in a small Maryland town. What I’m Re-Watching: “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” (partially to remind myself how the … Continued

Trying to Force the Funny? Don’t Fool Yourself.

Right Now with Warren Kagarise (Linkedin/Twitter/Instagram) What I’m watching: “Country Music” — Ken Burns’ journey through the genre’s rural roots to rhinestone-bedazzled and Stetson-topped heyday. What I’m reading: “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy” by local historians Paula Becker and Alan Stein, a celebration of Space Age optimism. Every April 1, … Continued

Can Local Government Deliver on Big Promises in the New Normal?

Right Now with Warren Kagarise (Linkedin/Twitter/Instagram) What I’m watching: “Bridgerton” 😳 What I’m reading: Los Angeles Times journalist Sarah D. Wire’s deeply unsettling firsthand account of the U.S. Capitol siege. In these unprecedented times, remember: We’re all in this together as we pivot to a new normal. By now, we’ve all mocked the verbal clichés … Continued

To Restore Faith in Institutions, Look to Local Government

Right Now with Warren Kagarise (Linkedin/Twitter/Instagram) What I’m watching: “The Crown” Season 4, as the Windsors enter the 1980s and Gillian Anderson piles on the Aquascutum and Aqua Net to play the Iron Lady. What I’m reading: A Wake for Alex Trebek, where past “Jeopardy!” contestants share favorite memories of the man with all the … Continued

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