Episode 65 takes us to North Dakota, where activists like the woman above are trying to block construction of a giant pipeline on land considered sacred by Native Americans. Also discussed: white rapper retirement and Seattle's labor laws. SB


A major, history-making demonstration is underway in North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is leading an effort to stop a giant oil pipeline that’s currently under construction on land the tribe considers sacred. The Stranger’s Sydney Brownstone is in North Dakota covering the unfolding events, and at 1:35 she reports from the site where activists from around the country—and from a number of Pacific Northwest tribes—have now converged.

Then, at 11:44, longtime Seattle hip hop columnist Larry Mizell Jr. is on the show to ponder the question: If a white Seattle rapper retires in an attempt to “make more room for black artists,” has more room actually been created?

After that, at 23:31, we take a post-Labor Day look at the state of workers’ rights in Seattle with Dylan Orr, head of the Seattle Office of Labor Standards, and Nicole Vallestero-Keenan of the Fair Work Center.

Finally, at 36:42, The Stranger tells you what to do this weekend. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.