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The mayor’s rap

You reach people where they are. So maybe rapping is an upcoming skill for politicians. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner seems to have worked that out, in rapping on stage and developing a YouTube video, which is getting substantial views, on the homelessness and poverty in her city.

The piece is called “Coming Together,” and co-delivered with a university student, Josh Ogle (Gasmasq). Sample: “I’m Mary, I’m the mayor of the city, but the road here hasn’t always been pretty/I’ve had money in my pockets but food stamps too, I’ve been looked up and down but somehow made it through.”

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