We’re capturing KUOW’s Week in Review summer tour

We’re joining KUOW’s Week in Review summer tour as they travel out of the studio and into Seattle’s newly formed Seattle City Council districts for live broadcasts of the week’s news and issues. KUOW’s radio host Bill Radke makes sense of the week’s headlines with a roundtable of journalists, political analysts and thought leaders. You […]

Seattle Channel honored for achievement in coverage of diversity

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized the Seattle Channel with a 2015 Kaleidoscope Award, which honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity. The city-operated station was recognized for Honor Totem, a one-hour documentary which chronicles the carving of a totem pole to honor a slain woodcarver and offers an account of the […]

How do you feel? Ask a kindergartner

Even though school is out for summer, it’s no time to stop learning. I figured out that lesson just this past week as we were putting the finishing touches on our latest segment of the Our City, Our Schools series on social and emotional learning. Hundreds of Seattle public school students are learning how to […]

Suggested summer reads for children and teens on CityStream

This week on CityStream we learned about Seattle Public Library’s Summer of Learning, which offers hundreds of free programs for children and teens, games and activities to keep youth engaged and learning all summer long. We caught up with Erica Delavan, children’s services librarian at the Northeast Branch. She kindly offered her top summer-reading picks […]

Scenes from the SIFF Red Carpet on Art Zone

By Nancy Guppy I arrived at the opening night (last Thursday) of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) reclining on a platter carried by a couple of sexy Can Can dancers. Once the scantily clad boys pranced off, I hit the red carpet with a vengeance, interviewing filmmakers, fashion makers and the nice lady who […]

Video highlights from May Civic Cocktail

Missed last week’s Civic Cocktail? Our event partners over at Crosscut pulled together a quick recap complete with video highlights from the discussion which focused on civic tech and the Seattle International Film Festival. Check it out here. Mark your calendar for the last Civic Cocktail of the season, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3 at […]

Cinema and civic tech at Civic Cocktail, May 6

It’s cinema and civic tech at the May Civic Cocktail, featuring a panel discussion about how technology can impact civics in Seattle and a preview of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Join the conversation, Wednesday, May 6 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program is at 6 p.m. Cost […]

Six privacy principles to guide government

By Michael Mattmiller Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle Privacy. It’s an increasingly important topic in our digital world. When residents pay a utility bill online, call 911, renew a pet license, browse a web page, or sign up for an email list, the City of Seattle captures that information to help it deliver public […]