Ballots arrive, Video Voters’ Guide is live

Want a transparent look at the candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 general election ballot? With the launch of the 2015 general election Video Voters’ Guide, voters can hear directly from the candidates for various offices as well as learn about city of Seattle and King County ballot measures. The non-partisan video guide offers […]

Gary Locke and Rick Steves kick off Civic Cocktail, Oct. 7

Civic Cocktail is back for a third season of smart talk with a twist! Join host Joni Balter and two homegrown guys with international ties for a wide-ranging conversation that spans local to global issues. Gary Locke, former governor, U.S. commerce secretary and U.S. ambassador to China, offers insights from his long career in public […]

Seattle Channel named best municipal TV station in nation

Seattle Channel was named the best municipal television station in the nation when it received the prestigious Excellence in Government Programming award from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at the group’s annual meeting held in San Diego, Calif., last week. Additionally, the city-operated station won 13 programming awards for its variety […]

Save the date for Seattle Speaks: Move Seattle

In November, Seattle voters will decide on the biggest levy in Seattle history – $930 million over nine years. Tell us where you stand on this ambitious Move Seattle transportation measure at the next Seattle Speaks — a live, televised public forum, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. The levy would […]

Primary election Video Voters’ Guide launches

Ballots for the Aug. 4 primary election are out, and with the launch of the 2015 primary election Video Voters’ Guide voters can hear directly from the candidates seeking to represent them. The Seattle City Council’s move to voting by geographic district – a result of a measure Seattle voters passed in 2013 – has […]

Community Stories celebrates 10 years

By Shannon Gee Ten years ago this week, I began work on a new Seattle Channel documentary series called Community Stories. Conceived by then Seattle City Councilmember Jim Compton, the goal of the new program was to shine a spotlight on Seattle communities with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Here’s a short trailer featuring […]

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 […]