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Fall ballot measures topic at Civic Cocktail, Oct. 5

A new season of eats, drinks and smart talk returns in October when we kick off Civic Cocktail. Join host Joni Balter as we break down the fall ballot initiatives on transit, gun control and climate change. Proponents and opponents of the ballot measures will weigh in Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Palace… [ Keep reading ]

You ask, the mayor answers

Seattle voters said yes to the housing levy, what’s next? With the shift away from district councils, how will the city broaden civic engagement? How can local government help shape national policy? Now is your chance to ask Mayor Ed Murray about the issues that matter most to you. We’re… [ Keep reading ]

Art Zone Live at King Street Station

If you plan to hit this year’s Seattle Art Fair, don’t miss Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: Live at King Street Station, my very own freewheeling “pop-up talk show.” For three nights, Aug. 5 to 7, I’ll interview local artists from all genres in front of a live audience in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel wins two Emmy Awards

Seattle Channel is the recipient of two Northwest Regional Emmy Awards for historic/cultural programming, one for a segment about the Georgetown Steam Plant and another for an animated short film about a local World War II veteran. The city-operated station was recognized Saturday, June 4 at the Northwest Chapter of… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Cocktail: Future of the GOP to local giving

With Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nomination, what’s next for Washington Republicans? Plus, how can we use philanthropy to reduce inequality and create healthier communities? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Susan… [ Keep reading ]

What you’re watching, our top web hits

Our newest feature, Clickdown 21 is a fast-paced monthly look at 21 of the most popular web hits. In just five minutes, sample bite-sized highlights of Seattle Channel’s (21 on the TV dial) most clicked-on coverage of arts and culture, community and public affairs. From Shakespeare to local rocker Duff McKagan to leaky faucets to lawmaking… [ Keep reading ]

Callanan receives Municipal League’s Civic Award for government reporting

We’re thrilled to announce Seattle Channel’s public affairs host Brian Callanan is the recipient of the Municipal League’s 2016 Government News Reporting of the Year award. Callanan will receive the award at the Muni League’s 57th Annual Civic Awards, Thursday, April 28. The Civic Awards recognizes the accomplishments of elected officials,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Speaks: Making the Grade, April 19

In a city with a skyrocketing student population, the math isn’t adding up. Why have state lawmakers not amply funded public education for yet another year? How can we close the opportunity gap and improve outcomes for all kids? Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan will lead a live, televised discussion,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel receives 17 Emmy nominations

Seattle Channel is honored to receive 17 Northwest Regional Emmy-award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The station’s nominations include overall station excellence with the channel competing against some of the region’s commercial and public television stations. The 2016 nominations were announced Friday… [ Keep reading ]

Closing the economic gap, treating cancer at Civic Cocktail, April 6

Addressing the challenges of prosperity and revolutionizing the way we treat cancer are on the agenda at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Is a boom for Seattle’s economy leading to a bust for its middle- and lower-class residents? How do we fix… [ Keep reading ]