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Seattle Channel wins Emmy for Honor Totem documentary

We are pleased to announce Seattle Channel received a Northwest Regional Emmy Award for the editing of a documentary which chronicled the carving of a totem pole to honor a slain woodcarver and detailed the artistic legacy of his family. The city-operated station was recognized Saturday, June 6 at the… [ Keep reading ]

Governor at Civic Cocktail, June 3

Talk state politics, the weather and more at the June Civic Cocktail with guests Gov. Jay Inslee and one of the region’s renowned meteorologists Cliff Mass, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3 at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom. State lawmakers are expected to go into a second special session on Friday to… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Behind the title Eleven is Forever

The great pianist Overton Berry performed with bassist Jeff Davies on Art Zone this week. Their first song, “Eleven is Forever,” has a great backstory that we didn’t have time to talk about on the show, so I’m sharing it here as told by Keith Terhune, musician and producer, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel receives 11 Emmy nominations

Seattle Channel is honored to receive 11 Northwest Emmy-award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The 2015 nominations were announced Friday night and highlight the quality of several Seattle Channel series, including public-affairs program City Inside/Out; documentary series Community Stories; weekly… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Speaks: Privacy Politics, April 22

In this era of open government, data is critical to the promise of efficiency and transparency. But does releasing certain government-held information harm or help the public? City of Seattle leaders are pursuing a new privacy initiative that could impact everything from 911 calls to utility bills to recordings from… [ Keep reading ]

The evolution of pop artist Enfu

Known to most as Enfu, Seattle-based artist Ken Taya’s work speaks to generations of Asian Americans. From the gritty exploration of his cultural identity to fatherhood to the evolution of his artistic style to kawaii or “cute” in Japanese, Community Stories examines the whimsical and cross-cultural relevance of Enfu’s work,… [ Keep reading ]