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City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a 18-year veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out, City Inside/Out: Council Edition and Ask the Mayor

City Inside/Out: Downtown Disorder

City Inside/Out: Downtown Disorder

Poll: Is the mayor's new "9½ Block Strategy" an effective way to tackle a spike in downtown crime?

Seattle has launched a new effort to crack down on open-air drug dealing and other crimes downtown. As part of this "9 ½ Block Strategy," bus stops and newspaper boxes are being moved, alleys restricted and vacant parking lots fenced off to deter criminal activity. Will the new plan work? How will the area's homeless be impacted? Will the illicit activity simply move elsewhere? How are businesses responding?

On the show:
Lisa Daugaard, Policy Director, Public Defender Association
Bill Hobson, Exec. Dir., Downtown Emergency Services Center
Doug Honig, Communications Director, ACLU-WA
Kate Joncas, Deputy Mayor, city of Seattle
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
Leroy Shumate, Owner, Leroy's Menswear
Jackie St. Louis, Street Outreach Manager, Metropolitan Improvement District