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About City Inside/Out
Seattle 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 and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.
A year after its launch, Seattle's bike-sharing program is in deep trouble and without city dollars will shut down in March. Should the city spend $1.4 million to bail out Pronto, the nonprofit that manages the program? Or should the bike-rental venture be left to fail? Why hasn't it taken off as predicted? Supporters say Pronto is worth saving and will eventually succeed if allowed to expand across the city. However, critics argue it's a failing proposition and the city should avoid getting taken for a ride.
On the show:
Suzie Burke, Fremont Business Owner
Nicole Freedman, Chief of Active Transportation, City of Seattle
Tom Fucoloro, Founder, Seattle Bike Blog
Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Council
Phyllis Porter, Rainier Valley Greenways