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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.
On May 2, the Seattle City Council will vote whether or not to close one block on Occidental Avenue in SoDo to construct a new arena. Supporters say investor Chris Hansen needs the street vacation to make his project shovel ready, and claim the city will ultimately benefit from more sports teams, new open space and traffic safety measures. Critics, however, argue the arena wastes taxpayer funds and will increase congestion, hurting freight mobility and jobs at the nearby Port of Seattle. Will the city pave the way for a new arena? Or bench the effort?
On the show:
Tom Albro, Commissioner, Port of Seattle (studio)
Mark Brands, Managing Principal, Site Workshop
Peter Goldman, Attorney, ILWU (studio)
Rob Johnson, Seattle City Council (studio)
Brian Robinson, Site Manager, Sonics Rising (studio)
Cleve Stockmeyer, Attorney