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Ask the Mayor: Fall 2014
Mayor Ed Murray joined host Brian Callanan for Ask the Mayor and responded to questions about municipal broadband, affordable housing, labor standards, the budget and more.
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CityStream Pet of the Week: Iggy Azalea 10/23/2014
Iggy is a 3.5 year old female green iguana. She`s almost 3 feet long with her tail, about a foot of her is actual body. She`s sweet with people and has lived with kids and cats before. She likes to chill, and doesn`t mind being handled. Obviously, she`s absolutely gorgeous! It`s thought that she may be egg-bound, in which case she will need veterinary care immediately.
Ask the Mayor: Fall 2014 10/22/2014
You asked and he answered. Mayor Ed Murray joined host Brian Callanan for the fall episode of Ask the Mayor. Murray responded to questions posed by a live audience and submitted online. Topics included municipal broadband, affordable housing, increased funding for the animal shelter, Seattle`s new Indigenous Peoples` Day, labor standards, waterfront development and more. The second half of the program focused on the mayor`s proposed 2015-2016 budget now before the City Council. The city`s budget director Ben Noble joined the mayor in fielding questions, which ranged from raising city employees` wages to adding police to the hopes of bringing an NBA team back to Seattle.
Budget Committee Session I 10/22/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Central Waterfront, Cross-Cutting Issues and Departments without significant Budget Issues.
Budget Committee Session II 10/22/2014
Agenda: Cross-Cutting Issues and Department without Significant Budget Issues, Office of Economic Development, Minimum Wage/Labor Standards, Interfund Loan Extensions.
Full Council Special Meeting 10/22/2014
Agenda: Municipal Light and Power Improvement and Refunding Revenue Bonds.
Seattle Voices with Joe Guppy
Psychotherapist Joe Guppy discusses his new memoir “My Fluorescent God,” in which he confronts his most compelling case – his own. It was a few stomach pills he took in 1979 that pushed him over the edge into paranoid psychosis and straight into the mental ward of Seattle`s Providence Hospital. Guppy talks with host Eric Liu about the raw, often wryly comic memoir in which he describes his spiritual and psychological journey in rebuilding his sanity and discovering the Seattle arts scene. Guppy was a writer/performer on the comedy show Almost Live, where he met his wife Art Zone host Nancy Guppy.
First Red Bus Lane Installed
Seattle Department of Transportation crews complete Seattle`s very first block of red transit lane and explain where you`ll be seeing more red lanes.
Full Council 10/20/2014
Agenda: Public comment, Affordable housing linkage fee program, Seattle Fuel Gas Code, Seattle Residential Code, Seattle Energy Code, Seattle Plumbing Code, Seattle Building Code, Seattle Grading Code, Seattle Mechanical Code.
Council Briefing
Agenda: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Council and Regional Committees, Seattle`s Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance Enforcement Audit.
City Inside/Out: Chopp vs. Spear
Voters in the state`s 43rd Legislative District in Seattle face an interesting choice on the fall ballot. Should they re-elect Democratic State House Speaker Frank Chopp to an 11th term? Or should they support Socialist Alternative candidate Jess Spear? Chopp won overwhelmingly in the primary but says he is not taking a November victory for granted. We help you break down where the candidates stand on affordable housing, a higher minimum wage, transportation and education funding. How progressive does Seattle want its future to be? The candidates join us for an in-studio debate.
City Inside/Out Local Issues: Chopp vs. Spear 10/21/2014
Voters in the state`s 43rd Legislative District in Seattle face an interesting choice on the fall ballot. We help you break down where the candidates Democratic State House Speaker Frank Chopp and Socialist Alternative candidate Jess Spear stand on affordable housing, a higher minimum wage, transportation and education funding.
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
Art Zone heads to Hugo House, an urban retreat for writers and readers, where host Nancy Guppy encounters five local authors who have freshly published books this fall. Garth Stein pens a new novel, a ghost story set in Seattle. Becky Selengut cooks all things mushroom. Zubair Ahmed whispers poetry. Gabriel Teodros shares a book of lyrics and Joe Guppy releases a painfully optimistic memoir.
CityStream: High-Flying Fun
From recycling homes to restoring planes to music programs taking flight, CityStream soars with creativity. Meet the dedicated volunteers who restore old airplanes to museum quality at the Museum of Flight. Then, taking the stress out of air travel is the next big hit at Sea-Tac Airport thanks to the new Experience the City of Music Program. Plus, we check out the growing field of shipping container architecture. Host Nicole Sanchez explores these stories and more from the Museum of Flight.
CityStream: Hands on History 10/23/2014
The air and space artifacts you see at the Museum of Flight are in such pristine condition you`d half expect them to take off at any moment. But it can take a select group of volunteers a lot of time and expense getting them into this kind of shape. Brian Callanan tells us about the labor of love at the Paine Field Restoration Center.
CityStream: Sea-Tac Music 10/24/2014
While many people enjoy air travel, for others, an airplane trip means nothing but hassels; from dealing with long lines, security checks and rushing to your gate to make that connecting flight. But for travelers in and out of Sea-Tac airport, their experience is a bit different thanks to the new Experience City of Music program. And it`s already proving to be the next big hit. Nicole Sanchez has the story.
CityStream Pet of the Week: Sasha
Sashaa is a strikingly pretty girl who can be a little timid at first. Once acquainted though she`s affectionate and loves petting. She`s curious and would be happy in a home with moderate activity.
Partnership to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Law enforcement and community leaders from King County are joining together to announce a new initiative to reduce the demand for prostitution.
Seattle Public School Board part 2 10/15/2014
A meeting of the Seattle Public School Board. Part 2 of 3.
Seattle Public Library Board
A meeting of the Seattle Public Library Board.
Video Voters` Guide: Fall 2014 General Election
The city of Seattle Video Voters` Guide features two-minute unedited statements from candidates and representatives of ballot measures in the Nov. 4 general election. Included in the guide are two-minute pro and con statements related to four city ballot measures: two competing preschool-related proposals, a measure to fund planning for a monorail line between Ballard and West Seattle and a proposal to preserve transit service in Seattle. The voters` guide also includes statements from candidates for the Municipal Court of Seattle. All seven non-partisan seats for judge are up for election. The guide is a project of the Seattle Channel, Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission and King County TV.
Seattle Public School Board Part 1 10/15/2014
A meeting of the Seattle Public School Board. Part 1 of 3.
Seattle Public School Board part 3 10/15/2014
A meeting of the Seattle Public School Board. Part 3 of 3.
Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee
Agenda: Public Comment, Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Program Implementation, Relating to Seattle Municipal Code Sections.
Full Council 10/13/2014
Agenda: Public comment, land use and zoning, Supporting Washington State Initiative 594 (I-594).
Indigenous Peoples` Day Signing Ceremony 10/13/2014
Mayor Ed Murray signed a resolution that honors indigenous peoples by declaring the second Monday in October “Indigenous Peoples` Day” in Seattle.
Council Briefing 10/13/2014
Agenda Items: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Welcome Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools.
Seattle Voices with Nancy Nordhoff
Nancy Nordhoff began Hedgebrook in 1985, a writers retreat on Whidbey Island, where she was able to conjoin love for the land with support of visionary women writers. Nordhoff has an active 30 year career on civic boards in Seattle.
Seattle News NOW: 10/10/14 10/13/2014
New regulations for small housing are put into play; plus newly appointed Police Chief O`Toole gives her first report to Councilmembers; and the Emerald City tops the list of safest places to go for a walk. These stories and more are on Seattle News NOW.
Art Zone Shuffle: Bill Brown
A visit with Seattle based illustrator Bill Brown, whose love of drawing is seen in numerous magazines, billboards, not to mention Times Square. Created for Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, by Jeff Gentes.
Art Zone Shuffle: Bless You 10/17/2014
An architect in the skies tries to spice things up in the city with a precarious creature. Could this be the return of Godzilla? With a combination of real images and illustrations, designer and director Philip Watts shares his animated short film “Bless You” on Art Zone.
Art Zone Shuffle: Star Anna
Star Anna goes solo at Easy Street Records in West Seattle for Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. "Down To The Bottom".
Budget Committee Session II 10/10/2014
Agenda: Proposed Department of Education and Early Learning
Art Zone Shuffle: Jody Kuehner / Mark Mitchell 10/15/2014
A conversation with Dancer,/Choreographer Jody Kuehner (aka Cherdonna) and Designer Mark Mitchell about their collaboration for Kuehner`s new show, "Worth My Salt". Filmed at Velocity Dance Center August 23rd for ART ZONE with Nancy Guppy.
Budget Committee Session I 10/10/2014
Agenda: Seattle Police Department, Seattle Fire Department
City Inside/Out: Monorail Measure
This fall, Seattle will vote on a monorail measure for the sixth time. Seattle Citizen Petition No. 1 would impose a $5 city-wide car-tab fee to help fund planning for a monorail line connecting downtown Seattle with West Seattle and Ballard. But critics contend taxpayers have wasted millions on past monorail proposals and argue Sound Transit already has plans for light rail in the same corridor. Should voters resurrect another monorail plan? Or did that train leave the station a decade ago? Hear why monorail supporters Bill Popp and Dick Falkenbury have opposing stances. Joining us in studio to debate the measure are Seattle Citizen Petition 1 sponsor Elizabeth Campbell and Seattle Subway Political Director Jonathan Hopkins.
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy 10/10/2014
Art Zone hikes up to Capitol Hill for a conversation with choreographer/dancer Judy Kuehner (aka Cherdonna) and visual designer Mark Mitchell about their collaboration on Kuehner`s new show at Velocity "Worth My Salt." Bill Brown, whose illustration clients include Target, Vogue, The New York Times and Forbes, invites us into his studio for a martini, while Jason Plourde, director at Three Dollar Bill Cinema, talks up the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. All this and an Easy Street Records performance from the magnificent Star Anna.
City Inside/Out Local Issues: Citywide Monorail Citizen Petition 10/14/2014
This fall, Seattle will vote on a monorail measure for the sixth time simply because critics contend taxpayers have wasted millions on past monorail proposals and argue Sound Transit already has plans for light rail in the same corridor. Should voters resurrect another monorail plan?
Art Zone Shuffle: Star Anna 10/20/2014
Star Anna shares a performance of "Only Guessing" for Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Recorded at Easy Street Records in West Seattle.
CityStream: Healthy Community
It`ll be a transformation like no other at Key Arena – from concert and sports venue to a massive mobile health clinic. Find out how the Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical will start to change lives. Then, how one man`s homeless roots helped him build his tech start up today – and how he`s giving back. Plus, with flu season here, learn how Seattle schools are keeping students happy, healthy and in the classrooms. Join host Angela King from Seattle City Hall for these stories and more.
CityStream: Remote Area Medical Clinic 10/22/2014
Seattle is known for its generosity, but there`s one event coming up in late October that will be one of the largest non-profit undertakings Seattle has ever seen. As Abbey Gibb shows us, City and King County leaders along with hundreds of volunteers, will transform Key Arena from a concert venue into one of the largest medical clinics you`ve probably ever seen.
Budget Committee Session I 10/9/2014
Agenda: Department of Planning and Development, OFfice of Housing, Seattle City Light
CityStream: Homeless Tech Owner
Seattle is a city known for its innovation. There are more start-up businesses around town than you can keep track of. But we all know that with every new enterprise, there`s high risk and a need for real persistence just to survive. Where do you find that skill set? Well, as producer Jeff Gentes explains, it exists in one place here in Seattle--one place that you`d never think to look.
Budget Committee Session II 10/9/2014
Agenda: Office of Economic Development, Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Human Resources, Office of Civil Rights, Department of Finance and Administrative Services
Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners 10/9/2014
A meeting of the Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners.
CityStream Pet of the Week: Duke and Pooky
These two been together their whole lives (11 years!) so they`re looking for our new home together. Pooky is a laid back lady - gentle, easy-going, and calm and Duke has a lot of get-up-and-go and spunk for a fellow his age.
Broadband Education Public Forum 10/8/2014
Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative discusses the realistic feasibility of a municipally-owned broadband network that delivers high-speed Internet access.
Budget Committee 10/8/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Human Services Deptartment, Office of Sustainability and Environment, Department of Information Technology.
Budget Committee Session II 10/7/2014
Presentations: Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, Seattle Center, Seattle Public Library, Office of Arts and Culture.
Town Square: Friends of the Market 50th Anniversary
Peter Steinbrueck leads a dynamic discussion about how public markets such as Pike Place Market, are integral to contemporary urban life.
Budget Committee Session I
Agenda Items: Public Comment, Seattle Dept. of Transportation and Seattle Public Utilities.




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