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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 five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Streetcar Struggles
City Inside/Out: Streetcar Struggles

Seattle has two separate streetcar lines, one serving South Lake Union and the other running from First Hill to Pioneer Square. Ridership and revenue have not met expectations, but advocates argue that would change if the city keeps its promise to add a downtown streetcar connector. Should Seattle spend $286 million to complete the line? Or are scarce transportation dollars better spent elsewhere?


Lisa Howard, Executive Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square

Rob Johnson, Seattle City Council

John Niles, Mobility Analyst & Author

Jack Whisner, Political Activist

Mariya Frost, Director, Coles Center for Transportation, Washington Policy Center

Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council

Mike McQuaid, Transportation Chair, South Lake Union Community Council

Maiko Winkler-Chin, Executive Director, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation District Authority (SCIDpda)