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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 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: Juvenile Justice
City Inside/Out: Juvenile Justice

The recent spate of gang and gun violence involving young people has shocked our nation. Lawmakers in Olympia are considering much tougher sanctions for kids caught with illegal firearms, including mandatory jail time. Will harsher penalties work? We hear from supporters of the proposal as well as a former gang member who is concerned a new law might backfire. In our studio, we get perspective from King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, Jennifer Shaw of the ACLU of Washington, Leno Rose-Avila of the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Senator Adam Kline (D-37th) joins the conversation by phone. Will the "tough love" approach to youth violence make the problem better - or worse?