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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: Quake Quandary
City Inside/Out: Quake Quandary

The city of Seattle has flagged more than 1,000 older buildings with unreinforced masonry, putting the structures at risk of collapsing during a major earthquake. Should property owners be required to retrofit these buildings? Who should pay the estimated $1 billion price tag for seismic upgrades? While preparing for the next Big One, can the city preserve its historical structures and prevent rent increases to cover the cost of retrofits?

Barb Graff, Director, Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Rod Kauffman, President, BOMA Seattle King County
Richard Loo, Director of Real Estate Development, Bellwether Housing
Maria Ludwig, 4th Grader
Meagan Scott, UW Researcher
Jon Siu, Lead Engineer, Seattle Dept. of Construction & Inspections
Nathan Torgelson, Director, Seattle Dept. of Construction & Inspections
Maiko Winkler-Chin, Exec. Director, Seattle Chinatown I.D. Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda)
Eugenia Woo, Director of Preservation Services, Historic Seattle