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More than 50,000 COVID-19 tests & counting

COVID-19 test site on Aurora in North Seattle

"There's a great demand for this testing." Since their launch on June 5, the City of Seattle's two free COVID-19 testing sites in Sodo and North Seattle have tested more than 50,000 people. Administering the test takes between two to three minutes, with a swab poke in both nostrils - results average a 72-hour turnaround. 

Test Yourself


Council Edition: González, Mosqueda on defunding SPD, business tax & more

Council Edition host Brian Callan

What does the Seattle City Council's commitment to "defund the police" truly mean? And, will a recently-passed big business payroll tax be a jumpstart for our city’s economy or a major challenge as we recover from the COVID pandemic? Council President Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda join host Brian Callanan on Council Edition.

Watch Now


The ADA turns 30!

Celebrate #ADA30

Signed into law on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is our nation's most comprehensive disability rights law. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in areas including employment, transportation, communication, and access to government programs and services. Join us Sunday, July 26, to mark the 30th anniversary of this critically important civil rights law with a block of programming spotlighting issues and solutions.

Access for All


AZ "phones it in" with poet Quenton Baker & singer Stephanie Anne Johnson

Stephanie Anne Johnson and Quenton Baker

Grab a tissue. Quenton Baker shares a poem that is a gut punch to our nation’s conscience. Nancy Guppy recently interviewed the talented artist, and the two revisit Quenton’s 2019 Frye Art Museum exhibit “Ballast,” which intersects current happenings in the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, a solo acoustic version of "American Blues" from Stephanie Anne Johnson and The Hidogs.

Power of Poetry


AgeWise TV: Exploring your creative side & fascinating early Seattle history

An early photo of the Duwamish tribe

Have a look at Seattle's early year's in this AgeWise TV episode produced by the Pike Market Senior Center. Start with the arrival of the city’s early pioneers and how they changed the lives of the Duwamish people forever. Then, take a visual journey in time with the Space Needle. Also, Bainbridge Island Art Museum offers fun ways to explore your creative side, including making natural sculptures from the comfort of home, creating a folded book, and using leaves to make beautiful watercolor prints!

Seattle Time Travel


Marching to the dream with the late Rep. John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis

#FlashbackFriday to 2010, when the late U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis visited Seattle, and shared how Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him to make "good trouble.”

Legendary Lewis


Talking with kids about the Black Lives Matter movement

Look Listen & Learn - What is BLM?

Possum saw a bunch of people walking in his neighborhood shouting "Black Lives Matter!" and he doesn't know what these words mean. In this short video call, Auntie Lena and Possum talk about Black Lives Matter - why this message is important and what Possum and other kids can do to help.

March with Possum