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Education during pandemic & future of Seattle policing on Civic Cocktail

Civic Cocktail guests.

The night before taking command, Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz shares his list of priorities for SPD with host Joni Balter. Sharing in the discussion is civil rights leader Rev. Harriett Walden, founder of Mothers for Police Accountability. And from protests to lesson plans, the state's largest school district shifts to remote learning as classes begin. Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau explains the "strong start" method and how the district will employ check-ins to ensure students receive social/emotional support. 

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Virtual concert celebrates 950th jubilee of Bergen, Seattle's sister city

Music performed during a concert at the Nordic Museum in Ballard.

Make yourself some lutefisk and lefse and enjoy a virtual concert honoring the 950th anniversary of the founding of the Norwegian city of Bergen, Seattle's sister city. The performance features Northwest and Nordic-inspired music.

Our Bergen Best


Exploring community as a feeling & a place on Look, Listen and Learn

Look, Listen & Learn explores the meaning of community, including making meals using community garden produce.

Watch an all-new Look, Listen and Learn with your kiddo! The episode explores the meaning of community through art, reading, and cooking, including a culinary lesson using veggies from a Seattle community garden 😋. 

Community Connections


Seattle Channel honored with 10th National Excellence in Government Programming Award

NATOA winning features

Seattle Channel staff is taking a bow after being honored as one of the best municipal television stations in the nation when it received the prestigious Overall Excellence award for government programming by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). In addition to the top award, the city-operated station won 20 government programming awards, including 12 awards of excellence, six awards of distinction, and two awards of honor. 

🥇 Best in the Nation


Take a stroll through Seattle sites & admire a scroll in latest AgeWise TV

Lake City murals

On this week's AgeWise TV, scroll through a 14-ft linocut print, roll through Lake City's murals project, and stroll through the arboretum. Plus, learn how to make custom wrapping paper with handmade stamps. 

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Remembering Rahwa Habte, an inspiring Seattle community leader

Remembering Rahwa Habte, a much beloved Seattleite

Rahwa Habte, a much beloved Seattle organizer, community builder, chef, and so much more, passed away on August 28. To better appreciate what Habte meant to the community, watch this 2009 feature on her former restaurant Hidmo, a destination in the Central District that served as a space, a place, and a phenomena.

Remembering Rahwa


Go down memory lane with documentary on Bumbershoot's early years

Bumbershoot at Seattle Center in the 1970s

Bumbershoot, Seattle’s annual international music and arts festival, would have kicked off Friday. But like so many things during the pandemic, this year’s event has been cancelled. However, you can still take a trip down memory lane by watching a documentary on Bumbershoot's early years.

Bumping Bumbershoot