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Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

Seattle News, Views, and Brews Brian Callanan

    • News
    • 4.3 • 26 Ratings

Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

    2024 Episode 8: State of the City Address, CP Nelson Shifts From Outsider to Leader, State Transportation Funding Questions, and More

    2024 Episode 8: State of the City Address, CP Nelson Shifts From Outsider to Leader, State Transportation Funding Questions, and More

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times break down Mayor  Bruce Harrell's State of the City Address, the transformation of Council President Nelson from outsider to leader, a multi-million dollar question for voters emerging from the state transportation budget, the city's recent assessment of Seattle's homelessness crisis, and a look at a series of failing school bond measures. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!

    • 29 min
    2024 Episode 7: New Public Safety Committee, Female Officers' Concerns with SPD, Carbon Pricing Issues, and More

    2024 Episode 7: New Public Safety Committee, Female Officers' Concerns with SPD, Carbon Pricing Issues, and More

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the approach of the Seattle City Council's new Public Safety Committee, a bombshell report for the Seattle Police Department regarding its treatment of female officers, a renewed push by Governor Inslee on carbon pricing, a potential new ballot measure on social housing, and a sobering report on the lack of affordable housing Seattle may be able to build this year. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!

    • 29 min
    2024 Episode 6: Mayor Harrell's Council, Graffiti Law Reinstated, Answering Our Patrons' Questions, and More!

    2024 Episode 6: Mayor Harrell's Council, Graffiti Law Reinstated, Answering Our Patrons' Questions, and More!

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman, City Hall reporter for the Seattle Times discuss Mayor Harrell's influence over a new City Council, the beginning of the Council's work at the committee level, a battle over "lewd conduct" for the Liquor and Cannabis Board, the reinstatement of Seattle's graffiti ordinance, and some answers to some city government questions from our patrons, too. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!

    • 28 min
    2024 Episode 5: Patrons-First Podcast with Rep. Mia Gregerson!

    2024 Episode 5: Patrons-First Podcast with Rep. Mia Gregerson!

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! In this patrons-first podcast, Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel breaks down a host of new statewide housing proposals with Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-33)--including lot-splitting, "co-living" single-room occupancy units, mobile home park tenancy, and more--and tackles a troubling issue with voter turnout, too! If you'd like to access this content first, become a patron of the podcast for $5 per month with your support on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2024 Episode 4: Tanya Woo Chosen for Pos. 8 Seat, Mayor's Hiring Freeze, Statewide Fentanyl Efforts, and More

    2024 Episode 4: Tanya Woo Chosen for Pos. 8 Seat, Mayor's Hiring Freeze, Statewide Fentanyl Efforts, and More

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the newest member of the Seattle City Council, a hiring freeze by the City of Seattle up against a major budget deficit, a plea for state help from tribes dealing with the fentanyl epidemic, a sobering anniversary for Roe v. Wade, and a city streetcar project that's nearly tripled in cost. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!

    • 29 min
    2024 Episode 3: Council Candidate Pool Reduced to 8, SPD Lawsuits, New Gun Control Proposals, and More

    2024 Episode 3: Council Candidate Pool Reduced to 8, SPD Lawsuits, New Gun Control Proposals, and More

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the behind-the-scenes battle over who's going to take the open Position 8 City Council seat, new legal accusations facing the Seattle Police Department, a set of new gun control regulations in the state legislature, Washington's first-in-the-nation lawsuit over the Kroger-Albertson's grocery store merger, and a Supreme Court decision... not to decide on our state's capital gains tax. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

works when can open it ,

Good info but need an insider

The info provided on current issues within the council is helpful but I think it’s lost the insider edge. Kevin’s departure left a hole since he got into the details on many topics and had background on why something was going the way it was. He also had history on council actions and what they were really trying to do. The new guy (Kroman?) isn’t covering the council and doesn’t seem interested to get into details. On today’s podcast, when asked about the tone of council on a topic, that he doesn’t know since he covers transportation not council.

camtmo ,

Usually love, but SKIP Erica B

Great apolitical show. Real news. Very balanced. But this week brought on Erica B, and she is terrible. 1 star. She is polarizing and snarky, in the worst way. Better off flying solo or bring back Kevin S, all time favorite.

Jennessy92 ,

Good and bad…

I really like the host, Brian, but David from Seattle Times is such a bummer regarding the city of Seattle. I wish they would rotate guests and maybe have someone with a little positivity when thinking about the future of the city.

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