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City Inside/OutSeattle 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 18-year veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Seattle Promise
City Inside/Out: Seattle Promise

POLL: Should Seattle offer two years of free community college for public high-school graduates?

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wants all Seattle public high-school graduates to have access to two years of free tuition at community and technical colleges. The rationale? By 2020, 70 percent of jobs in Washington state will require some post-secondary education. But only about a third of the state's high-school graduates earn a post-secondary degree by the age of 26. Many low-income and minority students say the free-college program, called the Seattle Promise, will open doors and change their lives. How will the city pay for the program?  

Dwane Chappelle, Director, Seattle Dept. of Education and Early Learning (DEEL)
Clarence Dancer Jr., Postsecondary Policy Advisor, DEEL
Jenny Durkan, Seattle Mayor
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, President, Seattle Central College
Abdiasis Ibrahim, UW Student & Former 13th Year Scholar
Jessie Nguyen, 12th Grade Student
Dr. Larry Nyland, Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Pedro Reynaga, South Seattle College Student & 13th Year Scholar