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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 



Protecting Orcas + Election Review

Wed., Nov. 7 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

Protecting Orcas
As the Pacific Northwest's iconic orcas face unprecedented challenges highlighted by several recent deaths, local business and statewide organizations have mobilized to protect the region's native population of killer whales. Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force Co-Chair Stephanie Solien and Makah Tribe Chairman Nate Tyler join Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter to discuss Washington state's action plan for orca recovery and sustainability.

Election Review
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, KTTH Radio Host Jason Rantz, and Seattle University professor of political science Marco Lowe will join Civic Cocktail the day after the November midterm elections to discuss the results and what they mean for the Puget Sound region.

Featured Journalists:
C.R. Douglas, political analyst, Q13 News
Lynda Mapes, reporter, The Seattle Times

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Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Fall Ballot Initiatives
Civic Cocktail: Fall Ballot Initiatives
10/5/201657:20

Civic Cocktail opened a new season with an election program featuring mini debates on three big ballot initiatives. Host Joni Balter moderates a wide-ranging discussion on the pros and cons of the Sound Transit 3 light rail package; I-1491, a proposal to limit access to firearms; and I-732, an effort to establish a statewide carbon tax. Hear smart talk from both sides of the issues.

Sound Transit 3
Yes: Dow Constantine (King County Executive), Shefali Ranganathan (Transportation Choices Coalition)
No: Maggie Fimia (People for Smarter Transit), Kevin Wallace (Bellevue City Council)

Initiative 1491, gun safety
Yes: Cheryl Stumbo (The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)
No: David Combs (Know I-1491)

Initiative 732, carbon tax
Yes: Yoram Bauman (Yes on I-732)
No: Rebecca Saldaña (Puget Sound Sage)

 

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