Civic Cocktail

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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. 



Governor Jay Inslee + State Political Party Chairs

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

Governor Jay Inslee
With Democrats in control, will the second-term governor get traction on his ambitious climate package and a capital gains tax? Gov. Jay Inslee joins host Joni Balter to weigh in on the legislative session's halfway point, as well as the state's mental health crisis, restoring the orca population, and more.

State political party chairs
Washington state party chairs Caleb Heimlich (R) and Tina Podlodowski (D) join host Joni Balter to talk politics, including an overview of the state legislative session, a look at the state of the Democratic and Republican parties, and a candid conversation about Washington's potential presidential candidates.

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Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan & author Daniel James Brown
Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan & author Daniel James Brown
11/29/201758:23

On the heels of a busy Day One tour of Seattle and a trio of executive orders, new Mayor Jenny Durkan tells host Joni Balter, "You ain't seen nothing yet." During a wide-ranging discussion Durkan weighs in on affordable housing, upzones, a free-college program, taxes, transportation, police reform and preserving Seattle's soul amidst skyrocketing growth. Then, local author Daniel James Brown shares the story behind his bestseller "The Boys in the Boat," an inspiring tale of the underdog, Depression-era, University of Washington men's rowing team that captured Olympic gold. Brown explains the book - which has been optioned for a feature film - is hung up in a Hollywood tangle involving Harvey Weinstein's company. Plus, he opens up about his exhaustive writing process and what he's working on next.

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