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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: Tax Shock & Better Gardening
Civic Cocktail: Tax Shock & Better Gardening
3/8/201858:27

Grappling with rising taxes and reaping rewards in the garden were the topics on tap at the March Civic Cocktail. King County Assessor John Wilson tells host Joni Balter the state's tax structure is broken and talks about a new taxpayer transparency tool. Could the property tax sticker shock tap out local taxpayers? Is there relief in sight?  KVI radio host John Carlson says lawmakers lack restraint in a booming economy flush with surplus revenues. And Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold continues her call for an income tax, contending we don't have the right mix of taxing options. Then, the conversation gets sunnier with gardening expert Ciscoe Morris. He shares plenty of plant advice, his favorite local public gardens, and his biggest gardening mistake. Plus, "Holy Cats!" Ciscoe responds to a "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" segment celebrating his "oh, la, la" enthusiasm.

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