Civic Cocktail

Smart talk with a twist

Close (X)

About Civic CocktailCitizen University TV

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.

Presented in partnership with:

Crosscut.com

Thanks to media sponsors:

The Evergrey logo and KUOW logo

Host sponsor:

Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen logo

Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: News From the Hill & A Dialogue About Guns
Civic Cocktail: News From the Hill & A Dialogue About Guns
4/5/201859:24

After a year in Congress, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal pulls no punches when talking Trump. She tells host Joni Balter much of the country agrees a permanent solution is needed on DACA. The 7th District Democrat also warns of a constitutional crisis if special counsel Robert Mueller is fired. Plus, she says adding a citizenship question to the census will backfire on this administration. And, a diverse panel discusses gun rights, restrictions and responsibility. Tahoma High School student activist Rhiannon Rasaretnam shares why she's so passionate about the issue. Patty Hayes, director of Public Health - Seattle & King County, says locking up a gun isn't enough. Alliance for Gun Responsibility CEO Renee Hopkins lost her brother to gun violence and says elected officials do not reflect the will of the people. Finally, State Sen. Phil Fortunato, a gun owner, challenged the audience with: "What would you do if someone walked in the door right now and started shooting?"

3431803