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: Election Review & Protecting Orcas
Civic Cocktail: Election Review & Protecting Orcas
11/7/201854:47

Now that Democrats have regained control of the U.S. House, what impact will it have on legislation and the president's agenda? U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) tells host Joni Balter the wave of women elected is a clear rejection of the GOP's divisive politics. But Jason Rantz, morning host of AM 770 KTTH, says the House takeover is simply history repeating itself. He also says any talk of bipartisanship is just that, talk. And Seattle University political science professor Marco Lowe says the midterms are already forgotten, and attention is now focused on 2020. Also, they're beloved by many, but how do we save our southern resident orcas from extinction? Stephanie Solien, co-chair of the state's killer whale task force, says the most immediate benefit may be to quiet the waters around the pods, increasing their ability to find food. Makah Tribal Chairman Nate Tyler says the heartbreaking sight of an orca carrying her dead calf for 17 days was her way of telling the world the ecosystem is severely out of balance. He says the time to take bold action is now.

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