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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Neighborhood Revival
City Inside/Out: Neighborhood Revival

POLL: Are you more inclined to visit now that it's undergoing a major transformation?

City leaders have big plans for a small corner of the Pioneer Square neighborhood once considered a no-go area by residents and visitors. City Hall Park, with a history of homeless encampments and drug deals, is undergoing a major makeover. Food trucks, games, live music and even a park concierge are helping to revitalize the historic downtown public space. And two blocks away, the Chief Seattle Club is reclaiming the city's Native American heritage with an ambitious plan for 80 low-income apartments and a gathering place that meets its community needs. Will this new, innovative approach help combat public-safety concerns and enliven the struggling space?


Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council

Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club

Jennie Kovalcik, Communications Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square

Derrick Belgarde, Deputy Director, Chief Seattle Club

Philip Craft, Parks Concierge Supervisor

Lisa Howard, Executive Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square


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