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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: Renters' Rights Debate
City Inside/Out: Renters' Rights Debate

POLL: Do renters need more protection in Washington state?

Should landlords be able to evict their tenants without providing a reason? Seattle, Burien and Federal Way already have "good cause" laws to protect renters, and lawmakers are considering expanding these rights statewide. Seattle is also considering a wintertime eviction ban, but property owners argue it would be unconstitutional and would create hardship for both landlords and tenants. We hear from both sides.


Xochitl Maykovich, Political Director, Washington CAN!

Roger Valdez, Director, Seattle for Growth

Ginny Ferguson, Renter

Rick Glenn, Yakima Valley Landlords Association

Lindy Harvey, Property Manager

Nicole Macri, State Representative (D-43rd)

Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council

Craig Swanson, Property Manager


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