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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: Housing Help
City Inside/Out: Housing Help

A controversial proposal in Olympia that requires cities to change their zoning laws to allow more duplexes or quadplexes may be dead this session but has opened the door to a fierce debate. Supporters say permitting more density near transit stops will relieve a statewide housing shortage and end discriminatory zoning. Critics say a one-size-fits-all approach to so-called "missing middle housing" misses the mark. We hear from both sides.


Hugo Garcia, Burien resident

Rep. Jessica Bateman, WA State (D-22nd)

Carl Schroeder, Association of Washington Cities

Rep. Michelle Caldier, WA State (R-30th)

Mayor Mason Thompson, City of Bothell

Mayor Nancy Backus, City of Auburn