City Inside/Out

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About City Inside/Out

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: Guaranteed Income?
City Inside/Out: Guaranteed Income?

A statewide proposal to give low-income residents a guaranteed monthly income for two years is gaining traction. We examine Tacoma’s recent experiment with granting families $500 monthly for a year, and hear whether the Evergreen Basic Income Pilot Program might be a viable path out of poverty or the wrong way to spend taxpayer funds.


Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma

Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO, United Way of Pierce County

Liz Berry, State Representative (D-36TH) & HB1045 Sponsor

Paul Guppy, Vice President of Research, WA Policy Center

Abigail Lawson, Director, GRIT (Growing Resilience in Tacoma) Program

Debbie Wilkerson, GRIT (Growing Resilience in Tacoma) Recipient