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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. 



Coming up on Civic Cocktail in June

Wed., June 5 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$30 | Register

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz
Last summer, wildfire smoke caused Seattle to have the worst air quality in the world. Wildfire season has returned, and it’s off to an unprecedented start. This year, more than half of the fires have broken out west of the Cascades, according to Hilary Franz, Washington’s commissioner of public lands and head of the state Department of Natural Resources which manages nearly six million acres of public lands. Franz will discuss the region’s wildfire readiness, the impacts of climate change on forest health and efforts to bridge the state’s partisan divide through environmental policy.

Additional Guests TBA

Guest Journalists:
Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, CEO of Grist
Additional journalist TBA


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Civic Cocktail: Exiting Councilmembers & Rick Steves
Civic Cocktail: Exiting Councilmembers & Rick Steves
2/7/201958:24

Civic Cocktail covers a lot of ground, from Rick Steves on the rise and fall of fascism in Europe to local lawmakers' take on Seattle's shifting political landscape. Three Seattle City Council members who've chosen not to seek re-election visit a variety of topics with host Joni Balter. Council President Bruce Harrell speaks his mind about district elections and remembers a life-changing trip to Japan. Councilmember Sally Bagshaw talks about a controversial issue that divided the Council and another where they worked together to make real progress. As for the City Council's low approval ratings, Councilmember Rob Johnson has an interesting take on what may be contributing to it. Then, nationally known travel expert and author Steves discusses his new PBS documentary "The Story of Fascism in Europe." He says the project is intended to wake up Americans and remind them that "great societies have lost their freedom by taking their hands off the wheel." On a lighter note, Steves reveals the "coolest" new town he's discovered in Europe! And reminds us his whole mission is to "inspire Americans to venture beyond Orlando!"

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