Civic Cocktail

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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. 

Seattle: Dying or Trying... and Changing

Wed., May 1 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

Civic Cocktail brings together insights from journalists, commentators and city officials to respond to the recent KOMO TV news special "Seattle Is Dying." KOMO News Director Bill Dallman and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes join host Joni Balter to continue the conversations the documentary has ignited on homelessness, drug addiction, mental health and crime. The second segment will feature popular KUOW radio personalities Bill Radke, host of "Week in Review," and Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," discussing the many recent changes in Seattle and our region that have altered our business, social and political landscape.
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Civic Cocktail: Mayor Ed Murray and The Evergrey
Civic Cocktail: Mayor Ed Murray and The Evergrey

With arena options multiplying, will Mayor Ed Murray bring the Sonics back to Seattle? One year after declaring a homelessness emergency, has the city made progress? And as the city grows, will we get a grip on gridlock? Murray discusses these topics and more with host Joni Balter. Then, journalists Mónica Guzmán and Anika Anand, co-founders of new local media startup The Evergrey, chat about making the most of a changing Seattle and embracing the gray.

Joni Balter

Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times 
Joshua McNichols, KUOW