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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: Election Review & Protecting Orcas
Civic Cocktail: Election Review & Protecting Orcas
11/7/201854:47

Now that Democrats have regained control of the U.S. House, what impact will it have on legislation and the president's agenda? U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) tells host Joni Balter the wave of women elected is a clear rejection of the GOP's divisive politics. But Jason Rantz, morning host of AM 770 KTTH, says the House takeover is simply history repeating itself. He also says any talk of bipartisanship is just that, talk. And Seattle University political science professor Marco Lowe says the midterms are already forgotten, and attention is now focused on 2020. Also, they're beloved by many, but how do we save our southern resident orcas from extinction? Stephanie Solien, co-chair of the state's killer whale task force, says the most immediate benefit may be to quiet the waters around the pods, increasing their ability to find food. Makah Tribal Chairman Nate Tyler says the heartbreaking sight of an orca carrying her dead calf for 17 days was her way of telling the world the ecosystem is severely out of balance. He says the time to take bold action is now.

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