KCTS 9 Connects

KCTS 9 Connects
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KCTS 9 Connects

Weekly exploration of news, politics and culture in the Pacific Northwest.

Episodes

November 9, 2012 8:00 pm2012 Election Followup - November 9, 2012

2012 Election Followup - November 9, 2012

We discuss the winners, losers, and the impact of the 2012 election.Episode
November 5, 2012 8:00 pm2012 Election Eve Special

2012 Election Eve Special

We hear the final arguments from the candidates for Governor and the 1st Congressional District along with proponents and opponents of the statewide ballot measures.Episode
November 2, 2012 7:00 pmNovember 2012 Poll Results - November 2, 2012

November 2012 Poll Results - November 2, 2012

Pollster Matt Barreto joins us to discuss the latest results of the KCTS 9 Washington Poll.Episode
October 26, 2012 7:00 pmRace for the First - October 26, 2012

Race for the First - October 26, 2012

We look at the hotly contested race for the 1st Congressional District between Republican John Koster and Democrat Suzan DelBene.Episode
October 19, 2012 7:00 pmWashington Poll Results - October 19, 2012

Washington Poll Results - October 19, 2012

We release the results of our exclusive KCTS 9 Washington Poll.Episode
October 5, 2012 7:00 pmGubernatorial Debate Recap - October 5, 2012

Gubernatorial Debate Recap - October 5, 2012

A re-cap of the Gubernatorial debate between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna at the Yakima Convention Center.Episode
September 28, 2012 7:00 pmThe Latino Vote - September 28, 2012

The Latino Vote - September 28, 2012

Political Scientist Matt Barreto gives insights into the Latino vote as we head into the final stretch of the 2012 election.Episode
September 21, 2012 7:00 pmState Supreme Court Position 9 - September 21, 2012

State Supreme Court Position 9 - September 21, 2012

We feature a debate between the candidates for Position 9, the only open seat on the Washington state Supreme Court.Episode
September 14, 2012 7:00 pmNew Arena Deal - September 14, 2012

New Arena Deal - September 14, 2012

We break down the new arena deal reached by Seattle City Council negotiators and investor Chris Hansen. Seattle City Council President Sally Clark joins us to discuss the negotiations.Episode
September 7, 2012 7:00 pmThe Presidents' Club - September 7, 2012

The Presidents' Club - September 7, 2012

Time magazine-writers Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy take us inside the Presidents' Club.Episode
August 10, 2012 7:00 pmSikh Temple Shooting - August 10, 2012

Sikh Temple Shooting - August 10, 2012

We discuss violence against Sikhs in the aftermath of the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.Episode
August 3, 2012 7:00 pm2012 Primary Elections - August 3, 2012

2012 Primary Elections - August 3, 2012

We take an in-depth look at some of the major state races, including the 1st Congressional District, Secretary of State, and Washington State Supreme Court.Episode
July 27, 2012 7:00 pmSeattle School Superintendent José Banda - July 27, 2012

Seattle School Superintendent José Banda - July 27, 2012

Newsmaker interview with new Seattle School District Superintendent Jose Banda. Episode
July 20, 2012 7:00 pmFirst Congressional District - July 20, 2012

First Congressional District - July 20, 2012

A discussion of the candidates in the running for the Washington State First Congressional District seat.Episode
July 13, 2012 7:00 pmPaula Kerger - July 13, 2012

Paula Kerger - July 13, 2012

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger joins us for a newsmaker interview about the present and future of public television.Episode
June 29, 2012 7:00 pmSupreme Court Decisions - June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Decisions - June 29, 2012

We weigh in on how the Supreme Court's healthcare and corporate campaign rulings will affect Washington state and the race for Governor.Episode
June 22, 2012 7:00 pmNew Arena Proposal - June 22, 2012

New Arena Proposal - June 22, 2012

We talk with hedge fund manager Chris Hanson and sportswriter Frank Deford on the proposed new arena to bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle.Episode
June 15, 2012 7:00 pmFirst 2012 Washington Gubernatorial Debate - June 15, 2012

First 2012 Washington Gubernatorial Debate - June 15, 2012

Highlights of the first televised gubernatorial debate between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna.Episode
June 8, 2012 7:00 pmWisconsin Recall Election - June 8, 2012

Wisconsin Recall Election - June 8, 2012

We discuss the Wisconsin Recall election and what the outcome means to the Presidential race and the Washington state connection. UW Election Eye reporters were on the ground and share their perspective with us.Episode
June 1, 2012 7:00 pmGun Violence Hits Seattle - June 1, 2012

Gun Violence Hits Seattle - June 1, 2012

Recent shootings in Seattle have rattled the city's nerves. Councilman and Public Safety Committee chair Bruce Harrell says we need changes in gun laws.Episode
May 25, 2012 7:00 pmRemembering Henry Jackson - May 25, 2012

Remembering Henry Jackson - May 25, 2012

Look back at the life and times of the late United States Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, as we mark his 100th birthday.Episode
May 18, 2012 7:00 pmBill Bradley - May 18, 2012

Bill Bradley - May 18, 2012

We talk with former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley.Episode
May 11, 2012 7:00 pmSeattle Police Chief John Diaz - May 11, 2012

Seattle Police Chief John Diaz - May 11, 2012

We talk with Seattle Police Chief John Diaz about the arrests related to the May Day violence.Episode
April 27, 2012 7:00 pmJim Lehrer Inside Presidential Debates - April 27, 2012

Jim Lehrer Inside Presidential Debates - April 27, 2012

PBS Newshour anchor and author Jim Lehrer goes behind the scenes of televised Presidential debates. We get his insights on the high stakes involved in the debates for the candidates and the moderator.Episode
April 20, 2012 7:00 pmDave Reichert - April 20, 2012

Dave Reichert - April 20, 2012

Washington Congressman Dave Reichert joins us to discuss redistricting and how it has changed the make-up of his Eighth Congressional District.Episode
April 6, 2012 7:00 pmSeattle Police Reform - April 6, 2012

Seattle Police Reform - April 6, 2012

Seattle Mayor McGinn talks about SPD 20/20, a sweeping package of reform proposals for the Seattle Police Department.Episode
March 30, 2012 7:00 pmTrayvon Martin's Killing and 'The Talk' - March 30, 2012

Trayvon Martin's Killing and 'The Talk' - March 30, 2012

We discuss the controversial shooting death of Trayvon Martin and The Talk. Seattle Times editorial writer Lynne Varner explains what it is and why she is having that conversation with her own son.Episode
March 23, 2012 7:00 pmInslee's Run for Governor - March 23, 2012

Inslee's Run for Governor - March 23, 2012

Democrat Jay Inslee discusses his decision to leave Congress to focus full-time on his bid to be Washington state's next Governor.Episode
March 16, 2012 7:00 pmImmigration Debate - March 16, 2012

Immigration Debate - March 16, 2012

We talk with Jose Antonio Vargas on how he hopes to shine a light on undocumented immigrants like him pushing for passage of the DREAM Act.Episode
March 9, 2012 8:00 pmJeffrey Clements - March 9, 2012

Jeffrey Clements - March 9, 2012

We talk with attorney Jeffrey Clements, author of "Corporations Are Not People"Episode
March 2, 2012 8:00 pmWashington State Republican Caucuses - March 2, 2012

Washington State Republican Caucuses - March 2, 2012

Insight on the importance of the state caucuses from the faculty and students of the University of Washington's "Election Eye Project"Episode
February 24, 2012 8:00 pmAdam Smith - February 24, 2012

Adam Smith - February 24, 2012

Washington Congressman Adam Smith talks about redistricting and the geographic and demographic shift it has brought to his 9th District, now the state's first majority-minority congressional district.Episode
February 17, 2012 8:00 pmJimmy Carter - February 17, 2012

Jimmy Carter - February 17, 2012

Excerpts from Jimmy Carter's keynote address at the 60th anniversary of Seattle's World Affairs Council.Episode
February 10, 2012 8:00 pmWael Ghonim - February 10, 2012

Wael Ghonim - February 10, 2012

We talk with internet activist Wael Ghomin, whose Facebook campaign helped launch Egypt's peoples revolution.Episode
January 27, 2012 8:00 pmPrescription Drug Abuse - January 27, 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse - January 27, 2012

We examine prescription drug abuse in Washington state, and concerns about a new state law aimed to resolve the problem. Episode
January 20, 2012 8:00 pmWashington Same-Sex Marriage Bill Debate - January 20, 2012

Washington Same-Sex Marriage Bill Debate - January 20, 2012

A debate between Pastor Joe Fuiten, Cedar Park Church, and State Rep. Laurie Jinkins.Episode
January 13, 2012 8:00 pmJoe Zarelli and Ed Murray - January 13, 2012

Joe Zarelli and Ed Murray - January 13, 2012

State lawmakers face a billion-dollar-plus revenue shortfall, as well as proposals from the Governor supporting a sales tax increase, education reforms, and same-sex marriage.Episode
January 10, 2012 1:00 pmState of the State Address: Special Report - January 10, 2012

State of the State Address: Special Report - January 10, 2012

Live coverage of the 2012 State of the State address by Governor Christine Gregoire, with pre-and-post-speech discussion and analysis.Episode
January 6, 2012 8:00 pmGregoire Interview - January 6, 2012

Gregoire Interview - January 6, 2012

Governor Christine Gregoire joins us in the studio to discuss the upcoming legislative session, her expectations, and more.Episode
December 16, 2011 8:00 pmToxic Smoke from Wood Burning Stoves - December 16, 2011

Toxic Smoke from Wood Burning Stoves - December 16, 2011

Toxic smoke from wood burning stoves is one of the worst sources of pollution in South Seattle and Tacoma.Episode
December 9, 2011 8:00 pmLegalizing Marijuana - December 9, 2011

Legalizing Marijuana - December 9, 2011

Initiative 502 would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in Washington state. In this episode, we examine the initiative and its chances of passage by Washington voters in 2012.Episode
December 2, 2011 8:00 pm2011 Legislative Special Session - December 2, 2011

2011 Legislative Special Session - December 2, 2011

We discuss the Special Session of the legislature. How will state lawmakers cover the two billion dollars budget hole? Will there be support for the Governor's proposal for a half-percent sales tax increase to be put before the voters?Episode
November 18, 2011 8:00 pmJudge Steven Gonzalez - November 18, 2011

Judge Steven Gonzalez - November 18, 2011

We interview Judge Steven Gonzalez, newly appointed to the state Supreme Court.Episode
November 11, 2011 8:00 pmHigher Education Budget Cuts - November 11, 2011

Higher Education Budget Cuts - November 11, 2011

We interview Washington State University president Elson Floyd about proposed cuts in funding to higher education.Episode
November 4, 2011 7:00 pmMcKenna Interview - November 4, 2011

McKenna Interview - November 4, 2011

Rob McKenna joins us for a newsmaker interview about his campaign for Governor.Episode
October 28, 2011 7:00 pm2011 Election Edition - October 28, 2011

2011 Election Edition - October 28, 2011

Our Insiders Roundtable analyzes the statewide initiatives, local tax measures, and races on this 2011 Election Edition.Episode
October 21, 2011 7:00 pmInslee Interview - October 21, 2011

Inslee Interview - October 21, 2011

Washington Congressman Jay Inslee joins Enrique Cerna for a newsmaker interview about his run for Governor. What does he see as major issues facing the state and what would he do if elected?Episode
October 14, 2011 7:00 pmInitiative 1125 - October 14, 2011

Initiative 1125 - October 14, 2011

Tim Eyman faces off against former Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald in a debate on Initiative 1125 and the use of toll money for transportation projects.Episode
August 26, 2011 7:00 pmFrankenfish - August 26, 2011

Frankenfish - August 26, 2011

The FDA might approve genetically-engineered salmon for human consumption, while researchers in Canada develop genetically-engineered pigs. Is this food safe to eat?Episode
August 19, 2011 7:00 pmViaduct Vote - August 19, 2011

Viaduct Vote - August 19, 2011

Seattle voters say yes to the deep bore tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.Episode
August 12, 2011 7:00 pmFood Safety - August 12, 2011

Food Safety - August 12, 2011

Nearly 20 years after the Jack-in-the-Box E. coli outbreak, what have we learned from one of the worst food poisoning cases in U.S. history? How safe is the food we eat?Episode
August 5, 2011 7:00 pmALS Help - August 5, 2011

ALS Help - August 5, 2011

Engineering students in Vancouver, BC develop new inventions and technology to help make life easier for people with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.Episode
July 29, 2011 7:00 pmHead of the Class - July 29, 2011

Head of the Class - July 29, 2011

How will new University of Washington president Michael Young guide the school in an era of budget cuts and increasing tuition rates?Episode
July 22, 2011 7:00 pmAfghanistan Redux - July 22, 2011

Afghanistan Redux - July 22, 2011

We profile a U.S. Defense Department program for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder using virtual reality.Episode
July 15, 2011 7:00 pmThe IF Project - July 15, 2011

The IF Project - July 15, 2011

We profile a unique rehabilitation program at our state's prison for women.Episode
July 8, 2011 7:00 pmVacation Aversion - July 8, 2011

Vacation Aversion - July 8, 2011

Americans take less vacation time compared to most other developed nations, and its hurting our health. Episode
July 1, 2011 7:00 pmFrom Stable to Table - July 1, 2011

From Stable to Table - July 1, 2011

A look into the disturbing fate of retired racing horses, and the people who try to save them.Episode
June 24, 2011 7:00 pmA Fight for Gay Rights in Seattle - June 24, 2011

A Fight for Gay Rights in Seattle - June 24, 2011

Ten years after the Stonewall Riots sparked the gay rights movement, a conservative backlash hit Seattle in the form of Initiative 13.Episode
June 17, 2011 7:00 pmBreathing Uneasy: The Air Pollution Crisis in South Seattle - June 17, 2011

Breathing Uneasy: The Air Pollution Crisis in South Seattle - June 17, 2011

Examining the fallout of truck emissions in south Seattle.Episode
June 10, 2011 7:00 pmCop Cameras - June 10, 2011

Cop Cameras - June 10, 2011

A look at body cameras as a way to ensure accountability of police officers who use deadly force.Episode
June 3, 2011 7:00 pmLegislative Session in Review - June 3, 2011

Legislative Session in Review - June 3, 2011

Which bills state lawmakers passed and which ones they didn’t in the 2011 regular and special session.Episode
May 27, 2011 7:00 pmGates Foundation Opening - May 27, 2011

Gates Foundation Opening - May 27, 2011

The Gates Foundation opens its new campus at Seattle Center.Episode
May 20, 2011 7:00 pmJournalist Dorothy Parvaz Released - May 20, 2011

Journalist Dorothy Parvaz Released - May 20, 2011

Former Seattle P-I journalist Dorothy Parvaz is released by Iranian authorities.Episode
May 13, 2011 7:00 pmSeattle's Civil Rights Struggle - May 13, 2011

Seattle's Civil Rights Struggle - May 13, 2011

Local activists who fought segregation and racism in Seattle in the 1960s.Episode
May 6, 2011 7:00 pmMedical Marijuana - May 6, 2011

Medical Marijuana - May 6, 2011

A look into the medical marijuana debate in Washington state.Episode
April 29, 2011 7:00 pmInsiders Roundtable: New UW President – April 29, 2011

Insiders Roundtable: New UW President – April 29, 2011

A roundtable discussion about new University of Washington President, Michael Young.Episode
April 22, 2011 7:00 pmA Fight for Gay Rights in Seattle - April 22, 2011

A Fight for Gay Rights in Seattle - April 22, 2011

Ten years after the Stonewall Riots sparked the gay rights movement, a conservative backlash hit Seattle in the form of Initiative 13.Episode
April 15, 2011 7:00 pmTransition of Coal Power to Natural Gas - April 15, 2011

Transition of Coal Power to Natural Gas - April 15, 2011

By 2025, the TransAlta plant in Centralia, Washington will be completely converted from coal to natural gas.Episode
April 8, 2011 7:00 pmHigher Education Cuts - April 8, 2011

Higher Education Cuts - April 8, 2011

Balancing a $5 billion deficit in Washington state will be costly for higher education.Episode
April 1, 2011 7:00 pmRadiation Danger - April 1, 2011

Radiation Danger - April 1, 2011

Experts from the University of Washington have traced radiation from Japan here in Washington. What really is the danger? Episode
March 25, 2011 7:00 pmDavid Brooks: The Social Animal - March 25, 2011

David Brooks: The Social Animal - March 25, 2011

New York Times columnist David Brooks explores the deeper, root causes of how people think, feel and act.Episode
March 18, 2011 7:00 pmJapan Earthquake - March 18, 2011

Japan Earthquake - March 18, 2011

How the Japan quake will impact the Northwest, and how Northwest disaster teams are responding to help quake victims.Episode
March 11, 2011 8:00 pmProtecting Our Seniors - March 11, 2011

Protecting Our Seniors - March 11, 2011

Debating the merits of two proposed Washington state laws to regulate long term care for seniors.Episode
March 4, 2011 8:00 pmPBS Cuts - March 4, 2011

PBS Cuts - March 4, 2011

We examine the possible ramifications on early childhood learning if programs such as "Sesame Street" are no longer available.Episode
February 25, 2011 8:00 pmMeasuring Happiness in Seattle - February 25, 2011

Measuring Happiness in Seattle - February 25, 2011

Victoria, BC measures its "happiness" to help create public policy. Is Seattle next?Episode
February 18, 2011 8:00 pmFrom Stable to Table - February 18, 2011

From Stable to Table - February 18, 2011

A look into the disturbing fate of retired racing horses, and the people who try to save them.Episode
February 11, 2011 8:00 pmMy Olympia! - February 11, 2011

My Olympia! - February 11, 2011

KCTS 9 Connects launches a new initiative – My Olympia! – helping our viewers engage with lawmakers and the Governor.Episode
February 4, 2011 8:00 pmGangs and Guns in Washington state - February 4, 2011

Gangs and Guns in Washington state - February 4, 2011

The proliferation of gangs, guns and violence in Washington state.Episode
January 28, 2011 8:00 pmTeen Refugees in Seattle - January 28, 2011

Teen Refugees in Seattle - January 28, 2011

Teen refugees from Bhutan and Burma face new social and cultural challenges in Seattle and in the U.S. Episode
January 21, 2011 8:00 pmGreen Prison Reform - January 21, 2011

Green Prison Reform - January 21, 2011

A remarkable program is teaching local prison inmates about sustainability, and turning our prisons “green.” Episode
January 14, 2011 8:00 pmBainbridge Island Liveaboard Battle - January 14, 2011

Bainbridge Island Liveaboard Battle - January 14, 2011

Washington state threatens to evict the so-called "liveaboards" from Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island.Episode
January 7, 2011 8:00 pmWashington's Budget Crisis - January 7, 2011

Washington's Budget Crisis - January 7, 2011

Washington state is facing a $4.5 billion dollar budget deficit. Who will be hurt most by these massive cuts?Episode