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Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs television show hosted by veteran journalist Tom Layson.  Every week we take a closer look at the issues and people who are part of Western Washington.  Join us every Friday night at 7:30 on KBTC. You can see past editions of Northwest Now below. 


Election Roundtable 

High stakes in Seattle

Meet Host Tom Layson

Tom Layson is KBTC's Managing Editor and worked in Yakima, Terre Haute, Louisville, Sacramento, Columbus and New York-New Jersey. Tom anchored 13 hours of live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 - just one example of the many thousands of hours he’s been on set or in the field covering politics, natural disasters, courts and crime, economic development, personal finance and the environment. Tom won an Emmy for Northwest Now and is a graduate of PLU who currently resides in Maple Valley.

Northwest Now Weekly Podcast With Chris Anderson

Northwest Now: Election Roundtable


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Recent Editions of Northwest Now

Election Roundtable - Oct 15

High stakes in Seattle

Bruce Harrell - Oct 8

Running for mayor of Seattle.

The Delta Variant - Oct 1

COVID Just Won't Let Go

News Matters - Sep 24

The demise of local newspapers.

Living With Wildfire - Sep 17

The new normal in the forest

Remembering 9/11- Sep 10

Twenty years later.

Back To School 2021 - Sep 3

Back to the not so normal in school.

Vaccine Hesitancy - May 28

Doubting a modern miracle.

Dr. Heidi Roop - May 21

Communicating the science of climate.

Real Estate 2021 - May 7

Buyers get locked out.

Strickland And Kilmer - April 30

The latest from the other Washington.

700 Feet Down - April 23

Go below the Tacoma Narrows.

Cliff Mass - April 16

Our obsession with the weather.

Cancel Culture - April 9

Is free speech at risk?

Violence Against Asian Americans - Mar 26

An old problem re-emerges.

Pandemic Addiction - March 19

An old plague surges.

Open Government 2021 - Mar 12

Your right to know in the COVID era.

Workforce 2021 - Mar 5

Attacking the skills gap.

Tacoma Violence - Feb 19

The effort to promote peace.

Black History Month 2021 - Feb 12

History in the context of a troubled today.

The GOP In Trouble - Feb 5

Can the party regroup?

Boeing Troubles - Jan 29

Hit by a perfect storm.

Pierce Economy - Jan 22

Business fights to survive.

COVID Vaccines - Jan 15

The COVID vaccines finally arrive.

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