The Western Flyer

A famous fishing vessel painstakingly restored to explore, rather than exploit the sea.

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 and is a graduate of PLU currently residing in the Puyallup area.

Carol Decker - May 31

Making the choices to live a beautiful life.

Michael Sullivan - May 24

Tacoma's resident historian shares his insights about why the past truly matters.

John Henry Browne - May 17

The "Devil's Defender" on Ted Bundy, the Barefoot Bandit, and the justice system.

Woodstock At 50 - May 10

One great rock show can change the world. Woodstock 50 years later.

Real Estate 2019 - May 3

Is a recent pause in Seattle price increases here to stay, or just a quick blip?

Bruce Pavitt - April 26

The story of Seattle's indie rock scene and the launch of Sub Pop records.

Hedrick Smith -April 19

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author says engaged people can save our Democracy.

Suicide Prevention - April 12

A national crisis and the second leading cause of death among the young.

Vaccines - April 5

Measles rising along with misinformation about life-saving vaccines.

Japanese Exclusion - March 29

Let it not happen again - remembering the Japanese exclusion on Bainbridge.

Matt Mikkelsen - March 22

The battle to preserve one of the world's quietest places.

Salmon Recovery - March 15

A call for more immediate action to save the salmon.

Open Government 2019 - March 8

The legislature resists transparency while rural citizens fill the watchdog role.

Black History Month 2019 - Feb. 8

The importance of history in the context of today.

Chris Rufo - Jan. 25

Is a centrist or conservative backlash coming to Seattle?

Pierce Economy 2019 - Jan. 18

Tacoma-Pierce keeping the streak alive.

Human Trafficking - Jan. 11

What can be done to stop this form of modern day slavery?