On this week’s edition of Northwest Now, host Tom Layson gets out of the studio and into the field to take a closer look at the issues that affect Western Washington. We’ll go to a local school to hear a group of educators talk about implementing the Common Core, a new set of educational benchmarks.

We’ll also take a look at what’s being called “The Maker Economy,” and find out more about this new and inventive form of innovation. Plus,  we’ll meet some journalists who went up against the government  to gain access to public records and won as the fight for the public’s right to government records continues.

And finally, we’ll take you on board a new class of tankers that are visiting local ports, learn about these so called “Super Ships.”

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that you can watch Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC.  Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV.  You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website.  http://www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369

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KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3

Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28

Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worlview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)