In this edition of Northwest Now, we’re getting out of the studio and into the field to take a closer look at the issues that affect us here in Western Washington.

We’ll meet people on Day Island who live just yards away from tracks carrying oil trains, and there isn’t much room to run if there’s an accident. We’ll also introduce you to a high school athlete who was knocked out of football by several concussions. It’s an ongoing problem that may have serious long-term effects.

Plus, we’ll have a look at the Measles, which were just about eradicated in this country until the anti-vaccine movement helped bring the disease back. And on a happier note, we’ll take you into the Tacoma Art Museum to take a closer look at the new collection of western art.

Finally, we’ll have a never-before-seen interview with Chambers Bay golf course designer Robert Trent Jones. Find out what went into the design for the course that’s the home of this month’s U.S. Open.

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that you can watch every Friday at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC. 

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