Fall is in the air and along with it is the return to school for Western Washington K-12 students.

In this edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at some of the issues facing children as they gear up to start another school year. We’ll hear from Greg Marks, a local filmmaker who recently produced a short film about dealing with bullies.

We’ll also have a discussion with Nathan Gibbs Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the year and runner up for the national title about what students and teachers are facing as we enter the 2017/2018 school year.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about the show on our website.


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 Worldview)

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)