Friday's Northwest Now covers a variety of topics, from food banks to ballet

Posted: July 21, 2016

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

Up first – we’ll travel to Thurston County to see the effort a local food bank is making to help those in need. We’ll also get in-step with some of the new trends in how food banks are run.

In health: Did you know Washington State is one of the leaders when it comes to recreational accidents? Put your helmet on for that one.

Then, we turn to the arts and join the Tacoma City Ballet for rehearsals as they prepare for their annual production of The Nutcracker.

And Bates Technical College makes a major new investment in the Hilltop community – we’ll take you inside.

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 our 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)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)