KBTC's Northwest Now focuses on how race plays a role in homelessness

Posted: April 19, 2018

As if the skyrocketing numbers of those who are homeless in our country aren’t alarming enough–there’s strong evidence that extreme poverty does discriminate, especially against African Americans.

On Friday’s edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at how race plays a large role in who is most likely to end up on the street. Project SPARC, a nation-wide study found that black people are more likely to be victims of this disturbing trend than whites and other racial groups.

Why is the African American community hit so hard? We’ll talk to educators and homeless experts as we discuss the findings of Project SPARC.

When to watch:

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)