KBTC's Northwest Now takes you Home

Posted: February 01, 2017

You’ve heard of the old saying, “there’s no place like home.” And this is exactly the case for one small community here in Western Washington.

The Key Peninsula is home to the town of Home, a place with a rich history of the progressive culture that’s predominant here in Western Washington today. On Friday’s special edition of Northwest Now, we’ll travel to Home and take a closer look at what was once a turn-of-the-century anarchist colony.

“It was an intentional community set up to make it possible for people to have freedom, but yet not step on each other’s toes. It wasn’t socialism; it was kind of what you would dream of as a Utopian community,”  said Leyla Lugenbill, the great-granddaughter of two of the community’s original founders.

We’ll also hear from Justin Wadland, author of the book “Trying Home,” as well as several current members of the Home community.

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)