Season premiere of KBTC's Northwest Now features superintendent Chris Reykdal

Posted: September 14, 2018

As trees start to change color and summer heat turns to cooler temperatures, people in the Pacific Northwest can also see other telltale sign of fall as students all over Western Washington get ready for the start of school.

But even as most students head back to school this month, many are still waiting to start classes as teachers protest outside schools asking for higher wages as the result of numerous strikes.

In this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Superintendent Chris Reykdal to discuss statewide teacher strikes as well as other challenges facing education on the state of Washington.

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)