KBTC’s on-air and online short-form series of stories about the people, places and events in and around the Western Washington community.

Emilie Firn: Producer & Director

Carving is Medicine

Commissioned by the Tacoma Indian Center in East Tacoma, this effort is being led by Native Elder and Master Carver Rick Williams, who invites community members from all walks of life to participate in the project by carving into the totem the names of loved ones who have passed away.

Barbershop Talk

“Barber Shop Talk” explores the efforts of several Puget Sound area barbers who have begun to listen – purposefully and empathetically – to clients experiencing anxiety, depression, or possibly having thoughts about harming themselves or others.

Reconciling Race

A discussion with a local pastor who is working with religious faiths to unite all races in our community.

Trains In Paint: The Past, The Present, The Possible

Bellevue-based artist J. Craig Thorpe has spent the past 30 years creating railroad and landscape artwork viewed by millions. Thorpe’s work has been featured nationwide in AMTRAK marketing materials, National Park Service brochures, and in museums across the country. He shares his insights on the connections between transportation, community and culture.