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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: The Future of Tolling, City Hall Open House, and Collective Musical Soul in SEATTLE CHANNEL’s Viewerguide for January 26 - February 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/26/2012  4:03:00 PM
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Seattle Channel Communications  (206) 684-8821


The Future of Tolling, City Hall Open House, and Collective Musical Soul in SEATTLE CHANNEL’s Viewerguide for January 26 - February 2

New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21

City Inside/OutCity Inside/Out with Brian Callanan
The Future of Tolling
Premieres Fri., Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.
Since December 29, 2011, the new SR-520 toll has been taking a toll on many drivers trying to cross Lake Washington. How have traffic patterns changed, and is the state on track to raise the revenue it needs for a replacement bridge? Looking ahead, are Washingtonians willing to accept more tolling across the state for better roads & highways? Don’t miss our discussion with studio guests Craig Stone, Tolls Director for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Mark Hallenbeck, Director of the Washington State Transportation Center, Richard Ford, Chairman of the Washington State Transportation Commission, and Doug MacDonald, former State Transportation Secretary (2001-2007).
Watch our past shows at www.seattlechannel.org/CityInsideOut

CityStreamCityStream with Nicole Sanchez
Premieres Thurs., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
This week CityStream visits a local school where students are taking a class about compassion…from a teacher much younger than themselves. The Roots of Empathy program aims to teach kindness and understanding through interaction with a baby, and what the kids are learning will become lessons for life. Then join host Nicole Sanchez at Seattle City Hall, where we’ll learn about a local network of neighborhood news blogs and meet with city officials in preparation for Seattle City Hall’s Open House event this coming Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
The award winning CityStream premieres Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m on the SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21, or watch it online anytime at: www.seattlechannel.org/CityStream.

Art ZoneArt Zone
with Nancy Guppy

Premieres Fri., Jan. 27, at 8 p.m.
Nancy and the Zone check out the sights through the distinctive viewfinder of photographer Daniel Carrillo, go through some new routines with choreographer Mark Morris, and serve up a profile of tactile art hostess Sierra Stinson. All this, plus musical collective The Family Crest raising the studio roof.
Check out past episodes at www.seattlechannel.org/artZone.

Seattle VoicesSeattle Voices with Eric Liu
Nancy Amidei
Premieres Tue., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
Nancy Amidei is a longtime citizen activist and educator who admits to being a "democracy junkie." Having worked both inside and outside government, she provides trainings, materials, and speeches for people wishing to influence their elected officials. Join Nancy and Eric as they discuss her early activities, current missions, and plans to get others hooked on her political substance of choice.
See past shows by visiting: www.seattlechannel.org/SeattleVoices.

American PodiumAmerican Podium
Hitchens, Havel, and Kim Jong-il Remembered
Premieres Tue., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Within the space of four days in December, three public figures died. Obituary page proximity aside, Christopher Hitchens, Kim Jong-il, and Václav Havel had nothing particular in common—except they each lived emphatically larger than life on the global stage. Some local luminaries deliver remembrances/assessments of these men and their cultural impact… although not all will be warmly remembered.
To watch past American Podiums, visit: www.seattlechannel.org/americanPodium.

Governing for Racial Equity Conference: Why Race Matters
Premieres Tue., Jan. 31, at 9:30 a.m.
Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is a citywide effort to realize the vision of racial equity. The Initiative works within Seattle City government and with community leaders to get to the root cause of racial inequity: institutional racism. Government officials and employees from Washington and Oregon recently met to discuss this vital subject, with topics including the best practices to address institutional racism, measuring and assessing racial equity outcomes, applying a racial equity tool to budget and policy decisions, and more.

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