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Ed Murray, Mayor
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SUBJECT: The sports arena, an arts entrepreneur, citizen journalists and the Jewish Film Festival in SEATTLE CHANNEL’s Viewerguide for March 9 – 15
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3/8/2012  3:39:00 PM
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The sports arena, an arts entrepreneur, citizen journalists and the Jewish Film Festival in SEATTLE CHANNEL’s Viewerguide for March 9 – 15

New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21

City Inside/OutCity Inside/Out with Brian Callanan
New Sports Arena?
Premieres Fri., March 9, 7 p.m.
Basketball fans are buzzing with excitement over a new sports arena deal to lure the NBA and NHL to Seattle. San Francisco financier Chris Hansen will put up nearly $300 million to build an arena in SODO if the city and county agree to invest $200 million from taxes generated by the facility. Should city leaders get in the game? What protection will taxpayers have? Is SODO the best spot for another sports venue? We get perspective from NBA legend Lenny Wilkens, Chris Van Dyk of Citizens for More Important Things and KJR's "Softy" Mahler. Our studio panel includes Arena Solution organizer Brian Robinson, Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer, SODO Business Association President Mike Peringer and Seattle's Deputy Budget Director Hall Walker. Catch past episodes of City Inside/Out.

Art Zone with Nancy GuppyArt Zone with Nancy Guppy
Premieres Fri., March 9, 8 p.m.
Leading Seattle artist Susie J. Lee hits the Frye for her first solo museum exhibition. John Gilbreath previews Earshot Jazz's Spring Series. Local composers premiere original orchestral compositions in Symphonic Stories, an upcoming benefit concert at Benaroya Hall to support Japan's recovery from last year's earthquake and tsunami. Cinema and culture come together at the 2012 Jewish Film Festival. And we top it all off with music from the Red Hot Blues Sisters. Check out a Sneak Peak of Symphonic Stories with composer and co-producer Dr. Glenna Burmer.

Seattle VoicesSeattle Voices with Eric Liu
Matthew Richter
Premiers Tue., March 13, 7 p.m.
An arts entrepreneur, Matthew Richter is the program manager of Storefronts, which brings art to vacant storefronts in Seattle and other regional cities. He has founded and directed three arts centers and as a curator and producer, has presented award-winning programming in the visual arts, theater and film. He is a nationally published writer and an accomplished fine woodworker. See past conversations with Eric Liu and guests.

Book LustBook Lust with Nancy Pearl
Richard Mason

Premieres Thurs., March 15, 10:30 p.m.
Leave the book on the nightstand and settle in for a conversation with British author Richard Mason. He talks about his four novels, including his latest History of a Pleasure Seeker; his fascination with and innovative use of technology; and why he writes his novels in longhand. See past episodes of Book Lust.

Town SquareTown Square
Journalism, Citizenship and Citizen Journalists
Premieres Thurs., March 15, 5 p.m.
An all-star panel discussion of how in this period of political, technological and social flux, the line between citizen and journalist is blurring. Filipino American journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss his Define American campaign, which aims to elevate conversations about our immigration system. The panel includes journalists from Yes! Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Feminist.org, author Paul Loeb and more. See past episodes of Town Square.

Seattle News NowSeattle News NOW with Megan Erb
Seattle News NOW returns with a brief and lively look at the issues in our city. This week, get the latest on the city's 2012 transportation action agenda, prescription drug assistance and grants for youth organizations. See past episodes of Seattle News NOW.
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