Mike McGinn, Mayor
4/12/2012 4:48:00 PM
Seattle Channel Communications 206-684-8821
Book Lust, bullying, arts, the economy, Earth Day special, a trip to Uganda and more on Seattle Channel April 12 to 19New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21
CityStream with Nicole Sanchez
Earth Day Special
TV premiere Thurs., April 12, 7 p.m.
It's an Earth Day special! Learn how your favorite sports teams score points for Mother Earth. Catch up with the Seattle Conservation Corps, a work-training program that improves our parks and gives struggling adults a chance to get back on their feet and give back. Then head to Seattle's rooftops to check out a growing trend that is more than just "green" in color. Join us from Seattle Center, where host Nicole Sanchez gets a preview of the Next 50 celebration which kicks off April 21, just in time for Earth Day (April 22) weekend. Watch it online now!
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl
TV premiere Thurs., April 12, 10:30 p.m.
Lorraine McConaghy, the public historian at Seattle's Museum of History & Industry talks about her newest book, New Land, North of the Columbia: Historic Documents That Tell the Story of Washington State from Territory to Today. McConaghy has traversed the state and sifted through the files of three dozen archives to cull the 400+ documents that bring to life Washington's last 150 years, including an ad for the first Lame Fest concert featuring Mudhoney and Nirvana and an 1860 letter protesting the escape of an Olympia slave to Victoria. Watch it online now!
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
The Frye, a youth film fest, photos and poetry
TV premiere Fri., April 13, 8 p.m.
Frieda Sondland, a spry 90-year-old who has visited the Frye Art Museum nearly every day for the past decade, leads us through an exhibition featuring her favorites from the collection. Come along as we catch up with photographer Lance Mercer, who launched his career capturing the early days of Pearl Jam. Get a preview of a fabulous national film festival for young talent and prepare to throw down at Seattle Poetry Slam's upcoming grand slam. And we cap it all off with the charming Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers! Watch a Sneak Peak featuring Lance Mercer.
A Tale of Two Economies
TV premiere Fri., April 13, 11:30 a.m.
As the economy struggles on, the question becomes: "What is the new normal?" A perspective-filled CityClub panel addresses why businesses in the same community are experiencing such different realities and discusses the implications for our region's jobs, social services and economic development. Watch it online now!
Seattle to Uganda: A Journey of Hope and Health
Preview Screening! Sun., April 15, 4 p.m.
TV premiere Mon., April 16, 7 p.m.
Follow a group of local women as they embark on a heartwarming journey to Aminocira, a small village in Northern Uganda. In the fall of 2010, Seattle resident Maureen Brotherton invited 10 women - most of them unknown to each other – to join her on a journey to visit the women in Aminocira. Seattle documentary filmmaker Penny LeGate followed along as women from opposite sides of the globe forged a partnership that continues to inspire awareness, social change, health opportunities and hope for a better future. Watch past episodes of Community Stories.
Human Rights 101 Forum
Live cablecast and webcast Tues., April 17, 5:30 p.m.
What are human rights? Why do they matter in Seattle? What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Sara Schmidt of Amnesty International participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the Seattle Human Rights Commission, Office for Civil Rights, Councilmember Harrell's office and Amnesty International.
Van Jones: My American Dream
TV premiere Tues., April 17, 8 p.m.
Van Jones delivers a keynote speech, My American Dream, at the 2012 Guiding Lights Weekend conference on citizenship.Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. He is the best-selling author of the definitive book on green jobs, The Green-Collar Economy, and served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009. Watch past episodes of American Podium.
Beyond Sticks and Stones
Parenting Essentials for Preventing and Addressing Bullying
TV premiere Tues., April 17, 9 p.m.
ParentMap presents national anti-bullying educator Rosetta Lee who offers tips on how to identify the warning signs of bullying, discusses key gender and cultural differences and presents tools for parents to prevent and address bullying issues and talk with their children about the topic.
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