Mike McGinn, Mayor
5/10/2012 3:34:00 PM
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An aging juvenile justice center, parks prep for summer, Seattle author Matt Ruff, animator Britta Johnson, race and medical marijuana in this week's Viewerguide for May 10 to 17
New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21
CityStream with Cameron Wong
Premieres Thurs., May 10, 7 p.m.
The countdown to summer has begun! We'll show you how you and your family can enjoy all Seattle Parks has to offer - from playgrounds to classes and more! Learn how the Parks and Recreation Department offers traditional games, such as golf, to the more unique ones, like the growing sport of Pickleball. We'll tell you how the young - and the young at heart - can get out, get active and get involved. Join Cameron Wong from Lincoln Park for this sunny, fun-filled episode of CityStream.Watch CityStream online now!
Premieres Thurs., May 10, 9 p.m.
It's 1972. Bell bottoms rule. Everyone's doing the Philly Dog, and Soul Train comes on every Saturday morning. But instead of enjoying life, Desiree is in crisis mode. The drummer in her high school band has committed suicide and no one seems to care. Desiree, disgusted with the level of apathy around her, tries to wake people up, but in the process comes to her own startling realizations. This one-woman play written and performed by Amontaine Aurore, includes music, movement, drama, comedy, and multiple characters. Watch it online now!
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl
Seattle author Matt Ruff
Premieres Thurs., May 10, 10:30 p.m.
Seattle author Matt Ruff sits down with Nancy Pearl to discuss his latest novel The Mirage - an alternative history of 9/11 where extremists from the U.S. are the attackers and Middle East Muslims are the victims. Ruff talks about how he blends story and ideas into his fiction and the music he listens to as he writes. Watch Book Lust online now!
City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan
Juvenile Justice Levy
Premieres Fri., May 11, 7 p.m.
Voters will decide this summer whether to support a nine-year, $210 million levy to rebuild the aging Youth Services Center, which includes the juvenile court, classrooms and a detention center. Levy supporters say the rundown building in the Central District is beyond repair, but with detention numbers currently down, is this the right time to build a new complex? We hear from King County Councilmember and levy sponsor Bob Ferguson, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, former state Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge and Rick Lichtenstadter of The Defender Association. We also go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the aging facility and hear from critic Ari Kohn about his concern over investing in a new building instead of more human services. Catch past episodes of City Inside/Out.
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
Composer Trimpin, animator Britta Johnson, comedian Lauren Weedman and more
Premieres Fri., May 11, 8 p.m.
Artist-composer Trimpin and his collaborator Rinde Eckert invite us to experience The Gurs Zyklus at On the Boards. We get a taste of Café Nordo's newest dinner theater experience and profile animator/installation artist Britta Johnson. Meet Britta in this Sneak Peak. The brother-sister duo of Noah and Abby Gundersen warm the Art Zone stage and writer/comedian Lauren Weedman sends us a message about her upcoming show at The Northwest Film Forum. Watch past episodes of Art Zone online.
Cultural Competency and Biaswith Dr. Edwin Nichols
Live broadcast, Thurs., May 17, 12:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Edwin Nichols and Seattle City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and Mike O'Brien for a brown-bag discussion at City Hall on Cultural Competency and Bias. Nichols is a psychologist specializing in organizational development and the philosophical aspects of cultural difference.
Seattle Race Conference
Keynote address by Yalonda Sindé
Premieres, Thurs., May 17, 3:30 p.m.
Yalonda Sindé presents The Environmental Justice Movement: Our Past, Present, and Future at the 9th annual Seattle Race Conference. Sindé, considered by many to be the mother of the Northwest environmental justice movement, is a community activist and organizational leader who helped spearhead the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ) nearly 20 years ago. A Seattle grassroots organization, CCEJ gained national recognition for eliminating two major sources of air pollution and mobilizing low-income communities and communities of color to work together to achieve justice and equality.
Medical Marijuana and the Law
Premieres, Thurs., May 17, 5 p.m.
Washington voters approved an initiative in 1998 to make it possible for citizens with a certified medical condition to grow and possess marijuana. Despite this initiative, challenges remain to make marijuana available to qualified patients. UW's Law, Societies and Justice program hosts a panel discussion on the facts, controversies and prospects concerning medical marijuana. Panelists include Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess; State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles; Ian Goodhew, of the King County Prosecutor's Office; and Alison Holcomb, campaign director for New Approach Washington. Watch past episodes of Town Square.
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