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SUBJECT: Seattle’s new superintendent, summer arts, Latino forum, the future of zoos, the green economy and the mayor answering in Seattle Channel’s Viewerguide for May 24 to 31
5/25/2012 8:00:00 PM
Lori Patrick (206) 733-9764
City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan
Seattle’s New Superintendent
Premieres Fri., May 25, 7 p.m.
After nearly two years of upheaval in the Seattle school district, José Banda will arrive on July 1 to take the reins as its new superintendent. Is he the right person for the job? What should be his highest priorities? Banda will become the fifth Seattle schools chief in the past decade. We hear from Banda as he gears up for the move from Anaheim, Calif., where he has led a district less than half the size of Seattle’s. How steep will the learning curve be for Banda, whose background includes 30 years in education, first as a teacher and then as a principal and superintendent? We look ahead with our in-studio panelists Lynne Varner of The Seattle Times, Chris Eide of Teachers United and parent Kim Mustafa. Watch past episodes of City Inside/Out.
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
Sasquatch, Intiman festival, dancer Lucien Postlewaite, artist No Touching Ground and more!
Premieres Fri., May 25, 8 p.m.
The hugely popular Sasquatch Music Festival turns 11. Intiman Theatre is back with a hot, new, theater festival, and we visit the mysterious world of artist No Touching Ground. Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Lucien Postlewaite heads for Monte Carlo. Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter takes over ACT and we welcome musical guest Sam Russell & The Harborrats. Watch a Sneak Peek featuring No Touching Ground.
Ask the Mayor
Fri., May 25, 6 p.m.
Mayor Mike McGinn sits down for the May edition of Ask the Mayor with host Brian Callanan to talk about city issues and answer questions from viewers. Topics included the latest on the proposed sports arena in SODO, transportation safety for pedestrians and cyclists, growth in South Lake Union and much more. Watch it online now!
Latino Community Forum
Premieres Sun., May 27, noon
Mayor Mike McGinn hosted a Latino Community Forum May 19 at the Beacon Hill International School to talk about issues that are important to Latino and immigrant communities and discuss a wide variety of programs and initiatives that touch Seattle’s Latino community. Watch it online now!
Seattle’s Nippon Kan by Edward Burke
Premieres Mon., May 28, 11 a.m.
Author Edward Burke reads from his book Seattle’s Nippon Kan: The Discovery of Seattle's Other History, which presents the story of the former Japanese theater built in 1909 as a hotel and boarded up in 1942 during the Japanese American internment. Burke purchased the hall in 1969. The book – co-authored with his late wife Elizabeth Burke – traces the building’s restoration in 1980 and its exciting cultural renaissance and those who acted, danced, played, married and performed in the historic hall.
History in Motion: Seattle’s World’s Fair
Main Street Seattle
Premieres, Mon. May 28, 7 p.m.
As the city celebrates the 50th anniversary of Seattle’s World’s Fair, we’re pleased to present this speculative early preview of the 1962 fair which follows a young couple as they tour the virtual fairgrounds. The film features a young Dawn Wells, who a few years later would play Mary Ann in the 1960s television sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Seattle Channel’s History In Motion: Seattle's Past on Film is a showcase for documentaries, archival films and vintage video from the 1920s through the 1990s.
The High-Road in the Green Economy
Premieres Thurs., May 31, 4 p.m.
Joel Rogers, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on energy efficiency and the green economy, leads a discussion about ways to grow the economy with sustainable development. Rogers is a co-founder and board member of the Emerald Cities Collaborative, a national network of groups working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating economic opportunities for all. He is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and a longtime social and political activist. Newsweek identifies him as one of the 100 living Americans most likely to shape U.S. politics and culture in the 21st century.
The Future of Zoos with David Hancocks
Premieres Thurs., May 31, 7 p.m.
David Hancocks, former director of several zoos including Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, gives a presentation at Town Hall Seattle on the future of modern zoos – and particularly the place of elephants in them. Hancocks, who led a revolution in zoo design in the ‘80s and ‘90s, says today's zoos need to do more, not only for the well-being of individual creatures, but for the welfare of the planet. Zoos, he says, could become ecology centers—focusing less on big animals and more on holistic natural systems and the interdependence between all living things.