Mike McGinn, Mayor
6/14/2012 3:33:00 PM
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Author John Irving, The Comet Tavern, General Colin Powell and urban violence forum
New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21
Public Safety: A Community Conversation
LIVE online and on TV, Monday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.
In response to the recent spate of shootings in Seattle, Town Hall Seattle will host a community conversation about urban violence and public safety, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Seattle Channel will be there to capture the conversation live. Participants will include a group of city leaders and residents including Mayor Mike McGinn; Seattle Police Chief John Diaz; Councilmember Bruce Harrell; Mariko Lockhart, director of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative; and Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat. They will discuss issues of public safety, gun safety, mental illness, gangs, and how a community not only stays safe, but heals itself after such tragedies. Join the community conversation. Send us your comments and questions now or during the live broadcast via Twitter (@seattlechannel), Facebook and e-mail. Watch past episodes of Town Square.
CityStream with Nicole Sanchez
Season finale premieres tonight! Thurs., June 14, 7 p.m.
Neighborhoods are the heart of Seattle. Find out how the City is partnering with committed residents to better their beloved communities. Then, going green not only improves the environment, it also saves residents a little green. We'll show you how the City is helping homeowners save energy. And we go inside a marathon mash up of data and ideas when developers descend on City Hall for Startup Weekend Gov to create new mobile apps using government data. Join host Nicole Sanchez from the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center for these stories and more in the season finale of CityStream. Watch it online now!
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl
Author John Irving
Premieres tonight! Thurs., June 14, 10:30 p.m.
American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Irving discusses the subjects - bears, wrestling and gender identity - that have found their way into each of his 13 books, from the first, Setting Free the Bears in 1968, to 2012's In One Person, an intimate portrait of a bisexual man. Irving is the author of such masterworks as The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen. Watch it online now!
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
Season finale from The Comet Tavern
Premieres Fri., June 15, 8 p.m.
It's the Art Zone season finale from The Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill! Pull up a chair as we tour this iconic joint and hear real-life stories from Comet fans, such as former Comet bartender and Presidents drummer Jason Finn. We serve up an installment of the locally produced comedy web series Evergreen TV and top it all off with terrific tunes from the pop-punk trio The Piniellas.Watch past episodes of Art Zone.
Seattle Voices with Eric Liu
Will Poole, social technologist
Premieres Tues., June 19, 7 p.m.
Will Poole, an independent social technologist and former Microsoft VP, talks with host Eric Liu about his work to deliver computers to the developing world and help close the digital divide. Poole is co-chair of NComputing Inc., an award-winning desktop virtualization startup that has shipped more than 3 million units, 75 percent of which are deployed in schools around the world. A lead partner at Social Venture Partners Seattle, Poole is also the co-founder of Pengala Learning, a company focused on building learning technology, and Volt Boats, developer of the first hybrid human/electric-powered kayak. Watch it online now!
CityClub Presents General Colin Powell
Premieres Tues., June 19, 8 p.m.
Four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveals the unique lessons that have shaped his life and legendary career in public service. Powell discusses his new book It Worked for Me, which begins with his "Thirteen Rules" - notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations given throughout the world. Among these rules - "Get mad, then get over it," "Share credit," and "Remain calm. Be kind." Watch it online now!
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