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Mike McGinn, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT:  SEATTLE CHANNEL Weekly Viewerguide for May 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
5/6/2010  3:00:00 PM
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Seattle Speaks: Marijuana Policy
Hosted by C.R. Douglas
Premieres Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

SEATTLE CHANNEL, CityClub and Town Hall present Seattle Speaks, a series of unique, multi-media town halls for the 21st century, to use TV and the web for spirited debate on public issues. The next episode will focus on marijuana.
Washington state is having an exciting conversation about marijuana. Signature gathering is underway for a citizen's initiative that would allow the adult possession, cultivation and use of marijuana. How do you think we should regulate pot? Will you sign the initiative?
To stimulate this discussion, we've invited special guests including an anti-drug crusader who lost his son to an overdose, passionate marijuana activists, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Matt Talbot Center's Dr. David Scratchley, State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a representative from the Southeast Seattle Crime Prevention Council and ACLU-WA Drug Policy Director Alison Holcomb.
You can participate by attending in person at Town Hall or by tuning in and being online at www.seattlechannel.org on Wed. May 19, 7 p.m. and using email, Twitter and Facebook. For FREE tickets visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111130.

CityStream
The Rat Patrol, Riding Duck Dodge, and Somali Students
Premieres Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.

On this edition of CityStream, going to the school on the weekends may not sound like fun to most kids, but for one group of Somali students, its their favorite time of the week. Then, warm weather may bring us out into the sunshine, but it also brings an unwelcomed critter as well: How you can protect your home from warm-weather rats. Plus, get ready to go for a wild ride on Lake Union as daredevil captains take on the Duck Dodge. Join host Lowell Deo from the Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union for these stories and more. To watch more episodes of CityStream, visit: http://www.seattlechannel.org/CityStream/

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
ACT's Carlo Scandiuzzi, Mosaicist Claire Barnett and Unnatural Helpers
Premieres Friday, May 7, 8:00 p.m.

Weve got a superb AZ for you this week, including; a behind the scenes look at a brand new opera; Carlo Scandiuzzi tours us through ACT; a profile of Dr. Claire Barnett and her beautiful mosaics studio and excellent new music from Unnatural Helpers! Check out past shows: www.seattlechannel.org/ArtZone/

Town Square
Race and Social Justice Summit
Premieres Thursday, May 6, 12:30 p.m.

The 2010 Race and Social Justice Initiative Summit kicks off with speakers Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams, Race and Social Justice Initiative Manager Glenn Harris and keynote speaker Gerald Hankerson. Hankerson was sentenced to life without the possiblity of parole and after twenty-two years of incarceration, Governor Gregoire commuted his sentence. His release was the result of a community effort led by the Seattle King County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Join these speakers and more as they have a dialogue about skill building for change and collaboration, best practices for city budget decisions and the principles and pitfalls of being a white ally in the struggle for racial and social justice. To watch more Town Squares, visit: www.seattlechannel.org/TownSquare/.

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