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SUBJECT:  Plastic bag ban, pinball, African American Film Fest, viaduct museum and sports biz in Seattle Channel’s Viewerguide for April 5 - 12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
4/5/2012  4:30:00 PM
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Plastic bag ban, pinball, African American Film Fest, viaduct museum and sports biz in Seattle Channel’s Viewerguide for April 5 - 12

New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21

CityStreamCityStream with Guy Farris
The Alaskan Way Viaduct: From Roadway to Museum
Premieres Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m.
Tour two Seattle museums with subjects off the beaten path – pinball and a massive public works project. We drop into Milepost 31, where we catch up on Pioneer Square history and dig into the massive SR 99 Tunnel Project. We get our game on at the Seattle Pinball Museum and look at the business side of big museum exhibitions and learn how they impact Seattle’s bottom line. Watch it now!

City Inside/OutCity Inside/Out with Brian Callanan
Seattle’s Plastic Bag Ban
Premieres Fri., April 6, 7 p.m.
The Seattle plastic bag ban is coming. Beginning July 1, shoppers will have to tote their own reusable bags to the grocery store or be prepared to shell out a nickel per paper bag. How are businesses and shoppers preparing for this big change? We sort out the details. Our studio guests include City Councilmember Mike O’Brien; Alann Hamada, director of Uwajimaya Seattle; Tony D’Onofrio, sustainability director of Town & Country Markets; and Robb Krehbiel of Environment Washington. Catch past episodes of City Inside/Out.

Art Zone with Nancy GuppyArt Zone with Nancy Guppy
Animator Dale Goodson, African American Film Festival, Seattle Magazine’s Brangien Davis and indie-folkster Damien Jurado
Premieres Fri., April 6, 8 p.m.
Tune in for hilarious and timely animation from Dale Goodson and an art news update from Seattle Magazine arts & culture editor Brangien Davis. We head to the newly renovated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center where the African American Film Festival will kick off next week and welcome indie-folkster Damien Jurado to the studio. Watch past episodes of Art Zone.

City Inside/Out: Council EditionCity Inside/Out Council Edition with Brian Callanan
Premieres Tues., April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Council President Sally Clark and Councilmembers Jean Godden and Bruce Harrell join host Brian Callanan for the April episode of Council Edition. Hear what they have to say about police department reforms, parking proposals, the library levy and transportation impacts of a new sports arena. It’s not too late to get in on the conversation. Get us your questions by noon, Friday, April 6. You can submit online here, via e-mail, or connect via Facebook or Twitter. Catch past episodes of City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

2012 Youth Town Hall
Premieres Wed., April 11, 10 p.m.
Seattle Channel will be at the annual Youth Town Hall this weekend. Tune in next week to hear the conversation between Seattle teens, the Mayor and City Councilmembers.

Town SquareTown Square
The Business of Sports
Premieres Thurs., April 12, 5 p.m.
Tune in for a panel discussion moderated by Puget Sound Business Journal Publisher Gordon Prouty on the economic impact of the sports industry in this market and the rapidly changing sports business landscape. Tune in to past episodes of Town Square for lectures, debates and forums recorded around the city.


You’re invited: Community Stories Public Preview Screening

Town SquareCommunity Stories Preview Screening
Seattle to Uganda: A Journey of Hope and Health
Sun., April 15, 4 p.m., Seattle University
Seattle Channel’s Emmy-award winning Community Stories follows 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 to join her 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.

Attend a free, public screening of the half-hour documentary, 4 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Seattle University’s Wyckoff Auditorium in the Bannan Engineering Building. Brotherton, LeGate and several of the women will reunite for the preview and a post-screening talk. RSVP to lori.patrick@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9764.

Great Citizenship. It’s a Good Thing

Community Stories Voices
At Seattle Channel it’s part of our mission to foster an informed and active citizenry. Seattle Voices host Eric Liu offers his Top 10 Reasons to Live Like a Citizen. We invite you to watch the one-minute video clip to get his tips.

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