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SUBJECT:  Emmy awards, raising chickens, St. Clouds’ John Platt, How to Be Black and film industry politics in Seattle Channel’s viewer guide for June 7 to June 14
6/7/2012  3:58:00 PM
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Emmy awards, raising chickens, St. Clouds’ John Platt, How to Be Black and film industry politics in Seattle Channel’s viewer guide for June 7 to June 14

Seattle Channel wins three regional Emmy awards!

We're pleased to announce Seattle Channel received three Emmy awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday, June 2. We were honored for excellence in interview-format, arts and documentary programming.

NATAS 2012Our weekly public affairs program City Inside/Out won in the interview/discussion program special category for an episode on teen sex trafficking hosted by former Seattle Channel public affairs host C.R. Douglas. Art Zone with Nancy Guppy won in the arts/entertainment program special category. The weekly show covers Seattle's creative scene, with fresh highlights from local arts and cultural happenings. Community Stories - short profiles about Seattle's inspiring people, its cultural traditions and rich histories - won in the documentary-cultural category for an episode about Dr. Ruby, Seattle's first female Japanese-American physician.

"Seattle Channel's outstanding public affairs and community programming helps connect people to their city and a diversity of viewpoints," said Mayor Mike McGinn. "Seattle should be proud of the station's commitment to inform, inspire and encourage participation in community, government and cultural affairs."

New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21

CityStreamCityStream with Angela King
Gardening & Summer Fun
Premieres tonight! Thurs., June 7, 7 p.m.

Chickens, trees and paddle boards! We're set for summer fun on this week's all-new CityStream. Find out how you can help grow Seattle's tree canopy and learn about the high-tech tools that track the city's urban forest. Plus, with urban farming booming, we get a crash course in City Chickens 101 with tips on keeping the birds in your own backyard. Then, we hit the water for the popular sport of paddle boarding. Join host Angela King from City People's Garden Store in Madison Valley for these stories plus pointers on getting your garden in summer shape. Watch it online now!

An Evening withAn Evening With...
Baratunde Thurston: How to Be Black
Premieres tonight! Thurs., June 7, 8:30 p.m.

Comedian, tech-geek and former director of digital for The Onion, Baratunde Thurston delivers a talk at Town Hall tailor-made for Seattle and our historical discomforts and secret desires. Based on his book How to Be Black, Thurston brings the audience on a journey from the birth of his great-grandfather into slavery through the (possible) re-election of the nation's first black president. His grandmother was the first black employee in the U.S. Supreme Court building. His mother took over radio stations in the 1960s. Undeniably black, Baratunde's story, experiences and hilarious insights are also inextricably American. Watch it online now!

Town SquareTown Square
SIFF Festival Forum: We Did It! Now What?
Premieres Sat., June 9, 2 p.m.

With the summer film-shooting season in sight, there is no time for legislative hangovers! Join the staff and board of Washington FilmWorks to learn how the film office, the production incentive and the statewide industry can work together to make the most of the future of filmmaking in Washington state. This free forum was presented as part of the Seattle International Film Festival Filmakers Forums. Watch it online now!

Seattle VoicesSeattle Voices with Eric Liu
John Platt, St. Clouds chef and co-owner
Premieres Tues., June 12, 7 p.m.
John Platt lives to cook, eat and love. The former teacher and high-school principal is the co-owner and executive chef of St. Cloud's, a beloved neighborhood bistro in Madrona. Platt talks about following his dream of striking out in the food world and his commitment to community service, including St. Cloud's "Homeless Cooking Project," which provides monthly, restaurant-quality meals to several city shelters. Watch past episodes of Seattle Voices.

American PodiumAmerican Podium
Politics of the Possible
Premieres Tues., June 12, 8 p.m.

Former state legislator Mary Ellen McCaffree and her co-author Anne McNamee Corbett discuss their new book Politics of the Possible, which de-mystifies the gears of governing and posits that our political system really can function as our founders intended. McCaffree and McNamee recount a 1960s government overhaul to offer today's citizens tools to engage, lead and legislate change. The authors' talk was hosted by the Center for Civic Leadership at the Discovery Institute. Watch it online now!

Town SquareTown Square
Conservation Remix - Built Environments
Premieres Thurs, June 14, 5:30 p.m.

What is smart building? How can you "save daylight" or be part of a green-roof renaissance? These and other issues were the topic of conversation at Conservation Remix, a recent one-day event featuring innovators in the fields of science, engineering, business, architecture and design tackling the big environmental issues of our time. Watch past episodes of Town Square.

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