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City Inside/Out: Affordable Housing
Nearly one fifth of the city`s homeowners are underwater with loan balances exceeding the value of their homes and the City Council is considering drastic measures to help.
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Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
Art Zone is awed by the mystifying sculptures of wood carver Dan Webb, whose retrospective "Fragile Fortress" is on exhibit at Bellevue Arts Museum. SAM`s Olympic Sculpture Park prepares to welcome a new face to the waterfront, the 46-foot-tall sculpted head "Echo," which will be installed near the shoreline. The National Film Festival for Talented Youth returns with over 215 films by young filmmakers. Rising rock band Jeff Rouse and the Guessing Game grace the AZ studio. Then, hitch up your appetite and wander the Mobile Food Rodeo.
Seattle News NOW: 04.18.14
Find out the latest on the search for a top cop, and when the Mayor plans on making his choice. Plus, how getting a streetlight replaced is getting easier. And teens looking for summer jobs should head to the parks. These stories and more are on this week`s Seattle News NOW.
City Inside/Out: Affordable Housing
How affordable is it to live in Seattle? Nearly one fifth of the city`s homeowners are underwater with loan balances exceeding the value of their homes, and the City Council is considering drastic measures to help distressed homeowners. Meanwhile, more than half of Seattle households rent their homes, with many struggling to keep up with rapidly rising rents. Is the city doing enough to ensure its residents can continue to live here? Is the housing levy making a dent? What`s the banking industry`s response to the uptick in evictions and foreclosures in some neighborhoods? Our studio panel includes Sally Clark, chair of the Seattle City Council`s Committee on Housing Affordability, Human Services & Economic Resiliency; Lynne Garton, vice-president of the Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association; and Jonathan Grant, executive director of the Tenants Union of Washington State.
Housing Affordability, Human Services, and Economic Resiliency Committee 4/17/2014
Agenda: Multi-Family Tax Exemption Appeal, Continuing the Construction Careers Advisory Committee, Director`s Report, Economic Development Commission Briefing, Restaurant Reform Process.
CityStream: Book Love 10/31/2013
Looking for some good books to cozy up with this fall? We check in with City Librarian Marcellus Turner who shares his personal reading list, his picks for adults and young readers and discusses new programs at The Seattle Public Library. Plus, the library`s homework help program is closing the book on nightly homework battles and putting the fun back in learning. Plus, get the download on the latest Seattle art tour featuring fun facts about public artworks at your fingertips. Join host Angela King from the Rainier Beach Library for these stories and more.
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Technology Committee 4/16/2014
Agenda: Seattle Police Department`s May Day Briefing, Office of the City Auditor`s Review of the Seattle Office for Civil Right`s Enforcement and Outreach, Seattle Office for Civil Right`s Response to Enforcement and Outreach Report, Appointments and Reappointments to the Immigrant and Refugee Commission.
Education and Governance Committee 4/16/2014
Agenda: Fourth Quarter 2013 Employment Ordinance, Quality Preschool for All.
Seattle Voices with Ana Mari Cauce
Ana Mari Cauce is the University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President. Provost Cauce is Professor of Psychology and American Ethnic Studies. As Provost, she is the University`s Chief Academic Officer, responsible for overseeing the education, research, and service missions in the Schools and Colleges and other academically oriented units.
Seattle Speaks Promo: Wade into the waterfront
Wade into the waterfront. Dive into a live, TV discussion about the future of Seattle`s waterfront on Seattle Speaks, 7 p.m., April 29 at Town Hall Seattle with Seattle City Club.
Mayor`s Arts Awards 2014
Nominations for the Mayor`s Arts Awards are being accepted until May 15.
Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Committee 4/15/2014
Agenda: City Attorney`s Office`s (CAO) Gender Wage Gap Status Presentation, Seattle Arboretum Update, Cascade Bicycle Club.
City Inside/Out: Council Edition - April 2014
It`s an April shower of topics this month on Council Edition as Members Nick Licata, Jean Godden, and Mike O`Brien discuss the battle over raising the minimum wage. What`s the right wage for Seattle, and how could the public initiative process affect this debate? Plus, hear what they`re saying about police reform, the gender wage gap, and public campaign financing. And, they`ll answer your questions from email and social media, too. Join host Brian Callanan as he leads this citywide conversation.
Full Council 4/14/2014
Agenda: Housing Levy Oversight Committee, City procurement, debt service coverage, Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.
American Podium: Stella Nyanzi, PhD - Repression of Sexual Minorities 4/4/2014
Stella Nyanzi, social scientist from Uganda, speaks to the repression of sexual minorities in many nations around the world. She joins more than 60 speakers at the UW global conference, Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, and Social Movements in Global Health.
Press Conference: Financial Empowerment Center 4/14/2014
Mayor Ed Murray joins City Council Member Sally Clark and representatives from the Neighborhood House to welcome the Financial Empowerment Centers, expected to result in over $2.3 million in financial benefits for low-income residents in the first three years of operation.
Council Briefing
Agenda Items: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions and Seattle Reads `For All of Us, One Today; An Inaugural Poet`s Journey,` by Richard Bianco.
Select Committee on Parks Funding 4/14/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Options for Council Changes to Executive Proposal Related to Seattle Park District.
Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality 4/12/2014
Presentations: Who Would be Affected by an Increase in Seattle`s Minimum Wage? Local Minimum Wage Laws -- Impacts on Workers, Families and Businesses.
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
Tune in for the art-rendering philosophy of talented painter and Gage Academy instructor Mark Kang O`Higgins. Writer and filmmaker Julio Rameriz stops by to talk with Nancy about his first feature-length film Nothing Against Life, a fictional portrayal of the reality of depression. And multi-media artist Susan Robb packs for an adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail. We celebrate the beloved Blue Moon Tavern`s 80th anniversary, and singer songwriter Kris Orlowski and his band celebrate the release of their first full-length album Believer.
Art Zone Shuffle: Mark Kang O`Higgins 4/15/2014
A rare visit to the studio and mind of visual artist and Gage Academy instructor Mark Kang O`Higgins. Created for Art Zone with Nancy Guppy by Linas Phillips and Sebastien Scandiuzzi.
Art Zone Shuffle: Kris Orlowski performs "Believer" 4/17/2014
Only days away from dropping their full length album, "Believer", singer / songwriter Kris Orlowski, accompanied by his awesome band, Greg Garcia, Torry Anderson, Mark Isakson and Matt Strutynski plays the album`s title song for the Art Zone with Nancy Guppy show. Originally recorded April 2014 in the Seattle Channel studio.
Art Zone Shuffle: Calendar
JJ, the music dude for The Blue Moon shares the Tavern`s 80th birthday celebration events. Created by Valerie Vozza.
Art Zone Shuffle: Julio Ramirez 4/16/2014
Writer and filmmaker Julio Rameriz stops by to talk with Nancy about his first feature-length film Nothing Against Life, a fictional portrayal of the reality of depression.
Art Zone Shuffle: Kris Orlowski performs "Carolina"
Singer / songwriter, Kris Orlowski, plays the Art Zone studio with band members, Greg Garcia, Torry Anderson, Mark Isakson and Matt Strutynski. "Carolina" is one of tracks on the soon to be released album, "Believer`. Performance recorded April 2014 in the Seattle Channel studio.
Seattle`s Neighborhood Summit 2014
The Mayor introduces his team and City Department staff to community leaders and residents. City staff share their ideas of how neighborhood residents can connect with each other and access City Departments.
Seattle Public Library Generic "Join the Fun"
Seattle Public Library Generic "Join the Fun".
Art Zone Shuffle: Susan Robb 4/14/2014
Multi-media artist Susan Robb lets us in on her plan to take a walk on the wild side, by way of The Pacific Crest Trail. Created for Art Zone with Nancy Guppy by Jeff Gentes.
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Robert Schenkkan
Robert Schenkkan won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Kentucky Cycle, a series of 9 one-act plays; he talks here about his newest play, All the Way, the story of Lyndon Johnson`s first year as president.
An Evening With: In the Spirit of the Ancestors
Curators Robin K. Wright and Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse from the Burke Museum present their collection of more than 2,400 late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century Native American works.
An Evening With: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain
Charles R. Cross (Cobain biographer and author), joins others who tell stories illuminating the enduring legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, interspersed with video and audio clips from the community.
Design in Motion: Innovation at the Speed of Thought
PechaKucha 20x20 brings together designers, technologists and creative innovators to give short presentations -- in 400 seconds or less -- about design tools and visions in a world of rapid innovation.
Seattle Board of Park Commissioners 4/10/2014
A meeting of the Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners.
Seattle Public Library 10th Anniversary
Seattle Public Library 10th Anniversary.
Income Inequality Symposium: Seattle`s Low Wage Workers
Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle University and Local Progress take a look at Seattle`s low wage workers at a conference addressing income inequality and the role of the minimum wage in Seattle.
The Craft Beer Revolution 4/10/2014
A timely and fascinating look at what America`s new generation of entrepreneurs can learn from the intrepid pioneering brewers who are transforming the way Americans enjoy beer.
Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality 4/9/2014
Agenda: Presentations by restaurant owners about potential impacts of a minimum wage increase.
Finance and Culture Committee 4/9/2014
Agenda: City procurement.
Seattle Voices with Simon Woods
Simon Woods is the Executive Director of the Seattle Symphony. Together with Music Director Ludovic Morlot, he has been instrumental in defining and executing a vision to take the Seattle Symphony to the next stage in its artistic development, and establish it as a dynamic, forward-looking and community-focused organization. Woods` previous post was Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), one of the United Kingdom`s leading symphony orchestras.
Mayor`s Press Conference: Equity in city contracting 4/8/2014
A healthy and diverse business sector is essential to Seattle`s economic vitality and this executive order makes clear my commitment to creating a more welcoming environment for businesses small and large seeking work with the city, said Murray. Mayor Murray is joined by Councilmembers Bruce Harrell, Jean Godden and City of Seattle department heads as he signs an executive order strengthening the city`s ongoing commitment to social equity in city contracting opportunities.
Transportation Committee 4/8/2014
Agenda: West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village, Approving the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.
Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee 4/8/2014
Agenda: Reappointment and Oath of Office of Bernadette C. Agor Matsuno as Director Department of Neighborhoods, debt service coverage financial policy for the Solid Waste System.
Neighborhood Design & Architecture in Capitol Hill 4/8/2014
Capitol Hill prides itself on proximity to downtown while boasting a mix of uses. But do these new mixed-use projects compete with the architectural soul of the neighborhood?
Select Committee on Parks Funding Public Hearing 4/7/2014
Public hearing on the Mayor`s Proposed Parks Funding Ballot Measure.
Council Briefing
Agenda Items: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions and Financial Empowerment Center.
Full Council 4/7/2014
Agenda: Ban on nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock, Appointments to Community Police Commission, Office of Professional Accountability Review Board, Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority Governing Council.
2014 Neighborhood Summit: Welcome from Mayor Murray
Welcome and opening remarks by Mayor Ed Murray.
The Search for a New Transportation Director 4/5/2014
The City of Seattle is conducting a national search to find an experienced, well-respected, and accountable executive to effectively lead the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Tune into the conversation about the qualities your neighbors would like to see in an SDOT Director. Susan Coskey, Director of Personnel at the City of Seattle, facilitates this session from the 2014 Neighborhood Summit.
2014 Neighborhood Summit: Closing Remarks
Closing remarks by Mayor Ed Murray.
How We Communicate
A demonstration of Consider.It, a social technology that lets hundreds of people deliberate an issue together online. Travis Kriplean presents at this session from the 2014 Neighborhood Summit.
Meet some of the Neighborhood Summit attendees 4/5/2014
We asked participants of Mayor Murray`s 2014 Neighborhood Summit what brought them to the event, what they got out of it, and what we can do better next time.




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