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Like This Book by a Male Author? (Try this one next!)

Books help us see things from a new perspective; they teach us new things and, above all, they have the power to inspire. And for every great book written by a man, one could argue that there is a great book written by a woman just waiting to be read. Last month KCTS 9 celebrated ‘Women Who Inspire’ through programs, local interviews and more. This month, we’re extending that theme by bringing you a treasure trove of books by inspirational female authors.

When Scary Things Happen: How to Prepare Your Family for the Unexpected

In honor of National Preparedness Month, PBS Kids is premiering two new, storm-themed episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Arthur. Featuring the characters we love, these new adventures show families how to prepare for some of life’s unexpected situations and how to best cope with these challenges.

Arthur & George on MASTERPIECE: The Game is On

Martin Clunes is at it again, this time as the legendary author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in  the new MASTERPIECE series, Arthur & George.  Adapted from Julian Barnes’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the three-part series tells the true story of the case that inspired the great author to put down his pen and turn detective. 

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later - The Northwest Responds

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later - The Northwest Responds - KCTS 9 and KOMO 4

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, many are looking back at how people rallied around each other at that time, at how recovery has been difficult and uneven but at times triumphant, at how the storied city of New Orleans has rediscovered its rhythm.

The people of the Pacific Northwest may be thousands of miles away, but were quick to send help to the victims of Katrina. When the Bush Administration struggled to address the scale of the crisis, people from across the country and around the world answered the call to action.

A Few Great Bakeries in Seattle: Nielsen's Pastries

Last week KCTS 9 went behind-the-scenes at one of Seattle’s most beloved bakeries, Tom Douglas’ Dahlia Bakery. During our visit we explored Dahlia’s history as a bakery, the dedication and values their employees have and, of course, the delicious treats they create. This week, we share another exclusive, this time about another Seattle favorite: Nielsen’s Pastries

Baked Samosa Puffs Recipe + The Jazzy Vegetarian Marathon

Join KCTS 9 and Laura Theodore for six back-to-back episodes of The Jazzy Vegetarian! On the show, Laura cooks up delicious, healthy meals and snacks that will easily become new favorites, whether you are vegetarian or not. Known for her step-by-step instructions and eco-friendly tips, Laura makes preparing healthy food easy and fun! Join her in the kitchen as she shows viewers how to prepare dishes that range from all-things-chocolate to gluten-free menu options. The Jazzy Vegetarian marathon airs Saturday, August 29, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

A Few Great Bakeries in Seattle: Dahlia Bakery

This month, KCTS 9 celebrates bakers, bakeries and baked goods from all across America with the premiere of A Few Great Bakeries. Producer Rick Sebak and his crew explored warm, toasty, small bakeries from coast to coast, including a Kitsap peninsula favorite: Sluys’ Poulsbo Bakery. Viewers will discover how a business that makes cakes, pies, and bread can become a neighborhood landmark. A Few Great Bakeries premieres Tuesday, August 25, at 8pm. Building up to the premiere, KCTS 9 spoke with two of Seattle's most-loved bakeries: Dahlia Bakery and Nielsen's Pastries.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are Dagger-Sharp

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 1

The Season 1 finale of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, "King Memses' Curse" airs on Thursday, August 20, at 10:30 p.m.

Thankfully, Season 2 is only one moon away with its premiere on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 p.m. To tide us over until then, we offer two videos, with interviews of the cast and a look at the filming locations in gorgeous Melbourne, Australia. Enjoy!

Cast Interviews

Vera Season 4 Encores This Month

Vera, the critically acclaimed crime drama starring award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies; Little Voice) as DCI Vera Stanhope, returns to KCTS 9 with Season 4 of this edge-of-your-seat, crime-solving drama. Based on the best-selling Inspector Stanhope books by Ann Cleeves, this season takes Vera down by the sea to investigate a community’s deep secrets.

Seize the Summer With These Seafair Traditions

The Blue Angels return to Seattle for Seafair Weekend

Blog post authored by Nikki Torres Garcia, KCTS 9 Social Media Intern.

Pirates and clowns and Blue Angels—oh, my!

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