Homelessness by the Numbers

Vancouver Homeless

The Reel NW film "Carts of Darkness" challenges stereotypes about the homeless, as well as assumptions of what's best for them. These homeless work, collecting bottles and turning them in for cash. And one of the characters. Fergy, prefers to sleep outside rather than at a shelter, saying the shelter isn’t conducive to getting sober.

Announcing the Second Season of Reel NW!

Reel NW | docs features shorts

KCTS 9 is thrilled to announce a second season of Reel NW, our showcase of the very best in independent film from the Northwest. Every Monday night, we’ll bring you a story you won’t forget.

Maria en tierra de nadie (Maria in No Man's Land) Screening

Join KCTS 9 Vme and the Seattle Latino Film Festival for a free screening of Maria en tierra de nadie (Maria in No Man’s Land) at KCTS 9 Studios on October 15. 
 
A discussion and reception, featuring director Marcela Zamora Chamorro from El Salvador will follow the screening.
 

The surprising behavior of crows at Tacoma Science Cafe

 
Do crows really talk, give gifts, and use surfboards? Come to the October Tacoma Science Café to discuss the amazing behavior of these everyday birds with John Marzluff, a bird expert from the University of Washington. Dr. Marzluff will also talk about how observations from “citizen scientists” have contributed to our understanding of crow behavior. Download the flyer (PDF)
 

Estate Planning 101

Do I need a will or living trust?  What happens to my retirement assets? Will I have to pay estate tax? How do I make sure I’ve provided for my children? What are the best ways to provide for the charities I care about? If you have questions like these, you are cordially invited to a free seminar on estate planning to help you find the answers you need.

Peace Unveiled screening at Community Cinema Olympia

 
Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema for a free, exclusive pre-screening of Independent Lens: Deaf Jam at the State Capital Museum in Olympia.
 
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Deaf Jam Screening at Community Cinema Olympia

 
Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema for a free, exclusive pre-screening of Deaf Jam at the State Capital Museum in Olympia.
 

Deaf Jam Screening at Community Cinema Seattle

Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinemafor a free, exclusive pre-screening of Deaf Jam at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.
 

What's in your tailpipe? at Queen Anne Science Cafe

Cars, trucks, boats, and snowmobiles—they all have combustion engines that produce toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, unburnt or partially burnt fuel (hydrocarbons) and nitrogen oxides. Come meet Daniel Burgard, PhD; University of Puget Sound Department of Chemistry and learn why these gases are of concern and how they differ with different types of vehicles.
 
The Queen Anne Science Cafe is your opportunity to talk with researchers about science and technology research—all in the comfortable atmosphere of a local pub. 
 

Freedom Riders Teacher Workshop

Threatened. Attacked. Jailed. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

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