Legislating Morality: Prohibition's Historical Lesson

Join documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—along with New York Times bestselling author, Daniel Okrent—for a preview of Prohibition which will air nationwide on PBS in October.

The science of beer at Queen Anne Science Cafe

While Louis Pasteur is best known for helping us understand diseases, did you know that he also transformed how we brew and ferment beer? Join Charles Finkel, founder and President of The Pike Brewing Company, at July’s Queen Anne Science Café to explore the science of making beer through the eyes of Louis Pasteur.
This event is free! We hope to see you there.

Save our Salmon Screening & Reception

Save Our Wild Salmon, KCTS 9, and Earthjustice present a free reception and screening of Salmon: Running the Gauntlet, a new film from the award-winning PBS Nature Film Series. Join filmmaker Jim Norton, author Steven J. Hawley, salmon advocates and policy experts for an evening of salmon.

History Detectives Screening and Artifacts at Henry Art Gallery

Join KCTS 9 and the Henry Art Gallery for a special premiere and viewing of the items featured in a Seattle-based episode of History Detectives. In this episode, Wes Cowan visits Seattle’s Museum of Flight and Henry Art Gallery to decode the message and strategy behind a U.S. World War II propaganda leaflet. What do the violent images on this pamphlet mean? See for yourself at the Henry Art Gallery.

History Detectives Screening and Artifacts at Henry Art Gallery
Friday, June 24, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Tacoma Science Café: It’s in Their Bones: Insight into the Lives of Giant Ice Age Animals

During the last North American ice age (about 10,000 years ago), many ancient animals faced extinction. Today, paleontologists study how these ancient species interacted with their environment by literally looking at “what’s in their bones” by using techniques from the field of geochemistry. Join the University of Puget Sound’s Kena Fox-Dobbs, Ph.D. to talk about how she studied two different species: California condors from the La Brea tarpits and grey wolves from central Alaska.

Queen Anne Science Café: Why Do We Need a Malaria Vaccine?

The emergence of drug-resistant parasites and insecticide-resistant mosquitoes together with a neglect of control has allowed malaria to go on a rampage infecting an estimated 300-500 million people a year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. To truly eradicate this devastating disease, many believe a vaccine is urgently needed.  Come hear Ashley Vaughan, Ph.D. discuss the challenges and efforts the group he works in is taking to develop a malaria vaccine.

Two Spirits Community Cinema—Tacoma

Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema for a free, exclusive pre-screening of  Independent Lens: Two Spirits at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma.

Dia de los Niños (Day of the Children)

Dia de los Niños  (Day of the Children) is a holiday which encourages kids of all cultures and languages to explore their world through reading. Libraries and schools around Washington will be hosting celebrations on or around April 30. KCTS 9 and Vme will join one of the celebrations in Bellevue on May 6 with games, bilingual books and a visit by the PBS Kids Go! characters Maya & Miguel.

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