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TV Programming Spotlight: May 2020

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Free Library Author Events
Free Library Author Events

Philadelphia's premiere author speaking series, featuring a wealth of diverse voices and genres, including literary fiction, politics, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, sports, history, children's books, and much more.

The Free Library of Philadelphia
Mondays & Thursdays at 9:00 AM
New Series
School District Update
School District Update

Weekly online check-in with Superintendent William R. Hite during Covid-19 Pandemic

Produced by the School District of Philadelphia
Mondays at 12:00 PM
New Series
Greatest Story Ever Told
Liberty Resources Census

US CENSUS 2020

A witty take on Census 2020 that starts with false promise of ACTION! ROMANCE! COMEDY!

Produced by Patrick T. Kilgallon
Presented by Liberty Resources
Mondays at 2:00 PM in May
Kukatonon Peace Project
Kukatonon Peace Project

Reconciliation & Peace building lectures on violence prevention & mediation through the Performing & Visual Arts & Afrocentric Literacy with the Dehkontee Artists Theatre

Produced by by Dr. Joseph Gbaba
Mondays at 3:00 PM
New Series
Big Picture Alliance
Big Picture

Showcase of programming created by that Philadelphia youth engaged, educated & empowered through digital media arts providing transformative learning experiences that promote self-expression, collaboration & achievement.

Produced by Youth from Via Lux Teen Media Collective, Salvation Army of Greater Phila., YouthBuild Phila Charter School, Delphi Summer Teen Media Program, OIC Workforce Academy, Harambee Inst of Science & Tech

with Big Picture Alliance
Mondays at 4:00 PM
New Series
Virtual Town Hall 
Virtual Town Hall 

with guest speakers Councilperson Kendra Brooks, State Senator Art Haywood, State Rep Chris Rabb and Dr. Walter Tsou. on maintaining our most important franchise of voting in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping across America

Produced with Philly Neighborhood Networks
Tuesdays at 9:00 AM in May
The Surprised Traveler
The Surprised Traveler

A Travel Entertainment Series that brings our viewing audience along with us for an adventure each month to share different surprises we find at different International locations.

Produced by Doug Crisman
Thursdays at 2:00 PM
New Series
Asian American Solidarity
Asian American Solidarity

In response to COVID-19
Grassroots community leaders share how Phila’s Asian American  comunity have been affected by anti Asian bias, harassment & threats of violence in the wake of the Corona Virus Crisis & how our communities are responding.

Produced by Asian Americans United
Thursdays at 2:30 PM in May
Free Our People
Free Our People

In Honor of MLK African American Clergy in Phila call for decarceration to save lives as we face the urgent coronavirus crisis. City officials listen to stories of incarcerated people, their families & workers in our jails. 

Produced by Philly We Rise with Frontline Dads, Media Mobilizing Project, The Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project, Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, Philadelphia Bail Fund, POWER, ACLU of Pennsylvania, Decarcerate PA 

and partners.
Fridays at 10:30 AM in May
Art at Home with Spiral Q
Art at Home with Spiral Q

Accessible art-making activities toward mental health, expression, and advocacy. With Co-Director Liza and Art students, Jadan & Val on Stop Motion video, banner & mask making, collage and more. Intro music by Meg O'Donnell

Produced by Spiral Q Puppet Theater
Saturdays at 12:00 PM in May
How To Be a Helper
How To Be a Helper

In This Pandemic  - Feeling powerless in the face of the coronavirus crisis? 

Community conversation about how we can take action to support each other 

with 

Due Quach, Collective Success Network & Calm Clarity, Michael Wong, Project SHIELDS , Cheryl Molle, Philly Restaurant Server Relief Fund

Hosted by Philadelphia Citizen
Saturdays at 2:00 PM in May
Vacant Land 215
Vacant Land 215

Virtual Workshop
Training provides the tools to advocate for the right to use vacant land & build community & green open space in neighborhoods. Resources available for growers & issues during COVID-19

with Garden Justice Legal Initiative
of Public Interest Law Center
Saturdays at 3:15 PM in May
Making Home Movies
Making Home Movies

PLKK! You are Here: Bhutanese/ Nepali families are forced to flee to refugee camps in Nepal and eventually resettle in Philadelphia.
Created with Shira Walinsky filmmaker, poet Ujjwala Maharjan, Bhutanese Nepali community Editing support Laura Deutch

Open City - Collaborative Poem

Created with Shira Walinsky filmmaker, poet Ujjwala Maharjan, Furness High School students, Editing support Laura Deutch

Better Life Bright Lights: Karen refugee women are forced to flee Burma to the jungle, refugee camps in Thailand and then Philadelphia

Created with Shira Walinsky Filmaker, Naw Doh, Karen community, Editing Support Laura Deutch

I Am America: High School student collaborative poem with Shira Walinsky filmmaker, editing support Laura Deutch

Produced with Mural Arts Program
Saturdays at 8:00 PM in May
Symphony for Broken Orchestra
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra

Composition by David Lang for 1,000 broken instruments gathered from Phila schools, performed by 400 member orchestra of students, teachers, amateur & professional musicians. Instruments were then repaired or replaced & returned to schools.

Filmed & edited by Jorge Cousineau & Bob Finkelstein, produced by Capture

Major support for Symphony for a Broken Orchestra was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Barra Foundation.  Temple Contemporary is part of Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. 

Presented by Temple Contemporary
Saturdays at 8:35 PM in May
The Last Adjunct
The Last Adjunct

A short 3-act Greek chorus-accompanied Brechtian video about an adjunct who becomes an activist & then a tenure-track professor, raising questions about social responsibility in an exploitative system.

Produced by Dorothea Braemer
Saturdays at 8:50 PM in May
Teaching Artist Spotlight:
Teaching Artist Spotlight:

Carolyn Chernoff
A Philadelphia-based educator, activist & media artist, She worked with community members to create a collaborative 'zine called ‘Arts of Resistance’ that supports criminalized survivors of domestic violence.

Produced by Bartol Foundation
Saturdays at 8:55 PM in May
5 Shorts Theatre Project
5 Shorts Theatre Project

Live Taping of five theatrical short plays created by first-time African American Playwrights of the 5 Shorts Project.

Produced by S.L Sawyer
Saturdays at 10:00 PM in May
Color Versus KullCha
Color Versus KullCha

3 part Q & A discussion about the meaning and science of Vaping, flavors used to attract younger consumers, concerns with addiction, health coverage & if the product should be banned.

Produced by Bradley Zaire
Saturdays at 11:30 PM in May
REAL-Lationship Toolbox
REAL-Lationship Toolbox

Hosts, Cliff & Andrea Riley, draw from their background as trainers, mentors, and life coaches to offer solutions to “real-lationship” issues. Their approach is compassionate, authentic and dynamic.

Produced by Andrea Riley
Sundays at 6:00 AM
New Series
The Bev Chandran Show
The Bev Chandran Show

Stories of Purpose, Passion, and Solutions about current local and national topics showcasing trending topics that are hard to fathom, need a platform to evaluate and a network to engage.

Produced by Bev Chandran
Mondays at 1:00 PM
New Series
Transit Forward
transit forward

Featuring a Q & A panel with Leslie Richards, General Manager of SEPTA, Christine Knapp, Director of the City's Office of Sustainability, and Tomika Anglin, Chief of Staff for Council Member Kendra Brooks.

Philadelphia Coalition
Tuesdays at 2:30 PM in May