Heather Brooke — UW grad who broke Parliament spending story — coming to town

By | January 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

This Friday, Heather Brooke will be in Bellevue to talk to TVW about her book: “Your Right To Know: A Citizen’s Guide to the Freedom of Information.” She’s also releasing a new book this spring, “The Silent State.”

Brooke is the UW grad who broke the story of members of the British Parliament using public funds for private expenses. She’ll be interviewed by Author’s Hour host Terry Tazioli.

Here’s the info if you want to attend:
Where: Bellevue King County Library
When: Friday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m.
If you go: You get to ask Brooke questions as part of the live studio audience.
Cost: Free!
If you can’t make that, the episode airs: Sun., Jan. 24 at noon, 7 and 10 p.m.

“Author’s Hour” and “Love Israel”

By | September 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Books, TVW “Author’s Hour” host Terry Tazioli will interview Chuck leWarne, who’s written a book on a fascinating bit of Washington history: the “Love Israel” commune that started on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill in 1968 and in the 1980s moved to a farm near Arlington.  Here’s a link to a book review in The Seattle Times.

If you lived around Queen Anne in the late 60s, 70s, or early 80s, or Arlington from the mid-80s, you probably heard of Love Israel.   TVW “Inside Olympia” host Austin Jenkins, who grew up on Queen Anne, told me he rode the school bus with one of the kids who grew up in the commune.

Elliott Bay has generously given TVW studio space in the store for these interviews, which are conducted in front of a studio audience who can ask authors their own questions after an interview.  The Love Israel interview will be taped tonight and televised Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7 & 10 p.m.