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Poet Lana Hechtman Ayers, the Future of KCTS and Local Politics 2009

Andy Hurst
01/06/2009

1. Looking for Connections: The Poetry of Lana Hechtman Ayers

"Chaos is not the lack of order / but the breeding ground of possibility," writes Kingston–based poet Lana Hechtman Ayers. Her first full–length collection, Dance From Inside My Bones, chronicles the possible connections between mostly chaotic individuals. She reads two poems that elaborate on the longing for – and difficulty of finding a true connection.

2. The Future of KCTS Public Television / Business Bartering

Five years ago Seattle's public TV station KCTS–9 was in crisis. The station president resigned amid charges of financial mismanagement. Since then, KCTS has climbed out of a financial hole but public TV still faces challenges. New KCTS President Moss Bresnahan joins us to talk about the future of public television. Also, we'll hear from the CEO of a local company that facilitates bartering between businesses.

3. A Preview of Local Politics in 2009

Transportation, the elections and the economy dominated local politics in 2008. So what will be the hot–button issues in 2009? We'll discuss that with Seattle P–I columnist Joel Connelly and Seattle Times editorial columnist Joni Balter.



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