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Local, progressive television every other Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 PM (Note: Begining Memorial Day, HMS has moved us from Monday to Wednesday) VIA public access cable TV inside Houston city limits — and streaming online. CALL-IN NUMBER DURING THE SHOW: -713-807-1794 See HMS for studio info, including the address in case you want to join us in person.. HEY! catch the show live on the internet: www.hmstv.org
Upcoming shows: Give us ideas. TOPICS? OK; even better, help us with guest suggestions or referrals.
GreenWatch is a locally produced, live, call-in TV show that has aired since 1999 on Houston cable access channel 17 (other channels depending on area), and now online. Our planning meetings are on the same night of the show the week before/after each show. Call or e-mail if you’d like to join us. We welcome Volunteers. Contact the Green Watch TV crew by phone 713-635-5286 (Brian) or 281-728-6327 (Art).
wrapped programs, our most recent, from the past year or so (see bottom of page for links to written records from the past decade, & music credits)
April 29 : Two topics planned – Legislative Update, and a ten-minute promotion for the play “Mercy Killers”
April 15: Two Topics – True Value Currency, and Fight for 15 (VIMEO)
April 1: Refinery Workers Strike for All Our Rights VIMEO
March 18 : #Caravana43 VIMEO
March 4: USW Refinery Workers’ Strike; Veterans Affairs VIMEO
February 18: STOP Trans-Pacific Partnership VIMEO
January 21 : Education in Texas Our guests: Juliet Stipeche, Katie McConnell, Rachel Clarke, Deb Shafto. Full props and credits coming soon. Watch it soon on VIMEO; recording being edited for quality, content will be kept whole.
January 7: Police Accountability (especially HPD) Our guest Emily DePrang, staff writer for Texas Observer, wrote on this topic last year, and it has become more current. Look for links to her articles in the description here: VIMEO.
December 24: Christmas Eve, studio closed. We had the previous show rebroadcast.
December 10: What’s going on in Mexico? Our guests from Alianza Mexicana discussed the disappeared students in Guerrero related issues in our neighboring country to the south, and the immigration reform. Watch it here: VIMEO.
November 26: Thanksgiving Eve; the studio was closed. We chose to broadcast a video of Vandana Shiva discussing “The Rights of Nature” (recorded by our producer, Art Browning, in India last year as a Global Exchange delegate). Watch it here: VIMEO.
November 12 : Re-aired previous show from 6/25 One of our best shows to date, IMO (Art). Thank you, Brian for pulling this together. Watch it here, y’all: VIMEO.
October 29: We broadcast the video made by Laura GPTX candidates talking at the forum. Archive soon to be posted on Vimeo.
October 15: ?
October 1: GPTX candidates, live in the studio! You can watch it here: VIMEO
September 17: No Live show; we apologize. We did re-broadcast something, details soon.
September 3: End Mass Incarceration, Death Penalty Atrocities You can watch it here: VIMEO
August 20: Central American Refugees You can watch it here: VIMEO
August 6: Gaza, Palestine You can watch it here: VIMEO
July 23: no live show; re-aired…
July : Re-aired previous show from 6/25
June 25: Re-integrating Ex-Offenders back into society One of our best shows to date, IMO (Art). Thank you, Brian for pulling this together. Watch it here, y’all: ON VIMEO.
June 11: Re-aired previous show from 5/28
May 28: ICE Detention Centers Our guests talk about a hunger strike at the Joe Corley immigrant detention center near Conroe, Texas, and conditions there and in other places like it. WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo.
May 12: Zero Waste and PFF This main part of this show focused on the “One Bin For All” trash collection plan being considered by the City of Houston. Our guests, from Texas Campaign for the Environment, oppose this plan, as do members of the coalition. (See Zero Waste Houston) WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo.
April 28: Health Care Recording of the show failed.
April 14: Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill of Early 2014 Our guests discuss the effects and implications of the recent oil spill that occurred after two vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel. Brian Harrison, our host, interviewed Bob Stokes (President, Galveston Bay Foundation), Jeff Seinsheimer (Galveston Surfriders), and Scuba Bob. WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo.
March 31 :Palestine, Gaza, Israel Difficulties with recording the show at the studio; please bear with us we were short-staffed.
March 17: Solitary Confinement in Prisons Our host interviews people well-informed about this kind of cruel and unusual punishment, what is truly inhumane treatment of any being, let alone human beings. WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo.
March 3: Two-part show -Houston Environmental Update 1) San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site (Jackie Young, Environment Texas) 2) Port of Houston expansion effects (Adrian Shelley, Air Alliance Houston) WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo.
February 17: studio closed for Presidents Day We had HMS re-broadcast a previous show.
February 3: ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) Our host interviews guests about this organization that serves business by writing bills and finding legislators to sponsor them and get them passed into laws that favor corporate “persons” often against the interests ofmany citizens who are “real” people. WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo.
January 6: Stop TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) Our guests talked about why this proposed, fast-tracking treaty is being called “NAFTA on Steroids” by many critics. WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo.
Previous years (click on the year to see details)
2011 Some of our shows: Torture on Death Row, Street Art, Conroe Toxic Wells, Bicycling in Houston, Occupy Texas!
2010 Of particular note: we won an award for a show we did on Human Trafficking in Houston.
2009 Includes: Media, HEALTH CARE Health Care health care, Human Trafficking, Air Quality, Vaccines, Climate Disruption, Domestic Violence, Death Row, ACORN, Building Materials Reuse Warehouse, more.
2008 Includes: Localism, Cynthia McKinney, ICE Raids, Racism, SEIU and Aramark, Toxic Tour of east Houston, on Hearing Loss, Remove Rosenthal (Bad DA), Stop Executions NOW, Stop Sweatshops, Transportation, and more…
2007 Includes: Clean Elections, 4 impeachment shows, 2 health care shows, Katrina survivors, water, black history, Tazers, Texas Greens, Cynthia McKinney, and much more.
2006 Includes: SHROC VI, Justice for Janitors, Elections 2006, Defending Women’s Rights, Domestic Violence, Climate Crisis, Mountaintop Removal, Houston Social Forum, Immigrant Rights, Mental Health, and much more.
2005 Includes: Frances Newton, Election Fraud, Immigration, Women’s Health, Iraq War, Veterans, Etc.
2004 Includes: Values and Politics, Radical Encuentro, Texas Water Resources, Mr. Sharon Tear Down that Wall, Electronic Elections, Proposition 1 (Spring 2004 in Houston), What is going ON in Haiti, Immigrants and Homeland Security.
2003 Includes: Local Elections (Dec 10; Oct 1, 15, 31; Sep 17), Simplicity, Iraq Quagmire, Globalization/WTO, Hispanic Politics, Gay Rights, Tree Sitting, Cuba, Health Care, FCC, Flooding, Women and War, Labor Day, War and Immigrants, Death Penalty (Apr 3, Jan 23), Progressive Media, Living Wage, Peace Movement, and the Souls of Black Folk.
2002 Includes: Civil Rights in Perilous Times (Robert Jensen, Danalyn Recer), Police Accountability (Civilians Down, Corpus Justice, Copwatch), Rahul Mahajan for Governor, Texans for Gun Safety, The New Katy Freeway, Labor Day Special, HIV at home and in the world, Plan Colombia, Pacifica Radio, Health Care for All, Palestine, Latino Labor, Congo Conflict, African American History, Enron and Deregulation, Cuba, statewide Green Party candidates for office, and more.
2001 Includes: School of the Americas Watch, Peace, Middle East Policy, LGBT Politics in Houston, Alternative Media, Marijuana Law Reform, Immigration Issues, Death Row, Prisons and Criminal Justice (Ray Hill), Corporate Misbehavior (Ralph Nader taped), Third World Debt (Jere Locke), Environmental Issues, Green Party supported local candidates, and more.
Music played during the show (especially during in-tro and out-tro) has been an evolving element. In the beginning back in late 1999/early 2000 or so, canned ‘public domain’ clips gave something… Then we got a Free Radicals CD and encouragement to use it on the air free from Houston musician/activist Nick Cooper, so we used several cuts from that pretty exclusively for a year or so. Then on KPFT’s Democracy Now! we heard “Is It For Freedom” by Sara Thomsen, tracked her down and got permission to use that song, so did and still do upon occasion. We also play songs from GASCD, including Bruce Cockburn “Call It Democracy”, Propaghandi “Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes”, Michael Franti “Oh My God”, Rheostatics “Bad Time to be Poor” — Get this excellent double disk set! (GASCD: Governments Accountable to Society and Citizens = Democracy; thanks, Susan and Allan in Ontario, for turning us on to this.) And we’re looking to air tunes from Green Revolution when/if Sudden Death responds. Listen up for David Rovics, Dave Lippman, or you never know who might show up live in the studio, Darryl Cherney did once… Come on down! Our show ends at 10:00 PM and a short, topical song might fit in real nice to close the show…
Explicit Links to Music (for printed bi-fold…) http://www.enjoymusic.com/freeradicals/ http://www.gascd.com http://www.davidrovics.com http://davelippman.com/ http://www.darrylcherney.com/ http://www.righteousmothers.com http://www.sarathomsen.com
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