KSPS Public Television “Be More”
Below are brief descriptions of many of our initiatives:Education Initiatives: Partnering with Spokane Public Schools, the multi-platforms of KSPS present programs that engage the community in the programs and services of Spokane Schools. Our live bi-monthly “Educating Spokane” gives our community and school leaders the opportunity to engage in conversation and dialogue about K-12 education. “School Talk” airs weekly on our educational cable channels and gives the community insight into the unique programs and services offered through our schools and classrooms. Our higher education partners also provide programming on our educational cable channels. These partners reach into our community with a variety of programs and services delivered through their various institutions and departments.
KSPS Aquifer-in-a-Cup classes: Through a partnership with the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board, school children in grades 3 – 5 receive demonstrations and lesson plans on how to protect and preserve the quality of our local water system. This is a multi-faceted partnership involving on-air, classroom and community events.
News Public Affairs, Documentaries and History: KSPS has a long history of providing coverage of local candidates and issues. In October 2012, KSPS broadcast the race for the US Senate as well as local and state races for the Governorship, various state house and senate races as well as City Council and County Commissioner races.
Northwest Profiles: For over 26 years KSPS has presented “Northwest Profiles”. This monthly program continues to bring stories of the fascinating personalities, points of interest and hometown happenings that make living in the Inland Northwest such a unique and satisfying experience.
Documentaries: During 2012 KSPS continued a tradition of presenting historical documentary coverage of an event or activity in the Northwest. “Rumrunners’ Paradise” was an examination of the prohibition activities in the State of Washington and aired as a companion piece to the Ken Burns program on Prohibition.
Health Matters: Television for Life — KSPS has been producing this monthly health series for ten years. Health Matters provides advice on medical issues from the Inland Northwest’s premier physicians and health care providers. Our February 2013 program “Baby and Me” explored the journey into parenthood, from pregnancy to the birth of the baby. Our panel fielded questions and provided advice on navigating those anxious and amazing first few months at home with a new infant.
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