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Wednesday is free movie day

Sat., Aug. 2, 2008

Beginning this Wednesday, free movies will be shown in the Shirley Parker Theater in the Seagrave Children’s Library, at the Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., every Wednesday at 11 a.m. through August. The movies will include free popcorn for viewers.

For details visit, and click on the children’s program calendar on the right side of the page.

Next Saturday, three classic silent films by North Idaho moviemaker Nell Shipman will be playing in Community Room at 7 p.m. at the library. The event is free.

The films will be presented by Tom Trusky, director of the Hemingway Western Studies Center and professor of English at Boise State University.

For more information, call 769-2315.

KSPS to run ‘Earth in Crisis’ series

North Idaho College and KSPS Public Television will come together to air five 90-minute documentaries focused on global issues. The documentaries will air on Sundays in August from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on KSPS Television Channel 7.

The documentaries are focused on the theme “Earth in Crisis: A Search for Solutions,” which also was the theme of the Popcorn Forum and Convocation Series Symposium held at NIC in March.

“The Causes of Global Warming” will be aired on Sunday and will feature Gregory C. Carr, the chief executive officer and chairman of the Gregory C. Carr Foundation and advisory board chair for the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University.

“Emerging Viral Diseases: A World Crisis” will air Aug. 10. Infectious disease expert Kenneth Alexander, M.D. and Ph.D., a leading researcher and professor at the University of Chicago, will lead the discussion on emerging viruses and the factors that contribute to their emergence.

“The Threat of Contamination to the World’s Consumer Products and Food Supply” will be aired Aug. 17. The discussion on this global issue will center around the address by corporate safety consultant Denise Pozen, who has worked as a liaison with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, negotiated product recalls and acted as a primary adviser for clients’ international safety standards.

“The Threat of Domestic and International Terrorism” will air Aug. 24 and will feature two experts on terrorism. Jeffrey Simon, M.D., is the author of the critically acclaimed book “The Terrorist Trap: America’s Experience with Terrorism.” Excerpts from the keynote address and interview with Philip Crowley, senior fellow and director of homeland security at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., also will be part of the documentary.

“The Horrors of Ethnic and Tribal Genocide in the 21st Century” will air Aug. 31 featuring the history of genocide in the world as presented by James Edward Waller, Jr., Ph.D. Waller is a psychology professor at Whitworth University and the author of several books on racism and genocide.

For more information, call 769-7782 or visit

– From staff reports


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