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STREET TALK Comes to Ketchikan


May 31, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan residents Joyce and Leo Baldwin will be hosting a new local free speech TV show called STREET TALK which will appear on KPU TV Public Access channels.

Leo Baldwin has experience in production and has produced approximately 40 programs for Public Access in Olympia, Washington. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from Humboldt State University.

According to the Baldwins, Ketchikan's STREET TALK programs will feature both interviews with notables and people on the street, as well as cover events in Ketchikan, such as the arts, Friday Night Insight programs, step dance, school events and much more. This new free speech TV show also plans to cover City Council and Gateway Borough Meetings.

On June 3rd, STREET TALK will have a booth at the Vendors Fair in the Plaza where persons can make a statement for TV on subjects of their choice. There will be a sign up sheet for those interested in scheduling a time for an interview and a sign-up sheet for persons interested in forming a video club where photography, editing or even acting can be learned.

STREET TALK 's booth will be located upstairs across from Shear Magic & Gifts. The Vendors Fairs, for non-profits and civic organizations, are held on the first Saturday of each month at the Plaza.

Costs for production of STREET TALK is underwritten by Dave's Red Anchor Restaurant. According to Joyce and Leo Baldwin, other underwriters will be solicited as production progresses and as the focus of the program expands.

Examples of subjects for which public comments are welcomed: what you like about Ketchikan, the bridge to nowhere, the bridge to our future, the water, the school systems, state marine highway, road conditions, roads to the mainland (including Juneau), gas and oil prices, gas pipeline contract, Alaska's future, Alaska resources, fishing and hunting and Native American culture and art.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Joyce or Leo Baldwin at 247-1843 or e-mail baldwjoy[at]



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