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This week on Local Television

Local author on ‘Sierra People’

Local author Matthew Stein talks about his new book “When Technology Fails” on the “Sierra People” TV show, beginning tonight. The book was written before the current energy shortage, but it accurately predicts it. More importantly, Matt outlines survival strategies for dealing with changes that affect food, water, shelter, energy, health, communications, and essential goods and services.

There was far too much material to cover in one show so there will be two shows. Part One begins a one-week run on Feb. 22 and Part Two begins a one-week run on March 1. “Sierra People” can be seen daily on Channel 6 of the USA Media cable system at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. This “Sierra People” show is guest hosted by local scientist, Richard Dahlquist.

New program for teens debuts

TTCTV Channel 6 has launched a new teen-oriented television program called “Kaleidoscope.” The format of the show varies from one-on-one interviews to round table discussion of current issues and opportunities of interest to local teens.

Marianne Bartley, a sophomore at North Tahoe High School, is hosting the program which airs weekdays at 9 p.m. and weekends at 9:30 a.m. on local Channel 6.

A segment on upcoming youth leadership programs will begin airing on Feb. 22 and will run through Feb. 29. Stacie Creps from the Jibboom Street Toastmasters and Douglas Taylor from Blue Tahoe Toastmasters explain the purpose and goals of their groups. The North Tahoe group is open to middle school students and the Truckee group encompasses both high school and middle school.

A segment on Aikido will begin running March 1 through March 7. Douglas Dale, owner of the Tahoe City restaurant Wolfdale’s and the newly opened Truckee restaurant Dragonfly, will showcase his considerable expertise in martial arts. Dale, along with Joe Calbrese and Alan Miescke, will discuss the merits of the sport and demonstrate choreographed moves.

Members of the public, particularly high school students, are encouraged to submit suggestions for future shows. Ideas can be submitted via E-mail to

Donner water issue explored

“Truckee Talks” hosts Maia Schneider and Ted Owens explore some of the issues surrounding the Donner Lake Water Crisis on the new program starting a one week run on Feb. 22.

Joining Maia and Ted in the discussion are: Peter Holzmeister, General Manager, TDPUD; Ed Taylor, engineer, TDPUD; Heather Milne, Del Oro Water Company; Paul Matluch, Project Coordinator and Bill Gustavson, Consulting Project Manager.

“Truckee Talks” is broadcast at 10 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 6 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday.

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