This week’s Local TV |

This week’s Local TV

AIDS benefits on ‘Truckee Talks’

This week, “Truckee Talks” host Maia Schneider will spotlight representatives of the Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride in a discussion about AIDS.

Joining Maia in the discussion are Sherilyn Laughlin and Barbara Kramen-Kahn, both riders in the seven-day bicycle ride across Montana to fund research for the AIDS vaccine.

AIDS has claimed the lives of 18 million people worldwide. Thirty-four million people currently have AIDS and 50 million will be infected in the next 20 years.

For more information log in to, call 582-2310, or watch “Truckee Talks.”

“Truckee Talks” is broadcast on Truckee-Tahoe Community TV’s Channel 6, on the USA Media cable system, at 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. This show begins a one-week run tonight, May 3.

‘Sierra Spirit’ on living with bears

“Sierra Spirit” host Marianne Bartley will interview members of the Bear League regarding plans for the upcoming spring and summer bear season.

The Bear League (530-525-PAWS) is seeking cooperation from the community in eliminating attractants that routinely lure bears into inhabited neighborhoods. The group is actively involved in educating the public regarding local bears and alternative means of deterring errant bears to avoid destruction.

Information will include details about a training session to be held on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9 a.m. at Harrah’s in South Lake Tahoe.

The Bear League segment of “Sierra Spirit” will air at 8 p.m. nightly and at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, from May 3 through May 9. Members of the public are encouraged to submit suggestions for future shows. Ideas can be submitted via E-mail to

Work with Placer county sheriffs

On the next segment of “Kaleidoscope,” a teen-oriented television program that airs on TTCTV Channel 6, Deputy Roy Richner will discuss the merits and rewards to be found through membership in Placer County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Post 244.

The Explorer Program offers local high school students the opportunity to work with law enforcement. Two local students, Dan Bagan and Nick Hunter, share their experiences as Explorers and encourage local youth to consider the benefits of participating.

The Kaleidoscope segment will air at 9 p.m. nightly from May 3 through May 9. The show also airs at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Members of the public are encouraged to submit suggestions for future shows. Ideas can be submitted via E-mail to

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