WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States will broadcast the offer the first episode of ‘GreenStream Wednesday’ on February 23, 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT, on the party’s Livestream channel.
The one-hour show will present Green news, interviews, video clips, and viewer participation.
The first show will feature interviews with Wisconsin Green leaders on the widely covered protests in their state against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan that would cut benefits and abolish collective bargaining:
• Tony Palmieri, serving in his fourth year as elected Green member of the Oshkosh City Council
• Amy Mondloch, Executive Director of the Grassroots Leadership
College in Madison and a long-time Green Party activist
• AJ Segneri, from Milwaukee, co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party
To participate in the ongoing discussion in the chat window during the show, viewers can log in to Livestream. Viewers can register for a free Livestream account by clicking on ‘Sign Up’ at the top of the page, but membership is not necessary to watch the broadcast. The shows will be archived on the Green Party Livestream Channel web site.
The Green Party produced a Livestream show on the night of President Obama’s Jan. 25 State of the Union speech, broadcasting the speech and hosting a simultaneous discussion of the speech in the chat window. The enthusiastic participation of party members and friends motivated the Green Party’s Media Committee, with the help of other Greens across the US, to offer a weekly one-hour show.
“Livestream is like a town hall meeting where you don’t have to raise your hand to state your opinions,” said Craig Seeman, Green professional streaming consultant.