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It’s Live! Santa Barbara Teen News Network (sbTNN) Season 5 Episode 2

In this episode…

  • Inside sbTNN:  Cast members show what it looks like to produce sbTNN and explain why it’s great.
  • Rock and Roll Music Scene:  Ryan and Veronika interview up and coming 3-piece Rock band False Puppet from Santa Barbara, California. The band, comprised of Channing Peake and brothers, Tyler and Brennan Benko play three songs that will rock you.
  • Vocal Music Scene:  Exclusive interviews with contestants at this year’s Santa Barbara Teen Star singing competition
  • Teens Doing Good: Not quite teens, brothers Jake and Joe Mansbach talk about their new nonprofit Kids4Foodbank Club and inspire people of all ages to get involved.
  • Youth Health: Hear what SafeLaunch Co-Founders, Recovery Road Medical Center’s Dr. Joe Frawley, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, and other community members say about the importance of the SafeLaunch Art Show, “Portraits of Addiction and Hope”. The show is installed at the TV Santa Barbara Community Art Gallery through April 10, 2014.

Come See the Portraits of Addiction and Hope Portrait Show at TVSB January 15 – March 30, 2014

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In 2012, teen photographers from the SafeLaunch Media $500 Contest met with people in recovery at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, and read their stories. Teen artists then artistically interpreted the portraits and the stories. The message is loud and clear: Avoid early first exposure to alcohol and drugs.  As the poet-philosopher Noah BenShea says, “Addiction is a powerful teacher, but the tuition is your life.”

SafeLaunch is proud to offer the community a second look at these faces of addiction and hope. Through art and education, SafeLaunch offers new perspectives to encourage a shift in our attitudes, beliefs, and practices toward the disease of addiction. The time has come to prevent addiction where it begins 90% of the time… in early first exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

 “All of the participants have played an important role in raising awareness of the increased risk that teens have to addiction,” SafeLaunch co-founder Janet Rowse said. “The impact of the personal stories of the people in recovery who participated is evident in the art and photography by these talented students.”

Thursday, January 16, 2014
5pm to 7pm
TV Santa Barbara Multimedia Center
329 South Salinas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

View the invitation at this link: Invitation to the Reception, Show, and Tour