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For Wednesday

Affordable Care Act Panel

At this month's meeting of the 34th District Democrats, there will be a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act, including an update and discussion on how it impacts you.

Panelists include Emily Brice, Senior Health Policy Advisor at the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner; Janet Varon, attorney; Representative Eileen Cody (D-34, W. Seattle); and Lisa Plymate, MD.

34th District Democrats Monthly Meeting, Wed, January 8, 7pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Avenue SW, free 

For Thursday

Homegrown Food

Kurt Timmermeister bought a small farm on Vashon Island in 1991 and now, after running former Capitol Hill casual class-act restaurant Septieme, stays on the farm handmaking cheese from his own cows. 
This launch event for his latest book, Growing a Farmer, features a conversation with Timmermeister and Dan Savage, The Stranger's Editorial Director, a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing. 
The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal, Thu, January 9, 7:30–8:30pm, Town Hall (Great Hall, enter on Eighth Ave), 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

Your Online Reputation

Did you really think it was a secret that you spent an hour looking at cat videos on YouTube? Ever wonder if your eBay seller rate really matters that much? It turns out that your online activity is monitored, tracked, and affects everything from the ads you see on Facebook to how companies decide what you're worth—and Joshua Klein thinks you can use this to your advantage.

Hacker, TEDtalker, and writer, Klein will be at Town Hall discussing his new book, Reputation Economics: Why Who You Know is Worth More Than What You Have, and his ideas on connectivity and online reputations as the new currency.

Joshua Klein: Reputation and Your Online Footprint, Thu, January 9, 7:30–9:30pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Friday
CityClub 2014 Legislative Preview

Get a first look at legislators' top priorities for 2014's legislative session and what they mean for you.
Moderated by Public Radio Northwest News Network reporter Austin Jenkins and KIRO 7's Essex Porter, the panel features the legislative leaders from the state house and senate four corners: Rep. Dan Kristiansen (R-39, Snohomish) and Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-47, Covington) the Republican and Democartic leaders from the house side, and their counteparts from the senate sdie, Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-34, Maury Island) and Sen. Rodney Tom (D-48, Medina), the Democrat who sides with the GOP in Olympia and heads up the conservative Majority Coalition Caucus.
CityClub's 2014 Legislative Preview, Fri, January 10, noon–1:30pm, Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St, $55

Advance Notice

Future of Work and Technology

As technology advances, people worry (with good reason) that too many jobs will be lost to automation.

However, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, authors of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, have a different POV: that we can work with this technology to improve work environments and our economy.

Join Brynjolfsson and McAfee, along with Ramez Naam, technologist and CEO of Apex Nanotechnologies, for a discussion on the technological future of work and education. (Maybe they’ll let us know if Hoverboards are in the works? It’s almost 2015.)

Surviving the Technology Revolution, Thu, January 30, 7:30–8:30pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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