Howell at the Moon STORIES TO AIR ON PBS

 Two new stories written, directed and edited by Jamie Howell are airing in January on KCTS9, Seattle's PBS station (and KYVE in Yakima, Wash.). The segments are part of "PIE", a program featuring stories about Northwest arts and culture. Howell signed on in 2013 to produce a series of pieces from the east side of the state. The broadcast times are listed below. The segments will also be available online at

"Hip Hop Horses" Monday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.

(featuring the Pegasus Project, an equine therapy center in Yakima)

"Moondoggies" Monday, Jan. 13 at 10 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.

(featuring a house show in Wenatchee, Wash.)

"GEE WHIZ: The Apples of Grady Auvil" tells the story of the guru, saint, sage and occasional pain-in-the-appleseed, Grady Auvil, the pioneering orchardist who brought the likes of the Granny Smith apple, the Rainier cherry and the Fuji apple into mainstream production in the United States.

"TOM MATHISON: The Growing Season" is the biography of the much-loved, hard-working family man who, through perseverance and a willingness to take big risks, founded one of the largest tree-fruit companies in the world, Stemilt Fruit.