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Amanda Martin
About Me:
Amanda Martin was born and raised in Los Angeles, the daughter of a writer. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she returned to L.A. and has spent many years working in the entertainment industry in various capacities, including script reading. She currently works for the public television station KCET.
Favorite KCET Show:
SoCal Connected
My KCET.org Activities
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    Local Heroes Celebration 2014 is a special tribute, hosted by Val Zavala, that celebrates the extraordinary contributions of 12 outstanding community leaders.
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    Thomas T. Carpenter, Esq. was selected as an Honoree for the 2013 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. A former United States Marine Corps Captain who then turned to law,
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    Bea Cohen was 102 years old in 2012 when she was selected as an honoree for the Women's History Month for her more than 70 years of giving back to the United States and supporting the American military.
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    In 2013, when Harry Corre was selected as a Local Hero for Jewish American Heritage Month, the 90-year-old was serving as a patient advocate at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center and as a veteran service officer of the nonprofit organization, American Ex-Prisoners of War.
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    Army veteran Sgt. Joe Leal was a 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero, honored for his continued service to the U.S. Military. Founder of the Vet Hunters Project (VHP) (http://vethunters.org/), he still works for the army full time and has expanded the VHP.
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    Florencia Molina comes to community activism through personal experience: she is a Mexican national who became a victim of human trafficking in the Los Angeles garment industry.
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    At the heart of the Highland Park area of Northeast Los Angeles stands Avenue 50 Studio. And at the heart of Avenue 50 is Kathy Gallegos, its founder and director.
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    Nobuko Miyamoto is a 2013 Local Heroes honoree for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.It has been a busy year for the Artistic Director of Great Leap, Inc., a non-profit arts organization.
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    Janice Kamenir-Reznik is a 2013 Local Heroes honoree for Jewish American Heritage Month. "Over the past year, I have travelled twice to the Democratic Republic of Congo and to . . . "
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    Madame Sosei Matsumoto is a 2013 Local Heroes honoree for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She has continued to be actively involved in the teaching and demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony and has . . .
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    Dr. Samella Lewis is a 2012 Local Heroes Honoree for Black History Month. The National Black Arts Festival will be honoring Dr. Samella Lewis as . . .
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    Zane Buzby is a 2011 Local Heroes Honoree for Jewish American Heritage Month. "A lot of wonderful things have happened as the result of the KCET LOCAL HERO award . . ."
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    Shirlee Smith is a 2012 Local Heroes honoree for Black History Month. She writes that the major event she has been involved with since being awarded as a Local Hero is . . .
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    Bill Yoshisuki Watanabe is a 2011 Local Heroes Honoree for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. His retirement in June of 2012 was interrupted when . . .
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    Steven Llanusa is a 2012 Local Heroes honoree for LGBT Pride Month. Since then he has been elected president of the Claremont School Board and . . .
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    Ruett and Rhonda Foster are 2011 Local Heroes honorees for Black History Month. Since that time they have continued to speak out addressing gun violence, forgiveness and . . .
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    Beatriz Sarmiento is a 2008 Local Heroes Honoree for Hispanic Heritage Month, Since being honored, she has continued to work at . . .
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    Alejandro Morales 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Oscar Espinoza 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Oscar Menjivar 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Claudio Estrada 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Mia Lehrer 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Christine Gonzales 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Hector Villagra 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Jovanny Venegas 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Edgar Chavez 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Maria Carreira 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Xavier Reyes 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Ricardo Jose Pedroarias 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
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    Frances Moreno 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes Nominee
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  • Entry
    Local Heroes Celebration 2014 is a special tribute, hosted by Val Zavala, that celebrates the extraordinary contributions of 12 outstanding community leaders.
  • Entry
    Thomas T. Carpenter, Esq. was selected as an Honoree for the 2013 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. A former United States Marine Corps Captain who then turned to law,
  • Entry
    Bea Cohen was 102 years old in 2012 when she was selected as an honoree for the Women's History Month for her more than 70 years of giving back to the United States and supporting the American military.
  • Entry
    In 2013, when Harry Corre was selected as a Local Hero for Jewish American Heritage Month, the 90-year-old was serving as a patient advocate at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center and as a veteran service officer of the nonprofit organization, American Ex-Prisoners of War.
  • Entry
    Army veteran Sgt. Joe Leal was a 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero, honored for his continued service to the U.S. Military. Founder of the Vet Hunters Project (VHP) (http://vethunters.org/), he still works for the army full time and has expanded the VHP.
  • Entry
    Florencia Molina comes to community activism through personal experience: she is a Mexican national who became a victim of human trafficking in the Los Angeles garment industry.
  • Entry
    At the heart of the Highland Park area of Northeast Los Angeles stands Avenue 50 Studio. And at the heart of Avenue 50 is Kathy Gallegos, its founder and director.
  • Entry
    Nobuko Miyamoto is a 2013 Local Heroes honoree for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.It has been a busy year for the Artistic Director of Great Leap, Inc., a non-profit arts organization.
  • Entry
    Janice Kamenir-Reznik is a 2013 Local Heroes honoree for Jewish American Heritage Month. "Over the past year, I have travelled twice to the Democratic Republic of Congo and to . . . "
  • Entry
    Madame Sosei Matsumoto is a 2013 Local Heroes honoree for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She has continued to be actively involved in the teaching and demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony and has . . .