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Events for the week of May 25th

Peter Himmelman's Furious World
Starting at 7pm PST on Tuesday, May 26th, musician Peter Himmelman will be streaming his show, “Furious World”, here. You can tune in every Tuesday at 7pm PST to catch his show!

On Wednesday, May 27th, starting at 10am PST, tune in here to watch Chuck and Josh live as they stream their show, “Stuff You Should Know” from

Starting at 7pm PST on Thursday, May 28th, Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook, Steve Grove of YouTube, and Chris Sacca, ex-Googler and a Twitter investor will be speaking at Startup2Startup. They will be discussing the role of the Internet and how social media is used in government and democracy. Watch here.

On Friday, May 29th, starting at 6pm PST, and again at 6pm PST on Saturday, May 30th, OTBnTV will be broadcasting the final two days of the VNEA International Championships, live from the tournament floor at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Catch all of the action here.

Starting at 5pm PST on Saturday, May 30th, Compute-Ability will be doing a live RollBackRX Giveaway and Demo. Users will have the chance to win RollBackRX software,
as well as 50% off coupons, by tuning in here.

Finally, on Sunday, May 31st, tune in here to check out X17’s live footage from the MTV Movie Awards!

Ustream Wins Webware 100 Award in Photo and Video Category

Webware 100

We’re thrilled to announce Ustream is a winner in CNET’s 2009 Webware 100 Award in the Photo and Video category. The Webware 100 Awards recognize the best of Web 2.0 apps as determined by CNET readers and users. This is the third year we have won this high honor and we appreciate the support of our entire community that helped make this happen.

Nearly 630,000 votes were cast during the voting this year. For information about the award and a full list of winners, click here.

Live Web Chat with Joshua DuBois, President Obama’s Director of Religious Affairs; and other events for the week of May 18

Religious Life in the Obama Era: 5/20, 7pm PST
Religious Life in the Obama Era
Starting at 7pm PST on Wednesday, May 20th, Speaking of Faith’s Krista Tippett will be holding a live conversation with Joshua DuBois, head of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, former associate pastor, and President Obama’s campaign Director of Religious Affairs.

Their conversation will focus on the changing face of religion in the United States under the Obama administration. Following the conversation will be a Q+A session, moderated by Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute, with pre-show music provided by Robert Bell and David Stenshoel.

Tune in live here.

Three great events are all happening on Monday, May 18th. At 3pm PST, Museum 2.0 exhibit designer Nina Simone will be giving a lecture in the Baird Auditorium of The National Museum of Natural History. Watch it here.

Starting at 4pm PST, Valerie Waters will be launching a live stream of her program, “I Want My Bikini Body!” Tune in to catch Rachel Nichols, star of the upcoming GI Joe film, who will be calling in as a special guest! You can watch it here.

Country music artist Whitney Duncan will be streaming her show, “Whit’s Wit”, starting at 4:30pm PST. Tune in here to watch and participate!

Later this week, starting at 5:30am PST on Wednesday, May 20th The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will be streaming a day-long symposium entitled “Beyond the Obituaries: Success Stories in Ocean Conservation.” The symposium will include short presentations on everything from sea turtles rebounding in Central America, to pollution clean-up on the Black Sea. Be sure to check it out here.

On Thursday, May 21st, starting at 6:00pm PST, Alfred.TV will be doing an interactive webcast to raise money for a children’s hospital. Watch and participate here.

Beginning at 9:30am PST on Saturday, May 23rd, and continuing on Sunday, May 24th, you can tune into live coverage from the Jones Beach Airshow. Catch all of the action here!

Alice @ 97.3’s “The Sarah and Vinnie Morning Show”; Live Webchat with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein; and other events for the week of May 11!

Your Best Birth

In celebration of the launch of their new book “Your Best Birth,”which examines the subject of birth in the United States, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein will be streaming live from Ricki Lake’s house on Wednesday, May 13th at both 4pm PST and 7pm PST Tune in here. To ask Ricki and Abby questions about “Your Best Birth”, e-mail advance questions with your name and the webchat you will be watching to or sign up here and ask questions during the live chat!

We also have many other great events happening this week that you won’t want to miss!

Starting on May 8th, and running through the 16th, OTBnTV will be doing a live broadcast of the BCA Pool League’s National Championships from the tournament floor at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Catch it all here.

From Wednesday, May 13th at 11am PST, through Sunday, May 17th, the Mecum Car Auction will be brought to you live from the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds. See who takes the top bid here.

Friday May 15th, starting at 9pm PST, Ryan Ray and his intuitive co-host will be broadcasting inspiring content on “Wake UP! Explore Your Passion”. Tune in here.

Watch as pianist Gonzales attempts to break the Guinness Book record for the longest continuous piano concert, starting at 3:30pm PST on Saturday, May 16th. He will be attempting to play for 27 continuous hours, and you can catch it all here.

To round-off the week, on Sunday, May 17th starting at 5pm PST, award-winning actor and comedian Kevin Pollak will be doing his weekly video talk show, which can be seen every Sunday. He interviews celebrated actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe. Be sure to check it out here.

And finally, for some entertaining daily streams we recommend the following:

“The Sarah and Vinnie Morning Show” on Alice 97.3-Every day, Monday through Friday, “The Sarah and Vinnie Morning Show” will be streaming live from the station, from 5:30-9 am PST. Check it out here!

Tech Crunch Office Cam-Feeling voyeuristic? Why not check out all of the happenings at the Tech Crunch Office.

Furless Friends-Catch up with Scarlet No Haira and the rest of the hairless cat gang here.

Shiba Inu Puppy Cam Wins People’s Voice Webby Award

Webby Awards

The Shiba Inu Live Puppy cam was crowned today the People’s Voice Award winner in the Viral category for the 13th Annual Webby Awards! Congratulations to the Shiba Six, Mr. and Mrs. SFShiba and the Ustream community who cast votes for the puppy cam. Your voices were heard!

Competition was stiff, as there were more than 500,000 votes cast for all of the People’s Voice Awards, and nearly 10,000 works entered from all 50 U.S. states and over 60 countries throughout the world.

Ustream celebrates the Shiba Inu Live Puppy Cam for being the best Viral video of the Web!

Jonas Brothers live web chat, and other events for the week of May 4

Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers will do a live web chat powered by Ustream on Thursday, May 7, starting at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. They will celebrate their new album release with a series of upcoming webchats featured on Facebook. To watch, go here.

Get into the Cinco de Mayo spirit on May 5 by tuning into Mexico’s Presidencia de la Republica live newscast aqui (that’s here, for all of you non-Spanish speakers)!

7 Minutes
Wednesday, May 6 starting at 10:30 am PT, join in for a 7 Minutes to Reinvent the Internet event. This event will feature seven prominent thought leaders, each speaking for seven minutes about the future of online advertising. Catch the discussion here.

For some fun animal cams, we recommend:

Mole Cam: Tales from the underground- Check out the mysterious life of moles!

Termite Cam- They’re creepy, crawly, and you can tune into the eusocial action here.

Naked squirrels- Real squirrels hanging out on a porch in Santa Monica, California. See it all unfold here!

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