Car Donations Benefit KDRT

The Center for Car Donations processes donations of used vehicles (running or not) with a large portion of the proceeds benefiting KDRT. If you'd like more information, please visit here, and be sure to designate KDRT as the beneficiary.

Community Events

Cool Davis invites the public to hear Kathleen Dean Moore on The Moral Urgency of Climate Action…Because It’s Wrong to Wreck the World.”

In a talk that is equal parts anger and love, Writer/philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore speaks about the nature of change and calls us to radical truth-telling and courageous citizenship. Friday, March 6, 2015, Reception - 6:30 pm, Program at 7:15 p. Veterans Memorial Theater (203 E. 14th St. in Davis). Fee; Suggested donation of $5-10 includes reception.

A Note From the Director

Some days I pause and think, “10 years? Has it been 10 years?” It has been 10 years! In September, Davis Media Access (DMA) kicked off a yearlong celebration of KDRT-LP 95.7 FM’s 10th year on the air. That decade has brought much growth and change, and some growing pains. These days, there’s a renewed spirit of excitement about radio in general, and KDRT specifically. We’re pleased to welcome a new batch of programmers, thrilled about the growing collaboration between the KDRT and DCTV studios, community programmers and local musicians, and bouncing around ideas for some benefit concerts to properly celebrate this milestone. Looking forward to sharing specifics next month.

Also hitting the 10-year mark is the work being done by Jann Murray-Garcia, Kevin Williams and others within the Davis Joint Unified School District. Last fall, DMA recorded the 10-year Equity Luncheon. We’ve paired that with some other programs related to the work coming out of the Race & Social Justice class at Davis High School, and collected it here.

Also airing on DCTV and up online currently is this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, held last month at The Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis.

I hope you enjoy this month’s look at locally produced content, and opportunities to learn new skills through your community media center.

Yours,

Autumn Labbe-Renault

Executive Director

Save the Date

Tuesday, May 5 is the BIG Day of Giving in the Sacramento Region. DMA will once again participate in this 24-hour geared at growing online philanthropic giving. We learned quite a bit through our participation last year, and are hard at work on ways to make this year even more fun and engaging. You can find out more about the overall effort at http://www.givelocalnow.org, and we’ll be posting regular updates as well.

Upcoming Workshops & Orientation

Orientation: DMA asks all new participants to attend a General Orientation.   These 1 hour sessions happen the third Tuesday of every month, and include some history and background, examples of media produced, and a tour of the facilities. The date for March is the 17th, from 6:30-8pm. Anybody is welcome to attend an Orientation, but to use the facility regularly, you need to live, go to school, or volunteer at an organization in Davis, California.   DMA does not charge for the use of our equipment and facilities and attending a General Orientation is the first step for getting involved.  Sign up for the next General Orientation here.

Workshops: Coming up quickly is Social Media for Parents (March 18). Dates also available now for summer’s Kid Vid Production and Animation camps.

Fees and registration deadlines apply.  See our workshop calendar for more information.

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