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News From Davis Media Access - June 2011

News from Davis Media Access - June 2011

DMA is the community media center for Davis and surrounding areas. DMA operates DCTV public access channel 15 and Educational Access Channel 17 (in partnership with the Davis Joint Unified School District), and low-power community radio station KDRT 95.7 FM. info@davismedia.org or (530) 757-2419 for more info. DMA is located at 1623 Fifth Street in Davis.

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2011 Community Access Preservation Act

2011 Community Access Preservation ActCAP Act Introduced in Congress

The Community Access Preservation Act (CAP Act) of 2011, H.R. 1746, was introduced in Congress on May 5, 2011, by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Steven La Tourette (R-OH).

Passage of the CAP Act will ensure continued operational funding for community media centers in states all across the nation.

The CAP Act:

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2011 Community Access Preservation Act

2011 Community Access Preservation ActCAP Act Introduced in Congress

The Community Access Preservation Act (CAP Act) of 2011, H.R. 1746, was introduced in Congress on May 5, 2011, by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Steven La Tourette (R-OH).

Passage of the CAP Act will ensure continued operational funding for community media centers in states all across the nation.

The CAP Act:

DMA: 

What's Your Story? DMA Needs Your Support

whatsyourstorySay “media,” and what comes to mind? The word encompasses so much, and all of it at risk. News outlets are struggling, public broadcasting is under attack, a free and open Internet is imperiled, and community media centers much like Davis Media Access (DMA) are closing their doors across the country.

DMA’s doors are, thankfully, open and accessible to all, but—we need you to help us keep them open with your support of DMA’s annual fund raising campaign.

Click here to donate online.

Between now and June 30, our fund-raising goal is $25k in support of DMA's many programs and services. Whether you participate, watch, listen or just value the fact that non-commercial community media exists in Davis, please contribute today. 

Here's some food for thought: what sets DMA apart and makes it such a valuable community resource, one worthy of your support?

LOWV Council Applicants forum ready to view

Davis Media Access  is now airing the "City Council Applicants Forum" on DCTV Channel 15 on the Comcast system and at Channel 99 on  AT&T's U-verse system. The League of Women Voters of Davis produced the program on Feb. 16 in Davis's Community Chambers. Recording was provided courtesy of City Media Services, which operates City Government Channel 16.

Moderated by LOWV Vice President Jean Canary, the forum features all 10 applicants as they respond to questions provided by the League and audience members. It runs approximately 2.5 hours. DCTV air times include:

            Friday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m.
            Saturday, Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m.
            Sunday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m.
            Monday, Feb. 21 at noon, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
            Tuesday, Feb. 22 at noon

The forum is also available on demand at http://dctv.davismedia.org. Due to its length, it is split into two parts.

DMA, which operates DCTV, is committed to coverage of local civic issues, and to making that content on local channels and online.

LOWV Forum on City Council Vacancy

The League of Women Voters, at the request of the Davis City Council, will host a Public Forum on Wednesday, February 16, to showcase each of the ten candidates to fill the current vacancy on the City Council. The Forum will begin at 7:00 pm in Community Chambers (23 Russell Blvd.) and will be televised on Government Channel 16 (and streamed on www.cityofdavis.org/media ). Anyone wanting to learn more about the candidates is encouraged to attend.

LOWV Forum on City Council Vacancy

The League of Women Voters, at the request of the Davis City Council, will host a Public Forumon Wednesday, February 16, to showcase each of the ten candidates to fill the current vacancy onthe City Council. The Forum will begin at 7:00 pm in Community Chambers (23 Russell Blvd.)and will be televised on Government Channel 16 (and streamed on www.cityofdavis.org/media ).Anyone wanting to learn more about the candidates is encouraged to attend.

Generation Digital

This column was originally published in The Davis Enterprise on Jan. 28, 2011.

What’s it like to be part of a generation that cannot recall what life was like before computers? I’m talking about kids who cannot fathom daily life without texting, Facebook, YouTube and online shopping, and who, I might add, feel rather sorry for those of us who can (and if you are reading this newspaper, chances are good that includes you).

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Meet the Applicants for Davis City Council 2011

The Davis City Council currently has one vacant seat, which the four existing council members will fill through a public appointment process.  Applicants must reside in and be registered to vote in the city of Davis and must submit a complete applicant packet by 5 pm on January 25, 2011 to the City Clerk.  As of the deadline, there are now 10 official applicants for the vacant council seat. 

The City of Davis has also asked Davis Media Access to record video statements by each of the applicants to help the public learn more about the candidates. 

These videos are available here: http://dctv.davismedia.org

The videos are also available here:

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Election-night schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 2

Watch live via realplayer at: http://media.city.davis.ca.us:554/ramgen/encoder/election.rm.

Davis Media Access will present live, election-night coverage from 8-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Hosts for the evening are community organizers Lea Rosenberg and Andrea Jones. The show will air on DCTV Comcast Channel 15 and be simulcast on KDRT 95.7 FM, the organization's low-power community radio station. A live stream of the program will also be available from a link at http://media.city.davis.ca.us:554/ramgen/encoder/election.rm, and the program will be archived afterward at dctv.davismedia.org.

"As it has done for more than 22 years, DMA highlights the local races and issues that are ignored by commercial broadcast media," said Jones, who also serves as president of DMA's board of directors. "We view this coverage as core to our mission of creating community through local media." Invited guests include those from the races for local school board and Assembly District 8, as well as seated members of the DJUSD Board of Trustees. A schedule of invited guests is below.

Voter education, election-night programming

Davis Media Access is airing a variety of local election-related programs now through Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Election programming, including candidate statements and a variety of local forums, airs on DCTV Channel 15 on the Comcast system in Davis, PEG Channel 99 on AT&T's U-Verse system, and is also available on demand at http://dctv.davismedia.org. Election content is aggregated and a Channel 15 schedule is also available at this link.