A note from the Director
I’m musing about this town’s fascination with numbered days. We’ve got our First Thursdays, wherein our good friends at the Davis Odd Fellows host free live music at the Hall on Second Street. Then we’ve got 2nd Fridays, with the Art About downtown.
I’ve learned to love numbers, so here are some others I’d like to highlight:
1: Number of Picnic Day parades the KDRT contingent will march in this year. Be sure not to miss us April 16 on the route from the UC Davis campus through downtown.
3: Number of Live in the Loam radio programs recorded in the past month with appearances by Bob Woodruff, the Rev. Shawn Amos, and I See Hawks in LA.
14: Number of local non-profits we helped create short public service announcements during our annual PSA Day.
28: Number of years we’ve been doing local election coverage. DMA is ramping up to cover forums, record “Meet the Candidates,” and produce a live show on election night, June 7.
$692.77: Recent one-time congregational donation from the UU Church of Davis, in support of the work DMA does on media democracy and elevating voices outside the mainstream. We thank them!
$25,000: Dollars raised last year through our annual appeal and the Big Day of Giving. This money helps support KDRT, our local election coverage, and our youth media programs. Our annual appeal will go out the last week in April. Please consider continuing, starting or upping your support this year, because we can’t do this work without YOU!
DMA is delighted to be part of this wonderful community, and grateful for all the ways we’re co-creating it. Please read on for specific updates about our various projects.
Autumn Labbe-Renault, Executive Director