Kinde Next| Storytelling Matters


I thought about writing a memoir three time. The first, Kindle Next, would have focused on my introduction to advocacy work predominantly during my VISTA enlistment. Rich In Mercy was to be about a life derailed by mental illness and a spiritual rescue. Unfortunately, that untold story was more like a tested hypothesis that does … Continue reading Kinde Next| Storytelling Matters

About the funding and the service: Lessons from Vermont


Vermont’s Community TV system is similar to Connecticut’s. The same Federal laws apply and the basics about PEG are universal. In 1995, CT modified the PEG underwriting and regulator management. CT was one of the first states to move to statewide franchising. This benefited the cable providers enormously had as left much of the provision … Continue reading About the funding and the service: Lessons from Vermont

Civil Rights & MLK: Remembrance and Media


Excerpt Citizen Media Maven _ The Life Real change requires risk and going against the status quo. It comes with discomfort and sometimes confrontation. It might be a cruel illusion, but I live every day guided by You were put here for a reason the belief that community TV in a suburban community near the city of … Continue reading Civil Rights & MLK: Remembrance and Media

Our Bones Are Good – What Is Next


Our Bones Are Good | The governance team has spent the past decade on barn-building. They focused on the property acquisition, renovation and installation of technology tied to the mission. In 2020, we are pivoting toward long term sustainability of the operation. The infrastructure of people and finances and the connection between both. This may … Continue reading Our Bones Are Good – What Is Next

Our Spiritual Communities Inspire Me


A Tradition of Service WPAA-TV has done its best to carry on our decades-long tradition of sharing faith community services as TV with the homebound. With COVID-19 many more are homebound. Same Day Sunday #NowMoreThanEver Since social distancing became a way of life, WPAA-TV expanded its commitment to local faith communities to share their worship … Continue reading Our Spiritual Communities Inspire Me

Who is watching?


Ironically, our TV audiences are basic cable subscribers for which we have no data: no totals, no demographics, and therefore no context such as “What percent of subscribers are basic cable only?” Individuals that can afford cable packages are highly unlikely to be our viewers because they choose to pay for entertainment channels that they … Continue reading Who is watching?

Our Bones Are Good Internet Connected World


In an Internet connected world, can or should Community Access TV, as we know it, be sustained? Yes and No. Everything this experiment in democracy has at its core remains a vital part of sustaining democratic communities: building community through the production of ideas, opinions, stories, news, information and/or performance while valuing free speech, individual … Continue reading Our Bones Are Good Internet Connected World