Our last video of the year “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” by Emma Richardson is a gift upon a gift to this community. As WPAA-TV Executive Director, I tell myself one great story is enough – Truth Be Told, it will be if the community embraces our last video story of the year. If you have … Continue reading Continuing Each Year
Testimony to PURA from WPAA-TV: In support of equity in service to our diverse communities about the method of funding for capital expenses associated with CT Community TV Equity and reasonableness within a system with embedded inequities are challenging and noble goals. In striving to achieve Goal #6 ‘applicant‐friendly and not unduly burdensome to the … Continue reading PEGPETIA Purpose, Equity and Reasonableness
We can be better but ‘Great Again’; them is slanderous words. When were our doors open so often, our schedule of programs so diverse, our rooms so filled with civic and creative use? Never. Our performance on nearly every possible ranking continues to trend upward sometimes doubling prior periods. Tell me exactly what is the … Continue reading better, but …
Seizing Opportunities It has been said that “we flex” for whatever, or whomever, walks in the door. In so many ways this is true and vital to our ability to serve. Essential to the success of our adaptive process is curiosity, impulse control, the ability to create space between thinking and re(action) and the checking … Continue reading We adapt to be relevant, but …
I want to introduce myself because I have been anonymous as a public person for decades and most of my days are currently the embodiment of Freeman P Quinn, 1st – Free Speech Ambassador and outreach personae for WPAA-TV. These past few days I have been pre-occupied with winning. I really hope that WPAA-TV wins … Continue reading Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Community memory is created in the exchange of story. Sharing. Listening, Asking Questions. Exploring a common bond. My 1st community still overshadows my current community with memories more fragile with each passing year. Through poem I explore dissonance, lack of connection and my barriers to having ‘Here‘ feel more like home. My roots: Windsor, CT … Continue reading Beyond Anonymous in a Storied Place
What are reasonable needs of a community of 45,000 in central CT for access to a means to create, distribute or merely view media in the public interest? The presumption of those legislatively enabling community media programs or establishing transparency guidelines has been: Reasonable need is determined based on dialogue between citizen advocates and providers, vendors … Continue reading R/Evolution: Community Media Moment to be, or not to be