Off-Leash Public Affairs SCHEDULE

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OLPA replays at irregular times on cable TV, Channel 17, The Santa Barbara Channels. Enter search word LEASH at their Schedule of video replays.

Our show is in hiatus!
David and Cathy (especially her) have been a bit busy since 2011 with the ultimate in local public affairs....

29 January 2008

Episode 016... Hannah-Beth Jackson: State Senate Candidate

This episode features interviews with State Senate Candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson, talking with OLPA co-Producers Cathy Murillo and David Pritchett.

Since Proposition 93 failed on the Feb. 2008 State ballot, which would have allowed the incumbent State Senator (Tom McClintock) to run for even more terms in office, this legislative seat for State Senate District 19 will have no incumbent defending it during the Nov. 2008 election. Accordingly, the race is open and is expected to be one of the most expensive and contentious State Senate elections then, with Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson battling Republican Tony Strickland. They both are expected to have no difficulty in securing their respective Party nominations during the State Primary election in June 2008.

In this video, interview topics discussed with Jackson include health care insurance reform, off-shore oil development, sustainable urban planning, health care insurance reform, State budget crisis, Ventura County issues (including Rocketdyne), health care insurance reform, water quality legislation, her 6-year record in the State Assembly, health care insurance reform, and her expected Republican opponent.

The interview was recorded 27Nov.2007 at downtown Santa Barbara and 01Dec.2007 at Arroyo Burro Beach in Santa Barbara. The TV-17 replays of this video started 06Feb.2008 and replayed 18 times until 03Mar.2008.

SCHEDULE of the extra replays in addition to usual 4x per week replays
Friday, 02/08/2008, 08:30 PM --extra timeslot
Wednesday, 02/13/2008, 11:30 AM --extra timeslot
Wednesday, 02/13/2008, 9:30 PM --extra timeslot

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19 January 2008

Episode 015... Hillary Clinton at UCSB

When does a Town-Hall Meeting become a Raucous Rally??
The appearance at UCSB by a leading Presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was a little of both Thursday night, 17 January 2008. (The deliberately limited crowd of about 1100 was loud, but actually not that raucous.)

Although Team Hill called the event a "Town-Hall Meeting", the blaring Big Head Todd and screaming student supporters made this event a true rally with a few questions from the audience during the latter half. One up-close video post even called the event "town hall-esque" and local news coverage plainly called the event a true rally in their headlines.

HRC spoke for about 1:10 hours total for her stump-speechy remarks, honed a bit for a college audience with a theme looking forward 25 years about how great America would be if HRC were elected as President now.
photo by Paul Wellman
Perhaps as a counterpoint to OLPA episode 013 covering Barack Obama at SBCC, this regularly scheduled OLPA episode Hillary Clinton at UCSB debuted most quickly on Santa Barbara Channels (cable TV-17), less than a week after the HRC rally occurred at UCSB Pavilion Gymnasium at the newish campus Recreation Center.

This regular (28:30 minutes) Off-Leash Public Affairs (OLPA) episode only had time for about 2/3 of her introduction and initial remarks, but if HRC garners the Democratic party nomination another OLPA video certainly will be produced to include the audience questions and the HRC responses that expanded well into new topics not covered in her initial remarks.

An additional, future OLPA video production also would feature the comments, candidate preferences, and the spectacle of the crowd of at least 3000 people waiting outside to get into the gym, most of whom later were disappointed to highly irked that they did not gain admission. The Hillary campaign later apologized in a letter to Daily Nexus.

This OLPA episode Hillary Clinton at UCSB concludes with a short interview with former County Supervisor Susan Rose, who is a lead organizer for Santa Barbarans for Hillary, the local Clinton campaign organization. OLPA Co-Producer David Pritchett also interviews Kathleen Modugno, recent Board chair of Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County. OLPA episode 003 featured interviews with local Democrats on their wide preferences for Prez during July 2007.

This Hillary at UCSB video started playing on TV-17 on Wednesday (23Jan.) for 9 replays ending Monday (04Feb.), the eve of Super-Duper Tuesday. The TV-17 schedule for Hillary included an extra replay at 1100 on 25Jan. The Obama at SBCC episode also is replaying on TV-17, per the schedule outlined in its website entry.

As more than half the people in the gym that night seemed to have a camera, some other interesting videos up close from the floor are posted on the Internets, such as here and here and here.

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08 January 2008

Episode 014... SB News-Mess: Teamsters Endzone Dance

Encore Replays are Scheduled for TV-17 in February and March 2009!!
This scheduling compliments OLPA episode 035: Citizen McCaw World Premiere, showing concurrently on TV-17 and the original "film"production Citizen McCaw, showing on TV-21.
Encore Replay Schedule
02/24/200900:00 AM
02/28/2009 10:00 AM
03/03/2009 12:00 AM
03/10/2009 12:00 AM
03/14/2009 10:00 AM
03/15/2009 08:00 PM
_In what may become the first in a saga series about the Santa Barbara News-Press-Mess, this episode of Off-Leash Public Affairs (OLPA) helps to explain what the latest Decision by Federal Administrative Law Judge William Kocol really means in this saga that will not end.
_Journalistic ethics and standards ARE workplace conditions for newspaper employees and, therefore, are fully eligible to be subject to negotiations in a labor contract. Once that premise was confirmed by the Judge, everything else fell into place for how the Teamsters won, big time, and the News-Press lost in the 75-page Decision by the Federal Administrative Law Judge.
_To describe what is next for the Teamsters and to celebrate a bit with the community, 75 or so people were present on 02Jan.2008 for an impromptu news announcement and rally at Plaza de la Guerra, all announced on less than one day notice for the middle of a workday. As shown in this OLPA video, John Zant, News-Press writer for 38 years, likened the news announcement and impromptu rally to an endzone dance in the middle of a long game.
_This video includes snippets of the various speakers to the crowd and extensive interviews with legal experts and Teamsters unionists, including news writer Melinda Burns, Teamsters attorney Ira Gottleib, legal analyst Craig Smith, and Teamsters organizer Marty Keegan. Journalistic legend Lou Cannon also remarks to the crowd about how News-Press owner Wendy McCaw reminds him of the last days of the Nixon Presidency, when a simple apology could have reversed an impending institutional implosion.
_On 26Dec.2007, Judge Kocol released his legal Decision about the claim by the Teamsters labor union that 8 union members were illegally terminated from their positions as writers for the beleaguered and continually disgraced Santa Barbara News-Press. In this Decision, the Teamsters won, and Ampersand and its News-Press lost big. The prospects for an appeal by News-Press, and an appeal of what (actual or imagined), also are described in several interviews in this OLPA episode video.
_This latest chapter in the whole News-Mess is reported in many news accounts, such as by Santa Barbara Independent, Los Angeles Times, KEYT-TV, KSBY-TV, Santa Maria Times, KCLU-FM, and others. The rally and full remarks to the crowd by all the speakers are available in a video by local videographer Larry Nimmer in the latest installment in his ongoing series on News-Press-Mess. For those who prefer audio only, KCSB-FM radio news also broadcast the event, as recorded by KCSB News Director and OLPA Co-Producer Cathy Murillo.
_This video episode concludes with OLPA Co-Host David Pritchett reviewing the two Federal legal hearings where the Federal Judges found that testimony by News-Press editorialist Travis Armstrong and other News-Press representatives was --ahem-- less than candid and extremely embellished. Pritchett reads from the Decisions by the 2 Federal Judges and also calls out editorialist Travis Armstrong for his selectively peevish, repeated, and imagined allegations of ethical wrongdoing by some Santa Barbara City Councilmembers. Pritchett even researched the fabricated "Helene-Gate" with a 5-minute phone call and wrote up the actual facts in a news note at Edhat on 06Nov. 2007, which received more than 1000 reads with numerous comments posted in agreement. Despite that factual illumination, Travis Armstrong repeated his truthiness innuendo about that at least 3 subsequent times, most recently in an editorial column published 07Jan.2008, a full 2 months after his truthiness-laden scandal was exposed as the fiction it is.
_Of course, the faux-journalism practiced by Travis Armstrong is that if a lie is repeated enough it must therefore become true. Notwithstanding that, Armstrong and any other representative of what is left of the News-Press have an open invitation for a full, un-edited interview to be recorded on video for a future episode of Off-Leash Public Affairs.
_The TV-17 debut of this OLPA episode was on 09Jan.2008, and it replayed 9 times until 22Jan.2008, with an extra showing at 2330 hrs. on that 22Jan.
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