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

29 November 2008

Episode 031... Tea Fire Citizen Videography

Community rises to overcome wildfire disaster
The Tea Fire ignited the early evening of Thursday, 13th Nov. 2008.
_ This episode of Off-Leash Public Affairs (OLPA) features 15 amateur and semi-pro short videos (of nearly 100 published) that document the first few hours of the Tea Fire Incident and its near-term aftermath. Some of these featured 15 short videos are edited quite well and all were posted at YouTube within a few days or hours following the peak of the fire incident. The video producer or YouTube user name is indicated for each.
_ Although an earlier report put the total at 231 homes, as cited in this video, this wildfire destroyed 230 homes in the foothills of northeast Santa Barbara and northwest Montecito, and more than 5000 people evacuated during the most active phase of the fire that Thursday night.
_ In this video, OLPA co-Producer David Pritchett also includes excerpts from the multi-agency news conference held at Santa Barbara City Hall Friday afternoon, 22 hours after the wildfire ignition. By then, the wildfire had not expanded much because the winds stayed calm, and officials were cautiously optimistic that fire containment would be soon.
_ Approximately 70 people participated in that Friday news conference. County Supervisors Salud Carbajal and Janet Wolf noted then how the community rose to the occasion with aid to Tea Fire evacuees, firefighters, and support staff. Janet Wolf concludes the video with remarks about her personal experience when her home and 426 others burned during the Paint Fire in 1990.

Watch the Video of this show!!
28:30 minutes. For the video hosted by The Google, select the Episode title atop this post.
TV-17 Replay Schedule
11/29/2008 10:00 AM Saturday
11/30/2008 08:00 PM Sunday
12/04/2008 08:00 AM Thursday
12/05/2008 12:30 AM Friday
12/06/2008 10:00 AM Saturday
12/07/2008 08:00 PM Sunday
12/12/2008 07:00 PM Friday
12/13/2008 10:00 AM Saturday
08:00 PM Sunday
03:00 PM Monday

11 November 2008

Episode 030... Will the New President Restore Our Liberties?

Change We Can Believe In?
Let's hope so.

__Remember the War on Iraq? With more than 4200 American military deaths so far, the war is still raging despite nationwide attention focused on the economic implosion. Remember how civil libe rties have eroded under the guise of national security that stretches or breaks even the new laws, including the USA PATRIOT Act? Those hasty laws still exist, but leadership from a new President could update them, or at least direct Federal officials to comply with the actual law about privacy for American citizens.
__This video was edited shortly before the election of Barack Obama, so it maintains a somewhat fake uncertainty about who will be the new American President. Recorded during the annual Santa Barbara Spirit of '76 Parade on Independence Day 2008, Bob Potter of Veterans for Peace and Ron St. John of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) remind us about the Iraq War and how the U.S. Government seems to be violating its own Constitution. These patriots are interviewed under the backdrop of the parade happenings.
__Playing often on TV-17 on the Santa Barbara Channels GreenScreen show of video shorts playing weekdays in the 6 pm hour, a 9-minute Short-Leash Subject from the parade also was produced, sans interviews and only featuring some music, WWII U.S. Army re-enactors, and a few climate-changing noisy cars.
__As a reminder of Our Liberties, this OLPA episode concludes with low-res video from the March 2007 Peace March held in downtown Santa Barbara to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of the start of Iraq War. Several additional short video files from that Peace March up State Street were recorded by OLPA Producer David Pritchett.

Watch the Video of this show!!
36 minutes. Includes bonus content (not in the TV replay version) of the ABC news story about illegal Government telephone surveillance of American military personnel, plus more video from the March 2007 Peace March in Santa Barbara. For the video hosted by The Google, select the Episode title atop this post.
TV-17 Replay Schedule
11/10/2008 Mon. 10:00 AM
11/12/2008 Wed.
10:30 PM
11/15/2008 Sat.
10:00 AM
11/16/2008 Sun.
08:00 PM
11/18/2008 Tue.
04:00 AM
11/22/2008 Sat.
10:00 AM
11/23/2008 Sun.
08:00 PM