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Starting Monday, May 14, 2007 the Community Media Center will be operating on a reduced schedule, due to a funding interruption brought about by new Uniform Video Franchising legislation recently enacted by Michigan lawmakers. Because of this one-time funding loss, CMC is forced to reduce its total hours of operation by nearly 20 hours per week.
Patrick Brown, 14 years old, has been dropping into the MOLLIE office in the CMC Wealthy almost since we moved into place. He's used the Hot Studio to produce a Video Review show, composed music using SoundTrak and now he's written a Rap Poem about what it's like coming to the CMC Wealthy.
Comin' to this place it can make you real proud.
Come into the Mollie you can see just how.
Look at Mr. Steve
I don't never see him sad.
He teaches me good stuff
and to leave out the past.
Mrs. Gretchen over here lookin' real fine.
She keeps her head...
For a one week period this October, the FCC will be taking applications from community groups seeking to be issued a full power, non-commercial radio license. These licenses are available in limited numbers and only in areas with open bandwidth on the radio dial. Also, these licenses will only available for non-profit, community radio stations. The window for applying is only one week, from October 12th through the 19th, and this opportunity for full power licenses is a fairly rare event.
The American Psychological Association has released a new report looking at the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media is harming girls' self-image and healthy development. This report explores the cognitive and emotional consequences, consequences for mental and physical health, and impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image.
The U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005, passed by the U.S. Congress July, 2005, extended Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the U.S. by approximately four weeks. As a result, beginning in 2007, DST will start three weeks earlier on March 11, 2007, and end one week later on November 4, 2007. Unless certain updates are applied to your computer, it is possible that the time zone settings for your computer's system clock may be incorrect during this four week period.
For more information on how to prepare your computers for Daylight Saving Time, please...