Marin TV Producers: Submit Your Work for the 2014 Hometown Media Awards!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has issued its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 30th — just over two weeks away.

The Hometown Media Awards honor and promote programs created for our local community television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

This year’s Hometown Media Awards will be presented at a dinner celebration on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. The Hometown Celebration is held during the Alliance’s annual conference which is attended by community media professionals, producers and advocates.

All of us at CMCM have been very impressed with the programs seen on Marin TV over past year - take this opportunity to show your work on a national stage! To submit your work, click here. Good luck to all!

Sesiones Informativas

El Centro de Medios Comunitarios de Marín (Community Media Center of Marin) y Los Servicios Comunitarios de San Rafael se complacen en anunciar las sesiones informativas en español acerca de los medios comunitarios qué se ofrecen en el condado de Marín. Las sesiones informativas, qué se realizaran al fin de Marzo y el principio de Abril, tienen la intención de informar a los residentes hispanohablantes acerca de los medios comunitarios y recursos qué ofrece el Centro de Medios Comunitarios de Marín.

En CMCM nuestro compromiso es a ofrecer nuestros servicios en una manera equitativa a todos los residentes, organizaciones, instituciones educativas y agencias gubernamentales de todo el condado de Marín. Los medios comunitarios se enriquécen con la participación de residentes de todos los orígenes y lenguas.

Ayúdenos a difundir la información acerca de las sesiones informativas qué se realizaran en el Centro Comunitario Albert J. Boro para hacer qué los medios de comunicación de la comunidad sean accesible para las personas qué no hablan inglés.

Miércoles 26 de Marzo de 7 a 9 pm
Sábado 5 de Abril de 2 a 4 pm
Admisión es gratis
Albert J. Boro Centro Comunitario

Member Mixer April

In an effort to improve the Member Mixer format, and prepare for a presentation in April, the March Member Mixer (scheduled for tonight) has been cancelled.

The April Member Mixer will feature Ken Smith, who will present his film "112 Years at the Ranch," followed by a Q & A session.

Mark your calendar and plan on attending this informative and inspiring event.

Sustainable Fairfax - Water Panel

CMCM is co-sponsoring a water conservation panel discussion organized by Sustainable Fairfax, Friday March 21, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
at the Fairfax Women's Club - 46 Park Road, Fairfax, CA.

Speakers on the panel include:

Lauren Hage, co-founder of Weaving Earth, discusses runoff as a resource
instead of a problem. Rainwater harvesting, berm and bioswales will be
covered.

Peter Waring, Home Energy Consultant, provides information on installing
greywater systems and ways to conserve water indoors.

Dan Carney, MMWD Water Conservation Manager, gives the latest update on
our reservoir levels, water usage, drought concerns and how to get free home
MMWD water consults.

Terri Fashing of Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
covers how to protect and enhance water quality in creeks and wetlands,
and discusses State water permit requirements.

Tony Mekisich, Marin Master Gardener and horticulturist, gives tips on
strategies for selecting and using plants for water conserving gardens.
Moderator: Liza Crosse, Vice President of Marin Municipal Water Board (MMWD),
representing Fairfax and surrounds.

New Workshops

We are excited to expand our digital media offerings for the new year. In addition to enhanced versions of returning workshops such as Screenwriting and Digital Storytelling, brought back by popular demand, CMCM will introduce brand new classes in Photoshop and DSLR Cameras. And for those who've always dreamed of directing, Academy Award winner John Korty will share information and insights in a three-part series "Becoming a Director."

Marin TV Focus - The Day We Fight Back

A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA's mass spying regime on February 11th. Dubbed "The Day We Fight Back", the day of activism was announced on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic passing of activist and technologist Aaron Swartz.

On January 11, 2013, Aaron Swartz took his own life. Aaron had a brilliant, inquisitive mind that he employed towards the ends of technology, writing, research, art, and so much more. Near the end of his life, his focus was political activism, in support of civil liberties, democracy, and economic justice. The protest is both in his honor and in celebration of the victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act two years ago this month, which he helped spur.

Participants including Access, Demand Progress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, Free Press, BoingBoing, Reddit, Mozilla, ThoughtWorks, and more to come, will join potentially millions of Internet users to pressure lawmakers to end mass surveillance -- of both Americans and the citizens of the whole world.

Hooked on Marin: Rock 'n' Roll

UPDATE: Marin County Rock 'n' Roll is available to Watch Now

You can also see the whole 2013-2014 Hooked on Marin lecture series with this online playlist: http://goo.gl/H76G0I

As part of the Hooked on Marin Speaker Series, rock historian and College of Marin Instructor, Richie Unterberger, gave a presentation on "Marin County Rock 'n' Roll Music History." The audience was also treated to a talk by Rock Journalist Ben Fong-Torres.

The Hooked on Marin speaker series is a community-based partnership comprised of Marin county public service agencies and educational districts collaborating to foster social, educational, and cultural enrichment opportunities in Marin. Video coverage is provided by the Drake High School Communications Academy in a partnership between CMCM and the Intel Computer Clubhouse. CMCM trained four separate multi-camera production teams to cover each of the talks.

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back

Net Neutrality has been the elephant in the regulatory room for over 10 years and our representatives have still failed to notice it. This lack of adequate protection has resulted in the court ruling today - the worst of all scenarios. Free Press has a petition/letter campaign launched - if this issue concerns you - take action here.

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back
Craig Aaron, January 14, 2014

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

Three judges in D.C. just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn't have to be.

The big news: A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order. This decision means that companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — which brought the lawsuit — are now free to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.

Marin TV Holiday Tour

We are excited to announce our Holiday Tour!

Marin TV recently visited the Marin Country Mart and Good Earth with a green screen and holiday hats in-hand, for Marin residents and visitors to spread their holiday cheer on the Community Channel.

We want to give a big THANK YOU to Marin Country Mart and Good Earth for letting us use your locations to feature the tour. We also would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to make it such a good time.

Watch the Holiday Tour on our Community Channel U-Verse 99| Comcast 26, Monday through Friday at 4PM. Click here to view the greetings on-demand!

The short promo will also be playing throughout the day on our channel, to see more show times checkout our online schedule at: http://cmcm.tv/community-schedule

Thanks Again!

Hooked on Marin - Trains: Past, Present & Future

UPDATE: This video is available to Watch Now

Join host Terry McGovern as this Hooked on Marin speaker event explores the county's railroading past. Marin historian Richard Torney takes a trip down memory 'track.' Then find out about the latest developments of the SMART system and what the future holds down the line.

Trains in Marin: Past and Future
7pm, Wednesday, Dec 4
Corte Madera Community Center

The Hooked on Marin speaker series is a community-based partnership comprised of Marin county public service agencies and educational districts collaborating to foster social, educational, and cultural enrichment opportunities in Marin. Video coverage is provided by the Drake High School Communications Academy in a partnership between CMCM and the Intel Computer Clubhouse. CMCM trained four separate multi-camera production teams to cover each of the talks.

http://www.hookedonmarin.com/