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CMCM at the Marin County Fair

The Community Media Center of Marin made its first-ever appearance at the Marin County Fair.

Watch highlights from the fair including an interview with Executive Director Gabriella Caliccio; go behind-the-scenes at the STEAM Carnival; get up close and personal with fair performers; and more.

Mexican Arts Festival

Saturday, June 21
San Geronimo Valley Community Center

Marin TV Producers: Submit Your Work for the 2013 Hometown Media Awards!

All you talented creators of Marin TV programming, listen up! The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has issued its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. The submission deadline is Thursday, February 28—just two weeks away.

A Glimpse of Marin’s Future through the "OWL"

A novel approach to understanding the localized impacts of sea level rise along Marin’s bay shoreline will be launched in southern Marin on May 21, 2015. This pilot project will be located along the Mill Valley-Sausalito Multi-Use Path, at Almonte Boulevard and will remain in place until August 10, 2015.

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.

Soleil Dakota

How long have you been a member of CMCM?.

2 years

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:.

Musical Medicine with Soleil Dakota

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:.

Each show I perform an original song and interview a special guest.
I choose a song related to the topic of my guest interview. The show
is inspiring, educational and entertaining.

Where were you born? .

I was born and raised in South Dakota

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?

My profession is songwriting. I have a catalogue of songs I co-wrote with Grammy Award-winning producer Narada Michael Walden. Artists I’ve written for include Diana Ross, Al Jarreau, Ray Charles, and others.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

I became a member of CMCM because one of my mentors planted a seed. He said, “Soleil, go to your local public TV station and sing to people and your life will change.”

What is your favorite part of TV production?

The actual live taping is the most fun.

What is your least favorite part?

CodeFest - Code for Marin

Join us for a brand new CodeFest series!


Thursday, February 5th 6-8pm
San Rafael Public Library - RSVP


Thursday, January 8th 6-8pm
San Rafael Public Library - RSVP

Bay Area Journalist & Filmmaker Saul Landau Dies

Marin TV mourns the loss of Saul Landau, one of the country's most important and influential documentary makers. Saul's work inspired generations of young filmmakers to explore documentary production in the pursuit of truth and justice, his spirit and guidance will be greatly missed. We have been fortunate to feature Saul's work on the channels in the past and he personally screened two of his works to the community in San Rafael in recent months. Our sincere condolences to his wife and family for their loss.

Journalist & Filmmaker Saul Landau, 77, Dies; Chronicled Cuban Revolution For Decades
source: Democracy Now!

Support CMCM! Watch Women's Soccer!

June 5, 2015, 6:30pm @ Redwood High School
Support CMCM and get great entertainment at the same time!

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.

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