By Jean Kennedy
Keeping it Real with Dr. Jean Kennedy
Starting in April, Keeping It Real will become a weekly show airing every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on KFCF 88.1 FM
The new format will feature “Keeping It Real with the Youth Corner,” co-hosted by Dallas Rivera, age 15. Rivera presents a youth perspective on such topics as “texting while driving.” As part of the Occupy Fresno movement, Rivera understands the need for change in our society.
Such topics as the ongoing warehousing of civil detainees at the Coalinga State Hospital will …[Read the details]
By Mike Rhodes
The management at the Fresno Bee, which is constantly vigilant for information that might upset its readers, banned the Doonesbury comic strip for one week last month. Not only did the Bee not print the cartoon, it was able to legally prevent the Community Alliance from printing it as well. In a March 17 editorial, the Bee claimed that it objected to the “tone” but not the content of the cartoons.
The Community Alliance, in an attempt to share the banned cartoons with its readers, contacted the syndicate that distributes Doonesbury and was told that the …[Read the details]
By Mike Rhodes
I spoke with Jerry Lee, the executive director of the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC), in mid-January about what Public Access TV is and how it will change the media landscape in this area. Get ready for the unveiling of the biggest free speech tool this community has ever seen.
Community Media Access Collaborative engineer Terry Dolph and Executive Director Jerry Lee inside CMAC’s control room.
Mike: Can you tell me what CMAC is and what Public, Education and Government TV does?
Jerry: CMAC is a nonprofit organization, and we are in …[Read the details]
This Web site hosted by KMJ shows the close relationship between the Fresno State Bulldogs and KMJ. Some members of the progressive community say that the “hate speech” heard on KMJ is not compatible with the values of an institution of higher learning like Fresno State.
In the 2010–2011 General Catalog of CSU Fresno, under the headline “Diversity,” University President John Welty wrote that Fresno State “is not immune to issues of racial intolerance or gender and sexual orientation intolerance that have surfaced across the country…As a university, we have the clear obligation …[Read the details]
The Community Alliance newspaper is expanding―printing more pages in color and adding a Spanish-language page―and going through some significant design changes.
Over the last three months, we have increased our circulation from 10,000 to 13,000 copies a month. This is largely a result of expanding into southeast Fresno with 20 additional newsstands. We have also started distribution of the newspaper in Visalia and Merced.
Kris McNew has done a great job on the design and layout of the newspaper since July 2005, but he is moving on to new adventures. Tim Savage, who is our Webmaster, and Mauro Carrera, …[Read the details]