The passing of our beloved Tuna Snider, WBTV-LP's first all station meeting, and a dozen media education classes.
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The world lost Dr. Alfred "Tuna" Snider last month—a scholar, champion of international debate, and power house in local community media.
His long running show, "Flashpoint," featuring the UVM debate team, was just short of the 500-episode mark. Flashpoint alumni recorded the final shows and they are now airing on VCAM channel 15 Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and our website.
Their final sign off? 
"The answer is more debate." - Tuna
[photo credit: Burlington Free Press]
"Small Talk" is a new shorts series from Let's Grow Kids.
It's a series of interviews with Vermonters about child care challenges around the state. 
Airing frequently now on VCAM channel 15 Tuesdays and on our website.


Maay Maay on the Mic
Check out this great Seven Days article, Maay Maay on the Mic: Somali Bantu TV , about Muktar and Mohammed's show, their recent win at the Alliance for Community Media's Northeast Video Festival, and how they got started making media.

WBTV-LP Burlington's All Station Meeting
Thursday, January 7, 6p.m. 
Where are we at with radio station building? What needs to happen in the next five months? What pens will the studio have? Come get answers and a join our community potluck. More info.

We blew past our end-of-year goal of $993 to establish the WBTV-LP Burlington station-building fund.
32 donors, raised $1,100 and counting!
Didn't get a chance to become a founding supporting member? Join now for just $9.93!
January Media Education

This month VCAM and WBTV-LP combine to bring you a great mix of classes and workshops:
  • VCAM Member Access Orientation  \ Saturdays, January 2, 16, & 30 at 11 a.m.
  • Intro to Digital Video Editing \ Saturdays, January 9 & 23 at 11 a.m.
  • Basic Camera \ Wednesday, January 20 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (VCAM membership required)
  • Fundamentals of Digital Cinematography \ Saturday, January 23 1-5 p.m. (VCAM membership required)
  • WBTV-LP's The Art of the Interview \ Wednesday, January 13, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • WBTV-LP's Audio recording, editing, and arranging with Audacity \ Thursday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • WBTV-LP's Burlington Radio Mingles \ Mondays, January, 11 & 25 at 5:30 p.m.-6:30p.m. (free, drop-in, and open to the public)
Learn more and register for our media education this month at
VCAM Programs
VCAM Programming Committee Meet Up January 11, 6:30 p.m. 
The VCAM programming committee's charge is to oversee programming policies, connect with producers and the community around positive and constructive content feedback, and more. In 2016, we are looking to expand this committee to include VCAM producers and members of the VCAM community.
Learn more
Bill's Brian: Those Near and Far Wars...
A new monthly blog post by VCAM Director of Media Services, Bill Simmon
"So I am old enough to remember a time before the Star Wars films existed, but young enough for the films to have utterly captivated me and transformed my fundamental view of films, fandom, and pop culture from an early, formative age."
Read more.
Producer Party 
Friday, January 29
If you submitted content to us in the last year, you will get an invite to our annual celebration of producers. Watch your email! Come see the highlights of community media from 2015, eat yummy food, and mingle with other media makers. 
Learn more.
From everyone on staff, we wish you a warm
and joyous start to the new year.

[From left: Seth, Bill, Eric, Elizabeth, Matt, Jim (in hood), Shaunese,
Wendy, and Llu (in googles). Behind the camera: Tyler].
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