Since Spring 2005, volunteers from the
Hartford Independent Media Center have conducted interviews and
created a weekly public affairs program - RadioActive. The
show - produced by Kevin Lamkins, David Rozza, and Kerri Provost
- airs every Wednesday at noon on WWUH.
Did you know that on May 1st, 2006, 150 students
walked out of Conard High in West Hartford to support immigration
rights? You may have seen about a minute of sound bites and out-of-context
video clips on the evening news, but RadioActive aired a full 30
minutes on the event. Instead of staging phony press conferences,
Hartford Independent Media Center volunteers spoke with students
at various points along the route from the high school to the West
Hartford Town Hall.
This is just one example of the kind of
reporting that RadioActive has aired over its first year. That's
right-RadioActive is now celebrating its one-year anniversary on
In recent months, we have brought footage
from various pro-immigration, labor justice, and anti-violence protests
to WWUH listeners. On other shows, we have featured interviews with
animal rights advocates, an instructor from the Community Partners
in Action Prison Arts Program, a constitutional law professor about
abortion rights, members of the Institute for Community Research,
and Peter Goselin in response to the Freedom of Information Act
and Domestic Spying, just to name a few.
If you know of a locally focused news story
that needs proper media coverage, why not get in touch? For comments
or ideas, contact Hartford Independent Media Center volunteers-producers
of RadioActive at hartfordimc.org.
RadioActive airs every Wednesday on WWUH at noon.
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WWUH: Program Guide 2006