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Election programming available through Davis Media Access

By From page A7 | April 22, 2014

Davis Media Access has produced or recorded a variety of programs related to the June 3 election.

DMA is Yolo County’s nonprofit community media center and operates DCTV public access Channel 15, DJUSD Educational Access Channel 17 and KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM.

“Coverage of local elections is core to DMA’s mission of strengthening community through media, and a partnership benefit we offer to our city and community,” said Autumn Labbé-Renault, executive director. “We’ve been proud to offer this free community service for more than 25 years.”

Programming to date includes:

* “Meet the Candidates” for a variety of local and regional races. Candidates were invited to present a statement of up to five minutes in length and were recorded under equal conditions. The programming is presented as a block on DCTV and U-verse, while individual segments are available for viewing and sharing online.

The link for all of DMA’s election programming is http://dctv.davismedia.org/elections-2014.

Programming is sorted; clicking on each item will take the viewer to thumbnails of for all segments for a give race or ballot issue. Clicking on a thumbnail will open a segment in YouTube, where the programming can easily be shared or embedded.

“Meet the Candidates” airs at the following times on DCTV Channel 15 on Comcast in Davis, and will continue to air through June 2: 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8-9:30 a.m and 10-11:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays.

The programming block features candidates for Davis City Council, Yolo County clerk-recorder/assessor, Yolo Superior Court, Yolo County Supervisor District 1 and the 4th Assembly District.

* DMA also produced pro/con statements for Davis Measures O (sales tax increase) and P (water rates). The program will air this week at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday; 11:22 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday; 3 p.m. Friday; 9:22 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 10 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

These statements will continue to be aired through June 2, and will remain available online.

The following election forums are also available. They have been airing on DCTV and are available online at the same elections link:

* Assembly candidates forum: Sponsored by the Yolo Alliance for Healthy Aging, and recorded by DMA on Feb. 22 at the Davis Senior Center. More information at yolohealthyaging.org.

* Judicial candidates forum: Sponsored by the Vanguard Court Watch and recorded by DMA at the Stephens Branch Library on March 23. More information at davisvanguard.org.

Additional voter education programming is expected in the weeks leading up to the election. DMA also will produce a live Election N show beginning at 8 p.m. June 3.

For more information about DMA, visit http://davismedia.org or call 530-757-2419.

Enterprise staff

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