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#SFCommonSense: Fourth Fridays with SF Commons

Public Access Television | Posted on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

By Naima Noguera, SF Commons Outreach Intern

Free expression is at the heart of public access television. As many of the Public Access Producers are longtime City residents, their accounts and memories of San Francisco and the changes that have occurred in their tenure here provide rich material for their shows.

This Spring, SF Commons staff launched #...

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Return of the Open Mic Night

Public Access Television | Posted on: Monday, March 30, 2015

By Naima Noguera, SF Commons Outreach Intern

For the superstitious scheduling a live television show for Friday the 13th might seem like a bad idea. But for SF Commons Producers, the return of the Open Mic Night was all the more memorable precisely because it took place on 3/13/15.

The free-form flow of the Open Mic Night is very much a part of the history of San Francisco Public Access television, and is a...

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SF Commons to PhillyCAM: Communicating Full Value of Public Access

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, March 20, 2015

By Anne Simmons, SF Commons Manager
 
When the federal mandate for public access was handed down by the FCC in the 1970s, it ensured access to equipment, facilities and timeslots for independent producers of local television programming. In keeping with the times, public access stations in 2015 are often offering more...

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SF Stories: A Shared Experience - Veterans

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, June 13, 2014

By Andy Kawanami, Program Manager

With support from the James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund, BAVC is working with local social service agencies to provide a series of digital storytelling workshops: SF Stories: A Shared Experience. Workshop participants learn digital storytelling from...

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War Gastronomy Live!

Public Access Television | Posted on: Thursday, May 22, 2014

War Gastronomy Live! is a cultural heritage archive disguised as a live food and cooking show.  Guests and comedians share stories and try to guess geographic trivia related to the foods they are experiencing.  This project is in collaboration with Eating Cultures the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and the Asian American Women...

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SF Stories: A Shared Experience

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, February 21, 2014

By Andy Kawanami, Program Manager

With support from the James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund, BAVC is working with local social service agencies to provide a series of digital storytelling workshops: SF Stories: A Shared Experience. Workshop participants learn digital storytelling from start to finish, and completing three-minute...

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100 Performances for The Hole

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, January 03, 2014

Now in its fourth iteration, 100 Performances for The Hole is a mini-marathon of time-based performance. Each performance lasts just two minutes and takes place in, around, in contradiction of, or is inspired by "The Hole," a 100-year-old former sand casting pit in the floor of the...

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VA recognizes BAVC with Golden Gate Bridge Award

Public Access Television | Posted on: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

By Jen Gilomen, Director of Independent Media

This morning we were honored to be part of a gathering of veterans and program staff at the San Francisco V.A. Medical Center, where BAVC was awarded a Golden Gate Bridge Award "for outstanding efforts in expanding social, leisure, or work connections within the community." Our work with veterans is through an ongoing partnership with the Psychosocial...

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Bye Bye Bullying

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, October 04, 2013

By Andy Kawanami, Program Manager
 
October is anti-bullying awareness month and the San Francisco District Attorney's office is presenting Bye Bye Bullying,  a video contest for middle school and high school students.
 
Cyberbullying is a serious problem affecting 52% of the students in the U.S.  It involves using technology, like smart phones and the Internet...

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SF Commons Open House

Public Access Television | Posted on: Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Come join SF Commons – San Francisco public access television, for our open house on September 6th from 7-8pm.

There are many ways to participate in SF Commons. Public Access TV is a great way to get involved with your local community and to learn digital media skills. Come tour our facilities, meet the staff and network with other producers.

For current SF Commons members there also will be an update on what’s new....

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