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Vision Committee Seeks Path Forward

Eva Barrows - October 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Midpen Media with a new set of challenges to serve the community with relevant and valuable media opportunities during these difficult times. These challenges are not unique to Midpen Media; they affect cable access centers across the country. To get through this unprecedented time of declining revenues and empty studios, the Read More…

Meet UNAFF’s Documentary Filmmakers

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The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) went virtual this year, screening documentary films from 60 filmmakers online between October 15th and October 25th. The 23rd annual festival’s theme was “The Power of Empathy.” Midpen Media, a long time UNAFF partner, helped Festival Founder and Director Jasmina Bojic conduct a Zoom-based panel interview with three Read More…

Veterans Day Programming

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We will show a special block of television programs to remember and celebrate the selfless sacrifices of America’s veterans. Watch cable channel 30 on November 4th, 11th, and 18th to learn about the lasting legacy of our service members. World War II – Japanese Internment (1:30 PM) Japanese-Americans tell their stories of internment in California Read More…

Film Noir November

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This November, hunker down with us to watch darkly lit stories from mean city streets and deserted backroads unfold on your screen. We’ll delve into 1950s film noir where crooked cops meet private eyes looking to solve the crime and win the dame. Woman on the Run (1950) Friday, Nov. 6, 8:00 PM and Saturday, Read More…

Watch Our LIVE Election Night Coverage November 3rd

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Join us Tuesday, November 3rd, for live local election coverage. Midpen Media has partnered with Palo Alto Weekly to bring you the issues and races that matter most on the Mid-peninsula. Our joint coverage will broadcast live on cable channel 30 and on Midpen Media’s website, and stream live on Palo Alto Weekly’s YouTube channel.  Read More…

Voting Resources for State and County Elections

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The Midpen Media Center is an invaluable media production studio and outlet for local-level and statewide election voter information. This year, staff member Cathy Keys served as the Elections Program Producer and put her skills as a global project manager to good use. Karen Adams, Midpen Media Co-Director of Production Services supported Keys with her Read More…

Welcome our New Director of Development, Nicole McClain

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We are excited to welcome Nicole McClain to our staff as Director of Development. The newly-created position focuses on planning and coordinating Midpen Media’s fundraising activities. McClain will build a formal development program that includes the formation of major gifts and annual fund programs. She will look for ways to share our appreciation with donors Read More…

Happy Community Media Day!

Emily Parent - October 20, 2020

Today, October 20th, is Community Media Day: an annual celebration of voices that bring awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media that gives everyone a platform to have their voices heard. Midpen Media has been providing community media and free speech opportunities to Midpeninsula communities for 30 years, and we are so Read More…

Talking with Henrietta

Henrietta J Burroughs - October 18, 2020

Henrietta J. Burroughs, a local journalist, hosts this twice-a-month public affairs program, which focuses on local, state and national issues. Henrietta’s current show is called, Exploring Critical Issues with the East Palo Alto City Council Candidates   The above photo shows host Henrietta J. Burroughs, in middle photo top row, with the seven East Palo Read More…

A Moment Unbound Premiere

Eva Barrows - August 29, 2020

Be whisked away to 1933 Palo Alto at our virtual premiere of the short film, “A Moment Unbound: Adventures Through Time.” Join our live watch party Sunday, September 6th at 6:30 PM on Midpen Media’s Facebook page to celebrate with the cast, crew, and film supporters, or tune in through Zoom (Go to https://www.zoom.us/ Meeting Read More…