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LOCAL VOICES MATTER

I certainly would not like to see the Worcester Telegram & Gazette be diminished in any way. Media convergence is happening everywhere and it is NOT in the best interest of local communities. What I see is an increase of corporate agenda and government propaganda. These pose serious threats to media democracy and democracy itself.

Internet, Wireless, and Cable giants are also merging and also forming spin offs that would literally redraw the map of cable services nationwide and again, not necessarily for the best interest of our communities or consumers. With less competition, comes less information,and less points of views, and the potential to influence your brain and spending, voting, and thoughts will be now in control of a very small few and WE ALL will have much less a “soapbox” to speak and share our point of view or to even hear any dissenting view or opinion.

While there are a lot of complicated layers to what is happening in these industries, and along with the added recent mergers and FCC rulings, the key concerns are the likely loss of competitiveness, and more importantly, the degradation of fair and unbiased access to venues to support the free and opened flow of news and information, the obvious decline of true media democracy, loss of local ability to influence higher spheres of society, a widening of the digital divide.

The last thing we need is for our voices and our community media programs to be muted. What would be left? Same high bills, same high taxes, and plenty of corporate and government propaganda to influence our thinking.

Who will be accountable for that?

Mauro DePasquale

 

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JAZZED UP weekend ahead

Catch my jazz trio “JAZZED UP” this weekend. Image

Friday, JUNE 14th at the STEAK LOFT at 369 West Main St, Northboro, MA at 7PM and also on Saturday, June 15th at RITUAL, 281 MAIN ST WORCESTER MA at 8:30 pm. Nominated best JAZZ act in 2013 and 2013 Worcester Music awards. If you love Buble, Sinatra, Bennett, Baker, Connick Jr., you will love JAZZED UP !

 

Up for some great jazz tonight?

Be sure to be at Luciano’s Cotton Club at 8PM for JAZZED UP Trio. You can catch Joe D’Angelo on bass, John Dollar on drums, and me at the piano. During breaks I will be available to talk about community TV if you like, but it may not be as fun as sipping on cocktails, dinning or dancing to sweet American Songbook jazz classics.

Jazzedup

April 15th and 29th Jazzed UP

That’s right. Jazzed Up trio performs April 15th and 29th this month at Union Station’s Luciano’s.
Be sure your taxes are paid and then come celebrate with us on the 15th.
In the meantime to hold you over enjoy our music online at Jazzed UP‘s website.
See you next week.
Enjoy the great weather.

JAZZ tonight with Joe DAngelo and Mauro DePasquale

PICO CANTO a duo made up of piano and guitar returns to FALZONE’s Restaurant tonight offering some American Songbook gems, starting at 8PM. Great summer meal specials too.
Falzone’s is at 306 Main St. Douglas MA (off rt 146)

Korean War Memorial to host Flag retirement Ceremony

Korean War Memorial to host a Flag retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, 2010 at 12 PM
Francis R. Carroll, Activities Chairman of the Korean War Memorial of Central Mass, Inc. has announced a flag retirement ceremony will be held at the Korean War Memorial site on Flag Day.

Please bring you old and tattered American flags for disposal.

In partnership with the Nam Knights of America M/C Central MA, the committee will conduct the ritualistic ceremony and the burning of flags. The event, coordinated with the Parks and Recreation Department, will begin at 12PM and last for about one hour. Captain Daniel J. Brennock, USN (Ret.) will lead the ceremony and cadets from the US Navy JROTC detachment at Quabbin Regional High School will provide a color guard. This is an educational event as well as a a civic duty. For further information contact Francis R. Carroll at 1-800-343-0939 , ext. 0111 .

Community Producer Survey at WCCA TV

WCCA TV has a new survey out to help them design the best possible studio upgrade. If you are a producing member or considering being a member, your input is important to us. I invite you to visit WCCA TV’s website and download the survey and sent it in to me in care of WCCA TV 415 Main , Worcester, MA, before May 14th. Thanks. You can even email the survey to me as well. Call the station for details. 508-755-1880