Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February at CTN

Hello, and welcome to CTN's a2ikog podcast, 
Keeping Ann Arbor in the Know, On the Go.
Thank you so much for joining us!
I’m your host, Rebecca Rhodes.
Love is in the air Ann Arbor! Can you feel its warmth amid all that snow?
I personally love just about any excuse for decorating and celebrating, but I know the upcoming holiday can get mixed reviews.
Well, no matter if the fourteenth leaves you annoyed, apathetic, or all atwitter, there’s something for everyone to love going at CTN this February!
Let’s take a look!
Saturday, February 5th, at 5 PM, on Public Access Channel 17, you can watch “Big Ideas Fest” in which community producer Pat McLaughlin documents this conference featuring cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education
Where can you find the music of Harper, The Macpodz, Dick Siegel, and The Brandos?  Right in your TV set on CTN Public Access Ch. 17.  Community Producer Dave Chappell brings it all home to you on his show, “Music from Top of the Park”.  Watch Friday, February 25 at 6 PM on CTN Ch. 17 

  Love is on the air and on the stove this Valentine’s Day, as Uncle Roy whips up a Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner for Two on the Northwoods Cooking Show.  You’ll learn how to make bacon-wrapped filet mignon, shrimp scampi, and chocolate fudge pudding cake.  Watch CTN’s Education Channel 18 Sunday, February 13 at 12:30 PM.
FYI is celebrating its 500th Episode on CitiTV Channel 19! We’ll take a look back at the people that have made FYI Ann Arbor’s News Magazine, including interviews with Gayle Friedman and Steve McCullough, Former Hosts of FYI.  To see this special anniversary episode, check out the “Video-On-Demand” portion of CTN’s website.
Conversations, Wednesday, February 9th, at 6:30 PM, on CitiTV Channel 19, will feature Andrew Brix, City of Ann Arbor Energy Programs Manager Talking about the City’s energy goals for 2011 and the 2011 Residential Energy Challenge.
Watch CitiTV Channel 19 on Thursday, February 10th at 8 PM for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2011. This program will feature Richard Glaubman, Author of Life Is So Good, the Story of George Dawson, who learned to read at 98 years young.
Tuesday, February 15th, on CitiTV Channel 19, you can watch The Ann Arbor Public School’s “Orchestra Night”, with participating schools including Clague, Forsythe, Tappan, Scarlett, and Slauson Middle Schools, along with Skyline, Huron, and Pioneer High Schools. Again, Orchestra Night is on Tuesday, February 15th at U of M’s beautiful Hill Auditorium. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear orchestras from eight local middle schools and high schools in this gala showcase event.
On Thursday, February 24, you’ll have the opportunity to call-in and ask questions of 3rd Ward Councilman Stephen Kunselman if you watch Ward Talk – LIVE at 7:00 pm on CitiTV Channel 19.
And don’t forget to watch the Sunday Game of the Week @ 12 pm on CitiTV 19. This month features Huron @ Skyline and Huron @ Pioneer, girls basketball, PLUS Pioneer @ Skyline and Huron @ Pioneer, boys basketball.
Why not start a new Valentine tradition and show yourself a little love this year?
Taking a free class at CTN is the perfect romantic gesture to indulge your ingenuity and invest in developing your talent and creativity!
It’ll give you a chance to get out there and meet a few friendly Ann Arborites. Plus, you’ll leave with that extra boost of confidence that comes from experience in the wonderful world of television. And did I mention it’s free?
Our next Preview class is Monday, March 7th at 6 PM.
For those of you who have already taken the Preview class, we’ve got several opportunities coming up to expand your technological knowledge and prepare you to get your vision on the air.
There is a Remote Class starting Monday February 14th, from 6 to 9 PM and continuing on through Tuesday and Wednesday of that week.
Our Final Cut Express Edit Class starts Monday, February 28th, from 6 to 9 PM, continuing on through the next two days as well.
The iMovie Edit Class begins Monday February 7, with the second and third required sessions occurring on the 8th and 9th all from 6 to 9 PM.  
And the next Studio Class will occur on Monday, March 7th, 8th, and 9th, all from 6 to 9 PM, plus an optional studio shoot to give you a chance to put your newly acquired skills into action!
In all classes all three sessions are required in order for you to earn your certificate.
Free classes? Getting to learn the skills to work in a real television studio? What are you waiting for? Give us a call today at 734-794-6150.

Just a heads up, CTN offices will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 21. So spend that time you would’ve spent in studio relaxing and honoring the memories of those forefathers who helped make us the nation of free communication that we are today.
And don’t forget to visit that website for information about what is going on at the center of Ann Arbor’s Community Communications, CTN: at a2gov.org/ctn.
Also, feel free to find the a2ikog podcast and CTN on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube—we love whenever you drop by, in person or online, and we love your feedback!
On behalf of everyone at CTN, have a delightful, delicious, and delovely Valentine’s and President’s Day! We look forward to seeing you around the studio and on the air!
Once again, thank you so much for listening to CTN’s a2ikog podcast!
I’m your host, Rebecca Rhodes,
Keeping Ann Arbor In the Know, On the Go.

Vintage Valentine's Graphics Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy