Posts tagged ‘Atwater’

June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM) & Sunday (2 PM), May 25 & 26, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Host Kim McMillon interviews Megan Segarra, a filmmaker in New York, and founder of a small women-lead production company, Meganda Films. Ms. McMillon will also interview Melissa Kelly-Ortega, a Provider Services Representative for Central California Alliance for Health about what’s happening in the Merced County community. Organic Farmer David Silveira and Rancho Piccolo Chef Julie Moreno will be on to discuss organic farming, and finally, Judy Juanita will speak about her upcoming reading on Tuesday, June 4th at the Merced Multicultural Center.

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“What can I say except that [Megan Segarra is] a brilliant writer… Each scene elegantly and simultaneously reveals who people are, what the conflict is, and moves it forward. I am excited about [her] work as a filmmaker”- Rosa Martha Villarreal

On June 1st 2013, in San Francisco CA Meganda Films LLC will be showing an extended preview of their first documentary, The F-Word.
“We understand what causes obesity, being overweight, and unhealthy lifestyles; but do we understand the psychological effects it has on us as people? The mental effects it has, and has had on shaping our generation, and the next generation. We want to document a conversation about this word.”- The F-Word.

To listen to filmmaker Megan Sagarra’s interview, click onto the link:
About Meganda Films
Meganda Films is an avenue for low-to-no budget filmmakers to receive resources and support for the development of their films. They aim to create a network for fellow filmmakers to showcase their films and to produce and support projects that redefine the role of the leading woman and challenge the standards set forth by Hollywood.

For more information on Meganda Films visit: http://www.megandafilms.com Contact:
Like Meganda Films on Facebook Meganda Films Megan Segarra
Follow Meganda Films on Twitter: @megandafilms megandafilms@gmail.com

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To listen to Melissa Kelly-Ortega’s interview, click onto the link:
Melissa Kelly-Ortega is a community organizer, who happens to live in Merced, and discusses what is happening in the Merced community in the segment Eye on the Community.

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To listen to the interview with David and Julie on organic farming, click onto the link:
Silveira Farms is a small organic farm operated by David and Michelle Silveira. The farm began in 2005 and is located in Merced California. We produce organic hay for a local organic dairy and vegetables that are direct marketed. Our chickens are raised on grass pasture that produce eggs that are superior in nutrition and taste.

David’s love for farming began on the Azores islands where he learned to farm with his father. He then returned to the U.S. and studied agriculture at Cal Poly SLO. After graduating he worked in agriculture until we started our farm. http://www.ranchopiccolo.com

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To listen to poet Judy Juanita, click onto the link:
Novelist, poet and playwright, Judy Juanita will read at the Merced Multicultural Center on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm from her debut novel, Virgin Soul, which is about the gradual radicalization of a young black woman in the black power movement of the 60s published by Viking in 2013. http://redroom.com/member/judy-juanita/bio

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November 3, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM

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On Saturday, October 29th, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews retired professional baseball player, and artist David Baldwin; Public Outreach director Pam Moody regarding Last Hope Cat Kingdom’s upcoming fundraiser on November 5th, and Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International in Atwater on Saturday, November 5th.

To listen to David Baldwin’s interview, click onto the link:baseball
David Baldwin is a retired American professional baseball player, a right-handed, sidearm/submarine Major League pitcher.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, on March 30, 1938, Baldwin pitched for three years for the University of Arizona. In the 1959 College World Series he beat Fresno State 5 to 1 on a two-hitter and lost the final game of the series 5 to 3 to Oklahoma State. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959 and pitched on three pennant winners in his first four years of pro ball. Later, he was a relief specialist for the Washington Senators (1966–69), Milwaukee Brewers (1970), and Chicago White Sox (1973).

After he retired from baseball in 1974 he earned a Ph.D. in genetics and an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked as a geneticist, engineer, and artist until his retirement in 2003. Subsequently, he has collaborated with other researchers studying the physics, physiology, and psychology of baseball. In addition, he has published his baseball memoir, Snake Jazz, and (under the pen name “DGB Featherkile”) a collection of his poetry, Limbic Hurly-Burly. Many of his poems have appeared in such journals as American Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, and Evansville Review. His poetry won the Atlanta Review’s 2007 International Publication Prize and the 2009 Fluvanna Prize from The Lyric.

Baldwin’s painting “Fugue for the Pepper Players” is in the collection of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and was featured in Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame by John Thorn (1998) pp. 188–189.

To listen to Pam Moody’s interview, click onto the link:cat kingdom
Pam Moody, the Director of Public Outreach for Last Hope Cat Kingdom will discuss their upcoming fundraiser on Arts in the Valley. The Last Hope Cat Kingdom will hold its fundraiser, A Toast For Hope, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Boys and Girls Club, 615 W. 15th St. Select California wines and cheeses will be served and there will be live jazz music. The event will include an autograph signing by Oakland A’s pitcher Brian Fuentes, a live auction of team memorabilia, and a silent auction of original artwork, baseball memorabilia and gift certificates. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (209) 383-3741 or e-mail pam@lasthopesanctuary.org.

To listen to Vanessa Stretch, click onto the link:accesories unlimited
Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International At the Atwater Community Center, November 5th from 9 am – 4 pm. The center is located at 760 E. Bellevue Road in Atwater. This brings in crafters’ from all over the county for a day of shopping, great food and companionship in the Christmas Spirit.

Vanessa will be showcasing her beautiful scarves. Stop by for an afternoon of fun, community, and art. For more information, call (209) 357-0931.

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