Posts tagged ‘Building Healthy Communities’

June 2, 2013

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

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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

April 11, 2013

Arts in the Valley, April 13 (Sat. 8 pm) & April 14 (Sun. 2 pm) 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews literary icon Kim McMillon on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2013. Kim McMillon also interviews Melissa Kelly-Ortega about her Arts in the Valley monthly program, Eyes on the Community. Melissa lets the public know what’s happening in Merced and surrounding communities. Hip Hop Movement of UC Merced will also be interviewed about their upcoming programs.

To listen to the interview with Nikki Giovanni, click onto the link:

Melissa Kelly-Ortega is the Communication Specialist for Building Healthy Communities.

To listen to Melissa’s interview, click onto the link:
Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Southwest Merced/East Merced County, are taking action to make where they live healthier. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more.

The goal: to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Ultimately, we’re aiming at nothing less than a transformation in the way all of us think about and support health for all Californians.

For more information, please visit http://www.calendow.org/healthycommunities

Araceli, Reanna, and Alan from Hip Hop Movement of UC Merced will speak about their upcoming programs.

To listen to Hip Hop Movement’s interview, click onto this link:

Hip Hop Movement’s mission is to preserve traditional hip hop culture and promote awareness of the art within the campus and community of Merced.

They are a student-led organization of expressionist representing the four elements of hip hop:

Graffiti, DJ, MC, and Dance.

To learn more about HHM, visit
http://www.youtube.com/UCMHipHopMovement

You can also visit their Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/HHM.UCM

August 22, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley’s Saturday, August 20th show with Celebrity Psychic Belinda Bentley, and United Way of Merced’s Building Health Communities program managers discussing ways to empower Merced communities.

To Listen to Celebrity Psychic Belinda Bentley, click onto the link:psychic
Belinda Bentley is a Celebrity Psychic, and has been featured in all aspects of media worldwide, including Star Magazine, Diva Magazine, Darkness Radio with Dave Schrader, Playboy radio,VH1, E! and her own radio show, Disturbed Paranormal, with co – host, Hale S. Mednik. Although most celebrity clientele is kept confidential, Belinda has worked with Dave Navarro on Spread TV and has been named his “In House Psychic.” She has also been linked to other Hollywood celebrities! http://www.belindabentley.com

Known for her accurate, honest, sincere, no sugar coating attitude, Belinda Bentley is the world’s only Sex Psychic, and offers readings to the general public. Private sessions cover all aspects of life; health, career, financial, family, relationships, sex, travel and spirituality. Being a direct psychic she needs no tools to connect, but she has the skill to use the Tarot, tea leaves, palmistry and other methods if extra information is needed during a reading. Or she’ll use this method for added fun during psychic parties.

Belinda has been a professional psychic for 10 years, starting her professional readings at a very young age serving North America, United Kindom and Worldwide. Television appearances have been made in USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia and France TV.

Click onto this link to listen to United Way of Merced Building Healthy Communities Staff:
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Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Southwest Merced/East Merced County, are taking action to make where they live healthier. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more.

The goal: to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Ultimately, we’re aiming at nothing less than a transformation in the way all of us think about and support health for all Californians.

Tatiana Vizcaíno-Stewart – Hub Manager. Originally from Mexico City but now a long-time Southwest Merced resident, she worked as a health care interpreter trainer before coming to BHC.

See Lee – Hub Coordinator. Born & raised in Merced, she worked with MCOE before coming to BHC.

Michelle Xiong – Youth Coordinator. Born & raised in Merced, she is a recent graduate of UC Santa Barbara and has been involved with Merced’s high school KIWIN’s group.

Katie Thompson – Media Coordinator. A Dos Palos resident, she is a former high school English teacher and television journalist.

For more information, please visit http://www.calendow.org/healthycommunities

Click onto this link to listen to author Melinda Palacio speak on her latest work, Octillo Dreams: book interview

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Kim McMillon interviews Melinda Palacio on Arts in the Valley on August 20, 2011 at 8 PM.

Melinda Palacio grew up in South Central Los Angeles and now lives in Santa Barbara, where she is an editor for Ink Byte, an online magazine for writers. She also writes a Friday column for La Bloga.com. Palacio holds two degrees in Comparative Literature, a B.A. from Berkeley and an M.A. from UC Santa Cruz. Melinda is a 2007 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellow and a 2009 alum of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her poetry chapbook, Folsom Lockdown, won Kulupi Press’ Sense of Place cash prize and publication, Spring 2010. Her work has been published in a wide variety of journals and anthologies, including the Arizona Republic, BorderSenses, the East Valley and Scottsdale Tribune, Phoenix Magazine, Sage Trail Poetry Magazine, Buffalo Carp, Black Renaissance Noire, the Valley Voice, PALABRA: a Magazine of Chicano/Latino Literary Art, Poets and Artists, the Maple Leaf Rag III and IV, La Bloga, Askew Poetry Journal, Latinos in Lotus Land: an Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature, Poets of the American West, Strange Cargo, El Tecolote, San Pedro River Review, Pilgrimage Magazine, Quercus Review and forthcoming in the San Diego Poetry Annual and Southern Poetry Anthology. Arizona State University’s Bilingual Review Press published her first novel, Ocotillo Dreams, Summer 2011. She enjoys public speaking and sharing her knowledge of writing and publishing through workshops, lectures, and panels.

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