WSC Show #48 - Interview with Tristan Katz

In today’s episode I meet up with up-and-coming new media actor Tristan Katz at the picket lines at the “It’s A Crime” themed picketing event in front of the AMPTP business offices. Recorded Tuesday, 18 December 2007.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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Today On YouTube

Today on YouTube, commentary from a professional journalist and some UGC by an amateur vlogger.New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter tries to sort through the causes and effects of the work stoppage but stops short of identifying who is to blame for the heated rhetoric and stalled negotiations.Word from the street: a television viewer's retrospective and commentary of what passed for news in
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WSC Show #47 - Exclusive Interview with Santa Claus

Disclaimer: NSFWWe interrupt our regularly scheduled strike coverage to report that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has began the annual tracking of Santa Claus as he makes his way around the world. This year NORAD is implementing Google Earth to monitor Santa's progress and also began using special Santa Cams to upload videos of his travels to the NORAD Tracks Santa YouTube
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You Better Watch Out!

From the NORADSanta.org:The NORAD Tracks Santa (NTS) program has been around for a long time, since 1955 to be exact! We believe that Santa Claus is alive and well in the hearts of people throughout the world.NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa - radar, satellites, Santa Cams and jet fighter aircraft.Detecting Santa all starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System.
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WSC Show #46 - Interview with Stephen Davis

In today’s episode we speak to AFI graduate Stephen Davis at the picket lines in front of Sony Studios. Recorded Thursday, 13 December 2007.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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Bloody Hell! The Queen Launches YouTube Channel!

Read all about it in the BBC News. Cheerio!
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Happy, Happy! Joy, Joy!

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FairDeal4Writers Video Contest

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WSC Show #45 - Interview with Bill Odenkirk

In today’s episode we’ll talk to strike coordinator Bill Odenkirk at the picket lines in front of Fox Studios. Bill has written for such shows as The Simpsons, Futurama and Mr. Show. Recorded Thursday, 13 December 2007.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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Techno Tuesday

OK, it's Saturday, but a friend in SF just turned me on to this site.‘Techno Tuesday’ by Andy Rementer began as an exercise in drawing comics and complaining. In fact it still is, after it’s inception in January of 2006. The comic, which is based on technology and the modern world, originally appeared on the Fabrica blog. And has since been published elsewhere online as well as in print.
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Turn the beat around: STOP BIG MEDIA!!!!

The Bush-appointed FCC voted last Tuesday to loosen media ownership rules so media titans like Rupert Murdoch can swallow up more local news outlets. They did this despite a huge public outcry--when the FCC asked for public comments, 99% opposed media consolidation!Congress has the power to step in, and a bipartisan group of 26 Senators already announced they'll try. We need to show the rest of the
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WSC Show #44 - Diversity Day: Interview with Monica Macer

In the last episode of this podcast I said it would be the last in a series of interviews from the themed picketing event entitled “Diversity Day” at Paramount Studios. But I was mistaken because this is the final episode in this series. Today I speak to Monica Macer who has written for three hit television shows including "Lost," "24" and "Prison Break." Recorded Wednesday, 12 December 2007.CreditsProducer/Host:
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