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Strengthening the Bonds between                                                2011 Alliance for Community Media
Fathers and Their Children                                                               Awards Banquet in Tucson, AZ
                                                 
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Shows in 2011

The Rights of Crime Victims and Their Families

Photo from the tv show on The Rights of Crime Victims and Their Families
Seated from left, Rosa Gomez, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Margaret Petros are shown on the set of the
Talking with Henrietta television show. Marcelline Combs and her husband Steven are shown standing behind them.

We often hear about the rights of those who are incarcerated for committing crimes. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Rosa Gomez and Margaret Petros, tell Henrietta, the show's host, about the legislation that enables those who have been victimized by crime to receive compensation. East Palo Alto residents Marcelline and Steven Combs joined them for the discussion.

This show airs on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, December 11, 2011 through Friday, December 23, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Reforming the Political Process

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Seated from left, Jemahl Amen, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Fred Keeley sit on the set of the Talking
with Henrietta television show after their discussion on the need for reform in our political system.

With the November 2011 election over and the Occupy and the Tea Party movements making their respective cases for reforming the system, there may well be some changes that voters in upcoming elections might have to consider. My two guests on this show discuss the demands being made by both movements and the types of systemwide reforms, which could be made that would enable our political system to operate more equitably.

This edition of Talking with Henrietta will air on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, November 13, 2011 through December 9, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Meet the Candidates for the East Palo Alto Sanitary District

Photo of EPASD candidates on the Talking with Henrietta show
Seated from left, Goro Mitchell, Glenda Savage, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Matias Varela, Betsy Yanez, Sani
Wadunia and Edrick L. Haggans are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their dis-
cussion about the race for the East Palo Alto Sanitary District Board.

On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, six candidates tell Henrietta why they are running for a seat on the East Palo Alto Sanitary District Board and what they hope to accomplish if they are elected.

This edition of the show will air on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, October 30, 2011 through Friday, November 11, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Meet the Candidates for the Sequoia Union High School District

Photo of Sequoia Union HS Dist Candidates with show Host Henrietta J. Burroughs
Seated from left, Larry Moody, Carrie Du Bois, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Olivia Martinez and Lorraine Rumley
sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the candidates discussed their campaign for the
Sequoia Union High School District Board. The fifth candidate, Alan Weiner, participated on the show by phone and is
not shown in this photo.

There are five candidates who are running for three available seats on the governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Henrietta talks with all five candidates as they explain why they are running and what they would like to do if they are elected to sit on the Seqouia Union High School District Board.

Their one hour discussion will air on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, October 16, 2011 through Friday, October 28, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

A photo from the show                                                  Below,  a video excerpt from the show
Photo of Alan Weiner talking with Henrietta J. Burroughs                        
Candidate Alan Weiner speaks by phone.                        Click here or on the picture above to view
                                                                                     video excerpt. Double click photo to enlarge.               





Foreclosures: How Can We Avoid Them?

Guests on TV Show On Avoiding Foreclosures
Seated from left, Neil Frazier, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Martin Eichner and Kathryn Latour are shown
on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion.

There are many individuals and groups working diligently to reduce the number of housing foreclosures taking place locally and nationally. The guests on this show, Neil Frazier, Martin Eichner and Kathryn Latour, discuss what they and the groups they represent are doing to assist homeowners save their houses. They also discuss an upcoming Foreclosure Fair scheduled to take place on October 1, 2011.

Viewers can see their discussion with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 25, 2011 through Friday, October 14, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

 Below, a video excerpt from the show 
                                          Info on Foreclosure Fair                                  
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The Power of Political Districts

TV guests on The Power of Political Districts show
Seated from left, Mary McMillan, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, David Tom and Menlo Park City Council mem-
ber Kelly Fergusson are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion.

Redistricting decisions can change the look of one's political district. They can also change a district's representatives. On this show, Henrietta and her guests -- Mary McMillan, David Tom, Menlo Park City Council member Kelly Fergusson and Robert Rubin (who spoke by phone) -- discuss the issues involved in the upcoming redistricting changes that will affect San Mateo County and the recent redistricting decision that splits Menlo Park into two congressional districts. Both redistricting decisions involve their share of controversy.

Viewers can see this informative television discussion on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 11, 2011 through Friday, September 23, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

A picture from the show                                                       Below, a video excerpt from the show                               
A photo of Henrietta J. Burroughs & Robert Rubin                                     
 Guest Robert Rubin speaks by phone.                                   Click here or on the picture above to view
                                                                                           video excerpt. Double click photo to enlarge.               

 

Men and Health Care

Guests on TV Show on Men's Health Care
Seated from left, Darryl Lampkin, Dr. Dieter Bruno, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Dennis Parker sit on the
set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion.

Health practitioners have recognized that men have different health needs than women. Now more and more health professionals are concerned about the health disparities that exist between men from different ethnic groups. On this show, Dr. Dieter Bruno, who is the chief of surgery at Sequoia Hospital, Darryl Lampkin, who is the HIV testing & outreach coordinator for the San Mateo County Health Department's STD/HIV Program, and Dennis Parker, who is a member of the African-American Community Health Advisory Committee(AACHAC), discuss these differences and they share what they think individuals and concerned groups need to do to close the existing health disparities.

This eye-opening television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, August 28, 2011 through Friday, September 9, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

Below, a video excerpt from the show                                               Get information about the upcoming Men's Health Symposium at:
Double click to enlarge.                                                                      http://www.aachac.org/events/2011_mens_health_symposium.html


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view video excerpt.



Stopping Crime and Violence

Henrietta's guests for the TV discussion on "Stopping Crime and Violence"
Seated from left, East Palo Alto Mayor Carlos Romero, Dr. Perry Ellis, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and East
Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis. Standing behind them are members of the show's studio audience.

Several young people have died within the past two weeks in East Palo Alto's recent rash of shootings. On this show, East Palo Alto's Mayor Carlos Romero, consultant Peter Ellis and the city's Police Chief Ron Davis discuss the city's spike in violence with Henrietta, the show's host. They discuss some of the factors involved in the latest outbreak of shootings and some of the new tools that are being used to deal with crime and violence. Their one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, July 31, 2011 through Friday, August 12, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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 Audience for show on TV  Stopping the Violence                                                             
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The Sharing Revolution: Is It Real?

Guests on TV discussion on The Sharing Revolution
Lynn Strand, Punsri Abeywickrema, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Neal Gorenflo are shown on the set of
the Talking with Henrietta show after their television discussion regarding The Sharing Revolution.

One national magazine has called the national new wave of sharing as the top trend in the country. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, my three guests -- Lynn Strand, Punsri Abeywickrema and Neal Gorenflo -- tell us what the sharing revolution is all about, why it seems to be expanding rapidly and why we should all participate in the new movement. This one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 17, 2011 through Friday, July 29, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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To Borrow or Not to Borrow

Guests on Predatory Lending Show
Joel Valencia, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Tonya Foster are shown on the set of the Talking with
Henrietta show after their television discussion about predatory lending.

Hundreds of thousands are trapped in an endless cycle of debt year after year because of the choices they make regarding the personal loans that they acquire. Many of these borrowers are being victimized by payday lenders. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Joel Valencia, who works with Community Legal Services in East Palo, and Tonya Foster, a local actress and author, tell Henrietta about the damaging consequences wrong loan choices can have and the efforts many are making throughout the country to put systems in place that will offer borrowers more protection, while giving them better financial choices. This one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 25, 2011 through Friday, July 8, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

 

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                           Photo from U-Pay-Us Movie    
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view video excerpt                                                     The Payday Lending Show



What Do Our State Legislators Do?

erietta J. Burroughs & California State Assemblymember Rich Gordon
Show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and California State Assemblymember Rich Gordon sit on the set of the Talking
with Henrietta show after their television discussion about some of the issues facing the California State Legislature.

Millions of Californians go to the polls and elect political candidates. But do they really know what their elected officials do when they get into office?On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, California State Assemblymember Rich Gordon talks about what he does each day to effectively represent those in his district and what he and his colleagues are doing to make California a better state. This one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 12, 2011 through Friday, June 24, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

 

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Addressing Urgent Priorities

Guests on Addressing Urgent Priorities show
Robert Jones, Joshua Hugg, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Ellie Casson and Margot Rawlins are shown seated,
while Brenda Naranjo and Thomas Williams are shown standing with them on the set of the Talking with Henrietta
show after their television discussion about some of the major changes predicted for the Bay Area.


New projections show some of the major changes that will affect the Bay Area over the next 20 years. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Robert Jones, Joshua Hugg, Ellie Casson and Margot Rawlins tell Henrietta what major corporations, nonprofit groups and residents in local communities are doing to plan for these changes. This one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 29, 2011 through Friday, June 12, 2011. This show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

 

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Looking to the Future

Guests for the TV discussion Looking to the Future on the Talking with Henrietta show
Seated from left: Kay O'Neill, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Carmen O'Keefe and Kari Binley are shown on
the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their television discussion concerning some of the major issues
affecting San Mateo County.


A new report was recently released which discusses some of the economic challenges facing San Mateo County. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Kay O'Neil, Carmen O'Keefe and Kari Binley share with Henrietta some of the report's major findings. They also discuss some of the solutions the report proposes to address the biggest challenges the county faces. This one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 15, 2011 through Friday, May 27, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Ending Sexual Assaults

Henrietta and Jessica on the set of the show
Seated from left: show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Jessica Hollander are shown on
the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their television discussion.


Throughout the month of April, which was declared Sexual Assault Awareness month, events were held all over this country and in a few other countries to raise awareness about the high number of sexual assaults that take place on a daily basis. On this show, Jessica Hollander, who is an educator and a sexual assault counselor tells Henrietta, the show's host, what people can do to foster healthy relationships and reduce the incidence of sexual assaults. Their one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 1, 2011 through Friday, May 13, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Politics and Education

Guests discussing the politics of education
Seated from left: Saree Mading, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Maria De La Vega sit on the set
of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion on the current financial crisis affecting the
Ravenswood City School District.

School districts throughout the country are facing budget deficits. On this show, Ravenswood City School District Trustee Saree Mading and the district's School Superintendent Maria De La Vega talk with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs about some of the positive things the Ravenswood City School District is doing to address some of the challenges the district is facing. Their one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, April 17, 2011 through Friday, April 29, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Unions Are Under Attack

Guests on Union Discussion
Seated from left: Donna Nielsen, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Diana Reddy and Nadia Bledsoe
sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion on the current national controversy
involving unions.

An increasing number of municipalities and states in this country are trying to enact laws that would adversely affect unions. On this show, Donna Nielsen, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Diana Reddy and Nadia Bledsoe discuss share their views on these legislative attempts and what they mean for employees throughout the United States. Their one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, March 27, 2011 through Friday, April 15, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Halting the Rising Number of Foreclosures

Guests on TV Show Foreclosures
Seated from left: Christine Holdeman, Karyl Eldridge, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, David Sharples
and Tiombe Jama are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion on the
rising number of foreclosures taking place locally and nationwide.

The number of housing foreclosures is expected to increase this year and in 2012. But more and more homeowners are beginning to unite to demand changes that would avoid the predicted increases. On this show, Henrietta and her four guests: Christine Holdeman, Karyl Eldridge, David Sharples and Tiombe Jama discuss what is being done to change the way foreclosures are being handled. Their one-hour television discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, March 13, 2011 through Friday, March 25, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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The Launch of 211

Guests of the 211 TV Show
Seated from left: Helen Rosen, Rayna Lehman, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Ed Schoenberger and
Betty Creary are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion on the 211
helpline.

On Friday, February 11, the 211 helpline was launched in San Mateo County. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Helen Rosen, Rayna Lehman, Ed Schoenberger and Betty Creary tell Henrietta why 211 was launched, the services it brings and what people can expect when they call the helpline. Their one-hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, February 27, 2011 through Friday, March 11, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Dealing with Climate Change

Guest on Climate Change Show
Seated from left: Michael Killen, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Edwin Sheffner and Russell Averhart
are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion on climate change.

It is widely accepted in many scientific and government circles that our earth is warming to the extent that it might pose a threat to our current lifestyle. On this show, my guests and I discuss the climate projections that are being made, the effects that this warming might have on us locally and some of the steps being taken to minimize the damage that might come. This one-hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, February 13, 2011 through Friday, February 25, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

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Setting Goals for a City

Guests on TV Show Setting Goals for a City
Seated from left: East Palo Alto City Manager ML Gordon, City Council member Ruben Abrica, show host
Henrietta J. Burroughs and East Palo Alto's Mayor Carlos Romero sit on the set of the Talking with Hen-
rietta show after their discussion on the East Alto Alto City Council's recent retreat.

The East Palo Alto City Council held a retreat during which council members and city staff examined their city's goals and objectives and discussed a multi-year strategic plan for their city. On this show, we discuss how the city's goals were selected, the purpose of the strategic plan and what city residents can expect over the coming year. This one-hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, January 30, 2011 through Friday, February 11, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

Below, a video excerpt from the show            Below, a photo from the city council's retreat

         Picture from city council retreat
Click here or on above picture to view.           The above picture was shown during the show
Double click to enlarge.                                   discussion. Photo courtesy of EPA Today.

 

 

Human Trafficking: What Can We Do to End It?

Guests on Human Trafficking Show
Seated from left: Betty Ann Boeving, the leader of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's event plan-
ning team for Freedom Summit 2011, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Pastor Mark Swarner who
is the Mission Pastor for the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. They are shown seated on the set of the
Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion on human trafficking.

With nearly 30 million people in the world today existing in a state of slavery, primarily because of human trafficking, the issue of human trafficking is garnering worldwide concern. On this show, Betty Ann Boeving, the show's host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Pastor Mark Swarner discuss the reasons for human trafficking, the growing concern about it in the Bay Area and some of the measures being taken to combat it. Their riveting discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, January 16, 2011 through Friday, January 28, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

Below the Freedom Summit 2011 Promo.           Below an excerpt from the Human Trafficking show

Picture from Freedom Summit Promo                             

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Shows in 2010


Coming Changes in Education

Guests on Coming Changes in Education TV Discussion
Seated from left: John Danner, CEO and co-founder of Rocketship Education, show host Henrietta J.
Burroughs and Larry Moody, a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Ravenswood City School
District. The three are shown sitting on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion
about some of the expected local changes in education in 2011.

Several different groups are working to make significant improvements in the educational attainment levels of East Palo Alto students. John Danner, Larry Moody and the show's host Henrietta J. Burroughs discuss some of the efforts these groups are making and some of the changes that might take place during the new year. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Tuesday, December 28, 2010 through Friday, January 14, 2011. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

A video excerpt from the show. Click video                        The above show featured an excerpt from an interview with
or here to view. Double click to enlarge.                            San Mateo County Superintendent of Education Anne Campbell.
                                                                                      Click video or here to see the complete interview with Campbell.

                              



Children in Foster Care

Guests on Children in Foster Care Show
Seated from left: Sharon Stone, a recruiting coordinator for the San Mateo County Human Services Age-
ncy, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Matthew Radisch, the social work supervisor in the Children
and Family Services division of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency. The three are shown on
the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion about Children in Foster Care.

The number of children in foster care in the United States has declined substantially during the past seven years. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Sharon Stone, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Matthew Radisch discuss whether this decline reflects a difference in the reporting process or whether it is actually taking place. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, December 12, 2010 through Friday, December 24, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

                        Guests on Children in Foster Care Show
 A video excerpt from the show. Click video                          Marcus Radisch and Kelly
or here to view. Double click to enlarge.                               Kramer, a foster parent

 

Homelessness in America

Pic from Homelessness in America show
Seated from left: Rev. She-ren Champion, InnVision's Director of Strategic Alliances Matthew Osment,
show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and the Shelter Network's Director of Programs Brian Greenberg are
shown on the Talking with Henrietta show during their discussion about Homelessness in America.

Nearly three million people, throughout the United States go homeless on any given night. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Rev. She-ren Champion, Matthew Osment, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Brian Greenberg talk about the plight of the homeless and some of the local programs that are set up to assist them. They also discuss what viewers can do to help. This edition of Talking with Henrietta can be seen on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, November 28, 2010 through Friday, December 10, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. This show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click the schedule for additional information about the show.

                              
     A video excerpt from the show. Click video            
     or here to view. Double click to enlarge.                



Election Results: What Do They Mean?

Guests for Election Results Show
Seated from left: Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Paula Sandas, California State
Assemblymember Ira Ruskin, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and East Palo Alto's Vice Mayor Carlos
Romero are the participants on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click the schedule for additional
information about the show.

Political elections give voters an opportunity to make changes. On this show, Henrietta and her three guests -- Palo Alto Chamber CEO Paula Sandas, CA State Assemblymember Ira Ruskin and East Palo Alto's Vice Mayor Carlos Romero -- discuss the impact of the voters' choices in the recent November election and some of the changes we can anticipate locally, statewide and nationally. You can see this show on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Tuesday, November 16, 2010 through Friday, November 26, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

                       Assembly member Ira Ruskin cuts his birthday cake
 A video excerpt from the show                                 Assemblymember Ruskin celebrated his
 Click video or here to view. Double click                    birthday the day of the show and cut his
 to enlarge.                                                               surprise-birthday cake after the show.

 

Approving Marijuana Dispensaries

Guest on tv show on marijuana dispensaries
From left, Willie Beasley, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Darren Powell and Lorraine Holmes sit on the
set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion. Click the schedule for additional information
about the show.

East Palo Alto officials are considering whether to allow a wellness clinic, which would dispense medical marijuana, to operate within their city. On this show, the co-directors of the clinic discuss the reasons the city should approve their proposal to have the clinic in East Palo Alto with a resident who opposes the idea of having the clinic. Their exchange makes for a lively discussion. So, see what both sides have to say on this edition of the Talking with Henrietta show. You can see the show on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula from Tuesday, November 2, 2010 through Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

                                                                             A video excerpt from the show
A guest in the studio audience                               Click video to view. Double click to enlarge.  

  Guest on the show                                          

 

 

Why Do Candidates Run for Office?

Pic. of tv guests talking about their candidacy for the East Palo Alto City Council
From left, East Palo Alto City Council candidate Douglas J. Fort, East Palo Alto City Council member and
city council candidate Ruben A. Abrica, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and East Palo Alto's Mayor and
council candidate David E. Woods. The four are pictured sitting on the set of the Talking with Henrietta
show after the taping of their television discussion. Click the schedule for additional information about
their discussion.

The three political candidates on this show discuss the factors that motivated them to run for political office, particularly when two of them have already served several terms and when one of them has run unsuccessfully in the past. This discussion with council candidate Douglas J. Fort, East Palo Alto City Council member Ruben A. Abrica and East Palo Alto Mayor David E. Woods can be seen on the Talking with Henrietta show, which airs on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, October 17, 2010 through Friday, October 29, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

A video excerpt from the show.
Click video to view. Double click to enlarge.                A photo from the show

                 Photo from the show

         

A Controversial Issue on the November Ballot

Guests for Discussion on Measure R
This picture shows from left, the President of the Palo Alto Professional Firefighters Union and Sunnyvale
City Council member Tony Spitaleri, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and former Palo Alto City Council
member John Barton on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after the taping of their television
discussion. Click the schedule for additional information about their discussion.

One measure -- Measure R -- on the November ballot would put serious constraints on the Palo Alto City Council in respect to the decisions the council can make regarding its fire department. Not surprisingly, on this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Tony Spitaleri, the president of the local firefighters union, spoke passionately in favor of the measure, while former Palo Alto City Council member John Barton spoke just as passionately against it. Their discussion of the issue and their responses to the show's studio audience vividly demonstrates why Measure R is causing quite a stir. This edition of Talking with Henrietta can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 26, 2010 through Friday, October 17, 2010. The show airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

               Studio audience for Measure R discussion            
      A video excerpt from the show                           Members of the studio audience                             
      Click video to view. Double click to enlarge.                                                                     



Redefining the Role of the Police

Pic of guests on show on Redefining the Role of the Police
From left, East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis and show host Henrietta J. Burroughs sit on the set of
the Talking with Henrietta show after the taping of their television discussion. Click the schedule for ad-
ditional information about their discussion.

The recent murder of local activist David Lewis is bringing more attention to the way the police interact with the community in their effort to solve criminal cases. On this show, East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis and Henrietta J. Burroughs talk about what is being done to solve Lewis’ murder, the steps the police are taking to improve the way they are perceived by the public and a new program that’s being instituted locally to reduce crime. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 12, 2010 through Friday, September 24, 2010. The show airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

Members of the studio audience                            
Members of the studio audience                                            Click video to view   


Strengthening the Bonds between Fathers and Their Children

TV Guests for Show on Fathers and Children
From left, Héctor Sánchez-Flores, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Bruce Collins are seen on the
set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion about fathers and children. To see more
details about the show, click the schedule for additional information on their televised discussion.

Children who grow up without the active involvement of their fathers can experience some concrete disadvantages that can affect them as children and as adults. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Héctor Sánchez-Flores, the director of Policy & Initiatives for the National Latino Fatherhood & Family Institute and Bruce Collins, the chair of the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County, discuss some of the prevailing stereotypes regarding fathers. They also share with Henrietta, the show's host, some of their experiences as fathers and they talk about the work that they are doing with other fathers. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, August 29, 2010 through Friday, September 10, 2010. The show airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 A video excerpt from the show                                   
         Click video or here to view
      Double click to enlarge.                                              Studio audience members

           Audience members at show

 

 

Improving Education for All

Guests for Improving Education for All
From left, Jim Lianides, the superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District, show host Henrietta
J. Burroughs and Kevin Skelly, the superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District, sit on the set of
the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion. See the schedule for their televised discussion.

On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent Jim Lianides, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and the Palo Alto Unified School District Superintent Kevin Skelly discuss some of the challenges confronting California's public education system. Lianides and Skelly describe some of the things their school districts are doing to serve their students as they confront the challenges. Their one-hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, August 15, 2010 through Friday, August 27, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

           A video excerpt from the show
                    Click video to view

        Double click to enlarge.                                                           

 

Giving Young Offenders an Alternative to Incarceration

East Palo Alto Youth Court TV Guests
From left, Dayana Peralta, Leeor Neta, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Maribel Ocuna and Jocelyn
Chachux sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after discussing the work of the East Palo Alto
Youth Court. See the schedule for their televised discussion here.

More and more young people throughout this country are being arrested and incarcerated. Some community groups are so concerned by this situation that they have established courts composed of young people to judge and penalize young offenders. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Dayana Peralta, Leeor Neta, Maribel Ocuna and Jocelyn Chachux tell the show's host Henrietta J. Burroughs why they think the East Palo Alto Youth Court is a viable option for some young offenders in East Palo Alto. Their one-hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, July 25, 2010 through Friday, August 13, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

    

  East Palo Alto Youth Court Hearing                           
  A picture of a mock session of the East Palo Alto Youth Court              Video excerpt from the show                                         

 

Racial Profiling: Have Any Changes Been Made?

Guests on Show on Racial Profiling Changes
From left, Rev. Paul Bains, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns and
Palo Alto resident Harold Boyd sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion
about the changes being made in the Palo Alto Police Department. See the schedule for their televised
discussion here.

After a controversy regarding the Palo Alto Police Department's racial profiling policies, the City of Palo Alto appointed a new police chief. The city's new Chief of Police Dennis Burns created a community advisory group. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Burns and two members of the advisory group, Rev. Paul Bains and Palo Alto resident Harold Boyd, discuss some of the steps the police department is taking to respond to community demands that the Palo Alto Police Department change its policies regarding racial profiling. Their one-hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, July 11, 2010 through Friday, July 23, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

        rally_in_palo_alto                                   
         Rally in Palo Alto in December 2009                                            Video excerpt from show. Click video to play.



                                                                               

The Truth About Organ Donations

Guests for Organ Show
From left, Ilene Mason, Katrina Bramstedt, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Ayanna Anderson and
Raquel Jordan sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion about the pros and
cons of organ donation. See the schedule for their televised discussion here.

Each year there are more than one hundred thousand people who are on the waiting list to receive an organ donation. But there are only 7 thousand people who actually receive one. On this show, Ilene Mason, Katrina Bramstedt, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Ayanna Anderson and Raquel Jordan talk about some of the major misconceptions about organ donation and some of the ethical issues involved. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 27, 2010 through Friday, July 9, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

                  Son of Racquel Jordan 
Video excerpt from show. Click video to play.                Raquel Jordan's son Devyn died waiting for
                                                                                  a heart transplant             

 

 

The Election Results: What Do They Mean?

Tv Guests on Election Results Show
From left, founding President and former CEO of the Silicon Valley Bank Roger Smith, show host Henrietta
J. Burroughs and Palo Alto Mayor Patrick Burt sit on the set of Talking with Henrietta after their discussion
about the June 8 primary election. See the schedule for their televised discussion here.

Millions across America cast their votes in the June primary elections. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, founder and former CEO of the Silicon Valley Bank Roger Smith, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Palo Alto Mayor Patrick Burt share their views about what the local and state elections results mean for the winners and for the public at large. Their discussion will air on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 13, 2010 through Friday, June 25, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 See a tribute to David Lewis at the end of this show.

   Photo of the late David Lewis                                           
    David Lewis                                                                Click image to play; double click to enlarge
    Click here or above image to see
    A Tribute to David Lewis

 

An Interview with Three California State Assembly Candidates

Three CA State Assembly Candidates
From left, former Palo Alto City Council member Yoriko Kishimoto, entrepreneur Josh Becker, show host
Henrietta J. Burroughs and San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon are shown on the set of Talking
with Henrietta. See the schedule for their televised discussion here.

There are five candidates running to be the next California State Assemblymember representing the 21st Assembly District. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta the three Democratic candidates discuss their candidacy and the things they would like to do in Sacramento if they are elected. Their discussion with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 30, 2010 through Friday, June 11, 2010. The show can also be viewed on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.


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Rent Ordinances - How Effective Are They?

Guests on Rent Ordinances Show
From left, East Palo Alto City Council member Ruben Abrica, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and
Matthew Fremont are shown on the set of Talking with Henrietta after their discussion concerning the
City of East Palo Alto's involvement in the struggle for tenants' rights. See the schedule for their televised
discussion here.

The City of East Palo Alto has been embroiled in a series of lawsuits over the past few years because of its determination to enforce its rent ordinances. On this show East Palo Alto City Council member Ruben Abrica and tenant activist Matthew Fremont discuss the city's rent ordinances and its ongoing efforts to protect the rights of tenants in rental apartments. Their discussion with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Tuesday, May 18, 2010 through Friday, May 28, 2010. The show can also be viewed on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

                                 
YUCA celebrates rent roll backs                                  Video excerpt of interview on rent ordinances

 

 

The Housing Market: Where Do We Go From Here?

Guest on TV Show on Cultural Awareness for Police Depts.on
From left, Gregory Meyer, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Neil Fisher are shown on the set of the
Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion. See the schedule for the show here. Keep abreast of
upcoming events and video postings by clicking here to become a friend of Talking with Henrietta on
Facebook.

With the increasing stories in the news that there are signs of improvements in the housing market, you might wonder whether these positive improvements are beginning to benefit homeowners in the local community? Well, Neil Fisher, who is a foreclosure intervention counselor, and Gregory Meyer, a bank community relations manager, answer this question and similar ones on this edition of the Talking with Henrietta show. Their discussion on The Housing Market: Where Do We Go From Here, can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 2, 2010 through Friday, May 14, 2010. The show can also be viewed on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. The show streams on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

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Increasing Cultural Awareness in a Police Department

Guest on TV Show on Cultural Awareness for Police Depts.on
From left, East Palo Alto Police Det. Matafanua Lualemaga, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and East
Palo Alto Police Officer Victor Eti sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show. See the schedule for
the show here.

The East Palo Alto Police Department is holding a series of cultural competency trainings to increase the awareness of individual officers concerning the city's diverse ethnic groups. On this edition of the Talking with Henrietta show, two police officers from the East Palo Alto Police Department share some of their personal experiences and their thoughts about the worth of the cultural competency trainings. This edition of Talking with Henrietta airs on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, April 18, 2010 through Friday, April 30, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

        Audience for TV Show on Police & Cultural Awareness                
Members of the studio audience: East Palo Alto                Click image to play; double click to enlarge 
Police Captain Carl Estelle, Michael Uhila and
Etivise Latu

Responding to the 2010 Census

Guests on 2010 Census Show
From left, Lorena Cuffy, Deepak Kapoor Charan, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Margot Grant sit on the set
of the Talking with Henrietta show after the taping of the show. See the schedule for the show here.

There are advantages for individuals to participate in the 2010 Census. But many are fearful. On this show, Lorena Cuffy, Deepak Kapoor Charan, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Margot Grant discuss the advantages, the fears and the different ways that various groups are responding to the government's efforts to get everyone counted. This edition of Talking with Henrietta airs on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, March 28, 2010 through Saturday, April 10, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org

Audience for TV Show on 2010 Census                                 
Members of the studio audience for the show                                       Click image to play; double click to enlarge 



Parental Involvement in Education

Guests for Parental Involvement TV show
From left, Carmina Chavez, R. Marshall Burgamy, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Dorthy Burnside are shown
on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show. See the schedule for the show here.

Current research shows the effects that parental involvement has on student performance. But the statistics don't tell the whole story. In their discussion on the show titled Parental Involvement in Education, Carmina Chavez, R. Marshall Burgamy, Dorthy Burnside and host Henrietta J. Burroughs discuss what the statistics don't reveal. This edition of Talking with Henrietta airs on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, March 14, 2010 through Saturday, March 27, 2010. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

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The Race to the Top: Why Should We Try to Get There?

Picture of Joe Simitian, HJBurroughs and Ira Ruskin
From left, California State Assemblymember Ira Ruskin, Henrietta J. Burroughs and California State
Senator Joe Simitian sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta show. See the schedule for the show here.

California's schools are facing numerous challenges in both public education and in higher education. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, State Assemblymember Ira Ruskin, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and State Senator Joe Simitian discuss many of these challenges and examine what the state legislature is doing to deal with them. Their taped discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, February 28, 2010 through Saturday, March 13, 2010. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

                                  Race to Top audience    
 Click image to play; double click to enlarge                          Members of the audience: Brent Butler,
                                                                                          Hema Mohan and  Karen Zamel


Helping Those Who Need it Most

Guests on TV show about community services
From left, Diane Shakoor, Anthony Navarro, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Jesus Estrada sit on the set of
the Talking with Henrietta show after their discussion.

A new report to be released soon will present statistics which show that, throughout the country, more and more individuals and families are falling into poverty. On this show, Diane Shakoor, Anthony Navarro, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Jesus Estrada talk about what one community agency is doing to assist the needy in both Santa Clara County and in San Mateo County. Their one-hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, February 14, 2010 through Saturday, February 26, 2010. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

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Emergency Preparedness: Creating a Master Plan

Guests on Emergency Preparedness Show
From left, Ryan Zollicoffer, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Captain John Chalmers

East Palo Alto's proposed Master Emergency Preparedness Plan has been more than 10 years in the making and it might soon become a complete reality when it receives the approval of the East Palo Alto City Council. On this show, Ryan Zollicoffer, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Captain John Chalmers discuss the emergency preparedness plan and how it is designed to be used. Viewers can see their one hour discussion on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, January 31, 2010 through Saturday, February 13, 2010. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

                                                          Audience at Emergency Preparedness TV Show
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           to enlarge image



 

Transforming a Dump into a Park

Guests involved in Cooley Landing discussion
From left, Meda Okelo, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Lily Lee

In the early 1900's, the area now known as East Palo Alto was thought of as a waterfront town. Many in and outside of the city are currently working to reclaim East Palo Alto's connection to its waterfront past. In their remarks on this edition of Talking with Henrietta titled "Transforming a Dump into a Park," Meda Okelo and Lily Lee discuss what is behind the effort to strengthen East Palo Alto's connection to its waterfront and who stands to benefit. Their one hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, January 17, 2010 through Saturday, January 23, 2010. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. See an excerpt from the show in the thumbnail image immediately below.

 

             Picture of Cooley Landing                                        
                       Cooley Landing                                                        Click image to play            



Changing the Odds Across America

Guest on Show about Changing the Odds
Stewart Hyland, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Gail Ortega

Various groups have been meeting in East Palo Alto for more than a month to discuss how they can create a strategic plan that will enable them to wipe out poverty in the city, improve student achievement and create an environment within East Palo Alto where all of the residents can enjoy a more satisfying life. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Stewart Hyland, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Gail Ortega discuss the plan the groups are developing and the steps they need to take to make the new vision they are creating for the city a reality. Their discussion, called "Changing the Odds Across America" can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, December 13, 2009 through Saturday, January 16, 2010. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. The first two video excerpts below were shown during the discussion. The third video excerpt is from the discussion itself.

 

                                     
     An excerpt from the Changing               Barack Obama talks about the               Video excerpt from show 
          the Odds Conference                            Harlem Children's Zone                    Click image to play or click here.   
    Click image to play or click here.             Click image to play or click here

 

 

Shows in 2009


Youth Events: Can They Make a Meaningful Difference?

Guests on youth summit show
Douglas Fort, Officer Richard Barries, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Marco Marquez and Rev. Paul Bains

Several hundred East Palo Alto youth participated in the 2009 Youth Summit which was held on October 24. On the Talking with Henrietta show taped on November 12, 2009, Douglas Fort, Officer Richard Barries, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Marco Marquez and Rev. Paul Bains engage in a frank discussion about the issues affecting the youth in the city, the local perceptions concerning the police and the prevailing cultural values in the East Palo Alto community. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, November 15, 2009 through Friday, December 11, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. See video excerpt below.

 

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                   A panel at the Youth Summit                       Click image to play or click here.              

 


The Fight Against Crime: Is It Working?

Pic From The Fight Against Crime Show
Pictured from left to right are East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs
and California State Assemblymember Ira Ruskin.

The East Palo Alto Police Department recently outlined major initiatives to fight crime in the city. On this show, East Palo Alto's Chief of Police Ronald Davis, California State Assemblymember Ira Ruskin and show host Henrietta J. Burroughs look at some of the local and statewide crime initiatives adopted in the past and discuss the degree to which they've been effective. This discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, October 25, 2009 through Friday, November 13, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

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Click picture or click here.                                             Audience participant Michael Francois

To read the most recent posting on the EPA Today Online blog, go to "The Connection between Third Graders and Future Prison Inmates."

 


Dealing with a Natural Disaster

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Susi Feltch, Pastor Alvin Paaga, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Chief Sealiimalieto Leoso Fotofili Sam Ripley
and Legalo Faifili Gaoteote sit on the set following their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta show.

This past September 29, a series of earthquakes and a tsunami hit the islands of Samoa and Tonga, which lie in the Pacific Ocean. These events caused immense suffering for thousands of inhabitants who live on these two islands. Susi Feltch, Pastor Alvin Paaga, Chief Sealiimalieto Leoso Fotofili Sam Ripley and Legalo Faifili Gaoteote told show host Henrietta J. Burroughs how they and their relatives are coping with the death and destruction the recent disaster brought to their lives. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, October 11, 2009 through Friday, October 23, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.



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Tiffany Hauta speaks on show.                   Shauna Uhila Moelangi speaks.                Click picture or go here to see an
                                                                                                                                 excerpt from the show.

Go here for information about one relief effort that is taking place in the East Palo Alto community.

 

 

Flu Season: Should We Really Be Concerned?

Guests on the TV Show Discussing the Flu Season
Dr. Reshma Thadani, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Dr. Alvaro Garza and Luisa Buada sit on the set
after their discussion of the HiN1 virus.

Health officials throughout the country and around the world have mobilized to issue warnings about the dangers of the H1N1 virus, also known as the Swine Flu. But are all of the warnings necessary? Dr. Reshma Thadani, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Dr. Alvaro Garza and Luisa Buada discuss the dangers involved with the H1N1 virus and the steps people can take to protect themselves. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 27, 2009 through Friday, October 9, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

Protecting Women Against Violent Crime

Guests on Protecting Women TV Show
Detective Roena Spiller, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Sarah Burton sit on the set of the Talking with
Henrietta show after their discussion about the progress the nation has made to decrease the violent
crimes that are annually committed against women.

It has been 15 years since the U.S. Congress enacted a series of laws to protect American women from those who would violently abuse them. On this show, Detective Roena Spiller, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Sarah Burton discuss how well these laws have worked, whether the legal protection afforded to women has been affected by recent budget cuts, and what more can be done to keep women from being targets of violence. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 13, 2009 through Friday, September 25, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

See commentary in EPA Today Online on Funding for Domestic Violence Shelters - A Necessity.


Advising the President: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

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Henrietta J. Burroughs and Prof. Linda Darling-Hammond sit on the
stage at the Eastside College Preparatory School during their public
discussion about educational and political issues.

Many people have ideas about improving the state of public education in America. But Professor Linda Darling-Hammond has the ear of Pres. Barack Obama. She helped shape his education policies when he was running for the presidency. During her interview with Henrietta J. Burroughs at the July 2009 Fellowship of Faith luncheon, Darling-Hammond shared her thoughts about the state of education in America and the steps that can be taken to improve this country's public education system. The interview with Darling-Hammond can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Tuesday, Sepember 1, 2009 through Friday,September 11, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

The Changing World of Grantmaking

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Kim Reeves, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Dr. Emmett Carson sit on the set of Talking with Henrietta
after their discussion concerning the changes in the world of grantmaking. See an excerpt from the
show here and at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation website

Millions of nonprofit agencies throughout the world depend upon donated funds. On this show, Kim Reeves, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Dr. Emmett Carson discuss the changes taking place in the world of philanthrophy - a world which impacts the survival of many nonprofits and the changes taking place in many communities. See an excerpt from their discussion here. The full one hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, August 16, 2009 through Friday, August 28, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.


The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Era of Obama

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Henrietta J. Burroughs seats with Stanford history professor Dr. Clayborne Carson.

It has been 46 years since the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Dr. Clayborne Carson, a history professor at Stanford University and the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, shares his thoughts on current racial topics. He also talks about global liberation and he assesses the progress the nation has taken toward achieving racial and economic equality. This controversial discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, July 26, 2009 through Friday, August 14, 2009. Talking with Henrietta airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Click here to hear an audio copy of the show.



When It Comes to Grocery Stores, Not Everyone Is Happy

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Sitting from left to right, Jimmy Almaliti, Henrietta J. Burroughs and R.B. Jones.

East Palo Alto residents have wanted a major grocery store in their city for more than a decade. The fact that one might now be coming to the city is causing much concern for some of the residents and existing businesses. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Jimmy Almaliti, host Henrietta J. Burroughs and R.B. Jones discuss some of the issues behind the current discontent. Their one hour discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, July 12, 2009 through Friday, July 24, 2009. The show airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

Alarming Statistics Concerning HIV/AIDS

Guestson HIV/AIDS Show
From left to right, Gloria Brown, Anita Booker, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Darryl Lampkin and Rev. Mary
Frazier on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on
HIV/AIDS.

Community outreach workers and others in the health field have expressed alarm about the increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS in one particular segment of the population. Gloria Brown, Anita Booker, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Darryl Lampkin and Rev. Mary Frazier talk about those who are most at risk locally and what is being done to prevent future HIV/AIDS infections. To see a video excerpt from their discussion, click here. The complete one hour discussion about HIV/AIDS can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 28, 2009 through Friday, July 10, 2009. The show airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.


Teen Suicides: What Can Be Done to Prevent Them?

Guests for Teen Suicide Show
Toni DeMarco, Denise Chun, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Katie Luce sit on the set of the Talking with
Henrietta television show during the taping of their discussion on teen suicide.

Residents living on the Midpeninsula have been shocked by several recent teenage suicides. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Toni DeMarco, Denise Chun and Katie Luce discuss some of the reasons for these occurrences and some of the things that can be done to prevent future teen suicides. The show's three guests also share with Henrietta J. Burroughs, the show's host, the insights they've gained from their experience counseling young people and their parents. To see a video excerpt from their discussion, click here. The whole one hour discussion on teen suicides can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 14, 2009 through Friday, June 26, 2009. The show airs on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

Click here to see a brief list of area resources available for those who are coping with stress and other emotional issues.

 

What Makes a Downtown a Downtown?

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Stewart Hyland, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Goro Mitchell sit on the set of the Talk-
ing with Henrietta television show after their discussion of "What Makes a Downtown
a Downtown."

Downtown Photos

Some residents in East Palo Alto are working to create a downtown for their city. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta,
Jorge Genchi, Stewart Hyland, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Goro Mitchell, Thomas Williams and Annie Loya discuss why the group thinks that having a downtown is important. They also discuss what the group's members are doing to get East Palo Alto's residents and various other stakeholders involved in creating the plans for the city's new downtown. This show can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 31, 2009 through Friday, June 12, 2009 on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.


 

A New Vision for East Palo Alto

Guests on TV Show A New Vision for East Palo Alto
This picture shows  all of  the  participants who appeared on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. They
are shown on the set after the taping of the show. Seated from left to right on the first row:Paoasi Maa-
ma, Mike Sandoval, Henrietta J. Burroughs, East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica, Nancy Marquez and Tra-
vis Wilson. From left to right on the second row: Joshua Mason, Eduardo Ruiz, Baltazar Mendoza Jr., Ka-
lamu Chaché, Elvira Ramirez and Oscar Magana.

Find out what some East Palo Alto young people think of the vision Mayor Ruben Abrica outlined for the City of East Palo Alto in his State of the City Address on May 5. The youth and the mayor exchange ideas about what they each think is best for the city. Their lively exchange can be viewed on this most recent edition of Talking with Henrietta which can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 17, 2009 through Friday, May 30, 2009. Their discussion can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. See an excerpt from this video here.

 

Is Anyone Being Treated Unfairly?

Guestson Treated Unfairly Show
From left to right Jessica Steinberg, Matthew Fremont, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Shirley Gibson

East Palo Alto is experiencing a high number of evictions. Jessica Steinberg, Matthew Fremont, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Shirley Gibson discuss some of the controversial factors that are adding to this high number. Their discussion can be seen on Talking with Henrietta on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, April 26, 2009 through Friday, May 15, 2009. This show can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

 

Rehabilitating Parolees

guests TV Show on Parolees
                                                                                                            Photo courtesy of Lorena Cuffy
Seated from left to right: Frederick Jordan, Robert Hoover, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Officer Brian Lee and
Bakari Thompson. Standing back row, left to right: Pam Cherry, the Dir. of the Parole Reentry Program,
Maurice Hanks, Nathan Jackson, Martinique Jenkens, Kevin Rowel, Richard Williams, Sonia Carrasco, Maurice
Brown, David Lewis, the Pres. of Free at Last; East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis, Capt. Carl Estelle, Capt. John
Chalmers and Joan Johnson, the Project Manager for CAL TRANS.

The East Palo Alto Police Department runs a very special program called the Parole Reentry Program which assists parolees in the City of East Palo Alto. On April 9, Frederick Jordan, Robert Hoover, Officer Brian Lee and Bakari Thompson talked about the program with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs. During their discussion, they were joined by several members of the studio audience who shared some of their own life experiences. This edition of Talking with Henrietta can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, April 12, 2009 through Saturday, April 25, 2009. This show can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

 

Why Do City Officials Travel to Washington, D.C.?

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East Palo Alto City Manager Alvin James, East Palo Alto's Redevelopment Director Carlos Martinez,
Henrietta J. Burroughs and East Palo Alto City Council member David Woods.

In March of this year, four East Palo Alto city officials made a trip to Washington, D.C.  On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, three of those officials: East Palo Alto City Manager Alvin James, the city's Redevelopment Director Carlos Martinez and the city's Vice Mayor David Woods discuss the reason they made the trip and what it accomplished. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, March 29, 2009 through Sunday, April 11, 2009. This show can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

 

The Ravenswood City School District: Where Is It Going?

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Larry Moody, Maria De La Vega, Henrietta J. Burroughs, and Saree Mading.

The Ravenswood City School District faces many challenges. On the current edition of Talking with Henrietta, the President of the School Board Larry Moody, the district's School Superintendent Maria de la Vega and its newly elected board member Saree Mading tell host Henrietta J. Burroughs what the district and its board are doing to positively address the district's challenges. This edition of Talking with Henrietta can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Thursday, March 19, 2009 through Sunday, March 29, 2009. This show can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. In additional to the previous schedule, this show can also be seen at these additional times and days: Saturday, April 4@9:30 p.m., Sunday, April 5@8 a.m. and Saturday, April 11@9:30 p.m.

 

 

Emergency Escape by Water

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Bernardo Huerta, Arnold Hardt, Henrietta J. Burroughs, and Charles Ivan King.

A group of transportation and public works commissioners in East Palo Alto argue that public officials, especially those in East Palo Alto, should incorporate water evacuation procedures and equipment in their emergency preparedness plans. Three of these commissioners -- Bernardo Huerta, Arnold Hardt and Charles Ivan King -- discuss the reasons they think the implementation of their idea is long overdue. Their discussion can be seen on the current edition of Talking with Henrietta on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, March 1, 2009 through Saturday, March 14, 2009. This show can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.

 

Our Economic Storm: How Do We Survive It?

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Keisha Woods, Narbik Karamian, Henrietta J. Burroughs, and Arn Cenedella.

In urging support for his administration's economic stimulus plan, President Obama warned that the country is in a "perfect storm." On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Keisha Woods, Narbik Karamian, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Arn Cenedella discuss what the president meant by the term "perfect storm" and what we can do to survive it. This edition of the show can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, February 15, 2009 through Friday, February 27, 2009. This show can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. To see an excerpt from the show, go here.

 

 

What Do Local Seniors Think About Today's Politics?

Pic of guests on EPASeniors Show
Booker T. Ellis, Lorraine Holmes, Juanita Meadows, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Gertrude Wilks, Dorothy
Romes, and Onedia Branch.

We’ve heard a lot of about what young people think about politics. But what do ninety-year old seniors think? On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, several of them share some of their experiences, their thoughts about President Barack Obama and their perspectives on where this country has been and where they would like to see it go. Guests include Booker T. Ellis, Lorraine Holmes, Juanita Meadows, Gertrude Wilks, Dorothy Romes and Onedia Branch. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Thursday, January 29, 2009 through Friday, February 13, 2009. This show can also be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@3 a.m. and 11 a.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org.




Health Resolutions for the New Year

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Dr. Jolly Philip, Edith Cabuslay, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Beulah McJimsey and Luisa Buada on the set
of Talking with Henrietta.

The beginning of the year is a prime time for people to make New Year's resolutions. On this show Dr. Jolly Philip, Edith Cabuslay, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Beulah McJimsey and Luisa Buada discuss the steps people can take to enjoy better health and live longer. This discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Thursday, January 15, 2009 through Saturday, January 24, 2009. This show can also be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays@1:00 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays@8 p.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. See a video excerpt from the show here.




Crime, Violence and Racial Profiling

Guests on Crime and Violence Show
Mayor Ruben Abrica, Robert Hoover, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Palo Alto City Council member Yoriko
Kishimoto and East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis

Crime, violence and racial profiling have been hot topics of discussion in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto. The guests on this edition of Talking with Henrietta -- Mayor Ruben Abrica, Robert Hoover, Palo Alto City Council member Yoriko Kishimoto and East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis -- put all three topics in perspective. They also discuss the opportunities that can come out of these issues for both the East Palo Alto and the Palo Alto communities. Their video discussion will run on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, December 14, 2008 through Saturday, January 11, 2009. This show can also be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays@1:00 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays@8 p.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org See an excerpt from this show here.


Shows in 2008

The Future of Racial Profiling

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Prof. R. Richard Banks, Jay Thorwaldson, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Palo Alto City Council member
Patrick Burt and East Palo Alto City Council member David Woods.

A week after a local march protesting racial profiling and the passage of a resolution to end the practice, attention is now turning to additional steps that can be taken to deal with the issue. This edition of Talking with Henrietta features Prof. R. Richard Banks, Jay Thorwaldson, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Palo Alto City Council member Patrick Burt and East Palo Alto City Council member David Woods, who discuss the local and legal aspects of racial profiling and some of the concrete steps that can be taken to end the practice. Their video discussion will run on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, November 16 through Saturday, December 13, 2008. This show can also be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays@1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays@8 p.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.midpenmedia.org. Go here to see an excerpt from this show.


Election Concerns

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Dorsey Nunn, Jamie Shepard, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Jessica Weiss and Janet Wells

Many people throughout America are expressing their anxieties about the outcome of the upcoming November election and their fears about election fraud. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta. which was taped on October 23, Dorsey Nunn, Jamie Shepard, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Jessica Weiss and Janet Wells discuss many pre-election concerns that are impacting the public atmosphere surrounding this election. This discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, October 26 through Saturday, November 8, 2008. This show can also be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays@1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays@8 p.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net. See a video excerpt from the show by clicking here

 

A Discussion with the 2008 East Palo Alto City Council Candidates


Carlos Romero, M.F. Chester Palesoo, Goro Mitchell, Laura Martinez, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Bernardo Huerta,
Michael Francois, Douglas Fort and Peter Evans.


The five member East Palo City Council will have three vacant positions that will be decided upon on November 4, this coming Election Day. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, eight city council candidates discuss their vision for East Palo Alto and tell why they think they should be elected to the East Palo Alto City Council this November. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, October 12 through Saturday, October 25, 2008. This show can also be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays@1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays@8 p.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  Click here to see an excerpt from the show.

 

 

Another Election to Make a Difference

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Saree Mading, Court Skinner, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Sharifa Wilson

In this November's election, East Palo Alto voters will select new members to their local school board. On this show, Saree Mading, Court Skinner and Sharifa Wilson tell television show host Henrietta J. Burroughs why they think they should be elected to the vacant board positions. This show can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 28 through Saturday, October 11, 2008. This show can also be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays @1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays @8 p.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  See an excerpt from this video discussion here.

Click on the name of the individual candidate below to hear why each thinks he or she should be elected.

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Saree Mading                                      Court Skinner                           Sharifa Wilson

 

 

Different Approaches - Similar Goals

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Wolfram Alderson, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Maria Chavez and Stewart Hyland

On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Wolfram Alderson, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Maria Chavez and Stewart Hyland
discuss how two new organizations with different approaches are working to have a similar impact on the East Palo Alto community. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, September 14 through Saturday, September 27, 2008. During this time, the show can be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays @1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays @8 p.m. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  See an excerpt from the show here.

 

 

 

Homelessness - Why Should We Talk About It?

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Rev. Mary Frazier, Deboah Torres, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Tayischa Deldridge

The current economic downturn is causing many throughout the country to become homeless. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, the Rev. Mary Frazier, Deborah Torres, Tayischa Deldridge and show host Henrietta J. Burroughs discuss the housing crisis and the plight of those who suffer severely because of it. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, August 31 through Saturday, September 13, 2008. During this time, this show can be seen on Fridays@noon, Saturdays @1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @8 a.m. and Thursdays @8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  See an excerpt from the show here.

 

 


Surviving and Thriving in an Economic Slowdown

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Narbik Karamian, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Oscar Dominquez and Debra Ambrose

During a time when the country is experiencing an economic downturn, some say that it is possible to not only survive it, but also to thrive within it. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Narbik Karamian, Oscar Dominquez and Debra Ambrose share with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, their financial survival tips. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, August 17 through Saturday, August 30, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.   See an excerpt from the show here.

 


The World Mural Project: A Technological Wonder

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Marcus jackson, Maria Centeno, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Victor Marin and Rita Holiday

The World Mural Project involved the collaboration of 500 young people throughout the world. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Marcus Jackson, Maria Centeno, Victor Marin and Rita Holiday discuss the significance of the project with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs. They also talk about the role they each played in the project's completion. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, July 27 through Saturday, August 2, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.   Go here to see an excerpt from this show.


Make the Call

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The East Palo Alto Police Department and the Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center have partnered to create a new series called
Make the Call. Click image below to see pictures from the video and to get more information about this groundbreaking video production. To see Make the Call online go here.


Celebrating a City Anniversary


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Sharifa Wilson, Duane Bay, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Bernardo Huerta and Russell Averhart

On July 1 of this year, East Palo Alto celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this show, Sharifa Wilson, Duane Bay, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Bernardo Huerta and Russell Averhart discuss the city's hopes, dreams, struggles and its potential for the future. This edition of Talking with Henrietta can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, July 13 through Saturday, July 19, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  To see an excerpt from this show, click here.



College Funding and Immigrant Students

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Etivise Latu,Miriam Torres, Henrietta J. Burroughs. Luis Pimental and Carlota Flores

Should the children of illegal immigrants, who have been educated in the United States, be allowed to apply for and receive scholarships and grants to pursue their education, without any regard being given to their immigration status? Etivise Latu, Miriam Torres, Luis Pimental and Carlota Flores argue passionately for the rights of immigrant students. Watch how they present their case on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 29 through Saturday, July 12, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  See an excerpt from this show.

 

 

Rent Increases: An Ongoing Struggle

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William B. Webster, Henrietta J. Burroughs. Ovier Mariscal and Jeanne Merino

A serious struggle is going on in East Palo Alto over rent increases. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, William B. Webster, Ovier Mariscall and Jeanne Merino share their views about the rent increases and they give several predictions as to how the contentious situation will be resolved.
Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, June 15 through Saturday, June 28, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. To see an excerpt from this show, click here.This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  

 

The Housing Market: Bust or Rebounding?

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Milton McLaurin, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Arn Cenedella

Many people are feeling uncomfortable about the current housing market and others are suffering because of it. So, Milton McLaurin and Arn Cenedella talk with Henrietta to share their views as to whether we're in a housing bust or whether the housing market is rebounding.
Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 25 through Saturday, June 14, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. Click here to see a video excerpt from the show. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  

 

 

The Impact of Faith-based Groups

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Esther Hill, Rev. John Liotti, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Rev. Mary Frazier and Laura Martinez


Faith-based groups are getting more involved in the issues affecting local communities. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Esther Hill, Rev. John Liotti, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Rev. Mary Frazier and Laura Martines discuss who some of these groups are and
what’s behind their growing activism. Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, May 11 through Saturday, May 24, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  Click here to see a video excerpt from this show.

 

Policies and Plans - The East Palo Alto Police Department

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Capt. Carl Estelle, Capt. John Chalmers, Henrietta J. Burroughs, David Lewis and Chief Ron Davis


The East Palo Alto Police Department recently issued a Crime Emergency Declaration. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Captain Carl Estelle, Captain John Chalmers, Henrietta J. Burroughs, David Lewis and Chief Ron Davis discuss the reasons behind the emergency declaration, the effect it has had thus far, and the new policies and projects the East Palo Alto Police Department has initiated to bring positive changes to the City of East Palo Alto.  Their discussion can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 10, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. To see an excerpt from this show, click here. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.  


Providing Community Legal Services

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Nozipo Wobogo, John Frohnmayer, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Marilia Zellner


Community lawyers can devote a lot of their time assisting illegal immigrants. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Nozipo Wobogo, John Frohnmayer and Marilia Zellner tell Henrietta why community lawyers do what they do and why they think the services that they provide are legal.  Their discussion titled "Providing Community Legal Services" can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, April 13 through Sunday, April 27, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at
 www.communitymediacenter.net.  


Getting a City Fit

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Nancy Brink, Mariah Brown, Ana Soto, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Elizabeth Savusa and
Kathleen Alexander.


For more than a year, a health collaborative has worked in East Palo Alto, CA to produce several projects to encourage the residents in East Palo Alto to get and stay fit. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Nancy Brink, Mariah Brown, Ana Soto, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Elizabeth Savusa and Kathleen Alexander discuss the groups in the collaborative and the projects the collaborative developed.  Their discussion titled "Getting a City Fit" can be seen on Channel 27 on the Midpeninsula from Sunday, April 6 through Sunday, April 13, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. This show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.   These additional times and dates have been added: Tuesday, April 8 at 2 a.m. and 11 a.m., Friday, April 11 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.




Not in Our Town

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Delorme Stovall-McKee, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Patrice O'Neill

On this show, Delorme McKee-Stovall, host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Patrice O'Neill discuss how we can all work together to eliminate the harmful effects of bias in our lives. The show was taped after a half day conference titled "Beyond Us and Them: Confronting Hidden Bias in Our Community" was held in Palo Alto. McKee-Stovall and O'Neill participated in the conference. Their discussion can be can be seen from  March 16 through March 30, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. on Channel 27, which  airs locally. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net

 


Burning Issues: Land Use and Transportation

 


 Goro Mitchell, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Carlos Romero


       


Many cities have critical decisions to make concerning their local land use policies. Some of these decisions affect how millions of dollars are spent within the community. On this show, Goro Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Community Development Institute and Carlos Romero, an East Palo Alto Planning Commissioner, talk with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs to discuss the process by which some of these decisions are made and how these decisions can determine the quality of life for area residents for years to come. This show can be can be seen from  March 2 through March 16, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. on Channel 27, which  airs locally. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.



Exploring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Harold Boyd, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Peter Drekmeier, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Roy Clay



This year marks the 40 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. It's also the 45 anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington. On this edition of "Talking with Henrietta," Harold Boyd, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Peter Drekmeier and Roy Clay speak with Henrietta about the state of race relations in America and focus specifically on race relations on the Midpeninsula. Their discussion can be can be seen from  February 21 through March 8, 2008. It can be seen until February 28 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. on Channel 27, which  airs locally. These additional times and dates have been added: Sunday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 7 at 9 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 8 at 12 noon. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.
 

An Election to Make a Difference

Clent Ingram, Aaron Williamson, Pat Gemma, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Onnalee Trapp and Judy Orttung.
The state propositions and local measures on the election ballot this February 5 could bring some important changes for the State of California. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, Clent Ingram, Aaron Williamson, Pat Gemma, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Onnalee Trapp and Judy Orttung discuss the propositions and the local San Mateo County ballot measures and the effects a yes or a no vote might have local residents. This show can be seen on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. on Channel 27, which airs locally. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.



Emergency Preparedness: Are We Ready?

East Palo Alto Vice Mayor Donna Rutherford, Annette Ashton, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Jon Johnston

The Bay Area's recent storms have triggered the recurring question
of whether local communities are prepared to deal with a small or even a large scale disaster affecting our area. East Palo Alto's Vice Mayor Donna Rutherford, Annette Ashton, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Jon Johnston and Sgt. Rahn Sibley discuss this issue on the current edition of Talking with Henrietta. This show can be can be seen from January 13 through January 25, 2008 on Fridays@ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. on Channel 27, which airs locally. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.

 

 

 

 

Other guests on the show included David Tschang, Ronna Devincenzi and Sgt. Rahn Sibley

 

A Major Change is Taking Place                                               

Lorraine Holmes, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Bernardo Huerta sit on the
set of "Talking with Henrietta" at the Media Center in Palo Alto, CA.



Major changes are taking place in East Palo Alto. Lorraine Holmes, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Bernardo Huerta discuss some of these changes. Their one hour conversation covers the sale of Romic, the election of the city's new mayor, the departure of its city attorney and other topics affecting the city. This show can be can be seen from December 15 through January 9, 2008 on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. on Channel 27, which airs locally. It can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.

 

Shows in 2007

Responding to the Civil Grand Jury

 East Palo Alto City Manager Alvin James and Henrietta J. Burroughs sit on the set of "Talking with Henrietta."


Alvin James, the East Palo Alto City Manager and Henrietta J. Burroughs, the host of "Talking with Henrietta," discuss the city of East Palo Alto's response to the major findings reported by the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury. This show can be seen on the web at www. communitymediacenter.net and on Channel 27 through November on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m.


Local Grantmaking and its Impact




Mountain View Mayor Laura Macias, Dr. Emmett Carson and retired judge Patricia Bresee cut the ribbon
during the grand opening of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's new headquarters in Mt View, CA.


"Local Grantmaking and its Impact" is the subject of the next edition of Talking with Henrietta. This special edition was produced on location during the opening ceremonies for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's new headquarters. The show features an interview with the foundation's President and CEO Dr. Emmett Carson, a few perspectives from various attendees, and a roundtable discussion on community grantmaking. Starting on Thursday, October 25, this special edition can be seen on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. on Channel 27, which airs locally. It can also be soon on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.

 

Economic Development in East Palo Alto


Robert Jones, Carlos Martinez, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Stewart Hyland and Goro Mitchell
sit on the set of "Talking with Henrietta" after discussing the topic of "Economic Development in East Palo Alto."

There are those who see economic development as a good thing and there are others who are either opposed to it or have mixed feelings about it. On this show we discuss various perspectives from Robert Jones, the executive director of EPA Can Do, Goro Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Community Development Institute and Carlos Martinez, the Director of Economic Development for the City of East Palo Alto. Stewart Hyland, an organizer with the Community Development Institute also participated as a member of the studio audience. This show can be seen for the next two weeks on Channel 27 from October 4 through October 22, 2007 on Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. Fridays @ noon and Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m.The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.

 

"Youth Influencing Government Policy"


U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo speaks with television host Henrietta J. Burroughs
as they discuss the topic "Youth Influencing Government Policy."


Congresswoman Anna Eshoo joins Henrietta J. Burroughs for a one-on-one conversation on the next "Talking with Henrietta." During their one hour television discussion, Congresswoman Eshoo talks about the 14th Congressional Student Advisory Board and other current issues, including her appointment to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and her new position as chair of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, which focuses on the policies and challenges facing the 16 agencies that compose the nation's Intelligence Community. The conversation with Eshoo can be seen for the next two weeks on Channel 27 from September 15 through September 30, 2007 on Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. Fridays @ noon and Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m. The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.

 

"Keeping Our Cities Safe"


David Lewis, Henrietta J. Burroughs and East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis
sit on the set of " Talking with Henrietta"

 

David Lewis and Chief Ron Davis discuss a new program in East Palo Alto, which will provide needed services to the city's parolees. The program is called the Parole Reentry Program and it provides a unique blend of law enforcement and programming services designed to keep parolees from committing new crimes.

Viewers can see the one hour discussion on Channel 27 which airs locally on the San Francisco Midpeninsula.until September 15, 2007 on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net

 

Summer Jobs for Youth


Allan Johnson, Elizabeth Moala and Henrietta J. Burroughs discuss
"Summer Jobs for Youth."

It is widely believed that giving young people summer jobs reduces crime, drug and alcohol abuse and other antisocial behaviors that young people sometimes display. But is this belief really true? Allan Johnson, Elizabeth Moala and the show's studio audience discuss this issue with the show's host Henrietta J. Burroughs. This show aired on Channel 27 and on the web at www.communitymediacenter.net from August 2 - August 12, 2007.

 

Community Benefits


Alvin Spencer, Carlos Martinez, Henrietta J. Burroughs,
Anthony Clark and Re'Anita Burns

In a one hour televised discussion, Alvin Spencer, Carlos Martinez, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Anthony Clark and Re'Anita Burns debated whether community residents should be included in decisions that cities make with local developers. This show aired on Channel 27 and on the web at www.communitymediacenter.net from July 19- July 24, 2007.

 

"Traffic Congestion - What Can Be Done?"


John Hoang, Angah Miessi, Steve van Pelt, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Bernard Coley,
Debbie Schechter and Bernardo Huerta

Can something be done to improve area traffic congestion? John Hoang, Angah Miessi, Steve van Pelt, Bernard Coley, Debbie Schechter and Bernardo Huerta give their opinions about the question. In the process, they also share some of the recommendations that emerged from the three year old Dumbarton Dialogue Project, which brought together residents from San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. Viewers can see the one hour discussion on Channel 27 which airs locally on the San Francisco Midpeninsula.until September 15, 2007 on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.

 

"Our Criminal Justice System"

The complete one hour discussion can be seen beginning on Saturday, June 2 and on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. from June 2 through July 1 on Channel 27, which airs locally on the San Francisco Midpeninsula. The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.


"EPA Peace & Unity presents "What's Going On"

"What's Going On" is a six-episode series that is designed to provide a platform for today's collective voices within a multi-ethnic Urban Youth and Young Adult growing up in the East Palo Alto community. The series aims towards breaking a culture of silence and building bridges of communication among young people; it is a journey towards revitalizing the way we interact and how people view us.

Youth and young adults are engaged as guests on the panel, audience members and invited to perform live in the studio at the closing of the show.  This is a contribution to the freedom and independence of a new Urban Youth and the young voices that remain silent throughout in the world.

Episode 3 will be a community conversation with teens and young adults a bout the influence of alcohol and drugs. Doug Fort will host the show and speak with teens who will share their experiences with addictive substances. David Lewis, Co-founder of Free of Last, an alcohol and rehab agency in East Palo Alto, will join Doug and his guests.

If you or your youth group would like to be a member of our studio audience or perform live on our show, please let us know at epa.peace@gmail.com or call us 650.646.3855.  Studio Productions are scheduled for the following dates: June 22, July 13 & July 20.



"Immigration: Where Are We Going?"

On this show, we look at the harmful effects current immigration policies are having on area residents and we discuss how pending legislation in the U.S. Congress might change immigration laws.

The complete one hour discussion can be seen on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. from May 17 through May 30 on Channel 27, which airs locally on the San Francisco Midpeninsula. The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.

 


An Evening with Emmett Carson

In a television discussion that was produced by 3rd Eye Productions, former East Palo Alto Mayor Sarifa Wilson talks about "Your Community Foundation: Catalyzing Change" with Dr. Emmett Carson CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Eleanor Clement Glass, the foundation's Chief Giving Officer and Pat Bresee, Vice Chair of the foundation's Board of Directors.

The show airs on Channel 27: May 22 at 9 p.m., May 25 at 8 p.m., May 28 at 10 p.m., Channel 28: May 21 at 8 p.m., May 28 at 9:30 p.m.; Channel 30, May 27 at 11 p.m., and May 30 at 11:30 p.m.

This show can also be seen over the internet at the above times and dates at:http://www.communitymediacenter.net/watch/schedules/index.html

 


Tasers: Are They a Viable Option?




    

It is estimated that at least 250 people nationwide have died after they have been hit by tasers that were shot at them by the police. The Palo Alto Taser Task Force voted to recommend that the Palo Alto City Council allow its city's police department to buy and use tasers. If this permission is given, then many feel that tasers will most likely be used on residents from East Palo Alto, causing unnecessary deaths, rather than saving lives as taser supporters argue.

Aram James, a former public defender and Donald Mendoza, a member on the Palo Alto Taser Task Force share their opposing perspectives concerning tasers with talk show host Henrietta J. Burroughs. To see an excerpt from their discussion, click here.

The complete one hour discussion can be seen on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. from May 3 through May 17 on Channel 27, which airs locally on the San Francisco Midpeninsula. The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net.




How to Get Out of the Game

Doug Fort talks to his studio audience and his guests in "How to Get Out of the Game."

Doug Fort, the executive director of For Youth By Youth (FYBY), an East Palo Alto nonprofit, hosted a workshop called How to Get out of the Game during the Teen Summit, which was held in East Palo Alto in February 2007. The workshop was designed to dissuade young people from joining gangs and, if they were in a gang, it was designed to give them tips on getting out.

The workshop proved so popular, that Marina Latu, one of the organizers of t East palo Alto Peace March and Rally produced the workshop on video. In this video excerpt, he and his guests answer questions from his youthful studio audience. To see an excerpt from this show, go here. To see the dates and times it can be in its entirety, click here.




A Call to Action

While there are powerful medications for those who have the HIV virus and AIDS and while much has been done to prevent the HIV virus from spreading, both the virus and AIDS are increasing in minority communities. Given local concerns about the AIDS epidemic, the Rev. Mary Frazier, Connie Burgess, Luisa Buada and Larry Moody talk with Henrietta J. Burroughs about the spread of the disease and an upcoming program designed to alert the community. Their one hour discussion can be seen on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m., Mondays @ 8 a.m. and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. from April 19 through May 1 on Channel 27, which airs locally on the San Francisco Midpeninsula. The show can also be seen on the web at the above days and times at www.communitymediacenter.net. To see an excerpt, click here.


What are the Next Steps?

This past February a thousand people marched in the streets of East Palo Alto, CA to end an upsurge in violence in that city. Shortly after the big march, more than 300 youth met during a teen summit to share their ideas about the city with local, county and state officials. On this show, Henrietta J. Burroughs talks with several community organizers involved with the march and the summit to discuss whether the two events will have any lasting value for East Palo Alto and what the public can expect next. See an excerpt by clicking here.

This show can be seen on Channel 27 in East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and Stanford and also on the Internet at www.communitymediacenter.net on Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 p.m., Sundays @ 5 p.m, Mondays @ 8a.m., and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. through April 15, 2007.

If you would like to comment on anything you see on the show, in East Palo Alto Today or on the EPA Today web site, go to our EPA Today Online Blog.



Should We Be Concerned?

Given the number of landslides that have occurred locally within the past few weeks, Henrietta J. Burroughs and her guests talk about the possibility of a major landslide hitting the area. They also discuss whether local residents need to worry. To see an excerpt from the show, go here.

This show airs on Channel 27 through Sunday, March 25 on Mondays @ 8 a.m., Thursdays @ 8 p.m., Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @1:30 p.m. and Sundays @ 5 p.m. The show can also be seen on the web at www.communitymediacenter.net. at the above times.




Finding Foster Care

The need for foster care for youngsters is growing nationwide. Currently, there are more youngsters needing foster care than there are homes available for them. This edition of Talking with Henrietta examines the state of foster care locally.

Show guests Carlos Smith, Susan Kammerer, Diane Carleson and Beverly Beasley Johnson talk with show host Henrietta J. Burroughs about some of the problems facing foster children and some of the things that need to be done to solve the problems. Click here to see an excerpt from the show.

To see the entire discussion, watch "Talking with Henrietta," on Channel 27 Saturday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. This show will repeat on Channel 27 and on the Internet at www.communitymediacenter.net through Saturday, March 10 on Sundays @ 5 pm, Mondays@8am, and Thursdays @ 8 pm, Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 pm.




The Local Impact of Dr. Wangari Mathai

In April 2006, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Wangari Mathai, visited both Palo Alto and East Palo Alto and encouraged both city's residents to plant trees. Now 10 months later, five area residents discuss the value of her visit and the impact it is now having on Palo Alto and on East Palo, in particular. East Palo Alto City Manager Alvin James, Catherine Martineau, the Ex. Dir. of Canopy, Marty Deggeller , the former Chair of Canopy, Dave Muffly, a certified arborist and Genevra Ornelas, the program director at Canopy share their views with Henrietta Burroughs on Talking with Henrietta. The program will begin airing Thursday, February 15 on Channel 27 at 8 p.m. The discussion can also be seen simultaneously on the web at www.communitymediacenter.net.

To see two excerpts from the show, click here and here.

This show repeats over the next two weeks on: Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 pm., Sundays @ 5 pm, Mondays@8am, and Thursdays @ 8 pm




Stopping the Violence



East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Marina Latu and Pastor
Lea Uili sit on the set of "Talking with Henrietta" to discuss East Palo Alto's current
upsurge in violence.

During the first 25 days of this year, the City of East Palo Alto had 20 shootings in 20 days. East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis, community activist Marina Latu and Pastor Lea Uili talk about the shootings and discuss what the East Palo Alto Police and the community are doing to stop the violence. To see an excerpt from the show, click here.

The entire show can be seen on Channel 27 starting Thursday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. It can also be seen simultaneously on the web at www.communitymediacenter.net. Repeat times over the next two weeks are on: Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 pm, Sundays @ 5 pm, Mondays @ 8am, and Thursdays @ 8 pm.




Is Our Educational System Failing Our Children?


Gail Ortega, Eric Hartwig, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Leif Ericson and Sharifa Wilson
sit in the studio on the set of "Talking with Henrietta."

Sharifa Wilson, Leif Ericson, Gail Ortega and Eric Hartwig discuss a new collaborative, called Built to Last, that is taking steps to make sure more area youth graduate with their class and go on to college. The four discuss the collaborative's partners, goals and next steps on "Talking with Henrietta," which airs this coming Thursday, December 21 at 8 p.m. on Channel 27. The show can also be seen on the web at www.communitymediacenter.net at the same time. Repeat airings include: Fridays @ noon, Saturdays @ 1:30 pm., Sundays @ 5 pm, Mondays@8am, and Thursdays @ 8 pm

 

 


 

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