Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Feeling the Absence of Kingston Area Public Television...

According to whomever I spoke to at the Board of Elections office yesterday, it was unclear - as of yet (yesterday) if any primary elections were going to be held... [If so, the date would be September 15th)

According to an article that starts on the front page of today's Daily Freeman, there is just one primary election scheduled for September 15...

According to other sources, there are at least three primary elections scheduled for September 15th...

And...

Say...

What?

Tell me --- if I put my time and effort into pulling together the proposed (see below) meetings (my heart has taken another whack...) - would anybody (Ward / District) even come?

Does anyone out there --- other than political "ins" - a handful of community activists - and the candidates themselves even know who is running?

Does anyone care?

I missed making some invites to the meetings...

Me...

Researcher (lol) extraordinaire!

So my apologies go out to Ms. DeFalco - and to whomever else I missed that might be in the mix...

Geesh...

Public Access television - now I REALLY feel it - was a TREMENDOUS resource in regard to giving us a glimpse of candidates, keeping us up to date on changes, etc...

And without KAPA?

I don't even know exactly - FOR SURE - in regard to Ward 5 - who all of the candidates are!

Sure, I could call here, call there, etc. - and find out some things...

But after someone at the Board of Elections told me yesterday that there were no scheduled primaries as of yet...

And the Freeman told me today that there is just one primary scheduled...

And another source told me today that there are at least three primaries scheduled...

Whom exactly do I turn to for cold warm hard soft FACTS?

And, again - if I hold the proposed meetings - who will come?

I've have received (Thank You) responses from some folks --- I have venues and dates I'm checking out --- and apparently (again, my apologies) I've got more invites to extend...

But I "may" trim this down to just the "meet the public" meeting or meetings - and leave the debates (if there are to be any) to someone else...

Truth, Love, Peace, Equality, Humane Justice and INFORMATION PLEASE...

NS

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is such a shame that Kingston Public Access has been shut down. Woodstock public access just was voted about $10,000 more from the town. Saugerties is doing well, and PANDA (Northern Dutchess County) is doing a fine job, even with the recent problems they've had.

The reason KPA is off the air can be traced to one man, and I don't even have to say who it is. Everybody knows who he is.

N. S. said...

I also feel that KAPA has been undermined (intentionally or no) by some person or persons; but I have to respectfully disagree with anyone knowing - at this point - exactly who that person (s) is and/or are.

In fact, I've heard different folks mention at least five different names in this (negative) light; and I have certainly developed my own ideas about it...

That said, let's hope KAPA makes it back on the air - and soon! KAPA is important for a number of reasons - and there should be (in my opinion...) an investigation into why KAPA (why has this saga been allowed to go on and on and on?) is not as successful as the other stations mentioned.