Assorted events and news of interest

Posted by Mitchell - September 20, 2008 (entry 609)

* This Monday, September 22, marks OneWebDay, "a place for you to tell how the Internet has changed your life and what OneWebDay means to you." There's also an online time capsule that's being organized.

* This Monday, in Chicago, there will also be an all-day event at the Old Town School of Folk Music by the excellent Future of Music Coalition. The event is called What's the Future for Musicians

* Be sure to check out the CMA sister site at, and all the developments (with more coming) on the DTV transition and its problems on the DTVredalert blog.

* On the front to save public access television against the predations of state video franchise laws and the corporations that push them, there was a congressional hearing this week featuring testimony from Chicago's CAN TV, which has been pretty successful. There's even been some local (hack) coverage and some online commentary of same.

UPDATE: Video of the hearing is now online. See also this link on the Keep Us Connected website.

* Charges against journalists who were arrested covering the protests around the 2008 RNC have been dropped.

* Local movies to watch: Trouble the Water and Battle in Seattle.

But wait, there's more! Local billionaire tyrant Same Zell gets sued by some of his Los Angeles employees. Meanwhile, Zell returns the love.

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