Shadow Politics, May 15, 2016
This Sunday our guest is Stephen L. Kolb. Steve is an organizer, writer, photographer, videographer, actor and film maker. He is currently working on a documentary film on the movement for DC statehood. A lot has been going on in Washington to help educate and revitalize our effort for statehood!
Guest, Stephen L Kolb
Stephen L. Kolb is an organizer, writer, photographer, videographer and actor. He is currently working on a documentary film on the movement for DC statehood.
Following the 2004 national election, Stephen teamed up with a small group highly motivated creatives and began producing a weekly, two-hour video magazine, MediaEdge, covering local political and cultural events airing on four Public Access stations in the Sacramento, CA market. WeTheMedia, the group’s mission has been to foster and encourage an informed and motivated electorate incapable of letting another 2000 or 2004 election happen by virtue of its education and civic involvement.
We the Media is an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to bringing independent progressive video programming to community cable access channels.
While there, Stephen covered the American Friends’ Service Committee Eyes Wide Open “Boots Project” 60- city tour. During its three days in Sacramento, he produced an 8-minute piece for an upcoming broadcast. “Eyes Wide Open: a video tone poem,” was recognized with a WAVE (Western Access Video Excellence) Award
and two National Hometown Video Festival Awards for professional production. MediaEdge now airs on eight PEG channels from Eureka/Arcata, CA to Cambridge, MA.
Stephen is a General Member of the American Society of Media Photographers (film and video), the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association. In late 2007, he moved with his wife of now 36 years to Washington, DC and has continued freelance photo and video production along with a part-time job working as a Trainer at an Apple Computer Store in Northern Virginia.
Stephen holds a Master of Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from UCLA.
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