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Sci-fi Journal - Jan'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for January 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Morisseau, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''Captain Marvel'', ''Aladdin'', and ''Artemis Fowl''. Jay Kingston visits the studio with a book review of the Earthrise series by Daniel Arenson. Calvin does Game Over with the latest news in home video releases and video games, including a trailer for Resident Evil 2 and a quick look at Intellivision Amico, and Ian shouts out to Kingdom Hearts 3 and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.

Sci-fi Journal - Dec'18

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Sci-Fi Journal for December 2018 shot live at Rhode Island Comic Con with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Morisseau, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. We open the show with a brief introduction and what we are looking forward to seeing and doing while at RI Comic Con. Calvin does an interview with Travis Landry of Bruneau and Co. Auctioneers. James interviews actor Jason Marsden about his voice and acting work. Ian interviews artist Pui Che of PUILLUSTRATED. Marc interviews T.J. Feldman about Sol Sector, a Star Trek fan club.

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PLEASE NOTE:  AFTER THIS EPISODE #702, MEDIA EDGE WILL BE TAKING A BREAK.

After more than 700 consecutive weeks (since April 3, 2005) of providing two hours of progressive programming every week to cable access channels throughout the United States, "Media Edge" will suspend its operations for awhile.  During this hiatus, we will be re-tooling to upgrade to high definition video, in addition to getting some much-needed rest (and dealing with health-related issues).

Thank you very much for your continuing interest in the programs we have shown on "Media Edge."

Strata - Portraits of Humanity - Nov'18

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(1) Dr. Chloe Duckworth, alias “ArchaeoDuck,” covers the archaeology behind a news story from 2016, about how iron from a meteorite was used to make a dagger found in an ancient Egyptian tomb. Plus awesome tips on researching and learning for free online! (2) This journey of beautiful art and nature showcases the grandeur of Ambajogai city in Maharashtra, India, which was a center of cultural developments around the 10th and 11th century. Seven inscriptions have come to light there, informing on the town structure and local cultural heritage.

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"Last Hours" (11 minutes)

“Last Hours” was written by Thom Hartmann and co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s father, George. This short documentary leaps far ahead of immediate issues of oceans rising to take away coastland. Frequent extreme weather events are happening in unusual places, causing record breaking destruction. Hurricanes, tornadoes, ice, hail and snow storms, floods, droughts, wildfires all over the planet are happening nearly every week.

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"Saving the Heart and Soul of Our Democracy: Why America needs a Poor People’s Campaign and a National Moral Revival" (1 hour, 56 minutes)

This entire episode of Media Edge will include our recording of a spellbinding presentation by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber in Sacramento on November 3, 2017 at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church

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"What Do You Think When You Look at Me?" (16.5 minutes)

When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? Mogahed asks us to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.

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"Just Say No to Space Force" (9 minutes)

How can we deal with health care needs, climate change, and growing poverty when Trump and his followers want to build “Pyramids to the Heavens?”

Keep Space for Peace Week will be October 6-13 this year.

"Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons" (23 minutes)

This short documentary follows the transformative stories of former gang members as they share their childhood mental and physical abuse, growing up in the gang lifestyle, and the hope they now have through the healing power of therapy.