Independent Video Producers on San Antonio Public Access TV

Thursday, December 15, 2011

San Antonio Christmas

From the Springtime65 Show, Saturdays 10:30pm. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV, TV4SA.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Become a No-Kill City Pt 2

The Reno Humane Society give a talk on how they became a no kill city for dogs and cats. Part 2. Talk given in San Antonio TX. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to Become a No-Kill City Pt 1

Bonney Brown from the Nevada Humane Society in Reno talks on how they became a no-kill city for homeless dogs, cats and other pets. The talk was given in San Antonio TX. Part 1 This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.

Monday, October 3, 2011

KISSIT Endless Music FV3 VIDEO

Kiss Tribute Band Concert. this clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV. TV4SA PATV

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Funny Citizen at City Budget Hearing

Who say's City Budget Hearings have to be boring? Filmed at the District 2 City of San Antonio Budget Hearings, where the citizens get their say for 3 minutes on an open mike. This clip was San Antonio Public Access TV. TV4SA PATV

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Open Letter to City of San Antonio Leaders on a Long Time Public Access TV Issue

This Doesn't Have to Be...

CITY BUDGET HEARINGS are happening across the City of San Antonio this week and next. This is the time when we are suppose to make our voices heard about how the City of San Antonio is spending a budget of over 2 Billion Dollars. We, the local public access producers, have requested, lobbied and even pleaded with our City Leaders through the past 6 years about building a Community Media Center, with a state of the art studio for our citizens to use, paid for with the State Cable Franchising Fees. We’ve waited 6 years and although we do have a small micro studio that was built for the community (at a cost of about 1 million), It is way too smal and doesn't replace what we formerly had at the Time Warner Studios. it still appears the bulk of the money (20 to 30 million) collected from the cable franchising fees is spent on other City of San Antonio Media needs (i.e. a state of the art/new broadcasting studio at City Hall, for use by the City Council/leaders only) and not the community at large of Public Access Producer needs. This should not be an either or issue.

We know some of that money has been spent on infrastructure, but that is not what we are or have been asking for. We want a community studio. A real one like what Austin has. Paid for by the cable franchising fees, which is what those fees were intended for, capital expenditures for the citizens at large (not just for City Hall).

We have had countless meetings in the past with just about all the City Council members that have come in and out of office during the past 6 years and they always give us lip service, that a new Community Studio is a great idea, "let me get back with you on that after I speak to a few people"...but then nothing is ever heard from them again. (sigh) And this scenario repeats itself each year without fail. The long time City Staffers know the history of this issue very well, which started in 2005. Ask them about it.

We will be taking the opportunity (Local Independent Producers who would benefit) to speak at the next set of budget hearings so that our city staff and leaders know that we have not forgotten about this. We have been watching the City of San Antonio and how it spends the Cable Franchising Fee monies, and we are not happy.

For those of you from the Public who would like to participate in the budget hearing presentations, most of the hearings are at 6pm, at various community centers, one for each district in the City. They last 2-3 hours. Here is a link for City Budget Presentations Your local City Council Person should be there so it is a chance for you to meet and hear from them and sometimes the Mayor (Julian Castro) shows up. Come on Mayor Castro, show us you mean business on putting San Antonio in the 21st Century, let us at least be on par with Channel Austin.

By the time these hearings take place the City budget (2 BILLION DOLLARS) is pretty much already decided; but at least the City of San Antonio can hear from us and know that we are not going away and are definitely not satisfied with how the money has being spent so far. The voice of the local media community should be taken into account. We still need a real Community Access TV Studio. We can get one built for about 10 million. You've received at least 20 million over the past 6 years in cable franchising fees. It would create local construction jobs. It would put us on par with Austin, who by the way Channel Austin Public Access Studio has received funding from the City of Austin for next fiscal year, including for operating expenses, despite their cable franchise agreement ending this month, which is the same as what happened to San Antonio at the end of 2005.

The city of San Antonio collects Cable Franchise fees of between 2-5 MILLION (they won't tell us exactly how much, it is apparently a tightly held secret) each year so the City has had plenty of money to choose to build a studio since 2005. The current staff that run the 2 small studios at City Hall could just as well run a larger state of the art facility, so there is no excuse other than the City doesn't want to/doesn't think it's important/thinks it knows isn't important. We feel otherwise and after all, that is what the money was meant to be used for, capital expenditures for the citizens benefit.

We no longer believe the rhetoric that there is nothing that can be done about building a community studio, that the City's hands are tied. Austin DID IT! Why can't we? Let's not live up to our bumper sticker mentality of Keep San Antonio Lame. Put us on par with other media and technology focused cities across America. We are after all one of the top 10 largest cities in the country, let's act like it. This is money that is being collected on a perpetual basis. As long as there is cable TV in San Antonio, the cable franchise fees continue to roll in. So why not?

We hope you will consider this once again. Or we can do this all again next year.


The local San Antonio Independent Media and Public Access TV Producers of San Antonio

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Inventors at the Pet Expo San Antonio

The Inventor of Power Paws Dog socks tells us about her product at the San Antonio Pet Expo. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV, TV4SA.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Talk About it Pet Campaign

Filmed at the San Antonio Pet Expo, July 2011. Airing during August on the 411 Show. Saturdays 12:30pm, Thursday 8:30pm on San Antonio Public Access TV.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Whookie's Pet Grooming

Filmed at the San Antonio Pet Expo. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.
Airing on the 411 Show during August 2011.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kalaya Indian Dance No 2

Kalaya Indian Dance performs at Luminaria 2011 in San Antonio TX. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Seme Jatib Proyectos en Movimiento No. 1

Performance at Luminaria 2011 in San Antonio TX. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lulu's Restaurant

Roland from the Springtime65 Show takes us to Lulu's Restaurant in San Antonio

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ballet Conservatory of South Texas – Here Comes the Sun

The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas performs at San Antonio Luminaria Arts Night 2011. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ballet Conservatory of South Texas – Yesterday

The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas performs at San Antonio Luminaria Arts Night 2011. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.

Monday, April 4, 2011

San Antonio Jazz Ensemble - Salome

San Antonio Jazz Ensemble performs at San Antonio Luminaria Arts Night 2011. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Submitted by local San Antonio Magician Dave King:
I thought some of you would appreciate this e-mail from my brother. He once gave me a tour (in the wee hours of the morning) of the nuclear power plant where he worked for many years.


As a former nuclear power plant operator, I have to say, the disaster in Japan is likely worse than anything I ever imagined. The problem was, most every plant built depends on the assumption that a minimal supply of electrical power can be had within a short time of a major accident. The plant where I worked was hit by a tornado when I worked there, and we lost "off-site power" due to downed high-voltage power lines ("the grid") for about two and a half days. However, we had two "emergency diesel generators" which supplied the power we needed to power emergency equipment during the time we had no off-site power available. I manned one of them for two 12-hour shifts following the tornado, and they worked fine, in spite of the fact that the room temperature of the room where the EDG I was responsible for stayed at 126 degrees for most of the time. When the reactor "trips", and there is a loss of off-site power, there is battery power for the few seconds it takes the EDGs to start and come up to speed and begin to supply emergency power. One EDG is enough to run all the needed emergency equipment, and we had two in service. During the time I worked there, they installed a third EDG, just incase the two EDGs failed to work.

These EDGs have engines that are basically the same as a diesel engine in a locomotive engine. The theory is that so long as you can get more fuel in to run the EDGs, you can stay in that condition for a very long time if needed.

There are more details, but EVERY plan assumes you can get some emergency electrical power back within a reasonable amount of time, and you use it to run your most vital safety equipment, mostly pumps, valves, and indicators.

The problem with this event in Japan was, after the initial accident that was triggered by the earthquake, the safety systems likely would have performed just fine...except the earthquake was followed immediately by the tsumami...a massive wave or waves of water that would have disabled everything electrical, and flooded the EDGs, making them useless. All the seawater would have shorted out most everything electrical.

As if the fuel in the reactors wasn't bad enough, at least that fuel has a reactor vessel around it, and a containment vessel (a large stainless steel "tank") that the entire reactor vessel is located within, with plenty of empty space to hold steam and pressure. But, with no electrical pumps available to remove the heat produced in the fuel, eventually the heat wins. Any water left boils away, exposing fuel rods. Exposed fuel rods start to melt, and a reaction between the atmosphere and some of the metal in the rods produces hydrogen gas, which is explosive. The generators in a power plant are also full of hydrogen, and the hydrogen in them can also explode if mixed with air. These hydrogen explosions, both in the reactor building due to the hydrogen produced as the fuel rods start to melt, and in the generator buildings, can produce fires as well as the violent explosions. As if all this wasn't enough, it sounds as if the "spent fuel pools" were breached from the earthquake, or perhaps the water just boiled away because cooling was lost to the pools, but uncovered fuel will eventually melt. So, you have melting fuel both in the reactor cores, hopefully still inside a reactor "containment building", and melting fuel in "spent fuel pools", basically like swimming pools full of used fuel rods from past running cycles. These pools don't produce a lot of heat normally, but with NO cooling, they will eventually get hot enough to boil the water away, causing the spent fuel to melt, just like the fuel in the reactors. This might even be worse than the melting in the reactors, because at least the fuel in the reactors have more barriers between them and the environment.

The situation tonight is grave. Evidently, the control rooms have been abandoned, meaning they have pretty much given up hope, since they have no electrical power, and no way to run any emergency pumps to keep the fuel covered with water. On TV, they show helecopters dumping water from the air on the reactor buildings. Not sure why they are wasting their time doing such a useless thing...there's no way that will make any difference at all, and the people in the helecopters are getting irradiated for no good reason, and the helecopters will just stir up particulate radiation.

The guys going in the plants now, with seemingly no good plan or equipment, are most likely just giving their lives in vain. Once again, a major waste of human life.

If this event is no worse than Chernobyle, they will be very lucky in my opinion. I think it may be far worse. They need our prayers.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Squirrel Tease

Funniest play between the native squirrel and the domestic dogs. From the Springtime65 Show.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Public Access TV Show In the Minds Eye

"INTHEMINDSEYE" program will air Tuesday's @ 6:00p.m and Friday's @ 4:00p.m. on PATV

PATV (PUBLIC ACCESS)can be seen on the following video providers:

Time Warner Digital Cable Channel 20 - Grande Cable Channel 19 - AT&T U-verse Channel 99

First Episode for In the Minds Eye is on Curanderos or natural healers. Congrats to David Ramirez for Producing his for Public Access TV Show in San Antonio.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snow Day in San An tonio TX

San Antonio experienced its 1st snow in over 20 years on Feb 4, 2011. It was a light snow but snow none the less. This clip was for San Antonio