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What Just Happened?

Did you participate in the 2016 presidential election? Were you surprised by the outcome and wondering what it means? The 2016 Zeidman Colloquium on Politics & the Press held this panel on November 19, 2016 that discussed the major events of the 2016 presidential election as well as the media's coverage of those events. The panelists were Evan Osnos of The New Yorker, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, Peter Hamby of Snapchat, and David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post. The panel was moderated by Professor Philip Bennett, Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy. The event was presented by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy.

Centerfest 2016

TPC was a proud participant in Durham’s 42nd annual Centerfest Arts Festival in 2016. Centerfest 2016 featured more than 145 juried visual artists showcasing their original, handcrafted work in Clay, Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Wood, Jewelry, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. The festival also featured 75 acts and more than 600 performers live on 6 stages providing continuous music, dance, and entertainment. With hands-on arts activities and entertainment for kids, locally-sourced foods and international cuisine, and participation from over 40 Durham area non-profit, government, and civic organizations, Centerfest 2016 provided everyone with the range of what the Durham area arts scene has to offer. The 43rd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival will take place on September 16th & 17th, 2017. For more information, check out the Centerfest 2017 website..

#WhoCounts? Barriers to Immigrant Voting in North Carolina

#WhoCounts gives voice to marginalized immigrant communities who seek the same rights as all other U.S. citizens. It focuses on questions of who counts as an American, whose vote counts, and who is doing the counting. TPC is joining other independent media in harnessing the transformative power of journalism to show how people in our Durham community are directly impacted by the political debate on immigration. On Friday, October 14, 2016 the Media Consortium, a national network of independent news outlets, and the People’s Channel, Chapel Hill’s community TV station, co-hosted a press briefing on barriers immigrant citizens face to voting in North Carolina. Watch this video, #WhoCounts North Carolina, to hear how voter rights and changing demographics intersect in North Carolina.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Durham County

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Durham County (RSVP) provides personalized volunteer placement services and support for community members age 55 who want to make a difference through volunteer service. TPC partnered with RSVP to produce videos that introduce the public to the opportunities and services that RSVP has to offer. RSVP volunteers have the opportunity to meet new people, stay active and engaged, and know they are making a difference for their community. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from one to over forty hours a week, serving nonprofit and public agencies to help meet critical community needs. Watch the video to hear their stories and visit the RSVP website to learn more.

Jeff’s Jog

Here’s a funny video Production Services made for The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. It played at the Business Excellence Awards ceremony as an intro for the MC, Jeff Polish.   The set-up: Jeff was late and had forgotten about hosting the BEA's, so the stage manager makes a phone call from the stage and this video plays on the big screen.  At the end, Jeff ran in and feigned exhaustion.  It was a hit!