2020 State of the Commonwealth Address

Who: Governor Ralph Northam
What: Annual address to Virginia senators, delegates, and supreme court justices
When: Jan. 8, 2020 – 7 to 8 pm (EST)
Where: Richmond State Capitol

Content from the original Virginia House of Delegates recording has not been edited in any way.

To view Governor Northam’s 2019 State of the Commonwealth Address, go this post. This post also has a transcript of the Governor’s address and articles about the address. Go to Ralph Northam’s post to learn more about the Governor.

Coming soon – transcript and articles on 2020 address

Interviews with 9 NoVA representatives

This post has video interviews of nine Northern Virginia representatives and short overviews of each of them. These interviews were among the first interviews conducted by Virginia onAir.

Clockwise from upper left:

Delegate Mark Keam (D) – District 35
Delegate Karrie Delaney (D) – District 67
Delegate Ibrahim Samirah (D) – District 86
Delegate Dan Helmer (D) – District 40
Delegate Kaye Kory (D) – District 38
Delegate David Bulova (D) – District 37
Delegate Mark Levine (D) – District45
Delegate Liz Guzman (D) – District 31
State Senator Dave Marsden (D) – District 37

2019 Virginia Election Show

Time: 6 to 7 pm
Date: November 5, 2019
Lead Producers: Virginia onAir & MCN

What: Virginia OnAir and Mason Cable Network will collaborate on Tuesday November 5th, 2019 to provide our very own Live Election Coverage for the 2019 Virginia State Elections. The coverage will take place on the George Mason University campus and will be led by Katlyn Weiser and Yasmin Jaramillo who are the panelists for this event.

The coverage will include guests representing student organizations at Mason. Our guests include Kara Kline, President of GMU Democrats, Nick Priebe, President of GMU College Republicans, Julia Brice, President of GMU Students Demand Action and Kevin Damato, Virginia State Chair of Young Americans for Liberty.

About Aircasting

Our Aircasts are meant to politically inform and engage Virginians. Aircasts are live streamed and recorded videos that include viewer input and comments, and are then archived in related posts and profiles.

We focus particularly on"Online Town Halls" which are curator-assisted Aircasts.

Using their laptops, elected officials or candidates can Aircast updates, question and answer sessions, and general announcements at any time. These videos can also be archived in a candidate’s profile on the Hub.

Model of Video Updates

Democracy onAir will be encouraging officials & their staff to produce regular video updates via what we call “mobile aircasting” i.e. using smart phones & accessories to easily and inexpensively live streaming on YouTube w/chat questions from viewers.

We will be hosting these Aircasts on our YouTube channel and displaying them in specific posts and making them available to be embedded in other websites.

First Tuesday Speaker Series

Speakers:  Annie Holton, Peter Hart, Danny Diaz, Tom Davis, Terry McAuliffe, Karen Tumulty, Robby Mook, and Norman Ornstein

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday October 2, 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA

Featured Video Play Icon2020 State of the Commonwealth Address

Who: Governor Ralph Northam
What: Annual address to Virginia senators, delegates, and supreme court justices
When: Jan. 8, 2020 – 7 to 8 pm (EST)
Where: Richmond State Capitol

Content from the original Virginia House of Delegates recording has not been edited in any way.

To view Governor Northam’s 2019 State of the Commonwealth Address, go this post. This post also has a transcript of the Governor’s address and articles about the address. Go to Ralph Northam’s post to learn more about the Governor.

Coming soon – transcript and articles on 2020 address

Summary

Who: Governor Ralph Northam
What: Annual address to Virginia senators, delegates, and supreme court justices
When: Jan. 8, 2020 – 7 to 8 pm (EST)
Where: Richmond State Capitol

Content from the original Virginia House of Delegates recording has not been edited in any way.

To view Governor Northam’s 2019 State of the Commonwealth Address, go this post. This post also has a transcript of the Governor’s address and articles about the address. Go to Ralph Northam’s post to learn more about the Governor.

Coming soon – transcript and articles on 2020 address

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Interviews with 9 NoVA representativesInterviews with 9 NoVA representatives

This post has video interviews of nine Northern Virginia representatives and short overviews of each of them. These interviews were among the first interviews conducted by Virginia onAir.

Clockwise from upper left:

Delegate Mark Keam (D) – District 35
Delegate Karrie Delaney (D) – District 67
Delegate Ibrahim Samirah (D) – District 86
Delegate Dan Helmer (D) – District 40
Delegate Kaye Kory (D) – District 38
Delegate David Bulova (D) – District 37
Delegate Mark Levine (D) – District45
Delegate Liz Guzman (D) – District 31
State Senator Dave Marsden (D) – District 37

Summary

This post has video interviews of nine Northern Virginia representatives and short overviews of each of them. These interviews were among the first interviews conducted by Virginia onAir.

Clockwise from upper left:

Delegate Mark Keam (D) – District 35
Delegate Karrie Delaney (D) – District 67
Delegate Ibrahim Samirah (D) – District 86
Delegate Dan Helmer (D) – District 40
Delegate Kaye Kory (D) – District 38
Delegate David Bulova (D) – District 37
Delegate Mark Levine (D) – District45
Delegate Liz Guzman (D) – District 31
State Senator Dave Marsden (D) – District 37

Dave Marsden

Interviewer: Nader Momtaz
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Nov. 17th
Place: Sherwood Community Center
Transcript:  Coming soon

David Bulova

Interviewer: Tim O’Shea
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Early August
Place: David Bulova’s District Office
Transcript: Coming soon

Karrie Delaney

Interviewer: Kerrie Thompson
Videographer: Shuaib Ahmed
Date: Nov. 17th
Place: Sherwood Community Center
Transcript: Coming soon

Liz Guzman

Interviewer: Nader Momtaz
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Oct. 17th
Place: Liz Guzman’s District Office
Transcript: Coming soon

Dan Helmer

Interviewer: Shuaib Ahmed
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Dec. 11th
Place: Dan Helmer’s Office
Transcript: Coming soon

 

Mark Keam

Interviewer: Kerrie Thompson
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Dec. 12th
Place: Fairfax Regional Library
Transcript: Coming soon

 

Kaye Kory

Interviewer: Kerrie Thompson
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Nov. 17th
Place: Sherwood Community Center
Transcript: Coming soon

 

Mark Levine

Interviewer: Kerrie Thompson
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Nov. 17th
Place: Sherwood Community Center
Transcript: Coming soon

Ibraheem Samirah

Interviewer: Nader Momtaz
Videographer: Ny-Jhee Jones
Date: Oct. 2nd
Place: Ibraheem Samirah’s District Office
Transcript: Coming soon

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2019 Virginia Election Show

Time: 6 to 7 pm
Date: November 5, 2019
Lead Producers: Virginia onAir & MCN

What: Virginia OnAir and Mason Cable Network will collaborate on Tuesday November 5th, 2019 to provide our very own Live Election Coverage for the 2019 Virginia State Elections. The coverage will take place on the George Mason University campus and will be led by Katlyn Weiser and Yasmin Jaramillo who are the panelists for this event.

The coverage will include guests representing student organizations at Mason. Our guests include Kara Kline, President of GMU Democrats, Nick Priebe, President of GMU College Republicans, Julia Brice, President of GMU Students Demand Action and Kevin Damato, Virginia State Chair of Young Americans for Liberty.

Summary

Time: 6 to 7 pm
Date: November 5, 2019
Lead Producers: Virginia onAir & MCN

What: Virginia OnAir and Mason Cable Network will collaborate on Tuesday November 5th, 2019 to provide our very own Live Election Coverage for the 2019 Virginia State Elections. The coverage will take place on the George Mason University campus and will be led by Katlyn Weiser and Yasmin Jaramillo who are the panelists for this event.

The coverage will include guests representing student organizations at Mason. Our guests include Kara Kline, President of GMU Democrats, Nick Priebe, President of GMU College Republicans, Julia Brice, President of GMU Students Demand Action and Kevin Damato, Virginia State Chair of Young Americans for Liberty.

Participants

Moderators

Yasmin Jaramillo,
Yasmin is currently a senior at George Mason University majoring in Government and International Politics with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Yasmin is Undersecretary for Government and Community Relations in GMU’s student government and Curation Director for Democracy onAir.

Katlyn Weiser, Outreach Director for Democracy onAir
Katlyn is currently a senior at George Mason University majoring in Government and International Politics. She is also the founder and president of the GMU Virginia21 chapter and Chair of the VA21 student leadership committee and Outreach Director for Democracy onAir.

Guests

Kara Kline, President of GMU Democrats
Kara is a senior Government & International Politics major from Charlottesville, VA.

Nick Priebe, President of GMU College Republicans

Julia Brice, President of GMU Students Demand Action

Kevin Damato, Virginia State Chair of Young Americans for Liberty
Liberty Alliance is the liberty-minded student organization that Kevin co-founded at George Mason University.

Sponsors

Mason Cable Network
Mason Cable Network, also known as MCN, is the student operated television network airing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to approximately 6,000 residents on the Fairfax Campus.

Democracy onAir
Democracy onAir, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization run by Gen Z students, oversees the development and curation of state Hubs like Virginia onAir and the onAir chapters based in public universities throughout a state. Virginia onAir is a pilot for other state Hubs and chapters which we plan on establishing in 2020.

Mason Votes
In any election, information is power. Mason Votes is built to be the one-stop portal for everything Patriots need to know about the upcoming election. With Mason Votes, you can make sure that your opinion counts.

WGMU

WGMU Radio is the one and only free-form student-run radio station of George Mason University since 1980. WGMU streams on the web 24/7 providing an eclectic collection of today’s hottest music and an array of local and undiscovered artists. Currently we have 80 hours of live and original programming every week.

Fourth Estate

Fourth Estate is George Mason University’s official student-run news outlet.The publication was formed in fall 2013 in collaboration with the student newspaper, Broadside, and a student-run news website, Connect2Mason.

2018 University Elections Show

Below is Mason Cable Network”s election show broadcast last year on November 6.

Last year’s show featured exit poll results from Merten Hall and exclusive interviews with Professor Victor, Dean Rozell, Mason Votes, Roosevelt at Mason and more!

Panelists: Angelique Arintok, Alex Shedd, and Tim O’Shea, Executive Director for Democracy onAir

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Virginians onAir 2About Aircasting

Our Aircasts are meant to politically inform and engage Virginians. Aircasts are live streamed and recorded videos that include viewer input and comments, and are then archived in related posts and profiles.

We focus particularly on"Online Town Halls" which are curator-assisted Aircasts.

Using their laptops, elected officials or candidates can Aircast updates, question and answer sessions, and general announcements at any time. These videos can also be archived in a candidate’s profile on the Hub.

Summary

We focus particularly on“Online Town Halls” which are curator-assisted Aircasts.

Using their laptops, elected officials or candidates can Aircast updates, question and answer sessions, and general announcements at any time. These videos can also be archived in a candidate’s profile on the Hub.

About Aircasting

We believe that Aircasting is a key component of any elections Hub. Hub visitors can view all the scheduled and archived Aircasts under the “onAir” tab. If an Aircast is streaming at the time that a Hub visitor lands on the home page, then it’s widget will appear and be playing on the home page.

Online Town Halls

Politicians and their staff, trained by our Aircasters, can produce online town halls using only a laptop. Post Aircaster or Staff Member for candidate schedules weekly update interview in our or the politician’s YouTube channel and sends YouTube link & Feature Image to Curator to put into appropriate post(s). Equipment can be upgraded to HD webcam, HD videocamera, better lighting and microphone. Aircasters can assist elected officials, candidates, and their staff with various customized options that their existing computers and other available hardware and software.

Aircasting Events

Chapter organized events like Candidate Days and forums can be aircasted so interested residents can remotely view and interact with the event participants.  Minimum equipment required for aircasting an event is a HD camera, an encoder for the live streaming, and a laptop to monitor the chat questions. An event producer can, if they choose to, upgrade up to a mobile studio setup like how TV networks record on site Town Halls.

 

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Model of Video Updates

Democracy onAir will be encouraging officials & their staff to produce regular video updates via what we call “mobile aircasting” i.e. using smart phones & accessories to easily and inexpensively live streaming on YouTube w/chat questions from viewers.

We will be hosting these Aircasts on our YouTube channel and displaying them in specific posts and making them available to be embedded in other websites.

Summary

Democracy onAir will be encouraging officials & their staff to produce regular video updates via what we call “mobile aircasting” i.e. using smart phones & accessories to easily and inexpensively live streaming on YouTube w/chat questions from viewers.

We will be hosting these Aircasts on our YouTube channel and displaying them in specific posts and making them available to be embedded in other websites.

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First Tuesday Speaker Series @MasonFirst Tuesday Speaker Series

Speakers:  Annie Holton, Peter Hart, Danny Diaz, Tom Davis, Terry McAuliffe, Karen Tumulty, Robby Mook, and Norman Ornstein

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday October 2, 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA

About the Speaker Series
Initial article from Mason News  Sept. 7, 2018

From Mason News September 24, 2018
By Damian Cristodero

Steven Pearlstein believes the main reason that many people, particularly students, are skeptical about politics is because of their information—or lack thereof.

“Because of what they’ve read or heard, they have a misconception about what campaigns and politics are about,” he said, “about why campaigns behave the way they do, about why voters vote the way they do.”

The Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University is trying to change that with his First Tuesday speaker series, so named because the series leads to Election Day, which is Nov. 6, the first Tuesday of the month.

Held in conjunction with Pearlstein’s Honors College seminar (HNRS 131 Contemporary Society in Multiple Perspectives), the Tuesday series in Fenwick Library’s Main Reading Room on the Fairfax Campus features speakers immersed in contemporary politics. Those include former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, now a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government; Mason alumnus Danny Diaz, who was Jeb Bush’s campaign manager; and Washington Post political columnist Karen Tumulty.

“When they actually see a real human being talk, it humanizes [political experts] in a way and makes you a lot less cynical,” said Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post. “You can also pick up a lot of information about what’s important in campaigns, how people who are involved think about it. But you need to see that. I can tell [students], but it wouldn’t mean anything. They have to see it.”

Experiences are the driver of Pearlstein’s class, which operates without a textbook—though, in a real sense, Pearlstein said, “The textbook is being written in real time every week by The Washington Post and The New York Times and Politico and CNN and Fox News. [The students] have to go read this stuff.”

In one exercise, students are matched with individuals in the community who have differing political views. Once a week, students speak with their partners. Those conversations are then explored in the classroom.

The First Tuesday speaker series, which is also open to faculty, staff and the community (coffee and donuts are served, by the way), enhances the course work.

Mason Visiting Professor Anne Holton, former secretary of education for Virginia and wife of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., spoke about the emotional rollercoaster a family goes through during a political campaign. Peter Hart, one of the nation’s top analysts of public opinion, explained how political polls reflect the mood of the moment and should not be thought of as election predictors.

“These talks are very cool,” said Nick Steinmetz, a sophomore majoring in government and international politics. “It’s [about] understanding politics and understanding campaigns in a much more fleshed-out, nuanced way. It opens up views I didn’t think about.”

“It’s just a great series to be doing in a community that is politically engaged, as is this one,” Holton said. “I was thrilled to be part of it.”

First Tuesday Speaker Series @Mason

Mason Visiting Professor Anne Holton, former Virginia secretary of education and wife of Sen. Tim Kaine, spoke with Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein about how political campaigns impact the family of a candidate. Photo by Damian Cristodero.

Tom Davis

George Mason University rector and former GOP congressman from Virginia

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday October 2, 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Aircaster: Jim McLean, Information Technology Services and Mason onAir

Terry McAuliffe

Mason Distinguished Visiting Professor and former governor of Virginia

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday October 16, 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Aircaster: Cruz Sanchez, Mason Cable Network and Mason onAir

Karen Tumulty

Washington Post political columnist

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday October 23 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Aircaster: Cruz Sanchez, Mason Cable Network and Mason onAir

Robby Mook

Former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday October 30, 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Aircaster: Cruz Sanchez, Mason Cable Network and Mason onAir

Norman Ornstein

Co-author of the book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks,” and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday November 13, 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
AircasterJim McLean and Mason onAir

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