Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Voice of America - Cultural Odyssey

In the midst of Kansas Arts Commission application prep, the town of Lucas had a wonderful visit from a producer/director of pieces for Voice of America, the US Government's multimedia broadcasting service in ver 44 languages.

Joseph was in town interviewing people about M.T. Liggett, an Outsider Artist in Mullinville KS with a political bent to his public art expressions. While in town, though, he thoroughly covered the other attractions here, to be used in an upcoming Cultural Odyssey program. Lots of video taken, to be editied down to a snapshot of the Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas, Lucas...

You may see the Scout Vehicle, or the World's Largest Souvenir Travel Plate if you catch a broadcast later this winter...

From the VOA Website:
Where can you go to find seven hours of TV and 98 hours of radio per week, daily comprehensive and objective news by e-mail, and a dynamic web page with text as well as audio and video – all in Chinese? VOA, of course!

With so much programming in both Mandarin and Cantonese, everyone can find a favorite program or feature. On television, for example, Issues & Opinions presents discussions Monday through Thursday on the current events everyone is talking about, and invites your participation. Cultural Odyssey provides a weekly look at arts and entertainment, and American Report gives a snapshot of the U.S. each week in Cantonese as well as in Mandarin. Local broadcasters such as ATV in Hong Kong, and TVBS and ETTV in Taiwan carry VOA television programs. All shows are also available direct from satellite.

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