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Prohibition Digital Storytelling Class September 9-11 and 16-18

Nine Academy

The Nine Network of Public Media offers digital storytelling training to individuals and organizations to help them tell and share their stories of impact. Through the Nine Academy, participants will develop 21st century communication skills and feel empowered to tell important stories about their communities. Nine Academy classes are intended to build capacity and increase pride in St. Louis communities; connect individuals and organizations to each other and to the larger St. Louis region; and empower individuals to get involved in their community and take action on issues that are important to them. Everyone has a story, and these stories inform our greater community.

Nine Academy participants are trained to use a small, digital handheld camera and video editing software to create a short (three minutes or less) video telling a story about community impact. Videos created by participants will be distributed on Nine’s many online distribution platforms. Visit our YouTube channel at to get an idea of what our Community Producers have accomplished through Nine Academy.

Digital storytelling classes are 20 to 30 hours long and are scheduled during the daytime and evenings throughout the month. All Nine Academy classes take place at the Nine Network of Public Media located at 3655 Olive Street, in Grand Center.

If you are part of a nonprofit organization interested in taking a digital storytelling class, your organization can partner with The Nine Network of Public Media. The ideal participants will be from organizations that believe that continued use of digital storytelling will improve their overall effectiveness. These individuals can be staff, volunteers, board members, or youth (high school age or older).

If your organization is interested in participating in this project or if you have questions regarding Nine Academy, please contact Nine Academy Project Manager, Ed Reggi at or call 314-512-9144.

Digital Storytelling

Ken Burns: Prohibition


Global Warming

Al Gore compares climate change skeptics to racists by By Andrew Jones

Al Gore continued his criticism of climate change skeptics in an interview with Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky on UStream, going as far as to compare them to the racists of the 20th century.

“There came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the conversation and in years past they were just natural,” Gore said. “Then there came a time when people would say, ‘Hey, man why do you talk that way, I mean that is wrong. I don’t go for that so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’ That happened in millions of conversations and slowly the conversation was won. We have to win the conversation on climate.”

When asked by Bogusky about Rick Perry’s recent comments against climate change, Gore focused on not just the Texas governor, but the entire anti-science movement.

“This is an organized effort to attack the reputation of the scientific community as a whole, to attack their integrity, and to slander them with the lie that they are making up the science in order to make money,” Gore said.

“These scientists don’t make a lot of money. They’re comfortable as they should be, but they don’t make a lot of money. It’s not in their nature to get ready to constantly defend themselves against political attacks. That’s not want they expected to be doing in their lives.”

WATCH: Video from UStream, which occurred on August 27, 2011.

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