The Latest Videos Produced at MEA
A team from the MEA/KDOL TV video production class produced this
profile of West Oakland’s Kinetic Arts Center, a circus arts community
that provides Bay Area youth and adults an array of circus, physical
theatre & fitness programs.
Harlem Shake MEA Style
Tuesday, Thursday Class
MetWest High School Section
The Barbie Complex : Teens and Body Image
Edition III—Youth Focus: Oakland’s Future with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, March 15, 2012
“I believe that a job stops a bullet. I think a lot of young people wouldn’t be on the streets if we could provide them with real jobs.” Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Youth Focus, April 14, 2011
Mayor Jean Quan first appeared on Youth Focus in April 2011. She returned to the KDOL-TV studio on March 15, 2012 to report on her campaign pledge to help young people in Oakland. The young moderators and panelists sat face-to-face with the mayor to ask how her administration has been progressing on education, jobs, violence and safety, and the city’s relationship with youth.
Girls Without Borders
KDOL TV students from Oakland International High Sschool take a look at Soccer without Borders, an Oakland-based organization that promotes community both locally and worldwide. Produced in Spring 2012.
Fried Chicken: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?
“Fried Chicken: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?” was the grand prize winner of the “24 Seconds to Change the World Contest” sponsored by the Alameda County Public Health Department. The film was produced by the students from the KDOL/MEA Faces for the Future Health Initiative.
Yamaja in America
Yemaja is the Goddess of the Sea, who is celebrated in Africa and the Africa Diaspora. A team from the KDOL TV video production class explores the meaning of the figure through the celebration of Brazilian dance.
Fast for Peace © 2012
MEA students at KDOL TV documented Life Academy’s Season of Peace Building campaign. Season of Peace Building was created as part of a solution to reduce crime in Oakland. KDOL student journalists interviewed high school participants from Life Academy along with the school faculty that made the program a success. The school will continue the campaign in the future and hopes other schools around the country will join them to work towards a path for a better future.
Edition II—Youth Focus: Oakland’s Future with OUSD Superintendent Tony Smith, December 7, 2011
We need to be a system that is always about putting the needs of children and families first, and then designing backwards from the needs that they have. That means a rethinking of structures, systems, contracts, always in service of the desired outcome.
-OUSD Superintendent Tony Smith
Students from all over Oakland sat down with OUSD Superintendent Tony Smith in the KDOL-TV Studio to ask him about the state of public education in Oakland. Students from every neighborhood in Oakland were able to ask the superintendent questions about student support for life/home issues, safety-inside and out of school, the high dropout rate, teaching competency, access to advanced placement classes, and the role of the schools in helping students gain employment. The students engaged the Superintendent for almost an hour with challenging questions that left everyone wanting more time to pursue solutions to these important issues.