During a Press Conference this morning at Virginia Tech, Mark Edwards, the lead scientist in the Flint water investigations announced that after 5 rounds of testing on the water of Flint, the levels have dramatically changed and have found themselves slightly below normal. They will continue to conduct tests on the water to make sure that it stays below normal levels and does not fluctuate, but for now, scientifically the crisis is over. The people of Flint have reason to be in doubt and Mark Edwards himself even believes it will be awhile before trust is restored between the people of Flint and their government but there is no denying that the trust has been depleted and the damage cannot be undone. DTV has been with the Crisis and we will still be as the entire thing unfolds.
DTV has been nominated for The National Student Production Awards for Best story. After winning the regional award, the story was put into the running for nationals. Out of thousands of submissions dtv was chosen among 5 others, and if we win this would be the first time in dtv history. The awards are in LA and the winners will be announced on October 3rd. ABC 12 came in to interview the creators of the Story Bailey Talaska and Alesia Paxton Watch the Story Here . Also, DTV for the 4th year in a row was nominated for the Pacemaker award for Best Newscast. Last year DTV went to Indianapolis for the awards and got to meet lots of other young news stations and attend lot of fun classes. This year the awards are in Dallas Texas, November 16-19 and there are 15 other finalist in the newscast category. Here is a list of the other news stations that are nominees.
The Cardinals take on the Carman Cavaliers Friday September 8th at cardinals stadium. This game will be one of the biggest games so far. The Cardinals record is 2-0. The cardinals are looking to go 3-0 for the 2nd straight year, with the head coach Kyle Zimmerman returning to coach the game after a short suspension. The Cavaliers are 1-1 after a heart breaking loss to Grand Blanc 51-46. Last year Davison headed to the playoffs and are hoping they will have the chance to go again. The Cardinals and the Cavaliers have had a lot of epic battles with the record being 6-6 over the last 10 years. This is expected to be a big game so get there early. The game starts at 7 pm and tickets are only $5. If you can’t make it out tonight, you can always watch Dtv’s live broadcast on channel 191.
THE CARDINALS WIN AGAIN! The third game of the year has been won by the Davison Cardinals with a score of 50 points while the Cavaliers sport a score of 13. The first quarter took off with a great start as Cannon Hall secured the first touchdown of the game. Running a whopping 55 yards down the field to the end zone, Davison earned 7 points. But, the Cavaliers make a come back with their own 61 yard touchdown by Malik Bashir -Cager. The game was at a tie until Davison made two more thrilling touchdowns by Austin Rowland, who did it with a fumble recovery in the end zone, and Gabe Ellis, who scored by making an interseption and running 33 yards. The score in the first quarter resulted with Davison in the lead, 20 to 7. The second quarter was even more exciting. In the beginning, there were already 8 penalty’s called. Plus a few players were injured on both teams, but that didn’t stop the Cardinals from scoring another touchdown. Once again, Cannon Hall scored making it 26 to 7. In addition, Tariq Reid gained the team two extra points. Carman tried to comeback and made a great run down the field, but it just wasn’t enough. The third quarter, the cardinals ran a great play. A two point conversion made by Max Slezack and Tariq Reid boosted the score to 36-7. And the points don’t stop there! Again Tariq Reid ran 46 yards, amazingly dodging 3 to 4 tackles from Carman, and scoring yet another 7 points. But then, Carman put up a really good fight and scored putting their team’s score at 13. To end this event, one more touchdown was made by the Cardinals Lamar Hey. The end score was 50 to 13. A very excellent game it was and great job to all of these extraordinary athletes that played! If you didn’t get the chance to watch the football game, Dtv will be replaying it all weekend on channel 191 at 12:30 and 7:30.
DTV has been picked to have our Flint documentary Undrinkable in the Traverse City Film Festival on the 28th of July. There will be Film makers from all over the world and DTV will be among them, and will even be participating in the panel after to discuss our work . At the festival there will be three other film focusing on Flint and the water crisis, one of the biggest news topics of last year, Undrinkable being the only Documentary there created by High School Students. This Festival was founded by Davison own Michael Moore, who has spoken out a lot for Flint and helped get Undrinkable out to the people. Tickets sales start on the 15th at 10 AM at the box office or at 6 pm online, general admission is 12 dollars. DTV is honored with this opportunity to be recognized along with other great film makers and represent student journalist.
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Five people involved in the Flint Water Crisis were charged with manslaughter along with other charges. This is the biggest step towards justice for Flint yet.
Nick Lyon, an MDHHS Director, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Misconduct in Office. Darnell Earley, who was a former Emergency Manager of Flint, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Liane Shekter-Smith, the Chief of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance at DEQ, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Howard Croft, Director of Public Works of Flint, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Stephen Busch, Michigan DEQ Supervisor, was also charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.
Eden Wells, an MDHHS Medical Executive, was not accused with manslaughter but was charged with Obstruction of Justice and Lying to a Peace Officer.
Many people questioned why Governor Snyder was not charged along with the rest of these people. Schuette did say that they tried to interview the Governor but were unsuccessful.
Here is the full story on the press conference.
Tonight we will be saying goodbye to the class of 2017, they will be officially getting their diplomas and will be high school graduates. Over 350 students will be walking across the stage tonight at Dort federal center at 7. Mr. Fishhaber will be the staff guest speaker, and 2017 class president Noah Dieterle will make a speech as well. DTV will be airing live on our website dtvnews.org so anybody can watch the stream live. Also, it will be aired on our charter channel 191.
Friday Night Live was a success!
Thank you to all the people who came out to support DTV, and if you couldn’t make it. Don’t Worry! We can still give you some laughs.
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DTV has recently been invited to The CW 46 by Drew Moore to film the talk show Community Wide. While we were there, DTV talked about their new documentary In The Line of Fire and their coverage on The Flint Water Crisis, and what it is like to be High school journalist. The talk show was taped on Wednesday May 10 and aired Sunday May 14, if you missed the show click the link here.
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America is said to have the most firearms per capita in the world.
In 2015 alone there were 64 school shootings.
After the Sandy Hook shooting the NRA membership surged to 5 million people.
Over the past few months DTV has been tirelessly working on our new special “In the Line of Fire”. This special will be hosted by Jordyn Bruns and talk about gun violence in America. We have reached out and spoken to different people from all walks of life to bring you the arguments on both sides of this subject. A police Chief, a Flint preacher, a Sun Times reporter from Chicago, a Pro-Gun father, and an Anti-Gun activist are the people that make up this story.
Unlike our other specials we decided to tell the story from their points of view because everyone has a different interpretation of this controversial subject. For instance, you will not only hear from the father that lost his children, but also from the father that is educating his kids about the constitutional right that he believes will protect them for the rest of their lives. “In the line of Fire” examines 3 questions:
Is there a gun problem in America?
Why is there a problem?
How do we fix it?
The special will also talk about the divide in our country, laws and government play into this problem. You will have a chance to see how the state laws and restrictions are different from each other. It will also showcase the Congressional Debate going on in the national government between Democrats and Republicans.
Below are links to our Gun Violence Promo and the Open to our special. Be sure to check them out and keep your eyes peeled for the Gun Violence page.