The citizens of Flint are struggling to keep a healthy lifestyle, given that they can’t use their own water. Davison High School is stepping up and sending aid. This Saturday, February 6th, Davison hockey fans can get into the game for $1.00 is one case of water is donated to help those in Flint. On the contrary, DECA started the H2O for 810 project. Starting on Monday, February 8th, anyone can donate money or water to the H2O for 810 project in the main office or in the Cardinal shop at lunch.
TV station met TV station on Wednesday morning. And not just the morning, we’re talking 5 AM, the early morning.
Nonetheless ABC12 drove just minutes over to Davison High School to talk all things DTV. Marc Jacobson and the morning crew rolled in at 4:30. From then on we went live for teases, interviews and talking about DTV’s current projects, especially Undrinkable. It nearly has 42,000 views as of Wednesday, and its only growing larger. More and more people are learning about how the Flint water crisis became what it is, notably with help from Michael Moore’s tweets and independent news organizations shouting out the documentary. If you still haven’t seen it, click here.
ABC12’s coverage from this morning is here.
Earlier today in a press conference held in Detroit, Gov. Rick Snyder took the podium once again to add more fuel to fire burning around the Flint water situation. A sudden spike in cases of Legionella, also known as Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever. There have been 10 deaths in 87 cases of Legionnaires reported in Genesee County. 5 of the deaths were from people who were on Flint water.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that Legionella bacterium thrives in warm, stagnant water, like the kind found in hot tubs, cooling towers, and hot water tanks.
Infection occurs when the mist or vapor containing the bacteria is inhaled. You can read more about the disease here.
But here’s the real kicker: although all of the cases are not directly connected to Flint water yet, the spikes of Legionnaires coincides with the timing of the initial switch to Flint River water.
This information came after Snyder’s announcement last night that the Michigan National Guard would be in Flint today to hand out water and water filters.
From unhealthy to potentially deadly, the problems faced by Snyder and the people of Flint continue to pile on, and there seems to be no sign of the bad news slowing down.
A package rolls into Davison High School on a warm September day. The address reads, “Randy Scott, Davison High School”.
Inside the package, and the other packages to come, lies the future of Davison High School’s television station.
The Broadcast Pix Granite Switcher is the key piece to the re-invention of DTV in this new school year. The switcher runs the show when we’re live. It controls how we present ourselves on-air during live events. Not only that, but soon it will be the main center for all of our graphics as well. With that said, it is without a doubt the most important piece!
Another key piece to our live event broadcasts is the brand new cameras we got. The Sony PXW-X320 XDCAM’s are top-notch cameras that DTV will be using for big events such as football games and live concerts at DHS. These changes mean DTV can finally move from analog to Digital, and now we can shoot and edit all videos in High Definition.
The newest addition to our upgrade is our new audio board, the Soundcraft LX7ii. Not only will our video look good, it will sound great. This board allows us to preview our audio without having to put sound out on air.
These upgrades have been 10 years in the making. Everything was paid for by funds raised by the DTV program, Career Tech Education funds, and generous help from the Davison Schools administration.
With all of these changes a new foundation has been created for the DTV program to continue to grow and create great television and educational experiences for years to come.
It’s made local, regional, and national news. DTV was right in the mix since the beginning to cover the worst crisis in Flint in decades.
In this modern world, it’s expected when you turn on the faucet or when you turn the shower handle that clean, usable water will travel through the pipes and flow out.
Instead, families have gotten the opposite. For over a year and a half, families all throughout the city have been lifting their sink handles only to find the water coming out is not only unclean, it’s poisonous. Not to mention they’ve had to pay for this water, with bills skyrocketing.
Through our documentary “Undrinkable”, we cover the entire timeline from where it all started to where Flint is right now, with a new mayor and administration.
Click on the picture up above or here to watch.
It’s made local, regional, and national news. DTV was right in the mix to cover the worst crisis in Flint this decade.
In this modern world, it’s expected when you turn on the faucet or when you turn the shower handle clean, usable water will travel through the pipes and flow out.
Instead, families get the opposite. For over a year and a half, families all through the city have been lifting their sink handles only to find the water coming out is not only unclean, it’s poisonous. Through our documentary “Undrinkable”
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