Episode 1.24 (Fundraising + Tokyo Shoegazer – Turnaround)

CHRY is fundraising this week! Please call in the station and donate your money, all the proceeds go to CHRY. The station is non-profit so we need donations to stay afloat.

You can call 416-736-5656 at any time to make a pledge (just tell them it’s for my show!), or you can donate online here: http://goo.gl/lYGW1C

For the rest of the show, I’m taking a look at Tokyo Shoegazer’s new LP called Turnaround. It’s a really good album, and I’ll be playing some tracks off it.


Everything at Once 4:38 Programm Everything at Once
Lama 5:01 Ummagma Antigravity
In Heaven 4:08 The Zolas Ancient Mars
Open Air 4:23 Tokyo Shoegazer Turnaround
Nwodwols 6:13 Tokyo Shoegazer Turnaround
Fragments 5:35 Tokyo Shoegazer Turnaround
Pronto 4:14 Mystery Machine Western Magnetics
I Don’t Care 4:02 LSD and the Search for God LSD and the Search for God
Olympia 2011 3:22 Groundislava Feel Me
Evening Morning 2:54 Bombay Bicycle Club Evening Morning Single

Source by In The Zone CHRY 12

Tom Warman on fundraising for All About Me

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is opening a brand new £2.9m gallery on 29 March called All About Me. We’ve been speaking to some of the people who’ve helped create the new gallery during its three year development.

In this episode, we speak to Tom Warman, Director of Marketing and Development at Eureka!, about the challenges of fundraising for the creation of All About Me, and how he hopes that families will return to the new gallery again and again.

Source by EurekaMuseum

LA Unified school board race could break fundraising records this election — Feb 14, 2013

Incumbent LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia in her East LA campaign office on Thursday, Jan. 31. Garcia was born and raised in East LA, attending local LAUSD schools before college. Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s unprecedented $1 million donation Tuesday to influence Los Angeles school board elections ups the ante in a school board race that is on its way to breaking fundraising records.
The 2013 school board races have barely started and they have already attracted more than $4 million in donations. Compare that to 1978, when Bobbi Fielder spent $56,000 to win a seat on the board.
Unlike in Fiedler’s time, most of the money this year isn’t coming from individual donations. It’s coming from independent committees that can raise unlimited amounts of cash.
For years the teachers union was the outside group that spent the most. It got Mark Slavkin elected in 1989. But the scale was still much smaller.
“Mostly we were getting checks in the mail every day from individual teachers to $10, $12, $15, » he said. « It was a massive, grass roots effort and at the end of the day all this combined, we raised just over $250,000.”
A decade later, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan challenged the teachers union’s stranglehold on elections, creating a mayoral political machine to oppose what he saw as a slow-moving, unaccountable board majority put in place by the union.
“I’m going to get myself 100% involved in education to make sure every poor child in this city has a quality education,” he said during a public affairs TV program in 1999.
Riordan recruited L.A. billionaires Eli Broad and Jerrold Perenchio to fund the Coalition for Kids. The group elected a school board majority in 1999.
The mayor’s office and the teachers union have been at it ever since.
“In politics, if you don’t play the game, you get squashed because your opponents will play the game,” said John Perez, who was president of United Teachers Los Angeles in 2003. “It was Dick Riordan, Eli Broad, and Jerry Perenchio that started this ball rolling downhill with tons and tons of money in school board elections.”
Perez said the teachers union took out a $1 million loan to battle the Coalition for the 2003 elections.
Spending jumped again in 2009. That’s when new laws removed limits on how much independent expenditure committees for school board races could raise and spend. By this time L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had renamed Riordan’s group the Coalition for School Reform.
The Coalition’s campaign manager, Janelle Erickson,  said the group supports candidates who’ll push for reforms to teacher evaluations, grow charter schools, and support Superintendent John Deasy.
“What’s at stake (is) our superintendent who’s turning our school district around and what’s at stake is a reform minded, progressive school board,” Erickson said.
With Mayor Villaraigosa’s help, the Coalition has raised more than $2.5 million – including the $1 million from Bloomberg, which is likely a reflection of the two mayors’ close work on education policy.
The candidates themselves have received hundreds of smaller checks, and those donors run  the gamut. They include district teachers, administrators, charter school employees, Hollywood writers and producers, and owners and employees of businesses that are or could do business with the district.
“We see the charter school operators are obviously players in the big money piece, they stand to make money, buying favor,” said longtime PTA leader Scott Folsom. He is running as a write in candidate for LA Unified board because he opposes what he says is the privatization of public education through charter schools.
There are two other committees raising money to influence the school board races.
One is the SEIU labor union, which represents secretaries and other non-teaching staff, raised $329,000 as of mid January. The other is the longtime leader, the teachers union independent expenditure committee, which has raised $740,000 so far.
“I think it’s unfortunate when the exceptionally wealthy or those who control lots of money, think that because of their money that they’re entitled to dictate how the children of Los Angeles are educated,” said Gregg Solkovits, the head of the teachers union committee.
The record for independent expenditures in LA Unified school board races was set in 2009 at $4.5 million, only $1 million less than what the independent groups have raised so far this cycle.
Many more donations are expected to come in the next few weeks leading to the March 5th primary election. For those seats that are not decided in March, the campaigns will reset and rev up for a June runoff – with more fundraising.

Source by Take Two Show

SOTA12 – Artists and fundraising – discussion

Artists and Fundraising – discussion

State of the Arts is the Arts Council’s national conference for the arts and culture sector, it took place at The Lowry in Salford on 14 February 2012 in conjunction with the BBC, Salford City Council, Manchester City Council and the British Council.
Find out more here http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sota12

Source by Arts Council England