Monthly Archives: October 2008

Election Day LIVE events – Mon/Tues

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Today and tomorrow, visit Ustream for Election Day live streams happening around the country.  We’ll have a variety of content streaming from many different sources. Join us for a momentous day—here a few highlights:

John McCain Campaign Schedule and live stream
Monday: 9 a.m. in Tampa, 11:45 a.m. at Airport Rally, 1:50 in Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. ET in Indianapolis, 6 p.m. MT in Roswell, NM, 7:45 p.m. in Las Vegas, NV, midnight MT in Prescott, AZ
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. MT in Grand Junction, CO

Barack Obama Campaign Schedule and live stream
Monday: 9:30 a.m. CT in Lee’s Summit, MO, 11 a.m. ET in Jacksonville, FL, 3:45 ET in Zanesville, OH, 5:25 p.m. ET in Charlotte, NC, 7:15 p.m. ET in Akron, OH, 9:10 p.m. ET in Manasass, VA, 10:15 p.m. ET in South Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday: 9 p.m. CT in Chicago

Rock The VoteRock the Vote and Warner Brothers is partnering with Ustream to live stream its phone bank from New York all day on Monday and Tuesday. Volunteers will be calling to remind young people to vote. Visit the channel to view the phone bank and chat with volunteers. Several music artists will be stopping by as well. It can all be seen here starting on Monday here.

ABC News logoABC News will be streaming all of their live election coverage on Ustream. If you can’t get to your TV in time, or want to embed the footage on your own web site or blog, check it out.

PressPassTVPressPassTV, a 4-time Emmy winning site, brings live interviews and chat with professional athletes from around the world on Election Day with Ustream. Athletes include James Ihedigbo, Chansi Stuckey, David Clowney, Abrham Elam from the New York Jets; Sinorice Moss from the New York Giants; Geoff Pope from the Bengals; Darrell Reid from the Colts; John Starks formerly of the Knicks; Butch Beard, former Knicks, Nets and Golden State coach and player; and Leon Washington. The evening will be hosted by Jack Cognetta and the athletes, broadcasting live from Hoboken, NJ from 8:30-11pm Eastern Time. The stream can be viewed here.

One News NowOneNewsNow.com will be broadcasting live Christian Conservative election coverage from 6 p.m. to midnight Central Time on Election Day. Get a Christian world view of the election results.

Comment by SMS, email or phone, or visit the live blog.

PoliticoPolitico’s James Kotecki will be streaming live on Tuesday evening 7 p.m. to midnight ET from New York City. He will be streaming as a panelist on “FOX Report” with Shepard Smith. See the stream here.

WHPK-FM 88.5 will be broadcasting from Hyde Park, Illinois, near University of Chicago. WHPK’s Election Night program will feature guest commentators starting at 7 p.m. Central Time. Tune in live coverage of the results and events of Election Day 2008, from Barack Obama’s hometown here.

10/30/2008 McCain v. Obama: The Technology Policy Smackdown

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Thursday at 12:30p EST, be sure to tune in for live coverage of a joint New America/WIRED magazine event – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/naf-live-events.

Join us as two top presidential campaign advisers debate these specific issues and describe the candidates’ respective visions for maximizing technological innovation and access. Why is the United States falling behind the rest of the world in broadband access, and how can we reverse that? What should our immigration policy be for skilled tech workers? These questions and others will be answered LIVE!

Moderated by Nicholas Thompson the Senior Editor, for WIRED magazine.

Representing Sen. McCain will be the campaign’s chief economic policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Representing Sen. Obama will be former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt.

Related links:
http://www.newamerica.net/events/2008/tech_smackdown

http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/10/obama-v-mccain.html#h1bissues

Weekly Events for week of Oct. 27: Al Gore, Daisy from “Rock of Love” and More!

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Today at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, hip hop legend Coolio will be doing a live chat with fans…join in the conversation at:

On Tuesday Oct. 28, tune in for the live stream of the SNAP Summit from San Francisco starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. CEOs from some of the largest web destinations will be discussing the development, virality and monetization of social network application platforms (SNAPs).

Later on Tuesday: Inside the Huddle with Terrell Owens and special guest  Tight End Jason Witten will stream live at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Suffering from injured ribs, the two will likely talk about Witten’s recent MRI and his uncertain return for next weeks game.

At 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday: Daisy Dela Hoya from “Rock of Love with Brett Michaels” Season Two will be doing a Special Live from Hollywood Show with Ester Golberg on “That’s Estertainment.” Daisy Dela is now starring in her new series on VH1 called “Daisy of LOVE.” She is the niece of Oscar Dela Hoya.

Al Gore will be hosting a live webcast with college students across the U.S. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. A Nobel laureate and former Vice President, Gore will speak to young people across the country to get out the vote and hold elected leaders accountable for climate change and clean energy campaign promises.  His call to action will be broadcast via a live webcast, as thousands of students across the country begin a national get-out-the-vote effort.  The webcast, organized by Power Vote, a national non-partisan effort spearheaded by the Energy Action Coalition, which seeks to elevate the issue of climate change in the election, is co-sponsored by Gore’s Alliance for  Climate Protection, whose “We” Campaign has enlisted some 1.8 million individuals committed to solving the climate crisis.

Talented and rising singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson stops by Warner Brother Records’ LA office for an acoustic performance and live webchat at Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. Be sure to get your questions in now before Eric becomes the next big thing!

Metal radio show Projekt X Radio celebrates Halloween with a special 4-hour program, this Thursday, Oct. 30, 4-8 pm Pacific.  Join Aussie metal upstarts Mz Ann Thropik, “The Zombie Chronicles” author James Melzer, and Devil Driver on this epic event of a radio show!

Continue to tune in during the coming days for LIVE Barack Obama and John McCain campaign coverage as we enter the final days before the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mccain-2008-live

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-campaign-coverage

And, tune into the Portland Obama yard sign, which is back up and running this week:

And for a fun diversion, check out adorable Shiba Inu puppies, which were born just three weeks ago:

10/24/08 XPrize Lunar Lander Challenge – Live Fri/Sat

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One small step..

One giant corporate funded lander!

Our good friends at Spacevidcast are LIVE on the scene in New Mexico for the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. The LLC will be held October 24-25 at the Las Cruces International Airport in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Two teams are expected to fly during the competition: Armadillo Aerospace and TrueZer0.

Benjamin and CariAnn Higginbotham will be live on site all day giving play by play of the challenge.  From the XPrize site: “The Challenge is designed to accelerate commercial technological developments supporting the birth of a new generation of Lunar Landers capable of ferrying payloads or humans back and forth between lunar orbit and the lunar surface. Such a vehicle would have direct application to NASA’s space exploration goals as well as the personal spaceflight industry, including the Google Lunar X PRIZE competitors. Additionally, the challenge will help industry develop the operational capacity to launch quick turnaround vertical take-off, vertical landing vehicles, which will be of significant use to many facets of the commercial launch procurement market.”

This is the future of space here folks.  With government dollars for NASA expected to continue to shrink, we will be relying more and more on the dollars of corporate America to fund and push the space technological limits.

For more information, please visit: http://space.xprize.org/lunar-lander-challenge

10/21/2008 Henry Kissinger Live On Ustream

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On Wednesday October 22, at 7 pm EST, The Center for U.S. Global Engagement is hosting an event live with Henry Kissinger and Robert Rubin who will be discussing foreign policy and the election. This live event will be followed by Ed Rendell and John Lehman representing the Obama and McCain campaigns.

 

The Center for U.S. Global Engagement works to educate and inspire support among the public, opinion leaders, and policymakers for increasing American assistance abroad and strengthening our leadership in international affairs.

 

Be sure to tune in at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/center-for-us-global-engagement%3A-global-impact-of-election-2008

Weekly events for 10/20: Campaign Coverage & More

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With the presidential elections just 16 days away, Barack Obama and John McCain have many live events scheduled in their final days on the campaign trail that will be streamed here. Tune in, or embed it on your own web site:
Barack Obama’s Schedule:
Monday 10/20: Tampa, FL Eastern Time
Monday 10/20: Orlando, FL 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Tuesday 10/21: Lake Worth, FL 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time

John McCain’s Schedule:
Monday 10/20: 10 a.m. in St. Louis, MO; 10:45 a.m. in St. Charles, MO; 4:45 p.m. in Belton, MO (Central Time)
Tuesday 10/21: 10 a.m. in Philadelphia; 10:45 a.m. in Bensalem, PA; 2 p.m. in Harrisburg, PA; 5:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh, PA Road; 6:15pm in Moon Township, PA (Eastern Time)
Wednesday 10/22: 9:30 a.m. in Manchester, NH; 3:30 p.m. in Akron, OH; 4:30pm in Green, OH; 6:30 p.m. in Cincinnati, OH (Eastern Time)
Thursday 10/23: 10 a.m. Florida Event (Eastern Time); 5:15 p.m. in Panama City, FL (Central Time)
Friday 10/24:10 a.m. in Denver; 10:45 a.m. in Denver; 2 p.m. in Colorado Springs; 2:45 p.m.: John Rich pre-program performance; 6 p.m. in Durango, CO (Mountain Time)
Saturday 10/25:10 a.m. in Albuquerque; 3:30 p.m. in Las Cruces, NM

Menudo will host a live web chat on Monday 10/20 at 8 p.m, Eastern Time:

Virginia Tech Professor John Boyer will stream his World Regions Geography 1014 class tonight (Monday 10/21) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, as well as his office hours every Tuesday from noon-1 p.m. Eastern Time. Students and other interested viewers can tune in to hear the lecture or to chat with Dr. Boyer at:

10/17/08 Get Higher Quality!

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We just released our Flash Media Encoder integration! Now, any Ustream user can produce higher quality Ustream broadcasts with Flash Media Encoder. For those of you who are not yet familiar, Flash Media Encoder (FME) uses cutting edge codes to produce professional-quality audio and video broadcasts.

Coupling FME’s encoding power with Ustream’s robust broadcast console is the perfect solution for users seeking both high quality streams and powerful interactive features.

Ustream’s FME Broadcast Console allows users to:
* Start and stop their FME broadcasts
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* Add polls
* Invite cohosts

Click here to get started or learn more about using FME.

10/16/2008 Icer Air LIVE on Saturday

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The 3rd annual Icer Air event is taking place on Saturday in San
Francisco—an extravaganza of skiing, snowboarding, freestyle moto-x,
BMX and skateboarding. Ustream is the exclusive live streaming partner
for the event and the build. Check it out at:

The event will be streamed live all day on Saturday from Noon to
8:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The event will feature performances by
Men Women & Children, 3OH!3 and DJ Spider and headlined by Cool Kids.

For more on the event and schedule details, visit www.icerair.com.

10/15/2008 Congratulations Preston!

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It looks like it has been a pretty good few weeks for the Portland, Oregon based Ustreamer Preston Fosback! In mid September, Preston decided to turn his camera to the front yard to watch over his family’s political signs and just like that, people started watching. From all over the world, this 16-year-olds Live Stream, was gaining big attention. In under a month it has been seen by over 250,000 people!

The latest place this Ustream feed has turned up was on the CNN show, News to Me -

Congratulations Preston, keep up the good work. Be sure to watch his stream here, and join in the political conversation 24/7 in the chat room.

10/13/2008 Upcoming LIVE Events on Ustream

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For the week of October 13th—

Join thought leaders from politics and the news media on Monday,
Oct.13 and Tues., Oct. 14 during the Time Warner Politics 2008 Summit
in New York City, streamed live at:

The line-up includes correspondents, editors and analysts from CNN,
TIME, Fortune, Politico, CNBC, Business Week, Vanity Fair, and more,
and runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(Eastern Time) on Tuesday. For a full list of panelists and timing:
http://www.digitalhollywood.com/Politics2008.html.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time Terrell Owens will again
host Inside the Huddle with special guest Wide Receiver Patrick
Crayton. With Tony Romo out for the next four weeks with a hand
injury, TO and Crayton will be discussing everything from what went

wrong against the Cards, to Crayton’s three catches and 84 yards.

Watch the interview live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/insidethehuddle

On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, Liz Scott, musician and
singer will host a web chat. The next project from Made Records’

super-producer Markus Moser, this chat will surely be the last chance
to intimately chat with Liz Scott before the release of her starmaking

debut album!  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/liz-scott-live

In Their Boots, an online magazine show, will broadcast live on
Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. The show explores how the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are impacting people—veterans, active
service members, and military families—here at home. Funded by a grant
from the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact fund (IADIF) and produced
by Brave New Foundation, IN THEIR BOOTS is streamed live every
Wednesday and exclusively online at
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/in-their-boots.

On Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Meet the Bloggers will be
interviewing actress and comedian Margaret Cho. She been seen on shows
from VH1, E, and her own show, “The Cho Show” find out more at:

With the stock market in constantly changing state, check out
DayTraderRockStar show that tracks up-to-the-minute fluctuations in
the market: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daytraderrockstar-show.