Monthly Archives: February 2009

Events for the Second Week of February 2009

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On Monday February 9th at 5pm PST, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California will showcase their trailblazing outer space fleet of robotic spacecraft LIVE on Ustream.  The team will be exploring outer space, and returning with data about Earth, Mars, Saturn, other worlds and the far reaches of the Universe. Be sure to tune in here:

Monday the 9th, at 6:30pm EST join Mayor Cory A. Booker for his annual State of the City Address LIVE from Newark Symphony Hall, in Newark, New Jersey. He will detail the progress Newark made and challenges the City faced in 2008, as well as expectations and aspirations for 2009. Tune in here for Mayor Booker’s Address: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/city-of-newark-nj

Tuesday at 9am PST join us for the National Congress of American Indian, 8th Annual State of Indian Nations Address, from their President Joe A. Garcia. For more information or to RSVP contact April Hale at 202-607-6952 or ahale@ncai.org. Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/national-congress-of-american-indians-state-of-the

Tuesday the 10th at 9pm EST join ZedalzaNewYork for their version of a Grammy Awards review! The chat will be full for LIVE viewer reactions about everything from Michael Phelps’ bong, Alex Rodriguez’s testosterone, and the host’s Girlfriend’s BIG move across the country…Without him! Tune in early for live music, and stay late for everything else.

Wednesday the 11th through Friday the 13th, LIVE from New York City is the Fifth Annual United Nations’ Web4Dev Conference, hosted by UNICEF.  Bringing together global thought leaders and innovators from the United Nations, academia, the development and private sectors to focus on the importance of strategic partnerships, innovation and new technology for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.Web4Dev – Innovation for Access aims to promote innovation in three cross-cutting areas by sharing resources and expertise, and laying the foundation for future collaboration across academia, the development, and private sectors. Please watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/web4dev—innovation-for-access-2009

On Wednesday from 8-10pm PST join us for Two Jacks in the Hole broadcast, where Scott Marder, a writer for the very popular TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will be on the show. The songs Day Man and Night Man that he wrote for the show are a phenomenon. Bu sure to tune in, and join the chat LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/two-jacks-in-the-hole

Sundays from 9pm – 11pm CST join us for some of the hottest musical acts around. LIVE chats with the artists, free ringtone and video downloads, and the best part, a concert right in your own living room! From multi-platinum producers to the next big thing, BroadBeats.com has it all. Watch here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/broadbeats.com

Tune in Sundays at 7pm PST, tune in for the FierceUgly LIVE show! This weekly podcast from three self proclaimed guys with ‘faces for audio’.  Listen with us each week as they discuss current events, politics, tech and much more.  Also featuring a segment they call Jen’s Box where she runs down all the happenings in TV for the previous week. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fierceugly.com

On Thursday the 19, from 12 Noon – 12 Midnight (EST) there is a groundbreaking Internet event with viewers around the world called Tweet-a-Thon 2009. This 12-hour special event hosted by the New York Times best-selling author is scheduled to feature some of the biggest names in the social media world, including technical evangelist Robert Scoble, Grammy-award winning musician MC Hammer, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton, WineLibrary.tv host Gary Vaynerchuk, Lockergnome.com’s Chris Pirillo, Best-selling author Mark Joyner, Heroes television star David Lawrence, Social media expert Chris Brogan, and many more. More info to come, but keep your eye out.

Lastly, here are a few great streams I think you’ll enjoy:

24/7 Baby Hummingbird Cam:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hummingbird-babies-webcam
Birds from the Brazilian Atlantic Forrest:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/birds-from-brazilian-atlantic-forest

Events for the first week of February 2009

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Monday February 2nd is last show for Talk Show 247. Marc started the show nearly 3 months ago and starting on the 3rd will be transitioning into a fully formatted 2 hour long show! He has amassed over 700 clips of eviction notices, death threats, dance parties, concerts, shootings, road trips, cooking lessons, house fires, family, friends, and everything in between. Be sure to watch it all come to an end with midnight karaoke this evening. Enjoy: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/talkshow247

Tuesday at 7pm join Peter Himmelman’s Variety show with author/journalist Sharon Waxman. This show gets better every week, so be sure to tune in with us again: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/peterhimmelman

Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm PST join President Obama’s personal friend Hill Harper, for a a live chat. Hill will be talking about his experiences at the inauguration, and taking questions from the chat room.
Tune in with us here: 

Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm PST, the Queen of Freestyle, Judy Torres will be taking questions from the chat and talking about her new single ‘Hell No’! If we ask nicely, she might even freestyle for us! Tune in here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/judy-torres-live

On February 7th and 8th LIVE from Long Beach, CA we have the BIL Conference. BIL is an ad-hoc conference for people changing the world in big ways. It’s a place for passionate people to come together to energize, brainstorm, and take action. Be sure to watch all the action here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bil-conference

Thursday from 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST  We have a Valentine’s Day edition of Whitney Duncan’s webchat. Come early, and stay late as the chat will be lively as always. Watch with us here: 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whits-whit-live

Thursday the 8th at 9pm EST Frank and the gang are back from their new studio in NYC. Tune in early for live music, and stay late for Q&A. Be sure to watch here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/zedalza-new-york

Friday the 9th at 7pm EST, join us for Epileptic Gaming the self proclaimed Best $^&*# video game show around! I’ve been told it’s like G4, but much much better. Tune in, and let me know what you think!

More great streams I think you’ll enjoy:

24/7 with Baby Evan: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/454180
UK Taxi Cab Confessional: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/209762
Karaoketaxi: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/213801
LIVE Music Nightly: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/378848

Featured Interview with Zedalza New York

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We’ve decided to feature guests on our blog, and from time to time we’ll feature interviews with interesting people who are involved with Ustream. We took time with one of our broadcasters, Frank Valbiro, to ask him a few questions about himself and his show, Zedalza New York, which airs every Tuesday and Thursday.

Zedalza New York is self described as “Fearlessly revealing and emotion!” Founded in 2006 at Manhattanville College, The Zedalza Radio Show began broadcasting on WMVL 88.1 FM. After brief stints on various internet sites, The Zedalza Radio Show found its home on Ustream.tv, incorporating both video and audio for the first time in the show’s history. Hosted by Frank Valbiro, Anthony Valbiro and Mike Alonzi, Zedalza incorporates an open talk forum and encourages viewers to participate in the broadcasts by calling in live and interacting through the chat room during the show.

U: How did you come up with the idea to live stream?
FV: We have been broadcasting since February 2006. We started on college, FM radio and moved the show to the internet in May of the same year. We broadcasted on LIVE365 for over a year, before we were face to face with live video-streaming technology at the July 7, 2007 Youtube Convention in Manhattan – we knew what needed to be done. Needless to say, we were off and running with the newly-launched Ustream within the next ten days. It’s been one helluva ride since… Brad deserves the Purple Heart for all the problems he’s had to solve for us… So, in present day, Ustream powers what has now expanded from just a solitary show into our own Network. Evolution is fantastic!

U: How do you envision yourself using Ustream this year?
FV: We are going to be broadcasting live from remote locations all over New Uork and beyond, expanding the network globally by building unique programming that you will only be able to see on our channel. Live from sporting events, sponsored parties, live musical performances, night clubs, lounges, sports bars and beyond! The party is just going to get started in 2009 and Ustream is going to be pulling people along for the ride.

U: What’s the first thing you look at when you turn on your computer?
FV: E-mail or the number of views on our YouTube videos.