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Fall Kill Pollution PSA Videos

The Creativity & Connection at the Fall Kill Creek project engaged Poughkeepsie youth and community residents of the Northside Poughkeepsie neighborhood at the 80 Pershing avenue site along the Fall Kill creek. Through this project, local youth involved in the Media, Arts and Design Lab (MADLab) program developed public service campaigns and public art installations to serve as catalysts for pollution prevention, environmental stewardship, and urban renewal.

Participants increased their own knowledge about environmental harms to the Fall Kill Creek, promoted pollution prevention, and raised awareness through the youth produced public service announcements and environmental awareness campaigns comprised of video PSAs, radio PSAs, and infographics that were distributed to children, teens, and adults throughout the City, creating multigenerational ambassadors for the environment. 

Pivoting to Virtual Radio Shows and Podcasts

Recording Radio Uprising over Zoom

Since the COVID pandemic began in March, The Art Effect has pivoted our normal service models to include more virtual options, adjust program schedules, and serve more people  through an incredible amount of hard work, talent, time, and creative thinking. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Art Effect was one of the only agencies in Poughkeepsie providing services to youth through remote media and visual arts workshops, online courses, virtual events and remote studio recordings for Radio Uprising!

Students who used to go to WVKR studio at Vassar College transitioned to remote recordings pre-produced before our Thursday broadcast time in April 2020. Instead of recording shows in person, students interacted over Zoom and edited the audio from the Zoom recorded discussions that were sent to the studio for airing. As much as the youth have missed being together in the studio, the new virtual program model allowed for different generations of students and youth from across the county to come together for a discussion each week.

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Podcast Intensive Behind The Scenes

Students taking part in the winter 2021 workforce intensive learned how to live-stream and pre-record video and podcast content.

Students produced several episodes of Radio Uprising on topics such as The State of School, favorite foods, favorite music and sexuality, the next generation on college, poverty, favorite holiday, and the Trolley Barn Curatorial Team!

Podcasts will be airing on WVKR 91.3 fm in the next few weeks, stay tuned!