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From the Blog

December 31, 2018
As I write this note there is a live radio program happening in the radio booth, a recording session for a radio program happening in the audio production suite, a pre-production meeting in the large conference room down the hall and a video editor working steadfastly on a documentary in the Premiere Pro editing suite. Tonight we’ll have live radio, live TV in the studio, two different classes – one in the boardroom and one in the electronic classroom – and both audio and video editors in the facility. Today is by no means unusual.
April 30, 2018

A group of 16 high school students from Central Falls, Rhode Island, paid a visit to our community media facilities as part of their “How to Change the World” trip to the nation’s capital.

March 7, 2018

I offered to help at the front desk, thinking I was doing AIM a favor. But time has shown me I’m the one that benefits. I’ve learned a lot about the business of creating media—and even more about the art of cultivating community.

March 2, 2018

What more can you ask of local media than that it keeps us connected? To our current underwriters and sponsors, as well as all you future contributors, thank you!

January 29, 2018

AIM’s tagline is “raise your voice,” and every day, members are doing just that. But before you can raise your voice, you have to find it. By teaching people skills and providing them a place to practice, AIM helps members discover their passions, give them expression, and then share them with others.

January 17, 2018

Only 5 percent of the people creating sound and media for our consumption are women. But there are resources women interested in the field.

January 12, 2018

The Square Circle aims to break down the siloed opinions of commercial news outlets by facilitating dialogue across the political spectrum. It is part of a larger project to advance public discourse on controversial topics.

January 11, 2018
"Rosebuuud..." What do Orson Welles and AIM have in common? Orson started out with indie movies--so are the films you'll find at the Rosebud Film Festival!
December 20, 2017

There is a lot for the AIM and WERA producers, members, and volunteers to be proud of and a lot to look forward to in the coming year. But I also want to take a moment of your time to talk about some of the challenges that face us and some of the things that we are planning to try to meet those challenges.

November 20, 2017

A good crowd assembled on the evening of November 17 for a screening of "Anacostia Delta," a film celebrating DC’s legendary guitarists Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan and the many musicians who were inspired by and played with them—including two familiar faces around AIM, Billy Hancock and Dave Chappelle.