Tune In TONIGHT and Tomorrow Morning

The Big Picture is once again featuring a topic of interest to South Carolinians in the civil justice community. This week’s topic is The Working Poor.

For the program, Mark Quinn, the host of The Big Picture, interviewed prestigious guests such as Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Sue Berkowitz of SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center and Dr. Adolphus Belk of Winthrop University.

TV Air Date: TONIGHT: Thursday – August 06, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Every Friday morning “The Big Picture on the Radio” airs on ETV Radio. Discussion focuses the television topic of the week amongst other timely subjects. Be sure to check ‘The Big Picture’ homepage each Friday afternoon to tune in live starting at 1:00 p.m.

TV repeats of Thursdays broadcast will air each Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

-RFW

Standing Ovation to NYT’s coverage

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Thank you New York Times for Your Editorial Piece entitled:

Sins of Omission: The Forgotten Poor

Your Editorial piece describes the problems concisely, clearly and thoroughly. See excerpts below:

The proven national program of civil legal aid for impoverished Americans, created in the 1960s, is suffering from multiple blows in funding.

But federal funding is the ultimate hope in a dire situation. In 2008, Congress chipped in $350 million for the nonprofit Legal Services Corporation, which then distributed the money throughout the country. Given the tough times — underfunded programs and ever more desperate clients — more money is needed.

For the full article, click here.

Special Thanks to: Mark Quinn for pointing me to the article and hand models Angela McKeirnan, Joan Brown, Kimberly Hamilton, Jane Rush, and Lauren Clark.

-RFW

On the Radio

This morning The Big Picture continued its coverage of the SC Access to Justice Commission with its radio program from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

And, if you missed this morning’s session, PLEASE don’t despair!

SCETV offers the program on their website at http://www.scetv.org/index.php/the_big_picture/show/access_to_justice/.

Simply click LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S RADIO SHOW and start to listen.

-RFW

Shameless Plug 2.1 – The Final Countdown

Watch out! I’ve learned how to embed video into the post. Boooooowaaaahaaaaahaaaaa (evil laugh)

At any rate, by now you’ve heard about the upcoming SCETV special on South Carolina Access to Justice and self-represented litigants, right?

Tune in this Thursday night (7:30 p.m.) on your local SCETV station to The Big Picture with Mark Quinn. Or, if you must, check out the special two more times, once on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and once on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

On Friday, tune in to hear the discussion continue on your South Carolina public radio news channel from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

And, in case you missed my earlier previews of the special, check them out –

Stay tuned for more . . .

-RFW

Shameless Plug 2.0

This Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., tune in to your local SCETV station to watch The Big Picture with Mark Quinn. The South Carolina Access to Justice Commission has been working with Mark Quinn and the SCETV staff to produce a program about access to justice in general as well as self-represented litigants (SRLs).

Just this morning, SCETV interviewed Robin Wheeler, Executive Director of the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission, and Eric Smith, a father who successfully represented himself in a child custody action with assistance from the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, a member of the SC Center for Fathers and Families funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC.

TV repeats of Thursdays broadcast will air each Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

And don’t forget to tune in this Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. to the Big Picture radio show where the discussion continues.

-RFW 

Previously: https://scaccesstojustice.wordpress.com/?s=SCETV