It’s on us to make sure bravery of #MeToo victims is not wasted

first_img  SHARE  TWEET First Lady Frances Wolf,  It’s On Us PA,  Public Safety,  The Blog,  Women’s Rights Both Tom and I are heartbroken yet inspired by all the Americans and Pennsylvanians saying #MeToo this week. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are a black-eye of our society that we too often cover-up. This must change.Nearly two years ago Tom and I launched the first-ever state-level #ItsOnUs program to educate more Pennsylvanians about sexual assault and preventing it, especially on college campuses. Building off the momentum of the national It’s On Us movement, It’s On Us PA brings together college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members to help end sexual assault by standing up and speaking out.But our words aren’t enough to end sexual harassment and sexual violence. We must take action.This year, Tom announced a package of six pieces of legislation aimed at combating sexual violence. This bipartisan legislation is the result of students, parents, advocates, education leaders, and people across the commonwealth working together to improve reporting and response standards for sexual assault on K-12 and college campuses.Take the pledge. Call your legislators. We can’t let down all those speaking out who have been affected by sexual harassment and violence. It’s on all of us to make sure their bravery is not wasted. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter It’s on us to make sure bravery of #MeToo victims is not wasted October 18, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: First Lady Frances Wolflast_img read more

KUSC acquires Santa Barbara radio station

first_imgOn Wednesday, it was announced that Classical KUSC will soon be operating Santa Barbara’s classical music station KDB, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission.USC Radio President Brenda Barnes announced the new venture. With the acquisition, classical KUSC will become the only classical station in Santa Barbara, Calif.KUSC’s operation of KDB solidifies the transition that KUSC has been undergoing for the last 10 years. KUSC has become the only classical service in all of Southern California as well as in the Bay Area.KDB, the commercial classical music station owned by the Santa Barbara Foundation, has been around since the late 1920s. It was announced several months ago that the KDB station would be sold. In the announcement, the Santa Barbara Foundation stated that the KDB must continue to run as a classical station.Classical KUSC, a nonprofit public station, already operates a radio station in Santa Barbara, KQSC.Barnes noted in a press release that the Santa Barbara Foundation could no longer fund the KDB station.“This is not their fault,” she said. “Classical music just does not work as a commercial radio format anymore, even in a place as unique and special as Santa Barbara.”The real difference between a commercial radio format and a nonprofit radio format is selling commercials, Barnes said.“The audience for classical music on the radio is more like 50 [years-old] plus,” she said. “And most advertisers are looking for 18 [year-olds] to 24 [years-olds]. So, we [as a nonprofit radio station] do not [have] the audience that is the ideal target for most advertisers.”Barnes added, however, that the model can survive through donations.“If your model is asking people to donate for the service, people who are 50 [years-old] and older, generally, especially classical music listeners who are educated, have disposable income that they are able to donate,” Barnes said. “That business plan and structure works a lot better than trying to sell ads.”KDB was known as the local classical music station and was the station to broadcast the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Music Academy of the West. KUSC will now take over this coverage.The letters KDB and the frequency 93.7 FM will remain the same as Classical KUSC takes over. KDB, however, will now have USC advertising at the top of each hour, something all other KUSC radio stations have.Barnes noted the station should receive an announcement regarding the FCC’s decision in a couple months.“We figure sometime in May is a reasonable estimate,” Barnes said. “It could be longer or it could be shorter, but that is about the amount of time it takes the FCC to look at a transaction like this.”Update: In an earlier version of this article, the Daily Trojan wrote that KUSC purchased KDB. KUSC will operate KDB, but did not purchase it as money was not exchanged. The Daily Trojan regrets this error.last_img read more

Syracuse lands Class of 2020 No. 3 recruit Owen Hiltz

first_imgSyracuse men’s lacrosse added a key offensive piece Wednesday afternoon from the Class of 2020. The class’ No. 3 overall recruit Owen Hiltz, who had been committed to Denver since Sept. 2018, has flipped his commitment to Syracuse instead, according to Inside Lacrosse. Hiltz, a left-handed midfielder, is expected to join the Orange for their 2021 season. Hiltz, who’s originally from Peterborough, Ontario, is currently a senior at Culver (Indiana) Military Academy. As a junior, Culver recorded a 100-point season for the national prep champions.  Former Princeton head coach Pat March, whom Syracuse hired as offensive coordinator in September, played a big role in getting Hiltz to flip, per Inside Lacrosse. March had coached several Culver players in the past at Princeton. Though Hiltz won’t join SU this season, he joins Chase Scanlan as an offseason addition for SU. Scanlan, who last played for Loyola, the team that ended Syracuse’s 2019 season in the first round of the NCAA tournament, scored 43 goals in 17 games last year. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will also get midfielder Tucker Dordevic, who sat out all of his sophomore year with a foot injury, back to the field this season. Comments Published on October 9, 2019 at 6:49 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more