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For the Blue.Green.Fusion webcasts, Lee gathers research from a wide variety of sources including interviews, corporate literature, meetings, site visits, Internet searches, newspapers, newsletters, newspapers, and reports. She scripts and storyboards each episode. Then she shoots, edits, uploads to the Internet, summarizes, tags, and distributes the video via social media.
DES MOINES, IA--Lee made several community visits.
Mayor Cownie, Councilman Moore, and Councilman Coleman spoke at Des Moines Neighbors. The Des Moines Historical Center featured an exhibit of trolleys, electric trolleys, and interurban railroads in Iowa. Following a closed-door session, the Des Moines City Council made board and commission recommendations. The council members discussed CDBG and TIFF funds and commercial property tax. Also, redevelopment at Merle Hay Rd and Douglas Ave, post office closures, and public transportation.
Lee discussed the role of the new general manager at Des Moines Area Rapid Transit and the possibility for same-day delivery service by DART. She shared more of the joint periodical by Meredith Corporation and Drake University’s School of Journalism—think. She also shared the end-of-fiscal-year legislative round-up by the Des Moines Register.
Headlines and resources came from Des Moines Neighbors Newsletter, a flyer and exhibit information from Des Moines Historical Center, Iowa Connections and Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, Des Moines Register, Quad City Times, New York Times, Cityview, Des Moines City Council agenda, Iowa Bystander, and think.
Topics covered neighborhood revitalization, citizen participation, passenger rail, electric rail, electric trolley, Amtrak, legislation, job creation, boards and commissions, community development block grants, property tax, postal service, mass transit, Des Moines Area Rapid Transit, freight service, recycling, nuclear energy, ethanol, and budget surplus. Also, MayorFrank Cownie,Governor Terry Branstad, Councilwoman Christine Hensley, Councilman-at-large Skip Moore, Councilman-at-large Brian Coleman, DART General Manager Presutti.