Reclaiming the Narrative, with Darien Lamen, on 100.9 WXIR from Rochester Community TV on Vimeo.

Reclaiming the Narrative: Local News, Independent Views is a weekly Rochester-based independent news program, produced by award-winning producer Darien Lamen for RCTV. Each episode offers timely local news, and also focuses on larger issues affecting the community. Reclaiming the Narrative airs on 100.9 WXIR on Friday from 12 – 12:30 pm.

Episode Three, April 6, 2018 – Full episode
-Rochester’s Tenant Union Ramps Up Rent Strike
-Rapid Response Network Rallies Around Undocumented Immigrants
-Artist Federico Solmi Gives Guided Tour Of New “Video Freakshow”
Produced by Darien Lamen for Rochester Community Media Center

Episode Two – March 30 – Full Episode
-Women Rally In Defense Of Undocumented Immigrant Mother
-Michelle Sapere Breaks Down the March For Our Lives
-Social Life of Guns Symposium Brings Scholars and Community Together
Reporting by Rajesh Barnabas
Produced by Darien Lamen for Rochester Community Media

Episode One, March 23 – Full episode

Activists protest immigration sweeps on intercity buses
NYCLU Staff Attorney Jordan Wells talks search and seizure
Edgar Franks urges local immigrant farmworkers to keep fighting
Produced by Darien Lamen for Rochester Community Media


Interested in getting involved in producing this show? We’re looking for volunteers!

Training will be provided and no prior experience necessary.  Volunteer opportunities include:
headline writers: must be available Friday AM; can be done remotely
reporters/feature contributors: scheduling flexible; some media production experience preferred
news anchors: onsite, must be available Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm
live engineers: onsite, must be available Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm)
The email address for volunteer inquiries and news tips is