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The Daily Moth 6-10-14


Hi, welcome to The Daily Moth. This is a new ASL Radio show. Let me introduce myself. My name is Alex Abenchuchan. I’m a capital D Deaf individual Full D. Even though I know that this “I” sign is SEE. You prefer me to sign it this way? I’m a Full D Deaf Individual. I have a Deaf family. I graduated from Gallaudet University I have a Deaf wife. My dog is… hearing. But he’s “Deaf.” Hearing, yes, but “Deaf.” He knows how to sit with ASL commands. So, he has a Deaf gut. I have two cats, and both of them are… are not deaf. I’m unpacking. Excuse me. No, no, I’m okay. Animals don’t count. This ASL Radio show, what is this? For a long time, I’ve always treasured the Deaf community. At Gallaudet, I had plenty of interaction with Deaf people, their minds and opinions, especially in the cafeteria. Oops. [ASL Classifier] We’ve always had great conversations, with students, with professors, talking about Deaf issues. The zeitgeist, the culture, the expression, what holds the Deaf community together at that moment, time in the world. What is the Deaf community’s place on Earth at any given year, month, our progress. That kind of topic is always in the air, but never recorded. There is a gap, because Gallaudet students are still kids, the professors are busy teaching. What is the hearing standard of media? The New York Times There are full-time staff, reporters for each article, they don’t need AP or Newswire. They have individuals for each story, flying all over the world. Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, Drudge Report, Huffington Post There is a high standard, high expectations, even on the state and city level. The Dallas Morning News is one of the top city newspapers. There are many more standards on websites, different places. There are even news for small, hearing, unique groups, special interest groups. As for the Deaf community, what? Nothing. There’s DeafNation, which is a exposition and filled with cool stories around the world It is more of a special interest media within its own community, which is great, but it’s not wholly representative of the daily zeitgeist. As for iDeafNews, they report on what happened to Deaf people, but they don’t carry that Deaf substance, that expression. Okay what else? Deaf Newspaper? That’s okay, moving on. Ricky Taylor, his blog, it’s interesting for people, gossip, just like TMZ. That’s his style, he’s good at it, and he’s been doing it for a long time. What is the Deaf substance, what is the Deaf contribution to Earth, the Deaf issues? Who are the movers and shakers in the Deaf community at this present moment? I want to know, I look around, and nobody is doing it. I have an opportunity, I feel like it’s the right time to start this ASL Radio. The name is “The Daily Moth.” Why? Deaf people, when they are outside, in a circle, they must have a light source above them. The same applies to kitchen lights. Deaf people love light, because it is visual. This is for only the sighted, as for the DeafBlind, they might still need light, because that’s where the Deaf people are! A moth has eyespots on its wings. See our logo – this is designed by a Deaf person named Tim Woodford. He lives in Washington, D.C. and is a skilled artist. If you see on the moth, there are hands. This represents our hands. A moth has wings, which is its most important thing. In the same way, our hands are our most important thing. A moth is also Deaf, actually Deaf, just like us. That’s why we thought it was the perfect name, “The Deaf Moth,” and the name for this is “The Daily Moth.” The premise of this show is every morning, at 9 am, Austin time (I live here now). 9 am, on the dot, there will be a new 10-minute show on this website YouTube channel, you can subscribe, and a Facebook page, “The Daily Moth.” You should click “Like” to get updates. It will help me with the numbers so I can keep on doing this. So, the host, is just me. Will there be interviews? Other things? That’s in some of our goals. So, this is “The Daily Moth.” I hope you are excited. I’m excited, too. Let’s get this thing up, flying. That’s all for tonight.

7 Replies to “The Daily Moth 6-10-14”

  • I appreciate that you are conscious of your ASL vs English word choices and continue to evolve! 😀 Keep it up!

  • YES YES YES! I would love it so much ! 👍👍👍That's what I need !! Glad u decided to start this news daily. Keep it up !!!!!!!

  • I share and show your daily shows with my ESL class for Deaf Adults.  Your shows offered us an excellent platform to discuss current  events, trends, and deaf-related issues!  Keep them coming!

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