I had run into Democracy TV, a while back, but I re-discovered it in a much more mature state last week. It's basically a platform which takes advantage of "Web 2.0" and bittorrent. Particularly, what it does is allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds of videos, download them, and watch them, within an iTunes -like interface (read: easy to use.) All of the videos are free, and almost all are independently produced – free of commercials, etc.
I drove back from Santa Barbara on Friday, just to turn around and drive up to Redwood Valley, up north of Ukiah, about 2.5 hours north of Berkeley. I was there for a very special occasion. My friend, and Buddhist teacher Arinna Weisman, was being blessed because she is "going forth" to be ordained into the monastic life. We were at Abhayagiri Monastery.