Dangerous City

In May of 2016, the city on San Bernardino was given the title of the most dangerous city in California. Our district's superintendent, Dr. Dale Marsden was inspired by the words of Dexter Thomas, which inspired us to create this video. Flipping the dangerous city terminology on its head.

Dexter Thomas is from San Bernardino and is a PhD candidate in East Asian studies at Cornell University. He has taught media studies and Japanese and is writing a book about Japanese Hip-hop. Thomas began working in new media as a student irector of programming at KUCR-FM (88.3), independently producing podcasts as well as music and news programs. He has written for several outlets internationally on various different topics.

ABC 7 News Story

June 7th, 2016

Our dangerous city video caught the attention of media outlets throughout the nation. ABC 7 requested the opportunity to visit the school and interview our students about the video they created.

Dangerous City News

May 2016

After our kids were interviewed by Leticia Juarez from ABC 7, they had plenty of questions for her, because of our school's focus on career exploration. They asked her questions about the education required to do her job, her salary and her day to day duties and responsibilities. After she left, the students inquired, "Why can't we continue to spread the good news that occurs in our city? If this video could bring so much positive attention, maybe future videos can do the same." Thus, dangerous city news broadcasting at Bing Wong Elementary was born.

Season 1, Episode 1 - The National Orange Show

March 17th, 2017

Credits - Teacher: Jade Smith, Technical Supervisor: Jorge Campos.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Making Hope Happen

August 25th, 2017

Credits - Teacher: Jade Smith, Technical Supervisor: Jorge Campos.

Season 2, Episode 1

November 3rd, 2017

Credits - Teacher: Jade Smith, Technical Supervisor: Jorge Campos.

Season 2, Episode 2

November 3rd, 2017

Credits - Teacher: Jade Smith, Technical Supervisor: Jorge Campos.