The WCCA TV Newsletter, August 2017

The WCCA TV Newsletter, August 2017

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This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Hello friends! Summer is almost over and we sure hope you had a great one! Here at WCCA TV we’re looking forward to new experiences and connections, new college interns, new programs and TV classes, and much more! Our next TV Production Class starts on September 16th and it’s held at our facility, in downtown Worcester. The class is a MUST for all aspiring TV producers, as it provides useful information about all components involved in the TV production. The class is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. To reserve your seat, call 508-755-1880 ext. 14. Embark on your exciting TV Production journey today!

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WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV was at the Out to Lunch Concert Series featuring the Women of Worcester at the Worcester Common Oval. Also featured were community “shout outs” from vendors, non-profits, and audience members.

Recently WCCA TV attended the Urban Planning With The People by Dr. Tom Conroy at the Worcester Public Library. He is the Chair and Associate Professor of Urban Studies at the Worcester State University. An urban historian by training with a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, both his scholarly work and community-engaged scholarship focus on the idea of urban exclusion historically and contemporarily. He has recently co-authored “In Search of Opportunity: Latino Men’s Path to Post-Secondary Education in Urban Massachusetts” and is a co-creator of the CitySpeak Initiative, a research and arts-based approach to urban planning and community development. The interactive presentation and discussion explores ways that cities, such as Worcester, can include citizens in early stages and throughout the Urban Planning process.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • The Worcester Teacher’s Union has recently reached a tentative contract agreement with the Worcester Public Schools. What does it mean for the teachers and students? Tune into this new episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think. In another episode, the topic of discussion is a replica of The Colored Citizens of Worcester Honor Roll Memorial that is being erected near Lincoln Square.
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Peter
    Bacchiocchi, the President of Gay Pride. In another episode, Senator Chandler chats with Tim McMahon , the Executive Director of Catholic Charities in Worcester.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee With Konnie. Host of the program, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, has coffee with Mark Beriau and Winifred Octave. To find out what they talk about, tune into this new episode. In another episode, Konnie has a cup of joe with Jerry Lembcke, author of several books.
  • What is the bail system and how does it work? That’s all explained in this new episode of Know Your Rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Watch WCCA TV, now on Channel 194, to know your civil rights!
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Worcester State College tennis director Courteney Blais to the show. In another episode, Tommy chats with Jim McGovern.
  • Watch this episode of Worcester Community News — It features a special segment on the opening of GreenZone Hydroponics (with Dancing Dragons in the video), along with stories about the Asian Longhorn Beetle; a breakthrough in genetic research; a fraud alert from RSVP, as well as our weekly Community Calendar. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, Channel 194!
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes Judge Timothy Bibaud to the show.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Jermoh Kamara, the President of HVK Children’s Foundation, and Joshua Kennedy, the Executive Director for Learn Today Lead Tomorrow Liberia.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program hosted and produced by Bill Coleman. Bill chats with Frank Morrell and Janette Greenwood about Worcester’s history of color. In another episode, Bill talks to Robert Shamgochian about the anniversary of the Armenian Independence.
  • Connecting The Dots is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Susan Halpin to the show.
  • Activate Worcester is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and
    become active in Worcester. Host of the show Ron Motta talks with Janelle Wilson.
  • Video Jam is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s Playlist includes: Hot Shot Kixxx/ The Devil Inside, Jane N ‘ The Jungle/ Faded Stars, Ashley Lanzoni/ Lips are Movin’, Triarchy/ Coconuts, Bushrah/ I Will Be Here for You, Newsboys/ The Cross Has the Last Word, Fate Under Fire/ Parachute, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!!
  • Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music with host Tracy Foley. This episode of Video Jam Country features: Brandia Carlile/ Wherever is Your Heart, Camille Rae/ But I Want You, Chance Anderson / Two Red Lights, Dave and Whitney/ Alibi, Suzi Oravec/ Long Drive Home, JD Shelbourne/ Better Man. Shout out to all our country music fans! Enjoy!!
  • From the WCCA TV video archives! This episode of Body Works with Joyce Keegeles features lessons in the Keldenkrais Method.
  • Senior Speak is a program by WCCA TV in collaboration with the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all. Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, located at 128 Providence St., on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be a part of the show!
  • Nuestra Esperanza is a Spanish-language religious program hosted and produced by Lucy Tomey. This program has been airing on WCCA TV since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey.


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  • To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • To promote communication through community use of media

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