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# The WCCA TV Newsletter, March 2017

The WCCA TV Newsletter, March 2017

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Hello friends! Happy Spring to all! Spring is booming and so is the WCCA TV Programming!

MOVING FORWARD with Gayle Suzanne is a lifestyle program, both inspirational and motivational, that helps you reach your goals in life, whatever they may be. Tune into WCCA TV194 on Fridays at 11 AM to watch this show. As always, thank you for your support!

The staff and Board of WCCA want to congratulate Georgia, Dez, and Peter Sarianides of the COOKING WITH GEORGIA & DEZ show, produced at WCCA TV, for the successful international launch of their THEA products, including spinach pies and spreadable feta cheese. We wish them even more success in the future! Tune into ‘Cooking with Georgia & Dez’ every Friday at 7:30 PM on WCCA TV Channel 194 and streaming live at

Our next TV PRODUCTION CLASS starts on April 29 and is held at the WCCA TV studio, in downtown Worcester. This class is a MUST for all aspiring TV producers, as it provides useful information about all components of the TV production process. 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 Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of SOAPBOX in April. Host Mauro DePasquale will interview Kate Agin from Eversource to tell us about the Good Neighbor Energy Fund; Guy Glodis, the owner of the Ballot Box bar in Worcester; Jason Eastty, the founder and owner of Escape Games Worcester; Brian Barlow and Astha Shrestha from the WICN 90.5 radio station in Worcester, and David Foss and Peter Dunn to tell us about the Brownfield Redevelopment. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV! Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV 194 in Worcester, as well as streaming live online, on Saturdays at 10:30 PM and Sundays at 6:30 PM.
  • In this new episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE, host Gary Rosen and his panel members talk about the traffic in Washington Square. In another episode, the topic of discussion is the Holy Cross Crusaders.
  • 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 Randi Sargent and Karen Langley, the Director at Assistive Technology and Community Support
    . In another episode Senator Chandler welcomes Emily Holdstein, the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center.
  • A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH is a WCCA TV program that explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on topics related to mental health. Host Rebecca
    Lynch welcomes Stacey Leibowitz. The topic of discussion is Success and Challenges for Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.
  • WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, chats with Kevin Harvey, writer at the Muddy Water magazine.
  • Tune into a new episode of 508, a show about Worcester that is hosted and produced by Mike Benedetti.
  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by
    Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about the Anti-Muslim Discrimination.
  • EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host, Amy Mosher Berry, welcomes Juliette Willouhby, Marc Blackmer and Scott Boilard to talk about Viable Career Choices.
  • 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 Bridgette Hylton and Tricia Bethune from the Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester.
  • Tune into a new episode of SMART METERS. Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, an addiction expert, discusses Risks to Children from Screen Time and Tech Overuse.
  • Learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and other housing issues with IN THE HOUSE, a WCCA TV program hosted by George Russell. In this episode, George welcomes Sam Rosario to talk about the Construction Industry.
  • ACTIVATE WORCESTER is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and
    become active in Worcester. Host Ron Motta and his guest Mike Bottos talk about the
    Super Bowl 51 champions, New England Patriots.
  • CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the show, Molly Finn, welcomes Yves Jacques back to the show.
  • 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 by Lucy Tomey. This program has been airing on our channel since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey.
  • Welcome to COOKING WITH GEORGIA & DEZ! In this episode, Georgia and Dez will show you how to prepare different yummy Appetizers. Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!!
  • SOUND CHECK, hosted by Stefano Trafficante, is a real-life, unscripted program
    featuring the local talent of bands and song writers in the Worcester area. Elsewhere is featured on this episode.
  • 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: Noah Cyrus/Make Me Cry, HEIRSOUND/Slow Motion, HEIRSOUND/Choke, Into the Fire/Spit You Out, The NaveBlues/Thank you, Julia Jacklin/Leadlight, The Choardaes/Cry Another Day, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • Ben Allotey, one of the WCCA TV longest members, is the host and producer of **BEN BEHIND


Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

  • 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

WCCA TV, Channeling Worcester Community Since 1986!

Watch Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey at the International Women’s Day Celebration of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts

On March 7, 2017, the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, with
keynote speaker, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, celebrated an
International Women’s Day event at the YWCA building at 1 Salem Square.
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event celebrating the achievements of
women while calling for greater equality.  In addition to Healey’s speech,
WCCA TV volunteer Cynthia LaPan interviewed the Attorney General as well as the
following organizers or participants:  Joyce McNickles, Social Justice and
Diversity Educator; Maritza Cruz, Director of Racial & Gender Equity at the
YWCA of Central Massachusetts;  Debbie Hall, YWCA Board Member; Nerissa
Harper-Ketter, YWCA Board Member; Chris Robarge, Central Massachusetts Field
Coordinator of the ACLU; and Rosemary Naughton, Assistant Dean of Student
Affairs at Worcester State University.

Please Help WCCA TV Repair and Replace our Sign — Thank You for your Support

As you know, WCCA TV, and our members, do important work here in the community.  We not only provide, with your help, access to locally and community-member produced television programs, we offer workshops and youth training programs as well.  Furthermore, we help many other community service and non-profit organizations throughout the Worcester area get information out to a broad audience via our cable television station, online video content, and video production services.

On March 9th our sign was blown down and beat-up by the wind, and our marquee was put out of commission due to torn lines.  We have limited funding from the City to cover the operation of our organization, and although we appreciate what the city provides, it is not enough to do everything that is needed for our community and community producers.

So, I’m writing to ask if you could help us with a donation to repair and replace our sign.  We hope to replace it with something better and brighter as the old sign was reflective of a different time.  Any amount you can provide would be helpful.  You can mail us a check, donate online at, or call to donate at 508-755-1880.

Thank you, Joseph S. Townsend — Development Manager


WCCA TV Recorded an immigration law information session and conversation at Worcester State University by Attorney Richard Iandoli, esq. of Ianoli, desai, & Cronin P.C. It will Air on WCCA TV on Friday, March 17th at 9:30 p.m., but you can, also, watch it by clicking the video below

Airs Friday, March 17th, at 9:30 p.m. on WCCA TV and  You can, also, watch it by clicking the video below.

On February 21st, Worcester State University hosted an Immigration Law information session and conversation with Attorney Richard Iandoli, Esq. of  Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C (a Boston-based immigration law firm that represents individuals, businesses, and institutions regarding a variety of immigration and nationality issues).  This program dealt with current immigration law, services available to immigrants, and the ramifications of President Trump’s Executive Order.  This presentation was provided for international students and permanent as well as temporary immigrants in Central Massachusetts.   Thank you Cynthia LaPan for recording this event as well as the introduction statement and Bradley Bedard for the video editing.

WCCA TV offices, classes, and studio will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, due to the snow storm

WCCA TV offices, classes, and studio will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, due to the snow storm.  You can, still, watch WCCA TV on Television and online.  So, it seems like a good day to drink some hot cocoa and watch your favorite WCCA TV program!!