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The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2019 It’s ALL Happening at WCCA PUBLIC ACCESS, COMMUNITY TELEVISION, and DIGITAL MAKER SPACE SINCE 1986

The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2019

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

DO YOU KNOW WHO THE FIRST and only “DIGITAL MAKER SPACE” IS IN WORCESTER? WCCA TV of course.Specializing in Public Access and Media Literacy since 1986

WCCA TV’s Central Mass Jazz Fest is just around the corner. This BIG Jazz Festival, presented by WCCA and F M G Financial of Worcester, that will take place at Cristoforo Colombo Park in Worcester on SATURDAY, June 22, will feature world-class celebrity musicians. Among the performers are: Amanda Carr with Les Femmes De Chanson, Dave Frank, Fernando Holz, Greg Abate, Pamela Hines, Steven Kirby, Isosceles Groove, Jazzed Up Trio, Jim Porcella, and Mike Renzi. It will be a Jazz fest like no other in Worcester and you don’t want to miss it!! We kindly ask you to text 243725, keyword WCCATV, to donate and show your support. Thank you! We hope to see you there!! http://www.centralmassjazzfest.com

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WCCA TV Special Presentations

The League of Women Voters held a forum on Climate Change – Taking Action For A Cleaner, Greener Massachusetts and WCCA TV was there. The keynote was delivered by Melissa Hoffer. Special thanks to Bill Hamilton of WCCA TV for this special presentation.

Front Row is a television experience that takes you up close to live, local, and on-location performances with in-depth interviews of talent, directors, producers, artists and more. WCCA TV’s Adam Rice interviews Steven Good, who plays Dr. Pomatter in the Broadway Musical
Waitress. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, this uplifting musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

The third annual Ukeapalooza Middle School Festival featured music by students from Forest Grove and Burncoat middle schools. Students performed popular tunes, while playing the four strings of the 19th century Hawaiian instrument. WCCA TV’s Adam Rice was there to capture the excitement.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • WCCA TV194 presents Soapbox – meaningful television produced in Worcester, by Worcester citizens for ALL. Host of the show is WCCA TV’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale. New episodes in June will feature: Kevin Hartigan and Jeff Gaucher from the Worcester Bravehearts baseball team to update us on what will be happening at Fitton Field this year; Frank Huntley, aka Pill Man, to tell us his story about opiate addiction and to provide insight on how to overcome drug addiction; Amanda Carr, WICN Radio’s Executive Director, to share the fantastic story of how WICN has developed over the years to give voice to our music community; William Wallace, the Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum, to talk about Worcester’s history and the Worcester Historical Museum; and Michael Coogan to talk about the opportunities WCCA TV offers and, more specifically, about WCCA’s annual fundraising event, the Central Mass Jazz Fest, coming to Worcester’s Cristoforo Colombo Park on June 22. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV 194 in Worcester and streaming live online at www.wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. To be a guest, contact Tracy Foley at tracy@wccatv.org
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a talk show that features interesting people talking about the interesting
    things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Louis Brady, the President and CEO of Family Health Center. In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes Jill Dagilis, the Executive Director of the Worcester Community Action Council.
  • This weekend, you don’t want to miss the Albanian Festival in Worcester! This is the oldest Albanian Festival in the US, with more than 10,000 visitors and 200 volunteers!! Konnie Lukes, host of WCCA TV’s Coffee with Konnie, welcomes to her show Festival Co-Chair, Gregory Steffon, and the Volunteer Coordinator, Sandra Johns Dionis. The Albanian festival will take place at St. Mary’s Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church (located at 535 Salisbury St in Worcester) from May 31st till June 2nd, rain or shine under a massive tent. The festival will feature live music and entertainment, authentic Albanian food, as well as Church tours, kids carnival, cooking demonstrations, and lots of dancing! To learn more about the Albanian Festival, tune in to this episode of ‘Coffee with Konnie’ exclusively on WCCA TV 194!
  • Tune in to Rosen’s Round Table, a political and current issue program hosted by City Councilor Gary Rosen. This week’s panel members are Gary Vecchio, Moe Bergman, and Walter Bird. There will be preliminary elections for both the Worcester City Council and the School Committee this year. In another episode, the guys talk about the decision of long-time Worcester City Councilor, Konnie Lukes, to not run for re-election.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCC TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guest is Jermoh Kamara, a candidate for the Worcester School Committee. In another episode, Ron and his guest Mike Bottos chat about what’s going to happen with the New England Patriots in 2019.
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the show, Molly Finn, welcomes Marie Ferree to the show.
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron continues his series of shows on the topic What is the Truth About American Muslims.
  • Welcome to Hidden Treasures! Host of the show, Bill Safer, helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Bill’s hidden-treasure find today is not an antique or collectible. Today’s treasure is the musical duo of Karen Novy and Bob Ireland. We listen to treasures from their album Dragonfly. In another episode, Bill welcomes Anne Morrissey back to the show to educate us about vintage costume jewelry.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. The program focuses on interesting Worcester area facts and history. Bill and guest Yaffa Fain talk about the Cultural Division of the Economical Development Department for the city of Worcester. In another episode, Bill’s guests are Linda Bullock and Agelina to tell us about the 2019 Armenian HyeLights production.
  • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that spotlights interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is health and wellness coach, June House.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes State Rep Jim O’Day back to the show.
  • 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 features: Brooke Alexx – Bored, Yuna – Blank Marquee, 3Lau & Justin Caruso – Better with You, Waterfall Wash – Colors, John Paciga – The F Word, Kelly Padrick – Waiting for This, Rocky Dawuni – Beats of Zion, and more. Keep on jammin’!!
  • Tune in to Video Jam Country and spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music with host Tracy Foley. Today’s show features: John Tracy – Love True Just For You, Nate Currin – Heart on the Run, Scott Shipley – Save Me from Me, David Petovar – My Kind of Country, Jordan Foster – Crystal Clear, Jenna Raine – A Letter to Me, Walker Montgomery- Just Say When, Caroline Jones – Chasin’ Me, QUEEVA- How Do You Know, Erin Enderlin – Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn, Nick Alligood – Drinking Left to Do, Jamie Lee Thurston – The Window, Eric Etheridge – If You Met Me First, Stephanie Urbina Jones – Jolene, AC Thomas – Man of Constant Sorrow. Shout-out to all our country music fans!!
  • Ben Behind The Scenes is a WCCA TV program that showcases music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced and hosted by Ben Allotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into another episode of pure entertainment.
  • 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!

About WCCA TV

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

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!
WCCA TV, Channeling Worcester Community Since 1986!

Cable Companies Threaten to de-fund free speech community public access television. Save your Public Access Centers.

We call upon the FCC to reject the proposal coming from Cable companies to defund our PEG channels.
PEG channels provide Cable customers with the only truly LOCAL programming on their cable systems, and, at the same time, empower their customers and build community through digital inclusion, and education and access to the tools and technology needed to participate in the media landscape, something found nowhere else. PEG stations are really more of a selling point, that offers an edge to cable subscribers, a gain that comes exclusively from Cable. Why are they not seeing that? To suggest PEG is a burden to cable companies is disingenuous at best. The cost for Dish and and Phone networks is currently about the same as Cable, so to suggest PEG provisions are driving up the cost of cable may also be disingenuous. What is provided to sustain PEG is given in exchange of rights of way. ROW is something that deserves due consideration in the FCC’s decision in this process. Additionally, it should be noted that under current congressional legislation the cost for PEG is not something that has to be passed on to subscribers, the cable companies choose to do so. Public Access in Worcester has a demonstrated growing need for community participation and mainly from the disenfranchised. What happens to these people? Where is their free speech?The FCC must see the proposed rule change coming from the Cable providers as a nothing more than a money grab. If any changes are needed the Verizons , Dish networks, and the Googles, that should be giving back to support PEG as well, in exchange for the rights of way that they also benefit from. Write to the FCC and share this comment.

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The WCCA TV Newsletter, January 2019

# About Worcester. This is where it’s all happening

# This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

**Democracy Now!**, aired on WCCA TV, is an ad-free news program that people can trust. The program features in-depth stories that expose government and corporate abuses of power. **Democracy Now!** produces their daily news-hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation without ads, government funding or corporate underwriting. Support **Democracy Now!** by tuning in to the show Monday thru Friday, from 8 am to 9 am, on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, also streaming live at www.wccatv.com. Please support OUR efforts in continuing to bring you **Democracy Now!** by donating to WCCA TV – no amount is too small and we appreciate your generosity and support! Donations can be made here: https://www.wccatv.com/donate or can be mailed to WCCA TV, 415 Main St., Worcester Mass. 01608. Thank you as always for your support!!

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# WCCA TV Special Presentations


WCCA TV’s **Front Row** is a television show experience that takes you up close to live local & on-location performances, and often a look behind the scenes with in-depth interviews of talent, directors, producers, artists and more. It’s about the rich cultural experience and opportunities that exist in the Worcester area.

In this episode, WCCA TV’s Adam Rice interviews Neil Berg. Neil is the creator and co-producer of **Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway**, which is now the number one Broadway touring concert in the United States, playing in over 120 cities a year for the past decade. Relive the groundbreaking Rock & Roll classics of the last 50 years, as Neil Berg shares the often unknown & fascinating stories of the music that changed the world – from the beginnings of Rock & Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the 50s, 60s and 70s, up until MTV in the early 80s. The show will play at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 8:00 pm. You can watch the [Interview with Neil Berg](https://www.wccatv.com/video/front-row/FRONTROW6) exclusively on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester!

# WCCA TV Program Notes

* Tune in to all new episodes of **Soapbox** in February, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: Darlene Corbett – Keynote Speaker, Success Coach, and Author of the book [Stop Depriving The World of You: A Guide for Getting Unstuck](https://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1185); Nancy Diessner, who will have an [exhibit](https://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1186 ) at the Anna Maria College from February 20 till April 12; Lisa Carlin and Martha Gach of [Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook](https://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1187); as well as Jermoh Kamara, founder of the [HVK Children’s Foundation](https://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1188) – an organization that meets the challenging needs of children and families from disadvantage backgrounds. WCCA TV – empowering and elevating Worcester one story at a time!! Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at www.wccatv.com, on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm . To be a guest, contact Tracy Foley at tracy@wccatv.org

* **Beacon Hill Chat** is a talk show that features interesting people talking about the interesting
things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Barry Lorion, the MassDOT District 3 Highway Director to update us to the future
of [Worcester’s Kelly Square](https://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT287). In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes [David LeBouef](https://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT286), the newest member of Worcester’s delegation to the legislature.

* How should Worcester middle school students be taught sexual education? Tune in to this episode of **Rosen’s Round Table** to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members – Tony Economou, Hank Stolz, and Walter Bird – think about this [matter](https://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE361). Exclusively on WCCA TV!!

* **Activate Worcester** is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Host of the show Ron Motta chats Chris Pinto about MA2A, [Massachusetts And the Second Amendment](https://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER220).

* **Know Your Rights** is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about [LGBTQ Rights](https://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS312) in America. In another episode, Ron talks about some of the greatest [Church/State Cases](https://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWRIGHTS310) of the last 70 years.

* **Perspectives**, with Asima Silva, is a WCCA TV show that features local and national guests sharing their perspectives on politics, current events, mental and emotional health, as well as religion. Asima talks with Maysam Mutallip, Adili Yilihamu, and Abdulvares Ablimit about the [Muslim minority](https://www.wccatv.com/video/perspectives/PERSPECTIVES39) in China.

* **This Is Worcester** is a  WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. The program focuses on interesting Worcester area facts and history. In this episode, Bill talks about [Worcester](https://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER72) being a city for 170 years.

* **Hidden Treasures** is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode Bill talks about one of his passions, collecting

[miniature books]

(https://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES69).

* New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl again!! Tommy Colletta, host of **What It’s Worth**, welcomes Bob Perrone back to the show to talk [football](https://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH385). Go Pats!!

* **Health Matters** is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. Bruce Karlin welcomes Tina Grosowsky to the show. The topic of discussion is [Quit Smoking or Using Other Tobacco](https://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS186). For more info, visit www.KeepTryingMA.org or call Smokers’ Helpline: 1-800-QUIT NOW. Because your health matters!!

* Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers,  is the host of **Ben Behind the Scenes** — a show featuring music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. Tune in to another episode of pure [entertainment](https://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES67)

* **Sound Check**, produced by Stefano Traficante, is a real-life, unscripted program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester area. Featured artist in this episode is [Olivia Frances](https://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECK32)

* **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](https://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM1012) features: DYK – Trashcan, Lucas Ray Exp – Sphinx, Nadia Lanfranconi – Italian Country Song, GOODING – Because It Hurts, Angela Josephine – Go Easy & Angela Josephine – 40 Days. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

* **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](https://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK745)  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](https://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA79) 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.

# About WCCA TV

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

**LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!**

**WCCA TV, Channeling Worcester Community Since 1986!**       

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THIS WEEKS PICKS ON WCCA TV see our listing in the T&G

THIS WEEKS PICKS ON WCCA TV

Mon Nov. 12 at 10pm

“Bandedge” recorded at the WCCA TV studio in Worcester, features local organist, Scott Olson.

Tue Nov. 13 at 7pm

“Connecting the Dots” hosted by attorney, Liz Myska, is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor.

Wed Nov. 14 8:30pm

“Soapbox”, hosted by Mauro DePasquale, will feature Richard Gonzalez of Net Compassion, a faith based collaborative effort of volunteer groups bringing vital support services to people in need in our city.

Thur Nov. 15 10:30pm

“Got It Covered” hosted by Victor Infante features Sean Ryder as he performs My Best Friend by Air Supply.

Sat, Nov. 17 8:30pm

What It’s Worth hosted by Tommy Collettta will feature Emily Rosenbaum, the Executive Director of the Worcester JCC to discuss the JCC gym.

Sun., Nov. 18 10:00pm

“Coffee with Konnie” features local politician , Konnnie Lukes, as she interviews various citizens of Worcester in local area coffee shops

On WCCA TV Worcester cable channel 194 and at wccatv.com

#greatTV, #localProgramming, #WCCATV

The WCCA TV Newsletter, October 2018 ALL ABOUT WORCESTER !

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Hello friends! Hope you had a fun and scary good Halloween! Did you know that there are many ways to get involved with WCCA TV? You can become a volunteer/intern and earn high school and college credits; you can take our TV Production course and learn the basics of TV production, which is the first step on becoming a TV producer; you can be a guest on one of our shows; your organization can join our Circle of Friends and Media Sponsorship program which will help increase its visibility in our community, or you can announce your event on our Bulletin Board. So, what are you waiting for? Embark on your exciting television journey today! For more information, visit our website: www.wccatv.com

WCCA TV gets submissions of new shows almost every day – music shows, talk shows, religious shows – you name it! To make our diverse community programming possible, please consider donating. Anything helps to keep your favorite program on the air! Donations to WCCA TV can be made directly to: WCCA TV, 415 Main St., Worcester MA 01608 (ATT. Station Manager) or online at www.wccatv.com/donate . Thank you as always for your support!!

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WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV’s Voter Education Program presents Foro Latino Di Los Candidatos – a Candidate Forum for the Latin Community – which took place at the studios of WCCA TV, on October 16, 2018. Candidates in attendance were Blake Rubin, Katie Toomey, Paul De Palo, and Tracy Lovvern. The panel consisted of Tina Velazquez, Tania Romero, and Antero Amparo. WCCA TV’s host and producer, Tommy Colletta, hosted the event with the assistance of Yarelis Velez, Carmen Lounis, and Jensy Rosario. Don’t forget to vote this November!

WCCA TV attended the Pre-Open Press Tour of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Worcester, on Monday, October 22, 2018. Attending the event were Congressman James McGovern, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus, and more. The new visitor center, with state-of-the-art exhibits, will serve as a recreational and cultural resource and a gateway to the city of Worcester and the communities located in the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor. The event was recorded and edited by WCCA TV’s, Adam Rice.

WCCA TV’s Front Row will be interviewing Buddy, The Elf, when he comes to Worcester’s Hanover Theatre on November 10! Do you or your kids have a question for Buddy? Send it to tracy@wccatv.com and we just might ask YOUR QUESTION on air!! Tune in to WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, or at www.wccatv.com , for upcoming episodes of Front Row.

WCCA TV’s NEW VOICES 2018 shot the “AUDITION EPISODE” Last night, the first of three episodes of New Voices. Amazing singer from all over the Commonwealth registered and participated. WCCA also combed social media with it’s continual open call for young singers ages 14- 21 up until the last hour of the studio shooting started. Out of all who participated in the Audition Episode, only 5 will be selected to move forward to teh semifinals. Stay tuned cable cast will soon be announced. WCCA TV’s “New Voices Awards” Elevating young local singers. Produced and cable/web cast WCCA TV Cable Channel 194 and wccatv.com

Testimonials

Another success story for WCCA TV! Stefano Trafecante, producer of the WCCA TV show ‘Sound Check’, was featured in an article of Boston Voyager and we could not be prouder of him! Among other things, he gave credit to WCCA’s Mauro DePasquale, Tracy Foley, and the rest of the staff at WCCA TV, for being ”my greatest supporters who have helped me along this creative path.. and for allowing me to have this creative outlet.”

Ambient Sojourn, featured artist on our show ‘Band Edge’, posted on their social media page: ”Thank you to WCCA TV, Channel 194, The People’s Channel!! The crew and host Mauro Depasquale are 1st class! We are greatful for this incredible opportunity! If you haven’t tuned into this channel, check out the variety and diversity of local programming they offer – it’s second to none!!”

Another feaured artist on ‘Band Edge’, Scott Olson, wrote on an email he sent to our Executive Director: ”Thank you Mauro! It was a distinct honor and an extreme pleasure to be featured on Band Edge. Last night’s shoot was awesome! I am so happy to be featured on this popular show! Can’t wait to see it live! Thanks again!!”

Musician Dre Blach, whose music video was featured on ‘Video Jam’, posted on his social media page: ”Our video is being featured on Video Jam, a really cool show put together by the fine folks of WCCA TV, The People’s Channel. Big thanks to them for including us in the rotation!” Also, nationally-known band ‘Couch Jackets’, that was as well featured on ‘Video Jam’, posted on Facebook: ”Hey Hey! Thanks for playing our music! We really appreciate it, you guys! Cheers from Arkansas and the road!”

From a mom whos daughter competed on NEW VOICES 2018: “Thank you! What a wonderful experience, the judges were so kind to her which was great!” Lisa Bousbouras

WCCA TV Program Notes

MORE YOUR VISION TELEVISION

  • Tune in to new episodes of Soapbox in November, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: Brian and Lynn Tomey from ‘Your Retirement Advisor’; Dr. Romas Buivydas of Spectrum, providing addiction and recovery resource information; Richard Gonzalez, Executive Director of ‘Net of Compassion’; Asa Floyd, young cancer survivor; as well as Amoret Zamarro and Barbara Lucci from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Preservation Society. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV! Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at www.wccatv.com, on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. To be a guest on the show, contact tracy@wccatv.org
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron answers the question: Can Massachusetts Taxpayer Money
    Subsidize Historic Church Renovations? Tune in to this episode to find out what his answer is!
  • The Sisters of Saint Benedict Center were the featured guest on Close to Home, hosted by Molly Finn, to perform some songs from their recent album This Faith Is What I Love. The Sisters of Saint Benedict Center, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a canonically recognized religious congregation in the Diocese of Worcester, MA. If interested in purchasing their CD, you can go to www.truedevotionals.com
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a talk show that features interesting people talking about the interesting
    things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Lucy Hale, the Executive Director of the EcoTarium in Worcester. In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes Suzanne Bump, the Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Activate Worcester is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Guest host Jim McGrath welcomes State Rep candidate Paul Fullen to the show.
  • 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, Liz Myska, talks with attorney Linda Long-Bellil. In another episode, Liz welcomes attorney Sabrina Bohun from the Family Services of Central Massachusetts.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee with Konnie. Join host of the program and City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie has coffee with Bryon Lewis-Cummings.
  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, is a WCCA TV show that features local and national guests sharing their perspectives on politics, current events, mental and emotional health, as well as religion. Asima talks with Abdul Malik Mujahid, President of the Sound Vision Foundation. In another episode, Asima welcomes Dr. Shaik Ubaid, the NY Co-Chair of the Muslim Peace Coalition.
  • Why does it take some contractors forever to complete street and sidewalks projects? This is the topic of discussion in this episode of Rosen’s Round Table, hosted by City Councilor Gary Rosen. In another episode, Gary and his panel members talk about the City Council’s recent discussion to chain the tax rate for residential buildings with more than 5 units.
  • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. In this episode, Ramona’s guest is WCCA TV’s host and producer, Bill Safer.
  • Health Matters is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. Bruce Karlin welcomes Tina Grosowsky to the show. The topic of discussion is the Great American Smokeout happening on November 15, 2018.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV program definitely worth watching! In this episode, host Tommy Colletta chats with Dennis McManus, a candidate for Clerk of Courts.
  • Sound Check, produced by Stefano Trafecante, is a real-life, unscripted program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester area. Featured in this episode is Tinderbox Circus Sideshow. From Lexington, Kentucky, The Tinderbox Circus Sideshow performs at Ralph’s Rock Diner in Worcester on their 2018 tour. Exclusively on WCCA TV!!
  • Static Fusion is an alternative performance art and musical variety program produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. The show is put together by the creative genius of Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen. Jim takes us to the Caribbean Festival, then starts checking out PowWow Worcester artworks, and wraps the show up at stART on the Street.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. The program focuses on interesting Worcester area facts and history. Bill talks with Deb Huegel and Joseph Townsend from Habitat For Humanity. In another episode, Bill chats with Kelly Jenkins on the topic of Equality in Massachusetts.
  • Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers, is the host of Ben Behind the Scenes — a show featuring music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. Tune in to another episode of pure entertainment.
  • It’s time to celebrate Video Jam, hosted and produced by Tracy Foley. This WCCA TV music-video show has reached a milestone – 1,000 episodes.. and counting!! Video Jam has been in continuous production for 26 years! It has introduced many local artists, as well as discovered talent that has gone on to national and worldwide stardom. It has also featured some famous musicians and bands through the years, such as Tears for Fears, Joe Strummer from The Clash, Stephen Page from the Barenaked Ladies, and more. Keep watching to see who might stop by in the future! This episode’s playlist features: Paul McCartney – Come on to Me, Jerad Finck – New Kids, Smashing Pumpkins – Silvery Sometimes, Smashing Pumpkins – Solara, Couch Jackets – Don’t Think Just Breathe, A.Def Feat. Ava del Cielo – OP8 of the Masses, Ibru – War and Violence, and more. Keep on jammin’!!
  • Band Edge is a WCCA-TV produced local-music show, that is shot live, spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Ambient Sojourn is the featured artist on this episode of Band Edge. Rock on!
  • Hidden Treasures is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host Bill Safer and his guest David Nishimura talk about Collectable Fountain Pens.
  • Human Touch is a new WCCA TV program to spotlight refugees and to learn about their struggles, their stories, their challenges and triumphs, in order to bring about understanding and change. Host Augustine Kanjia talks with Kaska Yawo. In another episode, Augustine welcomes Desire Banguendoh.
  • 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!

About WCCA TV

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

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

Do you have a question for Buddy The Elf?

WCCA TV’s “FRONT ROW” will be interviewing Buddy, The Elf when he comes to Worcester’s Hanover Theatre on November 10!

Do you or your kids have a question for Buddy? Send it to tracy@wccatv.com and we just might ask YOUR QUESTION on air!

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Tune into WCCA TV “The People’s Channel” 194 or at www.wccatv.com for upcoming episodes of FRONT ROW.

WCCA TV mission is to EMPOWER Y O U ! More than SOCIAL MEDIA or having someone video tape you.

WCCA TV mission is to EMPOWER Y O U through charitable Community Media !

While there are new and inexpensive ways to produce video, Public Access television facilities still allow people to produce video in a higher quality and shown to a very broad local audience or a targeted audience.

While you can put a video out on YouTube, the chances of it being seen by significant numbers of people is still very small. Commercial platforms ( social media or otherwise ) place their own profit before your interest, they can be intrusive and they are not truly free speech. They often express rights to censor, delete and or terminate post or video. to suit their own bottom line.

WCCA TV provides access it is commercial free, and it is truly PARTICIPATORY MEDIA at it’s highest. All ages, and people of all backgrounds, are welcomed and encouraged to join in the creative fun of building community through electronic media. There are still some financial obstacles to producing video. Although the technology to produce a decent quality video has increase significantly over the years, there are still many people that simply do not have access to the cameras to shoot the video, or to the computers to edit the video, or to the internet to upload the content.

Many Public Access media or television facilities, such as WCCA TV, also provide technology training and media literacy programs to help new producers make quality video productions and to discern most effective messaging. Sometimes these productions are later shown on other channels, such as PBS, or picked up on other platforms supplemental to Public access presentations. This renders a higher benefit to our participants that may not be available to others. Numerous public access volunteer producers and interns often go on to careers in video production, become media specialist, or simply enjoy the creativity of physically networking in a creative collaborative space with other like minded creators. Also WCCA TV curates community media productions as the video art of our time, as historical and cultural artifacts. WCCA is non-commercial (a charitable 501(c)(3))and dedicated to a mission that is inclusive, participatory, free speech ( free from political whim, or corporate retribution ), and to empower the Citizens of our City and beyond.

WCCA TV is “The PEOPLE’s CHANNEL”

WCCA TV is THE place to LEARN, CREATE, and CONNECT like NO other.
Become a member or help support us today.
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WORCESTER HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK ! ” Home Run City ” Welcome the WORCESTER RED SOX !

WORCESTER HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK !

City officials and a development team including Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, Mayor Petty, City Manager Augustus, and others including the franchise owner of the (soon) former PawSox, Larry Lucchino and Rhode Island attorney James J. Skeffington, have announced to a over full City Hall Chamber, the good news about the “WORCESTER RED SOX” will be moving into Worcester, ushering in along with it, a nice cash infusion to aid in further developments in the area.

Although this is exciting news for the city, WCCA TV hopes to see strong support continue for Worcester’s BRAVEHEARTS. The Bravehearts sent out a press release by owner John W.S. Creedon, Jr., President of the Bravehearts Baseball Club, expressing concern regarding the possible negative impact this new baseball team might have upon the Bravehearts. Let’s hope both teams can flourish and that the momentum of the Bravehearts does not dwindle.

More to come stay tuned to WCCA TV. You heard it first hear.

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WCCA TV  The People’s Channel.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn, Create and Connect at WCCA TV.

Since 1986, WCCA TV has always been a creative space and a place that has engaged people of all backgrounds in bringing the city to life through creative expression of storytelling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multimedia works, and to exercise free speech. It’s a space for everyone to get engaged in the arts in an active way.
A diversity of thousands of people attended WCCA educational class and workshops, participated in content creation, our public events, and our programs are seen in Worcester and around the world on line.
Check out our amazing Video On Demand library! ALL VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also with the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV staff of professional video technicians and video production artist.
WCCA community projects and programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this from many different countries. BRAVO !!
There is no denying WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

Check out this PLAYLIST for WCCA TV’s “VIDEO JAM” episode #992 PREMIERES AUG 17, 2018 ; FEATURING 2 Amazing LOCAL Worcester ARTISTS

MUSIC IS ALWAYS HAPPENING AT WCCA TV

Check out this PLAYLIST for WCCA TV’s “VIDEO JAM” episode #992

PREMIERES AUG 17, 2018 ; FEATURING 2 Amazing LOCAL

ARTISTS TO WORCESTER

Olivia Frances- Great Blue

My Silent Bravery – 18

Rafael- You Are

Peabo Bryson – Love Like Yours and Mine

Hop Along – How Simple

18th and Addison – Time Bomb

Scott Gray – Maybe It’s You

Daniel Correa- Take a Chance


Tracy Foley
Station Manager & Program Director
Producer of VIDEO JAM, Soapbox, & Video Jam Country
WCCA TV Ch. 194

WCCA TV’s “FRONT ROW” is a television show experience not to be missed. This episode up close with GRACE LESLIE Local and Legendary Actress

Join Mauro DePasquale on WCCA TV’s “FRONT ROW” a look behind the scenes
with an in-depth interview with local actress GRACE LESLIE.

FRONT ROW can be seen on WCCA TV Cable 194 and here at wccatv.com on

Fri Aug 10 at 9:30pm

Sat Aug 11 at 1:30pm

and also can be seen:

https://www.wccatv.com/video/front-row/FRONTROW2

AND

On Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm3TtlE695Q&feature=youtu.be

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wccatv/videos/10155680489300753/

In this epsiode, the Music Theater Community is celebrating Grace
Leslie’s 90th birthday…She has been a stage and musical theater
performer her entire life, and she is still able to act AND memorize 45
pages of dialogue, at 90, for this 2-person, 2-act play we will be
presenting Labor Day weekend.

The play is “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster
Jenkins” by Stephen Temperley
, in which Grace plays Ms. Foster
Jenkins(Meryl Streep played the role in the feature film.)and her son
John, a fabulous pianist, plays her accompanist Cosme McMoon.

This is a production by John Leslie’s West Boylston JEMS Theatre group,
has been approved to do the performances at Calliope Theatre in Boylston,
where Grace has done many of her other plays and musicals.

Dates are Fri. Aug. 31 at 7pm, Sat. Sept. 1 at 2pm and Mon. Sept. 3 at
7pm All admission is $15.00
From there the show goes on the road to California.

ABOUT WCCA TV’s FRONT ROW

” WCCA TV’s FRONT ROW is a television show experience that takes you up close to live local and on location performances, and often a look behind the scenes with in-depth interviews of talent, directors, producers, and artist and more. It’s about the rich cultural experience and opportunities that exist in Worcester area.

For more information about FRONT ROW or about booking an appearance contact Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV. ”