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People turn to the program, Democracy Now!, on WCCA TV,  for ad-free news they can trust.  Maybe they come for the daily headlines. Or maybe it’s for the 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 into the show Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 9am, on WCCA TV Channel 194 and as it streams at our website at 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. 

The WCCA TV Newsletter, November 2018: Worcester is happening on WCCA TV

The WCCA TV Newsletter, November 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

The semi-finals of the 2018 New Voices Awards were held at the WCCA TV studio on November 20, 2018. We had many talented singers who performed extremely well in front of the judges, lights and cameras. Our three judges, Amanda Carr, Cliff Goodwin and Victor Infante, were impressed with each singer and had the difficult task of selecting the five contestants who would move on to the semi-finals. The auditions, semi-finals and the final performances of the New Voices 2018 will air soon on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, also streaming live on www.wccatv.com. Stay tuned to find out who the winner is! These young voices will leave you in awe with their incredible talent!!

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WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale, interviews Buddy The Elf at The Hanover Theatre to promote Elf the Musical happening November 29 through December 2 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Following the interview, Buddy helps spread Christmas cheer with the carolers and the crowd as the trees are lit outside the venue. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune in to new episodes of Soapbox in December, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: Mary Knittle and Ellen Ganley from the Worcester Community Action Council; Karen Brown, Jennifer Choe and Justin Choe from the Hanmi Tae Kwon Do Center in Worcester; Kim Kerrigan and Steve Wells, authors of the book Making Civility Great Again, Kim Dawkins and Jennifer Rioux from Pathways for Change; Peace Activist Barbara Roberts, and Troy Siebels from the Hanover Theatre. 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
  • 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 Karen Duffy, the President and CEO of the Worcester Credit Union. In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes Dennis Lipka the interim administrator of the WRTA.

  • 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 about Worcester becoming a town in 1722.
  • What is going on at Holy Cross? Tune in to this episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out. In another episode, host Gary Rosen and his panel members talk about the controversial images on the bathroom doors of a Worcester restaurant and the reaction of social media.
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about The New Supreme Court. In another episode, Ron gives an analysis of the last election.
  • 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 Scherrie Keating about diabetes. In another episode, Liz talks with Amy Finke from Lifeway Mobility.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV program definitely worth watching! In this episode, host Tommy Colletta chats with Jonathan Graeme McCullough, the head of music at All Saints Church.
  • 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 about understanding the Plight of Refugees.
  • 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 with Vivian Li, the Curator of Asian Art at the Worcester Art Museum.
  • Band Edge is a WCCA TV produced local-music show that is shot live, spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Scott Michael Olson is the featured artist on this episode of BandEdge.
  • WCCA TV’s independent music-video show, Video Jam, hosted by Tracy Foley, has a Holiday Special that will feature Christmas music-videos from Eric Clapton, Timothy Craig, For King and Country, Sherry Lynn, Joanna Yaeger, The Nickel Slots, and Victory. Happy Holidays!!

  • Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music by tuning in to Video Jam Country with host Tracy Foley. This special episode will feature an interview with country music artist Houston Bernard and also his live performance at the WCCA TV studio of four songs – Wait for It, We Made Out, Never Grow Old, and What a Man Should Do. Exclusively on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester!!
    * 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!

  • 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.

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!

Bonnie Johnson, Host of WICN’s, featured on “The Beat”

“The Beat” produced and hosted by students of Worcester State University, and presented on WCCA TV Sundays, Nov 11 & 18 7:30pm will feature Bonnie Johnson , WICN Radio host, to discuss her program “Colors of Jazz”.

On cable channel 194 in Worcester or at www.wccatv.com

Go Lancers !

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

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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WCCA TV NEWSLETTER : IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT WCCA TV !

# The WCCA TV Newsletter, September 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Hello friends! Happy Fall! There are many new programs and projects going on at WCCA TV this time of the year, but our focus is on the New Voices Awards competition, which is taking place on October 30, 2018 at the WCCA studio. All singers between the ages of 13 and 21, please contact Michael at WCCA TV for an application by sending an email to michael@wccatv.com or calling 508-755-1880 ext. 119. Come on down and sing your heart out!!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. On Instagram, we are wccatv13.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV was at the Worcester Red Sox Celebration on the Worcester Common Oval on Monday, September 17th. The ceremony featured appearances by legends of the Boston Red Sox baseball club as well as players from the Pawtucket Red Sox. The WooSox Celebration was recorded by the WCCA TV volunteer Jeremy Johnson.

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, artists and more. It’s about the rich cultural experience and opportunities that
exist in the Worcester area. WCCA TV captured The Mighty Mighty Bosstones performance at the 2018
Cranking and Skanking Fest.

This WCCA TV special presentation features an interview with disability advocate, attorney Liz Myska.

WCCA TV’s crew was at Clark University in Worcester to record a lecture by Nancy Rosenblum.

Testimonials

Sabrina Bohun, Director of Mediation at The Family Services of Central Massachusetts, recently appeared on the WCCA TV program Beacon Hill Chat hosted by State Senator Harriette Chandler. That’s what they had to say about WCCA on their social media page: ”Thank you to WCCA TV 194 ‘The People’s Channel’ and staff (Producer Bill Hamilton and Administrative Assistant Zara Dedi) for making this such a memorable experience.” We look forward to future collaborations with them and other non-profits in the area!

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • 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 Kathleen Gagne, the Vice Director and Chief Development Officer of Mechanics Hall.
  • Did you kow that Main Street from Federal Square to Lincoln Square in Worcester will be getting a facelift? Watch this episode of Rosen’s Round Table hosted by City Councilor Gary Rosen, to learn more about it. In another episode, Rosen and his panel members talk about the Worcester Red Sox Project.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Chanel Prunier to explain why people should vote NO on Question 3 on the November ballot.
  • 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 The Story of the Bill of Rights: Students Rights.
  • 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 Robin Norton, CFA.
  • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is Jacob Sanders to talk about canibus coming to Worcester. In another episode, Ramona’s guest is Matthew Flynn to tell us about his incredibly journey.
  • 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, auctioneer/appraiser Wayne Tuiskula, talk about the world of auctions.
  • 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 tells us his own story.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill talks about the history of black elected officials across the country, with a focus on Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke. In another episode, Bill talks about the City Seal and the Mosaic Project.
  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, is a WCCA TV program that features local and national guests sharing their perspectives on politics, current events, mental and emotional health, as well as religion. Asima welcomes Edina Lekovic.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee with Konnie. Join City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with Rob Baumann.
  • Health Matters is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. James Broadhurst welcomes Dr. Mark Neavyn to the show. The topic of discussion is Public Health Implications for Marijuana Deregulation. Because your health matters!
  • 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: Darrell Kelley – Unity, Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Pokechope, Kyla Imani – Sitting Up in My Room, SJ Armstrong – Some Restful Day, Shane Palko – Don’t Fall in Love While Time Traveling, Harp Samuels – Fire, and more. 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 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.

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!

Downtown Worcester Arts Community Happening at WCCA TV

Located in the center of Worcester’s downtown Theater District is WCCA TV, since 1986. We moved to 415 Main street in 1998, we were here when most of the City’s downtown was at it’s worst with little else happening and in great need of revival. We are strong advocates for our public access mission. We are TV BY FOR and OF THE PEOPLE !

“THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL”!

We helped bring vibrancy and life to our neighborhood by offering video creatives an space to work in to tell and share their stories or for non profit entities, and others, to reach out to a wide audience. We are a place for creativity, exploration, sharing , and story telling. Expressing it all in a sort of virtual electronic park. Where everyone is invited to play and create. A virtue common place.

WCCA TV is proud of our work and mission. WCCA is a source of empowerment for the disenfranchised. Whether it is helping to develop audiences for various community purposes, or to highlight artist achievement, in virtually any genre, or elevating many community organizations, we are meeting that need in a unique way, open to all.

WCCA TV is also much more. A premier center form media literacy, and media democracy, we are also inclusive, participatory and a vibrant creative space, dedicating to nurturing a diversity of content creation and where storytelling floursihes. It is all shared broadly to large audiences via cable channel 194 or on-line on multiple world wide platforms. We are also documenting and curating community history in making.

WCCA is one of the most continually creative, cultural spaces in Worcester where 100% of our programing reflects our community who create the content themselves. Meaningful media with intention that values community over profits.

The People’s Channel needs you. To participate, to be a part of the conversation that is Worcester, to create, or to watch and or to support this cultural WORCESTER centered mission.

Last but not least, we are most grateful to the community we serve and to the City leadership for supporting our mission, and also thankful for ALL who volunteer and provide sustainable support to maintain and uphold our mission.

THANK YOU

See you on WCCA TV 194 or on line at wccatv.com or anywhere on social media.
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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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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

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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. ”