WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2015

All Happening at WCCA TV

WCCA’s SOAPBOX, with host and Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale, is an outstanding program that empowers our community members by providing a powerful media outlet for community participation and inclusiveness. “SOAPBOX” is all new in June. The show will feature the Ecotarium; a discussion on jobs and the myths behind economic reports with Chris Horton; the Relay for Life in June; Girls Inc. summer opportunities, and Fathers Fest with Chris Nelson of Pernet Family Health Service. SOAPBOX can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 pm, and Sundays at 6:30 pm exclusivity on WCCA TV, now on Channel 194. It also streams live online at the same times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows can be downloaded anytime from our website by clicking on Video on Demand. Thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!

FUN PUBLIC ACCESS FACT: Did you know that comedian and actor, Louis CK, got his start in media as a technical director of a cable access station in Massachusetts? He was a volunteer intern from high school and learned how to use EVERY machine in the TV station. Louie CK says that his experience in public access TV was a huge training ground and great benefit. Why don’t YOU get involved with WCCA TV, your public access TV station in Worcester? Check us out online at www.wccatv.com . We look forward to hearing from you!

Exclusively LOCAL ON WCCA TV ! :

WCCA TV launches IN THE HOUSE, a show hosted by George Russell. Learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. George welcomes real estate attorney Steven Platten to chat about how to buy a house: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE1

WCCA TV recently recorded, for the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Library Association Gala Awards Dinner at the DCU Center in Worcester. Mass Library Association Gala Awards Dinner 2015 has been posted on the WCCA website at:

Tune into another episode of [STOP] SMART METERS. Massachusetts activists have filed a fraud complaint with the MA Attorney General concerning the smart meter mandate DPU 12-76-B. The MA DPU is an affiliate of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, which has been compared to the Tobacco Research Institute for its role in generating pro-industry propaganda and distorted science. This video includes an explanation of astroturfing (distortion of grassroots), a critique of a SGCC video, an interview with Jerry Day, and information from Maryland about adverse impacts: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/SMARTMETERS27

MORE WCCA TV Programming:

It’s time for the Worcester City Council to evaluate the $600,000,000 financial 2016 city budget. This is the topic of discussion in this new episode of WCCA’s ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE215 . Guns in Worcester is the highlight of another episode. A gun range in the area of Prescott St? Find out what host of the show, Gary Rosen, and his panel members have to say: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE216

BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show, Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes David Frem, the General Manager of Cyprian Keyes Golf Club: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT196
In another episode Senator Chandler welcomes Adrien Finlay, the Executive Director of Music Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT195

Tune into SOAPBOX, a WCCA TV flagship program, where more than 2,000 community people and organizations have shared their stories and missions. Host of the show and WCCA TV’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale, welcomes Chris Horton, the Volunteer Organizer for the Worcester Unemployment Action Group in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1018
In another episode, Mauro chats with Rob Odgren and Amy Riendeau from the American Cancer Society of Worcester, who tell us about the Relay For Life event happening on the 19th & 20th of June: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1019

Time for a coffee break and a new episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Host of the show, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, goes to the Worcester Art Museum to have coffee with the Director of the museum, Matthias Waschek: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE452

WORCESTER COMMUNITY NEWS is the WCCA TV weekly local news show, featuring happenings and events in the Worcester area. A rally held at City Hall for ending bias and hate, is the feature story of this episode: http://www.wccatv.com/video/news-13/NEWS13587
Through our segment You Said It, we highly encourage community participation in our News show. If you have want to voice your opinion and be part of the show, contact our News show director, Jennifer Pichierri, at jen@wccatv.com

WCCA’s SOUND CHECK is a real-life, unscripted WCCA TV program, featuring the local band talents and song writers in the Worcester area. It airs on Thursdays at 9:30 pm. This episode features Shane Hall: http://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECK4
Another episode features Keep It Weird and Cowboy Matt Hopewell: http://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECK3

WCCA’s BLACK LEGACY PRESENTS is a production of the Black Legacy Coalition, a volunteer group looking to help make Worcester a city where the broader Black community thrives. The program spotlights community organizing: http://www.wccatv.com/video/black-legacy-presents/BLACKLEGACY11

I bet you don’t know all the fun and interesting things about Worcester. Tune into THIS IS WORCESTER as host of the show and community activist, Bill Coleman, shares some more interesting facts about our city: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER12 . In another episode Bill welcomes John D. Gangregorio, the President of the Canal District in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER11

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host Tommy Colletta welcomes the multi talented Kevin Harvey back to the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH311

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your stunning host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today playlist includes: KDrew, Rico & Miella, Mako, Aradia, Pillar Point, Sunlounger, Shelia E, and more. Tune into Video Jam for some the newest and finest tracks out there. Keep jammin!!

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. It’s spring and time for sports night! Ron welcomes Lee Motta to talk Worcester sports: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER114

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors, hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK583
Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2PM. Stop by and be part of the show! Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons to play bingo with WCCA TV show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE TALKS (RCS) is a program produced by the Rotary Club of Worcester and Rotarian, Rich Prager, in association with WCCA TV. The program showcases Keynote Speakers from the Rotary meetings. This episode features Sinead Fitzmaurice, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY20

Welcome to COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. Real Food. Real People. Real Simple. Today’s episode features some healthy spring dishes: Chicken breast with pesto, delicious couscous with chick peas, and Georgia’s favorite lime cheesecake. Mmm, so yummy: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA309

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