WCCA TV News Letter October / November 2015



WCCA TV 194 and Worcester Magazine Present: WORCESTER VOTES 2015, AN EVENING WITH THE CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR. On Wednesday, OCTOBER 7th, at 7 PM, join the WCCA TV Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale, and the Worcester Magazine editor, Walter Bird Jr., for a debate on the issues facing Worcester and a closer look at the three candidates vying for mayor, as we head into the November 3 general election. Incumbent Mayor Joe Petty, At-Large Councilor Mike Gaffney and At-Large candidate Bill Coleman have been invited to take part in an intimate, live televised and webcast debate in the studios of WCCA TV. The debate will be also covered live online at www.wccatv.com and at www.worcestermag.com . Although it’s a closed set. Everyone can catch this exciting event on cable channel 194 in Worcester, and watch it streaming live at wccatv.com. Worcester Magazine will also cover this and provide a live action blog. WCCA TV intends to also archive this debate on its webpage for future On Demand viewing.

Another CANDIDATE OPEN MIC will be held at the studios of WCCA TV on Wednesday, OCTOBER 14th, at 5:30 PM. WCCA TV invites ALL candidates for City Council and School Committee to attend our Candidate Open Mic. Candidates will appear on a ‘First Come, First Serve’ basis and given up to 5 min to speak freely about their platform. Candidate Open Mic is part of the WCCA TV ‘Voter Education Project’. This event will be televised on WCCA TV 194 and on www.wccatv.com streaming live and on-demand. For more information contact Mauro DePasquale at 508-755-1880 or email him at mauro@wccatv.com , and be sure to leave your contact information. We urge all voters to attend or watch, as well as to make the effort to vote on November 3. Thank you for your support!


WCCA TV is seeking young talented singers ages 14-19 years old to compete in this years “NEW VOICES AWARDS 2015” register asap before NOVEMBER 1st. The first round of auditions is NOVEMBER 5th at WCCA TV studios. This is an great opportunity to win fantastic prizes. Last year’s winner Trinity Faith won a TV appearance on a major market Television show, a recording session, and music gear. Plus be seen all over Worcester and the world.

recognize any changes at 415 Main Street? Recently the WCCA TV building, at 415 Main Street in Worcester, received a face-lift thanks in part to a funding from the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation. A feasibility study was provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the State of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Mass Cultural Council. Funds were generously matched by George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation. WCCA TV Facade Painting has been posted on our website: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/FACADEPAINTING2015

The WCCA TV camera crew was at ‘stART ON THE STREET’, Central Massachusetts’ largest art, music and performance festival: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/START2015 . WCCA TV is a media sponsor of their next event ‘stART at the Station’ which will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015.

WCCA TV was a media sponsor of the Blackstone CanalFest 2015, held at Water Street in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/CANALFEST2015

WCCA TV presents the COUNCILOR AT-LARGE CANDIDATE FORUM: Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization brought by the Initiative for Engaged Citizenship, Worcester NAACP, and Worcester Common Grounds: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/CANDIDATEFORUM2015


SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, WCCA’s longest running easy access platform, is all new in October. The show will feature the Friendship Network for Children, which is a mental health non-profit that provides counseling, groups, and advocacy for children and teens with Autism: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1027 Soapbox will also feature Clementine Bihiga, inspirational speaker and author of the book ‘Happily Broken: Discovering Happiness Through Pain and Suffering’ which details her escape from the massacre in Rwanda: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1028 . Another episode features the Breast Cancer Walk at Elm Park in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1030 . There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, now on Channel 194! Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. It also streams live online at those times at www.wccatv.com. Past shows can be downloaded anytime from our website by clicking on Video on Demand.

What’s happening in the Worcester Public Schools?! Tune into this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE, a political and beyond program hosted by Gary Rosen and produced by WCCA TV. Find out what Gary and his panel members have to say: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE229

Your break is not complete without COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Join Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie has coffee with Dr J. Broadhurst: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE460

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about Congressman McGovern and the War Powers Resolution: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS202 . In another episode, Ron talks about Court Rules on Sex Offender Law: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS200

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! In this episode, host Tommy Colletta welcomes singer Sarah Barbosa and pianist Jhoni Keys: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH319

HEALTH MATTERS is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. Lynda Young welcomes Dr. Heather Forkey and Patricia Vanesse to the show. The topic of discussion is child protection and the Child Protection Service at Umass Memorial Medical Center: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS162 . Because your health matters!

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes ‘Iron Mike’ back to the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER124

HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Paul welcomes Megan Sullivan and Jessica Zequeira to the show. The topic of discussion is Suicide Prevention: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES21

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show creator and host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes 3 restaurantours to the show: Chris Andrianopoulos, Olga Kwasniewski, and Ramon Gallo: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER43

Tune into HIDDEN TREASURES as host Bill Safer helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Bill’s guest is auctioneer Wayne Tuskilla: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES35

THIS IS WORCESTER is a program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill’s guest is Cedric ‘Ced-Boogie’ Arno: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER20 . In another episode, Bill talks about curbing the violence in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER21

IN THE HOUSE is a show that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. The show is hosted by George Russell. George welcomes Grace Ross, the Chairperson of the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE6

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. In this episode, Molly welcomes CJ Doyle. Find out what they talk about: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME451 . CTH Host and producer Molly was given press credentials to video the Pope during his visit to Philly this year!

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’s playlist includes: Paula Boggs Band, The Mrs., EK, Chandani, Netsky, and Mayra Veronica vs. Yolanda Be Cool with their single ‘Mama Yo’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM867 . Get your music seen and heard at WCCA TV contact Video Jam at WCCA TV. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

SOUND CHECK, with Stefano Trafficante, is a real-life, unscripted program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester local area. The Federation of Belligerent Writers is featured on this episode: http://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECK7

WCCA TV’ BANDEDGE, spotlights local live music of all genres. This month swing with the cool 50’s West cost jazz of the Lou Borelli Octet.

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/SENIORSPEAK602

STATIC FUSION is an alternative performance art and musical variety program produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. This episode features music performed by a couple of local artists: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION322 . In another episode, producers of the show, Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen, go to the India Day Festival: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION321

Time for another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA AND DEZ. On today’s menu is Ziti pasta with a special sauce called Ragu. It’s gonna be a light version, using ground turkey rather than ground beef. And a zucchini loaf bread with walnuts and cinnamon. So delicious: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA313 . Real Food. Real People. Real Simple.

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program produced at WCCA TV and hosted by Lucy Tomey. Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA21

WCCA TV 194 is a free-speech venue opened to all and a regional public access leader that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation. Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! We also stream live on the web at: http://www.wccatv.com


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 Community Since 1986 !