WCCA TV Newsletter: September 2016

WCCA TV Newsletter, September 2016

All Happening at WCCA TV


This fall we celebrate our 30th Birthday please join us as we also take the opportunity to celebrate and present the Annual Reverend Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Awards. November 17. This year we celebrate in Gala fashion at the Beechwood Hotel. For tickets or for sponsorship information please contact joseph@wccatv.com . THis is WCCA TV’s annual fundraiser. We hope to see you there and thanks in advance for supporting our public access and education mission. AT WCCA TV YOU ARE THE MEDIA ! Slide1


WCCA TV PRESENTS: NEW VOICES AWARDS 2016!! We’re looking for young SINGERS and young POETS for the New Voices Awards. We’ll be doing the televised singing competition in later October and November. This year we’re also looking for young poets’ poems, as we’re having a poetry competition as well as a singing competition!! Ages 14 – 21, sign up as soon as possible! Sign up and submission deadline is October 15, 2016, contact Joseph at 508-755-1880 ext.19 or joseph@wccatv.com

SOAPBOX, hosted by our Executive Director Mauro DePasquale, is all new in October. The show will feature Girls Inc., the Bull Mansion Restaurant in downtown Worcester, Worcester Center for Crafts, High Frequency Living, and Smart Meters. Soapbox airs on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, Thursdays at 1 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 pm, and Sundays at 6:30 pm on WCCA TV, Channel 194. It also streams live online, on the same days and times, at www.wccatv.com .See past episodes anytime on our website by clicking Video on Demand. To be a guest on Soapbox, email Tracy at tracy@wccatv.org
Thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!!

WCCA TV has it’s annual voter education project on cue and ready to launch. Basically we rally our
volunteers and they produce debates, candidate profiles, issues
analysis, registration and polling information, or election night or
post-election results and analysis in partnership with us. Public Access
is doing all of it, with the exception of voter results in real time. Our
City Hall Government Channels does a great job with that. BE SURE YOU VOTE !

Look for Gary Rosen’s production of the Worcester’s 17th District Debates in October 2016

WCCA TV Special Presentations
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This summer at WCCA TV, we taught a group of aspiring video-makers about writing, producing, and editing their own videos. We had a blast creating our own short films and TV programs: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/VIDEOMAKERSCLUBHOUSE2016

WCCA TV was at Worcester’s ‘Out to Lunch Concert Series’ the summer of 2016.
The final concert of the season featured the jazz trio, Jazzed Up, at the Common Oval in Worcester. WCCA TV’s Joseph Townsend and our crew of interns were there to capture the band, the vendors, and the concert-goers, as they celebrated the end of a great concert season: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/OUTTOLUNCHJAZZEDUP

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BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show State Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Maria Vazquez, an advocate for Pathways For Change: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT234

ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE is a political and current issue program hosted by Gary Rosen. This week’s panel members are Gary Vecchio and Tom Quinn. The topic of discussion is the character of Worcester neighborhoods: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE273 . In another episode, the guys chat about money matters at Centro: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE272

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show Ron Madnick talks about Question 4 on The Ballot – Marijuana: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS237 . In another episode, Ron talks about Police Using Body Cameras: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS236

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Ray Hanna back to the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER158

A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on issues related to mental health. Host Lorie Martiska, Vice President of Advancement, interviews Noraishah, Thaw Ray Htoo and Baw Meh from the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project. The topic of discussion is Minority Mental Health – Children of Refugees Speak Out: http://www.wccatv.com/video/a-bridge-to-better-mental-health/BRIDGE27

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show Tommy Colletta talks to Judy and Robert about the 2016 Columbus Day Parade: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH342

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes to the show Ike McBride, a Youth Development Professional/Trainer: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREMOSHER67

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 show, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Peter Leasca, World War 2 Veteran: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS13

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes John Souza and Bishop Michael Flynn to talk about Holy Love: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME478

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: Phil Wickman/ Your Love Awakens Me, Meresha/ Love Has Come,
AKA V/ Always Go Home, Clay Melton Band/ Home, Tavares Now/ Heaven 24, The Coathangers/ Down Down, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM911

And for all our country music fans, here comes another episode of VIDEO JAM COUNTRY. Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music with host Tracy Foley. Featured playlist: Tony McKee/ Lightning Bugs, Michael Tyler/ Crazy Last Night, Ruthie Collins/ Dear Dolly, Wayne Garner/ Voodoo Queen, American Young/ Be Here, Doug Lawler/ Most of it Left, Leslie Cours Mather/ We Are America, Ryan Daniel/ Feel Good Feelin, Steve Dorian/ Edge Of 18, April Kry/ Fireflies, Casey Donahew/ Kiss Me, Skye Claire/ Pawnshop: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY136 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

BEN BEHIND THE SCENES is a show that features music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is hosted by Ben Allotey, one of the WCCA TV longest active producers. Tune into another episode of music and pure entertainment: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES14

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. In this episode, Jim and Allen take us around kooky, quirky Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at Worcester’s Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all:http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK650 . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show!

Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Dr. William Rea of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine discusses the issue of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, which has been associated with smart meter installations: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/ABOUTSMARTMETERS63

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. The show 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: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA42

A mile stone : Congratulations to Luz Silva and David Silva of El Joven celebrating their 15 year on WCCA TV. Thank you for all your great work. and God Bless you.


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