WCCA TV’s Monthly NEWS LETTER: October/November 2016



This year we celebrate our 30th anniversary along with other achievements and events, including our annual FATHER MICHAEL BAFARO HUMANITARIAN AWARDS. This prestigious event will take place on November 17th at 6 pm, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. All proceeds of the event will provide support to our Youth Media Clubhouse, Arts and Cultural Programs, Training and Workshops, and to our iSMARTT Center Capital Campaign. Recipients of the awards are Mary DeFeudis, the Rotary Club of Worcester, Gordon Hargrove, and Dr. H. Martin Deranian.


The event will feature great live music by the Bare Hill Band, delicious food, cash bar, and a silent auction! It’s going to be a lot of fun!! Come celebrate our 30th anniversary and the recipients of this year’s WCCA TV’s Father Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Awards! For tickets and more information, email Joseph at joseph@wccatv.com
2016 has been a great year for WCCA TV! Let’s celebrate we really hp[e all our friends and supporters join us. In doing so it will help us continue to serve and facilitate ALL the fine COMMUNITY programming seen ONLY on WCCA TV 194. We only make this special ask once a year. Contact Joseph here at WCCA TV get your ticket. It will be a rockin’ event !

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV presents MEET THE RAILERS! Our intern and Railers HC fan, Jeremy Johnson, interviewed Eric Lindquist, the VP of Communications and Marketing for the Worcester Railers Hockey Club, at the WCCA TV studios to discuss the 2017 season and upcoming events for the team: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/MEETTHERAILERS2

The WCCA TV crew recently recorded the Worcester State University event ‘EMBRACING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION’. This presentation is posted on our website: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/WSUCIVICFORUM

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is a talk show with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. The program is hosted by Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler. Senator Chandler welcomes Kent Russell from the Museum of Russian Icons: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT237 . In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes Representative Hannah Kane: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT236

A sanction site for the homeless in Worcester? Tune into this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about it: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE275 . In another episode, guest host Walter Bird and panel members Gary Vecchio and Ray Mariano review the questions that will be on the Massachusetts ballot in November: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE277 . And what’s the big deal with all day parking at the Library Parking Lot? Watch and learn: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE276

Your coffee break is not complete without COFFE WITH KONNIE! Join host and City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with Carl Gentile: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE476 . In another episode Konnie goes to the library to chat with Geoffrey Dickinson, the Head Librarian: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE475

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about November 2016 Voting in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS240

A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on matters related to mental health. Host Rebecca Lynch talks about Art and Wellness and how David Sebastian help bring them together: http://www.wccatv.com/video/a-bridge-to-better-mental-health/BRIDGE28_201610

is a program that helps you find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host of the show, Bill Safer, has an interesting conversation with Lyn Lincourt, the author of the book ‘Mansions Of Magnates: America In The Mad 20th Century’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES46

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes three amazing guests to the show – Donna Mosher, Stephen Mita, and Cheryl Mita: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER68 . In another episode, Amy welcomes Ginny Wholley to talk about the power of mindfulness: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER69

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 Thaddeus Thompson from the Tower Hill Botanical Garden: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS14

IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA TV show that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes real attorney Steven Platten back to the show to chat about the process of buying a home: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE16

HEALTH MATTERS is a program by the Worcester District Medical Society with an emphasis on important health issues. Host Dr. James Broadhurst welcomes Dr. Mitchell Sokoloff to the show. The topic of discussion is Prostate Cancer: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS166 . In another episode, the topic of discussion is November 2016 Ballot Question 4 ‘Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Massachusetts’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS167 . If you want to learn about Emerging Infectious Disease, tune into this episode featuring Dr. Bruce Karlin and Dr. Douglas Waite: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS169

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host Worcester’s own Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist features: Sulan + Shepard/ Love Me Crazy, Matt Boroff/ What a Shame, K./ Disoriented, AV Super Sunshine/ Baby Goodbye, Protohype/ Lights On, Logan Lynn/ Go There When You Want to Be Loved, Fictionist/ Free Spirit, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM9141 . Another episode features songs and an interview with ‘The Dead Daises’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM914

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 groovy music and pure entertainment: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES16

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly’s guest is CJ Doyle. Watch this episode to find out what they talk about: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME480

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/SENIORSPEAK654 . 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. Some of the topics featured are – Wireless Frequencies from smart meters cause nerve block; Astronomer Carl Sagan speaks about risks in science and technology decision-making; CeCe Doucette of Ashland questions candidates about protecting the public from radio frequency exposures: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS65


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