This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

The WCCA TV Newsletter, April 2019

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Happy May, everyone! If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, please do so – JUNE 22 at NOON, Central Mass Jazz Fest 2019 is happening at Cristoforo Colombo Park in Worcester. You do not want to miss this signature event that will feature world class celebrity musicians – the first of its kind in Worcester! This will be a really big community event – The Newport Jazz Festival of Worcester!! WCCA TV is calling for Sponsors, Visual Artists and Merchants interested in participating. Please consider being a sponsor, as this is an event with tremendous benefits. If interested, call WCCA TV at 508-755-1880, ext 111, or email Michael Coogan at For more information, visit

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WCCA TV Special Presentations

Front Row is a television experience that takes you up close to live, local, and on-location performances with in-depth interviews of talent, directors, producers, artists, and more. In this episode, WCCA TV’s Adam Rice, interviews Chaise Rossiello and Anthony J. Russo of Tap Dogs, which was performed in April at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. ‘Tap Dogs’ has been seen live by over 12 million people in 330 cities across the planet. The show combines the strength and power of hot and hunky workmen with the precision and talent of the art form. Tune in to this interview, exclusively on WCCA TV194!

In this WCCA TV Special Presentation, our intern, Braden Auger, interviews Virginia Swain about her 25 years of work in human rights and peace at the United Nations. Virginia also talks about her new book My Soul’s Journey to Redefine Leadership: A New Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of 9/11 – the story of an ordinary woman with extraordinary experiences. Virginia Swain’s soul journey takes her from the devastating loss of her brother to moments of peace and visions of a new future. After a harrowing day in New York City on September 11, a vivid dream of a phoenix rising from the city’s
ashes, was calling her to a new definition of leadership – one of empowerment, reconciliation and peace. For more, go to:

WCCA TV is now airing Urban Shade Tree: Nature’s Air Conditioner, made by western Mass high-school senior, Madeleine Lombard, as a public service announcement. The video won 1st Prize in the League of Women Voters 2019 Climate Change Challenge!

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune in to all new episodes of Soapbox in May, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: Tracy Kraus, the Executive Director of the
    Worcester Chamber Music Society; Professional Speaker and Author [Darlene Corbett] (; Dave Crowley, the owner of Adaptive Exercise; Satya Mitra, the author of the book The 5 C’s: Common Sense Tips for Bringing Uncommon Success to Entrepreneurs and
    ; Derrick Kiser, Founder and CEO of Fresh Start 508; and Ashley Carter, Valeria Niyonkuru, and Conor Rice to talk about the REC Farmers’ Market. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at , on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. To be a guest, contact Tracy Foley at . There is something for everyone on WCCA TV!!
  • 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 Vicki Greene, the host of WXLO’s Community Conversations. In another episode, Senator Chandler talks to William Wallace, the Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum.
  • 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 and her guest, Nicole DiCello, have a cup of joe at the Bedlam Book Cafe.
  • 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, chats with Karen Gostenhofer and Jennifer Duval about the Envision Success Project. In another episode, Liz welcomes Meg Coffin from the Center for Living and Working.
  • Tune in to Rosen’s Round Table, a political and current issue program hosted by City Councilor Gary Rosen. This week’s panel members are Gary Vecchio and Walter Bird and the topic of discussion is Trash and Recycling. The guys also talk about what’s in store for the Mt Carmel Church in Worcester. In other news, City Councilor Matthew E. Wally says that Worcester needs a rental housing registry. What do the knights of the ”Rosen’s Round Table” think about a rental registry?
  • 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’s guest is Maysam Mutallip, the founder of NOO.
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly attended the private pre-screening of Unplanned: Abby Johnson Story. Exclusively on WCCA TV194!
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Pat Barnosky, the coordinator of the UGrow program. In another episode, Tommy talks to Rocco Leone, the Mass Housing Relationship Manager.
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about Misinformation About School Prayer. What is the truth about American Muslims? Watch this episode to find out.
  • **Healthy Living ** is a new WCCA TV program, hosted by Dr. Donald Pelto of Worcester. Dr. Pelto interviews medical doctors and allied health individuals regarding health-related issues, such as losing weight, diabetes, and much more. In this episode, Dr. Pelto tell us about Diabetic Foot Complications. In another episode, Dr. Pelto talks about Common Trail Running Foot and Ankle Problems.
  • 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’s guest is Ashley Alafberg, a spoken word artist. In another episode, Bill talks about voting in Massachusetts.
  • Human Touch, hosted by Augustine Kanjia, is a program that spotlights refugees and their struggles, challenges and triumphs in order to bring about understanding and change. The topic of this episode is challenges that refugees face in America.
  • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that spotlights interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is transformation coach Kimberley Bell. In another episode, Ramona welcomes Dawn Garabedian-Weber back to the show, to tell us about her next book.
  • 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: Anderson Paak Ft. Smokey Robinson – Make It Better, Jonas Brothers – Cool, Lost Frequencies – Recognise, Dean Lewis – Stay Awake, Pedro the Lion – Quietest Friend, Front Line Assemby – Rock Me Amadeus,
    Yovanni – Breathe. Keep on jammin’!!
  • Band Edge is a WCCA TV produced local-music show, spotlighting Worcester-area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Marty Beecy and the Rogue Loons is the featured band on this episode of BandEdge.
  • 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 takes us to Nick’s to hear Chuck and Mud.
  • 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!


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  • 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

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