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Boy Scout Troop 9 visits WCCA TV to give the People’s Channel an award

Boy Scout Troop 9 visits WCCA TV has been posted on the WCCA website at

Boy Scout Quinsigamond District Troop 9, led by Scoutmaster, John Atlas, toured WCCA TV 13 in Worcester and presented them with a hand-made poster they created in appreciation of all that WCCA TV does for the community. Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV and WCCA TV host, and City Councilor, Gary Rosen, accepted the poster on behalf of Channel 13.



WCCA TV Newsletter, February 2014

All Happening at WCCA TV

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Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! It’s cold outside, but don’t worry. There is plenty of love coming through your TV screen directly from our WCCA studios! Yes, we have many interesting programs to keep you entertained. What’s on Channel 13? Lots of great programming such as HOLLYWOOD MAKEOVER: Movie Making Tips for Teens. This show teaches independent film production to young adults.

JAZZ FROM THE COMBS is a program featuring live quality jazz, hosted by Harry Platcow.

AROUND THE DISTRICT is a new program hosted by State Representative for the 16th Worcester District, Dan Donahue.

‘ESPERANZA Y SU EXITO ‘, which translates to ‘Hope and Your Success’, is a non-profit, Spanish language TV program co-produced and hosted by local educator, Esperanza Donovan-Pendzic. Each thirty-minute episode covers many topics such as health awareness, finance, politics, socio-economic issues, cultural arts, food and education.

For a complete list of show times, email tracy@wccatv.org or go to our website at www.wccatv.com


WCCA TV presents ‘Black History Month Special: ‘What’s Next ?’ hosted by community activist Bill Coleman with guests Gordon T. Davis, Keith Scott, Keefe Laporte and Joseph Glover: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/blackhistorymonth2014

SMART METERS SPECIAL: Learn about changing electricity systems in Worcester and beyond. This free community event welcomed the Worcester and Clark communities to explore why we should care about electricity system changes and smart grid development. This event was sponsored by the Clark University Environmental Sustainability Task Force, the Mosakowski Institute, the Marsh Institute, and Clark’s Difficult Dialogue Program. This special WCCA presentation has been posted on our website:


‘Earned Income Tax Prep (EITC) PSA, English and Spanish Version’. YOU deserve your tax refund! Claim it! Free income tax preparation, free E-file and Fast Refund for those that qualify, from the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/psaeitctax http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/psaeitcspanish

In another PSA, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis tells us about the dangers of texting and driving: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/psasherifftexting


SOAPBOX is WCCA’s flagship talk show and an open platform for our community people to voice their opinions. The show is hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guests are Lisa Piehler, the Executive Director of the Red Cross, Liz Wambui, the coordinator for the Hometown Heroes Breakfast of Champions Red Cross Event, and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis. They chat with Mauro about the Red Cross as well as the upcoming event Hometown Heroes Breakfast of Champions: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/soapbox924 . In another episode, Mauro’s guest David Gross talks about EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/soapbox920

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 Worcester Commissioner of Department of Public Works & Parks, Robert Moylan. This show was recorded shortly before Mr. Moylan’s retirement: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/beaconhillchat146 . In another episode, senator Chandler welcomes State Representative Jim O’Day: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/beaconhillchat147

AT WCCA TV it’s ‘HEALTH MATTERS’, your health matters! This is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr Bruce Karlin welcomes Dean Terence Flotte, MD from the UMass Medical School. The topic of discussion is research at Umass: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/healthmatters142

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV talk show definitely worth watching! Host Tommy Colletta welcomes a very interesting guy to the show. His guest is Tim Loew, Executive Director of Mass Digital Games Institute: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/whatitsworth284

Host of ‘HIDDEN TREASURES’ Bill Safer helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible treasures that just may add cash to your life. In this episode Bill talks about selling your hidden treasures on eBay, focusing on the plethora of recent changes at eBay: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/hiddentreasures15

‘HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS’, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the Shine Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. The Shine Initiative Executive Director Paul Richard talks about the impact of stigma and mental illness with guests Dr. Stephanie Rodrigues, Angela Wallace and Kim Pehi. Dr. Rodrigues, an assistant professor at the UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry, is conducting research on the effect of stigma and people with mental illness. Angela and Kim talk about how stigma affected Michael Wallace, their son and brother, who disappeared 11 years ago following recurring bouts of depression: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/healthybodies5 . Only on WCCA TV13!

A special encore: Before there was Dancing With The Stars, WCCA TV produced ‘SHALL WE DANCE’, Instructional Dance Ballroom featuring the late Steve Montuori and Michelle Nietsche of ‘Poise Style and Motion Dance Studio’. This episode teaches you how to dance the Bolero: http://www.wccatv.com/video/shall-we-dance/shallwedance40 . In a special-treat episode, Steve takes us to the Dancing a la Carte competition: http://www.wccatv.com/video/shall-we-dance/shallwedance47 . Exclusively on WCCA TV!

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock music for more than 7 years on public access TV stations. Today’s playlist features: Awolnation, Augustines, Dark Horses, Fly Away, Fugitive Air, Buried in the Murder, Star Baby, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/videojam788 . Tune into WCCA TV and keep jammin’!

MASS APPEALtv is a locally produced show featuring music videos in an MTV style. Featured on this episode are Chey Lanay, Dutch Rebelle, Bobby O and Chilla Jones: http://www.wccatv.com/video/mass-appeal-tv/massappealtv51

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors, ,by seniors, hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed, Tony provides musical entertainment and a good time is had by all. Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St, on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/seniorspeak524 . Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons to play bingo with WCCA show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

Welcome to another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. The cold days of winter are upon us. Time for Georgia’s hearty beef stew with mushrooms, served on a bed of pasta. For desert , banana chocolate filo rolls: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/cookingwithgeorgia299 . Real Food. Real People. Real Simple.

VOICE OF ASIAN AMERICANS is a lifestyle-magazine show produced by the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts. Tune into this episode to learn about new happening in the Asian community: http://www.wccatv.com/video/voice-of-asian-americans/voiceofasianamericans122

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 minds of Jim Racicot and Allen Levine. This episode features Seasonal Depression 5, Walking-into-the-vally-of-the-shadow-of-death: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/staticfusion298

BANDEdge Worcester paramount in-studio music show features local artist from Worcester and beyond. Top artist and up and coming acts in all genres get the spotlight on this great show. Check our website for listings or contact Mauro DePasquale if you would like your act to be considered for this prestigious program. Local Music rules at WCCA TV 13.

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