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People turn to the program, Democracy Now!, on WCCA TV,  for ad-free news they can trust.  Maybe they come for the daily headlines. Or maybe it’s for the in-depth stories that expose government and corporate abuses of power.  Democracy Now! produces their daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation without ads, government funding or corporate underwriting.  Support Democracy Now! by tuning into the show Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 9am, on WCCA TV Channel 194 and as it streams at our website at wccatv.com .  Please support OUR efforts in continuing to bring you  Democracy Now! by donating to WCCA TV  – no amount is too small and we appreciate your generosity and support. Donations can be made here:  https://www.wccatv.com/donate  or can be mailed to WCCA TV, 415 Main St., Worcester Mass. 01608 . Thank you. 

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The WCCA TV Newsletter, January 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

WCCA TV is very appreciative that it has been awarded a Worcester Arts Council Grant for New Voices 2018. The Worcester Arts Council is part of a network of 329 local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. It is through programs like these that give access and assistance to Worcester’s creative community. Thank you, WAC!!

Want to stay healthy all year long, both physically and mentally? Then be sure to tune into our WCCA TV programming to help YOU be the best YOU possible! We offer such valuable locally produced programs as Work Out World, Health Matters, A Bridge to Better Mental Health, and Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. Tune into these shows weekly on WCCA TV , Channel 194 in Worcester, or go to www.wccatv.com, Video on Demand, and search for your favorite show.

WCCA TV is seeking your assistance in bringing a brighter future for downtown Worcester through the iSMARTT Center Project. Your donation is highly appreciated! If you’re interested in volunteering for our capital campaign, please contact Joseph at 508-755-1880 or joseph@wccatv.com. As always, thank you for your support!

WCCA TV Special Presentations

Hops & Harmony is brought to you by Mechanics Hall with partner WCCA TV and supported by Atlas Distributors, Bay State Savings Bank, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The second Hops & Harmony was held on December 2017 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. It was a fun night with live music and audience participation. The guest artist was Blue Light Bandits. Next Hops & Harmony is on February 12, 2018. Join us for this special Valentine’s event – Hops & Harmony with a twist!

The League of Women Voters of the Worcester area held a public forum on fake news and media literacy at the First Baptist Church in Worcester. The forum, titled Media Literacy and Fake News: Decoding Media in 2017, featured a panel of journalists and media to address questions regarding the distortion of truth in the modern media world and how news influence civil discourse.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in February, hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. New episodes will feature Sally Jablonski from Hebert E Berg Florist; artist Esther Solondz; Ray Pfau and Bob Johnson, volunteer
    organizers of the local Repair Cafe; Mark Baldi, Peter Dunn, and Shyla Matthews who chat with Mauro about brownfields. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. To be a guest on the show, contact tracy@wccatv.org.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee with Konnie. Join Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with Chantel Bethea and Robin Currie. Tune into this episode to find out what they talk about.
  • Rosen’s Round Table is a political and current issue program hosted by Gary Rosen and produced by WCCA TV. This week’s panel members are Gary Vecchio, Moe Bergman, and Walter
    Bird. The city of Worcester has a new website: www.worcesterma.gov . Watch this episode to find out what the guys thinks about it. In another episode, Gary Rosen and his panel members talk about a lawsuit brought against Worcester for an inflated sewer fee.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about Government Funding to Active Churches. In another episode, the topic is a Case of Abuse Defended in the Name of Religious Freedom.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes attorney Blake Rubin, candidate for the District Attorney. In another episode, Tommy talks to Mark Pinkham about home improvements.
  • 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. Today’s episode features Zaza Sakhat to talk about the girl’s perspective after a sexual assault.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Russ Wigen, Suzanne Wigen, and Randal Meraki to the show.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes his wife Louise to the show.
  • 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, welcomes Casey Burns, the new Director of The Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester. In another episode, Liz welcomes Jayne Schack from Acclaim Home Health Care.
  • Tune into Hidden Treasures, a program that shows the viewers how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to their life. In this episode, Bill welcomes James D. to talk about comic books. In another episode, Bill welcomes auctioneer Ron D’Auteuil back to the show. Ron and Bill chat about reality shows that involve collectables.
  • 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: Aaron Shust – My Hope is in You, My Silent Bravery – Girl You Think You Know, Anana Kaye – American Smile, TLUXX – 7th Angel, Steve Aoki – All Night, Calum Scott – You’re the Reason, Dev – Come at Me, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • Tune into Video Jam Country and spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music with host Tracy Foley. This show will feature: The Texas Red Dirt Choir – Faith in the Water,
    Little Feather – Hillbilly Love Song, Indigo Summer – Wants What It Wants & A1A, Robert Stowell – I’d Die for You, Cash Campbell – Cannonball, Anthony Orio – Undeniable, Tracy Lawrence feat. Big & Rich & Brad Arnold – The Good Ole Days, Aaron Watson – Outta Styel, Mo Pitney – Clean Up on Aisle Five, Smith & Wesley – Superman for a Day, Jenna Paulette – Coolest Girl in the World, Melanie Meriney – Life Boat, Olivia Lane – Devil & You, Jerod Niemann – I Got This, Lucas Hoge – Dirty South. Shout-out to all country music fans!!
  • Ben Behind The Scenes is a WCCA TV program that showcases music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced and hosted by Ben Allotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into another episode of pure entertainment.
  • Tune into another yummy episode of Cooking with Georgia and Dez. In this episode, Georgia and Dez show the viewers how to prepare Mediterranean style beef stew and Georgia-style biscuts. Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!
  • 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!
  • Nuestra Esperanza is a Spanish-language religious program hosted and produced by Lucy Tomey. This program has been airing on WCCA TV since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey.

About WCCA TV

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

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

The WCCA TV Newsletter, November 2017 HAPPY HOLIDAYS

The WCCA TV Newsletter, November 2017

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Happy Holidays from all of us at WCCA TV! WCCA is seeking video sponsors for Hops & Harmony — a night where the audience becomes the primary performers at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Be a video sponsor for the Hops & Harmony Program and help WCCA TV and Mechanics Hall create high quality videos of the event that will be shown on WCCA TV, Channel 194, and online at wccatv.com. For more information, call Joseph Townsend at 508-755-1880. As always, thank you for your support!!

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV was at the MASSPIRG Education Fund press conference on November 21, 2017, at the YWCA. Evan Gaudette, MASSPIRG Education Fund YWCA Child Care Expert, reported that despite improvements from recent product safety regulation reform, there are still dangerous toys on store shelves that pose a safety hazard. MASSPIRG is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest. Exclusively on WCCA TV!

Recently, Joseph Townsend of WCCA TV interviewed Sara Zoe Budnik, who plays the role of
“Mother” in A Christmas Story, which was featured at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, on November 9-12, 2017. This interview has been posted on our website. Watch WCCA TV and have yourself a Merry Christmas!!

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in December, hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. New episodes will feature Patricia Burke from SAFE Helps You; Erin Deveny from the Massachusetts RMV to discuss REAL ID , and artist Frank Poor. Frank Poor’s art exhibit is at the Art Gallery at Anna Maria College in Paxton, now until December 22, 2017. The gallery hours are 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, when school is in session. Please call ahead or email dwackell@annamaria.edu to schedule your visit. There is something for everyone on WCCATV, The People’s Channel! Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. To be a guest, contact tracy@wccatv.org.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about Separation of Church and State. Watch WCCA TV to learn about your rights!
  • Rosen’s Round Table is a political and current issue program, hosted by City Councilor Gary Rosen and produced by WCCA TV. In this episode, Gary and his panel members talk about Election 2017. Rosen’s Round Table will have all new shows in January 2018. Encore presentations will be aired during the month of December. View the shows on demand at wccatv.com.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Riley Benner, the founder of Phoenix Haberdashery, and Emil Farjo of Ascentria Care Alliance to the show. In another episode, Amy chats with Sid Rivas, Amanda Rivas and Wanda Viruet from Xtreme Team.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA-TV produced program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Matilde Castiel, the Commissioner
    of Health and Human Services
    in Worcester. In another episode, Ron chats with Chris Pinto about guns.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee With Konnie. Host of the program, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, has coffee with Tiffany Gallo, the Business Development Executive for Cutler Associates. Konnie Lukes has been recording her show at WCCA TV since 2002! In the premiere episode recorded in 2002, Konnie has coffee with the WCCA TV Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale.
  • Tune into Hidden Treasures as host Bill Safer shows you how to find that hidden antique or
    collectible that just may add cash to your life. Today’s hidden treasure is Bill’s guest Linda Kotsopoulos, the owner of Nu-Tiques At The Barn.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. The program focuses on interesting Worcester facts. In this episode, Bill’s guest is Ernie Floyd from the brand new radio station in Worcester, Unity Radio.
  • 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, welcomes Brian McCarthy from the Green Hill Park Coalition.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Elaine Bafaro and Carmelita Bello from the Mount Carmel Preservation Society. In another episode, Tommy
    welcomes Dave O’Gara back to the show.
  • 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. Today’s episode features Hasnaa Mokhtar, the Executive Director of The Center for
    Non-Violence
    .
  • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is Masheri Chappelle, the author of the book The Oracle Files: Escape.
  • 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 the group Musicians for Life to the show for a live performance.
  • 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: For King and Country/ Little Drummer Boy, Ben Lorentzen/ Alabaster Jar, Terry Ohms/ Ghost, Harp Samuels/ Fire,
    Harp Samuels/ Secrets, Sarah Ragsgale/ Next Time, The Gore Boyz/ Kisses for the Road, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • Time for another episode of Workout Worcester! Learn, educate, inspire and motivate yourself with fitness expertise by Yenny Polanco. In this episode, Yenny’s workout session takes place at the Green Hill Park in Worcester.
  • 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!
  • Static Fusion is an alternative performance art and musical variety program, produced with the facilities of WCCA. The show is put together by the creative genius of Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen. Jim takes us to the Worcester Pride Festival.
  • Tune into another yummy episode of Cooking with Georgia and Dez. In this episode, Georgia and Dez show the viewers how to prepare a pasta dish with chicken. Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

About WCCA TV

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

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!
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WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV.

Since 1986, WCCA TV has always bee a creative space and a place that has engaged people of all backgrounds in bringing the city to life through creative expression of story telling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multi media works, and to exercise free speech. It’s a space for everyone to get engaged in the arts in an active way.
A diversity of thousands of people attended WCCA educational class and workshops, participated in content creation, our public events, and our programs are seen in Worcester and around the world on line.
We have added over 630 videos to the WCCA website Video On Demand library in 2016! ALL AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also with the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV Staff of professional video technicians and video production artist.
WCCA community projects and programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this from many different countries. BRAVO !!
There is no denying WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

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