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WCCA TV News Letter January – February 2017

WCCA TV Newsletter – January 2017

All Happening at WCCA TV

Testimonial by Bill Safer, Host of ‘Hidden Treasures’:

Many thanks to the WCCA TV staff and all the people who make this station fantastic! Another show done and I am at my 50th show! I get contacted, sometimes in person, about my show. People have given me a shout-out at CVS, supermarkets, and even in front of the studio! Since WCCA is worldwide on the internet, I have received questions from places like Iceland, Italy, China and many others. A gentleman in Florida was watching his computer TV and landed on WCCA and my show! Now we are pen-pals! Thanks again everyone, your work and dedication do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Most Sincerely,
Bill Safer

WCCA Special Presentations:

The WCCA TV ‘New Voices Awards – Singing and Poetry Competition’ is an exciting opportunity for youth in Worcester to showcase their singing as well as their poetry talent and skills. This year it was especially difficult for the judges to make their choice about who would win, because the talent was incredible!! See for yourself: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NEWVOICESFINALE2016 . This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council. Thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!!

WCCA TV was recently invited to record the District Attorney and the Central Mass Opiod Task Force ‘Opiod Awarenss Forum’ at the Worcester Technical High School. It was a unique opportunity for Worcester public school parents to hear directly from public safety officials about current state and local efforts to combat the opiod epidemic and to get substance abuse and prevention information: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/OPIODAWARENESSFORUM

WCCA TV PROGRAMMING

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 Charles Longeway, the author of the book “Worcester’s Forgotten Catacombs”: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE483

Should substitute teachers in Worcester get a pay raise? Watch this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about this issue: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE288 . In another episode, the guys make their predictions about what’s going to happen in Worcester in 2017: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE286

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show that informs viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show, Ron Madnick, talks about U.S. Supreme Court Case: Detention and Torture of Muslim Prisoners in USA: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS249 . In another episode, Ron talks about the history of the separation of Church and State in the US: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS248

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a non-traditional legal program with emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomesLindsey Silva, the Quality Improvement Nurse at Family Health Center of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS20

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Allison Chisolm, the author of ‘The Presiding Genius of the Place’; Alex Corrales from the Worcester Housing Authority’s ‘A Better Life’ Program; and Chantel Bethea from ‘Women in Action’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER75

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guests are Worcester City Councilor, Michael Gaffney, and his wife, Coreen: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER170

CLOSE TO HOME is a WCCA program about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the show, Molly Finn, welcomes Anne Fox, the president of Mass Citizens For Life: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME488 . In another episode, Molly talks to Father Bill McCarthy: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME486

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted 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: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA52_201701

HIDDEN TREASURES is a show that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host Bill Safer welcomes Mark Alzapiedi back tho the show to talk about vintage toys: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES49

IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA TV program that shows the viewers the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes Amarildo Silva to explain how a kitchen remodel is done: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE18

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: AV Supersunshine/ Love NYD, Hotei/ Move It, Secret Friend/ Something’s Happening, My Silent Bravery / Warning Signs, Mako/ Wish You Back, Virginia to Vegas/ Lights Out, Matt Citron / Stay Down, The Album Leaf/ Between Waves, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM919 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music WITH VIDEO JAM COUNTRY, hosted by Tracy Foley. This show features: Blackberry Smoke/ Sunrise in Texas, Jeff Bates/ That Thing We Do, Stephanie Quayle/ Drinking with Dolly, Jesse Dayton/Possum Ran Over My Grave, Camille Rae/ But I Want You, Cody McCarver/ Rise Up, Mo Pitney/ Everywhere, Drew Baldridge/ Train: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY138 . Enjoy!!

BEN BEHIND THE SCENES is a half hour show of music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced by Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into WCCA TV for another episode of this entertaining program: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES23

Tune into a new episode of SMART METERS. Featured in this episode: Canadian EMF activists raise issues about the 5G network and antenna installations; Suzanne Somers speaks against smart meters; Ali McGraw speaks against tower installations; Montgomery activists regarding Wifi in schools: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS67

SENIOR SPEAK is a WCCA program recorded at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed, and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK663. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, now seen on cable Channel 194!

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

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

WCCA TV, Channeling Community Since 1986!

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Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

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The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

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
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

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

MUST WATCH AND MUST DO FOR OUR BELOVED WCCA TV FANS

MUST WATCH AND MUST DO FOR OUR BELOVED WCCA TV FANS
WATCH:
IMAGINE WORCESTER all of the Imagine Worcester shows
http://www.wccatv.com/video/imagine-worcester

Soapbox #1073 2016 Worcester Italian Festival has been posted on the WCCA website at http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1073

WCCA TV produced Soapbox show is hosted by WCCA Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guests Jonelle Garofoli and Graziano Giamei
tell us about the upcoming 2016 Worcester Italian Festival.

DO:
NOMINATE WCCA TV as the BEST in LOCAL MEDIA ( YOUR TV STATION So you win )
Nominate WCCA at the telegram. com “Best of Central Mass” Awards at
http://telegram.secondstreetapp.com/l/Telegram–Gazette-Best-of-Central-Mass

WCCA TV is listed in the “Local Schools & Community” Category under
Non-Profit Organization.

THANK YOU
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WCCA TV Newsletter, April 2016 : All Happening at WCCA TV

WCCA TV Newsletter, April 2016


All Happening at WCCA TV

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Congratulations to all the Board of Directors, Staff, and most of all our producing volunteers for all your dedication, time and effort to help build Worcester through electronic media. WCCA is about building social bridges, connecting communities, individuals, and neighborhoods. WCCA is also about empowering the people of Worcester as they share their stories, dreams, aspirations, talents, skills, arts and culture, and points of view in an open forum. WCCA TV is a public space where this is ALL HAPPENING. Thanks to all who support this non-profit mission.

Another SUCCESS STORY for WCCA TV!! Congratulations to Gary Rosen and
his panelists on the WCCA-produced show ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE! They
placed second in Worcester Magazine’s ‘Best of Worcester 2016’ as
‘Best Local Cable TV Show’!!

Rest In Peace, PRINCE! WCCA TV pays tribute to the iconic musician
through this episode of ‘BEN BEHIND THE SCENES’ show:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES3

SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in May. Tune in as
Mauro and his guests discuss how to prevent senior falls, the YMCA,
the Interfaith Hospitality Network, Pernet Family Health and the
Worcester Rotary Club. Soapbox can be seen on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm,
Saturdays at 10:30 pm, and Sundays at 6:30 pm on WCCA TV, Channel 194.
It also streams live at the same times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows
can be downloaded anytime by clicking ‘Video on Demand’. To be a
guest, contact tracy@wccatv.org

Want to learn about the history of meat? What about learning to build
a cafe table? Do you have gems or jewels at home and wonder what they
are worth? Does fly fishing interest you? Or do you want to jam out to
the latest in indie music? You can do all that and more by tuning into
WCCA TV, now on Channel 194, and watching This is Worcester, The
Garage, Hidden Treasures, What It’s Worth, Video Jam, and a variety of
other educational, informative, and entertaining programming on The
People’s Channel!

Tune into a new episode of HIDDEN TREASURES. Host of the show Bill
Safer welcomes Dennis Knight, who is an expert on silver items. They
talk about what is sterling silver, coin silver and silver plate, and
how to tell the difference. Dennis has an online store where he sells
fine quality silver. Hidden Treasures is aired on Monday at 12 pm,
Wednesday at 6:30 pm, Thursday at 8 pm, Saturday at 9 am, and Sunday
at 6 pm on WCCA TV, Channel 194.

DEMOCRACY NOW! is aired on WCCA TV every Monday through Friday
mornings at 8 am. Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent,
award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan
Gonzalez. The program’s War and Peace Report provides our audience
with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.
corporate-sponsored media. The program is also streamed live at
www.wccatv.com

TESTIMONIALS

Pat Burke, co-producer of ‘Smart Meters’ writes: “I know some of you
have already seen this show on Youtube, but I want to express my
gratitude again to WCCA TV for being such an important free speech
venue in Worcester. I didn’t hear of coverage through any other venue,
except for the Womag note.”

Bill Safer, host of ‘Hidden Treasures’ writes: “Dear WCCA TV!
Recently, I had the honor of being a guest on the ‘Ramona Interviews’
show. This fantastic show is produced by Elizabeth Ramona Pokoly. If
you have not watched her show, you are missing something fun,
informative, and educational! Ramona was so engaging that the show
flew by. She made me feel so comfortable and at ease, it was a
pleasure speaking to her. The show ‘Ramona Interviews’ IS a HIDDEN
TREASURE!”

WCCA TV PROGRAMMING

    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 to the show State Rep. Mary
    Keefe and Worcester Police Department officer Roger Wiseman. The topic
    of discussion is jaywalking and distracted driving:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT223

    Your coffee break is not complete without COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Join
    host Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at
    Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie has coffee with
    Mark Henderson:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE471

    SOAPBOX is a flagship WCCA TV program, hosted by the WCCA Executive
    Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guests are Bob Mangan and Barbara
    Guthrie from the Rotary Club of Worcester, along with Dr. Matilda
    Castiel: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1065 . In another
    episode, Mauro’s guest is Chris Nelson to tell us about the 2016
    Father’s Fest event: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1060 .
    There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, Channel 194!!

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights.
    Host of the show, Ron Madnick, talks about two cases of Same Sex
    Marriage:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS223 . In
    another episode, Ron talks about the all-time worst decisions of the
    US Supreme Court:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS222

    WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of
    the show Tommy Colletta welcomes to the show Gus Gianakis and Paul
    Barber. The guys are here to demonstrate some of the wonderful food
    that will be available at the Grecian Festival, which will be held on
    June 3,4,5 at St. Spyridon’s Cathedral in Worcester:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH335> . In
    another episode, Tommy’s guest is Sharon Henderson, the Marketing
    Communications Director for the Worcester YMCA:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH336

    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 Susan Winship from the
    Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS9 .
    In another episode, Liz talks to Jayna Turchek, the City of
    Worcester’s Dircector of Human Rights and Disabilities:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS8

    IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA TV show that helps viewers to learn the ins and
    outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host George
    Russell welcomes to the show State Rep. Mary Keefe:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE12

    HEALTH MATTERS is a program from the Worcester District Medical
    Society that focuses on important health issues. Host Dr. Michael
    Hirsh welcomes to the show Karyn Clark and Zachary Dyer. The topic of
    discussion is Public Health Accreditation Bureau (PHAB) and Community
    Health Improvement Plan (CHIP):
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS163

    THIS IS WORCESTER is a WCCA TV program that sheds light on interesting
    Worcester facts. Host of the show, community activist Bill Coleman,
    talks about the memorial in Worcester to honor African-Americans that
    served in the second World War 2:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER35

    EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA show that spotlights entrepreneurs,
    innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes two
    graduating seniors at the Worcester State College – Melissa Edberg and
    Kurt Correia:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER58 . In
    another episode, Amy welcomes three entrepreneurs to the show – Ryan
    Canuel, Kyla Pacheco, and Kathryn Meng:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER57

    ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to
    participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Alex Veras
    back to the show. To find out what they talk about, watch this
    episode:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER143

    A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma
    and increase public awareness on issues related to mental health. Host
    Rebecca Lynch welcomes Elisa Ouellette and Debra Midgley to the show.
    The topic of discussion is Homeless Services – Bridging the Gap to
    Housing and Services:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/a-bridge-to-better-mental-health/BRIDGE21

    CLOSE TO HOME is a program about people and situations that
    demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the show, Molly Finn,
    welcomes to the show Suzanne DeCarolis. Watch this episode to find out
    what they talk about:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME468

    Welcome to another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ.
    Georgia & Dez cook up fried calamari, shrimp panna, and a tangy tarter
    sauce:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA316
    . Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

    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 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s
    playlist features: Mr Vegas/ Dancehall Dabb, Keith Harkin/ Mercy,
    Xavier Toscano / Apologies Wasted, bree/ Damn, I’m Being Me Again,
    VO5/ We’re Getting Old, Era Istrefi/ Bonbon, Builder of the House/
    There is No Hourglass, Alex Cuba/ No Esperes Mas:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM891 . Keep jammin’ with
    WCCA TV!

    Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Petitions to City Council
    for investigation of Worcester National Grid Smart Meter pilot
    regarding inaccurate reporting of retention rates, cost, savings, and
    compliant regarding reliance on tobacco science, as well as song
    ‘Smart Meter Fires, Explosions, & Other Unpleasantries’:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS54

    From a dusty corner of the WCCA video archive vault comes this
    episode of STATIC FUSION. This is an alternative performance art and
    musical variety program produced with the facilities of WCCA and put
    together by the creative genius of Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION146

    NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program, hosted 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: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA30

    This was just a glimpse of our diverse and multi-cultural programming.
    WCCA TV 194 is a free-speech venue and a regional public access leader
    that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative
    innovation
    . Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! We also stream
    live on the web at: http://www.wccatv.com

    LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

    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

    WCCA TV, Channeling Community Since 1986!

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    Watch WCCA TV on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

    Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
    Twitter: @WCCATV13
    Instagram: wccatv13

    WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
    to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
    wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
    to the signup form HERE
    http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
    WCCA TV
    The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

    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
    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

    Thanks for your support.
    NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: February 4, 2016

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The 12th Annual College Show
and Robb Sandagata: Character Education

Friday, February 5, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
660 Main Street
Open and free to all.
Music by DJ Andy Morris.
Free parking in the paved lots belonging to the Freemasons, at 1 Ionic Street.
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Barbara Roberts local artist featured at a gallery opening
Barbara Roberts of Worcester, is having an art opening at Express Yourself Coffee on Pleasant St in Worcester (near the old synagogue) on February 20th from 4 to 7 pm. Music and light refreshments. Unframed artwork will be available for purchase. Come have a good time and enjoy yourself. Snow date February 22 at 4 to 7 pm.
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FROM MEMBER Patricia Burke

”Report from the Science and Wireless 2015 event in Australia” the 2014 book, Science For Sale by David Lewis PhD is relevant reading.

The sub title is:
How the US government uses powerful corporations and leading universities to support government policies, silence top scientists, jeopardize our health, and protect corporate profits.

However the title would be just as accurate if it alternatively read: How powerful ‘US corporations use the government, etc’- considering the “revolving door” between corporate America and the government where govt. agencies are effectively given over to corporate control in exchange for large election donations. If it was in a 3rd World country it would be condemned as outright corruption. In the USA however, its just accepted as business as usual…

From the book:

The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices. Organizations dealing with scientific integrity are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work. The greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by the institutions themselves. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best…

Review by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.:

“David Lewis has been a beacon of integrity against the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed endeavoring to divert science from the noble pursuit of truth and pervert it into a tool that supports the most destructive policies of industry and government.”

Read the post here as it is not found in many other media TV platforms: http://www.emfacts.com/2016/02/science-for-sale-by-david-lewis-recommended-reading/
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Worcester receives $500,000 to support youth violence prevention
Worcester-
City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced today that the Worcester
Police Department will receive a Shannon Community Safety Initiative award in the
amount of $506,992 to reduce citywide gang violence and youth crime.
The state-funded, competitive grant will allow Worcester to address priorities
outlined in the citywide Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, which launched in
June 2015. Worcester’s 2016 Shannon strategy is a multidisciplinary approach with
three core components: suppression, social intervention, and opportunity provision.
The strategy aims to provide recreational, educational, and job opportunities for
youth while simultaneously providing positive development and mentorship
opportunities for at-risk youth. The strategy is detailed in the city’s application,
attached to this email.
“Youth violence is a problem that tears apart our neighborhoods and families across
generations, and the city of Worcester is working across many fronts and with dozens
of community partners to address it,” said City Manager Augustus. “We are thankful
to Gov. Baker and his administration for continuing to support the Shannon program,
which will help support the City’s efforts to attack the root of these problems.”
Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and Secretary of Public Safety
and Security Dan Bennett announced Wednesday the statewide release of $6.7 million
in Shannon grant funds to 15 communities and 10 local partners to bolster their
efforts to combat gang violence.
Last year, nearly 2,000 youth benefited from services funded by the Shannon grant,
276 known to be gang involved. The most served age group was youth ages 12-17,
though programs help residents ages 5 to over 30.
Worcester is also one of the communities that received funding for a Local Action
Research Partner. Clark University, which received nearly $60,000, serves as
Worcester’s LARP in providing research and analytical support to the city’s Shannon
program.
The 2016 Shannon Strategy aligns with the strategies of the initiative, specifically
targeting childhood health, education, and overall well-being; community outreach to
interrupt violence and connect youth to resources; and re-entry/anti-recidivism
programs that better support young people.
A network of organizations partner with the Worcester Police Department to enact the
Shannon strategy, including: Worcester Police Gang Unit, Worcester Public Schools,
Worcester Juvenile Probation, Worcester District Court Probation, Clark University,
Boys and Girls Club of Worcester, The Worcester Youth Center, Straight Ahead
Ministries, Worcester Community Action Council, and Worcester House of Corrections.
Programs administered by the Worcester Police Department enable police officers to
have direct contact with residents, such as monitoring probationers and juvenile
offenders, and provide safe and structured environments for youth, such as summer
camp and athletic activities. Community nonprofits provide summer employment
programs and support for caseworkers.
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The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

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
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

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: January 7, 2016

WCCA TV’s BANDEDGE and VIDEO JAM are two of Central longest running TV music showcase shows Calling for music artist. We are most interested in helping promote and encouraging LOCAL music artist and groups. If you wish to learn how you can best gain visibility for your music and, to gain the exposure your talent deserves, contact Mauro DePasquale at WCCA TV or email him at @wccatv.com

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Happy 40th to our old friends at Worcester Magazine. Thanks also to the Worcester Magazine Editorial Board for including WCCA TV in their editorial today. WCCA TV is proven to be ” RESILIENT”. We are proud of that and happy to know our relevancy is stronger now more than ever in this new digital frontier.
THANK YOU !

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*Increased Foreclosures Devastating Communities – Increased Lawlessness and
Softened Enforcement the Cause*

“What once was my American Dream to own a home and start a life-long
investment at the age of 22 turned into being years and years of
devastating financial burden ruined credit and constant fear of failure
loss and homelessness,” explains Kate Palmaccio of Lunenberg, mother of a
toddler. Palmaccio is one of the many homeowners swept up in the massive
increase in foreclosures in 2015. The Warren Group today released figures
that the first 11 months of 2015 saw a 50 percent increase over that period
in 2014.

Although industry analysts claim these foreclosures are an upswing because
banks have figured out how to follow the laws, those on the ground are
seeing no such indication.

“They are not successfully navigating the process. They are getting away
with more; it is that the enforcement of the regulations has softened.
HomeCorps is essentially over and they are not even attempting to follow
HAMP guidelines,” explained Jon Marien, Foreclosure Inervention and Default
HUD Counselor, at the Neighborworks Homeownership Center in Worcester.

“We are canvassing over 50 properties every other week and finding the bulk
of them vacant as people are leaving and abandoning their properties when
banks refuse to modify their loans further destroying our neighborhoods and
community,” said Rose Webster-Smith, lead organizer for Springfield No One
Leaves and a homeowner fighting herself to save her home “post-foreclosure”.

As homeowner activists and their allies having been continuing work to hold
off the new Law that is designed to sweep illegalities of past foreclosures
under the carpet if former homeowners do not act in a year to protect their
rights, those working on this issue on the ground are concerned.

“The bad legislation has not even gone into effect, and its like they were
waiting to make the attack and they see no re-enforcements,” explained
Silas Sanderson, an outreach leader for the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure
Team. Worcester County has seen the largest increase with an almost 100%
increase year to date in petitions to foreclose, the first visible step in
the foreclosure pipeline.

Meanwhile, experts in the field point to real solutions to the massive
surge in those in the foreclosure pipeline which will stop the damage of
foreclosures and actually save lenders money.

“As a lawyer who knows this area and a long-time professional neutral
mediator, I know that those who have not seen the transformative power of
face-to-face mediation may not appreciate it. But I am not surprised that
Lynn’s short period of pre-foreclosure mediation resulted in 97% of
participants receiving affordable loan modifications,” stated David L.
Evans, Murphy & King, “Given the massive increases of those in the
foreclosure pipeline and the fore-shortened right to cure period in
Massachusetts, now is the time for a pre-foreclosure mediation program
statewide.” An Act Facilitating Alternatives to Foreclosure is positioned
to move this legislative session if legislators act soon.

As Jane Brady of Newton MA explained what mediation could have done for
her, “My flight has been a long, stressful & horrible ordeal. I was forced
to declare bankruptcy to stop the 1st foreclosure attempt, which is now
held against me in any court hearings to fight & reverse a wrongful
foreclosure. The private investor who holds my loan refused to negotiate
nor did they offer mediation to avoid a foreclosure. CitiMortgage allegedly
sold my loan to a Private Hedge Fund Investor, while my HAMP Modification
was in the underwriting process. This was my 4th HAMP Modification request.
I finally was truly eligible & met all criteria for approval, but was
denied because ‘my loan was sold & now paid’”

To learn more about this issue or to speak with homeowners or advocates,
please contact MAAPL at 508-630-1686 or maaplinfo@yahoo.com.
(END)

Grace C Ross
Grace Ross Committee
774-271-7677
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Announcement from “The WORCESTER JOURNAL”

We’re happy to announce that the Winter 2015-16 issue is now live. It is filled with our usual mix of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from new writers, and we trust you will find it entertaining, informative, and insightful.

Two exciting new announcements: Firstly, We will begin paying our writers with the Spring 2016 issue. Our writers (and photographers) put a lot of time and effort into their pieces, and we hope that some compensation, no matter how modest, will affirm the value of their productions.

Secondly, we have established the Not Man Apart Award of $1,000 for writing published in the Journal concerning the relationship between our planet and humankind. The prize of $1,000 will be awarded from time to time to an author who, in the opinion of the editors, has produced memorable and insightful writing on this subject.

Both of these initiatives are the result of the continuing support o the Judy and Tony King foundation, for whose generosity and belief in the crucial importance of art and literature in our lives we are endlessly grateful.

More information is to be found in the current issue.

Please be so kind as to share the Journal on any platform and in any venue where it might reach those who will appreciate it, and, especially, those who might want to write for it.

Sincerely,

Jim Dempsey
The Worcester Journal
Bancroft School
Shore Drive
Worcester
MA 01605
(508) 854-9204
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January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. An outdoor
Rally on the steps of City Hall (Main Street) from 8:00AM – 9:00AM has been planned
by the City Manager’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. Excellent speakers
(WAASE, a survivor, others working in outreach) will outline what is going on in our
City and will definitely raise awareness about this tragic crime.

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Happy New Year! I am writing to inform you that The Worcester Free Tax Service
Coalition (formerly the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition) will hold its
Annual Kickoff Event on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Woo Church
, 875
Main Street, Worcester, MA. We would be pleased to see you at this event.
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Thanks to the T&G for the article and support about WCCA TV’s NEW VOICES 2015: http://www.telegram.com/article/20160106/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/HkoDLTQgop

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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT
No better way to say Happy 30th Anniversary to WCCA TV than to 1) participate as a volunteer or 2) make a donation of support. Contact WCCA TV with checks payable to WCCA TV, at 415 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 or visit http://www.wccatv.com/donate

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT at WCCA TV ch. 194 and at wccatv.com
Thank you
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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
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WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

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
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

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

Here is the “BACKGROUND”

I thought I’d provide some background to help some better understand WCCA TV
Just background to clarify:
I thought I’d provide some background to help some better understand WCCA TV
Some background History and facts :
The City of Worcester, around 1985, under City Manager Mulford, organized a community group and charged them to form a non-profit organization in 1985 to facilitate and advocate for public access ( as a free speech venue opened to ALL citizens and organizations, including religious,via the cable channel(s)). This newly formed organization was to run as a private autonomous community non-profit, this became Worcester Community Access Inc., aka WCCA TV in 1986 . We continue this work and mission today and proud to have established a large community of partnerships city wide, while serving public access, as an institution that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation. We provide a free speech platform to all , rich or poor, of all backgrounds, creeds, and heritage, to tell their stories, share their points of view, express and celebrate their vision and dreams. We also add public vitality to downtown, and community engagement, with students and volunteers systemically connected through the City six days each week. We serve as a TV studio, a “STEAM”Educational facility, and a neighborhood center in one facility seconds away from City hall at the heart of downtown. I have been the Executive Director for the organization since 1990.

In 2014, City collected about $2.1 million in 2014 from the cable license of that $1.3 was allocated to the 3 PEG channels, (P) WCCA received $765,166.85 of that while the City channel received $347, 803.11 , the WPS received $278,242.49 and the City holding on to 1,391,212.45 which they seemed to have dedicated to INET, and Admin Fees. As I understand it, under current Federal Telecommunications Act /Cable Franchise law, municipalities are not allowed to utilize license funding for general use. The same law requires public/community input during these renewals. WCCA submits detailed financials and activity reports to the city on a quarterly basis along with an independently conducted audit annually. We have done this for at least 20 years or so.
As one may see from the above, currently, WCCA does NOT receive 55 % of the license fee annually, it does, however currently receive 55% of the PEG allocations annually. These are moneys that are provided to the City through the cable licensed cable provider, in Worcester’s case, Charter.

FURTHER:
During the last Cable franchise renewal, WCCA conducted a full community ascertainment that demonstrated a community need to expand the public access operation. We expressed a vision and plan to carry that out to the City, as have during every renewal period. We never expected the City’s Cable funding to fully meet Worcester’s community media needs, however if a chance exist to further public access and community participation, the people of Worcester deserve a chance to discuss it in an open way. That is where our advocacy comes into play and why I occasionally address issues before the council.

WCCA greatly appreciates what is allocated to serve the public access mission we carry out. That funding is also supporting , in large part, a staff of 10, run it’s building, and programming. WCCA does not wish to take funding away from the E and G channels. In fact we want to seem them thrive. We just feel the city council and citizens deserve to know what is going on and have some say about it and to seek out opportunities that allow for further growth of the public’s portion of the PEG channels. WCCA has operated with a strong vision for development to enhance and better meet community needs and mission. We are excited to soon share our plans to expand our studio and class room space as well as to better assist creative business with their media needs.

So, on behalf of the people we serve, that’s where I speak up on occasion.

BTW
WCCA is NOT shown in HD. Charter’s system only allocates an SD channel for public access use.

SURVEY SAYS !!!!!!!!!!!

The following is a sample taken from our surveys, comments made by members of our local public about why they believe WCCA TV is important :

(Source: Our 2013 WCCA TV Surveys)

[ QUESTION: Why do you think WCCA is important . . . .? ]

“Empowerment and justice and service”

“Great resource for non profits!”

“It is important to have local voice for local concerns”

“ It is a way of keeping up with current events”

“It is the committee of the City”

“It keeps us updated with what’s going on”

“Yes – it is important “

“It is important because WCCA documents the history happenings in the City”

“Conglomerates will control what we see and the community misses out on freedom of speech and knowledge opportunites”

“To keep people informed of what is happening in their community “

“Gives opportunity for citizens of Worcester to engage with others in the community . Promotes happenings in the Worc. community and provides forum for discussing relevant topics. Also, opportunities for education and enrichment of media “

“Good information source”

“It is important for the community to have their own channel”

“Free speech is an important right for all Americans”

“Many people watch the station”

“Free speech is awesome!”

“It helps promote free speech and creativity to everyone”

“It is a very good outlet for in-depth coverage of local events, interests and news

“For personal information regarding our community “

“It serves as a voice, ears and eyes for the community”

“ Crucial for independent media “

Thank you for YOUR support.
Mauro

WCCA CMMTY TV

YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT WCCA TV

TV130912-22013 Youth Connections Program has been posted on the WCCA website at
YOUTH CONNECTIONS 2013

The Youth Connections Program was a collaboratin with WCCA TV 13 and the MCAS Program of the Worcester Public Schools. The youth invovled wanted to explore and learn more about Worcester. While reading the book “3,000 Degrees”, the youth went to different historical locations, museums, and fire stations in Worcester. During the program, they interviewed Mayor Joseph Petty along with several firefighters who were at the Cold Storage Fire in 1999. Not only did they learn about Worcester, but they had a great time in the process!

LEARN CREATE CONNECT WCCA TV 13

Open Letter to Stroud PA

The good people of Stoud PA are fighting hard to save public access. We sent a letter to their local representatives with some facts about Public Access Television/community media centers.

To the TOWNSHIP OF STROUD, PA:

Please consider standing in support of public access in your township.

WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY ABOUT PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION
At a recent general membership meeting conducted in our community studios about three days ago(June 25, 2013), our members, citizens who participate in public access, stated that they do so because they know and recognize that Public Access is nothing at all like commercial TV or social media, they see Public Access as a “community anchor that stands for media democracy and creative innovation”.

It empowers and equals the playing field for everyone. It provides hope, it’s like an electronic park where community comes together to share news and information, to promote local events and activities, and share individual stories. They feel they can “make a difference in their city through the public access process”. They stated that their experience has changed their lives and their communities in real concrete ways. One person discovered a passion for the craft of video production and ended up with a career; another told a story how someone changed their mind about suicide; while learning, they were not alone with their troubles; another told a story how through public access he was teaching others about their civil rights and how to access government; another told a story of young high school students mastering English communications and composition skills while learning to produce and design an informative news documentary. There was plenty more.

WHY PUBLIC ACCESS IS IMPORTANT
Let’s face it, if you are a Mayor, A member of Congress, the CEO of a fortune 500 company, or have committed a horrible crime, you would have no problem getting TV exposure. Public Access gives the camera and microphone to anyone else who desires to share and participate in a free flow of LOCAL news and information. Public Access is a beacon where people can home in to learn and share views, opinions, heritage, religious and philosophical perspectives, discuss municipal issues, entertain, and share talent and fresh ideas. It’s not just about watching something, it’s more about making something. Something that matters. No other type of television builds community the way Public Access does. Why watch TV when you can make it?

Please take time to look at our public access channel at wccatv.com , browse around, read the blogs, in about five minutes, you will see who needs and makes good use of the channel. A broad and diverse spectrum of community, a perfect window into Worcester, MA, is what you will see. ALL THE PROGRAMMING reflects the interest of the people who live, work and study in our city through public access. No other type of TV channel does that.

Where else will you find the following in one location? ( For example click here )

GROWING NEED FOR PUBLIC ACCESS
WCCA TV has been providing public access for over 27 years, and we find our community of participants continue to grow. Maybe it’s an answer to the digital divide, maybe people realize the television medium is stronger today than ever. Have you noticed that there are more TV channels today than ever? Shouldn’t the people of Stroud be allowed to represent themselves in the midst of all of that?

NO COST but plenty of ROI
It is all made possible without tax money, funding for public access comes from the cable companies via your cable franchise license agreement. At your town’s request payments to support your pubilc access channel comes, in exchange for rights of way. Cable providers can pay up to 5% of their gross annual revenues to support public access. So why not support Public Access? Why not allow for such an empowering maker space in your township? The return of investment in media services in the hands of the people is always favorable, in fact, in many instances, a huge ten fold ROI in addition to the social value a pubic access center contributes.

Public Access provides an intersection for the community to come together to build social bridges, and community. It’s a technology learning center, a youth media center, a creative arts center, a TV studio, a valuable resources for the poor and non-profit organizations to utilize for outreach purposes, a place for aspiring journalist where anyone can tell their story, a place where careers can be launched.

The Internet is fine, but it’s no substitute. Finding out something about your township on the intern would be as easy as finding the ocean one dixie cup at a time.

Visit http://www.wccatv.com you will get an idea of what public access is. Empower your citizens, elevate the quality of life through the hope that public access brings to many, as they know their voices can be heard and that they matter. Public Access is much more than just television, it’s unique community resource, it’s a way people can transform their own lives, through media, it’s TV BY FOR and OF the PEOPLE. All the rest is commercial or curated propaganda.

Thank you for our consideration.
Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV 13, “The People’s Channel”, Worcester, MA
508-755-1880 ext. 11