WCCA TV NEWSLETTER October 30, 2015
All Happening at WCCA TV
SING FOR THE YEAR, SING FOR THE LAUGHTER, SING FOR THE TEAR! WCCA TV is seeking young singers between the ages of 14-19 for an exciting ANNUAL singing competition “NEW VOICES AWARDS 2015”. This is an exclusive WCCA TV and unique vocal competition for Worcester’s best young singers ages 14-19. Finalists may be eligible to win fabulous prizes, including a feature appearance on the WCCA TV popular music shows BandEdge and Video Jam. Want to participate? Call WCCA TV at 508 -755-1880 and ask for Joseph or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Sing your heart out!
Congratulations to Jennifer Pichierri, WCCA TV staff member and television producer, who has been recognized and awarded as a regional leader and on-site mentor in the field of community television. Jen’s 20-year long career here at WCCA TV has been dedicated to facilitating experiential learning and teaching the craft of video production and TV journalism to countless of college students and interns. We congratulate Jen and her ever evolving team of students, interns and volunteers for producing over 600 episodes of our weekly Worcester Community News TV Magazine. 600 episodes!! Now that’s a true success story!!
SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in November. The show will feature Worcester Community Action Council, certified life coach Pauline Robertson, the New England Amputee Association, as well as Girls Inc. Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WCCA TV, now on Channel 194. It also streams live online at those times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows can be downloaded anytime by clicking Video on Demand. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV!
Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for healthy dogs and cats in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be, according to ‘The No Kill Revolution in America’ author and film maker, Nathan Winograd. WCCA TV will air the film ‘Redemption’ all month long on Channel 194. For more information on ‘The No Kill Revolution’, go to www.nokill.org
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WCCA TV Special Presentations:
A Mayoral Debate was held at the studio of WCCA TV on October 7, 2015, with the three Worcester mayoral candidates: Joseph Petty, William Coleman III, and Michael Gaffney. The debate was hosted by Walter Bird, Editor of the Worcester Magazine, and moderated by Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV: http://www.wccatv.com/video/candidates-for-office/WCCAMAYORDEBATE2015
On October 14, 2015, WCCA TV held an Open Mic event for the November election candidates for the Worcester School Committee and City Council to present themselves to the voting public: http://www.wccatv.com/video/candidates-for-office/OPENMICOCT2015
Worcester City Councilor At-Large debate, hosted by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau at Mechanics Hall, has been posted on our website: http://www.wccatv.com/video/candidates-for-office/COUNCILORDEBATE2015OCT5
An interview was held at WCCA TV about the Armenian Genocide Centennial Memorial Concert in Mechanics Hall, co-sponsored by the Master Singers of Worcester and the Armenian Church of Our Saviour. Music directors Malcolm Halliday and Linda Bullock were interviewed by George Aghjayan. Live footage of the Genocide Commemorative events held in Worcester, will follow the interview: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/ARMENIANINTERVIEW
WCCA TV Programming
A luxury hotel is coming to downtown Worcester and it will feature a salt-water pool! Tune into this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE, hosted by Gary Rosen and his panel members: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE232 . In another episode, the guys discuss who should be Worcester’s baseball team. Support the Bravehearts or attract the PawSox to become the WooSox? Find out what they think: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE230
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 children’s author Virginia Pulitzer: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT208 . In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes the Head Librarian of the Worcester Public Library, Geoffrey Dickinson: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT207
Your break is not complete without COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Host Konnie Lukes and her guests discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with musician P.E. James: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE462 . In another episode, Konnie has coffee with WCCA’s Bill Hamilton: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE461
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show that informs viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about Congressman McGovern and the War Powers Resolution: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS202 . In another episode, Ron talks about Guantanamo After 13 Years: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS203
THIS IS WORCESTER is a program by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill tells us about recent happenings and other interesting facts about Worcester. In this episode, Bill talks about Yellow Boxes and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER23 . In another episode, Bill tells us about Worcester’s Plan E form of government: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER22
ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE (RCS) is a program produced by the Rotary Club of Worcester and Rotarian Rich Prager, in association with WCCA TV. The program showcases keynote speakers from the Rotary meetings. This episode features Kimberly Adams, managing partner of Flying Bridges: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY36
ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guest is Jackie Kostas, a candidate for District 4 Worcester City Councilor: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER126
HEALTHY BODIES HEALTHY MINDS, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Paul welcomes Alyssa Richard and Melanie Amir to discuss Adolescent Addiction and Mental Illness: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES22
EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER, hosted by Amy Mosher, spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. This episode features three entrepreneurs – Virginia Orlando, Vanessa Brown, and Marci Komssi:
BLACK LEGACY PRESENTS is a production of the Black Legacy Coalition, a volunteer group looking to help make Worcester a city where the broader Black community thrives. The program spotlights community organizing:
A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on matters related to mental health. Host Lorie Martiska talks with her guests Carol Tripp-Tebo and Michelle Frost Mazzotti about positive behavior support: http://www.wccatv.com/video/a-bridge-to-better-mental-health/BRIDGE19
VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your 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: Lyfe Jennings/ Talkin’ ’bout Love, Nesta!/ Take Me , Twelve24/ Nobody But You, Paula Boggs Band/ Look Straight Ahead, Carolyn Marie/ The Moment, Carolyn Marie/ Our Favorite Song, The Davenports/ Don’t Be Mad at Me, Lost Frequencies/ Reality, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
BANDEDGE is a WCCA TV produced local music show spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. The Lou Borelli Octet is the featured band on this episode of BandEdge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE58
STATIC FUSION is an alternative performance art and musical variety program produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. Creators of the show, Jim Racicott and Uncle Allen, take a trip to the Pride Parade and Festival: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION323
This episode of SMART METERS features Worcester residents in multi-family units with banks of smart meters being subjected to higher levels of radio frequencies by National Grid pilot; Questions about National Grid offering a ‘free’ opt out, while already surcharging medically vulnerable MA residents and submitting plans to surcharge opt-outs for statewide deployment; Activists call on political candidates to request an investigation concerning pilot policy-based evidence making: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS33
SOAPBOX, with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in November. The show will feature Worcester Community Action Council and their FUEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. More on FULE ASSISTANCE can be learn more about WCAC’s FUEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM by watching this clip as well, which was produced at WCCA TV:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/PROMOWCAC2012 in 2012, WCCA TV partnered with Worcester Community Action Council to promote their WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program which is designed to provide relief to those households that are most vulnerable to high home heating costs.
Also this month on SOAPBOX we will be featuring a certified life coach, Pauline Robertson, the New England Amputee Association, and Girls Inc. and many more local stories. Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WCCA TV -now on Channel 194- and as it streams live on line at those times at wccatv.com. Past shows can be downloaded anytime at wccatv.com Just click on Video on Demand.
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