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THIS MONTH AT WCCA TV WE ARE “YOUR VISION TELEVISION”

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!

WCCA TV Newsletter – March 2016

WCCA TV Newsletter – March 2016 : All Happening At WCCA TV

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SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in April. The show will feature topics such as the Irritable Bowel Disease diet being studied at UMass in Worcester, politics, community services at AdCare, and more. 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’. As always, thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV!

Recently WCCA TV welcomed the North High School Multimedia Club Studio for a tour of the WCCA studio and an interview with WCCA TV Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale. The event was recorded and edited by our staff member Adam Rice: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NORTHHIGHTOUR

WCCA TV Special Presentations:

THE GARAGE, with Steve Butler, is an exciting and fun program teaching you how to do it yourself – whether it’s building a planters box, tea lights, or a cafe table. Tune into The Garage with Steve Butler on Saturdays at 12 pm, on WCCA TV 194. Also streaming live online at www.wccatv.com

The Cable TV show PEDESTRIANS IN PERIL interviews advocates and government planners about problems such as missing sidewalks and crosswalks, dangerous intersections, speeding traffic, and obstacles to wheelchair users and people with disabilities . Tune into ‘Pedestrians in Peril’ on WCCA TV 194 on Mondays at 11:30 am.

Representatives of the Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester, located at 51 Union Street in Worcester, were guests of the WCCA TV ‘Worcester Community News‘ show to discuss the launching of their new website, which aims to serve as a clearinghouse for resources for those suffering from and the loved ones affected by substance use and addiction: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/SUBSTANCEABUSEPSA

7 STOP SMOKING NOW PSA’s have been posted on the WCCA TV website:

Quit Smoking Now PSA, Set a Quit Date: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/QUITNOW1
Quit Smoking Now PSA, Reasons: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/QUITNOW2
Quit Smoking Now PSA, Substitute Healthy For Unhealthy: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/QUITNOW3
Quit Smoking Now PSA, Making Small Changes: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/QUITNOW4
Quit Smoking Now PSA, Change Your Routine: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/QUITNOW5
Quit Smoking Now PSA, The 4 D’s: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/QUITNOW6
Quit Smoking Now PSA, Medications: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/QUITNOW7

WCCA TV PROGRAMMING:

Tune into this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about the Worcester Division of Public Health/Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance becoming the first nationally-accredited public health division in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE251 . In another episode, the guys talk about safety at Worcester Public Schools: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE250

BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Ruth Seward, the Executive Director of the Worcester Tree Initiative: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT218 . In another episode, Senator Chandler chats with Karen Ludington, the President and CEO of Children’s Friend of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT217

SOAPBOX is a WCCA TV flagship program that consists of more than 1,000 episodes! The show is hosted by WCCA’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guests are Seven Hill Charter students, Deborah Agonmoh and Manassh Berko, who are advocating for the labels ESL and ELL to be changed to MLS (MultiLingual Students): http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1049 . Sign the petition to change the label of English Language Learners to MultiLingual Students by clicking here: https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-change-the-label-of-english-language-learners-to-multilingual-students?recruiter=498170768&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

Take a coffee break and enjoy another episode of COFFE WITH KONNIE. Host of the show, Konnie Lukes, and her guests discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie goes to the Mt. Carmel Parish Center to chat with Michael Scaglione, Nino Giamei, and Jonelle Garofoli: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE467

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 issues. Host of the show is Attorney Liz Myska. Liz welcomes Kristin Hartness. the Executive Director at Canines for Disabled Kids: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS6 . In another episode, Liz welcomes Jonathan O’Dell from the Mass Commision for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS5

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes personal trainer Harriet Fradellos: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH332 . In another episode Tommy chats with Lisa Vickers, the President of the Junior League of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH331

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’s guest is Charlie Morse, the Assistant Dean for Student Development at WPI. The topic of discussion is Student Support Services: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES26

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host, Amy Mosher Berry, welcomes three entrepreneurs to the show: Nick Bold, Lauren Monroe, and Ian Anderson. The theme of this episode is creative collaborations: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER55

IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA production that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and other housing issues. In this episode, host George Russell welcomes State Rep. Dan Donahue: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE11

RAMONA INTERVIEWS is a WCCA TV talk show that features interesting and unique guests from all walks of life. Host of the show, Ramona Pokoly, welcomes spiritualist minister Tennie Komar: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ramona-interviews/RAMONAINTERVIEWS203

THIS IS WORCESTER is a program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill talks with George Segal, from Fairway Beef, about the history of meat in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER33 . In another episode, Bill’s guest is William Wallace, the Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Society: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER32

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Host of the show, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than ten years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist features: The Elwins/ Show Me How to Move, Zacaria James/ Grown, The Christopher Brothers/ The Girl Next Door, Rocky Anderson/ Rainin’ Bones, AV Super Sunshine/ Super Sunshine Girl, AV Super Sunshine / Baby Goodbye, Jocelyn Alice/ Jackpot, Joachim Garraud/ Everybody, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM889 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

And for all you country music fans, your favorite host Tracy Foley has a brand new VIDEO JAM COUNTRY show. Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music: Drew Baldridge/ Dance with Ya, The Stickers/ Countrified, The Kate Hastings Band/ Behind the Bleachers, Crosby Lane/ Crucified, Brandi Carlisle/ The Things I Regret, Jessica Lynn/ Not Your Woman, Broseph Lee / Right Where She Wants Me, Shae Dupuy/ Tin Man, Sam Outlaw/ Angeleno, Homegrown Band/ She Loves to Ride, The Cains/ Knock Knock, The Cains/ Journeys End, Matt Sitwell / Hey Dad, Jake Worthington / Just Keep Falling in Love: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY133

Welcome to another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. Peter is filling in for Dez today. He helps Georgia make some traditional Greek street food: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA315 . Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

BAND EDGE is a WCCA TV local music show, that is shot live and spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singers/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Olivia Frances is the featured artist on this episode of Band Edge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE61

STATIC FUSION is an alternative performance art and musical variety program, produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. This episode starts off at Nick’s, listening to the music of Andy Cummings (http://andycummingsmusic.com/), and then a visit at Sahara for The Worcester Jazz Collective: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION326

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind Host Molly Finn welcomes to the show Diane Splitz. Tune into this episode to find out what the topic of discussion is: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME467

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program airing on WCCA TV since 1990! The show is produced and hosted by one of our veteran producers, Lucy Tomey. 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/NUESTRA28

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at Worcester’s Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK627 . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show! Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons to play bingo with WCCA show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

Tune into another episode of ABOUT SMART METERS. Could WiFi-enabled devices be harmful to our health? Australia’s safety agency says there’s no evidence of harm, but that’s not the same as saying it’s safe. A growing number of scientists are concerned that the widespread use of WiFi and WiFi-enabled devices, could be slowly making us sick. Dr. Maryanne Demasi investigates. This episode features Dr. Devra Davis of the Environmental Health Trust: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS50

PEG ADVOCACY
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Support YOUR OWN RIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH and PUBLIC ACCESS COMMUNITY MEDIA
Principles of the Community Access Preservation Act (the CAP Act ) S. 1244

1. Removes the distinction between “capital” and “operating” in PEG support fees.
PEG support fees that are collected from subscribers by the cable operators can only be used for “capital
and equipment” and not for operational overhead.
We need to eliminate that part of the Telecommunications Act that prevents PEG centers from using PEG support
for their capital and operating expenses, such as salaries. The CAP Act will save or create over 8,400
jobs nationwide.

2. Make sure local governments can secure funding for PEG channels in exchange for cable operators’use of public rights
– of-way and makes sure local government can have PEG channels .
Federal law has recognized the importance of allowing local government to ask cable operators for PEG channel funding in exchange for use of public rights of way. The CAP Act restores that ability to local government subdivisions in those states that passed statewide/state-issued franchising laws. It provides that PEG channels will receive funding equal to the historical support it received prior to damaging statewide/state issued franchising laws

OR

up to the amount that operators are required to pay under the new statewide/state issued franchising laws — OR
up to 2% of the gross revenue of the cable operator — whichever is greater .
It also makes sure local government can get a PEG channel if they do not have one, up to three.
Make sure that cable operators transmit the PEG channels without charge to the local government.
This is an important point because in several places cable operators are claiming they can charge local
governments for the transmission of the channels. Cable operators are demanding several thousand dollars per year per channel for transmission. This must stop!
4.
Make sure that PEG channels are available on the Basic tier of service and available to all subscribers without need for additional equipment in order to get them. PEG channels in various states have been moved to the high digital tier, out of reach for those who have Basic cable. We must ensure that PEG channels will be available to every subscriber
without the need for additional equipment.
5.
Allow communities that have the capability of transmitting in HD, or the latest technology to
have the ability to ask for and receive those advanced technology channels. The CAP Act lays out a framework of 180 days from the time of request for the cable operators to provide these channels.

6.
Allows communities that have the ability to submit programming guides to be included in the
EPG just like any other channel. The CAP Act lays out a framework of 180 days from the time of request for the cable operators to provide access to the programming guides.

For more information on the CAP Act, go to American Community Television’s website at
http://www.acommunitytv.org
or call 410 – 992 – 4976

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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

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.

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!

WCCA TV Newsletter for July 2015

I am constantly amazed at the level and volume of programming produced by our community media members, volunteers, staff and interns. CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all of you who selflessly spend your time, generously, to building community through electronic community media at WCCA TV. This is a massive creative undertaking and really is a result of team work. A team that works very hard for the benefit of all of Worcester. This newsletter represents a tip of the iceberg of ALL THAT IS HAPPENING at WCCA TV. There is something here for everyone.
Please feel free to share this tweet it, facebook it and “like” us, and to tell your friends to sign on to our newsletter.
Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV
and now . . .

 

WCCA TV SUCCESS STORIES

Great news! Worcester’s WCCA TV NEW VOICES winner, Trinity, has won her way to the finals of Community Auditions. She won her spot on CA by winning the grand prize on the WCCA TV New Voices Awards. She is the real deal and she’s got VOICE! Trinity shares her talent this week on the show. Be sure to tune in and show her some support:
http://www.communityauditions.com/vote/
TESTIMONIAL
Ellen Ganley of the Worcester Community Action Council wrote: ‘Thanks to Mauro DePasquale and WCCA TV for having WCAC on as a guest on Soapbox last week to chat about our Youth Works Summer Jobs Program. Pre-employment training and work readiness skills underway this week for some 350 youth who next week will be placed in jobs throughout the City! Thanks to WCCA for helping us spread the word about this important program and thanks to the many, many community partners who make it possible.’ Watch WCCA’s SOAPBOX on Cable Channel 194 and at http://www.wccatv.com. There are over 1,000 episodes of Soapbox and many are available on demand at http://www.wccatv.com/video

WCCA TV Special Presentations

Have you heard of TED TALKS ? Well now Worcester has it’s own version. If you like TED you will love “ROTARY COMMUNIITY SERVICE TALKS”
http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service

WCCA TV SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

A special presentation on Bravehearts Championship Ring Ceremony at Fitton Field in Worcester has been posted on our website: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/BRAVEHEARTSRING2015 . The event was recorded by our intern Jeremy Johnson and edited by WCCA TV’s Adam Rice.

A special presentation on the 2015 Food Truck Festival has been posted on the WCCA website:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/FOODTRUCK2015
Anne-Marie Aigner, Executive Producer of the Food Truck Festival, describes how festival featured more than twenty of the region’s most popular food trucks serving up a variety of fan favorites, including local seafood, BBQ, whopee pies and much more. This presentation features Fathers Day shout outs from the locals as well!

WCCA TV IN EDUCATION
WCCA TV’s Joseph Townsend and Adam Rice recently attended the College Community Connections Banquet at Worcester Technical High School. WCCA TV is proud to be one of the founding partners of this beneficial program over a decade ago. It has been a great program with the youth this year, in partnership with the Worcester Public Schools. The youth are a blessing every summer and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Worcester Public Schools in the future! Also, thank you Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for being a supporter of the WCCA TV programming!

WCCA TV PROGRAM NEWS

Tune into SOAPBOX, a WCCA TV flagship program that has welcome more than 2,000 community people and organizations to share their stories and missions. Host of the show and WCCA TV’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale, talks to Claire Schaeffer-Duffy about her recent experience in Jordan and Lebanon: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1025 . In another episode, Mauro’s guests are Charla Hixson, Grace Sliwoski, and Chad McClain from the Worcester Community Action Council: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1026 . To find out more about the REC Farmers Market, watch this episode with guests Krista Burden and Noel Allen: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1023 . There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, now seen on Cable Channel 194!

There have been five talks on race in Worcester. What has been accomplished? Watch ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE221

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 two Worcester High School Salutatorians: Nicole from Sough High School and Yen from University Park Campus School. Find out what they talk about: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT200

Time for a coffee break and another episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE! Join host Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode Konnie chats with romance novelist Loretta Chekani: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE454

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. The program is hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes Father Daniel J. Becker from St Paul’s Parish to talk about Fatima: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME445

HEALTH MATTERS is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society that focuses on important health related issues. Host Dr. James Broadhurst welcomes to the show Dr. John Fisher and Dr. Hugh Silk to talk about Protecting Public Health and Community Water Fluoridation: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS159 . Because your health matters!

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER spotlights local entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show creator and host Amy Mosher welcomes Paul Robinson, Wendy Harrop, and DJ George Whitehouse: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER38

ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE (RCS) is a program produced by the Rotary Club of Worcester and rotarian Rich Prager, in association with WCCA TV, featuring keynote speakers from the rotary meetings. This episode features the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team from District 2060 North East Italy: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY25 . Another episode features J. Martin Shanahan from the U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY27

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a WCCA TV show that informs viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show Ron Madnick talks about the new Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS194

HEALTH BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Paul’s guests, Gail Epstein and Deb Shrier, are here to talk about Addressing the Behavioral Health of Elementary School Youth: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES19

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your stunning host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today playlist includes: Dash Berlin & Syzz, Cariad Harmon, Blowup Hollywood, New Black Shades, Evan Stone & The Translucent Ham Sandwich Band, Steve Aoki ft. Lincoln Park, Alina Baraz and Galimatias, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM856 . Tune into Video Jam for some the newest and finest tracks out there. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!!

SOUND CHECK, produced by the WCCA TV intern Stefano Trafecante, is a real-life, unscripted program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester local area. This Xmas in July episode is sort of Late Night with Sean Connolly: http://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECKSPECIAL . Another episode features Peyote Radio Theatre, a tribute to Jeff Buckley: http://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECK6 . Exclusively on WCCA TV!

Ramona Pokoly is the host of RAMONA INTERVIEWS, one of the longest running and most successful talk shows produced at WCCA TV. The show has featured hundred of interesting guests, from all backgrounds and walks of life. This time Ramona’s guest is Joseph Raulinaitis from the FDA: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ramona-interviews/RAMONAINTERVIEWS198

HIDDEN TREASURES, by Bill Safer, helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Bill welcomes the owner of The Gun Parlor, Justin Gabriel, back to the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES33

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. The show has been aired 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/NUESTRA15_201507

Tune into our new show IN THE HOUSE and learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying, and housing issues with host George Russell. George welcomes Mullen Sawyer, the Executive Director of the Oak Hill CDC and Neighbor Works in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE3

SENIOR SPEAK is a delightful and informative show for seniors and by seniors, hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK591 . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2PM. Stop by and be part of the show! Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons to play bingo with WCCA TV show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

STATIC FUSION ‘Experimental Television’ has been posted on the WCCA website:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION318 . 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 Allen Levine.

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