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The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2017

The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2017

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Mark your calendar for WCCA TV’s Antiques and Collectibles Day on Saturday, June 17th from 9 am – 3 pm. The event will be held at our facility, located at 415 Main Street in downtown Worcester. We will have appraisers here to help you figure out how valuable your “hidden treasure” may be. Bring your items to be appraised! The cost is $5 per item, limited to two items per person. All proceeds will benefit our non-profit programming. We hope to see you there! As always, thank you for your support!!
Is your teenager looking for something fun to do in August?! Have them join WCCA TV’s Video Maker’s Clubhouse!! Scholarship(s) available thanks to Bay State Savings Bank!! This summer program will be held for four weeks in August, from 9 am – 4 pm, at the WCCA TV studio. The program is available to ages 13 – 18. For more information, visit wccatv.com or call 508-755-1880.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

People “Run on Dunkin“.. and they win! On May 16, 2017, one lucky Dunkin’ Donuts guest at the Grafton-Street Worcester store was surprised with $1,000.00 as part of a national program to “Freeze the Day” and celebrate the launch of the Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. WCCA TV was there to surprise the lucky winner, Stephen Carrigan.

Commonwealth Conversations, co-sponsored by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), Senator Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport), and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), is a statewide listening tour of various geographic regions. The overall goal of Commonwealth Conversations is to foster more civic engagement in the community and help each Senator learn more about issues outside of his or her own district while visiting with local residents, businesses, and interest groups to listen directly to their needs and concerns. Adam Rice and Bradley Bedard of WCCA TV recorded the Conversations at the Seven Hills Foundation.

Armenians Got Talent! – Interview features the show’s talent coordinator, Linda Bullock, discussing the upcoming new edition of the biannual event with two young performers. The talent show featuring parishioners of all ages performing various musical and dance numbers, took place in the Cultural Center of the Armenian Church Of Our Saviour, at 34 Boynton Street in Worcester, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Community Forum: Sam Quinones, Author of “Dreamland, The True Tale of American Opiate Epidemic” was presented by the Worcester County DA, Joseph D. Early Jr.. The forum was recorded by Adam Rice for WCCA TV, Channel 194.

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WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox, hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale and guest host Steve D’Agostino. The new episodes will feature Jim Uhlman and Jessica Berube Mello from the German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center; Diego Alves to tell us about Go Petie; alcohol and drug councilor Gary Blanchard; Catherine Jones Dickson, the adult swimming coordinator for US Masters Swimming; Patti Holland from the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center; and Amanda Carr, the Executive Director at WICN radio station in Worcester. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Kevin O’Sullivan, the President and CEO of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives and Grace Carmark, the Executive Director of the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance. You don’t want to miss this episode of BHC!
  • 508 is a WCCA TV show about Worcester. This episode features a talk with people at the weekly peace vigil in Lincoln Square, a demonstration that’s been going on for nearly 30 years.
  • 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 Paul Medeiros from Easter Seals Massachusetts.
  • Your coffee break is not complete without Coffee With Konnie. Join City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie has coffee with Tom Christo and Carol Laska, volunteers of the Albanian Festival. The festival is taking place on June 2, 3, 4, 2017.
  • Hidden Treasures is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, host Bill Safer announces the Antiques and Collectibles Day to be held at the WCCA TV studio on June 17, 2017. In another episode, Bill’s guest is Bill Lapan from Gina’s Antique and Auction Gallery. Fine crystal is today’s treasure.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. This episode’s topic is This Ban Can’t Stand. Tune into WCCA TV to know your civil rights!
  • Do businesses located on non-profit facilities have to pay taxes? Tune into this episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say on this matter. In another episode, the guys talk about the many signs of Worcester.
  • Activate Worcester is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and
    become active in Worcester. Host Ron Motta welcomes Kelly Trefry to the show.
  • A Bridge To Better Mental Health explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on matters related to mental health. Your host is Lorie Martiska. Lorie’s guests are Brenda Vezina and Vesper Judith Moore. The topic of discussion is The Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill talks about recent activities in Worcester.
  • Tune into another episode of Smart Meters. This episode features Hazards, Myths, and Science of EMFs: Building Biologist Oram Miller.
  • 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!
  • 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: Malea/ You’ll Never Fix My Heart, Emeline/ Angel, John Haesemeyer/ Maybe If I Try, Laust Sonne/ Reckless, John “Papa” Gros/ Cocaine & Chicken Fricassee, Cade Thompson/ Treasures, Jaylon Ashaun/ Settle, Force Meds/ Don’t Rush, and more! Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!!
  • Host Tracy Foley also brings to you Video Jam Rive Special – Spring 2017. You don’t want to miss this exciting show, featuring artists from Oliver James to Nik Salazar. Turn up your volume and enjoy!
  • Ben Behind The Scenes is a WCCA TV show that showcases music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced and hosted by Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into another episode of pure entertainment.
  • Welcome to another yummy episode of Cooking with Georgia + Dez. Georgia and Dez prepare a chicken with mushrooms pie and a chicken pasta casserole. You will love these awesome recipes! Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!
  • 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.


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  • To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
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