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WCCA TV NEWSLETTER November 2015

WCCA Newsletter November 2015

All Happening at WCCA TV

WCCA TV extends warm wishes to all for a happy and healthy and PEACEFUL holiday season.
We thank you for choosing to watch WCCA TV and for choosing to support and to be a members of our public access community media organization.

Be sure not to miss the fantastic holiday season programming that has already started appearing on WCCA TV’s channel.

Please consider making a donation to support WCCA TV see instructions on the home page of our website at http://www.wccatv.com

Congratulations to Dr. Satya Mitra (aka Guru Tax Services), a former Board member of WCCA TV, celebrating 25 years in business in Worcester. He has been a friend and supporter of WCA TV for the entire time.

If you’d like more exposure for your business, you should become a member of WCCA TV’s CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, as an underwriting supporter of the station, and you’ll have an opportunity to be seen every day on TV! This special membership starts at as little as $100 per month. For details on how to become a Friend of WCCA TV, contact joseph@wccatv.com or call us at 508-755-1880, ext 19. Happy Holidays!!

SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in December. The show will feature topics such as school safety at the Worcester Public Schools, the “stART’ at the Station” , that’s Union Station , in December, the Worcester Free Tax Service, 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, now on Channel 194. It also streams live online at those times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows can be downloaded anytime on our website, just click on Video on Demand. To be a guest on the show, email Tracy at tracy@wccatv.org

Soon WCCA TV will air the final season of SHILLING SHOCKERS, with host Penny Dreadful and her cast of goblins and ghouls. They offer such horrific delights at Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Devil’s Messenger, I Bury the Living, Vengeance of the Zombies, and much more.
This will be the final season of Shilling Shockers, after their beloved Magoo Gelehrter (who portrayed Garou the Wolfman) passed away from cancer in May of 2014. May he rest in peace!

WCCA TV Special Presentations

The Corporator Council launched the CORPORATOR’S BALL, a new black-tie gala in celebration and support of the Worcester Art Museum’s mission to connect art and community. The WCCA TV crew was there. Co-Chairs were Jennifer C. Glowik and Luke M. Vaillancourt. Highlights included red carpet arrival and cocktail reception, a sumptuous dinner served under the glow of lanterns in the Stoddard Garden Court, finely-curated silent and live auctions, and a festive after-dinner party including dancing and entertainment: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/CORPORATORSBALL

WCCA TV COMMUNITY Programming

Should Worcester go after the Central Mass Striders plan to make the old Wyman Gorden brown box site on Madison Street? The proposed facility includes an indoor track, a soccer field, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, fitness and exercise rooms, meeting rooms, and an Olympic sized swimming pool. Watch this episode of 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/ROSENSROUNDTABLE236

BEACON HILL CHAT is a talk show featuring interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes newly-elected Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT209

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about legal decisions affecting the city of Worcester. The topics covered are Panhandling and Promoting Police Officers: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS207 . In another episode, Ron talks about the attack on Paris and what should Not be done: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS206

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host of the show Amy Mosher welcomes to the show Lynn Stromberg, David McMahon, and Jean McMurray: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER47

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show Tommy Colletta chats with the Executive Director of Preservation Worcester, Deborah Packard: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH322

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 Kevin Hines, author and mental health advocate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES23

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes Frank and Trudy Bonack to talk about the Living Rosary Apostolate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME455

ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE TALKS (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 Eric Batista from the Worcester City Manager’s Office and Cassandra Andersen of the Worcester Health Department, speaking on Opioid Addiction: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY37

Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Citizens filed an appeal with Maine’s Supreme Court that Maine’s Public Utility Commission and Central Maine Power have not adequately addressed smart meter safety. Oral arguments were held on November 3, 2015. Challenges about Maine’s smart meters are also relevant to Worcester’s smart meter pilot: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS34

THIS IS WORCESTER is a WCCA TV program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill’s guests are Elizabeth Bacon, Lawrence Madden, and Jarelys Castillo, members of the Roberto Clemente Partnership: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER24

Learn the in’s and out’s of real estate, home buying, and housing issues by watching IN THE HOUSE, a WCCA TV program hosted by George Russell. In this episode, George welcomes Gordon Hargrove from the Friendly House: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE7

Tune into HIDDEN TREASURES and learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host of the show Bill Safer educates viewers about hints and tips for finding hidden treasures all year long: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES37

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. This episode features an interview at the WCCA studio with folk and rock singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman, as well as his single ‘Guttersnipe’ performed live in our studio. This show will also feature The Chainsmokers/Roses, Matt Pond/Take Me With You, and more : http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM874 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

Tune into VIDEO JAM COUNTRY with host Tracy Foley, and spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music. Today’s playlist includes: James Robert Webb/ Makin’ Love Tonight, Paul Bogart/ Cowboy Ride, Rodney Atkins/ Eat Sleep Love Repeat, Kyle Douglas/ Clean Hands, Moonlight Social/ Rub a Little Dirt on It, Payton Rae/ Stomp the Fire Out, Matt Balie/ Everyday You, Aaron Lewis/ Endless Summer, The McClymonts/ I Could Be A Cowboy, Katie Armiger/ Better in a Black Dress, Hank Williams Jr./ That Ain’t Good, Scott McCreery/ Water Tower Town, and Denae Gardner/ Welcome to America : http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY128

BANDEDGE is a WCCA TV local music show, shot live, that spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and local instrumentalist. LOVE TAP band is the featured artist on this episode of BandEdge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE59

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/SENIORSPEAK610 . 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 show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

Welcome to another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. Today’s menu will feature baked chicken stuffed with brown rice, and other yummies: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA314 . Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. The show 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/NUESTRA23

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 and offer FREE “ON-Demand” programs of some of your favorite WCCA TV shows 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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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: August 6, 2015

NOTE: This particular blog entry may be updated during the date of release.

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BIG NEWS FOR WORCESTER
WCCA TV is TV BY, FOR, and OF, the PEOPLE / public access community media. WCCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, MEDIA LITERACY and Creative Innovation in Worcester, MA.
WCCA continues to be one of Worcester most vital and diverse STEAM ED, and creative maker spaces since 1986

Learn, Create and Connect at WCCA TV. Participate and empower yourself while building community through electronic media. We are a place a cable and web network where people share stories, promote local events, express themselves, offer views and opinions, and discuss Worcester. Get involved as a volunteer, Intern, or financial supporter.

Dozens of first run television programs are produced at WCCA each week. In fact more local community centric programming programming is produced at WCCA than any of all the cable channels on the cable spectrum. And it’s offered free on wccatv.com.

At WCCA TV, all of Worcester residents, workers and organizations, have the opportunity to take WCCA technology classes and workshops to learn how to create and distribute their quality video content, to distribute it on our network of channels, to participate in fun creative partnerships, to perform on camera, and to market ideas and community opportunities and even promote businesses through our Circle of Friends Memberships.

AT WCCA TV you find ALL types of programs, in many languages, all reflecting WORCESTER. NO OTHER Television better reflect the interest of Worcester and it’s people than WCCA TV. Why? Because it is programming that is produced by the people.

To find out more or become a member of WCCA TV, contact mauro@wccatv.com or browse this web site, we curate have one of the largest public access video archives in the UNITED STATES, or visit us at 415 Main street, Worcester, MA.
508-755-1880

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FOOD HUB HASN’T TAKEN ROOT YET IN CENTRAL MASS

Worcester County leads the state in farmland acreage, but not everyone is convinced Central Massachusetts needs a new way to connect its farmers with retailers. Among farmers in Central Massachusetts there is a mix of anticipation and caution. Yet the farmers are unsure if the food hub organizers really understand what they need.
“They haven’t sat down at the table with the farms like they need to,” said Michael Pineo, who runs a produce farm in Sterling. “There’s a lot more talking that needs to be done. Without the farmers there’s no food.” READ MORE click on the link:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/08/06/foodhub/XqLlrTQDPYcp3LHb3IHBWL/story.html

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WCCA TV “WCN” is Worcester’s Community TV NEWS seen exclusively on WCCA TV cable 194 and on line at wccatv.com . Check it out, be the media, submit YOUR video news clips, up to 3 -5 minute interviews to Jen Picherri here at WCCA, apply for consideration for one of our weekly episodes simply by submitting your video work to us. Submissions may be used subject to space and needs of each show. Submit your clip on a standard DVD [ or MOV or AVI video file ]. Why wait for a reporter when YOU CAN BE THE MEDIA and do it YOURSELF? Video record an event yourself and submit it WCCA TV’s “WORCESTER COMMUNITY NEWS” good, news, events, or fun stuff like what’s on your summer reading list?

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Swearing in ceremony to celebrate new chief of Worcester Fire Department
City to welcome Chief Gardell and say farewell to Chief Dio

Worcester –Deputy Chief Geoffrey Gardell will be sworn in as the new chief of the Worcester Fire Department as the city bids adieu to retiring Chief Gerard A. Dio at a ceremony on Friday, August 14.

EVENT: Swearing in ceremony of Chief Gardell
DATE: Friday, August 14, 2015
TIME: 4:00 p.m. (guests should plan to arrive a few minutes before the start time)
PLACE: Levi Lincoln Chamber (Room 309), City Hall, Worcester

Chief Gardell has been with the WFD for 31 years, serving as the deputy chief since August 2011. He is also the department’s public information officer.

Chief Dio is retiring after a 35-year career in the department. He has been chief since 2000. # # #

FROM WCCA TV “THANK YOU CHIEF DIO” to new Chief Gardell, “welcome to your new post and best wishes”
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Worcester Mayor Defends City Police efforts

Statement by Mayor Joseph M. Petty on recent proposals to increase the presence of
outside law enforcement agencies in Worcester:

I have full confidence in Chief Gemme and the Police Officers of Worcester. The
Worcester Police know our community and our neighborhoods. We have a great
community policing program as well as the Police Summer Impact Unit. Law
Enforcement on all levels are already working together to solve the problem of
violence in our community. They are working under the leadership of Police Chief
Gary Gemme. But when guns are easy to obtain, you end up with guns in the wrong
hands. Unfortunately right now, we have gang members with small minds carrying big
guns.

I am disappointed in some of my council colleagues who try to have it both ways.
You can’t vote against funding for the police and then claim that they don’t have
enough money. You can’t call for level funding the budget and then say we don’t
have enough cops. You can’t file orders one day supporting the police and then show
a total lack of respect for their professionalism the next.

I am asking my colleagues to stand with me in my support of the Worcester Police
Department. We need everyone in this fight. We need the Worcester Police, we need
neighborhood crime watch groups and we need community groups, all who know the
neighborhoods of Worcester.

Issued by
Daniel J. Racicot
Chief of Staff
Mayor Joseph M. Petty

City Hall Room 305
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608-1892

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Worcester Arts Council releases 2016 Grant application
Funding Available for the Arts and Culture!

Worcester, MA – Worcester Arts Council (WAC) is now accepting grant applications
for its 2016 funding cycle. The deadline for all grant applications is October 15,
2015. Based on community input received during 2015, WAC will give preference to
community projects in the following categories: Public Art (murals, monuments,
street art etc.), Visual Art (Ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking,
photography, and video), Music/Performing Arts (including theater and dance).
However all projects within the realm of arts, sciences and humanities will be
considered. WAC will accept grant applications from the following: individuals,
non-profit organizations, associations that can establish a non-profit objective,
schools, libraries and other public agencies.

WAC will be offering two types of competitive grants in 2016: Project Grants and
Fellowship Grants.

Fellowship Grants are awarded to assist artists, scholars and literary persons in
developing and exploring their work outside the structure of a specific project or
presentation. Two Fellowship grants will be awarded in 2016 in the amount of
$5,000.Through these grants, WAC intends to honor innovative individuals who
demonstrate excellence in their field and represent the best of Worcester’s creative
community. Fellowship applicants must maintain a residential, commercial or studio
address in the City of Worcester.

Project Grants are offered to encourage Worcester County individuals or
organizations to develop projects and programs that are innovative, collaborative in
nature, provide a public benefit, reach under-served populations and demonstrate
artistic excellence. All projects must occur within the city of Worcester within the
2016 calendar year.

To download a copy of the 2016 guidelines and the applications please
visit:http://www.worcesterma.gov/WAC

Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2015

To assist applicants, WAC will host Grant Writing Workshops:

Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00pm and Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00pm.

Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Conference Room, 3rd floor

Worcester Arts Council is a municipal body consisting of nine members appointed by
the City Manager, who annually distribute grant monies provided by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council. The mission of the Worcester Arts Council is to promote
excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and
interpretative sciences to improve the quality of life for Worcester residents and
contribute to the economic vitality of Worcester.

For more information please contact Lindiana Flores at 508.799.1400 x 261 or
email FloresL@Worcesterma.Org

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WCCA TV’s Summer YOUTH MEDIA CREATION TEAM launches it’s project for TV

WCCA TV’s MCAS Super Heros 2015 has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/MCASSUPERHEROS2015

WCCA TV’s partnership with the WPS addresses struggles students may have preparing and taking the MCAS Test. Our MCAS SUPPER HEROES come to the rescue and save the day !

Great job !

Watch their fun work “on-demand” at wccatv.com

LEARN CREATE DISTRIBUTE and CONNECT at WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”

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WCCA TV NEWS LETTER May 2015: IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT WCCA TV !

WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2015

All Happening at WCCA TV

WCCA’s SOAPBOX, with host and Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale, is an outstanding program that empowers our community members by providing a powerful media outlet for community participation and inclusiveness. “SOAPBOX” is all new in June. The show will feature the Ecotarium; a discussion on jobs and the myths behind economic reports with Chris Horton; the Relay for Life in June; Girls Inc. summer opportunities, and Fathers Fest with Chris Nelson of Pernet Family Health Service. SOAPBOX can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 pm, and Sundays at 6:30 pm exclusivity on WCCA TV, now on Channel 194. It also streams live online at the same times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows can be downloaded anytime from our website by clicking on Video on Demand. Thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!

FUN PUBLIC ACCESS FACT: Did you know that comedian and actor, Louis CK, got his start in media as a technical director of a cable access station in Massachusetts? He was a volunteer intern from high school and learned how to use EVERY machine in the TV station. Louie CK says that his experience in public access TV was a huge training ground and great benefit. Why don’t YOU get involved with WCCA TV, your public access TV station in Worcester? Check us out online at www.wccatv.com . We look forward to hearing from you!

Exclusively LOCAL ON WCCA TV ! :

WCCA TV launches IN THE HOUSE, a show hosted by George Russell. Learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. George welcomes real estate attorney Steven Platten to chat about how to buy a house: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE1

WCCA TV recently recorded, for the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Library Association Gala Awards Dinner at the DCU Center in Worcester. Mass Library Association Gala Awards Dinner 2015 has been posted on the WCCA website at:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/MLAAWARDS2015

Tune into another episode of [STOP] SMART METERS. Massachusetts activists have filed a fraud complaint with the MA Attorney General concerning the smart meter mandate DPU 12-76-B. The MA DPU is an affiliate of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, which has been compared to the Tobacco Research Institute for its role in generating pro-industry propaganda and distorted science. This video includes an explanation of astroturfing (distortion of grassroots), a critique of a SGCC video, an interview with Jerry Day, and information from Maryland about adverse impacts: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/SMARTMETERS27

MORE WCCA TV Programming:

It’s time for the Worcester City Council to evaluate the $600,000,000 financial 2016 city budget. This is the topic of discussion in this new episode of WCCA’s ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE215 . Guns in Worcester is the highlight of another episode. A gun range in the area of Prescott St? Find out what host of the show, Gary Rosen, and his panel members have to say: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE216

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 David Frem, the General Manager of Cyprian Keyes Golf Club: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT196
In another episode Senator Chandler welcomes Adrien Finlay, the Executive Director of Music Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT195

Tune into SOAPBOX, a WCCA TV flagship program, where more than 2,000 community people and organizations have shared their stories and missions. Host of the show and WCCA TV’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale, welcomes Chris Horton, the Volunteer Organizer for the Worcester Unemployment Action Group in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1018
In another episode, Mauro chats with Rob Odgren and Amy Riendeau from the American Cancer Society of Worcester, who tell us about the Relay For Life event happening on the 19th & 20th of June: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1019

Time for a coffee break and a new episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Host of the show, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, goes to the Worcester Art Museum to have coffee with the Director of the museum, Matthias Waschek: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE452

WORCESTER COMMUNITY NEWS is the WCCA TV weekly local news show, featuring happenings and events in the Worcester area. A rally held at City Hall for ending bias and hate, is the feature story of this episode: http://www.wccatv.com/video/news-13/NEWS13587
Through our segment You Said It, we highly encourage community participation in our News show. If you have want to voice your opinion and be part of the show, contact our News show director, Jennifer Pichierri, at jen@wccatv.com

WCCA’s SOUND CHECK is a real-life, unscripted WCCA TV program, featuring the local band talents and song writers in the Worcester area. It airs on Thursdays at 9:30 pm. This episode features Shane Hall: http://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECK4
Another episode features Keep It Weird and Cowboy Matt Hopewell: http://www.wccatv.com/video/sound-check/SOUNDCHECK3

WCCA’s 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: http://www.wccatv.com/video/black-legacy-presents/BLACKLEGACY11

I bet you don’t know all the fun and interesting things about Worcester. Tune into THIS IS WORCESTER as host of the show and community activist, Bill Coleman, shares some more interesting facts about our city: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER12 . In another episode Bill welcomes John D. Gangregorio, the President of the Canal District in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER11

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host Tommy Colletta welcomes the multi talented Kevin Harvey back to the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH311

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: KDrew, Rico & Miella, Mako, Aradia, Pillar Point, Sunlounger, Shelia E, and more. Tune into Video Jam for some the newest and finest tracks out there. Keep jammin!!

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. It’s spring and time for sports night! Ron welcomes Lee Motta to talk Worcester sports: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER114

SENIOR SPEAK is a 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/SENIORSPEAK583
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.

ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE TALKS (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 Sinead Fitzmaurice, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY20

Welcome to COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. Real Food. Real People. Real Simple. Today’s episode features some healthy spring dishes: Chicken breast with pesto, delicious couscous with chick peas, and Georgia’s favorite lime cheesecake. Mmm, so yummy: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA309

The above was just a glimpse of the WCCA TV diverse programming. We’ve finally gotten around to setting up a new email newsletter program and want to make sure you still want to hear from us. We hope you do, because our newsletter will update you on new programs and happenings at WCCA TV 194, Worcester’s Cable Access Station. If you want to stay on our list, click here to renew your
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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!

Boy Scout Troop 9 visits WCCA TV to give the People’s Channel an award

Boy Scout Troop 9 visits WCCA TV has been posted on the WCCA website at
here

Boy Scout Quinsigamond District Troop 9, led by Scoutmaster, John Atlas, toured WCCA TV 13 in Worcester and presented them with a hand-made poster they created in appreciation of all that WCCA TV does for the community. Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV and WCCA TV host, and City Councilor, Gary Rosen, accepted the poster on behalf of Channel 13.

WCCA TV NEWSLETTER February 2014

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WCCA TV Newsletter, February 2014

All Happening at WCCA TV

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Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! It’s cold outside, but don’t worry. There is plenty of love coming through your TV screen directly from our WCCA studios! Yes, we have many interesting programs to keep you entertained. What’s on Channel 13? Lots of great programming such as HOLLYWOOD MAKEOVER: Movie Making Tips for Teens. This show teaches independent film production to young adults.

JAZZ FROM THE COMBS is a program featuring live quality jazz, hosted by Harry Platcow.

AROUND THE DISTRICT is a new program hosted by State Representative for the 16th Worcester District, Dan Donahue.

‘ESPERANZA Y SU EXITO ‘, which translates to ‘Hope and Your Success’, is a non-profit, Spanish language TV program co-produced and hosted by local educator, Esperanza Donovan-Pendzic. Each thirty-minute episode covers many topics such as health awareness, finance, politics, socio-economic issues, cultural arts, food and education.

For a complete list of show times, email tracy@wccatv.org or go to our website at www.wccatv.com

-WCCA TV SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS BY THE PEOPLE:

WCCA TV presents ‘Black History Month Special: ‘What’s Next ?’ hosted by community activist Bill Coleman with guests Gordon T. Davis, Keith Scott, Keefe Laporte and Joseph Glover: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/blackhistorymonth2014

SMART METERS SPECIAL: Learn about changing electricity systems in Worcester and beyond. This free community event welcomed the Worcester and Clark communities to explore why we should care about electricity system changes and smart grid development. This event was sponsored by the Clark University Environmental Sustainability Task Force, the Mosakowski Institute, the Marsh Institute, and Clark’s Difficult Dialogue Program. This special WCCA presentation has been posted on our website:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/asmSpecial

-PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

‘Earned Income Tax Prep (EITC) PSA, English and Spanish Version’. YOU deserve your tax refund! Claim it! Free income tax preparation, free E-file and Fast Refund for those that qualify, from the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/psaeitctax http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/psaeitcspanish

In another PSA, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis tells us about the dangers of texting and driving: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/psasherifftexting

-WCCA TV COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING:

SOAPBOX is WCCA’s flagship talk show and an open platform for our community people to voice their opinions. The show is hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guests are Lisa Piehler, the Executive Director of the Red Cross, Liz Wambui, the coordinator for the Hometown Heroes Breakfast of Champions Red Cross Event, and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis. They chat with Mauro about the Red Cross as well as the upcoming event Hometown Heroes Breakfast of Champions: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/soapbox924 . In another episode, Mauro’s guest David Gross talks about EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/soapbox920

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 Worcester Commissioner of Department of Public Works & Parks, Robert Moylan. This show was recorded shortly before Mr. Moylan’s retirement: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/beaconhillchat146 . In another episode, senator Chandler welcomes State Representative Jim O’Day: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/beaconhillchat147

AT WCCA TV it’s ‘HEALTH MATTERS’, your health matters! This is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr Bruce Karlin welcomes Dean Terence Flotte, MD from the UMass Medical School. The topic of discussion is research at Umass: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/healthmatters142

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV talk show definitely worth watching! Host Tommy Colletta welcomes a very interesting guy to the show. His guest is Tim Loew, Executive Director of Mass Digital Games Institute: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/whatitsworth284

Host of ‘HIDDEN TREASURES’ Bill Safer helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible treasures that just may add cash to your life. In this episode Bill talks about selling your hidden treasures on eBay, focusing on the plethora of recent changes at eBay: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/hiddentreasures15

‘HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS’, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the Shine Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. The Shine Initiative Executive Director Paul Richard talks about the impact of stigma and mental illness with guests Dr. Stephanie Rodrigues, Angela Wallace and Kim Pehi. Dr. Rodrigues, an assistant professor at the UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry, is conducting research on the effect of stigma and people with mental illness. Angela and Kim talk about how stigma affected Michael Wallace, their son and brother, who disappeared 11 years ago following recurring bouts of depression: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/healthybodies5 . Only on WCCA TV13!

A special encore: Before there was Dancing With The Stars, WCCA TV produced ‘SHALL WE DANCE’, Instructional Dance Ballroom featuring the late Steve Montuori and Michelle Nietsche of ‘Poise Style and Motion Dance Studio’. This episode teaches you how to dance the Bolero: http://www.wccatv.com/video/shall-we-dance/shallwedance40 . In a special-treat episode, Steve takes us to the Dancing a la Carte competition: http://www.wccatv.com/video/shall-we-dance/shallwedance47 . Exclusively on WCCA TV!

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 7 years on public access TV stations. Today’s playlist features: Awolnation, Augustines, Dark Horses, Fly Away, Fugitive Air, Buried in the Murder, Star Baby, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/videojam788 . Tune into WCCA TV and keep jammin’!

MASS APPEALtv is a locally produced show featuring music videos in an MTV style. Featured on this episode are Chey Lanay, Dutch Rebelle, Bobby O and Chilla Jones: http://www.wccatv.com/video/mass-appeal-tv/massappealtv51

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors, ,by seniors, hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed, Tony provides musical entertainment and a good time is had by all. Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St, on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/seniorspeak524 . Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons to play bingo with WCCA show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

Welcome to another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. The cold days of winter are upon us. Time for Georgia’s hearty beef stew with mushrooms, served on a bed of pasta. For desert , banana chocolate filo rolls: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/cookingwithgeorgia299 . Real Food. Real People. Real Simple.

VOICE OF ASIAN AMERICANS is a lifestyle-magazine show produced by the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts. Tune into this episode to learn about new happening in the Asian community: http://www.wccatv.com/video/voice-of-asian-americans/voiceofasianamericans122

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 minds of Jim Racicot and Allen Levine. This episode features Seasonal Depression 5, Walking-into-the-vally-of-the-shadow-of-death: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/staticfusion298

BANDEdge Worcester paramount in-studio music show features local artist from Worcester and beyond. Top artist and up and coming acts in all genres get the spotlight on this great show. Check our website for listings or contact Mauro DePasquale if you would like your act to be considered for this prestigious program. Local Music rules at WCCA TV 13.

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