By Michael Lynch
MATV Executive Director
And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:
(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)
Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker recently headlined a five-member panel brought together at Milton High School by the Courageous Conversations organization to discuss this past fall’s seven-part Boston Globe Spotlight series on the state of racism in Boston. Tune in for this topical and important discussion that is currently airing in the 8 p.m. time slot during the Monday Forum on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).
The Milton Art Center recently hosted “Young Blood,” a concert featuring Milton’s young performers. Musical styles ranged from R&B to jazz to rock and ballads. Acts included Sky & Sam, Dominik Hyppolite, Victorian Breakfast, Bella Fiske, Christine & Nick, The Cellar Dwellers, Maddy Hoy, Corey Hales, Anja Westhues and more. This showcase is currently airing on the Public channel during Music Thursday at 5 p.m.
And the MAC Open Mic is fresh this week too, with it’s May installment. This month’s featured performer is Bob Uvello, playing a number of original songs in a country folk style. It is currently airing in its usual time slot, capping off Music Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.
The Wakefield Estate’s landscape director, Deb Merriam, closes out this year’s Stone Soup Speaker Series with a talk that focuses on the flora on the estate’s grounds. In particular, Merriam discusses the restoration efforts that were necessary when the estate was moved into its current trust, including research on identification and classification, as well as Polly Wakefield’s relationship with the regional horticultural community. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.
In this month’s “A Fuller Life,” resident Nancy Kearns showcases Project Linus, a charity about which she and a number of other residents are passionate. Participants use their skills to craft blankets for children in need. Take a look at these knit and fleece works of art, as well as learn about the program, on this new episode that is currently airing Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., all on the Public channel.