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.)
The yearly “Handicapping the Oscars” with Boston Globe movie critics Ty Burr and Janice Page returned to the Milton Public Library this past week. The experts prepared the audience with all they need to know for Hollywood’s biggest night, and MATV cameras were there to record it. It is currently airing on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).
Part III of Curry College professor Grant Burrier’s lecture series on American environmentalism picks up around the turn of the 20th century and the beginning of environmental government policy, moves through the development of the conservation movement and winds up in the so-called golden years of policy under the Nixon and Carter administrations. This is the second-to-last installment of this series of Fuller Village lectures, and is airing at 6:30 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).
Occasionally MATV staff members get the lucky job of being the guest on “Meet Me in the Kitchen,” and this month chef Connie Spiros invited Tom Pilla, MATV’s director of original programming, to learn how to make shelf-stable cans of homemade hot pepper relish. Also on the menu is a wintery chutney-stuffed chicken. Tune in for this new episode Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m., both on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).
Dr. Ruth Potee recently spoke as part of a series of presentations aimed at teens and their emotional wellbeing. Co-sponsored by MPS and the town’s substance abuse prevention coalition, this P.A.R.E.N.T. lecture is titled “Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use.” It is currently airing daily at 1 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8 a.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/15).
The annual election for town-wide offices is April 24, and the deadline to get on the ballot is fast approaching. Town Clerk Sue Galvin recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to talk with host Frank Schroth about how citizens can get on the ballot, how this year’s election is shaping up, and the importance of participation in local government. Get the scoop from the town’s top election official when this interview airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).