MATV Newsletter, April 2018

MATV will broadcast the results of the election LIVE from the Office of the Town Clerk beginning at 8 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).
It can also be viewed …


Candidate Debate Airing

-The Milton Speaks Candidates Forum featuring candidates for contested town-wide offices took place on March 26th, and a recording of the event is airing every day at 10 a.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) until the Town-wide Election is completed on April 24th.

-You can also view it online 24 hours a day via our Video OnDemand service by clicking here.

-Other candidate debates that will air on MATV are listed later on in this newsletter.

Monthly Orientation

-This month’s orientation will take place on Thursday, April 19th, 7-8:30 p.m.

-Learn about your community media center. Drop by the studio for a tour and introduction to getting involved with MATV productions.

-Space is limited to 25 people. Please RSVP to or call 617-698-0814.

Town-wide Election LIVE Results Show

Election Day for Town-wide offices will be held on Tuesday, April 24th.

MATV will broadcast the results of the election LIVE from the Office of the Town Clerk beginning at 8 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).
It can also be viewed live online via Video OnDemand at the following URL:

Annual Town Meeting
LIVE Broadcast

The first night of the Annual Town Meeting will take place on Monday, May 7th.

MATV will broadcast Town Meeting LIVE from the Milton High School auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Government channel
(Comcast 8/RCN 3). 

It can also be viewed live online via Video OnDemand at the following URL:

Additional nights of Town Meeting will also be broadcast live on the same channel at the same time, until the completion of Town Meeting. 

Town-wide Candidate Debates

In addition to the Milton Speaks Candidates Forum, MATV will televise three debates among candidates for town-wide office that occur in April.
All will be broadcast, either live or taped (see below) on the
Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

The Fuller Village Debate

RECORDED – Check schedule for broadcast times and dates
Takes place Monday, April 9th, at 7:00pm at Fuller Village

The East Milton Neighborhood Association Candidates Forum

RECORDED – Check schedule for broadcast times and dates
Takes place Thursday, April 12th, at 7:30pm at East Congregational Church

The Milton Council on Aging Debate

Broadcast LIVE
Thursday, April 19th, at 1:30pm at the Council on Aging


Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!

Spring Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operators needed to cover MHS Spring Sports. 
-Boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, softball and rugby.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

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Discussing his acclaimed book “Dreaming the Beatles,” Rolling Stone magazine contributor, author and Milton native Rob Sheffield recently sat down for an on-stage interview with NPR music critic Amelia Mason for a fundraiser benefiting the Milton Library Foundation. Stick around after the interview for a performance from early-year Beatles cover band, Studio Two. This program is currently closing out the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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Another operatic treat comes to town with “A Glimpse into the Future,” the latest installment in the Milton Community Concerts series. This performance features up-and-coming, graduate-level opera talent from the New England Conservatory of Music delivering arias, scenes from operas and musical theater favorites. Catch this concert as it airs on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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An expert with a doctorate in Russian Literature, UMass Boston’s Patricia Suhrcke recently led a discussion of the Milton Reads 2018 novel, “A Gentleman in Moscow,” with an audience at Fuller Village. Delve deeper into the textures and secret structures of this book being read town-wide, as this lecture airs at 5 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

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The town’s public schools have many offerings in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Information Night was recently hosted by the school district, and parents with young children who want to learn about how these subjects are approached from the earliest grades onward can tune in when it airs at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

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Get the inside scoop on what’s in store for library patrons during the month of April in the new Milton Public Library Update, including book recommendations and a tech tip of the month. Catch this informative half-hour Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Gardening teacher and writer Betsy Williams recently stopped by Fuller Village to share her expertise on the increasingly popular technique of growing plants in containers, including large fruiting species like cucumbers and tomatoes. Learn the tricks to success in this down-to-earth presentation.

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The Caribbean sounds of the Dorchester-based Tempo International Rhythm Section are featured on the newest episode of “You’ve Got to Have Art.” In addition to performing with some some truly unique instruments, group members sit down with host Jeff Stoodt to talk about the meaning behind their music and its cultural roots. 

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Were you happy that “The Shape of Water” won the Oscar for Best Picture, or were you upset with the Academy’s choices? Eileen Maher closes out Hollywood’s awards season with another new episode of “Reel Talk” that looks at the aftermath of Oscar night.

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With a new set of stage lights, a new piano and a new snappy format, the Milton Art Center Open Mic is back with an updated installment of its monthly series. The wayfaring Bill Anderson is the featured performer, with original compositions on guitar.

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Archaeology is an ongoing pursuit at the Wakefield Estate, and that’s what the latest installment of the Stone Soup Speaker Series is all about. The former director of the summer archaeology institute at the estate, Dr. Sara Belkin, surveys the findings from five years of digs on the site where an Irish tenant farmer family lived in town during the 19th century. 

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For parents with children who will be entering the first grade in the fall, the Milton Public Schools recently held its Grade One Information Night presentation, covering topics such as curriculum, various programs for first-graders, and registration.

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Senegalese musician Mamadou Diop recently dropped by the Milton Public Library to put on a lively show for all ages featuring his signature West African-style drumming. The audience also got in on the act, and the kids at home can too, as this program, like the rest of out shows, can be viewed online OnDemand at any time.

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Dr. Scott Lutch, a cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Milton, recently spoke at the Council on Aging about the vitally direct link between wellness and lifestyle. This presentation is currently OnDemand too!

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American environmentalism in the past four decades, from Reagan to Trump, closes out Curry College professor Dr. Grant Burrier’s four-part lecture series on the subject from Fuller Village. If you’ve followed along so far, you won’t want to miss the conclusion of this course that finishes up with a look toward the future and where the human-environment relationship is headed.

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For some two decades, Stephen Kurkjian covered the Gardner Museum heist as its top reporter at the Boston Globe. The author recently visited Fuller Village to speak about his book on the subject and the $500 million art theft at-large.  

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Poet Paul Hostovsky joined Suzette Martinez Standring on the set of the latest episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to discuss his craft and work. The writer also shared some of his recent pieces, which count among their qualities humor and accessibility. The poet also discusses his career, motivations and process. 

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In the fourth annual installment of its annual charity concert, Milton Community Concerts once again brought a dizzying array of operatic talent to the First Parish Church stage with “Sing for Their Supper IV.” Hear your favorite arias from classic works as well as some 20th century standards by tuning in to this concert.

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Friday, 9am-1pm 
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