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.)
“Talk of the Town” is all about consumer protection with this month’s guest, chief of staff and general counsel of the state’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Greg White. Host Brian Kelley conducts a wide-ranging interview about the office’s services, including their regulation on contractors, banks and other businesses, as well as what to do in situations that feel like scams or fraud. Tune in to learn how to protect yourself and what resources are available when this program airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).
The annual Milton Music Fest and Fireworks was “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ’n Roll” this year, and the entire concert was captured by MATV cameras. Musical acts the Neville Sisters, Doc Ellis Band, Co-Pilot, and headliner Country Mile held down the stage at Hutchinson’s Field, with spectacular fireworks to cap the evening off. Catch all this as well as scenes from around the festival as this program airs on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The day after the Music Fest, Milton Hill turned green for the annual Celtic Sunday festivities with an entire afternoon of Irish music and fun. The lineup included Anto Crossey, Sean O’Toole, Colm O’Brien, Erin’s Melody, The Fenian Sons, Curragh’s Fancy, Devri, Pauline Wells, The Young Wolfetones and Cherry Orchard. Tune in for the entire show when it airs on the Education channel at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In this month’s episode of “The Great American Songbook,” host Jeff Stoodt takes a look at the work and life of Stephen Sondheim. Most highly appreciated for his lyrics written for some of the most famous musicals of the 20th Century, including “West Side Story,” Sondheim has been writing prolifically since 1954. Vocalists studying at university join Jeff in presenting many of these familiar tunes as this program airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.