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.)
Dr. Andrew Budson is one of the top scholars and clinicians in the world in the field of human memory, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In a recent lecture he gave at Fuller Village, he discussed his new book, “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory,” sharing practical tips for recognizing what are normal changes to memory and what are causes for concern, strategies for dealing with memory impairment, as well as promising new research into treatments for Alzheimer’s. Tune in to hear from this world-class expert on neurology and memory care as this talk airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).
Get tips on how to craft your own early-20th Century vintage style, as well as learn about the fashion of Ancient Egypt, in a new lecture from art historian and Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Manassa Darnell, who teaches at the University of Hartford and wears vintage, mostly from the 1920s, nearly every day. This talk is part of the Eustis Estate’s ongoing special exhibition, “Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England,” and it is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.
Connie Spiros, along with a neighborhood pal, kicks up some classic favorites on a new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen.” Chocolate-chip “blondie” brownies, a Waldorf salad, and some not-your-everyday mac and cheese are all on the menu. Learn the important concepts and tricks to make your own versions of these dishes sing, as this program airs on the public channel Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.
Ukuleles, guitars, drum sets, keyboards, vocals, harmony — it’s all part of the July edition of the Milton Art Center Open Mic. Solo acts, duets and full bands play everything from folk to rock, and most of them are faces you’ll probably recognize. The Open Mic is currently airing on Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.
Kids can get silly while learning all about drums and other percussion musical instruments in a new installment of the Library Children’s Hour featuring Mystic Drumz. Kooky characters, dance- and sing-a-longs, and a license to have fun are all part of this interactive performance featuring djembes, talking drums, cymbals, a musical frog and more. Tune in as it airs at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Public channel.