By Michael Lynch
MATV Executive Director
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.)
Fresh off their finalist nomination for Best Youth Program at the Mass Creator Awards, Mel and Gigi are back for 2019 with a sports-themed show, in honor of the Super Bowl and the Patriots’ appearance in the big game. The kid crew chats up Gigi after they get some exercise for their imaginations, and when she hangs out with Mel, everyone’s favorite naughty giraffe takes the idea of a “bowl” a little too literally. This episode is currently airing seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.
This month’s guest on “It’s All Write with Suzette” is giving the lowdown on a subject that has been getting a lot of attention recently: digestive health and the microbiome. Heather Anne Wise sits down with host Suzette Standring to talk about her new book “A Gut Feeling: Conquer Your Sweet Tooth by Tuning into Your Microbiome” that is all about demystifying the important role played by the beneficial, and sometimes unfriendly, bacteria that help us all digest our food. Tune in for this program Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.
The health benefits of local raw honey and bee pollen are up for examination on “A Fuller Life” this month. Michelle Wright-Urbano of Milton’s Billion Backyard Bee Project visited Fuller Village to explore “Healing Beverages from the Hive,” presenting smoothies, teas and elixirs that have myriad benefits, from energy boosts to reducing inflammation to being a sleep aid. Learn all about this and more when this episode airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel.
“The Intersectionality of Culture and Health Care” was the topic of a lecture recently delivered at BIDMC Hospital-Milton by Massachusetts General Hospital oncological Nurse Practitioner Leah Gordon. In her talk, the presenter, who has a doctorate in nursing education, examined health care through the lens of cultural competence, exploring the ways in which providers can be sensitive to patients’ diverse backgrounds in order to provide the best care. This talk, which is relevant to a wide variety of professions and interests, is currently airing during the Monday Forum on the Public channel at 6:30 p.m.