MATV Newsletter, April 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for April, 2019


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Taking Action in Washington, D.C.

MATV’s own Executive Director Michael Lynch was recently in Washington, D.C., joining the Alliance for Community Media for their “Hill Day activities.”

He, along with several other directors from across the country, made visits to Congressional offices asking Senators and Representatives to support community television and tell the FCC to back off its proposed rules on “in-kind” services. Every US Senator and Representative from Massachusetts has sent letters of opposition to the FCC.

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STUDIO CLOSINGS

Please note, the MATV studio will be closed on
Monday, April 22, in observance of the Easter holiday. 

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight
with “It’s All Write with Suzette”
host and producer Suzette Martinez Standring!


New Show Alert!
“A Nurse’s Knowledge”




MATV’s newest show is “A Nurse’s Knowledge, with Eileen,”
a short five-to-ten-minute health tips program with Nurse Eileen.

It debuts this month!

Tune in to the Public channel at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening to check it out, and we’ll also be dropping it into lots of other spots on the schedule, so keep an eye out.

Here’s to your health!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE,
HIGHLIGHTING DIABETIC FOOT HEALTH MONTH, WHICH IS APRIL!

Annual Town Meeting
LIVE Broadcast

The 2019 Milton Annual Town Meeting begins on 
Monday, May 6th, at the MHS Auditorium, at 7:30pm.  

MATV will broadcast Town Meeting LIVE 
on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

MATV will broadcast each additional night of Town Meeting,
same time and same channel, until its completion.

The broadcast can also be viewed live online
via Video OnDemand at the following URL: 
http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

Recordings of the live broadcasts will be uploaded to our
Video OnDemand website as quickly as they are able to be processed.

Townwide Election
LIVE Broadcast

The annual Townwide Election is on Tuesday, April 30th

MATV will broadcast LIVE election results 
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: 
http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

Save Public Access TV!

Sign the Petition to Congress to Stop the FCC!

The fight is still on to save Public Access Television!
The funding for Public Access TV stations, also known as PEG centers, is under an existential threat.

The FCC is proposing to redefine what a “franchise fee” is – and that change will radically reduce the level of monetary support available to run PEG access channels across the United States, including us here at Milton Access TV.

PEG access channels provide government coverage that allows transparency so citizens can monitor local government actions – something vital to the health of local democracy. PEG access channels also provide local content in communities produced by local residents. PEG channels are vital to a community, and if the FCC is successful in their rule making, PEG stations may no longer be in existence. 

Congress should stop the FCC from trying to re-write the 1984 Cable Act to financially starve local communities and our PEG channels in its rule-making (Docket NR 05-311).

We urge you to please follow the link below to send a petition to your local U.S. Congressional Representative.

https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/stop-fcc-from-defunding-peg-channels

Here is an example of what the petition says. (You are, however, allowed to customize it once you follow the link):

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, May  15th, 6pm – 7pm

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

The next Studio Production Class
will take place on May 22.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

The next Post Production Class will take place in July. Stay Tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA20, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

The next Field Production Class will be in June. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes,
please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org
or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

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


Spring Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS spring sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-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 for Milton High spring sports. 


I want to Learn more !

New Programs in Past 30 Days


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to watch the newest shows we have


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March is Music in Our Schools Month in town, and student musicians of all ages and genres have been performing and showing off their talents.

Kicking things off for MATV’s coverage of these concerts is the Strings Concert featuring Grades 5 through 12. A host of various arrangements and combinations of strings instruments are featured in this showcase, ranging from classical to pop and contemporary. It’s currently airing on the Education channel at 8:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Click here to watch it now!

Not to be outdone, the Grades 5 through 12 Band Concert also took place over the past weeks, bringing the flavor of woodwinds, brass and percussion to the MHS Auditorium stage. A wide variety of groups showcase a plethora of genres, from traditional all the way up to modern rock and roll. Tune in to the Education channel seven days a week at 7 p.m. for this program.

Click here to watch it now!

Many of the finest opera singers in the region once again descended on First Parish Milton church for the fifth annual Sing for Their Supper charity concert benefiting the Milton Food Pantry and the Milton Residents Fund. Arias abound in this set of performances that also includes a very entertaining and lighthearted piano duet. Tune in when this program airs on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Martin Quitt, Professor Emeritus of History at UMass Boston, continues the library’s Milton Reads “Hamilton” programming with a discussion on the musical, the Federalist pamphlets and the founding of the American Republic. Get into the nitty gritty of the history behind this smash Broadway hit when this lecture airs during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The “Garden Path” is back from its winter break to ring in the advent of spring with a new episode featuring the early season growing preparations at Brookwood Community Farm in Canton. Host Christine Paxhia takes us inside the greenhouse for an inside look at how the foundations are laid for what will be on the dinner plate in a few months, from soil preparation to seed planting, planning and talking to the volunteers that make it all possible. This will be the first in a multi-part series on a season of growing produce at Brookwood. Tune in to the Public channel Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 11 a.m. for this new program.

Click here to watch it now!

Clinical psychologist and author Beth Kurland recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about her newest book, “Dancing on the Tightrope: Transcending the Habits of Your Mind & Awakening to Your Fullest Life.” Pulling from over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, this week’s guest discusses practical strategies for getting out of our own heads, touching on topics such as mindfulness, living in the present and learning to control the negative, self-defeating thought patterns that many people have found to be holding them back in life. This easy-to-digest discussion is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Eileen Maher does her post-Oscar wrap-up on a new episode of “Reel Talk,” looking back at the winners and losers, and giving her take on the outcomes. Should “Green Book” have won the big prize for Best Picture? Eileen will surely hash it out. Plus as a bonus, she went to see the new impossibly cute family of llamas at the Wakefield Estate. Be sure to catch this new installment when it airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

On a special single-topic episode of “Fuller Talks,” the town’s top two schools officials, Mary Gormley and Glenn Pavlicek, sat down with the panel to discuss the impending classroom crunch in town, where due to population growth, some 26 additional classrooms will be needed over the next 10 years according to estimates. The panel had a chance to pepper these officials with questions that dig into the problem as well as where the solution-finding process is at the moment. Tune in for this hot-topic discussion when it airs at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Fitness and health consultant Daisy Tenacious is the guest on a new episode of “Broad Appeal,” sharing her story of how she took her experience of getting back in shape after having her first child and turned it into a successful business. There are also tips for being smart and healthy in your workouts and your diet, as well as some advice for anyone trying to build a brand on social media. Tune in for this episode that is currently airing OnDemand. Tune in Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel for new episodes.

Click here to watch it now!

Kicking off the “Hamilton”-themed library programming for Milton Reads month, Boston Conservatory Associate Professor or Theater Chris Caggiano recently delivered a lecture that looks at the history of American musical theater, using the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” as a jumping-off point, with a look at the influence that particular work has had on the genre. Catch this talk on our Video OnDemand webpage.

Click here to watch it now!

UMass Boston Professor of History Julie Winch helped close out Black History Month at the library with a talk about an often overlooked area of African-American history that is featured in her book “Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War.” In this lecture, she focuses in on her research about one man in particular, following him through military service and across the Atlantic Ocean to a British prison, touching on many important topics of history and culture along the way. Turn to the Public channel during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. for this presentation.

Click here to watch it now!

Did you know that antibiotics are completely ineffective for treating viral infections? And even when someone has a bacterial infection, it’s not always best to take an antibiotic. This month on “Talk of the Town,” a doctor, a nurse and a medical school student come to the set to discuss a worldwide health crisis that stands to affect every single human: the overprescription of antibiotics. Host Brian Kelley and his panel of experts examine how antibiotics actually work, why their overuse is creating treatment-resistant “superbugs,” and how to be a knowledgeable user of these powerful drugs. This episode airs at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Hurling is an Irish sport full of action, speed and skill, and in the new St. Patrick’s Day of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” one of the kid crew members who plays the game is showing Gigi and everyone else how it all works. Learn some new sign language and even capture a leprechaun in this episode that 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.

Click here to watch it now!

For the layperson, there’s a lot of jargon that gets in the way of understanding the basics of digital technologies. MIT visiting lecturer and author Mark Stuart Day recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about his new book, “Bits to Bitcoin: How Our Digital Stuff Works,” which sets out to explain some of those slippery computer topics in simplified terms that anyone can grasp. Tune in for a digestible discussion on computer security, the cloud, the blockchain and more via our Video OnDemand webpage.

Click here to watch it now!

On New Year’s Day, 1984, 24-year-old Kevin Walsh rigged himself to 57 helium-filled balloons and took off a mile into the sky. Now, this Milton resident has written a book about his experience, including the FAA investigation into the incident, called “57 Balloons,” and he recently visited the Milton Public Library to deliver an author talk. This presentation is currently airing OnDemand.

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
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Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)Public (Comcast 9/RCN 13)Education (Comcast 22/RCN 15) Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.


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