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What’s New on MATV, May 10, 2018

Rousanna Gevondian Curvelo, co-founder of Violet Skin Care, is the guest on “Broad Appeal” this month. Host Melissa Fassel Dunn interviews this former nurse about her jump into …

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.)

Click here to watch it now!

Rousanna Gevondian Curvelo, co-founder of Violet Skin Care, is the guest on “Broad Appeal” this month. Host Melissa Fassel Dunn interviews this former nurse about her jump into entrepreneurship, specific products targeted at unique consumer groups like babies with medical issues and cancer patients, as well as some of her favorite low-cost health and beauty tips. Tune in when this episode airs Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. as well as Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

Click here to watch it now!

Dealing with phone and computer scams is a daily task, and Elder Affairs Officer Patty Mandeville recently gave a talk at the Council on Aging where she went over the most common current scams as well as strategies for how to be prepared to protect yourself. She was joined by Norfolk County Deputy Sheriff Sheryl Bambery, who explained the senior “Are You OK?” program, which gives regular phone calls to senior citizens to check on their wellbeing. This presentation is currently airing on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel.

 

Click here to watch it now!

Ariana Iris is the guest on “It’s All Write with Suzette.” With her new illustrated children’s book “Lil Buddie and Me,” this former biotech professional discusses pursuing self-publishing, as well as her goal of writing something for her own children that would help them get to sleep as well as learn important lessons. Catch this new episode on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

What’s New on MATV, May 3, 2018

Reforms to the juvenile justice system are the topic of the day on a new single-issue episode of “Fuller Talks.” Special guest Hon. Jay Blitzman, first justice in the …

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.)

Click here to watch it now!

Reforms to the juvenile justice system are the topic of the day on a new single-issue episode of “Fuller Talks.” Special guest Hon. Jay Blitzman, first justice in the Middlesex County Juvenile Court, joins the panel to discuss the current state of Massachusetts law enforcement as it relates to young people, examine problems in the system and take a look at possible solutions. Tune in for this enlightening discourse when it airs at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

Click here to watch it now!

Sweden is the destination in a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” where Gigi learns about the country’s culture, food and language. And the kid crew welcomes spring with a seasonal poem that they learn how to tell in sign language. Join in the fun when this kid-friendly show airs 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!

Some big events are coming to the Milton Public Library in May, including a talk from Amor Towles, the bestselling author of Milton Reads 2018 book “A Gentleman in Moscow.” Hear straight from your town librarians what’s in store, as well as pick up some useful recommendations, at this month’s library update program airs on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

MATV Newsletter, May 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter

Announcements

Expanded Studio Hours

 

-Effective June 1, 2018, MATV is happy to be able to offer expanded evening hours two days a week! 

-The MATV Studio at Pierce Middle School will now be open every Wednesday and Thursday night until 8pm.


Weekly Studio Hours

Monday 9am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 11am – 8pm
Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 1pm

 

Studio Closings

-The MATV Studio will be closed on Friday, May 4, as the staff will be attending the MassAccess Annual Conference in Danvers, Mass.  Learn more about MassAccess and the Spring Conference by clicking here.

-The studio will also be closed in observation of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. But don’t worry, MATV cameras will be out in town recording the annual Memorial Day Observance and parade to be broadcast later that week. 

Monthly Orientation

-This month’s orientation will take place on Thursday, May 17th, 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 info@miltonaccesstv.org or call 617-698-0814.

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: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

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

Milton High Graduation LIVE Coverage

The Milton High School Class of 2018 will graduate on Sunday, June 3.

MATV will broadcast the 2018 Commencement Exercises LIVE from the Copeland Field House beginning at 2pm on Sunday, June 3, on town-wide cable on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

A live stream of the event will also be available via the MATV Video OnDemand website at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live

DVDs of the ceremony will be available through MATV for $15 each. Please contact us at info@miltonaccesstv.org or 617-698-0814 to request DVDs.

 

Legislative Update

 

From Michael Lynch, MATV Executive Director
Re: Contract Negotiations between Comcast and the Town of Milton

“The license between Comcast and the Town of Milton is up for renewal in October of this year. This license dictates how Comcast delivers TV programming to its subscribers, how Comcast will handle service calls and complaints, the Institutional Network (INET) which is the lifeline that connects all town buildings including the schools, and PEG (public, education, and government) TV.

The town is in the ascertainment process, and so far has had one public hearing. Many residents attended and voiced their support for the continuation and increase of PEG funding. Requests for High Definition channels and programs appearing in the Electronic Programming Guide were heard. Town Department heads came to request that the INET remain as it is today.

The negotiation process between the Town of Milton and Comcast has been smooth, and both sides are working well together to reach a final agreement. Another hearing may be scheduled in the upcoming months; if so residents will be notified.”

Opportunities

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

Click here to watch it now!

Dylan Brody, who has written for Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show,” opened for David Sedaris and authored an award-winning play, among other accolades, recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” for an interview. Along with a brief performance, the humorist discussed thoughts on how to commit to writing on a regular basis, finding comfort on stage without pandering to the audience and the subtle differences between telling jokes and funny stories. This new episode is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Harold Arlen, the prolific early-20th century composer of many popular favorites including “The Wizard of Oz” theme “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” is the subject of exploration on a new episode of “Great American Songbook.” Host Jeff Stoodt delves into Arlen’s biography and catalogue, which many will find familiar. Tune in when this new episode airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Eileen Maher and co-host Paul Healy are back with a slew of movies reviews on a new episode of “Reel Talk.” Going under the microscope this month are blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Rampage,” Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” comedy thriller “Game Night,” and critically-acclaimed biopic “The Disaster Artist.” Catch this new installment Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

Click here to watch it now!

Residents got another chance to hear from the candidates for town-wide office at the recent Fuller Village Debate. Candidates went head-to-head, answered relevant questions from a moderator in this discussion with an eye toward the April 24 Town-wide Election. It is currently airing at seven days a week at 3 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

Click here to watch it now!

And at the final forum featuring candidates for the town-wide office, the East Milton Neighborhood Association’s Candidates Forum featured more of a back-and-forth between audience members and the candidates. Tune in for this candid session that is currently airing at seven days a week at 4 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

Click here to watch it now!

In a new episode, “My Town Matters” takes a look at the town-wide Solarize Milton solar energy initiative. Host Frank Schroth sits down to interview Sustainable Milton’s Laurie Macintosh and Henry MacLean about this program that incentivizes property owners to install solar panels, including a financial breakdown and testimonials from those who already have solar cells on their roofs. Catch this program as it airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

The Friends of the Milton Public Library recently hosted Toni Wiley, the executive director of Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, to talk about the work and history of her organization. This youth-oriented tennis club on Blue Hill Avenue helps local young people develop character and life opportunities through tennis and mentorship. This lecture is currently airing at 6:30 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The Nahanton Avenue Band was the featured performer at the April installment of the monthly Open Mic at the Milton Art Center. Catch all your favorite local performers as well, as the Open Mic airs in its usual time slot on Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

March is Music in Our Schools Month in the school district, with a number of concerts being held featuring student musicians. The MIOSM Strings Concert recently took place at MHS, featuring orchestral strings ensembles of varying sizes, compositions and styles. Tune in for this musical showcase seven days a week at 9 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

Click here to watch it now!

And right on the heels of the strings concert, the MIOSM Band Concert features woodwind, brass, percussion and other types of instruments. Tune in at 7 p.m., seven days a week, on the Education channel for this musical showcase.

Click here to watch it now!

Among the collections of the Wakefield Estate are original early-19th century works by Boston-based master furniture makers John and Thomas Seymour. In the latest of the Estate’s Stone Soup talks, furniture conservator Robert Mussey explores the deeper story behind the Seymour Collection, as well as the craftsmen’s legacy at-large. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church recently held its annual Good Friday Concert, this year featuring a performance of “Annelies,” a full-length choral work based on “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Tune in for this concert that examines the theme of perseverance in the face of adversity, as it airs during Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Residents rights in nursing homes is the topic in a new lecture from the Milton Council on Aging. Learn how nursing homes have changed over the decades, as well as find out how to ask the right questions and protect your own or loved ones’ rights when this informative talk airs on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Director of Editing Gerry D’Apollo is the guest chef on a brand new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen,” where he and host Connie Spiros prepare a surprisingly easy but delicious dirty rice and kielbasa dish, perfect for weeknight dinner, along with a slightly sweet cast-iron cornbread. Tune in for this latest installment Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m., both on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

“Broad Appeal” is featuring some very crafty design this month, with guest Allegra Murray who built her own company, The Petal Peddler’s Shop, that makes and sells floral jewelry, decorations and stationary made from the pages of old books. Join her and host Melissa Fassel Dunn for a discussion of how to build an artisan business from scratch on this new episode that is currently airing Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. as well as Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Resident Jim Dunphy has been refining his hobby of woodworking for years, making all kinds of intricate boxes, clocks, bowls, vessels and even smartphone amplifiers — that you don’t have to plug into anything. Take a tour through this craftsman’s works on a new episode of “A Fuller Life” when it airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The “Fuller Talks” panel is at it again, with their main topics of discussion covering the importance of youth participation in politics as well as privacy and data control on social media. Tune in for this and additional news analysis in a new episode that is airing at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

What’s New on MATV, April 26, 2018

Dylan Brody, who has written for Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show,” opened for David Sedaris and authored an award-winning play, among other accolades, recently stopped by …

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.)

Click here to watch it now!

Dylan Brody, who has written for Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show,” opened for David Sedaris and authored an award-winning play, among other accolades, recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” for an interview. Along with a brief performance, the humorist discussed thoughts on how to commit to writing on a regular basis, finding comfort on stage without pandering to the audience and the subtle differences between telling jokes and funny stories. This new episode is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

 

Click here to watch it now!

Harold Arlen, the prolific early-20th century composer of many popular favorites including “The Wizard of Oz” theme “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” is the subject of exploration on a new episode of “Great American Songbook.” Host Jeff Stoodt delves into Arlen’s biography and catalogue, which many will find familiar. Tune in when this new episode airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.

 

Click here to watch it now!

Eileen Maher and co-host Paul Healy are back with a slew of movies reviews on a new episode of “Reel Talk.” Going under the microscope this month are blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Rampage,” Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” comedy thriller “Game Night,” and critically-acclaimed biopic “The Disaster Artist.” Catch this new installment Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

What’s New on MATV, April 19, 2018

Residents got another chance to hear from the candidates for town-wide office at the recent Fuller Village Debate. Candidates went head-to-head, answered relevant questions from …

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.)

Click here to watch it now!

Residents got another chance to hear from the candidates for town-wide office at the recent Fuller Village Debate. Candidates went head-to-head, answered relevant questions from a moderator in this discussion with an eye toward the April 24 Town-wide Election. It is currently airing at seven days a week at 3 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

 

Click here to watch it now!

And at the final forum featuring candidates for the town-wide office, the East Milton Neighborhood Association’s Candidates Forum featured more of a back-and-forth between audience members and the candidates. Tune in for this candid session that is currently airing at seven days a week at 4 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

 

Click here to watch it now!

In a new episode, “My Town Matters” takes a look at the town-wide Solarize Milton solar energy initiative. Host Frank Schroth sits down to interview Sustainable Milton’s Laurie Macintosh and Henry MacLean about this program that incentivizes property owners to install solar panels, including a financial breakdown and testimonials from those who already have solar cells on their roofs. Catch this program as it airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

Click here to watch it now!

The Friends of the Milton Public Library recently hosted Toni Wiley, the executive director of Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, to talk about the work and history of her organization. This youth-oriented tennis club on Blue Hill Avenue helps local young people develop character and life opportunities through tennis and mentorship. This lecture is currently airing at 6:30 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

 

Click here to watch it now!

The Nahanton Avenue Band was the featured performer at the April installment of the monthly Open Mic at the Milton Art Center. Catch all your favorite local performers as well, as the Open Mic airs in its usual time slot on Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

What’s New on MATV, April 12, 2018

March is Music in Our Schools Month in the school district, with a number of concerts being held featuring student musicians. The MIOSM Strings Concert …

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.)

Click here to watch it now!

March is Music in Our Schools Month in the school district, with a number of concerts being held featuring student musicians. The MIOSM Strings Concert recently took place at MHS, featuring orchestral strings ensembles of varying sizes, compositions and styles. Tune in for this musical showcase seven days a week at 9 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

 

Click here to watch it now!

And right on the heels of the strings concert, the MIOSM Band Concert features woodwind, brass, percussion and other types of instruments. Tune in at 7 p.m., seven days a week, on the Education channel for this musical showcase.

 

Click here to watch it now!

Among the collections of the Wakefield Estate are original early-19th century works by Boston-based master furniture makers John and Thomas Seymour. In the latest of the Estate’s Stone Soup talks, furniture conservator Robert Mussey explores the deeper story behind the Seymour Collection, as well as the craftsmen’s legacy at-large. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

Click here to watch it now!

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church recently held its annual Good Friday Concert, this year featuring a performance of “Annelies,” a full-length choral work based on “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Tune in for this concert that examines the theme of perseverance in the face of adversity, as it airs during Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

What’s New on MATV, April 5, 2018

Residents rights in nursing homes is the topic in a new lecture from the Milton Council on Aging. Learn how nursing homes have changed over the decades, as well as find out how to …

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.)

Click here to watch it now!

Residents rights in nursing homes is the topic in a new lecture from the Milton Council on Aging. Learn how nursing homes have changed over the decades, as well as find out how to ask the right questions and protect your own or loved ones’ rights when this informative talk airs on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Director of Editing Gerry D’Apollo is the guest chef on a brand new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen,” where he and host Connie Spiros prepare a surprisingly easy but delicious dirty rice and kielbasa dish, perfect for weeknight dinner, along with a slightly sweet cast-iron cornbread. Tune in for this latest installment Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m., both on the Public channel.

 

Click here to watch it now!

“Broad Appeal” is featuring some very crafty design this month, with guest Allegra Murray who built her own company, The Petal Peddler’s Shop, that makes and sells floral jewelry, decorations and stationary made from the pages of old books. Join her and host Melissa Fassel Dunn for a discussion of how to build an artisan business from scratch on this new episode that is currently airing Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. as well as Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

 

Click here to watch it now!

Resident Jim Dunphy has been refining his hobby of woodworking for years, making all kinds of intricate boxes, clocks, bowls, vessels and even smartphone amplifiers — that you don’t have to plug into anything. Take a tour through this craftsman’s works on a new episode of “A Fuller Life” when it airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., all on the Public channel.

 

Click here to watch it now!

The “Fuller Talks” panel is at it again, with their main topics of discussion covering the importance of youth participation in politics as well as privacy and data control on social media. Tune in for this and additional news analysis in a new episode that is airing at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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 …

Announcements

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 info@miltonaccesstv.org 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: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

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: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

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

Opportunities

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

Click here to watch it now!

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).

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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).

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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. 

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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. 


Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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!

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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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What’s New on MATV, March 29, 2018

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 …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

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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.

What’s New on MATV, March 22, 2018

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 …

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.)

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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 from this down-to-earth presentation that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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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. Tune in when this episode airs on the Public channel Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 4 p.m.

 

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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. This new installment is currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.