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What’s New on MATV, Dec. 14, 2017

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.

Jordan Marsh was the biggest department store chain in the country in the 1970s, and this Boston-based retailer was as innovative as it was iconic. Boston history expert and prolific author Anthony Sammarco returned to the Council on Aging recently to give a talk about the business that unified department store shopping under one roof, as well as housed the famous Enchanted Village for decades, among other memorable accomplishments. Take a look back at this New England original, as this presentation airs at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

The “Fuller Life” Holiday Special is here! Take a tour of the Fuller Village Holiday Craft Fair with Nancy Kearns, see what goods there are on offer, and sing along (or just listen) to the Fuller Chorus as they bring the festive cheer. This program is currently airing on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Every month it seems like there is more and more to talk about, and the Fuller Talks roundtable is breaking it all down for you. The DCR Deer Hunt, changes to the MBTA, and the GOP tax bill are all on the table, along with some coffee and snacks. This brand new episode 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).

What’s New on MATV, Dec. 7, 2017

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.

A new Milton Historical Society talk by Bob Begin focuses on the roots of the conflict in the Middle East as they relate to World War I, the Arab Revolt, and T. E. Lawrence, famously known in the Western world as Lawrence of Arabia. All at odds over the contested region, the crumbling Ottoman Empire, the Germans, the British and the soon-to-be-liberated Arabs would engage in a struggle that in many ways has yet to be resolved. This look back at a pivotal time in history is currently airing during the Monday Night Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Many of the literary giants of New York City spent a good deal of time in favorite watering holes, sipping on drinks while scribbling in their notebooks. Author Delia Cabe has chronicled these inspirational taprooms in a new book, “Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go To Drink,” and she was the most recent guest on Suzette Standring’s “It’s All White with Suzette.” Tune in for this libatious deliberation when it airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

It’s time to get festive with Gigi Giraffe and the Kid Crew, as “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” celebrates the holidays in a brand new episode. Gigi learns all about the ways different cultures celebrate this time of year (while also showing off her new scarf), the kids show their friends at home how to make some snowman masks out of paper plates, and Mel opens up maybe the biggest viewer mail of all time! Grab some hot cocoa and join in the fun as this episode airs all December long, seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

The library is hosting lots of events in December, especially while the kids are off from school around Christmas. Get a breakdown of what the different departments at the MPL have to offer over the next month as the librarians give the lowdown on events and programs for kids, teens and adults. The “Page Turner” library update is currently airing Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

What’s New on MATV, Dec. 1, 2017

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.

MATV is proud to announce the launch of a brand new original program, “Broad Appeal: A Show about Boss Women and Queen Bees” hosted Melissa Fassel Dunn, featuring interviews with strong female leaders and entrepreneurs from Milton and the surrounding area, as well as variety segments that are useful and fun. In the inaugural episode, Melissa sits down with Nora Yousif, a financial planner and speaker who hosts the popular Women, Wine and Wall St. series, which is coming to the Eustis Estate Museum over the next few months. “Broad Appeal” is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) every Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. and Thursday morning at 9 a.m., with new episodes each month.

“Talk of the Town” recently welcomed former state Rep. Gerard Doherty (1957-65) to the MATV studio to discuss his new political memoir, “They Were My Friends — Jack, Bob and Ted,” looking back on his relationship with the three Kennedy brothers and the sizeable role he played in their political careers, including as chairman of the state Democratic Party from 1962 to 1967. From a chance encounter at a parade with an up-and-coming John Kennedy, to formative conversations on health care with a bed-bound Ted Kennedy following the future senator’s 1964 plane crash, Doherty’s stories shed new light on the biggest issues and people in 20th Century American politics. This hour-long interview is currently airing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Environmentalism in America is the topic of a new series of lectures delivered at Fuller Village by Curry College professor of politics and history Dr. Grant Burrier. Kicking off this four-part forum is an overview of the movement’s deep local roots, with an examination of the work of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, as well as Transcendentalist thinkers and writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Part I of this series is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

What’s New on MATV, Nov. 23, 2017

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 breaking the Guinness World Record for continuous accordion-playing (32 hours), world-champion accordionist Cory Pesaturo recently stopped by the MATV studio for a performance and interview with Jeff Stoodt on a new episode of “You’ve Got To Have Art.” Pesaturo discusses his craft and fascinating life as a musician, during which he has has broken one barrier after the next, and brought his instrument to a new level in the eyes of musicians around the globe. Tune in for this program, which is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Thursdays at 4 p.m., Mondays at 1 p.m. and all weekend long, also at 1 p.m.

The letters of John and Abigail Adams are the focus of a new lecture series at Fuller Village delivered by Curry College Professor Emeritus of history and politics Dr. John Hill. The first in this four-part conversation focuses on the Adams’ discourse on what virtues are necessary in a  citizenry in order to sustain a democracy, among those being public spirit, frugality, industriousness, justice and serving one’s fellow man. This program is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jude Johnstone stopped by the Milton Art Center as the most recent performer in their Fall 2017 Music Series. Songs from Johnstone’s prolific catalogue have been covered by beloved entertainers such as Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash and Stevie Nicks, and the composer brings them to Milton herself in this intimate concert. It is currently airing on Music Thursdays at 6 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Immediately following Jude Johnstone, get as local as local gets with this month’s MAC Open Mic, featuring musicians and artists from your neighborhood. The newest installment of this monthly forum of singer-songwriters, minstrels, poets and performers returns, with regulars as well as some newcomers, currently airing on Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

What’s New on MATV, Nov. 16, 2017

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.

Milton came together to honor its veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in many ways this past Veterans Day weekend, and MATV is currently broadcasting two of these events:

-Playing seven days a week at noon on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) is the 2017 Veterans Day Observance at Town Hall, with a focus this year on those who served in the Vietnam War.

veterans day Massachusetts Cunningham milton-Immediately following this program at 1 p.m., also seven days a week, is the annual Cunningham/Collicot Veterans Day Ceremony, which includes essays read by students and featured speaker Dr. Michael Fitzsimons of Massachusetts General Hospital, a former longtime military doctor.

A fun new episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette” premieres this week, with guest Randy Ross, a writer and performer whose newly-published first novel, “God Bless Cambodia,” follows a perpetually single protagonist around the world on his search for love and fulfillment. This episode is full of laughs and insight. It’s currently playing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Musician Diane Taraz sings and plays authentic music from the Revolutionary War at the Milton Public Library, as the Milton Historical Society presents “Songs of the Revolution.” Traditional instruments and garb are just one part of this multifaceted show, which features not just the tunes that were played during the birth of our nation but also the stories behind them. This program is currently airing on Monday evenings at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Another legendary composer of the 20th Century comes to life in a new episode of “The Great American Songbook” that takes a look at the career and craft of Hoagy Carmichael. Host and vocalist Jeff Stoodt is joined by his backing jazz band and guest singers, performing selected pieces from the Carmichael catalogue while also providing analysis and historical context. Tune in for this musical journey as it airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

What’s New on MATV, Nov. 9, 2017

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.

As the Mueller investigation heats up, along with the Congressional push for tax cuts, Fuller Talks is packing more and more into its half-hour of political discussion. This month, the roundtable takes a look at the year’s Nobel Prize winners, possible solutions to excessive traffic in town and on the South Shore, major changes to the Massachusetts insurance industry, and more topics of the day. This program 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).

Dr. Steven Hatch, author of the book “Inferno: A Doctor’s Ebola Story,” recently gave a talk at the Milton Public Library about his experiences in Liberia working as an infectious disease specialist during the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, where he helped establish an emergency treatment facility for the deadly disease. Also widening out to look at the socio-political scope of the epidemic, this talk offers a unique perspective on a crisis that captivated communities around the globe. Catch this program as it airs during Monday Night Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

This month’s episode of “A Fuller Life” takes a look at the myriad and varied paintings of resident and prolific artist Myrtle Flight, who talks about her craft, inspirations and techniques. Host Gladys Hampton helps guide a tour through the painter’s apartment among pastels, oils, drawings, watercolors and more. Tune in for this program as it airs Wednesday evenings, at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

Kids ages 0-5 can join in the good times and sing and dance along with children’s entertainer Mama Steph, as she plays guitar, sings and tells fun and educational stories with a cast of puppets and other helpers. On this new episode of the Library Children’s Hour, there will be classic favorite sing-a-longs as well as fresh new tunes. This program airs at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

What’s New on MATV, Nov. 2, 2017

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Please note, MATV will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

We’ve also just launched an updated version of our Video OnDemand service via our website, http://www.miltonaccesstv.org, with new organization, layout and features. There’s a video in our November e-newsletter explaining how to use everything. We hope you find it useful.

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.

Former Boston Bruins star Terry O’Reilly recently led the official Bruins Alumni team in a hockey game against Milton Youth Hockey coaches at a full-capacity Ulin Rink. The game raised money for the youth hockey program, and showcased many familiar Bruins players from over the years.  The MATV recording of this event is currently airing on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. after Monday Forum concludes, as well as Thursdays at noon, both on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

The Master Plan Implementation Committee recently held a joint meeting with the Selectmen and the Planning Board for a discussion of Milton Landing/Wharf Area planning efforts. Major changes are being proposed at the waterfront on the Neponset River estuary. Tune in to see what the plan is and watch the discussion as this program airs at noon on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) seven days a week.


 

The annual Fall into Reading event at the Milton Public Library featured a wide variety of local authors showcasing their recently published books. From bestsellers to first-timers, from fiction to wellness to children’s books, this rapid-fire program is a great way to learn about what the writers from in and around town have to offer. It will air during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m.