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MATV Newsletter, September 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for September, 2019


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Did you know…. that Milton has a state of the art TV studio? Well…It does, and the TV studio is located at the Pierce Middle School (entrance around back).

Have you been here before? If not, that’s ok, here is your chance! Milton Access Television is having an Open House on Thursday, October 3rd from 5pm – 7pm. Come on down and see the studio, hear what we have to offer and learn about volunteer opportunities. You’ll have a chance to see the equipment we use, see our edit stations and take a tour of the control room and studio. You may even have the chance to be a part of the crew of a “live” show being taped that night!

The open house is a great opportunity to meet the producers, other volunteers and the staff to see what opportunities you might be interested in. Milton Access TV is looking for anyone who has an interest in film, TV production, editing and operating a camera. We need volunteers to assist on productions of shows originating in here in town. 

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP to mike@miltonaccesstv.org. Open house will begin at 5pm. If spots fill up for October, we will hold another open house in November.

Announcements

The MATV studio will be closed on Monday, September 2,
in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
“A Fuller Life” host and producer Blossom Glassman


Opportunities

Train to be an MATV camera operator for the fall

Interested in learning production while earning some money?
We need camera operators to cover MHS sports in the fall.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

Film jobs boston milton

I want to Learn more !

New Programs in Past 30 Days


Click here
to watch the newest shows we have


Or click on the screenshots below to go straight to Video OnDemand and watch them instantly!

With back-to-school, it pays to know what’s happening at the Milton Public Library. Swing into fall with all the new programs available to Miltonians at the library by tuning in for the September “Page Turner” library update. Hear straight from the librarians about what’s happening this month, plus get some helpful tips and learn all about the library’s summer intern’s project on media literacy. This update is currently airing 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!

“Reel Talk with Eileen Maher” is kicking off the fall with some new reviews of some bigtime blockbusters. On the hotseat this month are “The Lion King,” “Good Boys,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and, from HBO films, “Deadwood The Movie.” She’s also got some other small reviews to quench your thirst and get you dancing, so tune in when this new episode airs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Public channel at 8 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

“Steppin’ Up to the Plate” host Michael Vega dropped by the practice field to shoot a special MHS Wildcat football season preview episode. Hear from Coach Dembo and lots more on this gridiron primer that is currently airing seven days a week at 6:30 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

World traveller and Fuller Village resident Miriam Roos recently returned to southeast Asia, visiting many of the countries in the region. She took countless pictures, which she uses in this interview to contrast the different stops on her tour, highlighting her many anecdotes. Get some insider tips and perspective from someone who has been to all seven continents when this telling of a travel memoir airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Yo-yo master Brett Outchcunis, better known as “Ooch,” recently took over the community room at the Milton Public Library for a dazzling display of all kinds of yo-yo tricks. In this new installment of the Library Children’s Hour, kids can join in for a high-energy presentation that is lots of fun and combines impressive tricks with explanations and learning, not to mention lots of laughs. This program is currently airing at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The Winiker Band, once dubbed “Boston’s house band” by The Boston Globe, finished off the Fuller Village Gazebo Concert season this past week with their jazzy, big band, swinging sound and personable performance. This concert was an homage to summer, as the trio played the songs that have defined the hot season over the years, as far back as the mid-1800s and up to modernity. Join in the enjoyment when it airs during Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Medford writer Marc Zappulla was the guest on the most recent episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” where he sat down to discuss his latest novel, a heist thriller titled “Miami Underground.” With host Suzette Martinez Standring, the discussion ranges from craft to career, also covering the guest’s projects that included ghost-writing autobiographies for some big name sports stars. Tune in for this new program when it airs 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!

“Fuller Talks” is celebrating its three-year anniversary this month with its 30th episode. To mark the occasion, the panelists invited MATV Director of Original Programming Tom Pilla to join the dais to talk about how the show began, and to look back at how it has evolved over the years. And then stick around for a discussion of the town’s efforts to get more financial support from its nonprofit institutions via the PILOT program. This episode is currently airing on the Public channel at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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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What’s New on MATV, August 15, 2019

World traveller and Fuller Village resident Miriam Roos recently returned to southeast Asia, visiting many of the countries in the region. She took countless pictures, which she uses …

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.)

World traveller and Fuller Village resident Miriam Roos recently returned to southeast Asia, visiting many of the countries in the region. She took countless pictures, which she uses in this interview to contrast the different stops on her tour, highlighting her many anecdotes. Get some insider tips and perspective from someone who has been to all seven continents when this telling of a travel memoir airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Yo-yo master Brett Outchcunis, better known as “Ooch,” recently took over the community room at the Milton Public Library for a dazzling display of all kinds of yo-yo tricks. In this new installment of the Library Children’s Hour, kids can join in for a high-energy presentation that is lots of fun and combines impressive tricks with explanations and learning, not to mention lots of laughs. This program is currently airing at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The Winiker Band, once dubbed “Boston’s house band” by The Boston Globe, finished off the Fuller Village Gazebo Concert season this past week with their jazzy, big band, swinging sound and personable performance. This concert was an homage to summer, as the trio played the songs that have defined the hot season over the years, as far back as the mid-1800s and up to modernity. Join in the enjoyment when it airs during Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

What’s New on MATV, August 8, 2019

This week, MATV is proud to premiere a brand new show, “Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real,” that takes an inside look at how doctors apply the healthy lifestyle prescriptions they give to …

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.)

This week, MATV is proud to premiere a brand new show, “Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real,” that takes an inside look at how doctors apply the healthy lifestyle prescriptions they give to patients to their own lives. Created and hosted by Dr. Monique Tello, a Mass. General Hospital primary care physician and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, the show talks directly to doctors to see what parts of their own advice they are actually using themselves.

In the first episode, resident and psychologist Dr. Laurie Etre talks about how a serious battle for her own health transformed the way she takes care of herself, sharing her fitness and mental health regimens, along with a special demonstration segment on making fresh vegetable juice at home. Learn from the health experts by seeing what they do, not just hearing what they say, when this program airs on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Medford writer Marc Zappulla was the guest on the most recent episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” where he sat down to discuss his latest novel, a heist thriller titled “Miami Underground.” With host Suzette Martinez Standring, the discussion ranges from craft to career, also covering the guest’s projects that included ghost-writing autobiographies for some big name sports stars. Tune in for this new program when it airs 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!

“Fuller Talks” is celebrating its three-year anniversary this month with its 30th episode. To mark the occasion, the panelists invited MATV Director of Original Programming Tom Pilla to join the dais to talk about how the show began, and to look back at how it has evolved over the years. And then stick around for a discussion of the town’s efforts to get more financial support from its nonprofit institutions via the PILOT program. This episode is currently airing on the Public channel at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Newsletter, August 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for August, 2019


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Dear Members of the Milton Access TV Community,

Two developments have occurred over the past few weeks that look to have a major impact on the future of public access television and local media.

First, yesterday, the FCC voted 3-2 to adopt its proposed Third Rule and Order in the Section 621 cable franchising, which is the regulatory change we have been telling you about for the past year that threatens the existence of public access television as we know it. The final draft of the order has not been released, but I can give you some information about it and how it may affect Milton. 

At the heart of the matter is that the order allows cable providers to count so-called “in-kind” contributions toward their franchise fee payments to a town or city. In-kind contributions are defined as “any non-monetary contributions related to the provision of cable services provided by cable operators as a condition or requirement of a local franchise agreement.”  These services include cable drops to town buildings, non-capital costs in support of PEG access and costs attributable to I-NETs. 

The most significant of these non-capital costs is “channel capacity” – essentially the value of providing a channel on a cable provider’s broadcast system, figured at fair-market value – as an in-kind contribution toward the company’s franchise fee payment obligation to the town. Up until now, local channels have been provided at no cost in addition to the franchise fee. Now, the fee received by the town could be reduced by the “cost” of providing the channels. Having to pay market price for Milton’s three TV stations out of its franchise fee, which is capped at 5% of a cable provider’s revenue in the municipality, would likely devastate Milton Access TV funding. The (somewhat) good news is that the FCC has, for now, deferred on the issue of deciding exactly what the fair-market value of local access channel capacity is, citing the complexity of making the calculation. While we are “safe” for now, the FCC indicated they would like to rule on channel capacity within the year. 

The order also allows the municipal I-NET to be charged against the 5% franchise fee cap. Luckily, Milton has a separate side agreement with Comcast that allows for Milton to pay for the continued use and maintenance of the current I-NET. That agreement is at a small cost to the town and is in effect for five years. 

Here in Massachusetts, we have the highest concentration of PEG access centers across the country. Our Commonwealth stands to lose the most from the implementation of the 621 order. FCC Commissioners Rosenworcel and Starks, who both voted against the order, cited the harmful impact this decision will have. As we gather more information we will convey that information to you, including how you can help protect PEG channels. The national Alliance for Community Media has issued a press release, which can be read here

The second development was the introduction of legislation at the Massachusetts State House to preserve local media centers into the future under quickly shifting regulatory and market conditions.

Today, it is becoming a common practice to “cut the cord,” or cancel cable subscriptions and view content streaming online. This content is still being delivered over cables on the town’s rights of way. Yet, the streaming providers do not have franchise agreements with local authorities, and thus are exempt from paying the 5% franchise fee. Our funding is based solely off of cable subscriptions, which recently have been declining. 

To offset the potential dramatic loss in funding for local media centers, MassAccess (the volunteer advocacy group representing 160 PEG centers across the Commonwealth and of which I am a board member) has been working diligently over the past year to find alternate funding mechanisms.

We have recently introduced a bill, “HD.4389: An act relative to digital entertainment on public rights of way.” In short, this bill seeks to ensure that streaming providers are contributing to the town for the use of the public right of way. This bill would provide funding at the state level, local municipalities and PEG centers. MassAccess has issued a press release, which can be read here

At this time, there isn’t much residents can do, but we wanted to keep you informed. Once the bill has a hearing, we may ask you to reach out to our local state representatives and senators, or submit letters in support of the legislation. 

As always, we thank you all for your continued support, and we are proud to be part of such a great community.

Sincerely,

Michael Lynch
Milton Access TV Executive Director

Announcements

The MATV studio will be closed on Monday, September 2,
in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

New Show Alert!

“Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real” is making its premiere on Tuesday, August 6th, at
7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13)!

MATV’s newest monthly show takes an inside look at how doctors apply the healthy lifestyle prescriptions they give to patients to their own lives. Created and hosted by Dr. Monique Tello, a Mass. General Hospital primary care physician and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, the show talks directly to doctors to see what parts of their own advice they are actually using themselves. 

In the first episode, resident and psychologist Dr. Laurie Etre talks about how a serious battle for her own health transformed the way she takes care of herself, sharing her fitness and mental health regimens, along with a special demonstration segment on making fresh vegetable juice at home.

Learn from the health experts by seeing what they do, not just hearing what they say, when this program airs on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

It will also go up on our Video OnDemand page for online viewing the same day it premieres on local cable.

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
“The Milton Garden Path” host and producer Christine Paxhia


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, August 21st, 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
Wednesday, August 28th, 6pm – 7pm

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 XA30, 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 take place in September. 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+.

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 October. 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+.

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

Opportunities

Train to be an MATV camera operator for the fall

Interested in learning production while earning some money?
We need camera operators to cover MHS sports in the fall.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

Film jobs boston milton

I want to Learn more !

New Programs in Past 30 Days


Click here
to watch the newest shows we have


Or click on the screenshots below to go straight to Video OnDemand and watch them instantly!

A fellow MATV producer is the guest on “Broad Appeal” for August, as Mel Gillespie, creator of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” joins Melissa Fassel Dunn to talk about her career in entertainment as well as her business, the thespian training and child development company known as the Mel O’ Drama School of Acting. This episode is sure to be entertaining, educational and lots of laughs, and it’s currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

As the librarians will tell you, the Milton Public Library is one of the best places in town to beat the heat over these hot summer months, and in this month’s library update residents can learn about the many activities happening in August, new ways to take advantage of the library’s resources from the comfort of their own homes, as well as finding some good reads to close out the beach season. This program is currently airing 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!

Resident and jazz musician John Kordalewski has been leading the Makanda Project since 2005, and this ensemble group recently played a “Multiple Percussion Edition” concert at the Berklee College of Music. The project performs works from the trove of unrecorded and unperformed compositions by the late prolific composer Makanda Ken McIntyre that were discovered after his untimely death in 2001. Tune in for this concert to hear some of this fascinating project’s efforts when it airs during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Professor Gary Bailey of Simmons College recently visited Fuller Village to deliver a lecture titled “50 Years Since Stonewall: Our Modern History.” In June, 1969, patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn, local street kids from the surrounding area and members of the community who came from neighboring gay bars violently fought back against an early morning police raid, refusing to be arrested for simply patronizing a gay bar and being “out” in public. This presentation attempts to place this seminal event in the gay liberation movement in the context of the events of the 20th Century that led up to it, and to look at how we in the modern era ought to think about it. It is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Kids looking to have some fun were dancing and singing all over the library when Matt Heaton came around, delivering his signature “toddlerbilly” brand of original songs. With his trusty guitar in hand, Matt lead the crowd in singalongs, silly dance numbers, and some muppet-esque humor for the parents, and you can join in the fun too, when this concert airs during the Library Children’s Hour at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The Dave Macklin Band brought a whole lot of funk as well as many popular favorites and oldies from the 20th Century to the Fuller Village gazebo, in the latest concert held at that local venue. From doo-wop to soul, R&B to disco, and even “La Dona e Mobile” thrown in for good measure, this show is all about fun and putting a smile on your face, and it’s airing on Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell was recently on tour in the Northeast promoting her new album, “Wake Up Again,” and MATV was lucky enough to have her stop by the studio to perform some songs from this, her 11th studio album, and sit down for an interview with Jeff Stoodt on “You’ve Got To Have Art.” Hear about her influences, history and tastes, as well as get treated to an intimate performance, when this new episode airs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 4 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Viewers will learn to make stunning and extremely healthy edible works of art by watching a recent demonstration delivered by Lisa Tavakoli at the Milton Public Library, where this frequent library presenter and certified tea and herb expert teaches an audience to make colorful arrangements using nothing but raw vegetables. This program, titled “Decorative Edibles: Use What You Have and Have What You Use,” gives instruction on preparation, technique, nutrition and ecology, and it’s currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

After taking an extended hiatus, “Super Tuesday with Ron Bell” has returned to MATV airwaves, with an insider’s take on politics and activism, new guests and an eye toward the pivotal 2020 elections. Two recent guests  were the founder and director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, which is spearheading the effort to bring ranked choice voting to our state, and that episode is currently online on our Video OnDemand page. To find out who this week’s guest is and to watch the show, tune in to the Public channel on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m., or on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Click here to watch Ron’s Conversation with the No More Murder Campaign’s Dale Robinson (pictured above) now!

At the podium on the lawn of the Forbes House Museum, over fifty people read in succession Frederick Douglass’ famous 1852 speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” as part of the annual statewide Reading Frederick Douglass Together program. Hear this speech read from the mouths of many Miltonians, as well as an introduction by 2017 state History Teacher of the Year Kevin Dua, when this event airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Fitness entrepreneur Alli Barnes is latest guest on Talk of the Town with Brian Kelley,” sitting down in the MATV studio to talk about R3bilt Fitness, a facility she recently opened on Granite Avenue that takes a unique, holistic approach to health and fitness. She shares the details on the “Rebuild. Recover. Reverse.” philosophy that she espouses through her entreprise, and also describes how her life took a sharp turn from her training in traditional Western medicine following a major health scare during her first pregnancy. Tune for this program at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Celebrate the centennial of Nat King Cole with Jeff Stoodt on “The Great American Songbook.” This first installment of a two-part series focuses on the prolific singer’s work with his famous trio, doing most of their production in the years after WWII and into the early 1950s. Delve into his upbringing and musical training, and learn about what launched him into stardom, when this 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!

The Dedham Choral Society “Pops” Chorus recently performed a concert titled “Unforgettable: The Great Stars” at Fuller Village. This performance featured a number of classics from the mid-Twentieth Century and before that are sure to be familiar. It’s currently airing on Video OnDemand.

Click here to watch it now!

Anyone who has spent any time at local restaurants Ashmont Grille and Tavolo probably knows their colorful manager Tara O’Riordan. But what they may not know is the winding road she took to wind up there, including starting a career in higher education as a director of student life, or her current second career as a realtor for Gibson Sotheby’s. Spend a half-hour with her and host Melissa Fassel Dunn on a new episode of “Broad Appeal” that is now airing on Video 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 
 451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)Click for directions from your location  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)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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What’s New on MATV, August 1, 2019

A fellow MATV producer is the guest on “Broad Appeal” for August, as Mel Gillespie, creator of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” joins Melissa Fassel Dunn to talk about her career in …

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 fellow MATV producer is the guest on “Broad Appeal” for August, as Mel Gillespie, creator of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” joins Melissa Fassel Dunn to talk about her career in entertainment as well as her business, the thespian training and child development company known as the Mel O’ Drama School of Acting. This episode is sure to be entertaining, educational and lots of laughs, and it’s currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

“The Garden Path” host and producer Christine Paxhia is the focus of this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight. Learn about how horticulture has been a lifelong pursuit for Christine, why she is passionate about it as well as some of the challenges unique to making a show that is so dependent on things like weather and seasonality. This brief segment is airing all around the MATV schedule and is also available on our Video OnDemand page on the MATV website.

Click here to watch it now!

As the librarians will tell you, the Milton Public Library is one of the best places in town to beat the heat over these hot summer months, and in this month’s library update residents can learn about the many activities happening in August, new ways to take advantage of the library’s resources from the comfort of their own homes, as well as finding some good reads to close out the beach season. This program is currently airing 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!

What’s New on MATV, July 25, 2019

Resident and jazz musician John Kordalewski has been leading the Makanda Project since 2005, and this ensemble group recently played a “Multiple Percussion Edition” concert at the Berklee College …

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.)

Resident and jazz musician John Kordalewski has been leading the Makanda Project since 2005, and this ensemble group recently played a “Multiple Percussion Edition” concert at the Berklee College of Music. The project performs works from the trove of unrecorded and unperformed compositions by the late prolific composer Makanda Ken McIntyre that were discovered after his untimely death in 2001. Tune in for this concert to hear some of this fascinating project’s efforts when it airs during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Professor Gary Bailey of Simmons College recently visited Fuller Village to deliver a lecture titled “50 Years Since Stonewall: Our Modern History.” In June, 1969, patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn, local street kids from the surrounding area and members of the community who came from neighboring gay bars violently fought back against an early morning police raid, refusing to be arrested for simply patronizing a gay bar and being “out” in public. This presentation attempts to place this seminal event in the gay liberation movement in the context of the events of the 20th Century that led up to it, and to look at how we in the modern era ought to think about it. It is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Kids looking to have some fun were dancing and singing all over the library when Matt Heaton came around, delivering his signature “toddlerbilly” brand of original songs. With his trusty guitar in hand, Matt lead the crowd in singalongs, silly dance numbers, and some muppet-esque humor for the parents, and you can join in the fun too, when this concert airs during the Library Children’s Hour at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The Dave Macklin Band brought a whole lot of funk as well as many popular favorites and oldies from the 20th Century to the Fuller Village gazebo, in the latest concert held at that local venue. From doo-wop to soul, R&B to disco, and even “La Dona e Mobile” thrown in for good measure, this show is all about fun and putting a smile on your face, and it’s airing on Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

What’s New on MATV, July 18, 2019

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell was recently on tour in the Northeast promoting her new album, “Wake Up Again,” and MATV was lucky enough to have her stop by the studio to perform …

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.)

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell was recently on tour in the Northeast promoting her new album, “Wake Up Again,” and MATV was lucky enough to have her stop by the studio to perform some songs from this, her 11th studio album, and sit down for an interview with Jeff Stoodt on “You’ve Got To Have Art.” Hear about her influences, history and tastes, as well as get treated to an intimate performance, when this new episode airs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 4 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Viewers will learn to make stunning and extremely healthy edible works of art by watching a recent demonstration delivered by Lisa Tavakoli at the Milton Public Library, where this frequent library presenter and certified tea and herb expert teaches an audience to make colorful arrangements using nothing but raw vegetables. This program, titled “Decorative Edibles: Use What You Have and Have What You Use,” gives instruction on preparation, technique, nutrition and ecology, and it’s currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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After taking an extended hiatus, “Super Tuesday with Ron Bell” has returned to MATV airwaves, with an insider’s take on politics and activism, new guests and an eye toward the pivotal 2020 elections. Last week’s guests were the founder and director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, which is spearheading the effort to bring ranked choice voting to our state, and that episode is currently online on our Video OnDemand page. To find out who this week’s guest is and to watch the show, tune in to the Public channel on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m., or on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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What’s New on MATV, July 11, 2019

At the podium on the lawn of the Forbes House Museum, over fifty people read in succession Frederick Douglass’ famous 1852 speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” as part …

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.)

At the podium on the lawn of the Forbes House Museum, over fifty people read in succession Frederick Douglass’ famous 1852 speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” as part of the annual statewide Reading Frederick Douglass Together program. Hear this speech read from the mouths of many Miltonians, as well as an introduction by 2017 state History Teacher of the Year Kevin Dua, when this event airs during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Fitness entrepreneur Alli Barnes is latest guest on Talk of the Town with Brian Kelley,” sitting down in the MATV studio to talk about R3bilt Fitness, a facility she recently opened on Granite Avenue that takes a unique, holistic approach to health and fitness. She shares the details on the “Rebuild. Recover. Reverse.” philosophy that she espouses through her entreprise, and also describes how her life took a sharp turn from her training in traditional Western medicine following a major health scare during her first pregnancy. Tune for this program at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel.

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Celebrate the centennial of Nat King Cole with Jeff Stoodt on “The Great American Songbook.” This first installment of a two-part series focuses on the prolific singer’s work with his famous trio, doing most of their production in the years after WWII and into the early 1950s. Delve into his upbringing and musical training, and learn about what launched him into stardom, when this 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.

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The Dedham Choral Society “Pops” Chorus recently performed a concert titled “Unforgettable: The Great Stars” at Fuller Village. This performance featured a number of classics from the mid-Twentieth Century and before that are sure to be familiar. It’s currently airing during Music Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, July 4, 2019

Two of the top officials in town recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to give a concise, half-hour update on the biggest issues in town. Town Administrator Michael Dennehy and Select Board Chair Michael Zullas answered …

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.)

Summer doesn’t start in town until the We Are Milton Music Fest and Fireworks hits, and MATV cameras were once again on-hand to catch all the action, including musical acts Booty Vortex Funk and Disco Band, the Neville Sisters and Mark Morris and the Catunes. Tune in to the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) all day on the Fourth of July, when we will air the concert three times, starting at 6 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m., and then again Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 2 p.m. each day. Don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks finale.

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And then you can switch gears for the followup concert, Celtic Sunday music festival, that this year featured Erin’s Melody, Curragh’s Fancy, The Fenian Sons, Sean Brennan and The Skiffs and headliner All Folk’d Up. This program is also going to air over the weekend following Independence Day at 8 p.m., also on the Education channel.

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Michael Vega has been producing and hosting his weekly sports show, “Steppin’ Up to the Plate” since 2015, highlighting athletes from all over town, from youth to high school and beyond, and seamlessly weaving in analysis of Boston’s professional teams. This month’s “MATV Creator Spotlight” focuses on the man behind the sports desk, and it’s airing at many points around the schedule, as well as on our Video OnDemand page on our website.

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Anyone who has spent any time at local restaurants Ashmont Grille and Tavolo probably knows their colorful manager Tara O’Riordan. But what they may not know is the winding road she took to wind up there, including starting a career in higher education as a director of student life, or her current second career as a realtor for Gibson Sotheby’s. Spend a half-hour with her and host Melissa Fassel Dunn on a new episode of “Broad Appeal” that is now airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

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MATV Newsletter, July 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for July, 2019


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Happy Birthday, America!

Everyone here at MATV wishes you
a fun and safe Independence Day.

When you need a break from the sun and grilling,
why not re-live the We Are Milton Music Fest and Fireworks?
We’ll be playing this concert
ALL DAY LONG on the 4th of July,
and it will also play over the weekend following The Fourth
at 2 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
all on the Education Channel (Comcast 22/RCN15).  

And then stick around for the broadcast of the Celtic Sunday concert, as it plays over the weekend at 8 p.m., also on the Education Channel. A really great way to close out a summer evening.


Please note that the MATV studio will be closed on Thursday and Friday July 4th and 5th, in observance of Independence Day.

Fall Internship Applications Due August 1

Any high school or college students interested in film or TV production,
there is still time to apply for our Fall Internship. 

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity
to learn in a hands-on environment!

Scroll down to “Opportunities” to learn more, or click here.

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
“Steppin’ Up to the Plate” host and producer Michael Vega


Michael Vega

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, July 17th, 6pm – 7pm

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 on
Wednesday, July 24, 6pm – 7pm

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

This class is open to ages 15+.

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 in August. 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 XA30, 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 take place in September. 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

MATV Production Internships

Applications for the MATV Fall Government Production Internship are now being accepted!

Interns learn all aspects of video production and also gain knowledge of local government through direct interaction with department heads and elected officials. The selected candidate will assist with municipal meeting coverage, events, remote productions and studio programs, learning to operate a robotic multi-camera system, manage an array of wireless microphones and cue up live graphics.

Applicants should have an interest in learning media production, and have evening availability Monday through Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. Interested candidates should email their resume and a brief introductory statement to mike@miltonaccesstv.org, by Thursday, Aug. 1.

Train to be an MATV camera operator for the fall

Interested in learning production while earning some money?
We need camera operators to cover MHS sports in the fall.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

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New Programs in Past 30 Days


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Two of the top officials in town recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to give a concise, half-hour update on the biggest issues in town. Town Administrator Michael Dennehy and Select Board Chair Michael Zullas answered questions from host Frank Schroth on topics such as traffic and parking mitigation, the new trash collection rollout, plans to deal with the budget squeeze, progress on the Hendrie’s site development, and more. Tune in to get up to date on what your town government is working on when this program airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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Eileen Maher is back with a new episode of “Reel Talk,” offering cinema reviews for “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum,” “Men in Black: International,” “They Shall Not Grow Old,” “Life of Pets 2,” “The Dead Don’t Die” and, currently on Netflix, “Paddleton.” Get your popcorn ready, there’s a lot to watch, but not until after you watch this show, which is currently airing on the Public channel Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m..

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The school year culminated for Pierce Middle School’s student musicians with a pair of spring concerts that showcased the wide-ranging talent of these young artists. This set of two shows featured classical orchestral performances to chorus and pop, and even some jazz, with the 7th and 8th graders teaming up and the 6th graders having a stage all to themselves. Tune in to the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. for the 7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert, and then stick around for the 3:30 p.m. airing of the 6th Grade Spring Concert.

Click here to watch the 7th and 8th Grade concert now!

Click here to watch the 6th Grade concert now!

Get your beach reads, everyone, because the warm weather is here. The library is a great place to cool off and pick up a page-turner, and the library’s storytimes are even hitting the road to various locations around town in the coming weeks and months. Make sure to catch the July edition of “The Page Turner” Milton Public Library update to get all the details, along with lots of recommendations, when it airs Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Runners pushed themselves to personal bests in the 42nd Annual Milton Road Race, which recently took over streets along its 10-kilometer course. It seems that ever more young people, many not even in their teens yet, are going wire-to-wire in this event. See who you know among this field of fit athletes when MATV’s coverage of the race airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Thursdays at 1 p.m.

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Pearl Wachman is back in her seat at the head of the table, hosting “Fuller Talks.” This month the panel takes a bird’s-eye view of the broad financial issues that the town is facing, and also takes a look at the reports coming from the U.S. Navy via the New York Times citing mysterious unidentified flying objects over the Pacific Ocean. Pull a seat up to the table for this conversation that is currently airing on the Public channel at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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The Quincy Choral Society recently presented Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem” at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Featuring soprano Elizabeth Swanson and baritone Craig Juricka, piano accompanists Virginia Grimes and Stephan Griffin, and conductor Joshua Rohde, as well as many Milton residents among the company of singers, the recording of this concert is currently airing during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Guitarist and singer Jeremy Blanchard was the featured performer at the June edition of the MAC Open Mic, sharing his original compositions as well as anecdotes and insights into his songwriting and artistic style. There were also a few new faces on the Milton Art Center stage, so tune in to the Public channel during Music Thursday at 8:30 p.m. for all the action.

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Kristina Tsipouras Miller is a serial entrepreneur, and she is the latest guest on the “Broad Appeal” set. Founder of the business networking and educational group Boston Business Women as well as a widely-distributed natural beauty product line called Moroccan Magic, this resident talks with host Melissa Fassel Dunn about the winding journey that found her setting out on her own, and what it took to learn how to not just start a company but to make it thrive. Tune in when this program airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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Gigi Giraffe and the kid crew are packing up the wagon and heading to the beach to celebrate the arrival of summer. With Mel behind the wheel for a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” cruise on over for some fun in the sun, with oceanside sign language and some silly stories. And did you know Gigi once had her own rock band? Tune your dial to the Public channel seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., to get the scoop.

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Tayo Aluko’s performance of his original, award-winning theatrical composition “Paul Robeson: The Giant in a Nutshell” recently closed out the Milton Community Concerts season, with Aluko portraying the world-renowned Robeson, a renowned singer, actor and civil rights activist of the mid-20th century, in a one-man show equal parts drama and concert, and featuring accompaniment on piano by concert series director Tim Steele. This program is currently airing on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What kind of book translates well to film? And how does it get taken from one medium to the other? Jump inside that process on a new episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” with guest John Fahey, an entertainment industry veteran who is leading the charge to get former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn’s co-authored fictional page-turner “The Accidental Pope” turned into a movie. This show is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

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Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
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