MATV Newsletter, March 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for March, 2019

March is all about PARTICIPATION!

Here are just a few of the ways MATV is helping you be an active participant in your community during March (and April) — you can click on each item to learn more:

MATV Milton Candidates Night Debate
Tuesday, March 26th
LIVE Coverage of Townwide Election
Tuesday, April 30th
Sign the petition to STOP the FCC from destroying Public Access TV!
Click here to read the petition.
MATV needs camera operators for Milton High Spring Sports.
(There’s a stipend available, plus you get to learn TV production!)

So this month, get involved, and make a difference.
It must be called “March” for a reason!

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
“Talk of the Town” host and producer Brian Kelley!

MATV Candidates Night Debate

The 2019 MATV Candidates Night will take place on 
Tuesday, March 26th, at the Council on Aging, beginning at 7pm.  

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

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

All candidates for Townwide Election office are invited to participate.
(This does not include candidates for Town Meeting Member.)

Participants should come prepared with a two-minute statement. Questions will be asked of the candidates by members of the Milton High Debate Team, the Milton Times and the Milton Scene. 

For information about how to participate or attend, please contact Michael at mike@miltonaccesstv.org or 617-698-0814.

Townwide Election
LIVE Broadcast

The annual Townwide Election is on Tuesday, April 30th

MATV will broadcast LIVE election results 
beginning at 8 p.m. on the Government channel 
(Comcast 8/RCN 3). 

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

Save Public Access TV!

Sign the Petition to Congress to Stop the FCC!


For those of you who have been following, PEG center (Milton Access TV!) funding is under threat. The FCC is proposing to redefine what a franchise fee is – and it will radically reduce the level of monetary support available to run PEG access channels across the United States, including us here at Milton Access TV. PEG access channels provide government coverage that allows transparency so citizens can monitor local government actions – something vital to the health of local democracy. PEG access channels also provide local content in communities produced by local residents. PEG channels are vital to a community, and if the FCC is successful in their rule making, PEG stations may no longer be in existence. 


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

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

 

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

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

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

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

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

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

 

Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

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

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, March 20th, 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 Studio Production Class will take place
on Thursday, March 28th, 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 be in April. Stay tuned for dates.

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

This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

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

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

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

This class is open to ages 15+.

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

Opportunities

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


Spring Sports Camera Operator


-Camera operator needed to cover MHS spring sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High spring sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

The John Kordalewski Jazz Quintet recently performed at the public library, offering “A Celebration of African American Composers” that featured a sampling of musicians who made their mark as both composers and improvisers, including Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron, Cedar Watson, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Bill Barron and John Stubblefield. by. Piano, trombone, tenor saxophone, bass and drums filled the Keys Room for this program that is currently airing during Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

“Underage Drinking Prevention: Practical Parenting Facts and Tips for ‘The Talk’ and Much More” was the title of a talk recently delivered by Tufts University School of Medicine Professor Margie Skeer at a meeting of the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Parents will learn about a number of common misconceptions regarding underage drinking and talking to their children about alcohol use, as well as many other useful tips and pieces of information. This program is currently airing seven days a week at 5 p.m. on the Education channel.

Click here to watch it now!

A new installment of “The Great American Songbook” takes a look back at a seminal year in music: 1968. Host Jeff Stoodt recalls some of his favorites from that heady time, while he is joined in the studio by local band Lower Falls, comprising Geoff Shaw, Kevin Dambruch, Adam Winkler and Gary Gardiner, along with musicians Franc Graham, Claudia Wellington, Dan Deleo, Jeremy Blanchard and Steve Cousineau. This program is currently airing 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!

Musician and storyteller Eshu Bumpus brought his magical tales to the library recently, weaving a variety of African, African-American and world folktales with music, humor and mystery. Hear a new take on the Tortoise and the Hare, find out how the cat learned to purr and join in some sing-and-dance-alongs when this program airs during the Library Children’s Hour every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

It’s a “Hamilton” takeover at the Milton Public Library this month, as Milton Reads events fill up the schedule. In the March library update, you can learn the details of these programs inspired by the book that accompanies Lin Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical, as well as get the the lowdown on everything else going on at the library. The “Page Turner” 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!

The February Special Town Meeting was previewed with an article-by-article overview discussion between Town Moderator Bob Hiss and Warrant Committee Chair George Ashur. The two town leaders stopped by the MATV studio to go over the warrant and put into plain English the items that were up for a vote this February 25.  Even though Town Meeting has passed, it’s still a good overview of the issues considered and voted at that Town Meeting.

Click here to watch it now!

The Academy Awards are Feb. 24, but Oscar Night is already here on “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” Will “The Favourite” upset “Roma” for Best Picture, or will a dark horse take the prize? What are the politics at play that might determine many of the categories? Hear some interesting angles you may not have thought of from the town’s film buffs, including guest host Matt Bernstein, when this Oscar preview episode airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel. (And Eileen will soon be back with her Oscars wrap-up show, which should be airing in the same time slot starting Friday, March 8. You’ll still be able to watch the Oscars preview episode OnDemand.)

Click here to watch it now!

The kids are at it again, with the completely student-run Milton High School Cabaret Part II. Jazz ensembles, solo performances, sketches, poetry, duets, trios, quartets and more are all part of this fun, light-hearted concert that is hosted and performed by the talented young artists of MHS. You can catch it seven days a week on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 9 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Baby Boomers facing retirement and the important decision of when, if ever, to sell their home will find important and practical insight on the new episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette.” Author and financial planner Penelope Tzougros sits down in the MATV studio to talk about her book, “Your Home Sweet Home: How to Decide Whether You Should Stay or Move in Retirement,” and her process for evaluating if it’s a smart move for retirees to stay in their homes, looking at the question from physical, financial and social perspectives, as well as strategies to make staying put a possibility. This program is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

The Milton Art Center is back with its monthly Open Mic showcase of local talent. Always a cradle of creativity, this new installment opens with a comedy sketch, followed up with music from local performers. Tune in at 8 p.m. during Music Thursday on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Jazz legend Sheila Jordan rose to fame in the mid-20th Century putting lyrics to the music of  Charlie Parker, while also pioneering a unique vocal style, gathering commendations from some of the most important names in the genre. In Boston for a recent performance, she stopped by the MATV studio to speak to Jeff Stoodt on the set of “You’ve Got To Have Art,” reflecting on her career, influences and some of the finer points of how she approaches her craft and teaching her students. Hear from one of the past 100 years’ most renowned jazz vocalists when this 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!

Boston Globe film critics Ty Burr and Janice Page return to the Milton Public Library for their annual dissection of the Academy Awards, “Handicapping the Oscars.” These two movie experts give their predictions on who will win and why, along with their takes on who got snubbed, industry subterfuge and all kinds of other insider information. Opinions will fly during this program (that does contain a spoiler or two, so viewer be warned) that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Professional photographer Ellen Rogers has been serious about taking photos since high school. As the latest guest on “Broad Appeal,” she shared the winding journey of her career in the medium, from finding the best college to pursue her passion, to pie-in-the-sky post-college years, agency work, covering weddings, working as a location and talent scout for films, to founding her own company, Ellen Rogers Photography, while raising a family. Anyone who has ever picked up a camera will enjoy this conversation that is currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

A chamber trio from the Brockton Symphony Orchestra recently visited Fuller Village to perform “A Taste of Symphony.” This intimate, hour-long program features original compositions as well as some well-known works with regional roots played on piano, flute and clarinet. Brief informational backstories are included along with the music in this concert that is currently airing during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Curry College professor Grant Burrier closes out his Fuller Village lecture series on Argentina with a survey of the country’s art. Beginning with some of the South American nation’s most prominent cultural symbols and institutions, this talk then moves into various prominent mediums, such as paintings, sculpture, music and dance. Find out why Buenos Aires is known as the Paris of South America when this presentation airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Fresh off their finalist nomination for Best Youth Program at the Mass Creator Awards, Mel and Gigi are back for 2019 with a sports-themed show, in honor of the Super Bowl and the Patriots’ appearance in the big game. The kid crew chats up Gigi after they get some exercise for their imaginations, and when she hangs out with Mel, everyone’s favorite naughty giraffe takes the idea of a “bowl” a little too literally. This episode is currently airing seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

This guest on “It’s All Write with Suzette” is giving the lowdown on a subject that has been getting a lot of attention recently: digestive health and the microbiome. Heather Anne Wise sits down with host Suzette Standring to talk about her new book “A Gut Feeling: Conquer Your Sweet Tooth by Tuning into Your Microbiome” that is all about demystifying the important role played by the beneficial, and sometimes unfriendly, bacteria that help us all digest our food. Head to our OnDemand page to view this program now.

Click here to watch it now!

The health benefits of local raw honey and bee pollen are up for examination on “A Fuller Life” this month. Michelle Wright-Urbano of Milton’s Billion Backyard Bee Project visited Fuller Village to explore “Healing Beverages from the Hive,” presenting smoothies, teas and elixirs that have myriad benefits, from energy boosts to reducing inflammation to being a sleep aid. Learn all about this and more when this episode airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

“The Intersectionality of Culture and Health Care” was the topic of a lecture recently delivered at BIDMC Hospital-Milton by Massachusetts General Hospital oncological Nurse Practitioner Leah Gordon. In her talk, the presenter, who has a doctorate in nursing education, examined health care through the lens of cultural competence, exploring the ways in which providers can be sensitive to patients’ diverse backgrounds in order to provide the best care. This talk, which is relevant to a wide variety of professions and interests, is currently airing during the Monday Forum on the Public channel at 6:30 p.m.

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)
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.

MATV Newsletter, February 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for February, 2019

Scroll all the way down for new programs from the past month

Statewide Recognition!

Two MATV Shows Nominated for Mass Creator Awards

There is nothing we like better than when our incredible producers get recognition for their hard work and creativity, so we are excited to announce that at this past week’s Mass Creator Awards, episodes of two MATV shows — the “Hauling Valhalla” episode of Talk of the Town with Brian Kelley, and the “Back to School” episode of Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe — were finalists in the “Best Documentary” and “Youth” award categories, respectively.

The Mass Creator Awards recognizes the best productions from public access stations across the Commonwealth during the past year, and with Massachusetts having more stations than any other state in the nation, there is a lot of competition!

There were many amazing entries this year, especially in these two extremely competitive categories. Even though our shows didn’t win the big award, it was an honor just to be selected as finalists from a large field of entrants. It was the first time MATV shows have entered a competition, and we are very proud of how well they performed.

So congratulations to producers Brian Kelley and Mel Gillespie, as well as everyone that participated in creating two truly outstanding programs!

Take a look back at these two episodes while you ponder the question: Will you be the next MATV producer to walk down the red carpet?

We can’t wait to help you put together your own award-worthy show. Have a great month!

Announcements

Studio Closings

The Milton Access TV studio is closed on Monday, February 18,
in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with “Super Tuesday: Talk TV into Action” host and producer Ron Bell.

Special Town Meeting
LIVE Broadcast

The first night of the February Special Town Meeting will take place on 
Monday, February 25th.

MATV will broadcast Special 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. 

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!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


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, February 20th, 6pm  7pm

Field Production

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

The next Field Production Class will take place
Thursday, February 21st, 6pm – 7pm

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 Studio Production Class will be in March. 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+.

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 be in April. 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

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

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

“The Price You Pay,” an original, live-action play performed and written by teenagers in the early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol was recently put on by Drug Story Theater, Inc., and hosted at the MHS auditorium as the latest installment of the Parent Speaker Series. This powerful piece of educational theater features people who have first-hand experience living through substance abuse talking about prevention and ways for parents to talk to their own kids about these issues. It is currently airing daily on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 9 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

For parents with children who will have turned 5 years old before Sept. 1 of this year, the Milton Public Schools recently held its Kindergarten Information Night where staff and administrators outlined details of the program that will be offered by the district during the 2019-20 school year, as well as important information such as the registration timeline. Tune in for this program when it airs daily at 7 p.m. on the Education channel.

Click here to watch it now!

“Super Tuesday: Talk TV into Action” host and creator Ron Bell steps into the MATV Creator Spotlight this month. A lifelong activist and professional political campaign manager, this MATV producer discusses his background, how he got his show started and what his views are on the role that public access television has to play in society. This brief interview is playing at many times around our schedule of programs.

Click here to watch it now!

The public library has announced that “Hamilton: The Revolution” is the Milton Reads book for the year, and in this month’s library update, you can hear all about the events planned for the next couple of months to celebrate this annual town-wide reading event. Also find out about lots of February events for Black History Month, as well as some new additions to the Children’s Room. Tune in when this program airs Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

The library is looking offload the Kidder branch building on the west side of town, and the school system needs to find space for its expanding student population. Both issues are going to be up for discussion at the upcoming Special Town Meeting, and are also the topics of the day on “My Town Matters,” as Library Trustee Kristine Hodlin and School Committee Chair Kevin Donahue sit down to discuss their space needs with host Frank Schroth. Tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. to check out this conversation.

Click here to watch it now!

Members of Elders Climate Action were recently at Fuller Village to deliver a talk titled “What Can One Person Do about Climate Change?” This session engaged viewers on the wide-ranging topic of climate change, including causes, possible solutions and ways to get involved and make an impact. Targeted specifically at the senior population, information was shared about specific roles that our most mature citizens can take and advantages they may have over other age groups. Sit in for this lecture when it airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Milton Public Library recently hosted “Armchair Travel to China,” a presentation featuring Chinese calligraphy, costumes, dance, song, instruments and a traditional tea ceremony. Both entertaining and informational, this session packed in lots of education about traditional Chinese culture. It’s currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

For parents with children turning ages 3 or 4 before Sept. 1 of this year, the Milton Public Schools recently held its Preschool Information Night where preschool staff and administrators outlined the similarities and differences in the programs offered by the district during the 2019-20 school year. Tune in for this program when it airs at 8 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) seven days a week.

Click here to watch it now!

The Pierce Players put on “High School Musical Jr.” this year, and some of the actors spoke to MATV cameras for a behind-the-scenes preview. Hear about what their favorite parts of the show, as well as what to look for when you attend the show.

Click here to watch it now!

Bestselling and award-winning mystery novel author Hallie Ephron is back on the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about her newest book, “You’ll Never Know, Dear.” She chats with host Suzette Martinez Standring about the spooky origins of this latest work, as well as her process for plot and character creation, including shedding some light on how the big secret at the end of the story was something that wasn’t even on her radar when she started writing the book. This episode is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Curry College professor Grant Burrier was back at Fuller Village to deliver his latest lecture, “Survey of Argentine Politics and Culture Part II: Military Dictatorship through Democratic Period,” where he explores the dynamics of Argentina’s shift from being one of the richest countries in the world at the end of the 19th Century to struggling to keep up with some other South American countries today. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Keep the holidays going for just a bit longer with the Milton High School Small Ensembles Concert, featuring MHS musicians performing in pared down groups. It’s not just holiday music, however, so tune in for some great jazz tunes from a variety of arrangements, as well as chamber orchestras and choruses. 

Click here to watch it now!

Margie Yamamoto was an infant in 1942 when she and her family were forcibly taken by train from their home in Southern California to a Japanese internment camp, along with over 120,000 other Japanese Americans in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor during WWII. In a recent presentation at Fuller Village, she described her family’s experience from a lived perspective, illustrated with many photos and images.

Click here to watch it now!

Photographer Barry Pell recently stopped by the Milton Public Library to share a visual presentation of his work entitled “Travels at the End of the World,” featuring the landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica which he photographed while living for a year in Chile. Striking images of glaciers, penguins, seals, mountains and much more are shown along with informational narration that includes history, ecology and personal anecdotes in this program.

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)
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.

MATV Newsletter, January 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for January, 2019

Scroll all the way down for new programs from the past month!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2019! It’s gonna be an awesome year!!

Is your New Year’s Resolution to branch out and try new things? How about pursuing something you’ve always wanted to do? Let MATV make that resolution actually stick!

Shoot us a phone call or an email, and we’ll help you make a TV show or a film — about anything! Maybe you just want to learn how to use a video camera in a way that gets professional results, or start editing video on professional equipment. We can teach you!

It’s going to be a big year for Public Access TV, including Milton Access TV, and we are hitting the ground running, with lots of new episodes, classes and programs for the citizens of Milton. 

So get in touch, let us know your interests, and we’ll work together to make your vision a reality — we can’t wait to hear from you!

Creator Spotlight

Announcements

Studio Closings

The Milton Access TV studio is closed on New Year’s Day,
and also on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

Classes

Production classes are back!

~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!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


Winter 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, January 16th, 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.

Thursday, January 24th, 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 
This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

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

Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter for dates, or get in touch with us to find out!

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

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

Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter for dates, or get in touch with us to find out!

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

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

Opportunities

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

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Wrapping up the holiday season and plunging into the new year, the “Fuller Talks” panel looks back at the legacy of the late President George H. W. Bush, the upcoming Town Meeting, the Blue Hills Deer Hunt, the status of recreational marijuana in the state as recreational dispensaries open, and other topics. Tune in for this show at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Professionals from the South Shore Medical Center recently stopped by the Council on Aging to give a talk that is all about diabetes. Topics covered included an explanation of what diabetes is, what causes it, steps for prevention, and what to do to minimize its negative impacts if you or a loved one is diagnosed with it. This lecture is currently airing on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

 

 Tune in to see holiday concerts from around town, including

the MHS Winter Concert

the Pierce Middle School 6th Grade Winter Concert

the Pierce 7th and 8th Grade Winter Concert

the MAC Open Mic
with all kinds of holiday music
the Quincy Choral Society’s “A Nordic Winter” concert

the New England Irish Harp Orchestra Holiday Concertthe Fuller Village Holiday Concert
which features performances by members of Fuller Village
the Milton Rotary Pops Concert at Fuller Village
with MHS musicians leading holiday favorites and singalongs.
Also check out an in-depth holiday flower arranging how-to on “The Milton Garden Path,” with a full hands-on start-to-finish tutorial of technique, tips on what flowers to use, how to take care of them before arranging, and all other kinds of detailed information that will keep you from having your own flower arranging get derailed.Plus the annual Milton Rotary Memorial Holiday Tree lighting ceremony provides a somber and peaceful occasion to remember those loved ones with whom we have shared many holiday memories in the past.And there’s more!

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An ancient and high-stakes boat hauling technique used by the Milton Yacht Club takes center stage in “Hauling Valhalla,” a special documentary short that was co-produced by MATV and Brian Kelley’s “Talk of the Town.” Tune in for this fascinating look at a unique and exciting ritual that is airing during the “Talk of the Town” timeslot at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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All your holiday entertainment needs are covered on a new “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” Tune in for some curated holiday favorite movies as well as songs, plus get reviews of films “Widows” and “Old Man and the Gun” along with Netflix original “The Kominsky Method.” And there are still some more surprises in store if you catch this episode that is airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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“Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” gets into the holiday spirit with a new installment that is full of cheer, wintertime magic and lots of fun. The kids meet up with Gigi in this episode, which is as interactive as ever. Get into the act when “Actin’ Up” airs seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.

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“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” are just a few of the holiday favorites being performed on the “Great American Songbook” annual Christmas Episode this year. And stick around after the music for a Christmas story or two read by host Jeff Stoodt, as this program 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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In light of the emotional stress that is present in so many lives at this time of year, the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, in conjunction with other town organizations, recently held “Talk Saves Lives: A Presentation by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,” which shared the most up-to-date research available on the subject, including recognition and prevention techniques. This important, informative program is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Stripped down performances from Milton High School’s talented student musicians are featured in the MHS Fall Cabaret, with small groups and an informal atmosphere giving this show a whole lot of style. Tune in on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 9 p.m. seven days a week to enjoy this concert.

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Medical professionals from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital recently visited Fuller Village to give a lecture on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, explaining symptoms, commons signs to looks for as well as treatments. This talk is currently airing at 8 p.m. on the Public channel during the Monday Forum.

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Mama Steph returned to a packed house at the Milton Public Library for an entertaining children’s show that is perfect for kids ages 0-5. Sing and dance along as she plays guitar, sings and tells fun and educational stories with a cast of puppets and other helpers. Tune in to the Library Children’s Hour at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) to check out this program.

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Before she was a business owner, Timika Downes worked in accounting, but she had always wanted to be a doctor. On a new episode of “Broad Appeal,” she shares the story of how helping her mother recover from an illness started her on the path to becoming a school nurse, launching Lice Clinics of Medford and paying off her student loans. Catch this interview Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

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The Fuller Village Craft Fair is an annual bazaar of holiday themed treats, many edible, some wearable and others useful or just nice to look at, all created by local artisans and residents. Host Nancy Kearns takes a tour around the fair on a new episode of “A Fuller Life” to see what the crafters have been up to. It’s currently airing on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Connie Spiros has your homemade holiday party nibbles covered, with some delicious and deceptively easy new recipes on. Beef tenderloin with a rich horseradish dipping sauce, cheese puff gougeres, a decorative cream cheese ball and olives hors d’oeuvre covered in crushed nuts and, you guessed it, cheese, are all on the menu for a new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen” that is now airing on the Public channel on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

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)
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.

MATV Newsletter, December 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for December, 2018

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Happy Holidays from MATV!

It’s been a great year here at Milton Access Television, and we are so grateful to all of our producers, volunteers, viewers and everyone else who helps to make MATV the great community organization that it is.

This holiday season, we are taking time to appreciate what we have, and those who are special to us. 

So from us to you, the MATV Family, we wish you a healthy and joyous holiday season, and a very happy New Year!

Creator Spotlight

Next month, we’re bringing the volunteers into the mix, so stay tuned for the January 2019 newsletter to get to know one of our production volunteers!

Announcements

Studio Closings

The Milton Access TV studio will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on December 24 and 25, as well as for the New Year’s Holiday on December 31 and January 1. 

Also stay tuned for next month’s newsletter to find out about production classes for 2019!

MHS Thanksgiving Day Football Game

Wildcats vs. Wamps, 2018

This year’s Thanksgiving Day game
is playing on MATV
seven days a week at 7 p.m.
on the Education Channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15)

(The game is not available OnDemand per request of the Athletic Department, but the Education Channel can be viewed live any time at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live)

Opportunities

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

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

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Larry Spotted Crow Mann recently stopped by the Milton Public Library to share his Native American Songs, Stories and Drumming presentation with an all-ages audience. Full of history, myth, fun, drumming, singing and audience participation, this musical talk was both informative and entertaining. Tune in for this program when is airs during Music Thursdays at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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Curry College’s Professor Emeritus John Hill continued his lecture “Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective” series at Fuller Village with a look at World War I and the lessons to be learned from examining both the successful and problematic decisions made by major actors throughout the conflict. A particular focus on the moves made by then-U.S. President Woodrow Wilson runs through this talk, that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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Sam Ducharme had no prior backpacking experience when he bought a plane ticket to Georgia and set out on the Appalachian Trail, hiking 2,180 miles through 14 states, sleeping in a hammock for six months and encountering all the challenges and beauty along the way to the trail terminus at Mount Katahdin in Maine. He shared his journey with an audience at the Milton Public Library recently, and MATV was there to capture this photo-filled talk, which is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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Hats, hats and more hats were on stage and under examination at a recent lecture at the Eustis Estate that took a surprising and entertaining look at the history and cultural significance of headwear throughout the centuries. Prolific hat collector Lorraine Muratore-Pires, who owns over 500 historical pieces, reminds everyone that every hat has a story, in this fun talk that is airing at 8 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

 

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Changes are happening at the Milton Public Library, including new spaces and services. Find out about the specifics, as well as get some insider information on the next Milton Reads book in this new episode of “The Page Turner” library update, which also covers all the programs coming up during December, plus what to do to find out about program cancellations if it snows. Tune in Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel, to get the scoop.

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Maddy Hoy was the featured performer at this month’s MAC Open Mic, bringing her original songwriting, singing and ukulele strumming back from college to the stage where she started performing, this time for a full set. The “uke” seemed to be an unofficial theme for the night, as fresh faces and monthly regulars alike also played tunes on the tiny but powerful instrument. Tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) during Music Thursday at 8 p.m. for this performance.

 

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This time around, Jeff Stoodt’s “Great American Songbook” takes a look and a listen to Jerome Kern, the pioneering composer of the groundbreaking 1927 musical “Show Boat,” among many other seminal American works of the mid-20th Century. Soprano Jennifer Sgroe and pianist Tim Steele join the host to help showcase this exploration of one of the country’s all-time greatest songwriters. This program is currently airing 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 town’s annual Veterans Day Observance was held on Sunday, Nov. 11, in front of Town Hall, and this year’s ceremony commemorated the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, which brought an end to World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Devin, a Milton native, was the featured speaker. A recording of this event is currently airing daily on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) at both 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

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As part of its “On the Wing” exhibit featuring bird art from Mass Audubon, the Eustis Estate recently hosted Amy Montague, director of the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, for an illustrated talk that looks at the connections between high society Boston, the arts, and the early days of the conservation movement, including an intriguing connection to the Eustis family. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Resident Pat Hines served in Nepal with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1971 to 1973, and on this month’s episode of “A Fuller Life,” she sits down with host Blossom Glassman for an interview about her experiences there. Photos from the trip are shown in this broadcast, that also includes stories about the culture of Nepal at the time, as well as personal experiences. Tune in when this show airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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Popular author of the Dermot Sparhawk crime novels and friend of the show of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” Tom MacDonald stopped by the studio to talk about his brand new book in the series, “Murder in the Charlestown Bricks.” This successful Boston-based author shares some key insights about his writing process that will be interesting to fans as well as aspiring writers. Switch over to the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. to catch this conversation.

 

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Mark Hopkins recently visited Fuller Village to share the story of his 2004 trip to a South African nature reserve to participate in a conservation effort to count the herbivores in the park. This photo-filled lecture features stories the bush, including some perilous moments, as well as discussion of how this counting technique helps preserve the ecosystem in Africa’s oldest proclaimed nature reserve, the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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“What Happens When You Come to the Emergency Room” is the title of a recent talk at Fuller Village, where Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton’s Director of Patient Experience Maureen Burns-Johnson stopped by to talk about what to expect, as well as share helpful tips about how to prepare for a visit, and what to do during and after. This informative presentation is currently being broadcast on the Public channel at 6:30 p.m. during the Monday Forum.

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Upton Bell, former general manager of the New England Patriots and a longtime sports media figure, was the featured speaker at the recent Milton Library Foundation Literary Gala. He addressed his upbringing in the world of professional football, as well as recounted insider stories from along the way. Also tune in for some very colorful appearances from well-known Miltonians as the broadcast of this event airs on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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Curry College professor Dr. Grant Burrier is back with a timely new lecture titled “The Perils of Populism: Lessons from Latin America.” With 20th Century Latin America as the backdrop, this talk begins with a look at the origins of populism that arise as a response to oppression, and then moves on to how the momentum of the movement can carry it past service to the populace and become a tool for its own form of disenfranchisement. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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Lauren Barone is the owner of The Seasoned Palette, a full-service catering company, but before delving into the culinary world had a successful career in medical research, including running a hematology oncology laboratory. She is the guest on this month’s episode of “Broad Appeal,” as she sits down to talk all about her professional journey and the challenges she had to overcome along the way, and shares some expert cooking tips. Catch this show Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

 

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)
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.

MATV Newsletter, November 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for November, 2018

Scroll all the way down for new programs from the past month!

Update on FCC Rule

Dear Supporters of Milton Access TV,

Last month, I wrote to you about a proposed rule that the Federal Communications Commission is considering, that if passed would severely defund local community television, and inhibit municipalities’ control over franchise agreements with the cable providers. Since last month, there has been some movement on this proposed rule.

On October 15th, the Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (“FNPRM”) on cable franchise obligations was filed in the federal register. This means that there are 30 days to file comments in opposition so that those comments will be included in the appeals process. That deadline is November 14th at 11:59pm. Milton Access TV, along with The Alliance for Community Media, (ACM), the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) and many other public access centers and local franchising authorities have filed comments in opposition to the proposed rule. Senator Markey organized some of his colleagues to sign on to a letter of opposition as well. All above mentioned associations filed opposition comments so that we may appeal this rule if it goes into effect.

I am asking you to write to us with comments of support for Milton Access TV, so that I may submit these comments along with the opposition filing to the FCC.

Milton Access TV needs your support now more than ever! A few words about your interactions with us, your collaborations with us or even just stating that you value our coverage of local government meetings, sports, lectures and other events would be greatly appreciated. You can send your comments directly to me at mike@miltonaccesstv.org.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments.

Best,

Michael Lynch
Executive Director

FCC’S ACTIONS PUT FUTURE OF COMMUNITY MEDIA IN JEOPARDY

The FCC is proposing to rule that all “In-Kind” cable franchise obligations other than PEG capital costs and build-out requirements are a “franchise fee” under the Cable Act and thus count against the 5% franchise fee cap. The FCC would define “In-Kind” contributions so broadly as to undermine the Cable Act’s intent to provide franchise fees to communities for use of public rights of way. Any non-monetary benefit could conceivably be charged back against franchise fees – from backhaul services, to electronic program guides, to the value of PEG channel capacity itself. The charge backs would be at fair market value as determined by the cable industry, so we believe in some areas franchise fees might be eliminated in their entirety.

What does this mean for Milton Access TV? 
Comcast and RCN could charge back in kind services against the franchise fee, which is how we are funded. What can they charge for? The cost of running our 3 channels from Milton to the Comcast head end? The cost of maintenance? Service calls? 24 hour monitoring and technical support? The use of the I-NET? and the list could go on. This could cut our budget significantly, or even completely eliminate it.

 

Creator Spotlight

Announcements

Studio Closings

In observance of Veterans Day
the MATV studio and office will be closed on Monday, November 12th.

In observance of Thanksgiving,
the office and studio will close at 1pm on Wednesday, November 21st, and remain closed Thursday, November
22nd and Friday, November 23rd. We will re-open for normal business at 9am on Monday, November 26th. 

Classes
Monthly Orientation will be on Thursday, November 8th; and our Post Production Class will be on Wednesday, November 14th. Scroll down for details and to sign up.

Postseason MHS Football

The Wildcats are in the playoff hunt!

Milton Access TV will cover all Milton High Football postseason games (as governing body rights permit) including the Thanksgiving Day game against the Braintree Wamps, to be rebroadcast 7 days a week at 7pm on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) beginning the week after the game is played. (Thanksgiving Day game will be broadcast beginning Nov. 30th.) The games will not be available OnDemand per request of the schools, but the Education channel can be viewed live any time at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live

TV Production Classes

Fall production classes are ongoing!

~Post Production~
(Studio Production &
Field Production 
will both return in 2019)


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

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


Fall Classes

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:
Thursday November 8th 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.

Wednesday November 14th 6pm – 7pm

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

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

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start in December.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

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The Eustis Estate recently hosted a pair of classically trained musicians who gave a fun take on  favorite songs from around the globe. The performance, “Music from Around the World,” elevated pop and folk standards from a number of countries in arrangements that are sure to surprise and entertain. Check out this intimate and lighthearted concert when it airs at 6:30 p.m. during Music Thursday on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eileen McNamara’s new book, “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World,” explores the premise that Eunice Kennedy Shriver left the greatest legacy of any of her well-known siblings, having pioneered many rights for those with disabilities, and famously founding the Special Olympics. The author recently spoke at the Milton Public Library about her new work, and that presentation is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Lisa Tavakoli, who is an expert on tea, returned to the library with her newest presentation, “Tea Gowns, Tea Gardens and The Tango: Early 20th Century Tea in England Pre-World War II,” explaining how tea was entwined with the British culture during both world wars, helping people cope and maintain a sense of civility. Tune in to the Public channel during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. for this talk about one of the world’s favorite beverages.

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The Fuller Talks panelists said before taping this month’s show that they were going to have to “wing it” because they had to keep scrapping their lineup of topics due to pace of the news coming out during this runup to the 2018 midterm elections. Add in the recently-completed Special Town Meeting, and you’ve got a recipe for a political talk show that hits fast and hard. Hear what Pearl, Frank and Tara have to say at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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The library is packing in all kinds of programs during November, to get them in before people take off for the holidays. The best way to found out all the details, get the scoop on what’s new at the MPL and hear the hottest book recommendations from Sally, is to click over to this month’s library update program. It’s currently airing 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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The statewide ballot question on hospital nurse staffing is up for discussion on a new episode of “My Town Matters,” as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton Director of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Dan Nadworny joins host Frank Schroth to give the hospital’s perspective on this hot-button topic. Tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. to check out this conversation.

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Paranormal expert, author, and TV host and writer Jeff Belanger recently dropped by the Milton Public Library to speak about his ghost-hunting adventures around the globe in a presentation titled “Ghosts and Legends.” In this spooky talk, the speaker shares some of his most interesting investigations, tidbits about his own background and how he got into this profession, as well as interesting folklore from around the world. Get into the Halloween spirit when this program airs during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Courtney Dolan and Jed Dolan, of Dolan Funeral Home, recently visited the Council on Aging for an interactive discussion about the importance of pre-planning for the end of life. It’s not a subject that anyone likes to talk about, but doing so is something that makes things much easier on family members and helps things go according to one’s wishes. This informational session is currently airing on the Public channel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings.

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Prepare for the upcoming Special Town Meeting with an article-by-article overview discussion between Town Moderator Bob Hiss and Warrant Committee Chair George Ashur. The two town leaders recently stopped by the MATV studio to go over the Warrant and put into plain English the items that are up for a vote this October 22. Turn your TV set to the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) at 7 p.m., seven days a week to get up to speed in under an hour.

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Author and Columbia Journalism School professor Alexis Clark recently sat down for a live interview at the Milton Art Center to discuss her new book, “Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse and an Unlikely Romance.” One half of the couple that is the focus of the study, Elinor Powell, grew up in Milton before leaving to serve as a nurse in WWII. Tune in for this fascinating talk with a local connection when it airs during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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Part II of Curry College History and Politics Professor Emeritus John Hill’s “Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective” lecture series at Fuller Village focuses on the time between post-Revolution America and World War I. Delve beyond the conventional wisdom on such developments as the shaping of the nations of Latin America, establishing trade connections in the Philippines and the countries of the East, and expansion of the footprint and influence of the United States across the globe, as this talk airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Gigi Giraffe is spooktacular for Halloween! Dress up and come trick-or-treating with the gang on a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” that is all orange and black socks, witches and vampires, and candy corn and cauldrons. Brush up on some seasonal sign language, and also take a trip to Russia, when this program airs seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.

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Tony Neves, an accomplished finger-style guitarist, singer-songwriter, as well as an interpreter of folk rock, blues, and early jazz standards, is the featured artist at this month’s MAC Open Mic, sharing his songs both new and old. Tune in during Music Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Public channel to check out this act, along with all your favorite monthly regulars.

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Modern parents are wrestling with how to to deal with the fact that kids are spending more and more time looking at screens and not interacting in real-life situations. The Milton High School Guidance Department recently hosted Jane Hardin as the first guest presenter in this school year’s PARENT speaker series, for a talk titled “Social-Emotional Learning in the Home.” Hear about the research on this important topic from an expert in the field, as well as get practical parenting advice. Tune in for the talk during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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This month on “Fuller Talks,” the panel weighs the cost-benefit of building a new youth center versus creatively using existing spaces, discusses the possibility of the town shifting its top financial officer position from one that it directly elected to one that is appointed by town officials, raises questions about aging infrastructure in light of the gas line explosions in Lawrence and surrounding towns, reports on an aquatic invasion by aggressive Canadian crabs, as well as looks at other topics. This program is currently airing at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Dr. Bobbi Wegner, a clinical psychologist and columnist in the Milton Times, is the guest on a new episode of “Broad Appeal,” where she talks about her expertise in stress-reduction for parents, as well as the many outlets she pursues in her career such as clinical duties, speaking engagements, writing and more. There are lots of useful tips for those out there with kids, so take a look when this new episode airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel

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Porches and verandas all around town were transformed into stages on a recent Saturday afternoon, as the Milton Porchfest saw families strolling through the streets and taking in the live music at many different locations. MATV cameras captured some of the action, and you can take a look yourself as some highlights from the Milton Porchfest 2018 are broadcast on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Chris Cartier is the guest co-host on a new installment of our movie review show, “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” On the table for discussion this time from the box office are Spike Lee’s “Blakkklansman,” giant shark-centric thriller “The Meg,” uncanny documentary story of the reunification of triplets separated at birth “Three Identical Strangers,” and on DVD and streaming services, the free-for-all comedy “Tag.” Get the scoop on these flicks when this show airs at Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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For all the singers out there, “Talk of the Town” host Brian Kelley took a trip over to a rehearsal of the Quincy Choral Society (which has lots of Milton members) to talk to their music director Joshua Rohde about his background, what it’s like to be a member of the society, as well as what to expect from the upcoming season. Also check out some behind-the-scenes footage of a QCS rehearsal in this new episode that is currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Chef Connie Spiros is cooking up three easy weeknight meals on “Meet Me in the Kitchen” this month. A creamy vegetable and fish stew made with mustard and dill, super simple chicken tacos with beans, tomato and sour cream, and a versatile and fresh shrimp-artichoke dish are all on the just-home-from-work menu. Check out this new episode that is currently airing on the Public channel on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

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Milton Library Foundation chair Mike Zullas sits down with library Director Will Adamczyk to talk about the upcoming Foundation Gala, its special guests, and what they are hoping to fund with proceeds from this year’s event. Also, the library’s October calendar is packed with programs for kids, teens and adults, so tune in to hear all about them from the librarians themselves as this program airs at Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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)
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.

MATV Newsletter, October 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for October, 2018

ACTION NEEDED!!

FCC’S ACTIONS PUT FUTURE OF COMMUNITY MEDIA IN JEOPARDY

The FCC is proposing to rule that all “In-Kind” cable franchise obligations other than PEG capital costs and build-out requirements are a “franchise fee” under the Cable Act and thus count against the 5% franchise fee cap. The FCC would define “In-Kind” contributions so broadly as to undermine the Cable Act’s intent to provide franchise fees to communities for use of public rights of way. Any non-monetary benefit could conceivably be charged back against franchise fees – from backhaul services, to electronic program guides, to the value of PEG channel capacity itself. The charge backs would be at fair market value as determined by the cable industry, so we believe in some areas franchise fees might be eliminated in their entirety.

What does this mean for Milton Access TV?
Comcast and RCN could charge back in kind services against the franchise fee, which is how we are funded. What can they charge for? The cost of running our 3 channels from Milton to the Comcast head end? The cost of maintenance? Service calls? 24 hour monitoring and technical support? The use of the I-NET? and the list could go on. 
This could cut our budget significantly, or even completely eliminate it.

We are asking that you contact your US Senator – either Senator Warren or Senator Markey, and ask them to oppose the FCC’s rulings. You can also write your comments to the Board of Selectmen or email your comments to us as we compile comments to send to the FCC. 

Sen. Warren

CALL 
Boston – 617-565-3170 
Springfield – 413-788-2690 
Washington, D.C. – 202-224-4543

Or click here to E-MAIL her

Sen. Markey

CALL
Boston – 617-565-8519
Springfield – 413-785-4610
Washington, D.C. – 202-224-2742

Or click here to E-MAIL him

Creator Spotlight

Get to know MATV content creators in our new series!

Announcements

Studio Closings
In observance of Columbus Day 
the MATV studio and office will be closed for the Monday October 8th holiday

October Special Town Meeting LIVE Coverage
Special Town Meeting has been scheduled to begin on Monday evening, October 22nd. MATV will have

gavel-to-gavel live coverage, starting that first night at 7:30pm, as well as all following nights as long as Town Meeting continues.  Coverage will be broadcast across town on the Government Channel, which is Comcast Channel 8 and RCN Channel 3. Or you can view the live broadcast online, from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, via our Video OnDemand page, which you can find by clicking here.

Classes
Monthly Orientation will be on Thursday, October 11th; and our Studio Production Class will be on Wednesday, October 17th. Scroll down for details and to sign up.

Special Town Meeting
LIVE Broadcast

The first night of the October Special Town Meeting will take place on
Monday, October 22nd

MATV will broadcast Special 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. 

TV Production Classes

Fall production classes are ongoing!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
(Field Production will return in 2019)

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

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


Fall 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:
Thursday October 11th 6pm  7pm
Thursday November 8th 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.

Wednesday October 17th 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 
This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

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

Wednesday November 14th 6pm – 7pm

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

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

Fall Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS fall sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High fall sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Click here to watch it now!

New York Times best-selling author J. Courtney Sullivan, who grew up in town, visited the Milton Art Center recently for an interview about her newest novel, “Saints for All Occasions.” Another acclaimed author, Stuart Nadler, who wrote “The Inseparables,” conducted the conversation, which delved into Sullivan’s character backstories, her motivations, and some other interesting tidbits. Tune in for this literary treat when it airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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“The Garden Path” takes a trip to a secret garden of another type in this month’s new episode. Host Christine Paxhia visits the Quincy home of Paul Cook for a tour of his hidden gem of a yard that is one part Victorian garden, one part Edward Scissorhands masterpiece. Come along to this hideaway tucked into the side of a hill and filled with exotic and rare specimens, as this program airs on the Public channel Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

 

Click here to watch it now!

The featured performer at this month’s MAC Open Mic is Art Center regular Chance Langton, a musician and actor who has headlined major comedy clubs across the country, had roles in movies including “House Party 2” and Adam Sandler’s “8 Crazy NIghts,” and whose song “I’m Better Than Them” is played nationally on the popular Dr. Demento radio program. All your other favorite MAC acts round out the program, which is currently airing during Music Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Milton High fall sports are back in action, and MATV volunteers are recording and replaying many varsity-level home games. All games run on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15), which you can watch on your TV or online via Video OnDemand. Check out our Program Guide to find out what is playing when.

 

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Cheryl Suchors’ new book, “48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains,” took nearly a decade to write, but “It’s All Write with Suzette” host Suzette Martinez Standring says it’s one of “the best books” she’s ever read. Tune in for this new episode, where the author sits down to talk about her long journey through career shifts, grief and sickness, to the peaks of the White Mountains and bookshelves around the country. This program 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.

 

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A frequent guest speaker at Fuller Village, Curry College History and Politics Professor Emeritus John Hill recently began a new lecture series titled “Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective.” Part I focuses on the years bracketing the Revolution, looking at what the words of John Adams, George Washington, and other framers of the republic can tell us about current events. Tune in for this talk, as it airs during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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It’s Pearl’s 100th birthday, on a new episode of “Fuller Talks.” As the lively host of this topical monthly talk show enters her 11th decade, the panelists look at a number of other milestones as well, including the deaths of notable Americans U.S. Sen. John McCain, singer Aretha Franklin and playwright Neil Simon, and the 100th birthdays of the late Red Sox great Ted Williams and musician Leonard Bernstein. Among other discussion topics are development in East Milton, the population crunch in the town’s schools and the renegotiations of NAFTA. Tune in for perspectives on all of this when the program airs at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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Gigi Giraffe, her pal Mel, Poppins, and the Kid Crew are back from their summer break with a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe.” It’s all about back-to-school and tips for making a smooth transition out of summer vacation, including learning some new sign language, while Gigi takes a trip to way up north to Finland to learn about that country’s language and culture. This fresh kid-focused half-hour installment is currently airing seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Suzanne Lombardi, owner of the two The Plate restaurants in town, is the guest on a new episode of “Broad Appeal.” Host Melissa Fassel Dunn talks with this in-town entrepreneur about her background in sculpture, how she moved on to co-found the Dancing Deer Baking Company, as well as other steps along the way to creating and running a local favorite food destination. Also pick up useful life tips and a recipe from deep in the woods up near the Canadian border 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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The Portrait in Jazz quintet closed out the Fuller Village Gazebo Concert Series recently, covering the entire spectrum of 20th Century American jazz, from New Orleans to show tunes to gospel, with some blues and Latin music mixed in as well. Savor the last few weeks of summer with this performance that is currently airing on the Public channel during Music Thursday at 7 p.m.

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)
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.

MATV Newsletter, September 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for September, 2018

Announcements

Studio Closings
In observance of Labor Day 
the MATV studio and office will be closed for the Monday September 3rd holiday

¡Celebrate Milton!
On Sunday, September 30th, join us at our table at ¡Celebrate Milton! at Pierce Middle School.
We’ll have some fun demonstrations, and definitely some free stuff!

October Special Town Meeting LIVE Coverage
Special Town Meeting has been scheduled to begin on Monday evening, October 22nd. MATV will have

gavel-to-gavel live coverage, starting that first night at 7:30pm, as well as all following nights as long as Town Meeting continues.  Coverage will be broadcast across town on the Government Channel, which is Comcast Channel 8 and RCN Channel 3. Or you can view the live broadcast online, from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, via our Video OnDemand page, which you can find by clicking here.

Hendrie's Building Comes Down

Check out the video below of the beginning of the Hendrie’s demolition. Follow us on Instagram or other social media as we follow the progress.

TV Production Classes

Production classes are here for the fall!

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

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

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


Fall 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:
Thursday September 13th 6pm – 7pm
Thursday October 11th 6pm  7pm
Thursday November 8th 6pm 
– 7pm

Field Production

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

Wednesday September 19th 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 8 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.

Wednesday October 17th 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 
This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

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

Wednesday November 14th 6pm – 7pm

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

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

Fall Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS fall sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High fall sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Click here to watch it now!

Go exploring in the residents gardens on the newest episode of “A Fuller Life.” Learn some secrets about successfully growing fruits, vegetables and flowers from some expert amateur gardeners, as well as pick up some tips about the health benefits of a number different kinds of herbs from the herb garden, including some plants that make great tea as well as those that can help you deal with a sore throat, or even what soldiers used to use long in the past to treat wounds. This informative program is currently airing Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

Click here to watch it now!

With school getting back in session and families back from vacation, the Milton Public Library is swinging into fall with lots of new programs, speakers, performers and exhibits. The monthly update for September goes over all that’s not-to-be-missed, and viewers can tune in to watch 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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Mid-August is an amazing time for fresh produce, and Connie Spiros has three fresh, easy and delicious recipes to help you get the most out of your garden’s or farmers market’s bounty. Bread and butter refrigerator pickles, a watermelon and feta salad, as well as sautéed sugar snap peas with pancetta are all on the “Meet Me in the Kitchen” menu, when this new episode airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Stonehill College professor of sociology Corey Dolgon recently brought his unique musical lectures to Fuller Village, performing “Popular Folksongs of the 1950s and 1960s.” Singing and playing the guitar and harmonica, this expert on American culture presented a song-based examination of the folk scene based in New York City following the close of World War II. Tune in to listen to this piece of American history, as this program airs during Music Thursday at 6 p.m. on the Public channel.

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The featured act at this month’s Milton Art Center Open Mic was Ashley Thermidor-Payne, delivering powerful vocals while playing the keyboard. The usual suspects are also on tap to open the evening, with lots of favorites as well as interesting and obscure music. Tune in when this program airs to close out Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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The midsummer episode of “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher” is up, and the hosts are taking a look at indies and blockbusters, including “Sorry To Bother You,” “Leave No Trace,” “8th Grade” and “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” as well as some movies that are out of theaters with “American Animals” and “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.” Get the scoop on the latest in cinema when this episode airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Former Boston Globe reporter Alison O’Leary returned to Fuller Village recently to speak about the book “So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II” that she co-wrote with frequent collaborator Michael Tougias. It tells the story of the Downs family’s struggle for survival after a German submarine blew their boat out of the water in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942, while also giving the perspective of the U-boat sailors. O’Leary discussed the germination of the book, the research behind it, as well as many of its details. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Selectman Tony Farrington has his say, as host Frank Schroth rounds out his series of sit-downs with the three most newly-elected Selectmen on his topical town discussion show, “My Town Matters.” Farrington talks about his priorities on the board, preventing teen substance abuse, improving traffic in town, and the developing social media policy and communication strategy for the board, among other topics. This interview is now airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Dining is an integral part of life on Cape Cod, with many restaurants, clam shacks and ice cream stands having come and gone, playing major roles in vacationers’ memories of their summer getaways. 12th generation Cape Codder Christopher Setterlund recently spoke at the Milton Public Library about his new book, “Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod,” mixing anecdote with history. Take a stroll down memory lane with this presentation that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. 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. Tune in when it plays on Tuesday evenings on the Public channel at 5 p.m.

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)
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.

MATV Newsletter, August 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for August, 2018

Announcements

In observance of Labor Day 
the MATV studio and office will be closed for the Monday September 3rd holiday

 

Ongoing (free!) Summer and Fall Classes

Learn how to edit video in our Post-Production Class August 23rd
or sign up for the Field Production Class on September 27th

Want to see what goes on here at MATV? Orientation is the best way to stick your toe in the water!

Upcoming Orientation Nights:
-Wednesday August 15th @ 6pm
-Wednesday September 19th @ 6pm

Scroll down for more info and to sign up!

Report from National Conference

The Alliance for Community Media recently held its annual Conference in Baltimore July 11 – 13.

The Alliance for Community media is a national organization that advocates for Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access centers to promote free speech, civic engagement, and to create community dialog through local media. About 3,000 PEG centers across the country are members of the ACM.

The theme this year was “Be More.” As we venture into the future, community media centers look at the challenges they face, and what opportunities lie ahead. 

MATV’s own executive Director Michael Lynch attended the conference, where he attended workshops relating to fundraising, federal and state policies that affect community media, and creating youth programs.

A highlight of the conference was the keynote speaker, Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!” who spoke about the importance of community media stations, the work they do, and the meaning of independent and local media in 2018 and beyond.

Watch Amy Goodman’s powerful Keynote Address here:
 https://acm.ompnetwork.org/embed/sessions/45694/opening-and-keynote-address

TV Production Classes

Production classes are continuing through the summer and into the fall.

~Field Production~
~Post Production~

Everything you need to be a video pro!

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

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

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 15th 6pm – 7pm
Wednesday September 19th 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.

Thursday, August 23rd, 6-7pm. 

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

Thursday, September 27th, 6-7pm. 

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

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

Opportunities

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

Fall Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS fall sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High fall sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Click here to watch the newest “Steppin’ Up to the Plate” right now!

Our weekly local sports show, “Steppin’ Up to the Plate,” took a look at what Milton’s athletes are up to over the summer, stopping by the Wildcat Wellness Center at MHS to talk with the head of the high school’s strength and conditioning program, Ted Kackley, who runs the program. Join host Mike Vega while he goes inside the state-of-the-art weight room and training techniques that young athletes are using to reach their potential as this new installment premieres Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. and then plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m., all on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15). Also catch reruns weeknights at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Parking issues around town, a scathing report on Veterans Affairs nursing homes in the region, as well as the fallout from the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland, are the topics of the talk on the August edition of “Fuller Talks.” It’s not just paid strategists for either political party on this show, but real people with real opinions. Check in with Pearl, Frank and Tara in this new episode that is currently airing at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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Resident Sheri Kaufmann, owner of Firefly Functional Wellness, is the guest on a new episode of “Broad Appeal.” Host Melissa Fassel Dunn talks with her about her transition from the world of advertising to becoming a health coach, specifically a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner who helps people identify and treat the root causes of health issues in their lives. This program is currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

 

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The Children’s Room is spending lots of time outdoors, a new artist is coming to the Wotiz gallery, there are lots of August adult events, summer reading is finishing strong while preparations for the fall Library Gala are heating up, Sally has new beach reads, and Chris has the inside info on how to get free music downloads on the library’s website. All this and more is in the August Milton Public Library Update. It’s airing 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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Dr. Andrew Budson is one of the top scholars and clinicians in the world in the field of human memory, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In a recent lecture he gave at Fuller Village, he discussed his new book, “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory,” sharing practical tips for recognizing what are normal changes to memory and what are causes for concern, strategies for dealing with memory impairment, as well as promising new research into treatments for Alzheimer’s. Tune in to hear from this world-class expert on neurology and memory care as this talk airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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Get tips on how to craft your own early-20th Century vintage style, as well as learn about the fashion of Ancient Egypt, in a new lecture from art historian and Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Manassa Darnell, who teaches at the University of Hartford and wears vintage, mostly from the 1920s, nearly every day. This talk is part of the Eustis Estate’s ongoing special exhibition, “Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England,” and it is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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Connie Spiros, along with a neighborhood pal, kicks up some classic favorites on a new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen.” Chocolate-chip “blondie” brownies, a Waldorf salad, and some not-your-everyday mac and cheese are all on the menu. Learn the important concepts and tricks to make your own versions of these dishes sing, as this program airs on the public channel Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

 

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Ukuleles, guitars, drum sets, keyboards, vocals, harmony — it’s all part of the July edition of the Milton Art Center Open Mic. Solo acts, duets and full bands play everything from folk to rock, and most of them are faces you’ll probably recognize. The Open Mic is currently airing on Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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Kids can get silly while learning all about drums and other percussion musical instruments in a new installment of the Library Children’s Hour featuring Mystic Drumz. Kooky characters, dance- and sing-a-longs, and a license to have fun are all part of this interactive performance featuring djembes, talking drums, cymbals, a musical frog and more. Tune in as it airs at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Public channel.

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“Talk of the Town” is all about consumer protection with this month’s guest, chief of staff and general counsel of the state’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Greg White. Host Brian Kelley conducts a wide-ranging interview about the office’s services, including their regulation on contractors, banks and other businesses, as well as what to do in situations that feel like scams or fraud. Tune in to learn how to protect yourself and what resources are available when this program airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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The annual Milton Music Fest and Fireworks was “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ’n Roll” this year, and the entire concert was captured by MATV cameras. Musical acts the Neville Sisters, Doc Ellis Band, Co-Pilot, and headliner Country Mile held down the stage at Hutchinson’s Field, with spectacular fireworks to cap the evening off. Catch all this as well as scenes from around the festival as this program airs on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

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The day after the Music Fest, Milton Hill turned green for the annual Celtic Sunday festivities with an entire afternoon of Irish music and fun. The lineup included Anto Crossey, Sean O’Toole, Colm O’Brien, Erin’s Melody, The Fenian Sons, Curragh’s Fancy, Devri, Pauline Wells, The Young Wolfetones and Cherry Orchard. Tune in for the entire show when it airs on the Education channel at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

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In this month’s episode of “The Great American Songbook,” host Jeff Stoodt takes a look at the work and life of Stephen Sondheim. Most highly appreciated for his lyrics written for some of the most famous musicals of the 20th Century, including “West Side Story,” Sondheim has been writing prolifically since 1954. Vocalists studying at university join Jeff in presenting many of these familiar tunes as this program 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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Fletcher Steele’s secret garden up off of Highland Street is the focus of this month’s “Milton Garden Path.” A walled oasis now a standalone property owned by the Milton Garden Club, this hidden gem is a mystery to most Miltonians. Host Christine Paxhia reveals this secluded sanctuary in this new episode that is currently airing on the Public channel  (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

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Selectman Melinda Collins was the second of the three newly-elected Selectman to sit down with “My Town Matters” host Frank Schroth for an inaugural interview. Talk focused on the future, with an eye to the processes that will drive big decisions like development, affordable housing and various major municipal projects. It’s currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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The giraffe is on the beach! Gigi Giraffe and the kid crew are catching some rays and taking a dip in the ocean on a summer-themed episode of “Actin’ Up!” Learn how to make a seaside collage during craft time, and take a trip to Brazil to learn some Portuguese in this warm-weather half-hour. Join in with Mel, Gigi and her entourage when this program airs seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.

 

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Patricia Gervasi opened her own salon on Beale Street in Quincy in 2015 after a journey up through the beauty industry that began as a teenager. On a new episode of “Broad Appeal,” this resident and entrepreneur talks about setting out on her own, including all the challenges involved in setting up her business. Pick up business tips and inspiration as this program airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

 

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The Sharon Community Chorus recently brought its nautically-themed “Overboard” pops performance to Fuller Village. Songs of wayfaring sailors, tropical islands and the simple cleansing power of water are selected from American Standards as well as some more contemporary songbooks. This concert is currently airing during Music Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Public channel.

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-7pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
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.

MATV Newsletter, July 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for July, 2018

Announcements

In observance of Independence Day,
the MATV studio and office will be closed for the Wednesday,  July 4th holiday.

Expanded Summer Hours

 

-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 7pm.


Weekly Studio Hours, Summer 2018

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

 

Ongoing Summer Classes!

There’s still time to enroll in one of our upcoming summer production classes, including this month’s orientation, which is on Wednesday evening, July 18.

Scroll down for more!

Legislative Update

 

The following message was sent out on Thursday, June 28, by MassAccess (the Massachusetts association of public media stations, of which MATV is a member) regarding the passage that same day of Massachusetts Senate Bill S. 2257, An Act to Support Community Access Television. The main purpose of the bill is to give public access stations High-Definition channels, as well as to be able to list their individual programs on the electronic program guide that appears on household televisions. The bill must now be passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives and signed by the governor to become law.

UPDATE – June 28, 2018
 
BOSTON – Community Media Channels in Massachusetts are one step closer to reaching parity with other cable offerings today after the Senate voted in favor of
S. 2257,  An Act to Support Community Access Television. Sponsored by Sen. John Keenan, the bill provides local cable channels the ability to broadcast in high-definition and have individual shows and offerings listed on program guides.
 
The bill is supported by MassAccess, a membership-based advocacy group representative of community media organizations in Massachusetts. “We are grateful to the Senate for moving this legislation forward that will help preserve and protect our local cable centers in Massachusetts,” said Melinda Garfield, Executive Director of Westwood Media Center and MassAccess President. “In a world where media production has become global, the community media center has stayed true to its local roots…all while continuing to embrace emerging technology. This is what community media centers do.”
 
Local cable television channels, often called “PEG channels” to correspond with the mission of public, educational or government access, provide a valuable public service to the community. There are over 200 local access cable TV centers in Massachusetts, the highest concentration of media centers in the country.
Local Access TV is the last hyper-local outlet for citizens, providing access to municipal meetings and providing transparency in local government. Channels provide local notices and information for citizens and residents. Additionally, individual centers provide educational and media literacy training, while serving as community hubs and centers and a training ground for students who want to pursue careers in TV and film.
 
The original bills put forward by Senator John Keenan and Representative Ruth Balser have 80 co-signers in the House and Senate and more than half of Massachusetts Senators signed on to a letter to Ways and Means ChairSenator Karen Spilka earlier this month, asking her to advance the bill.
 
The bill now goes to the House for consideration. If passed by the Legislature, the bill would be the first of its kind to be successful in the country, positioning Massachusetts as a leader.
 
Senator Michael J. Barrett of Middlesex County: I want to thank the gentleman for bringing this bill forward. I’m the chair of TUE (Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy). The House chair and I have a common interest because Chelmsford cable came to both of us. We were pleased to get this out of TUE. Here’s what is at stake. My constituents keep their channel guides within high def. We don’t wander any more off the high def menu. So my constituents and I simply never see what community access has to offer. We don’t even get that far. What we’re voting on this afternoon is to ensure that program listings show up. I think community access has dropped from the radar screen when we fail to see it high def. It’s critical that we see it among the other programming choices. 21 co-sponsors of this bill and what is at stake is the very question of access to the programming.
 

TV Production Classes

We’re offering a whole slew of classes
over the summer months! 

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

Everything you need to be a video pro!

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

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

*Studio Production happened in June. We’ll have more in the future. If you’re interested in learning how the studio equipment works, like the Tricaster and sound board, just ask us, and we’ll work something out!

 

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.

Summer Orientation Dates:
Wednesday July 18th 6pm – 7pm
Wednesday August 15th 6pm – 7pm

Field Production

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

Thursday, July 26th, 6-7pm. 

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.

Thursday, August 23rd, 6-7pm. 

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

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

Events Camera Operator

-Camera operators needed to cover events all around town. 
-Sports, lectures, musical performances, town events, and more!
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High fall sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

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Summer reading burst onto the scene at the Milton Public Library with an action-packed kids concert from the Toe Jam Band. Children can learn, get active, have fun and sing along with this high-energy performance that is currently airing during the Library Children’s Hour at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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Most residents have seen coyotes trotting down their street, but many people do not have the facts about this suburban resident animal. The Friends of South Shore Wildlife recently invited coyote expert Jonathan Way to give a presentation at the Public Library covering important facts about coyotes, including statistics on safety, research on biology and tracking of the animal’s habits. Don’t miss this highly relevant discussion when it airs during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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The Dedham Choral Society “Pops” Chorus recently performed at Fuller Village, celebrating American folk, popular and Broadway music with their concert, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over!” This organization of vocal talent has been around for 63 years, so tune in on Music Thursdays at 6 p.m. on the Public channel to celebrate the dawn of summer with this seasoned group of artists.

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Jeff Stoodt reviews some top picks from the past year in album releases, movies and short stories on the brand new summer episode of “You’ve Got To Have Art.” Randy Newman’s latest record and movies like “Tully” and “The Rider” are among the works of art examined in this program that is currently airing Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 4 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Pearl, Frank and Tara sort through the news and pick out what is most pertinent to local residents on a new episode of “Fuller Talks.” Local issues like the East Milton deck, state-level bills that may soon become law, and trying to find the bright spots in national and global politics are all on the docket this month. Tune in when this program airs at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Selectman Mike Zullas, one of the three newly-elected Selectmen, was the guest on “My Town Matters” this past week. He joined host Frank Schroth for a wide-ranging talk covering issues such as cut-through traffic, development, opportunities for youth, capital needs and the structure of the now-five-member board, among others, including the stalled East Milton deck and Hendries building projects. Join this discussion about the future of the town as it airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 

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Runners circled the town in the annual Milton Road Race, in both the 5K and the 10K. Elite athletes blazed through the course, while those in it for fun, fitness, charity and to challenge themselves also cruised by the MATV cameras. See if you can find some people you know when this program airs Thursdays at 1 p.m. on the Public channel.

 

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Alison O’Leary recently spoke at Fuller Village about the book that she co-authored, “Inns and Adventures: A History and Explorer’s Guide to New Hampshire, Vermont and the Berkshires.” She discussed the best tips that she discovered while touring the countryside by foot, bike and car with her co-author Michael Tougias in this lecture that is currently airing at 5 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

 

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Closing out the year in music at Pierce Middle School, the 7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert showcased the talents of the rising stars in the Milton school system in a performance featuring various instrumental ensembles as well as choruses. Catch this final concert of the school year as it airs seven days a week at 8:30 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

 

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The Herbie Ray Quartet was the first act of the summer at the Fuller Village gazebo, and they kicked things off with their renditions of American Songbook favorites. Tune in to this outdoor concert as it airs on Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Resident and author Tara Cousineau recently spoke at the Milton Public Library about her book, “The Kindness Cure,” exploring the idea of the power of kindness in our society and lives, the reasons why it may be lacking, and the ways in which it can improve things. Empathy, compassion, and other similar notions are considered in this talk that is airing during the Monday forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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The Quincy Choral Society recently performed Carl Orff’s scenic cantata “Carmina Burana” at St. Mary of the Hills Church for its spring concert. Featuring the voices of a number of Milton residents, as well as orchestral accompaniment and members of the South Shore Children’s Chorus Intermediate Choir, this QCS show is currently airing Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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A wide-ranging and in-depth look at all of the scams directed at seniors was the theme of the recent presentation at the Council on Aging. This talk from Blue Hills Bank’s Julie Beckham, titled “Protecting Your Money,” covered ideas like what kinds of life events, or even times of the day, may make seniors targets, as well as how to recognize scams and protect against them. This program is currently airing on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel.

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The MAC Open Mic rolls into summer with its latest rendition of local acts. Music and poetry are both part of this month’s installment, that is currently airing on Music Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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The walk relay, the bike relay and the swim competition together comprise the first annual Fuller Village Triathlon. Five teams of athletes competed for the inaugural crown this spring, zipping around the grounds at Fuller in this friendly and feel-good competition. Tune in to the Public channel Thursdays at 2 p.m. to see all the action.

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Graduation ceremonies for the Milton High School Class of 2018 were recorded on June 3, and the proceedings are currently being broadcast on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) Monday through Thursday at noon, and Friday through Sunday at 8 a.m.

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Immediately following graduation broadcasts, stay tuned for the MHS Senior Awards, where talent and dedication among this year’s seniors were rewarded and praised. This recognition of Milton’s best and brightest is being aired on the Education channel at 10 a.m. during the week, and at 2 p.m. on the weekends, including Friday.

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Bridget Dujardin is an occupational therapist who set out on her own and launched her own pediatric occupational therapy company based in town. She dropped by the set of “Broad Appeal” as the June guest to talk about her journey to becoming her own boss, insights from her own work as well as tips for anyone who might be caring for a family member. Host Melissa Fassel Dunn also takes a trip to a local restaurant for some original recipes in this new episode that is currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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The newest “A Fuller Life” is all about glory and sportsmanship in the athletic arena, as host Blossom Glassman interviews the champions of the first annual Fuller Village Triathlon: the Orange Team. Highlights from the competition are also included in this program that is currently airing Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel.

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Faithful “Fuller Talks” panelist Lucille Kelly made what may be her final appearance on the dais in the June episode, as she moves on to other pursuits. But she gets into the fracas one more time, as the Fuller pundits discuss myriad issues including the Curry College graduation speaker, the sale of Fallon Ambulance, rebuilding coastal barriers after storm flooding on the North and South Shores, large proposed wind farms off the coast of the Cape and Islands, local U.S. Congressional races, North Korea and more. 

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The Fuller Village Chorus recently wrapped up its year with the annual Spring Concert, showing off their chops with some challenging new numbers as well as familiar classics and a singalong full of fun and levity. Join in this event from your own living room as it is currently kicking off Music Thursdays at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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The town recently held its annual Memorial Day Observance, culminating at the Milton Cemetery. This year’s keynote speaker was Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy and Command Master Chief at the U.S. Naval War College, Craig R. Cole. If you were unable to attend the ceremony, or would simply like to view it again, this program is currently airing on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) daily at 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.

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The Milton High School Small Ensembles Concert featured a number of musical groups with a variety of musical styles, from jazz to classical to choral and more. See the incredible talent that our town’s students have to offer when this showcase airs seven days a week at 7 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN15).

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Immediately following the concert, stayed tuned to the Education channel as Milton High School recognizes its student musicians at the annual MHS Music Awards Night ceremony. Top talent as well as great attitude and effort all get their just due, along with trophies, plaques and a lot of fun as well. This broadcast airs seven days a week at 8:30 p.m.

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Movies “The Rider,” “A Quiet Place” and “Deadpool 2“ are all up for review and under the microscope on a new episode of “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” Some she and her co-host, Paul Healy, liked, and some they definitely didn’t. Turn your dial to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to get the scoop.

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As it does every year, the Milton Rotary Club brought the best of Milton High School’s jazz and big band-style musical talent to the residents of Fuller Village for the annual Rotary Pops Concert. The ability of these young artists was on full display for this yearly event, and Miltonians can enjoy it on their own televisions during the Rotary Hour on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m. on the Public channel.

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-7pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
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.

MATV Newsletter, June 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for June, 2018

Announcements

Expanded Summer 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 7pm.


Weekly Studio Hours, Summer 2018

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

 

New Summer Classes!

MATV is offereing a slew of new production classes over the summer. 
Want to learn how to make TV?? scroll down to learn more.

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.

 

New TV Production Classes

We’re offering a whole new slew of classes
over the summer months! 

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

Everything you need to be a video pro!

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

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

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.

Summer Orientation Dates:
Wednesday June 13th 6pm – 7pm

Wednesday July 18th 6pm – 7pm
Wednesday August 15th 6pm – 7pm

Studio Production

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

Thursday, June 21st, 6-7pm. 

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

Thursday, July 26th, 6-7pm. 

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.

Thursday, August 23rd, 6-7pm. 

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

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

Events Camera Operator

-Camera operators needed to cover events all around town. 
-Sports, lectures, musical performances, town events, and more!
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High fall sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

 

Amor Towles, best-selling author of the Milton Reads novel “A Gentleman in Moscow,” recently came to town to give a rare talk about his book. Though he doesn’t do many appearances, he happened to be in the area, and was able to speak at the MHS auditorium, as well as answer audience questions. This special program is not available online, so the only way to see it is to tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m.