What’s New on MATV, March 21, 2019

The “Garden Path” is back from its winter break to ring in the advent of spring with a new episode featuring the early season growing preparations at Brookwood Community Farm in Canton. Host Christine Paxhia takes …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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

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

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

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What’s New on MATV, March 14, 2019

On a special single-topic episode of “Fuller Talks,” the town’s top two schools officials, Mary Gormley and Glenn Pavlicek, sat down with the panel to discuss the impending classroom crunch …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

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

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

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Kicking off the “Hamilton”-themed library programming for Milton Reads month, Boston Conservatory Associate Professor or Theater Chris Caggiano recently delivered a lecture that looks at the history of American musical theater, using the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” as a jumping-off point, with a look at the influence that particular work has had on the genre. Catch this talk during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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

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What’s New on MATV, March 7, 2019

Did you know that antibiotics are completely ineffective for treating viral infections? And even when someone has a bacterial infection, it’s not always best …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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

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Hurling is an Irish sport full of action, speed and skill, and in the new St. Patrick’s Day of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” one of the kid crew members who plays the game is showing Gigi and everyone else how it all works. Learn some new sign language and even capture a leprechaun in this episode that is currently airing seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.

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For the layperson, there’s a lot of jargon that gets in the way of understanding the basics of digital technologies. MIT visiting lecturer and author Mark Stuart Day recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about his new book, “Bits to Bitcoin: How Our Digital Stuff Works,” which sets out to explain some of those slippery computer topics in simplified terms that anyone can grasp. Tune in for a digestible discussion on computer security, the cloud, the blockchain and more when this episode airs on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

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In this month’s Creator Spotlight, get to know “Talk of the Town” host and producer Brian Kelley, who has been putting his own spotlight on Miltonians with his cable access show for over 23 years. Take a look back at some of the early days of the program, with Thatcher Farm milk truck rides and interviews with bedrock community members, and hear anecdotes about times where things may have gone a bit sideways during production. This brief sit-down is airing all around the MATV schedule, and it is also available on our website via Video OnDemand.

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On New Year’s Day, 1984, 24-year-old Kevin Walsh rigged himself to 57 helium-filled balloons and took off a mile into the sky. Now, this Milton resident has written a book about his experience, including the FAA investigation into the incident, called “57 Balloons,” and he recently visited the Milton Public Library to deliver an author talk. This presentation is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, February 28, 2019

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 …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What’s New on MATV, February 21, 2019

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 …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

MATV will broadcast the upcoming Special Town Meeting live on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3), as well as via our Video OnDemand service (click here), starting on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., including any subsequent evenings until the close of proceedings.

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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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 February 25. Turn your TV set to the Government channel at 7:30 p.m. every evening until Town Meeting to get up to speed in just a half-hour.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What’s New on MATV, February 14, 2019

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 …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What’s New on MATV, February 7, 2019

Fresh off their finalist nomination for Best Youth Program at the Mass Creator Awards, Mel and Gigi are back for 2019 with a …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

Fresh off 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.

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This month’s 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. Tune in for this program Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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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.

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“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.

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What’s New on MATV, January 31, 2019

“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 …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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“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.

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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.

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“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.

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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).

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What’s New on MATV, January 24, 2019

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 …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What’s New on MATV, January 17, 2019

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 …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)

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.

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The Pierce Players are putting on “High School Musical Jr.” this weekend, 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. This brief promotional video is playing all over the MATV Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at various times, so tune in whenever you can to get a peek.

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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.

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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.

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