What’s New on MATV, May 16, 2019

After planting seeds on the last episode, a new “Garden Path” heads back to Brookwood Community Farm to explore how the seedlings are taken from the greenhouse to the soil. In the second …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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After planting seeds on the last episode, a new “Garden Path” heads back to Brookwood Community Farm to explore how the seedlings are taken from the greenhouse to the soil. In the second of a three-part series taking a look inside this local agricultural operation, viewers can learn all about techniques for staving off early-season frost, what gets planted when and how exactly volunteers are able to sow entire fields with their bare hands. Get the low down on where your food comes from when this program airs Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 11 a.m., all on the Public channel.

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A trio of world-class musicians, comprising the cello, piano and violin, recently played a classical concert at the library. The name of the group is Trio Spirito, and one of its members, Loren Peason, teaches violin in the Milton Public Schools. Some truly fine music was played at this intimate concert, which includes some commentary from the performers as well. Catch it during Music Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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John Radosta recently published a book titled “Bob Dylan in Performance: Song, Stage and Screen.” He also happens to be an English teacher at Milton High School. “You’ve Got To Have Art” host Jeff Stoodt was able to bring the author to sit down for a chat about Dylan, particularly about the enigmatic singer’s unique vocal style, using his live performance to expand understanding of what the artist is attempting to accomplish. Any Dylan fan will find this discussion intriguing, and it 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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MAC Open Mic regular Eric “The Snake” Gulliksen was the featured performer at the May installment of this monthly musical potpourri. A member of Orpheus, the popular rock group of the 1960s and 70s, he brought some serious star power to the stage, mixing in with many other regulars and a few new faces. Take a listen when it airs during Music Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, May 9, 2019

It’s time for the MHS Student and Faculty Cabaret! Teachers and students teamed up to play all kinds of musical arrangements, from jazz to choral, rock to folk, with tones …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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It’s time for the MHS Student and Faculty Cabaret! Teachers and students teamed up to play all kinds of musical arrangements, from jazz to choral, rock to folk, with tones ranging from somber to silly. See all your favorite MHS musicians along with their mentors collaborating for a fun and memorable night on the stage, when this concert airs each evening at 8 p.m. (Comcast 22/RCN 15) on the Education channel.

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Representatives from the town Police and Health departments, High School, Hospital and Youth Task Force comprised a panel at the most recent Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition meeting, where they spoke about their organizations’ efforts to reduce substance abuse. Hear directly from these constituent members, including an overview on the youth center that is slated to go in at First Congregational Church, when this program airs daily at 7 p.m. on the Education channel.

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After storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and struggling to advance through the region’s infamous hedgerows, Herb Colcord was taken prisoner by Nazi forces. Now a Fuller Village resident, he recently sat down with “A Fuller Life” host Blossom Glassman to recount the story of his capture, the months of squalor he spent in captivity, and his eventual liberation by an Allied unit. Tune in for this riveting story when this new 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 Boston City Singers Tour Choir starred in the most recent Milton Community Concerts presentation, “A Message of Music.” Featuring a wide range of music, from South African folk songs to classical music, from jazz standards to gospel, this group of 40 singers, ages 12-18, came to town from many parts of Greater Boston to put on this fun and upbeat show that is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

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The exceptional musical offerings of St. Michael’s Parish were on display again for the church’s annual Good Friday concert, this year a Meditation in Music comprising John Rutter’s “Requiem.” The performance featured the St. Michael’s Schola Cantorum, Chancel Choir and Chamber Ensemble, the majority of which are made up of Milton residents. This program is currently airing during Music Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, May 2, 2019

MATV will broadcast Annual Town Meeting live on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3), as well as via our Video OnDemand service on www.miltonaccesstv.org, starting …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

MATV will broadcast Annual Town Meeting live on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3), as well as via our Video OnDemand service on www.miltonaccesstv.org, starting on Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., including any subsequent evenings until the close of proceedings.

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On this month’s Creator Spotlight, “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” creator and star Mel Gillespie goes under the microscope to dish on how it all got started, what it’s like to produce an animated children’s show with a talking giraffe, and what drives her to do what she does. There may even be a surprise interview with the snow’s four-legged co-star, and suffice it to say, she does not hold back. This short program is airing all around the MATV schedule.

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World champion competitive power-lifter Kelsey McCarthy is the newest guest on “Broad Appeal.” Although she travels the globe setting records and going up against the strongest women in the world, she is a true local, having grown up in Quincy, with her day job working as a physical therapist at Elliott Physical Therapy. She talks about her journey from playing soccer for Northeastern University to jumping into competitive lifting, as well as balancing life with competing and training at the highest possible level. This interview is currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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Dealing with inconsolable grief; finding the joy in the moment during seemingly hopeless times; and ultimately triumphing through tragedy: these are among the themes of a new episode of “Talk of the Town,” where host Brian Kelley speaks to Kari McHugh about her late son, Michael, his fight against cancer, and the ways in which they have been able to transcend his loss through community and perseverance. This program is currently airing at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel.

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There’s a whole lot of hype out there about “Avenger’s: Endgame” and the return of “Game of Thrones,” but there’s also a whole lot else to watch when you’re done with those. Eileen Maher is back with another episode of “Reel Talk” to help you navigate those waters, with cinema reviews of “Dumbo,” “Us,” “Gloria Bell” and “The Chaperone,” plus Netflix show “Santa Clarita Diet.” Check it out when it airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Warm weather means lounging under a tree with a good book, and lots of engaging events at the Milton Public Library. Some truly unique programs are scheduled for May, including a Children’s Room garden party where kids can plant pizza ingredients, as well as Art Week in the adult events. Tune in for this and more when “The Page Turner” library update 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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Resident Bill Lane worked for 35 years for the classic East Coast restaurant and ice cream chain Friendly’s, starting as a trainee and eventually retiring as Vice President of Operations, Training, Franchising and Administration. He recently spoke at Fuller Village about the history of the franchise, sharing stories and photos that are sure to provoke happy memories for anyone who grew up frequenting their tables. This lecture 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, April 25, 2019

The night of the upcoming Town Election, Tuesday, Apr. 30, Milton Access TV will broadcast a live Election Results Show, starting at 8 p.m. on the Government …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

The night of the upcoming Town Election, Tuesday, Apr. 30, Milton Access TV will broadcast a live Election Results Show, starting at 8 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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Heart healthy recipes are on the plate on a new “Meet Me in the Kitchen.” Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dr. Monique Tello joins Connie Spiros to cook up some grilled chicken stir-fry with a tangy, mustardy sauce, a veggie and nut-filled salad, some edamame for a snack, and dark chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Turn this on and cook along in your kitchen when it airs on the Public channel  (Comcast 9/RCN 13) on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

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Teaching children about Boston’s history is retired National Park Ranger Lauren McGrath’s passion, and she recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about her recently released illustrated book on the subject, “If Boston’s Buildings Could Speak: By Freddie the Fish.” She chats with host Suzette Martinez Standring about her career leading tours of Boston’s historic downtown, as well as how this book came to be. This conversation 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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In celebration of National Poetry Month, three poets who are also professors at Salem State University recently held a shared reading at the Milton Public Library. Professors Kevin Carey, January Gill O’Neil and J.D. Scrimgeour read from their original poems in a so-called poetry in the round fashion, following each other rapid fire, choosing poems on the fly to follow thematically what had just been read before, one at a time. Tune in for this lively reading when it airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, April 18, 2019

There may not be any contested town-wide office races this Town Election, but voters will be faced with a referendum as to whether to make the Town Treasurer job an appointed …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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There may not be any contested town-wide office races this Town Election, but voters will be faced with a referendum as to whether to make the Town Treasurer job an appointed position, as opposed to the elected role it is now. Town Government Study Committee Chair Rick Neely dropped by the set of “My Town Matters” this month to take an in-depth look at this issue. Hear from him when this program airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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And “Fuller Talks” is taking on the Town Treasurer question as well, as Town Government Study Committee member Leroy Walker, along with Fuller Village Chair Marvin Gordon, makes his pitch to voters. The panelists also get in some history on this episode that is all about how Fuller Village came to be. This discussion 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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The Apollo Club of Boston, the second-oldest continuously active men’s singing group in the country, recently held a concert at Fuller Village, performing folk songs, show tunes, sea chanteys, love songs and other classical and semi-classical music. This lively and pedigreed production is currently airing during Music Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Milton High School and Pierce Middle School musicians recently teamed up for Jazz Night at the MHS auditorium. Groups of all sizes and compositions took the stage to show off their skills and entertain the crowd on this evening that was full of familiar favorites as well as innovative improvisation. Tune in to the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN15) at 2:30 p.m. on weekdays or 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to catch this performance.

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What’s New on MATV, April 11, 2019

Melissa Fassel Dunn, owner and founder of The Milton Scene, recently sat down with MATV Executive Director Michael Lynch to discuss the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposed rule …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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Melissa Fassel Dunn, owner and founder of The Milton Scene, recently sat down with MATV Executive Director Michael Lynch to discuss the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking that, if approved, could significantly reduce the amount of funding MATV and other local access stations across the country receive from cable providers. Tune in to hear how funding was started, what the proposed rule sets out to establish, and what you as residents can do to help. This interview is currently airing at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13), as well as elsewhere around the MATV channels.

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Quincy Choral Society’s recent celebration of Irish music and verse, “A Celtic Tradition,” was a concert featuring an array of arrangements, tunes and tones. The full-blown chorus, featuring many Milton residents, took center stage for much of the evening, with variety provided by small groups from solos to quintets, various vocals with accompaniments, poetry, bagpipes and audience participation. This program is currently airing during Music Thursday on the Public channel at 5 p.m.

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The Milton Public School’s student choruses were also in action, closing out Music in Our Schools Month with a pair of concerts showcasing a variety of groups. Both of these performances are currently airing on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15), with the Grades 6 through 12 concert at 4 p.m. and the Grades 7 through 12 concert at 5 p.m.

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The MBTA recently held a public hearing at the Council on Aging to share details of the department’s plans for the Mattapan High Speed Line trolley car that run through town, as well as to field questions from the public. Mounting costs and difficulty of repair have put pressure on maintaining this historical railway, and this information-filled meeting is an excellent way to get all of the facts. It is currently airing daily on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) at 9:30 a.m.

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“Organ Donation: The Impact One Decision Can Make” was a recent presentation given at Pierce Middle School that featured local residents whose lives have been saved by organ donations, or whose loved ones were able to help save others by donating their own organs. Also hear from a leading surgeon in this area about the state of the art, as well as en expert sharing enlightening information and statistics. This program is currently airing on the Education channel at noon Monday through Thursday, and at 10:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

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Gigi Giraffe is back in action with her pal Mel on a new Easter-themed episode of “Actin’ Up.” This might just be the silliest episode yet, with imaginations running wild during Silly Story Time, hilarious jokes in Mail Time, and a trip across the Atlantic Ocean too. Join in the fun 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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What’s New on MATV, April 4, 2019

Making its worldwide debut this week is MATV’s newest show, “A Nurse’s Knowledge, with Eileen,” a short five-to-ten-minute program that features important health information from …

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.)

Making its worldwide debut this week is MATV’s newest show, “A Nurse’s Knowledge, with Eileen,” a short five-to-ten-minute program that features important health information from a host (someone whom many MATV viewers will recognize) who has been a nurse for over 20 years. Each month, Nurse Eileen shares her expertise on a timely and vital area of medical and health knowledge. April is Diabetic Foot Care Health Month, and the host goes over the most important things to keep you or your loved ones’ steppers in good working order. Tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening, or just keep an eye peeled elsewhere around our programming schedule, to check out this new show.

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This month’s Creator Spotlight focuses on “It’s All Write with Suzette” host Suzette Martinez Standring. Keep an eye out all around the MATV schedule for this brief testimonial to hear about how she started her long-running interview show that is all about writing, as well as some fascinating stories that happened along the way. And of course, you can visit our Video OnDemand page on our website to check it out, too.

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And Suzette has a new episode out this week too, with “The Southie Pact” author Kevin Devlin sitting down to talk about his debut novel. A longtime newspaper writer in South Boston, Devlin decided to branch out to the fiction genre to tell a story about a group of friends that is both tragic and funny, dealing with the opioid epidemic. He talks about his book and the process of writing it in this new episode that is airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

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A fresh “Broad Appeal” for the month features MZ Skincare owner Marianne Zullas, who is talking all about natural skincare. This business-owner shares her experiences of being an entrepreneur, including challenges and triumphs, as well as shares her expertise on the biggest pitfalls to avoid, plus some nuanced pro tips, if you want to keep your skin healthy. This program is currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

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It’s the 10th anniversary celebration of the public library’s new wing, and they have planned a weekend full of events, including turning the whole library into a miniature golf course. There are lots of other things to keep your brain engaged, from lectures to concerts and more, plus book clubs for every taste, in this month’s “Page Turner” library update. Tune in 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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Rev. John Allen of First Congregational Church in Milton has a long history of humanitarian activism when it comes to immigration, and at a recent lecture at Fuller Village, he shared the story of how he came to be involved in this effort, as well as giving important factual information about this misunderstood and hot-button political area, including how the church is helping those who are caught in the middle. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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What’s New on MATV, March 28, 2019

March is Music in Our Schools Month in town, and student musicians of all ages and genres have been performing and showing off their talents.Kicking things off for …

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.)

March is Music in Our Schools Month in town, and student musicians of all ages and genres have been performing and showing off their talents.

Kicking things off for MATV’s coverage of these concerts is the Strings Concert featuring Grades 5 through 12. A host of various arrangements and combinations of strings instruments are featured in this showcase, ranging from classical to pop and contemporary. It’s currently airing on the Education channel at 8:30 p.m. seven days a week.

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Not to be outdone, the Grades 5 through 12 Band Concert also took place over the past weeks, bringing the flavor of woodwinds, brass and percussion to the MHS Auditorium stage. A wide variety of groups showcase a plethora of genres, from traditional all the way up to modern rock and roll. Tune in to the Education channel seven days a week at 7 p.m. for this program.

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Many of the finest opera singers in the region once again descended on First Parish Milton church for the fifth annual Sing for Their Supper charity concert benefiting the Milton Food Pantry and the Milton Residents Fund. Arias abound in this set of performances that also includes a very entertaining and lighthearted piano duet. Tune in when this program airs on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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Martin Quitt, Professor Emeritus of History at UMass Boston, continues the library’s Milton Reads “Hamilton” programming with a discussion on the musical, the Federalist pamphlets and the founding of the American Republic. Get into the nitty gritty of the history behind this smash Broadway hit when this lecture airs during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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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:

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

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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