What’s New on MATV, July 11, 2019

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

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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

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

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Celebrate the centennial of Nat King Cole with Jeff Stoodt on “The Great American Songbook.” This first installment of a two-part series focuses on the prolific singer’s work with his famous trio, doing most of their production in the years after WWII and into the early 1950s. Delve into his upbringing and musical training, and learn about what launched him into stardom, when this episode airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.

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

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What’s New on MATV, July 4, 2019

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

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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

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

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

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

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What’s New on MATV, June 27, 2019

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

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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

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

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

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

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

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What’s New on MATV, June 20, 2019

Runners pushed themselves to personal bests in the 42nd Annual Milton Road Race, which recently took over streets along its 10-kilometer course. It seems that ever more young people, many …

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.)

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

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

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

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

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What’s New on MATV, June 13, 2019

Kristina Tsipouras Miller is a serial entrepreneur, and she is the latest guest on the “Broad Appeal” set. Founder of the business networking and educational group Boston Business Women …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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

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

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

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

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What’s New on MATV, June 6, 2019

The Milton Foundation for Education’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that lauds the best of the best among the town’s amazing educators. The schools are …

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 Milton Foundation for Education’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that lauds the best of the best among the town’s amazing educators. The schools are often referred to as the town’s crown jewels, so tune in to find out who is setting the standard and why they are so worthy of praise, when this program airs at 5 p.m. each day on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

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Congratulations to the Milton High School Class of 2019! Graduation ceremonies were aired live on MATV, but you can go back and listen to all the speakers and see your favorite Wildcats accept their diplomas during a rebroadcast of the proceedings on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day.

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Pierce Players spring production is “Mary Poppins Jr.” and the stars of the show took a moment out of their busy rehearsal regimen to give a preview of what the audience is in for, including impressive stagecraft, period costumes and the themes that connect to the actors on a personal level. Check out this brief promo all around the MATV schedule as well as on our website.

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100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Natalie Fultz was the keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day Observance held at Milton Cemetery. Having served in WWII as well as the Korean War, she shared her unique perspective on legacy, responsibility and remembrance, alongside other speakers and musical accompaniment from MHS musicians, in this ceremony that is currently airing Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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MHS musicians were back at Fuller Village for the 2019 rendition of the annual concert sponsored by the Milton Rotary Club. This intimate concert featured chamber ensembles comprising both jazz and classical styles. Tune in for this musical tradition as it airs Monday afternoons on the Public channel at 4 p.m.

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What’s New on MATV, May 30, 2019

Back for a second year, the Milton Art Center’s Youngblood II concert featured talented young musicians from town playing in a stripped down, folk/pop-style setting, with performers including Sky Fortes, …

By Michael Lynch

MATV Executive Director

MATV will broadcast Milton High School graduation ceremonies live on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 2 p.m.

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.)

Back for a second year, the Milton Art Center’s Youngblood II concert featured talented young musicians from town playing in a stripped down, folk/pop-style setting, with performers including Sky Fortes, Dominik Hyppolite, Victorian Breakfast, Edward Enyedy, Eowyn Young, Hysterical Irony, Bella Fiske, The Temporaries, Esme and Kate, Corey Hales, Ben Garrity, Pit, and more. Tune in Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) to check it out.

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Milton High recently put on its Spring Concert, featuring myriad musical groups including the MHS orchestra, string and brass ensembles, chamber groups, choirs and jazz band. This showcase of talented students covered a wide range of genres and was full of fine performances. It’s currently playing seven evening a week on the Education channel at 7 p.m.

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Summer Reading is here again at the Milton Public Library, and this month’s Page Turner library update has all the information parents and kids need to get off on the right foot. See what events the library has in store for residents before people start taking off for vacation 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.

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MATV’s spring intern Chelsea Conroy did a great job helping out with production over the past three months, and the Curry College graduating senior was kind enough to be the focus of this month’s Creator Spotlight. It’s airing all around our schedule, so tune in when you can to hear about what her experience with us has been like. Good luck, Chelsea, and thanks for all your good work!

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What’s New on MATV, May 23, 2019

Brian Walsh, chair of the Fire Station Building Committee, was the guest on a new “Fuller Talks.” Replacing the town’s fire stations will be one of the most expensive capital undertakings …

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.)

Brian Walsh, chair of the Fire Station Building Committee, was the guest on a new “Fuller Talks.” Replacing the town’s fire stations will be one of the most expensive capital undertakings the town has even seen, and the guest spoke with the panelists about where the plan currently stands, what the next steps are, and the best way to be involved as a citizen. Tune in for this illuminating half-hour looking at a pivotal issue for the town, when it airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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As the Bruins try to bring home the Stanley Cup and the Red Sox dig themselves out of the hole they dug themselves to start the season, Milton High spring sports teams head into the playoffs themselves. “Stepping Up to the Plate” host Michael Vega and his co-host Al Presutti break it all down with a local angle, with new episodes every Thursday, airing seven days a week on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 6:30 p.m.

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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:

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

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:

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

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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