The latest programs on MATV

  • What’s New on MATV, April 19, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    Residents got another chance to hear from the candidates for town-wide office at the recent Fuller Village Debate. Candidates went head-to-head, answered relevant questions from a moderator in this discussion with an eye toward the April 24 Town-wide Election. It is currently airing at seven days a week at 3 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

     

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    And at the final forum featuring candidates for the town-wide office, the East Milton Neighborhood Association’s Candidates Forum featured more of a back-and-forth between audience members and the candidates. Tune in for this candid session that is currently airing at seven days a week at 4 p.m. on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

     

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    In a new episode, “My Town Matters” takes a look at the town-wide Solarize Milton solar energy initiative. Host Frank Schroth sits down to interview Sustainable Milton’s Laurie Macintosh and Henry MacLean about this program that incentivizes property owners to install solar panels, including a financial breakdown and testimonials from those who already have solar cells on their roofs. Catch this program 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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    The Friends of the Milton Public Library recently hosted Toni Wiley, the executive director of Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, to talk about the work and history of her organization. This youth-oriented tennis club on Blue Hill Avenue helps local young people develop character and life opportunities through tennis and mentorship. This lecture is currently airing at 6:30 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

     

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    The Nahanton Avenue Band was the featured performer at the April installment of the monthly Open Mic at the Milton Art Center. Catch all your favorite local performers as well, as the Open Mic airs in its usual time slot on Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

  • What’s New on MATV, April 12, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    March is Music in Our Schools Month in the school district, with a number of concerts being held featuring student musicians. The MIOSM Strings Concert recently took place at MHS, featuring orchestral strings ensembles of varying sizes, compositions and styles. Tune in for this musical showcase seven days a week at 9 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

     

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    And right on the heels of the strings concert, the MIOSM Band Concert features woodwind, brass, percussion and other types of instruments. Tune in at 7 p.m., seven days a week, on the Education channel for this musical showcase.

     

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    Among the collections of the Wakefield Estate are original early-19th century works by Boston-based master furniture makers John and Thomas Seymour. In the latest of the Estate’s Stone Soup talks, furniture conservator Robert Mussey explores the deeper story behind the Seymour Collection, as well as the craftsmen’s legacy at-large. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    St. Michael’s Episcopal Church recently held its annual Good Friday Concert, this year featuring a performance of “Annelies,” a full-length choral work based on “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Tune in for this concert that examines the theme of perseverance in the face of adversity, as it airs during Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, April 5, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    Residents rights in nursing homes is the topic in a new lecture from the Milton Council on Aging. Learn how nursing homes have changed over the decades, as well as find out how to ask the right questions and protect your own or loved ones’ rights when this informative talk airs on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    MATV Director of Editing Gerry D’Apollo is the guest chef on a brand new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen,” where he and host Connie Spiros prepare a surprisingly easy but delicious dirty rice and kielbasa dish, perfect for weeknight dinner, along with a slightly sweet cast-iron cornbread. Tune in for this latest installment Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m., both on the Public channel.

     

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    “Broad Appeal” is featuring some very crafty design this month, with guest Allegra Murray who built her own company, The Petal Peddler’s Shop, that makes and sells floral jewelry, decorations and stationary made from the pages of old books. Join her and host Melissa Fassel Dunn for a discussion of how to build an artisan business from scratch on this new episode that is currently airing Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. as well as Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Resident Jim Dunphy has been refining his hobby of woodworking for years, making all kinds of intricate boxes, clocks, bowls, vessels and even smartphone amplifiers — that you don’t have to plug into anything. Take a tour through this craftsman’s works on a new episode of “A Fuller Life” when it airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., all on the Public channel.

     

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    The “Fuller Talks” panel is at it again, with their main topics of discussion covering the importance of youth participation in politics as well as privacy and data control on social media. Tune in for this and additional news analysis in a new episode that is airing at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, March 29, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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    Discussing his acclaimed book “Dreaming the Beatles,” Rolling Stone magazine contributor, author and Milton native Rob Sheffield recently sat down for an on-stage interview with NPR music critic Amelia Mason for a fundraiser benefiting the Milton Library Foundation. Stick around after the interview for a performance from early-year Beatles cover band, Studio Two. This program is currently closing out the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Another operatic treat comes to town with “A Glimpse into the Future,” the latest installment in the Milton Community Concerts series. This performance features up-and-coming, graduate-level opera talent from the New England Conservatory of Music delivering arias, scenes from operas and musical theater favorites. Catch this concert as it airs on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    An expert with a doctorate in Russian Literature, UMass Boston’s Patricia Suhrcke recently led a discussion of the Milton Reads 2018 novel, “A Gentleman in Moscow,” with an audience at Fuller Village. Delve deeper into the textures and secret structures of this book being read town-wide, as this lecture airs at 5 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

     

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    The town’s public schools have many offerings in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Information Night was recently hosted by the school district, and parents with young children who want to learn about how these subjects are approached from the earliest grades onward can tune in when it airs at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

     

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    Get the inside scoop on what’s in store for library patrons during the month of April in the new Milton Public Library Update, including book recommendations and a tech tip of the month. Catch this informative half-hour Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, March 22, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    Gardening teacher and writer Betsy Williams recently stopped by Fuller Village to share her expertise on the increasingly popular technique of growing plants in containers, including large fruiting species like cucumbers and tomatoes. Learn the tricks to success from this down-to-earth presentation that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    The Caribbean sounds of the Dorchester-based Tempo International Rhythm Section are featured on the newest episode of “You’ve Got to Have Art.” In addition to performing with some some truly unique instruments, group members sit down with host Jeff Stoodt to talk about the meaning behind their music and its cultural roots. Tune in when this episode airs on the Public channel Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 4 p.m.

     

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    Were you happy that “The Shape of Water” won the Oscar for Best Picture, or were you upset with the Academy’s choices? Eileen Maher closes out Hollywood’s awards season with another new episode of “Reel Talk” that looks at the aftermath of Oscar night. This new installment is currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, March 15, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    With a new set of stage lights, a new piano and a new snappy format, the Milton Art Center Open Mic is back with an updated installment of its monthly series. The wayfaring Bill Anderson is the featured performer, with original compositions on guitar. This concert is currently closing out Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Archaeology is an ongoing pursuit at the Wakefield Estate, and that’s what the latest installment of the Stone Soup Speaker Series is all about. The former director of the summer archaeology institute at the estate, Dr. Sara Belkin, surveys the findings from five years of digs on the site where an Irish tenant farmer family lived in town during the 19th century. Tune in for this program that is currently airing at 5 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

     

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    For parents with children who will be entering the first grade in the fall, the Milton Public Schools recently held its Grade One Information Night presentation, covering topics such as curriculum, various programs for first-graders, and registration. This program is currently playing on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  • What’s New on MATV, March 8, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    Senegalese musician Mamadou Diop recently dropped by the Milton Public Library to put on a lively show for all ages featuring his signature West African-style drumming. The audience also got in on the act, and the kids at home can too, as this program is currently running in the Library Children’s Hour, which airs Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Dr. Scott Lutch, a cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Milton, recently spoke at the Council on Aging about the vitally direct link between wellness and lifestyle. This presentation is currently airing every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13)

     

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    American environmentalism in the past four decades, from Reagan to Trump, closes out Curry College professor Dr. Grant Burrier’s four-part lecture series on the subject from Fuller Village. If you’ve followed along so far, you won’t want to miss the conclusion of this course that finishes up with a look toward the future and where the human-environment relationship is headed. It is currently airing Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    For some two decades, Stephen Kurkjian covered the Gardner Museum heist as its top reporter at the Boston Globe. The author recently visited Fuller Village to speak about his book on the subject and the $500 million art theft at-large. Tune in for this presentation that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     


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    Poet Paul Hostovsky joined Suzette Martinez Standring on the set of the latest episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to discuss his craft and work. The writer also shared some of his recent pieces, which count among their qualities humor and accessibility. The poet also discusses his career, motivations and process. Turn on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. to check out this program.

     

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    In the fourth annual installment of its annual charity concert, Milton Community Concerts once again brought a dizzying array of operatic talent to the First Parish Church stage with “Sing for Their Supper IV.” Hear your favorite arias from classic works as well as some 20th century standards, as this program airs Tuesday Evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

  • What’s New on MATV, March 1, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    Stand up comedian Kathe Farris, of the Boston Comedy Chicks, brings a fresh angle to the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” talking about comedy writing and how she got into a career that’s all about crafting jokes and making people laugh. Get the lowdown on what it takes to be a successful stand up when this new episode airs 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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    Beth Greenawalt, founder and owner of Parent-Solutions Parent Coaching, is the guest on a new episode of “Broad Appeal.” This local entrepreneur talks about her process of realizing how she wanted to restructure her career, finding her passion and making it into a successful business. Tune in when this program airs Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. as well as Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Finishing up a whirlwind of Hollywood award-season analysis, host Eileen Maher and guest Matt Bernstein make their annual Oscar picks on a new episode of “Reel Talk.” Get ready for the Academy Awards when this episode airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    “Fuller Talks” gets a new set in the MATV studio this month, as the panel takes on some tough topics, including gun violence and school shootings. The panel has some harsh words for politicians in this episode’s roundup of the news, currently airing at 11:30 a.m. 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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    This month, “A Fuller Life” showcases memoirs read by two residents. One remembers summers spent at a family cabin by the lake, and the other recounts an experience in the field at the close of the Korean War. Join in hearing these first-hand accounts from the people who lived them when this new episode airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    On this month’s Milton Public Library update, learn about some pals who can help young people learn to read, a valuable career-search tool offered by the library, as well as what to expect as Milton Reads kicks into gear. See what’s in store over the next month 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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    Curry College professor Kara Provost is a poet and teacher of writing, and she visited Fuller Village recently to run a poetry workshop. Examine some of the finer points of modern-day poem-writing, and also hear some of the presenter’s own work. This lecture is currently airing at 5 p.m. during Monday Forum on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

  • What’s New on MATV, Feb. 22, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    The yearly “Handicapping the Oscars” with Boston Globe movie critics Ty Burr and Janice Page returned to the Milton Public Library this past week. The experts prepared the audience with all they need to know for Hollywood’s biggest night, and MATV cameras were there to record it. It is currently airing on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Part III of Curry College professor Grant Burrier’s lecture series on American environmentalism picks up around the turn of the 20th century and the beginning of environmental government policy, moves through the development of the conservation movement and winds up in the so-called golden years of policy under the Nixon and Carter administrations. This is the second-to-last installment of this series of Fuller Village lectures, and is airing at 6:30 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Occasionally MATV staff members get the lucky job of being the guest on “Meet Me in the Kitchen,” and this month chef Connie Spiros invited Tom Pilla, MATV’s director of original programming, to learn how to make shelf-stable cans of homemade hot pepper relish. Also on the menu is a wintery chutney-stuffed chicken. Tune in for this new episode Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m., both on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Dr. Ruth Potee recently spoke as part of a series of presentations aimed at teens and their emotional wellbeing. Co-sponsored by MPS and the town’s substance abuse prevention coalition, this P.A.R.E.N.T. lecture is titled “Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use.” It is currently airing daily at 1 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8 a.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/15).

     

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    The annual election for town-wide offices is April 24, and the deadline to get on the ballot is fast approaching. Town Clerk Sue Galvin recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to talk with host Frank Schroth about how citizens can get on the ballot, how this year’s election is shaping up, and the importance of participation in local government. Get the scoop from the town’s top election official when this interview airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

  • What’s New on MATV, Feb. 15, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    Lifelong teacher and 11-year chair of the English department at Milton Academy, David Smith is the author of a new book, “Be a Teacher: A Memoir in Ten Ideas.” He joined host Suzette Standring on the latest episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about his book, along with a discussion about his career and the craft of teaching. Tune in for this interview when it airs 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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    Join Brian Kelley as he takes viewers inside the new local business taking up residence in the old baking rooms upstairs at Bent’s cookie factory. Stephanie McFadden, the owner of Cooking in with Stephanie, talks cooking, what it takes to start a new business, and balancing all of that with family life. This new episode of “Talk of the Town” is currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Love is in the air on a new episode of “Acting Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” with a celebration of Valentine’s Day and everything that goes with it. The kid crew shows their friends at home how to make some creative valentines that incorporate sign language, and Gigi takes a trip to one of the most romantic cities in the world: Rome. Tune in for this brand new episode seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Host Jeff Stoodt covers the gamut of the performing arts spectrum in a new “You’ve Got to Have Art,” interviewing an opera singer as well as a stand up comedian. Mezzo-soprano Grace Allendorf talks about the upcoming Milton Community Concerts presentation, “Sing for Their Supper,” as well as her own group, Ensemble Lyrae; and comedian Mindy Mazur discusses what it takes to hone the craft of joke-writing, as well as how she started to pursue stand up later on in her career. This program is now airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Thursdays at 4 p.m., Mondays at 1 p.m. and all weekend long, also at 1 p.m., for this new episode.

     

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    Curry College’s Dr. Donna Dellolacono, a nurse practitioner at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, recently stopped by Fuller Village to discuss the science behind the top ten most frequently used herbal supplements, including their efficacy, side effects and medication interactions. This talk is currently airing at 5 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    It’s awards season in Hollywood, so “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher” is back with a new slew of Oscar-nominated films to review, including “The Shape of Water,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “Phantom Thread.” Get an unbiased, local take on these high-profile movies when this new episode airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).