The latest programs on MATV

  • What’s New on MATV, August 16, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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

  • What’s New on MATV, August 9, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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    The Dave Macklin Band brought a whole lot of funk as well as many popular favorites and oldies from the 20th Century to the Fuller Village gazebo, in the latest concert held at that local venue. From doo-wop to soul, R&B to disco, and even “La Dona e Mobile” thrown in for good measure, this show is all about fun and putting a smile on your face. Tune in when it plays on Tuesday evenings on the Public channel at 5 p.m.

  • What’s New on MATV, August 2, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    The Children’s Room is spending lots of time outdoors, a new artist is coming to the Wotiz gallery, there are lots of August adult events, summer reading is finishing strong while preparations for the fall Library Gala are heating up, Sally has new beach reads, and Chris has the inside info on how to get free music downloads on the library’s website. All this and more is in the August Milton Public Library Update. It’s airing Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, July 26, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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    Dr. Andrew Budson is one of the top scholars and clinicians in the world in the field of human memory, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In a recent lecture he gave at Fuller Village, he discussed his new book, “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory,” sharing practical tips for recognizing what are normal changes to memory and what are causes for concern, strategies for dealing with memory impairment, as well as promising new research into treatments for Alzheimer’s. Tune in to hear from this world-class expert on neurology and memory care as this talk airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

  • What’s New on MATV, July 19, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    In this month’s episode of “The Great American Songbook,” host Jeff Stoodt takes a look at the work and life of Stephen Sondheim. Most highly appreciated for his lyrics written for some of the most famous musicals of the 20th Century, including “West Side Story,” Sondheim has been writing prolifically since 1954. Vocalists studying at university join Jeff in presenting many of these familiar tunes as this program airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, July 12, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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    Fletcher Steele’s secret garden up off of Highland Street is the focus of this month’s “Milton Garden Path.” A walled oasis now a standalone property owned by the Milton Garden Club, this hidden gem is a mystery to most Miltonians. Host Christine Paxhia reveals this secluded sanctuary in this new episode that is currently airing on the Public channel  (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

     

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    The library wants everyone to know it’s a great place to stay cool and have some fun while learning over the summer months, and the librarians are here to share all the things they’ve got to offer in a new “Page Turner” monthly update. Tune in for this program 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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    Selectman Melinda Collins was the second of the three newly-elected Selectman to sit down with “My Town Matters” host Frank Schroth for an inaugural interview. Talk focused on the future, with an eye to the processes that will drive big decisions like development, affordable housing and various major municipal projects. It’s currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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

     

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

     

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

  • What’s New on MATV, July 5, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

  • What’s New on MATV, June 28, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

  • What’s New on MATV, June 21, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

  • What’s New on MATV, June 14, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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