The latest programs on MATV

  • What’s New on MATV, December 6, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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    Mama Steph returned to a packed house at the Milton Public Library for an entertaining children’s show that is perfect for kids ages 0-5. Sing and dance along as she plays guitar, sings and tells fun and educational stories with a cast of puppets and other helpers. Tune in to the Library Children’s Hour at 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Tuesdays, all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) to check out this program.

     

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    Before she was a business owner, Timika Downes worked in accounting, but she had always wanted to be a doctor. On a new episode of “Broad Appeal,” she shares the story of how helping her mother recover from an illness started her on the path to becoming a school nurse, launching Lice Clinics of Medford and paying off her student loans. Catch this interview Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    The Fuller Village Craft Fair is an annual bazaar of holiday themed treats, many edible, some wearable and others useful or just nice to look at, all created by local artisans and residents. Host Nancy Kearns takes a tour around the fair on a new episode of “A Fuller Life” to see what the crafters have been up to. It’s currently airing on 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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    Connie Spiros has your homemade holiday party nibbles covered, with some delicious and deceptively easy new recipes on. Beef tenderloin with a rich horseradish dipping sauce, cheese puff gougeres, a decorative cream cheese ball and olives hors d’oeuvre covered in crushed nuts and, you guessed it, cheese, are all on the menu for a new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen” that is now airing on the Public channel on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

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

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Larry Spotted Crow Mann recently stopped by the Milton Public Library to share his Native American Songs, Stories and Drumming presentation with an all-ages audience. Full of history, myth, fun, drumming, singing and audience participation, this musical talk was both informative and entertaining. Tune in for this program when is airs during Music Thursdays at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Curry College’s Professor Emeritus John Hill continued his lecture “Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective” series at Fuller Village with a look at World War I and the lessons to be learned from examining both the successful and problematic decisions made by major actors throughout the conflict. A particular focus on the moves made by then-U.S. President Woodrow Wilson runs through this talk, that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Sam Ducharme had no prior backpacking experience when he bought a plane ticket to Georgia and set out on the Appalachian Trail, hiking 2,180 miles through 14 states, sleeping in a hammock for six months and encountering all the challenges and beauty along the way to the trail terminus at Mount Katahdin in Maine. He shared his journey with an audience at the Milton Public Library recently, and MATV was there to capture this photo-filled talk, which is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Hats, hats and more hats were on stage and under examination at a recent lecture at the Eustis Estate that took a surprising and entertaining look at the history and cultural significance of headwear throughout the centuries. Prolific hat collector Lorraine Muratore-Pires, who owns over 500 historical pieces, reminds everyone that every hat has a story, in this fun talk that is airing at 8 p.m. during the Monday Forum on the Public channel.

     

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    Changes are happening at the Milton Public Library, including new spaces and services. Find out about the specifics, as well as get some insider information on the next Milton Reads book in this new episode of “The Page Turner” library update, which also covers all the programs coming up during December, plus what to do to find out about program cancellations if it snows. Tune in Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel, to get the scoop.

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

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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    Maddy Hoy was the featured performer at this month’s MAC Open Mic, bringing her original songwriting, singing and ukulele strumming back from college to the stage where she started performing, this time for a full set. The “uke” seemed to be an unofficial theme for the night, as fresh faces and monthly regulars alike also played tunes on the tiny but powerful instrument. Tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) during Music Thursday at 8 p.m. for this performance.

     

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    This time around, Jeff Stoodt’s “Great American Songbook” takes a look and a listen to Jerome Kern, the pioneering composer of the groundbreaking 1927 musical “Show Boat,” among many other seminal American works of the mid-20th Century. Soprano Jennifer Sgroe and pianist Tim Steele join the host to help showcase this exploration of one of the country’s all-time greatest songwriters. This program is currently airing at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.

     

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    The town’s annual Veterans Day Observance was held on Sunday, Nov. 11, in front of Town Hall, and this year’s ceremony commemorated the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, which brought an end to World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Devin, a Milton native, was the featured speaker. A recording of this event is currently airing daily on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) at both 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

     

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    As part of its “On the Wing” exhibit featuring bird art from Mass Audubon, the Eustis Estate recently hosted Amy Montague, director of the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, for an illustrated talk that looks at the connections between high society Boston, the arts, and the early days of the conservation movement, including an intriguing connection to the Eustis family. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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    Resident Pat Hines served in Nepal with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1971 to 1973, and on this month’s episode of “A Fuller Life,” she sits down with host Blossom Glassman for an interview about her experiences there. Photos from the trip are shown in this broadcast, that also includes stories about the culture of Nepal at the time, as well as personal experiences. Tune in when this show airs Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Popular author of the Dermot Sparhawk crime novels and friend of the show of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” Tom MacDonald stopped by the studio to talk about his brand new book in the series, “Murder in the Charlestown Bricks.” This successful Boston-based author shares some key insights about his writing process that will be interesting to fans as well as aspiring writers. Switch over to the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. to catch this conversation.

     

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    Mark Hopkins recently visited Fuller Village to share the story of his 2004 trip to a South African nature reserve to participate in a conservation effort to count the herbivores in the park. This photo-filled lecture features stories the bush, including some perilous moments, as well as discussion of how this counting technique helps preserve the ecosystem in Africa’s oldest proclaimed nature reserve, the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    “What Happens When You Come to the Emergency Room” is the title of a recent talk at Fuller Village, where Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton’s Director of Patient Experience Maureen Burns-Johnson stopped by to talk about what to expect, as well as share helpful tips about how to prepare for a visit, and what to do during and after. This informative presentation is currently being broadcast on the Public channel at 6:30 p.m. during the Monday Forum.

  • What’s New on MATV, November 8, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Upton Bell, former general manager of the New England Patriots and a longtime sports media figure, was the featured speaker at the recent Milton Library Foundation Literary Gala. He addressed his upbringing in the world of professional football, as well as recounted insider stories from along the way. Also tune in for some very colorful appearances from well-known Miltonians as the broadcast of this event airs on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Curry College professor Dr. Grant Burrier is back with a timely new lecture titled “The Perils of Populism: Lessons from Latin America.” With 20th Century Latin America as the backdrop, this talk begins with a look at the origins of populism that arise as a response to oppression, and then moves on to how the momentum of the movement can carry it past service to the populace and become a tool for its own form of disenfranchisement. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Lauren Barone is the owner of The Seasoned Palette, a full-service catering company, but before delving into the culinary world had a successful career in medical research, including running a hematology oncology laboratory. She is the guest on this month’s episode of “Broad Appeal,” as she sits down to talk all about her professional journey and the challenges she had to overcome along the way, and shares some expert cooking tips. Catch this show Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, November 1, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    The Eustis Estate recently hosted a pair of classically trained musicians who gave a fun take on  favorite songs from around the globe. The performance, “Music from Around the World,” elevated pop and folk standards from a number of countries in arrangements that are sure to surprise and entertain. Check out this intimate and lighthearted concert when it airs at 6:30 p.m. during Music Thursday on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eileen McNamara’s new book, “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World,” explores the premise that Eunice Kennedy Shriver left the greatest legacy of any of her well-known siblings, having pioneered many rights for those with disabilities, and famously founding the Special Olympics. The author recently spoke at the Milton Public Library about her new work, and that presentation is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Lisa Tavakoli, who is an expert on tea, returned to the library with her newest presentation, “Tea Gowns, Tea Gardens and The Tango: Early 20th Century Tea in England Pre-World War II,” explaining how tea was entwined with the British culture during both world wars, helping people cope and maintain a sense of civility. Tune in to the Public channel during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. for this talk about one of the world’s favorite beverages.

     

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    The Fuller Talks panelists said before taping this month’s show that they were going to have to “wing it” because they had to keep scrapping their lineup of topics due to pace of the news coming out during this runup to the 2018 midterm elections. Add in the recently-completed Special Town Meeting, and you’ve got a recipe for a political talk show that hits fast and hard. Hear what Pearl, Frank and Tara have to say 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 library is packing in all kinds of programs during November, to get them in before people take off for the holidays. The best way to found out all the details, get the scoop on what’s new at the MPL and hear the hottest book recommendations from Sally, is to click over to this month’s library update program. It’s currently 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, October 25, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    The statewide ballot question on hospital nurse staffing is up for discussion on a new episode of “My Town Matters,” as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton Director of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Dan Nadworny joins host Frank Schroth to give the hospital’s perspective on this hot-button topic. Tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. to check out this conversation.

     

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    Paranormal expert, author, and TV host and writer Jeff Belanger recently dropped by the Milton Public Library to speak about his ghost-hunting adventures around the globe in a presentation titled “Ghosts and Legends.” In this spooky talk, the speaker shares some of his most interesting investigations, tidbits about his own background and how he got into this profession, as well as interesting folklore from around the world. Get into the Halloween spirit when this program airs during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Courtney Dolan and Jed Dolan, of Dolan Funeral Home, recently visited the Council on Aging for an interactive discussion about the importance of pre-planning for the end of life. It’s not a subject that anyone likes to talk about, but doing so is something that makes things much easier on family members and helps things go according to one’s wishes. This informational session is currently airing on the Public channel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings.

  • What’s New on MATV, October 18, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Prepare for the upcoming Special Town Meeting with an article-by-article overview discussion between Town Moderator Bob Hiss and Warrant Committee Chair George Ashur. The two town leaders recently stopped by the MATV studio to go over the Warrant and put into plain English the items that are up for a vote this October 22. Turn your TV set to the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) at 7 p.m., seven days a week to get up to speed in under an hour.

     

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    Author and Columbia Journalism School professor Alexis Clark recently sat down for a live interview at the Milton Art Center to discuss her new book, “Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse and an Unlikely Romance.” One half of the couple that is the focus of the study, Elinor Powell, grew up in Milton before leaving to serve as a nurse in WWII. Tune in for this fascinating talk with a local connection when it airs during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    Part II of Curry College History and Politics Professor Emeritus John Hill’s “Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective” lecture series at Fuller Village focuses on the time between post-Revolution America and World War I. Delve beyond the conventional wisdom on such developments as the shaping of the nations of Latin America, establishing trade connections in the Philippines and the countries of the East, and expansion of the footprint and influence of the United States across the globe, as this talk airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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    Gigi Giraffe is spooktacular for Halloween! Dress up and come trick-or-treating with the gang on a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” that is all orange and black socks, witches and vampires, and candy corn and cauldrons. Brush up on some seasonal sign language, and also take a trip to Russia, 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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    Tony Neves, an accomplished finger-style guitarist, singer-songwriter, as well as an interpreter of folk rock, blues, and early jazz standards, is the featured artist at this month’s MAC Open Mic, sharing his songs both new and old. Tune in during Music Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Public channel to check out this act, along with all your favorite monthly regulars.

  • What’s New on MATV, October 11, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Modern parents are wrestling with how to to deal with the fact that kids are spending more and more time looking at screens and not interacting in real-life situations. The Milton High School Guidance Department recently hosted Jane Hardin as the first guest presenter in this school year’s PARENT speaker series, for a talk titled “Social-Emotional Learning in the Home.” Hear about the research on this important topic from an expert in the field, as well as get practical parenting advice. Tune in for the talk during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    This month on “Fuller Talks,” the panel weighs the cost-benefit of building a new youth center versus creatively using existing spaces, discusses the possibility of the town shifting its top financial officer position from one that it directly elected to one that is appointed by town officials, raises questions about aging infrastructure in light of the gas line explosions in Lawrence and surrounding towns, reports on an aquatic invasion by aggressive Canadian crabs, as well as looks at other topics. This program 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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    Dr. Bobbi Wegner, a clinical psychologist and columnist in the Milton Times, is the guest on a new episode of “Broad Appeal,” where she talks about her expertise in stress-reduction for parents, as well as the many outlets she pursues in her career such as clinical duties, speaking engagements, writing and more. There are lots of useful tips for those out there with kids, so take a look when this new episode airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel

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    Porches and verandas all around town were transformed into stages on a recent Saturday afternoon, as the Milton Porchfest saw families strolling through the streets and taking in the live music at many different locations. MATV cameras captured some of the action, and you can take a look yourself as some highlights from the Milton Porchfest 2018 are broadcast on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, October 4, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Chris Cartier is the guest co-host on a new installment of our movie review show, “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” On the table for discussion this time from the box office are Spike Lee’s “Blakkklansman,” giant shark-centric thriller “The Meg,” uncanny documentary story of the reunification of triplets separated at birth “Three Identical Strangers,” and on DVD and streaming services, the free-for-all comedy “Tag.” Get the scoop on these flicks when this show airs at Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    For all the singers out there, “Talk of the Town” host Brian Kelley took a trip over to a rehearsal of the Quincy Choral Society (which has lots of Milton members) to talk to their music director Joshua Rohde about his background, what it’s like to be a member of the society, as well as what to expect from the upcoming season. Also check out some behind-the-scenes footage of a QCS rehearsal in this new episode that is currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Chef Connie Spiros is cooking up three easy weeknight meals on “Meet Me in the Kitchen” this month. A creamy vegetable and fish stew made with mustard and dill, super simple chicken tacos with beans, tomato and sour cream, and a versatile and fresh shrimp-artichoke dish are all on the just-home-from-work menu. Check out this new episode that is currently airing on the Public channel on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

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    Milton Library Foundation chair Mike Zullas sits down with library Director Will Adamczyk to talk about the upcoming Foundation Gala, its special guests, and what they are hoping to fund with proceeds from this year’s event. Also, the library’s October calendar is packed with programs for kids, teens and adults, so tune in to hear all about them from the librarians themselves as this program airs at Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.