The latest programs on MATV

  • What’s New on MATV, February 14, 2019

    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.)

    Jazz legend Sheila Jordan rose to fame in the mid-20th Century putting lyrics to the music of  Charlie Parker, while also pioneering a unique vocal style, gathering commendations from some of the most important names in the genre. In Boston for a recent performance, she stopped by the MATV studio to speak to Jeff Stoodt on the set of “You’ve Got To Have Art,” reflecting on her career, influences and some of the finer points of how she approaches her craft and teaching her students. Hear from one of the past 100 years’ most renowned jazz vocalists when this episode airs 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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    Boston Globe film critics Ty Burr and Janice Page return to the Milton Public Library for their annual dissection of the Academy Awards, “Handicapping the Oscars.” These two movie experts give their predictions on who will win and why, along with their takes on who got snubbed, industry subterfuge and all kinds of other insider information. Opinions will fly during this program (that does contain a spoiler or two, so viewer be warned) that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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    Professional photographer Ellen Rogers has been serious about taking photos since high school. As the latest guest on “Broad Appeal,” she shared the winding journey of her career in the medium, from finding the best college to pursue her passion, to pie-in-the-sky post-college years, agency work, covering weddings, working as a location and talent scout for films, to founding her own company, Ellen Rogers Photography, while raising a family. Anyone who has ever picked up a camera will enjoy this conversation that is currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

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    A chamber trio from the Brockton Symphony Orchestra recently visited Fuller Village to perform “A Taste of Symphony.” This intimate, hour-long program features original compositions as well as some well-known works with regional roots played on piano, flute and clarinet. Brief informational backstories are included along with the music in this concert that is currently airing during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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    Curry College professor Grant Burrier closes out his Fuller Village lecture series on Argentina with a survey of the country’s art. Beginning with some of the South American nation’s most prominent cultural symbols and institutions, this talk then moves into various prominent mediums, such as paintings, sculpture, music and dance. Find out why Buenos Aires is known as the Paris of South America when this presentation airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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  • What’s New on MATV, February 7, 2019

    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.)

    Fresh off their finalist nomination for Best Youth Program at the Mass Creator Awards, Mel and Gigi are back for 2019 with a sports-themed show, in honor of the Super Bowl and the Patriots’ appearance in the big game. The kid crew chats up Gigi after they get some exercise for their imaginations, and when she hangs out with Mel, everyone’s favorite naughty giraffe takes the idea of a “bowl” a little too literally. This episode is currently airing 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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    This month’s guest on “It’s All Write with Suzette” is giving the lowdown on a subject that has been getting a lot of attention recently: digestive health and the microbiome. Heather Anne Wise sits down with host Suzette Standring to talk about her new book “A Gut Feeling: Conquer Your Sweet Tooth by Tuning into Your Microbiome” that is all about demystifying the important role played by the beneficial, and sometimes unfriendly, bacteria that help us all digest our food. Tune in for this program Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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    The health benefits of local raw honey and bee pollen are up for examination on “A Fuller Life” this month. Michelle Wright-Urbano of Milton’s Billion Backyard Bee Project visited Fuller Village to explore “Healing Beverages from the Hive,” presenting smoothies, teas and elixirs that have myriad benefits, from energy boosts to reducing inflammation to being a sleep aid. Learn all about this and more when this 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 Intersectionality of Culture and Health Care” was the topic of a lecture recently delivered at BIDMC Hospital-Milton by Massachusetts General Hospital oncological Nurse Practitioner Leah Gordon. In her talk, the presenter, who has a doctorate in nursing education, examined health care through the lens of cultural competence, exploring the ways in which providers can be sensitive to patients’ diverse backgrounds in order to provide the best care. This talk, which is relevant to a wide variety of professions and interests, is currently airing during the Monday Forum on the Public channel at 6:30 p.m.

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  • What’s New on MATV, January 31, 2019

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:

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    “The Price You Pay,” an original, live-action play performed and written by teenagers in the early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol was recently put on by Drug Story Theater, Inc., and hosted at the MHS auditorium as the latest installment of the Parent Speaker Series. This powerful piece of educational theater features people who have first-hand experience living through substance abuse talking about prevention and ways for parents to talk to their own kids about these issues. It is currently airing daily on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 9 p.m.

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    For parents with children who will have turned 5 years old before Sept. 1 of this year, the Milton Public Schools recently held its Kindergarten Information Night where staff and administrators outlined details of the program that will be offered by the district during the 2019-20 school year, as well as important information such as the registration timeline. Tune in for this program when it airs daily at 7 p.m. on the Education channel.

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    “Super Tuesday: Talk TV into Action” host and creator Ron Bell steps into the MATV Creator Spotlight this month. A lifelong activist and professional political campaign manager, this MATV producer discusses his background, how he got his show started and what his views are on the role that public access television has to play in society. This brief interview is playing at many times around our schedule of programs.

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    The public library has announced that “Hamilton: The Revolution” is the Milton Reads book for the year, and in this month’s library update, you can hear all about the events planned for the next couple of months to celebrate this annual town-wide reading event. Also find out about lots of February events for Black History Month, as well as some new additions to the Children’s Room. Tune in 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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  • What’s New on MATV, January 24, 2019

    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 library is looking offload the Kidder branch building on the west side of town, and the school system needs to find space for its expanding student population. Both issues are going to be up for discussion at the upcoming Special Town Meeting, and are also the topics of the day on “My Town Matters,” as Library Trustee Kristine Hodlin and School Committee Chair Kevin Donahue sit down to discuss their space needs with host Frank Schroth. 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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    Members of Elders Climate Action were recently at Fuller Village to deliver a talk titled “What Can One Person Do about Climate Change?” This session engaged viewers on the wide-ranging topic of climate change, including causes, possible solutions and ways to get involved and make an impact. Targeted specifically at the senior population, information was shared about specific roles that our most mature citizens can take and advantages they may have over other age groups. Sit in for this lecture when it airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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    In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Milton Public Library recently hosted “Armchair Travel to China,” a presentation featuring Chinese calligraphy, costumes, dance, song, instruments and a traditional tea ceremony. Both entertaining and informational, this session packed in lots of education about traditional Chinese culture. It’s currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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  • What’s New on MATV, January 17, 2019

    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.)

    For parents with children turning ages 3 or 4 before Sept. 1 of this year, the Milton Public Schools recently held its Preschool Information Night where preschool staff and administrators outlined the similarities and differences in the programs offered by the district during the 2019-20 school year. Tune in for this program when it airs at 8 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) seven days a week.

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    The Pierce Players are putting on “High School Musical Jr.” this weekend, and some of the actors spoke to MATV cameras for a behind-the-scenes preview. Hear about what their favorite parts of the show, as well as what to look for when you attend the show. This brief promotional video is playing all over the MATV Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at various times, so tune in whenever you can to get a peek.

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    Bestselling and award-winning mystery novel author Hallie Ephron is back on the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about her newest book, “You’ll Never Know, Dear.” She chats with host Suzette Martinez Standring about the spooky origins of this latest work, as well as her process for plot and character creation, including shedding some light on how the big secret at the end of the story was something that wasn’t even on her radar when she started writing the book. This episode 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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    Curry College professor Grant Burrier was back at Fuller Village to deliver his latest lecture, “Survey of Argentine Politics and Culture Part II: Military Dictatorship through Democratic Period,” where he explores the dynamics of Argentina’s shift from being one of the richest countries in the world at the end of the 19th Century to struggling to keep up with some other South American countries today. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

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  • What’s New on MATV, January 10, 2019

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, 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.)

    Keep the holidays going for just a bit longer with the Milton High School Small Ensembles Concert, featuring MHS musicians performing in pared down groups. It’s not just holiday music, however, so tune in for some great jazz tunes from a variety of arrangements, as well as chamber orchestras and choruses. This program is currently airing on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) daily at 7 p.m.

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    Margie Yamamoto was an infant in 1942 when she and her family were forcibly taken by train from their home in Southern California to a Japanese internment camp, along with over 120,000 other Japanese Americans in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor during WWII. In a recent presentation at Fuller Village, she described her family’s experience from a lived perspective, illustrated with many photos and images. This informative lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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    Photographer Barry Pell recently stopped by the Milton Public Library to share a visual presentation of his work entitled “Travels at the End of the World,” featuring the landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica which he photographed while living for a year in Chile. Striking images of glaciers, penguins, seals, mountains and much more are shown along with informational narration that includes history, ecology and personal anecdotes in this program that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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  • What’s New on MATV, January 3, 2019

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, 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.)

    This month our Creator Spotlight series focuses on one of our production volunteers, MHS sophomore Daniel Truog. He sits down in our studio to talk about what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera, and being in charge of capturing footage for programs that end up on MATV airwaves. This quick clip is playing at many times on our Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13), so tune in whenever you can to catch this behind-the-scenes interview.

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    Novelist Hank Phillippi Ryan is back in the hot seat on “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about her new thriller, “Trust Me.” The longtime Channel 7 news reporter and bestselling writer joins host Suzette Standring for an in-depth look at how this new book came about, much of which surprised even its author. This program 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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    Staring off the new year on “Broad Appeal” is Ashley Mason, owner of Dash of Social, a social media consulting group for female owned businesses that helps entrepreneurs amplify their online presence. As always, there are some great tips anyone can use in their own life, as well as an inspiring story of how this self-made woman made it happen for her. Catch this show Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel.

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    The Milton Public Library is back from winter break with lots of new and exciting programs, book recommendations and tips for how to get the most out of one of our town’s most valuable resources. Hear about how the library is trying to be a “library of things.” Check out “The Page Turner” library update to find out what’s happening, and what you may be missing, as 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, December 27, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    And, 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.)

    Wrapping up the holiday season and plunging into the new year, the “Fuller Talks” panel looks back at the legacy of the late President George H. W. Bush, the upcoming Town Meeting, the Blue Hills Deer Hunt, the status of recreational marijuana in the state as recreational dispensaries open, and other topics. Tune in for this show 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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    Professionals from the South Shore Medical Center recently stopped by the Council on Aging to give a talk that is all about diabetes. Topics covered included an explanation of what diabetes is, what causes it, steps for prevention, and what to do to minimize its negative impacts if you or a loved one is diagnosed with it. This lecture is currently airing on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel.

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  • What’s New on MATV, December 20, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    Starting Thursday, Dec. 20, MATV’s Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) will be running a special holiday schedule each day until we return to regular programming on Thursday, Dec. 27. Program descriptions are below. Please click here to view the MATV Program Guide for exact air times.

    Please note, the Milton Access Television office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and open limited hours for the rest of that week. Please call ahead at 617-698-0814 to check for availability.

    And, 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.)

    Tune in to see holiday concerts from around town, including

    the MHS Winter Concert

    the Pierce Middle School 6th Grade Winter Concert

    the Pierce 7th and 8th Grade Winter Concert

    the MAC Open Mic
    with all kinds of holiday music
    the Quincy Choral Society’s “A Nordic Winter” concert

    the New England Irish Harp Orchestra Holiday Concertthe Fuller Village Holiday Concert
    which features performances by members of Fuller Village
    the Milton Rotary Pops Concert at Fuller Village
    with MHS musicians leading holiday favorites and singalongs.
    Also check out an in-depth holiday flower arranging how-to on “The Milton Garden Path,” with a full hands-on start-to-finish tutorial of technique, tips on what flowers to use, how to take care of them before arranging, and all other kinds of detailed information that will keep you from having your own flower arranging get derailed.Plus the annual Milton Rotary Memorial Holiday Tree lighting ceremony provides a somber and peaceful occasion to remember those loved ones with whom we have shared many holiday memories in the past.And don’t forget holiday specials for
    “Great American Songbook”

    “Meet Me in the Kitchen”“Reel Talk with Eileen Maher” and“Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” too!Happy Holidays!

  • What’s New on MATV, December 13, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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    An ancient and high-stakes boat hauling technique used by the Milton Yacht Club takes center stage in “Hauling Valhalla,” a special documentary short that was co-produced by MATV and Brian Kelley’s “Talk of the Town.” Tune in for this fascinating look at a unique and exciting ritual that is airing during the “Talk of the Town” timeslot at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

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    All your holiday entertainment needs are covered on a new “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” Tune in for some curated holiday favorite movies as well as songs, plus get reviews of films “Widows” and “Old Man and the Gun” along with Netflix original “The Kominsky Method.” And there are still some more surprises in store if you catch this episode that is airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

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    “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” gets into the holiday spirit with a new installment that is full of cheer, wintertime magic and lots of fun. The kids meet up with Gigi in this episode, which is as interactive as ever. Get into the act when “Actin’ Up” 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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    “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” are just a few of the holiday favorites being performed on the “Great American Songbook” annual Christmas Episode this year. And stick around after the music for a Christmas story or two read by host Jeff Stoodt, 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.

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    In light of the emotional stress that is present in so many lives at this time of year, the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, in conjunction with other town organizations, recently held “Talk Saves Lives: A Presentation by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,” which shared the most up-to-date research available on the subject, including recognition and prevention techniques. This important, informative program is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

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    Stripped down performances from Milton High School’s talented student musicians are featured in the MHS Fall Cabaret, with small groups and an informal atmosphere giving this show a whole lot of style. Tune in on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 9 p.m. seven days a week to enjoy this concert.

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    Medical professionals from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital recently visited Fuller Village to give a lecture on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, explaining symptoms, commons signs to looks for as well as treatments. This talk is currently airing at 8 p.m. on the Public channel during the Monday Forum.