The latest programs on MATV

  • What’s New on MATV, June 21, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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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

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

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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.

  • What’s New on MATV, June 7, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    The town recently held its annual Memorial Day Observance, culminating at the Milton Cemetery. This year’s keynote speaker was Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy and Command Master Chief at the U.S. Naval War College, Craig R. Cole. If you were unable to attend the ceremony, or would simply like to view it again, this program is currently airing on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) daily at 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.

     

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    The Milton High School Small Ensembles Concert featured a number of musical groups with a variety of musical styles, from jazz to classical to choral and more. See the incredible talent that our town’s students have to offer when this showcase airs seven days a week at 7 p.m. on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN15).

     

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    Immediately following the concert, stayed tuned to the Education channel as Milton High School recognizes its student musicians at the annual MHS Music Awards Night ceremony. Top talent as well as great attitude and effort all get their just due, along with trophies, plaques and a lot of fun as well. This broadcast airs seven days a week at 8:30 p.m.

     

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    Movies “The Rider,” “A Quiet Place” and “Deadpool 2“ are all up for review and under the microscope on a new episode of “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” Some she and her co-host, Paul Healy, liked, and some they definitely didn’t. Turn your dial to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to get the scoop.

     

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    As it does every year, the Milton Rotary Club brought the best of Milton High School’s jazz and big band-style musical talent to the residents of Fuller Village for the annual Rotary Pops Concert. The ability of these young artists was on full display for this yearly event, and Miltonians can enjoy it on their own televisions during the Rotary Hour on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m. on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, May 31, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Amor Towles, best-selling author of the Milton Reads novel “A Gentleman in Moscow,” recently came to town to give a rare talk about his book. Though he doesn’t do many appearances, he happened to be in the area, and was able to speak at the MHS auditorium, as well as answer audience questions. This special program is not available online, so the only way to see it is to tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m.

     

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    Host Christine Paxhia takes viewers inside a unique Fletcher Steele-designed garden at a home on School Street in a new episode of “The Milton Garden Path.” The renowned early-20th Century landscape architect is famous for his terraced gardens, in particular his masterpiece Naumkeag in Stockbridge, but he also designed a small number of plots in Milton. Catch this rare glimpse into a private work of backyard art as this program airs on the Public channel Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

     

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    Summer reading is the topic of the day in the June edition of the Milton Library Update. Get the scoop on all the events coming up at the library, including a new art display in the Wotiz Gallery. Take a look when this program airs on 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, May 24, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Chef Connie Spiros returns to the screen with a delicious seafood recipe as summer approaches and lobster prices come back down to earth. Cod and lobster cakes with a creamy remoulade sauce are served alongside mint-infused couscous and a brie prosciutto tartine. Connie shows you the recipe for this dish step-by-step when a new episode of “Meet Me in the Kitchen” airs 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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    “Talk of the Town” is back with two new episodes this week. First, get the full rundown of the upcoming annual Milton Music Fest and Fireworks and Celtic Sunday celebration. Festival co-hosts Brian Kelley and Lynda-Lee Sheridan preview all the attractions, and they also interview the musical duo headlining the country-themed music fest, Martin and Kelly …

     

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    … and immediately following this half-hour, Brian Kelley sits down for a chat with Chris Voehl, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the state’s 8th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. They talk policy, biography and politics. This special double episode is currently airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Author Daniel Stone recently visited the Eustis Estate to give a talk on his recent book, “Food Explorer,” a nonfiction account of the life and impact of late-19th century botanist David Fairchild on the diversity of American food. Stone describes how Fairchild traveled the globe and brought back to America such crops as avocados, peaches and seedless grapes, as well as thousands more. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Milton Community Concerts closed out its spring season on Mother’s Day with “Women’s Voices: A Rally for Rosie’s Place,” a benefit concert for Rosie’s Place women’s shelter in Boston. The varied program focused on female composers and performers, as well as pieces highlighting women’s themes from past and present. Featured performers included vocalists Jennifer Sgroe, Nyah Macklin, Emily Tweedy and Katherine Steele, Ensemble Lyrae, and dancers from Dance Complex in Cambridge. It is currently airing on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, May 17, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker recently headlined a five-member panel brought together at Milton High School by the Courageous Conversations organization to discuss this past fall’s seven-part Boston Globe Spotlight series on the state of racism in Boston. Tune in for this topical and important discussion that is currently airing in the 8 p.m. time slot during the Monday Forum on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

     

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    The Milton Art Center recently hosted “Young Blood,” a concert featuring Milton’s young performers. Musical styles ranged from R&B to jazz to rock and ballads. Acts included Sky & Sam, Dominik Hyppolite, Victorian Breakfast, Bella Fiske, Christine & Nick, The Cellar Dwellers, Maddy Hoy, Corey Hales, Anja Westhues and more. This showcase is currently airing on the Public channel during Music Thursday at 5 p.m.

     

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    And the MAC Open Mic is fresh this week too, with it’s May installment. This month’s featured performer is Bob Uvello, playing a number of original songs in a country folk style. It is currently airing in its usual time slot, capping off Music Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    The Wakefield Estate’s landscape director, Deb Merriam, closes out this year’s Stone Soup Speaker Series with a talk that focuses on the flora on the estate’s grounds. In particular, Merriam discusses the restoration efforts that were necessary when the estate was moved into its current trust, including research on identification and classification, as well as Polly Wakefield’s relationship with the regional horticultural community. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    In this month’s “A Fuller Life,” resident Nancy Kearns showcases Project Linus, a charity about which she and a number of other residents are passionate. Participants use their skills to craft blankets for children in need. Take a look at these knit and fleece works of art, as well as learn about the program, on this new episode that is currently airing Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., all on the Public channel.

  • What’s New on MATV, May 10, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Rousanna Gevondian Curvelo, co-founder of Violet Skin Care, is the guest on “Broad Appeal” this month. Host Melissa Fassel Dunn interviews this former nurse about her jump into entrepreneurship, specific products targeted at unique consumer groups like babies with medical issues and cancer patients, as well as some of her favorite low-cost health and beauty tips. Tune in when this episode 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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    Dealing with phone and computer scams is a daily task, and Elder Affairs Officer Patty Mandeville recently gave a talk at the Council on Aging where she went over the most common current scams as well as strategies for how to be prepared to protect yourself. She was joined by Norfolk County Deputy Sheriff Sheryl Bambery, who explained the senior “Are You OK?” program, which gives regular phone calls to senior citizens to check on their wellbeing. This presentation is currently airing on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on the Public channel.

     

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    Ariana Iris is the guest on “It’s All Write with Suzette.” With her new illustrated children’s book “Lil Buddie and Me,” this former biotech professional discusses pursuing self-publishing, as well as her goal of writing something for her own children that would help them get to sleep as well as learn important lessons. Catch this new episode on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

  • What’s New on MATV, May 3, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Reforms to the juvenile justice system are the topic of the day on a new single-issue episode of “Fuller Talks.” Special guest Hon. Jay Blitzman, first justice in the Middlesex County Juvenile Court, joins the panel to discuss the current state of Massachusetts law enforcement as it relates to young people, examine problems in the system and take a look at possible solutions. Tune in for this enlightening discourse when it airs 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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    Sweden is the destination in a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” where Gigi learns about the country’s culture, food and language. And the kid crew welcomes spring with a seasonal poem that they learn how to tell in sign language. Join in the fun when this kid-friendly show 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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    Some big events are coming to the Milton Public Library in May, including a talk from Amor Towles, the bestselling author of Milton Reads 2018 book “A Gentleman in Moscow.” Hear straight from your town librarians what’s in store, as well as pick up some useful recommendations, at this month’s library update program airs on 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, April 26, 2018

    By Michael Lynch

    MATV Executive Director

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

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    Dylan Brody, who has written for Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show,” opened for David Sedaris and authored an award-winning play, among other accolades, recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” for an interview. Along with a brief performance, the humorist discussed thoughts on how to commit to writing on a regular basis, finding comfort on stage without pandering to the audience and the subtle differences between telling jokes and funny stories. This new episode is currently airing 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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    Harold Arlen, the prolific early-20th century composer of many popular favorites including “The Wizard of Oz” theme “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” is the subject of exploration on a new episode of “Great American Songbook.” Host Jeff Stoodt delves into Arlen’s biography and catalogue, which many will find familiar. Tune in when this new episode airs at 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, all on the Public channel.

     

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    Eileen Maher and co-host Paul Healy are back with a slew of movies reviews on a new episode of “Reel Talk.” Going under the microscope this month are blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Rampage,” Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” comedy thriller “Game Night,” and critically-acclaimed biopic “The Disaster Artist.” Catch this new installment Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

  • 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.