MATV Newsletter, July 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for July, 2019

Happy Birthday, America!

Everyone here at MATV wishes you
a fun and safe Independence Day.

When you need a break from the sun and grilling,
why not re-live the We Are Milton Music Fest and Fireworks?
We’ll be playing this concert
ALL DAY LONG on the 4th of July,
and it will also play over the weekend following The Fourth
at 2 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
all on the Education Channel (Comcast 22/RCN15).  

And then stick around for the broadcast of the Celtic Sunday concert, as it plays over the weekend at 8 p.m., also on the Education Channel. A really great way to close out a summer evening.



Please note that the MATV studio will be closed on Thursday and Friday July 4th and 5th, in observance of Independence Day.

Fall Internship Applications Due August 1

Any high school or college students interested in film or TV production,
there is still time to apply for our Fall Internship. 

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity
to learn in a hands-on environment!

Scroll down to “Opportunities” to learn more, or click here.

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
“Steppin’ Up to the Plate” host and producer Michael Vega

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, July 17th, 6pm  7pm

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

The next Post Production Class
will take place on
Wednesday, July 24, 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

The next Studio Production Class will take place in August. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA30, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

The next Field Production Class will take place in September. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes,
please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org
or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

MATV Production Internships

Applications for the MATV Fall Government Production Internship are now being accepted!

Interns learn all aspects of video production and also gain knowledge of local government through direct interaction with department heads and elected officials. The selected candidate will assist with municipal meeting coverage, events, remote productions and studio programs, learning to operate a robotic multi-camera system, manage an array of wireless microphones and cue up live graphics.

Applicants should have an interest in learning media production, and have evening availability Monday through Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. Interested candidates should email their resume and a brief introductory statement to mike@miltonaccesstv.org, by Thursday, Aug. 1.

 

Train to be an MATV camera operator for the fall

Interested in learning production while earning some money?
We need camera operators to cover MHS sports in the fall.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Two of the top officials in town recently stopped by the set of “My Town Matters” to give a concise, half-hour update on the biggest issues in town. Town Administrator Michael Dennehy and Select Board Chair Michael Zullas answered questions from host Frank Schroth on topics such as traffic and parking mitigation, the new trash collection rollout, plans to deal with the budget squeeze, progress on the Hendrie’s site development, and more. Tune in to get up to date on what your town government is working on when this program airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Eileen Maher is back with a new episode of “Reel Talk,” offering cinema reviews for “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum,” “Men in Black: International,” “They Shall Not Grow Old,” “Life of Pets 2,” “The Dead Don’t Die” and, currently on Netflix, “Paddleton.” Get your popcorn ready, there’s a lot to watch, but not until after you watch this show, which is currently airing on the Public channel Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m..

Click here to watch it now!

The school year culminated for Pierce Middle School’s student musicians with a pair of spring concerts that showcased the wide-ranging talent of these young artists. This set of two shows featured classical orchestral performances to chorus and pop, and even some jazz, with the 7th and 8th graders teaming up and the 6th graders having a stage all to themselves. Tune in to the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. for the 7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert, and then stick around for the 3:30 p.m. airing of the 6th Grade Spring Concert.

Click here to watch the 7th and 8th Grade concert now!

Click here to watch the 6th Grade concert now!

Get your beach reads, everyone, because the warm weather is here. The library is a great place to cool off and pick up a page-turner, and the library’s storytimes are even hitting the road to various locations around town in the coming weeks and months. Make sure to catch the July edition of “The Page Turner” Milton Public Library update to get all the details, along with lots of recommendations, 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.

Click here to watch it now!

Runners pushed themselves to personal bests in the 42nd Annual Milton Road Race, which recently took over streets along its 10-kilometer course. It seems that ever more young people, many not even in their teens yet, are going wire-to-wire in this event. See who you know among this field of fit athletes when MATV’s coverage of the race airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Pearl Wachman is back in her seat at the head of the table, hosting “Fuller Talks.” This month the panel takes a bird’s-eye view of the broad financial issues that the town is facing, and also takes a look at the reports coming from the U.S. Navy via the New York Times citing mysterious unidentified flying objects over the Pacific Ocean. Pull a seat up to the table for this conversation that is currently airing on the Public channel at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

The Quincy Choral Society recently presented Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem” at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Featuring soprano Elizabeth Swanson and baritone Craig Juricka, piano accompanists Virginia Grimes and Stephan Griffin, and conductor Joshua Rohde, as well as many Milton residents among the company of singers, the recording of this concert is currently airing during Music Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Guitarist and singer Jeremy Blanchard was the featured performer at the June edition of the MAC Open Mic, sharing his original compositions as well as anecdotes and insights into his songwriting and artistic style. There were also a few new faces on the Milton Art Center stage, so tune in to the Public channel during Music Thursday at 8:30 p.m. for all the action.

Click here to watch it now!

Kristina Tsipouras Miller is a serial entrepreneur, and she is the latest guest on the “Broad Appeal” set. Founder of the business networking and educational group Boston Business Women as well as a widely-distributed natural beauty product line called Moroccan Magic, this resident talks with host Melissa Fassel Dunn about the winding journey that found her setting out on her own, and what it took to learn how to not just start a company but to make it thrive. Tune in when this program airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Gigi Giraffe and the kid crew are packing up the wagon and heading to the beach to celebrate the arrival of summer. With Mel behind the wheel for a new episode of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” cruise on over for some fun in the sun, with oceanside sign language and some silly stories. And did you know Gigi once had her own rock band? Tune your dial to the Public channel seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., to get the scoop.

Click here to watch it now!

Tayo Aluko’s performance of his original, award-winning theatrical composition “Paul Robeson: The Giant in a Nutshell” recently closed out the Milton Community Concerts season, with Aluko portraying the world-renowned Robeson, a renowned singer, actor and civil rights activist of the mid-20th century, in a one-man show equal parts drama and concert, and featuring accompaniment on piano by concert series director Tim Steele. This program is currently airing on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

What kind of book translates well to film? And how does it get taken from one medium to the other? Jump inside that process on a new episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” with guest John Fahey, an entertainment industry veteran who is leading the charge to get former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn’s co-authored fictional page-turner “The Accidental Pope” turned into a movie. This show is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

MATV Newsletter, June 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for June, 2019

Calling all college and high school students interested in production:

MATV is now accepting applications for its
Fall 2019 Government Channel Internship!

This is an amazing opportunity to get
real-world TV production experience, learn-by-doing,
and interact directly with government officials.

Anyone interested should scroll down to the Opportunities section to learn more, and also take a look at the Creator Spotlight interview with our Spring 2019 Intern from Curry College, Chelsea Conroy.

The application deadline is August 1, so don’t delay!

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
2019 Spring Intern Chelsea Conroy,
a graduating senior in the Curry College Class of 2019.

Interested in learning about the MATV internship program?
We’re currently accepting applications for the fall.
Scroll down to “Opportunities” to learn more!

Milton High Graduation LIVE Coverage

The Milton High School Class of 2019 will graduate on Sunday, June 2.

MATV will broadcast the 2019 Commencement Exercises LIVE from the Copeland Field House beginning at 2pm on Sunday, June 2, on town-wide cable on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

A live stream of the event will also be available via the MATV Video OnDemand website at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live

DVDs of the ceremony will be available through MATV for $15 each. Please contact us at info@miltonaccesstv.org or 617-698-0814 to request DVDs.

MATV will re-air the ceremonies at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the Government channel beginning the week after graduation as soon as possible.

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, June 19th, 6pm  7pm

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA30, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

The next Field Production Class
will take place on
Wednesday, June 26, 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

The next Post Production Class will take place in July. Stay Tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

The next Studio Production Class will take place in August. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes,
please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org
or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

MATV Production Internships

Applications for the MATV Fall Government Production Internship are now being accepted!

Interns learn all aspects of video production and also gain knowledge of local government through direct interaction with department heads and elected officials. The selected candidate will assist with municipal meeting coverage, events, remote productions and studio programs, learning to operate a robotic multi-camera system, manage an array of wireless microphones and cue up live graphics.

Applicants should have an interest in learning media production, and have evening availability Monday through Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. Interested candidates should email their resume and a brief introductory statement to mike@miltonaccesstv.org, by Thursday, Aug. 1.

 

Train to be an MATV camera operator for the fall

Interested in learning production while earning some money?
We need camera operators to cover MHS sports in the fall.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

New Programs in Past 30 Days

The Milton Foundation for Education’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that lauds the best of the best among the town’s amazing educators. The schools are often referred to as the town’s crown jewels, so tune in to find out who is setting the standard and why they are so worthy of praise, when this program airs at 5 p.m. each day on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

Click here to watch it now!

Pierce Players spring production is “Mary Poppins Jr.” and the stars of the show took a moment out of their busy rehearsal regimen to give a preview of what the audience is in for, including impressive stagecraft, period costumes and the themes that connect to the actors on a personal level. Check out this brief promo all around the MATV schedule as well as on our website.

Click here to watch it now!

100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Natalie Fultz was the keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day Observance held at Milton Cemetery. Having served in WWII as well as the Korean War, she shared her unique perspective on legacy, responsibility and remembrance, alongside other speakers and musical accompaniment from MHS musicians, in this ceremony that is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Click here to watch it now!

MHS musicians were back at Fuller Village for the 2019 rendition of the annual concert sponsored by the Milton Rotary Club. This intimate concert featured chamber ensembles comprising both jazz and classical styles. Tune in for this musical tradition as it airs Monday afternoons on the Public channel at 4 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Back for a second year, the Milton Art Center’s Youngblood II concert featured talented young musicians from town playing in a stripped down, folk/pop-style setting, with performers including Sky Fortes, Dominik Hyppolite, Victorian Breakfast, Edward Enyedy, Eowyn Young, Hysterical Irony, Bella Fiske, The Temporaries, Esme and Kate, Corey Hales, Ben Garrity, Pit, and more. Tune in Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) to check it out.

Click here to watch it now!

Milton High recently put on its Spring Concert, featuring myriad musical groups including the MHS orchestra, string and brass ensembles, chamber groups, choirs and jazz band. This showcase of talented students covered a wide range of genres and was full of fine performances. It’s currently playing seven evening a week on the Education channel at 7 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Summer Reading is here again at the Milton Public Library, and this month’s Page Turner library update has all the information parents and kids need to get off on the right foot. See what events the library has in store for residents before people start taking off for vacation 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.

Click here to watch it now!

MATV’s spring intern Chelsea Conroy did a great job helping out with production over the past three months, and the Curry College graduating senior was kind enough to be the focus of this month’s Creator Spotlight. It’s airing all around our schedule, so tune in when you can to hear about what her experience with us has been like. Good luck, Chelsea, and thanks for all your good work!

Click here to watch it now!

Brian Walsh, chair of the Fire Station Building Committee, was the guest on a new “Fuller Talks.” Replacing the town’s fire stations will be one of the most expensive capital undertakings the town has even seen, and the guest spoke with the panelists about where the plan currently stands, what the next steps are, and the best way to be involved as a citizen. Tune in for this illuminating half-hour looking at a pivotal issue for the town, when it airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

As the Bruins try to bring home the Stanley Cup and the Red Sox dig themselves out of the hole they dug themselves to start the season, Milton High spring sports teams head into the playoffs themselves. “Stepping Up to the Plate” host Michael Vega and his co-host Al Presutti break it all down with a local angle, with new episodes every Thursday, airing seven days a week on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

After planting seeds on the last episode, a new “Garden Path” heads back to Brookwood Community Farm to explore how the seedlings are taken from the greenhouse to the soil. In the second of a three-part series taking a look inside this local agricultural operation, viewers can learn all about techniques for staving off early-season frost, what gets planted when and how exactly volunteers are able to sow entire fields with their bare hands. Get the low down on where your food comes from when this program airs Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 11 a.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

A trio of world-class musicians, comprising the cello, piano and violin, recently played a classical concert at the library. The name of the group is Trio Spirito, and one of its members, Loren Peason, teaches violin in the Milton Public Schools. Some truly fine music was played at this intimate concert, which includes some commentary from the performers as well. Catch it during Music Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

John Radosta recently published a book titled “Bob Dylan in Performance: Song, Stage and Screen.” He also happens to be an English teacher at Milton High School. “You’ve Got To Have Art” host Jeff Stoodt was able to bring the author to sit down for a chat about Dylan, particularly about the enigmatic singer’s unique vocal style, using his live performance to expand understanding of what the artist is attempting to accomplish. Any Dylan fan will find this discussion intriguing, and it 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.

Click here to watch it now!

MAC Open Mic regular Eric “The Snake” Gulliksen was the featured performer at the May installment of this monthly musical potpourri. A member of Orpheus, the popular rock group of the 1960s and 70s, he brought some serious star power to the stage, mixing in with many other regulars and a few new faces. Take a listen when it airs during Music Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

It’s time for the MHS Student and Faculty Cabaret! Teachers and students teamed up to play all kinds of musical arrangements, from jazz to choral, rock to folk, with tones ranging from somber to silly. See all your favorite MHS musicians along with their mentors collaborating for a fun and memorable night on the stage by viewing this concert on our Video OnDemand website.

Click here to watch it now!

Representatives from the town Police and Health departments, High School, Hospital and Youth Task Force comprised a panel at the most recent Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition meeting, where they spoke about their organizations’ efforts to reduce substance abuse. Hear directly from these constituent members, including an overview on the youth center that is slated to go in at First Congregational Church, by watching this program on our Video OnDemand website.

Click here to watch it now!

After storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and struggling to advance through the region’s infamous hedgerows, Herb Colcord was taken prisoner by Nazi forces. Now a Fuller Village resident, he recently sat down with “A Fuller Life” host Blossom Glassman to recount the story of his capture, the months of squalor he spent in captivity, and his eventual liberation by an Allied unit. Tune in for this riveting story when this new 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.

Click here to watch it now!

The Boston City Singers Tour Choir starred in the most recent Milton Community Concerts presentation, “A Message of Music.” Featuring a wide range of music, from South African folk songs to classical music, from jazz standards to gospel, this group of 40 singers, ages 12-18, came to town from many parts of Greater Boston to put on this fun and upbeat show that is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

Click here to watch it now!

The exceptional musical offerings of St. Michael’s Parish were on display again for the church’s annual Good Friday concert, this year a Meditation in Music comprising John Rutter’s “Requiem.” The performance featured the St. Michael’s Schola Cantorum, Chancel Choir and Chamber Ensemble, the majority of which are made up of Milton residents. This program is currently airing during Music Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

World champion competitive power-lifter Kelsey McCarthy is the newest guest on “Broad Appeal.” Although she travels the globe setting records and going up against the strongest women in the world, she is a true local, having grown up in Quincy, with her day job working as a physical therapist at Elliott Physical Therapy. She talks about her journey from playing soccer for Northeastern University to jumping into competitive lifting, as well as balancing life with competing and training at the highest possible level. This interview is currently airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

MATV Newsletter, May 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for May, 2019

It’s a busy time of year in Milton, with Town Election, Town Meeting, MHS Graduation and lots of other events trying to squeeze onto the schedule before people take off for summer vacation.

Luckily, we’ve got Milton covered, with live broadcasts of those major events, and recordings of lots of other concerts, ceremonies and Milton-specific entertainment and education. We love being a vibrant part of this incredible community, and helping you catch up with the things you weren’t able to get to in-person. 

So get out there and enjoy the nice weather, and if you see an MATV camera, wave and say hello!

Announcements

The MATV studio will be closed on Monday, May 27,
in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

FCC Funding Threat Conitnues

The FCC could still decide at any moment to vote on it’s proposed rule change that could decimate public access TV funding, but support for the effort to get them to stop continues to grow, with more elected representatives at all levels of government signing on, and more citizens making their voices heard.

Milton Scene founder and Broad Appeal host Melissa Fassel Dunn recently sat down with Milton Access Television Executive Director Michael Lynch to find out, in simple terms, what exactly all of this means.

Take a look at the interview below, and then put your name on the petition to keep the cable companies from charging local municipalities for access to the airwaves. 

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
“Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” star and
producer Mel Gillespie and her co-star Gigi Giraffe!

Annual Town Meeting LIVE Broadcast

The 2019 Milton Annual Town Meeting begins on 
Monday, May 6th, at the MHS Auditorium, at 7:30pm.  

MATV will broadcast Town Meeting LIVE 
on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

MATV will broadcast each additional night of Town Meeting,
same time and same channel, until its completion.

The broadcast can also be viewed live online
via Video OnDemand at the following URL: 
http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

Recordings of the live broadcasts will be uploaded to our
Video OnDemand website as quickly as they are able to be processed.

Milton High Graduation LIVE Coverage

The Milton High School Class of 2019 will graduate on Sunday, June 2.

MATV will broadcast the 2019 Commencement Exercises LIVE from the Copeland Field House beginning at 2pm on Sunday, June 2, on town-wide cable on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15).

A live stream of the event will also be available via the MATV Video OnDemand website at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live

DVDs of the ceremony will be available through MATV for $15 each. Please contact us at info@miltonaccesstv.org or 617-698-0814 to request DVDs.

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, May 15th, 6pm  7pm

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

The next Studio Production Class
will take place on May 22.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

The next Post Production Class will take place in July. Stay Tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA20, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

The next Field Production Class will be in June. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes,
please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org
or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!


Spring Sports Camera Operator


-Camera operator needed to cover MHS spring sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High spring sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Dealing with inconsolable grief; finding the joy in the moment during seemingly hopeless times; and ultimately triumphing through tragedy: these are among the themes of a new episode of “Talk of the Town,” where host Brian Kelley speaks to Kari McHugh about her late son, Michael, his fight against cancer, and the ways in which they have been able to transcend his loss through community and perseverance. This program is currently airing at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

On this month’s Creator Spotlight, “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe” creator and star Mel Gillespie goes under the microscope to dish on how it all got started, what it’s like to produce an animated children’s show with a talking giraffe, and what drives her to do what she does. There may even be a surprise interview with the snow’s four-legged co-star, and suffice it to say, she does not hold back. This short program is airing all around the MATV schedule.

Click here to watch it now!

There’s a whole lot of hype out there about “Avenger’s: Endgame” and the return of “Game of Thrones,” but there’s also a whole lot else to watch when you’re done with those. Eileen Maher is back with another episode of “Reel Talk” to help you navigate those waters, with cinema reviews of “Dumbo,” “Us,” “Gloria Bell” and “The Chaperone,” plus Netflix show “Santa Clarita Diet.” Check it out when it airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Warm weather means lounging under a tree with a good book, and lots of engaging events at the Milton Public Library. Some truly unique programs are scheduled for May, including a Children’s Room garden party where kids can plant pizza ingredients, as well as Art Week in the adult events. Tune in for this and more when “The Page Turner” library update airs Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Resident Bill Lane worked for 35 years for the classic East Coast restaurant and ice cream chain Friendly’s, starting as a trainee and eventually retiring as Vice President of Operations, Training, Franchising and Administration. He recently spoke at Fuller Village about the history of the franchise, sharing stories and photos that are sure to provoke happy memories for anyone who grew up frequenting their tables. This lecture is currently airing during the Monday forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Heart healthy recipes are on the plate on a new “Meet Me in the Kitchen.” Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dr. Monique Tello joins Connie Spiros to cook up some grilled chicken stir-fry with a tangy, mustardy sauce, a veggie and nut-filled salad, some edamame for a snack, and dark chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Turn this on and cook along in your kitchen when it airs on the Public channel  (Comcast 9/RCN 13) on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Teaching children about Boston’s history is retired National Park Ranger Lauren McGrath’s passion, and she recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about her recently released illustrated book on the subject, “If Boston’s Buildings Could Speak: By Freddie the Fish.” She chats with host Suzette Martinez Standring about her career leading tours of Boston’s historic downtown, as well as how this book came to be. This conversation is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, three poets who are also professors at Salem State University recently held a shared reading at the Milton Public Library. Professors Kevin Carey, January Gill O’Neil and J.D. Scrimgeour read from their original poems in a so-called poetry in the round fashion, following each other rapid fire, choosing poems on the fly to follow thematically what had just been read before, one at a time. Tune in for this lively reading when it airs during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

There may not be any contested town-wide office races this Town Election, but voters will be faced with a referendum as to whether to make the Town Treasurer job an appointed position, as opposed to the elected role it is now. Town Government Study Committee Chair Rick Neely dropped by the set of “My Town Matters” this month to take an in-depth look at this issue. Hear from him when this program airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

And “Fuller Talks” is taking on the Town Treasurer question as well, as Town Government Study Committee member Leroy Walker, along with Fuller Village Chair Marvin Gordon, makes his pitch to voters. The panelists also get in some history on this episode that is all about how Fuller Village came to be. This discussion 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.

Click here to watch it now!

The Apollo Club of Boston, the second-oldest continuously active men’s singing group in the country, recently held a concert at Fuller Village, performing folk songs, show tunes, sea chanteys, love songs and other classical and semi-classical music. This lively and pedigreed production is currently airing during Music Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Milton High School and Pierce Middle School musicians recently teamed up for Jazz Night at the MHS auditorium. Groups of all sizes and compositions took the stage to show off their skills and entertain the crowd on this evening that was full of familiar favorites as well as innovative improvisation. Tune in to the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN15) at 2:30 p.m. on weekdays or 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to catch this performance.

Click here to watch it now!

Melissa Fassel Dunn, owner and founder of The Milton Scene, recently sat down with MATV Executive Director Michael Lynch to discuss the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking that, if approved, could significantly reduce the amount of funding MATV and other local access stations across the country receive from cable providers. Tune in to hear how funding was started, what the proposed rule sets out to establish, and what you as residents can do to help. This interview is currently airing Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13), as well as elsewhere around the MATV channels.

Click here to watch it now!

Quincy Choral Society’s recent celebration of Irish music and verse, “A Celtic Tradition,” was a concert featuring an array of arrangements, tunes and tones. The full-blown chorus, featuring many Milton residents, took center stage for much of the evening, with variety provided by small groups from solos to quintets, various vocals with accompaniments, poetry, bagpipes and audience participation. This program is currently airing during Music Thursday on the Public channel at 5 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

The Milton Public School’s student choruses were also in action, closing out Music in Our Schools Month with a pair of concerts showcasing a variety of groups. Both of these performances are currently airing on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15), with the Grades 6 through 12 concert at 4 p.m. and the Grades 7 through 12 concert at 5 p.m.

Click here to watch the Grades 6-12 concert now!

Click here to watch the Grades 7-12 concert now!

The MBTA recently held a public hearing at the Council on Aging to share details of the department’s plans for the Mattapan High Speed Line trolley car that run through town, as well as to field questions from the public. Mounting costs and difficulty of repair have put pressure on maintaining this historical railway, and this information-filled meeting is an excellent way to get all of the facts. It is currently airing daily on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3) at 9:30 a.m.

Click here to watch it now!

“Organ Donation: The Impact One Decision Can Make” was a recent presentation given at Pierce Middle School that featured local residents whose lives have been saved by organ donations, or whose loved ones were able to help save others by donating their own organs. Also hear from a leading surgeon in this area about the state of the art, as well as en expert sharing enlightening information and statistics. This program is currently airing on the Education channel at noon Monday through Thursday, and at 10:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

Click here to watch it now!

Gigi Giraffe is back in action with her pal Mel on a new Easter-themed episode of “Actin’ Up.” This might just be the silliest episode yet, with imaginations running wild during Silly Story Time, hilarious jokes in Mail Time, and a trip across the Atlantic Ocean too. Join in the fun seven days a week at 3:30 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Making its worldwide debut this is MATV’s newest show, “A Nurse’s Knowledge, with Eileen,” a short five-to-ten-minute program that features important health information from a host (someone whom many MATV viewers will recognize) who has been a nurse for over 20 years. Each month, Nurse Eileen shares her expertise on a timely and vital area of medical and health knowledge. April is Diabetic Foot Care Health Month, and the host goes over the most important things to keep you or your loved ones’ steppers in good working order. Tune in to the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening, or just keep an eye peeled elsewhere around our programming schedule, to check out this new show.

Click here to watch it now!

“The Southie Pact” author Kevin Devlin recently sat down to talk about his debut novel with Suzette as well. A longtime newspaper writer in South Boston, Devlin decided to branch out to the fiction genre to tell a story about a group of friends that is both tragic and funny, dealing with the opioid epidemic. He talks about his book and the process of writing it in this new episode that is airing on Video OnDemand.

Click here to watch it now!

Last Month’s “Broad Appeal” featured MZ Skincare owner Marianne Zullas, who talked all about natural skincare. This business-owner shared her experiences of being an entrepreneur, including challenges and triumphs, as well as shared her expertise on the biggest pitfalls to avoid, plus some nuanced pro tips for you to keep your skin healthy. This program is currently airing OnDemand.

Click here to watch it now!

Rev. John Allen of First Congregational Church in Milton has a long history of humanitarian activism when it comes to immigration, and at a recent lecture at Fuller Village, he shared the story of how he came to be involved in this effort, as well as giving important factual information about this misunderstood and hot-button political area, including how the church is helping those who are caught in the middle. This talk is currently on Video OnDemand.

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

MATV Newsletter, April 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for April, 2019

Taking Action in Washington, D.C.

MATV’s own Executive Director Michael Lynch was recently in Washington, D.C., joining the Alliance for Community Media for their “Hill Day activities.”

He, along with several other directors from across the country, made visits to Congressional offices asking Senators and Representatives to support community television and tell the FCC to back off its proposed rules on “in-kind” services. Every US Senator and Representative from Massachusetts has sent letters of opposition to the FCC.

STUDIO CLOSINGS

Please note, the MATV studio will be closed on
Monday, April 22, in observance of the Easter holiday. 

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight
with “It’s All Write with Suzette”
host and producer Suzette Martinez Standring!

New Show Alert! "A Nurse's Knowledge"

MATV’s newest show is “A Nurse’s Knowledge, with Eileen,”
a short five-to-ten-minute health tips program with Nurse Eileen.

It debuts this month!

Tune in to the Public channel at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening to check it out, and we’ll also be dropping it into lots of other spots on the schedule, so keep an eye out.

Here’s to your health!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE,
HIGHLIGHTING DIABETIC FOOT HEALTH MONTH, WHICH IS APRIL!

Annual Town Meeting LIVE Broadcast

The 2019 Milton Annual Town Meeting begins on 
Monday, May 6th, at the MHS Auditorium, at 7:30pm.  

MATV will broadcast Town Meeting LIVE 
on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

MATV will broadcast each additional night of Town Meeting,
same time and same channel, until its completion.

The broadcast can also be viewed live online
via Video OnDemand at the following URL: 
http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

Recordings of the live broadcasts will be uploaded to our
Video OnDemand website as quickly as they are able to be processed.

Townwide Election
LIVE Broadcast

The annual Townwide Election is on Tuesday, April 30th

MATV will broadcast LIVE election results 
beginning at 8 p.m. on the Government channel 
(Comcast 8/RCN 3). 

It can also be viewed live online via 
Video OnDemand at the following URL: 
http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

Save Public Access TV!

Sign the Petition to Congress to Stop the FCC!

The fight is still on to save Public Access Television!

The funding for Public Access TV stations, also known as PEG centers, is under an existential threat.

The FCC is proposing to redefine what a “franchise fee” is – and that change will radically reduce the level of monetary support available to run PEG access channels across the United States, including us here at Milton Access TV.

PEG access channels provide government coverage that allows transparency so citizens can monitor local government actions – something vital to the health of local democracy. PEG access channels also provide local content in communities produced by local residents. PEG channels are vital to a community, and if the FCC is successful in their rule making, PEG stations may no longer be in existence. 


Congress should stop the FCC from trying to re-write the 1984 Cable Act to financially starve local communities and our PEG channels in its rule-making (Docket NR 05-311).

We urge you to please follow the link below to send a petition to your local U.S. Congressional Representative.

 

https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/stop-fcc-from-defunding-peg-channels

Here is an example of what the petition says. (You are, however, allowed to customize it once you follow the link):

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, May  15th, 6pm  7pm

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

The next Studio Production Class
will take place on May 22.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

The next Post Production Class will take place in July. Stay Tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA20, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

The next Field Production Class will be in June. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes,
please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org
or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!


Spring Sports Camera Operator


-Camera operator needed to cover MHS spring sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High spring sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

March is Music in Our Schools Month in town, and student musicians of all ages and genres have been performing and showing off their talents.

Kicking things off for MATV’s coverage of these concerts is the Strings Concert featuring Grades 5 through 12. A host of various arrangements and combinations of strings instruments are featured in this showcase, ranging from classical to pop and contemporary. It’s currently airing on the Education channel at 8:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Click here to watch it now!

Not to be outdone, the Grades 5 through 12 Band Concert also took place over the past weeks, bringing the flavor of woodwinds, brass and percussion to the MHS Auditorium stage. A wide variety of groups showcase a plethora of genres, from traditional all the way up to modern rock and roll. Tune in to the Education channel seven days a week at 7 p.m. for this program.

Click here to watch it now!

Many of the finest opera singers in the region once again descended on First Parish Milton church for the fifth annual Sing for Their Supper charity concert benefiting the Milton Food Pantry and the Milton Residents Fund. Arias abound in this set of performances that also includes a very entertaining and lighthearted piano duet. Tune in when this program airs on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Martin Quitt, Professor Emeritus of History at UMass Boston, continues the library’s Milton Reads “Hamilton” programming with a discussion on the musical, the Federalist pamphlets and the founding of the American Republic. Get into the nitty gritty of the history behind this smash Broadway hit when this lecture airs during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The “Garden Path” is back from its winter break to ring in the advent of spring with a new episode featuring the early season growing preparations at Brookwood Community Farm in Canton. Host Christine Paxhia takes us inside the greenhouse for an inside look at how the foundations are laid for what will be on the dinner plate in a few months, from soil preparation to seed planting, planning and talking to the volunteers that make it all possible. This will be the first in a multi-part series on a season of growing produce at Brookwood. Tune in to the Public channel Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 11 a.m. for this new program.

Click here to watch it now!

Clinical psychologist and author Beth Kurland recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about her newest book, “Dancing on the Tightrope: Transcending the Habits of Your Mind & Awakening to Your Fullest Life.” Pulling from over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, this week’s guest discusses practical strategies for getting out of our own heads, touching on topics such as mindfulness, living in the present and learning to control the negative, self-defeating thought patterns that many people have found to be holding them back in life. This easy-to-digest discussion is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Eileen Maher does her post-Oscar wrap-up on a new episode of “Reel Talk,” looking back at the winners and losers, and giving her take on the outcomes. Should “Green Book” have won the big prize for Best Picture? Eileen will surely hash it out. Plus as a bonus, she went to see the new impossibly cute family of llamas at the Wakefield Estate. Be sure to catch this new installment when it airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

On a special single-topic episode of “Fuller Talks,” the town’s top two schools officials, Mary Gormley and Glenn Pavlicek, sat down with the panel to discuss the impending classroom crunch in town, where due to population growth, some 26 additional classrooms will be needed over the next 10 years according to estimates. The panel had a chance to pepper these officials with questions that dig into the problem as well as where the solution-finding process is at the moment. Tune in for this hot-topic discussion when it 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.

Click here to watch it now!

Fitness and health consultant Daisy Tenacious is the guest on a new episode of “Broad Appeal,” sharing her story of how she took her experience of getting back in shape after having her first child and turned it into a successful business. There are also tips for being smart and healthy in your workouts and your diet, as well as some advice for anyone trying to build a brand on social media. Tune in for this episode that is currently airing OnDemand. Tune in Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on the Public channel for new episodes.

Click here to watch it now!

Kicking off the “Hamilton”-themed library programming for Milton Reads month, Boston Conservatory Associate Professor or Theater Chris Caggiano recently delivered a lecture that looks at the history of American musical theater, using the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” as a jumping-off point, with a look at the influence that particular work has had on the genre. Catch this talk on our Video OnDemand webpage.

Click here to watch it now!

UMass Boston Professor of History Julie Winch helped close out Black History Month at the library with a talk about an often overlooked area of African-American history that is featured in her book “Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War.” In this lecture, she focuses in on her research about one man in particular, following him through military service and across the Atlantic Ocean to a British prison, touching on many important topics of history and culture along the way. Turn to the Public channel during the Monday Forum at 5 p.m. for this presentation.

Click here to watch it now!

Did you know that antibiotics are completely ineffective for treating viral infections? And even when someone has a bacterial infection, it’s not always best to take an antibiotic. This month on “Talk of the Town,” a doctor, a nurse and a medical school student come to the set to discuss a worldwide health crisis that stands to affect every single human: the overprescription of antibiotics. Host Brian Kelley and his panel of experts examine how antibiotics actually work, why their overuse is creating treatment-resistant “superbugs,” and how to be a knowledgeable user of these powerful drugs. This episode airs at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Hurling is an Irish sport full of action, speed and skill, and in the new St. Patrick’s Day of “Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe,” one of the kid crew members who plays the game is showing Gigi and everyone else how it all works. Learn some new sign language and even capture a leprechaun in this episode that 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.

Click here to watch it now!

For the layperson, there’s a lot of jargon that gets in the way of understanding the basics of digital technologies. MIT visiting lecturer and author Mark Stuart Day recently stopped by the set of “It’s All Write with Suzette” to talk about his new book, “Bits to Bitcoin: How Our Digital Stuff Works,” which sets out to explain some of those slippery computer topics in simplified terms that anyone can grasp. Tune in for a digestible discussion on computer security, the cloud, the blockchain and more via our Video OnDemand webpage.

Click here to watch it now!

On New Year’s Day, 1984, 24-year-old Kevin Walsh rigged himself to 57 helium-filled balloons and took off a mile into the sky. Now, this Milton resident has written a book about his experience, including the FAA investigation into the incident, called “57 Balloons,” and he recently visited the Milton Public Library to deliver an author talk. This presentation is currently airing OnDemand.

Click here to watch it now!

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

MATV Newsletter, March 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for March, 2019

March is all about PARTICIPATION!

Here are just a few of the ways MATV is helping you be an active participant in your community during March (and April) — you can click on each item to learn more:

MATV Milton Candidates Night Debate
Tuesday, March 26th
LIVE Coverage of Townwide Election
Tuesday, April 30th
Sign the petition to STOP the FCC from destroying Public Access TV!
Click here to read the petition.
MATV needs camera operators for Milton High Spring Sports.
(There’s a stipend available, plus you get to learn TV production!)

So this month, get involved, and make a difference.
It must be called “March” for a reason!

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with
“Talk of the Town” host and producer Brian Kelley!

MATV Candidates Night Debate

The 2019 MATV Candidates Night will take place on 
Tuesday, March 26th, at the Council on Aging, beginning at 7pm.  

MATV will broadcast the event LIVE 
on the Government channel (Comcast 8/RCN 3).

The broadcast can also be viewed live online
via Video OnDemand at the following URL: 
http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

All candidates for Townwide Election office are invited to participate.
(This does not include candidates for Town Meeting Member.)

Participants should come prepared with a two-minute statement. Questions will be asked of the candidates by members of the Milton High Debate Team, the Milton Times and the Milton Scene. 

For information about how to participate or attend, please contact Michael at mike@miltonaccesstv.org or 617-698-0814.

Townwide Election
LIVE Broadcast

The annual Townwide Election is on Tuesday, April 30th

MATV will broadcast LIVE election results 
beginning at 8 p.m. on the Government channel 
(Comcast 8/RCN 3). 

It can also be viewed live online via 
Video OnDemand at the following URL: 
http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

Save Public Access TV!

Sign the Petition to Congress to Stop the FCC!


For those of you who have been following, PEG center (Milton Access TV!) funding is under threat. The FCC is proposing to redefine what a franchise fee is – and it will radically reduce the level of monetary support available to run PEG access channels across the United States, including us here at Milton Access TV. PEG access channels provide government coverage that allows transparency so citizens can monitor local government actions – something vital to the health of local democracy. PEG access channels also provide local content in communities produced by local residents. PEG channels are vital to a community, and if the FCC is successful in their rule making, PEG stations may no longer be in existence. 


Congress should stop the FCC from trying to re-write the 1984 Cable Act to financially starve local communities and our PEG channels in its rule-making (Docket NR 05-311).

We urge you to please follow the link below to send a petition to your local U.S. Congressional Representative.

 

https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/stop-fcc-from-defunding-peg-channels

Here is an example of what the petition says. (You are, however, allowed to customize it once you follow the link):

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

 

Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm  7pm

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

The next Studio Production Class will take place
on Thursday, March 28th, 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

The next Studio Production Class will be in April. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA20, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

The next Field Production Class will be in May. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes,
please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org
or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!


Spring Sports Camera Operator


-Camera operator needed to cover MHS spring sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High spring sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

The John Kordalewski Jazz Quintet recently performed at the public library, offering “A Celebration of African American Composers” that featured a sampling of musicians who made their mark as both composers and improvisers, including Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron, Cedar Watson, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Bill Barron and John Stubblefield. by. Piano, trombone, tenor saxophone, bass and drums filled the Keys Room for this program that is currently airing during Music Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

“Underage Drinking Prevention: Practical Parenting Facts and Tips for ‘The Talk’ and Much More” was the title of a talk recently delivered by Tufts University School of Medicine Professor Margie Skeer at a meeting of the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Parents will learn about a number of common misconceptions regarding underage drinking and talking to their children about alcohol use, as well as many other useful tips and pieces of information. This program is currently airing seven days a week at 5 p.m. on the Education channel.

Click here to watch it now!

A new installment of “The Great American Songbook” takes a look back at a seminal year in music: 1968. Host Jeff Stoodt recalls some of his favorites from that heady time, while he is joined in the studio by local band Lower Falls, comprising Geoff Shaw, Kevin Dambruch, Adam Winkler and Gary Gardiner, along with musicians Franc Graham, Claudia Wellington, Dan Deleo, Jeremy Blanchard and Steve Cousineau. 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.

Click here to watch it now!

Musician and storyteller Eshu Bumpus brought his magical tales to the library recently, weaving a variety of African, African-American and world folktales with music, humor and mystery. Hear a new take on the Tortoise and the Hare, find out how the cat learned to purr and join in some sing-and-dance-alongs when this program airs during the Library Children’s Hour every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

It’s a “Hamilton” takeover at the Milton Public Library this month, as Milton Reads events fill up the schedule. In the March library update, you can learn the details of these programs inspired by the book that accompanies Lin Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical, as well as get the the lowdown on everything else going on at the library. The “Page Turner” is currently airing Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The February Special Town Meeting was previewed with an article-by-article overview discussion between Town Moderator Bob Hiss and Warrant Committee Chair George Ashur. The two town leaders stopped by the MATV studio to go over the warrant and put into plain English the items that were up for a vote this February 25.  Even though Town Meeting has passed, it’s still a good overview of the issues considered and voted at that Town Meeting.

Click here to watch it now!

The Academy Awards are Feb. 24, but Oscar Night is already here on “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher.” Will “The Favourite” upset “Roma” for Best Picture, or will a dark horse take the prize? What are the politics at play that might determine many of the categories? Hear some interesting angles you may not have thought of from the town’s film buffs, including guest host Matt Bernstein, when this Oscar preview episode airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel. (And Eileen will soon be back with her Oscars wrap-up show, which should be airing in the same time slot starting Friday, March 8. You’ll still be able to watch the Oscars preview episode OnDemand.)

Click here to watch it now!

The kids are at it again, with the completely student-run Milton High School Cabaret Part II. Jazz ensembles, solo performances, sketches, poetry, duets, trios, quartets and more are all part of this fun, light-hearted concert that is hosted and performed by the talented young artists of MHS. You can catch it seven days a week on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) at 9 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Baby Boomers facing retirement and the important decision of when, if ever, to sell their home will find important and practical insight on the new episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette.” Author and financial planner Penelope Tzougros sits down in the MATV studio to talk about her book, “Your Home Sweet Home: How to Decide Whether You Should Stay or Move in Retirement,” and her process for evaluating if it’s a smart move for retirees to stay in their homes, looking at the question from physical, financial and social perspectives, as well as strategies to make staying put a possibility. This program is currently airing on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

The Milton Art Center is back with its monthly Open Mic showcase of local talent. Always a cradle of creativity, this new installment opens with a comedy sketch, followed up with music from local performers. Tune in at 8 p.m. during Music Thursday on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

This 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. Head to our OnDemand page to view this program now.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

“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.

Click here to watch it now!

 

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

MATV Newsletter, February 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for February, 2019

Scroll all the way down for new programs from the past month

Statewide Recognition!

Two MATV Shows Nominated for Mass Creator Awards

There is nothing we like better than when our incredible producers get recognition for their hard work and creativity, so we are excited to announce that at this past week’s Mass Creator Awards, episodes of two MATV shows — the “Hauling Valhalla” episode of Talk of the Town with Brian Kelley, and the “Back to School” episode of Actin’ Up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe — were finalists in the “Best Documentary” and “Youth” award categories, respectively.

The Mass Creator Awards recognizes the best productions from public access stations across the Commonwealth during the past year, and with Massachusetts having more stations than any other state in the nation, there is a lot of competition!

There were many amazing entries this year, especially in these two extremely competitive categories. Even though our shows didn’t win the big award, it was an honor just to be selected as finalists from a large field of entrants. It was the first time MATV shows have entered a competition, and we are very proud of how well they performed.

So congratulations to producers Brian Kelley and Mel Gillespie, as well as everyone that participated in creating two truly outstanding programs!

Take a look back at these two episodes while you ponder the question: Will you be the next MATV producer to walk down the red carpet?

We can’t wait to help you put together your own award-worthy show. Have a great month!

Announcements

Studio Closings

The Milton Access TV studio is closed on Monday, February 18,
in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Creator Spotlight

Check out this month’s MATV Creator Spotlight with “Super Tuesday: Talk TV into Action” host and producer Ron Bell.

Special Town Meeting
LIVE Broadcast

The first night of the February Special Town Meeting will take place on 
Monday, February 25th.

MATV will broadcast Special Town Meeting LIVE from the Milton High School auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Government channel 
(Comcast 8/RCN 3). 

It can also be viewed live online via Video OnDemand at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live

Additional nights of Town Meeting will also be broadcast live on the same channel at the same time, until the completion of Town Meeting. 

Classes

Learn TV Production in 2019!!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


Upcoming Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, February 20th, 6pm  7pm

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA20, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

The next Field Production Class will take place
Thursday, February 21st, 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

The next Studio Production Class will be in March. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

The next Studio Production Class will be in April. Stay tuned for dates.

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 

This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes, please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

“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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

“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.

Click here to watch it now!

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).

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

The Pierce Players put on “High School Musical Jr.” this year, 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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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. 

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

 

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

MATV Newsletter, January 2019

The MATV monthly newsletter for January, 2019

Scroll all the way down for new programs from the past month!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2019! It’s gonna be an awesome year!!

Is your New Year’s Resolution to branch out and try new things? How about pursuing something you’ve always wanted to do? Let MATV make that resolution actually stick!

Shoot us a phone call or an email, and we’ll help you make a TV show or a film — about anything! Maybe you just want to learn how to use a video camera in a way that gets professional results, or start editing video on professional equipment. We can teach you!

It’s going to be a big year for Public Access TV, including Milton Access TV, and we are hitting the ground running, with lots of new episodes, classes and programs for the citizens of Milton. 

So get in touch, let us know your interests, and we’ll work together to make your vision a reality — we can’t wait to hear from you!

Creator Spotlight

Announcements

Studio Closings

The Milton Access TV studio is closed on New Year’s Day,
and also on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

Classes

Production classes are back!

~Studio Production~
~Post Production~
~Field Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


Winter Class Schedule

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, January 16th, 6pm  7pm

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

Thursday, January 24th, 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class. 
This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter for dates, or get in touch with us to find out!

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA20, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter for dates, or get in touch with us to find out!

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes, please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

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).

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

 

 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 there’s more!

Click here to watch it now!

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).

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

“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.

Click here to watch it now!

“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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

Click here to watch it now!

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.

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm 
Friday, 9am-1pm 
 
451 Central Ave. (Behind Pierce Middle School)
Sign up for our newsletter and to volunteer, email  info@miltonaccesstv.org
 
Call us at 617-698-0814
 
MATV broadcasts throughout Milton, 24 hours a day on three stations: 
Government (Comcast 8/RCN 3)
 
Most MATV programming is also available online through our streaming Video On Demand service.

MATV Newsletter, December 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for December, 2018

Scroll all the way down for new programs from the past month!

Happy Holidays from MATV!

It’s been a great year here at Milton Access Television, and we are so grateful to all of our producers, volunteers, viewers and everyone else who helps to make MATV the great community organization that it is.

This holiday season, we are taking time to appreciate what we have, and those who are special to us. 

So from us to you, the MATV Family, we wish you a healthy and joyous holiday season, and a very happy New Year!

Creator Spotlight

Next month, we’re bringing the volunteers into the mix, so stay tuned for the January 2019 newsletter to get to know one of our production volunteers!

Announcements

Studio Closings

The Milton Access TV studio will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on December 24 and 25, as well as for the New Year’s Holiday on December 31 and January 1. 

Also stay tuned for next month’s newsletter to find out about production classes for 2019!

MHS Thanksgiving Day Football Game

Wildcats vs. Wamps, 2018

This year’s Thanksgiving Day game
is playing on MATV
seven days a week at 7 p.m.
on the Education Channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15)

(The game is not available OnDemand per request of the Athletic Department, but the Education Channel can be viewed live any time at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live)

Opportunities

Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Click here to watch it now!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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MATV Newsletter, November 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for November, 2018

Scroll all the way down for new programs from the past month!

Update on FCC Rule

Dear Supporters of Milton Access TV,

Last month, I wrote to you about a proposed rule that the Federal Communications Commission is considering, that if passed would severely defund local community television, and inhibit municipalities’ control over franchise agreements with the cable providers. Since last month, there has been some movement on this proposed rule.

On October 15th, the Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (“FNPRM”) on cable franchise obligations was filed in the federal register. This means that there are 30 days to file comments in opposition so that those comments will be included in the appeals process. That deadline is November 14th at 11:59pm. Milton Access TV, along with The Alliance for Community Media, (ACM), the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) and many other public access centers and local franchising authorities have filed comments in opposition to the proposed rule. Senator Markey organized some of his colleagues to sign on to a letter of opposition as well. All above mentioned associations filed opposition comments so that we may appeal this rule if it goes into effect.

I am asking you to write to us with comments of support for Milton Access TV, so that I may submit these comments along with the opposition filing to the FCC.

Milton Access TV needs your support now more than ever! A few words about your interactions with us, your collaborations with us or even just stating that you value our coverage of local government meetings, sports, lectures and other events would be greatly appreciated. You can send your comments directly to me at mike@miltonaccesstv.org.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments.

Best,

Michael Lynch
Executive Director

FCC’S ACTIONS PUT FUTURE OF COMMUNITY MEDIA IN JEOPARDY

The FCC is proposing to rule that all “In-Kind” cable franchise obligations other than PEG capital costs and build-out requirements are a “franchise fee” under the Cable Act and thus count against the 5% franchise fee cap. The FCC would define “In-Kind” contributions so broadly as to undermine the Cable Act’s intent to provide franchise fees to communities for use of public rights of way. Any non-monetary benefit could conceivably be charged back against franchise fees – from backhaul services, to electronic program guides, to the value of PEG channel capacity itself. The charge backs would be at fair market value as determined by the cable industry, so we believe in some areas franchise fees might be eliminated in their entirety.

What does this mean for Milton Access TV? 
Comcast and RCN could charge back in kind services against the franchise fee, which is how we are funded. What can they charge for? The cost of running our 3 channels from Milton to the Comcast head end? The cost of maintenance? Service calls? 24 hour monitoring and technical support? The use of the I-NET? and the list could go on. This could cut our budget significantly, or even completely eliminate it.

 

Creator Spotlight

Announcements

Studio Closings

In observance of Veterans Day
the MATV studio and office will be closed on Monday, November 12th.

In observance of Thanksgiving,
the office and studio will close at 1pm on Wednesday, November 21st, and remain closed Thursday, November
22nd and Friday, November 23rd. We will re-open for normal business at 9am on Monday, November 26th. 

Classes
Monthly Orientation will be on Thursday, November 8th; and our Post Production Class will be on Wednesday, November 14th. Scroll down for details and to sign up.

Postseason MHS Football

The Wildcats are in the playoff hunt!

Milton Access TV will cover all Milton High Football postseason games (as governing body rights permit) including the Thanksgiving Day game against the Braintree Wamps, to be rebroadcast 7 days a week at 7pm on the Education channel (Comcast 22/RCN 15) beginning the week after the game is played. (Thanksgiving Day game will be broadcast beginning Nov. 30th.) The games will not be available OnDemand per request of the schools, but the Education channel can be viewed live any time at the following URL: http://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live

TV Production Classes

Fall production classes are ongoing!

~Post Production~
(Studio Production &
Field Production 
will both return in 2019)


Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)


Fall Classes

Orientation

Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Thursday November 8th 6pm – 7pm

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

Wednesday November 14th 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes, please contact Mike at mike@miltonaccesstv.org or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814

Opportunities

Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!

Winter Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS winter sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start in December.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High winter sports. 

New Programs in Past 30 Days

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

MATV Studio Hours 
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm 
Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday,