By Michael Lynch
MATV Executive Director
Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:
(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)
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 at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13), as well as elsewhere around the MATV channels.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.