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Certification of Candidates by the Election Commission

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:13pm

It's hard work! The Cambridge Election Commission certified City Council and School Committee candidates on Wed, August 2, 2017. Enjoy this first election vignette as CCTV prepares to bring you great coverage during this busy municipal election season!

Politics & Government

Cambridge Calendar September 2017 Edition

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:49am

Nicola Williams joined us to talk about the 25 anniversary of the Cambridge Carnival. It happens on September 10 between Central Square and Kendall Square and is filled with music, dancing, and costumes. You'll also hear about Jamaica Plain Open Studios and a killer workshop about owls (since they are not what they seem). And, as usual, we have a tsunami of other events all over the metro area.

The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in Cambridge - so that you don't have to! We aggregate community calendars from the city government, local non-profits, universities, and community groups and present it all in a condensed 15-minute event clearinghouse program. Forget looking through local listings and websites for things to do. Let us tell it to you straight. And, by the way, our own online community calendar can tell you lots about the city and it's a great place to list your own events, too (

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. Check out all of our local events programming at or on our Vimeo channel at

Neighborhood & Community

City Splash

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:08pm

The Charles River Conservancy offers residents the opportunity to swim in the Charles at the fifth annual CitySplash event. The event took place at the Fiedler Dock along the Esplanade on July 18, 2017.

City Splash was filmed by Sam Bruce and edited by Zach Ben-Amots.

Back Lot BBQ Tickets Available!

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

CCTV’s Back Lot BBQ is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017! The BBQ will feature food grilled by local chefs, live music by Zili Misik, a silent auction, and the presentation of the new Rossi Award for Creative & Responsive Leadership. This year, the Rossi Award for Creative and Responsive Leadership will be presented to Cambridge Area Stronger Together (CAST), the Cambridge Public Library- Our Path Forward initiative, Indivisible Cambridge, MIT Day of Action and The Resistance School. These initiatives have activated local efforts to work for a meaningful and inclusive social justice agenda. Inductions to CCTV’s Honorary Board include Frontline Executive Producer Raney Aronson, Director of Cambridge Public Libraries Maria McCauley, President of Cambridge Community Foundation Geeta Pradhan, and Director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman. Tickets available at

It all happens in CCTV's back lot at 5:30 pm at 438 Massachusetts

Neighborhood & CommunityFundraisers$100.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

Join us for a Youth Media Screening on Thurs., 8/10

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:49am
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

You are invited to join the CCTV Youth Media Program as they screen work produced during the 2017 Summer Media Institute, offered in partnership with the Cambridge Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. Students will share a wide range of video work including documentaries and a narrative produced through a collaboration with Emerson College.

Neighborhood & CommunityExhibits$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the Cambridge Public Library

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:06pm

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Cambridge Public Library hosted Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Breyer, who spoke as part of the library's Democracy Day activities. The talk took place at the library's main lecture hall and was filmed by Seth Myer.
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Bay State Forum with Barbara Anthony

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:40am

This episode of Bay State Forum focuses on what Massachusetts should do now about health care in the face of so much uncertainty. Obamacare was modeled after RomneyCare, which was adopted by Massachusetts in 2006 to move toward universal healthcare for all.

What happens if there is no longer a federal requirement that all people have to buy insurance? Or if people with pre-existing conditions can be charged more for their insurance or even denied coverage or priced out of the market for insurance. Very importantly, what happens if Massachusetts looses billions of dollars if there is a pullback in Medicaid dollars from the federal government? And last but not least, what can Massachusetts do to control its highest in the nation healthcare costs?

Barbara Anthony interviews two experts to try to answer these questions.

Jon Hurst is the long time President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, known as RAM. RAM is a state-wide organization of 3200 retailers and restaurants. Jon has been a long time advocate for lowering healthcare costs and improving quality for the small business market.

Josh Archambault is a senior fellow in healthcare and a consultant at the Pioneer Institute, an independent public policy think tank located in Boston. Josh has worked at the Heritage Foundation, and has served in high level positions in the Massachusetts Legislative and Executive branches. Josh is a frequent advocate for market based solutions to our health care problems.

Politics & Government