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Cambridge Broadband Matters

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:29am

Host Anne Schweiger facilitates a discussion about the pros and cons of building a municipal broadband system for Cambridge. The guests include Dave Talbot, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and two members of the City's Broadband Task Force, Ben Compaine, a teacher in the entrepreneurship and innovation group at Northeastern University. and Ming-Tai Huh, an entrepreneur and Product Manager at Toast Inc.

Science & Technology

Early Bird Tickets to Back Lot BBQ Fundraiser Available til 7/1

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 1:27pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

CCTV’s Back Lot BBQ is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016! The BBQ will feature food grilled by local chefs, live music by Zili Misik, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Leading Role Award to City Manager Richard Rossi. It all happens in CCTV's back lot at 5:30 pm at 438 Massachusetts Avenue (entrance on Green Street between Brookline Street and Sidney Street).

As always, all funds raised through this year’s BBQ will support CCTV’s year-round Youth Media Program, which fosters healthy youth development by involving teens in activities that promote media art, career and leadership skills while exploring issues affecting our community.

Are you interested in supporting this great community event? Early bird tickets available now! cctvcambridge.org/bbq

Neighborhood & CommunityFundraisers$75.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

Youth Media Screening on Wednesday!

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 1:03pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

You are invited to a screening of films produced by teens in CCTV's Youth Media Program. Prior to the start of the screening, teens will host a reception in the Karen Aqua Gallery, where their photography will be on exhibit through June 22.

6 pm- 6:30 pm: Reception in the Gallery
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm: Screening of Youth Films

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

This Week on TV: A guide to Live shows on CCTV

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:04pm

About 50 Live programs are broadcast each week from our studio at 438 Mass Ave., on a diverse mixture of topics, issues, personalities, and content. Shows may involve discussion, music, videos, pictures, and/or anything else you, as producer, dream up! CCTV's Live shows take place Sundays 4:30pm - 9pm, Mondays through Thursdays 1pm - 9pm; and Fridays 1pm - 6pm. All shows are broadcast on Comcast Channel 9 in Cambridge and also stream live on our website, here. For a complete and up-to-date list of what shows you can watch when, click here.

Interested in hosting your own show? Anyone who lives in Cambridge can sign up for a slot. Click here for more info, or call or stop by the station.

New CCTV Member-made videos play each week on Channel 8 Tuesdays and Sundays at 7pm, and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11am.

This week: Dolores and Evan, a project produced in CCTV's Spring 2016 Narrative Filmmaking class by Sergio Bianco, Monthyna Genece, Michelle Lu, Alain Mimran, Nick Perry, and Todd Rapisarda -- about a woman who finds herself with the chance to pocket a lot of money.





Coverage of music and bands at the most recent Boston Calling music festival -- Boston Calling Volume Two -- by David Barsir, Alec Shmitt, and Nate Cantajupo.





And Get Dumplinized, from producer Aliaksandra Ilaryonava, featuring an interview with Patty Chen, owner of the Dumpling House restaurant in Central Square.







Science How! productions by the Fairfax Network and Smithsonian Institution will play on Channel 8, 5-7pm Tuesday May 24 and Sunday May 29, and 9-11am Wednesday May 25 and Thursday May 26.

The newest episode in the series is called Astrogeology: Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions. Meet Dr. Tim McCoy, geologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever wondered how we study asteroids and other bodies in our solar system without sending spacecraft to all of them? Meteorites, pieces from space that hurtle to Earth, turn out to be great sources of information. Take a meteorite-filled journey with Tim McCoy to outer space and back in time to the formation of our solar system and learn how meteorites contain the very building blocks of life on Earth.




Other programs from the series -- Reading Ocean Fossils, The Natural History of the Cellphone, and Mummy Science -- will follow.

Arts & Entertainment

This Weekend on TV: Nerd out with 18 hours full of Science

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:13pm

Science for the Public is a grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage public understanding of, and appreciation for, science. The program aims to make accessible the best information in many areas of science and engineering and features a variety of Boston-area scientists doing presentations and interviews regarding a diversity of topics as a public service.

CCTV will be marathon-ing episodes all weekend long on Channel 9, Saturday May 21 noon till midnight, and Sunday May 22 noon-4:30 and 10pm-midnight.

This weekend's lineup will include:

How the Brain Orchestrates Motion, Saturday at 12pm.
Reading the Clouds Understand Climate Change, Saturday at 1pm, Sunday at 11pm.
Mapping the Milky Way, Saturday at 3pm, Sunday at 12pm.
ADHD and the Long-Term Effects of Medications, Saturday at 4pm, Sunday at 10pm.
How Environmental Pollutants Impact Brain Development, Saturday at 8pm.
How Solar Systems Form Puzzles and Possibilities, Saturday at 11pm.
What the Public Needs to Know About Fracking, Sunday at 1pm.

These programs, and many others: Check out our full online schedule for even more titles.

Arts & Entertainment

Cambridge Calendar July 2016 Edition

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:07pm

The July 2016 edition of the Cambridge Calendar features Garrett Cloer of the Longfellow House who describes how you can meet a younger General George Washington than you have come to know from the image on the one dollar bill. Mark Anastasio form the Coolidge Corner Theatre also joins us to talk about their Sounds of Silents series where you can see the classic Metropolis with a live performance of an original score by the Alloy Orchestra. We can also tell you how to ride around on your bike without any clothes, or how to attend a world wide dance party without any music, both on the same day!

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 (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. If you would like to learn more about our other programs, visit cctvcambridge.org

Neighborhood & Community

This Week on TV: Films from the Boston Palestine Film Festival

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:07pm
CCTV is showcasing films this week from the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

Watch Letters from Al Yarmouk: Director Rashid Mashawari spent eight months in 2014 Skyping with Palestinians trapped in al-Yarmouk, the besieged Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, Syria. On Channel 8, Sun. May 15 and Tues. May 17 at 9pm, Weds. May 18 at midnight, and Thurs. May 19 and Fri. May 20 at 10am.

And, Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!: Local queer Palestine solidarity activists successfully lobby the City of Seattle's LGBT Commission to drop an Israeli-government-sponsored tour featuring gay and lesbian activists that was slated to visit the area. The documentary by Dean Spade sheds light on what pinkwashing is and how activists are fighting back. On Channel 8, Sun. May 15 and Tues. May 17 at 10pm, Weds. May 18 at 1am, and Thurs. May 19 at 9am.

Cambridge Overcoming Addiction

Watch Kristina Kehrer's interview with Pat Madeiros, who founded Cambridge Overcoming Addiction after her daughter died of a heroin overdose. The program is scheduled to play this week on Channel 8, Sat. May 14 at 10pm, Sun. May 15 at 8:35pm, Mon. May 16 at 6pm, Tue. May 17 at 8:35pm, Wed. May 18 at 6:10pm, and Thu. May 19 at 11am.

The organization will hold its annual vigil next Wednesday, May 18, 6-8pm outside of City Hall. Madeiros also hosts a Nar-Anon group for families at the Cambridge Salvation Army, each Wednesday evening at 7-9pm; she invites anyone who has a family member struggling with addiction to attend.

A week of Game Shows on Channel 9

This week's Channel 9 theme starts with a Saturday marathon: The program will begin at noon with The Drawing Board, produced by CCTV member Susan Chasen, a series devoted to friendly competition among Boston-area comic and graphic novel creators.

At 2:30pm, The Wikiest Link, also produced here at CCTV: The show is a wild ride across the pages of Wikipedia.org., in which contestants are given a start page, such as Jelly Fish, and must race each other to a destination, such as Kevin Bacon, before their competition beats them to it.

At 4pm it's Art Showdown, an artist-centric game show styled after the wild west, produced at Art Interactive in Central Square, Cambridge, MA.

And, starting at 8:30pm New England Candlepins, a candlepin bowling series made exclusively for Public Access TV.

If you miss the Saturday marathon, some of the fun will rerun Sunday 12-4:30pm and Friday 6-9pm.

Arts & Entertainment

One-to-One Internet Help for Older Adults

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:14am
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV that seeks to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, send and receive email, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! The next session is scheduled for Friday, June 10th, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please contact Clodagh Drummey at 617-401-4005 or clodagh@cctvcambridge.org for more information.

Neighborhood & CommunityClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 401 4005

This Week on TV: Unconventional sculptures

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:28am

Ever heard of sculpture racing? It's a multimedia art form, in which sculptures are pushed, pulled, or pedaled through a race course. People's Sculpture Racing organizes races in Cambridge each year, and CCTV Producer Rock Louis attended one such event to document:

John Manson has a new installment of #whatImake, his series of short documentaries on people who make art and why they do it. Episode 8 visits instrument maker and performer Jason Sanford who engineers and welds instruments out of trash and other found materials and who plays instruments ranging from the guitar to the "Feedback Organ Inside Metal Tank." Viewers may also tune in to Channel 8 this Saturday, Apr. 30 at midnight for a marathon of all eight episodes of the series.

These and other new member productions play each week on Channel 8, Sundays and Tuesdays starting at 5pm and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting at 9am.

Cambridge's Annual Holocaust Commemoration will take place this year Wednesday, May 4

Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, the program features an evening of music, candle lighting, and remembrance, and will take place from 7 to 9pm at Temple Beth Shalom, at 8 Tremont Street. If you can't attend the event in person on Wednesday evening, past years' programs will play this week on Channel 8: Saturday Apr. 30 at 12:30pm and 3pm, Sunday May 1 at 6pm, Tuesday May 3 at 1:30pm, Wednesday May 4 at 3pm.

Surviving the Holocaust -- a presentation given to high school students by Holocaust survivor Irene Fogel Weiss -- will also play this week, on Channel 8 Saturday Apr. 30 at 3pm, Sunday May 1 at 8pm, Tuesday May 3 at 2:45pm, and Wednesday May 4 at 4:15pm.

Arts & Entertainment

Cambridge Calendar June 2016 Edition

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:21pm

The June 2016 edition of the Cambridge Calendar features Kate Radville and the one mile swim race held by the Charles River Swimming Club on June 11, 2016, in Boston. Henry Kesner also joins us to talk about Herbstalk's herbalism festival on June 4 and 5, 2016, at the Armory in Somerville, MA. We can also tell you where to meet a life long whale veterinarian and where to go for help keeping your information private online.

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 (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. If you would like to learn more about our other programs, visit cctvcambridge.org

Neighborhood & Community

Bay State Forum: Scams and Identity Theft

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:14pm

Con artists trying to steal our money? From the snake oil salesmen of covered wagon days to the sophisticated internet and telephone scams of today – the deal is the same - the conmen win and we lose – but it doesn’t have to be that way – we do not have to be victims of internet or boiler room scams.

Experts in cyberspace, financial services and law enforcement talk about the problem and some solutions.

This episode features Nate Nottke from Google, Peter Malionek, VP Security Investigations Officer, Eastern Bank, Officer Dan Burosso from the Cambridge Police Department, and Lydia Placid-Brooks, branch manager of the Central Square branch of Eastern Bank.

Business & Economy

Twitter for Nonprofits: Developing and Sustaining an Online Presence

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:22am
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

It's more important than ever to develop awareness about your organization online, but where do you start? One of the most powerful tools available to you as a nonprofit is Twitter. In this course, you will learn how to successfully spread your message, engage your target audience, and create a strong online presence for your organization. To register, contact Clodagh Drummey at clodagh@cctvcambridge.org or 617 401 4005.

Neighborhood & CommunityClasses$20.00Member Cost: $10.00Phone Number: 617 401 4005

May 2016 Clip 1: Watch City Steampunk Festival

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 9:15am

This clip features Melissa Honig and the Watch City Steampunk Festival on May 7, 2016, 10AM-5PM, in Waltham, MA.

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 (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. If you would like to learn more about our other programs, visit cctvcambridge.org

Lifestyle

Bay State Forum: The Opioid Crisis

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:54pm

This episode focuses on what has come to be called “the Opioid Crisis.” In Massachusetts and indeed across the country there has been a dramatic spike in the numbers of deaths caused by drug and heroin overdoses, especially among young people.

The guests from the Cambridge Health Alliance are Kathy Betts, who is the Director of Community Health Improvement; and Dr. Mark Albanese, Director of Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Services. The program also features Windia Rodriguez, the Regional Coordinator for the Northeast for the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

Health & Wellness

Cambridge Broadband Matters

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 12:53pm

In this episode, host Anne Schweiger interviews Dan Noyes and Theodora Higginson, Co-Directors of Tech Goes Home, a nonprofit that provides laptops and training. Through a grant from Google, Tech Goes Home is expanding into Cambridge.

Science & Technology

NeighborMedia.org: Sharing News from Your Nonprofit

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 11:57am
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:00pm

This event will show nonprofits how they can deepen the impact of their organization by sharing their story and cause with a Cambridge audience. NeighborMedia.org is a hyperlocal citizen journalism platform that enables members of the community to report on the people, places, issues and events important to the people of Cambridge. NeighborMedia educates, informs and moves people into action on matters most important to the community. Please RSVP to Clodagh Drummey at clodagh@cctvcambridge.org or 617 401 4005.

Neighborhood & CommunityMeetings$0.00Member Cost: $0.00

Bring Your Own Device: A Collaboration with MIT's CityDays & Together in Service Initiative

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:40am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This one-on-one session, which is part of MIT's CityDays & Together in Service initiative, will pair a MIT volunteer with a senior to help them get the most out of their technological device. If you have new device and just haven't gotten around to taking it out of the box, or if you have a device you are already familiar with but want to explore advanced features, bring it by and we'll help you get the most out of your technology! Be it a phone, tablet, digital camera, or lap-top - all devices are welcome.

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 to reserve a space and let her know exactly what device you are bringing and how comfortable you are with it, so she can be sure to pair you with someone who can assist you.

CityDays is a series of one-day volunteer opportunities for all members of the MIT community. The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG Center) coordinates several CityDays throughout the year across the Cambridge and Greater Boston area. In conjunction with MIT's mission, CityDays aims to work for the "betterment of humankind" by connecting those who are a part of the MIT community with local organizations who need volunteers. CityDays MIT2016 is part of the Together in Service initiative.

Science & TechnologyActivities$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

Save the Date: CCTV's Annual Meeting!

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:25am
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

CCTV's Annual Meeting is a great time to see old friends and make new ones. This year, we will solicit feedback from CCTV members on CCTV's future: what do you think our priorities should be for the next few years? CCTV will be surveying members, Board, staff and outside thought leaders to help guide us forward. Also, there will be awards, voting for Board members, and FOOD! We hope you can join us.

Meetings$0.00Member Cost: $0.00