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Small Property Owners Association City Council Candidate Forum

CCTV - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:38pm

October 30, 2019, the Small Property Owners Association hosted a city council candidate forum at the Cambridge Public Library. The forum was recorded by Beck Hamlin.

CEOC/YWCA City Council Candidate Forum

CCTV - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 2:48pm

CEOC and the YWCA Cambridge sponsored a Cambridge City Council Candidates Night on Tuesday, October 29th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Cambridge Senior Center at 806 Massachusetts Ave.

The forum addressed issues of poverty, affordable housing and income inequality in Cambridge. It was recorded by Rock Louis.

Dream Big 2019: Protecting Democracy by Defending the Vote

CCTV - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 2:31pm

Join Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries, in conversation with Professor Carol Anderson, Professor Lawrence Lessig, and Professor Rachael V. Cobb for a special conversation about how voter suppression is affecting democracy.

Cambridge Educational Association School Committee Candidate Forum

CCTV - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 4:06pm

The Cambridge Education Association hosted a School Committee Candidate Forum, October 3, 2019, at the Central Square Branch of the Cambridge Public Library, featuring all 11 candidates for School Committee. The event was filmed by Beck Hamlin.

Ward 6 Democratic Committee School Committee Candidate Forum

CCTV - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 1:32pm

The Ward 6 Cambridge Democratic Committee hosted a School Committee Forum at the Cambridge Public Library, October 2, 2019. The forum was recorded by Rock Louis.

Climate Action Coalition City Council Candidate Forum

CCTV - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 1:20pm

Here in Cambridge, 22 city council candidates are running for nine seats, and voters would like to hear their views, plans and strategies for addressing climate change locally. September 25, 2019, the Climate Action Coalition hosted a city council forum at the Cambridge Senior Center, addressing these issues.

Ward 6 Democratic Committee City Council Candidate Forum

CCTV - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 2:59pm

The Cambridge Ward 6 Democratic Committee held its biennial Progressive Democrats City Council Candidates Forums at 5 and 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Cambridge Main Library, splitting the candidates into two smaller forums. The forums were filmed by Beck Hamlin and Alice Dettmer.

Stories from the Archives: The History of Voting In Cambridge for African Americans and Women

CCTV - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 2:40pm

Stories from the Archives: The History of Voting In Cambridge for African Americans and Women from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

In the premiere episode of Stories from the Archives, CPL archivist Alyssa Pacy discusses the history of voting for African Americans and Women in Cambridge.

Hosted and written by Alyssa Pacy, Archivist at the Cambridge Public Library
Produced by Peter Levine, Media Production Educator at Cambridge Community Television

Politics & Government

Authors@MIT | Leah Plunkett: Sharenthood Book Launch

CCTV - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 7:04pm

September 10, 2019, the MIT Press Bookstore celebrated author Leah Plunkett‘s book launch for Sharenthood: Why We Should Think before We Talk about Our Kids Online. Plunkett describes various modes of sharenting—including “commercial sharenting,” efforts by parents to use their families’ private experiences to make money—and unpacks the faulty assumptions made by our legal system about children, parents, and privacy, in a discussion with the Cambridge Public Schools Chief Information Officer, Steve Smith. The discussion was filmed by Rock Louis and edited by Alice Dettmer.

Meet the 2019 Candidates for City Council and School Committee

CCTV - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:08am

For each municipal election, CCTV offers candidates for the local office the opportunity to record brief personal statements. Here are the 2019 candidate statements.

Politics & Government

Next Week's Highlights Sep 23 - Sep 29

CCTV - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 3:55pm

New Singles

Flora of Cambridge, a collection of shots of nature in Cambridge by Moussou N'Diaye.
8:45 PM on Tuesday 9/24, Thursday 9/26, & Sunday 9/29
12:45 PM on Wednesday 9/25 & Friday 9/27

Graffiti of Cambridge, a collection of shots of Cambridge street art by Moussou N’Diaye.
8:15 PM on Tuesday 9/24, Thursday 9/26, & Sunday 9/29
12:15 PM on Wednesday 9/25 & Friday 9/27

That Was Way Too Much Nyquill, ‘The Theme From Space Force' Jazz Rock fusion band play original music on Sound & Vision by Beth Walsh-Bolstad.
8:30 PM on Tuesday 9/24, Thursday 9/26, & Sunday 9/29
12:30 PM on Wednesday 9/25 & Friday 9/27

Heads Up For A Better Life, life is not random; it is a wonderful gift with a caveat: We get out of it what we put into it. It's all in our hands. Make it count and enjoy the ride! Produced by Jojo LaRiccia.
7 PM on Tuesday 9/24, Thursday 9/26, & Sunday 9/29
11 AM on Wednesday 9/25 & Friday 9/27

Roland Pearsall Interview Part II, Roland Pearsall, a local busker, singer/songwriter shows his musical talent on Sound & Vision. Produced by Beth Walsh-Bolstad.
8 PM on Tuesday 9/24, Thursday 9/26, & Sunday 9/29

The Era of Personal DNA Technology, from diagnosing disease to modifying crops to solving crimes, DNA technology keeps transforming our world. We will discuss how this personal DNA revolution is empowering everyone to unlock the secrets encoded in DNA, and at the end of the discussion you will have an opportunity to get hands on with DNA technologies too.
Filmed by Cameron Lee and Harry Jean. Produced by CCTV.
5 PM on Tuesday through Friday, 9/24-9/27

Invisible Imprints, an hour-long piece that explores racial challenges that permeate life in America. This deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production meshes Hip Hop, modern dance and spoken word. Watermark celebrates the cultural differences in American society, through the lenses of Bach and hip hop, at first in contrast but then melds together with poets, a rapper, local singers, live musicians and nine dancers. By Moussou N’Diaye.
6 PM on Tuesday through Friday, 9/24-9/27
5 PM on Saturday 9/28

Victory, a PSA promoting teaching as a career, with the theme that teachers have better work stories. By the Massachusetts Department of Education.
10 AM on Tuesday 9/24
12:15 PM on Thursday 9/26

Camping, a PSA promoting teaching as a career, with the theme that teachers have better work stories. By the Massachusetts Department of Education.
10:05 AM on Tuesday 9/24
12:30 PM on Thursday 9/26
11:30 PM on Friday 9/27

From My Heart To Yours, a short documentary about the Opioid epidemic in Somerville and in the whole state of Massachusetts. Produced by Somerville Media Center.
11 AM on Thursday 9/26
10 PM on Friday 9/27

Living, a documentary about four women battling Metastatic Breast Cancer. Produced by Liisa Budge-Johnson.
11:20 AM on Thursday 9/26
10:20 PM on Friday 9/27

MA Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security August 28th, 2019 Part 1, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security met at the Massachusetts State House to hear testimony on several bills related to firearms. Part 1 of 2. By the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
4 PM on Monday 9/23

MA Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security August 28th, 2019 Part 2, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security met at the Massachusetts State House to hear testimony on several bills related to firearms. Part 2 of 2. By the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
10:10 AM on Tuesday 9/24

CCTV Weekend Marathon
Tune in on Channel 9 for the Weekend Marathon!
Friday 9/27 from 6-9 PM, Saturday 9/28 from 12 PM - Midnight
& Sunday 9/29 from 12-4 PM

Rooster Tails: Beethoven’s Surreal Symphony, 2011, a series capturing the imagination of a surreal ancient world in these animated titles: Digging the Mummy, Ancient Egypt Land of Mystery, Ramses The Great at Home, and The Bust of Augustus Caesar. By Mick Cusimano.
7 PM on Friday 9/27

It Ain't Over 'Til Dover, local comedians perform in Dover, New Hampshire. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
11:50 AM on Saturday 9/28

Space Wasters Episode 1, a number of sketch comedy routines dating back from 2007 by Conan Skyrme.
12:30 PM on Sunday 9/29

Cambridge Community Television nurtures a strong, equitable and diverse community by providing tools and training to foster free speech, civic engagement, and creative expression while connecting people to collaboratively produce media that is responsive, relevant, and effective in a fast-changing technological environment.

If you would like to send your own programs to air on our CCTV channels, please email alfonso@cctvcambridge.org

Arts & Entertainment

A Better Cambridge City Council Candidate Forum

CCTV - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:33pm

On September 11, 2019 A Better Cambridge hosted a City Council Candidate Forum at the Cambridge Public Library. The forum was moderated by former Cambridge City Councillor David Sullivan.

Live Election Coverage for 2019

CCTV - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 3:10pm

CCTV will again produce election related programming for the municipal elections on November 5, 2019. CCTV is committed to helping Cambridge voters get the information they need to make an informed decision on Election Day. We will engage in several video production activities to accomplish this goal.

Early in August 2019, CCTV extended the invitation to each certified candidate on the ballot to record their personal statements. Recording takes place in early September and, once completed and published, you will be able to browse candidate statements here: http://www.cctvcambridge.org/candidates. You can also look back on the years and years of candidates we have helped get connected to the Cambridge audience.

CCTV will record and broadcast as many city council and school committee candidate forums as possible so long as the event is one in which all candidates are invited. Every effort will be made to stream these events live on our social media platforms and our live television channels.

Finally on November 5, CCTV will broadcast live from the City-wide Senior Center where city officials hold the final election result count.

Cambridge Community Television does not endorse individual candidates or their messages. CCTV is platform for candidates and residents to express their positions and perspectives and we attempt to provide this opportunity to all candidates and political groups during election season. For more information, give us a call call.

Summer Media Institute 2019: Green Screen Dreams

CCTV - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:36am

This video is a compilation of various green screen projects produced by youth participants from Summer Media Institute 2019. They were created for the studio module, during which students learned how to shoot green screen projects in a real TV studio using special lighting and set up.

Summer Media Institute 2019: Green Screen Dreams from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

Neighborhood & Community

Central Square in Virtual Reality

CCTV - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:31am

A Virtual Reality experimental film about the cultural arts district Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This video highlights the street art that defines a city.

Produced by Liz Anderson, Toby Mallon for SMI 2019

Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film!

Central Square in Virtual Reality from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

Neighborhood & Community

Alewife Storm Wetland Tour (Virtual Reality)

CCTV - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:27am

This is a Virtual Reality film about the Alewife Storm Wetland. In it the filmmakers take you on a tour of the Wetland and talk about what they learned during a field trip they took to explore the issue of greater intensity storms caused by climate change and how they impact their community.

Produced by Tavi Pollard, Ellen Jacobson for SMI 2019

Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film!

Alewife Storm Wetland Tour from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

Environment & Nature

Alewife Storm Wetland (Virtual Reality)

CCTV - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:10am

This is a Virtual Reality project about the Alewife Storm Wetland and its role in mitigating storms. The video features Catherine Woodbury from the Cambridge Community Development Department who talks to students about the history and importance of the Alewife Wetland.

Produced by Allison Desir, Biruk Endale, and Malik Gayot for SMI 2019

Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film!

Alewife Storm Wetland from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

Environment & Nature

Pay Attention (Virtual Reality)

CCTV - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:01am

This Virtual Reality project takes viewers through a series of field trips youth participants of the Summer Media Institute went on to learn about climate change. Featured are students from Boston University’s Rotjan Lab studying microplastics in the ocean, and John Bolduc, Environmetal Planner from the Cambridge Community Development Department who talks about how Cambridge is mitigating the more aggressive storms and flooding caused by climate change.

Produced by Amhed Fassassi, Jameer Silva, and Nahom Woldesenbet for SMI 2019

Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film!

Pay Attention from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

Environment & Nature

Galluccio Associates 23rd Annual Youth Sports Recognition Breakfast

CCTV - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 2:48pm

The 23rd Annual Galluccio Associates Youth Sports Recognition Breakfast honors those who volunteer their time for local youth sports. It was hosted at the Royal Sonesta hotel in Cambridge and filmed by Andrew Gerzon on June 8, 2019.

Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

CCTV - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 2:38pm

The internet was designed to be a kind of free-speech paradise, but a lot of the material on it turned out to incite violence, spread untruth, and promote hate. What should be done about this enormous problem?

UN Special Rapporteur on Free Expression David Kaye will discuss this and other issues raised in his new book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet.

Filmed by Tricia Bitetto and edited by Cameron Lee.