We're always looking for new and exciting show to add to our lineup, and the good news is that there have been three more additions to our weekly lineup!
The Mass Factor Host Todd Feinburg, co-host of the WRKO morning show, holds a lively half-hour interview with fascinating guests who may be elected officials, VIPs, or just ordinary folk, who may be from any political party, and who may have celebrity-status among voters today or in the future! Public unions and collective bargaining, Redistricting, Show ID to Vote, Romneycare and Obamacare, and the Tea Party in Massachusetts - just a few of the topics presented on this regular program. Our audiences enjoy learning about subjects that, quite frankly, just aren't "sexy" enough for the mainstream media!
The Norfolk Knitting School Yes, you can learn to knit! The Norfolk Knitting School is a series that teaches knitting novices the basics of knitting and takes them through intermediate knitting. Each 60 minute episode provides fun and informative teaching by Anne Marie Battistone, who has been knitting and teaching for many years. As far as we know, there is no other knitting show on television; so this is it!
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations Presented and produced by Science for the Public, a grassroots non-profit organization, Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations (CSII) features experts on specific science-related issues of importance to the public, with the objective of providing the best information available. CSII also features scientists whose innovations in medicine and engineering are significantly improving our lives.
You can catch The Mass Factor on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.; The Norfolk Knitting School airs Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.; and Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations can be seen on Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
And remember: If YOU are interested in producing a show, OR sponsoring an existing show, please contact us at 413-665-0012 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
All too often, we overlook the contributions and impact that educators have on ourselves, our children and our community. As for me, it is far too rare when I think of the teachers in my life. However, when I do, it is most often with fondness, respect, and sometimes a bit of sadness as well.
Our community lost one of its most resepected educators recently. Tim Merritt was a teacher, and admininstrator. A mentor and friend to students and teachers alike, Tim is remembered for always having a positive attitude, an encouraging word, and a cheerful smile, and will be fondly remembered by his colleagues, friends and family.
We had the opportunity to videotape a memorial and tribute to Tim Merritt. Presented at Frontier Regional School on November 17, this service allowed friends and colleagues to remember Tim with thoughts, stories, and music. Performances by Katie Tolles, Lynnette Varnon, T.J Conroy, Pete Cristafulli, Kate Lorenz, and students from the Sunderland Elementary School helped to illustrate the thoughts and remembrances of Mr. Merritt, a man who made an unquestionably positive impact on everyone around him.
You can watch this memorial on Channel 12, beginning on November 25. You can also see the High Definition version of the show anytime through FCAT Video on Demand (you can also find the link at the top of this page).
I've been working at FCAT a little over 3 months now, and am enjoying the job - learning curve and all. It's fun knowing that I help bring the locally produced shows to you for your viewing pleasure, and I get to play once in a while (like scheduling a 24 hour Halloween Movie Marathon earlier this week.)
Frontier Community Access Television, located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. FCAT manages the public, education, and government access channels, for residents of Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, and Whately, Massachusetts.