This Week on TV: Introducing the new CCTV Local Issues block

This Week on TV: Introducing the new CCTV Local Issues block

Get in on conversations about Cambridge and the issues facing our community

  • Posted on: 14 April 2016
  • By: lily

Look for CCTV’s new Cambridge Local Issues and Events block on Channel 8, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5-7pm. Curated by CCTV, it will feature the latest CCTV-produced content on issues pertinent to the community as well as other Cambridge-centric videos. Programming this week will include new episodes of the CCTV-produced series Bay State Forum, Cambridge Broadband Matters, and Cambridge Uncovered.

Bay State Forum is a public affairs program discussing hot topics that effect people all over the state. In the newest episode, host Barbara Anthony speaks with experts on “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 program features guests from the Cambridge Health Alliance -- Kathy Betts, Director of Community Health Improvement and Dr. Mark Albanese, Director of Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Services – as well as Windia Rodriguez, the Regional Coordinator for the Northeast for the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery.

The Cambridge Broadband Matters series explores the relationship among people, public institutions, non-profit organizations, businesses, and broadband in Cambridge. In episode four, 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.

In Episode 14 of Cambridge Uncovered, "Teens on Politics," NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris interviews four Cambridge teens in a discussion centered around their political views, their knowledge of the U.S. presidential candidates, the roles race and gender have played in the current election cycle, and the issues most important to the youths' future.

Take a look at CCTV's online TV Schedule for exact program times.

This Friday is Earth Day.

From the Link TV network, "Earth Focus" dubs itself "an environmental news magazine that puts a human face on pressing global issues, featuring under-publicized stories on how changes to the Earth's resources and climate are affecting everyday people all over the world. Episodes will play this week on Channel 9, Saturday Apr. 16 noon-4:30pm and Sunday Apr. 17 noon-2pm, and again Friday Apr. 22 6-9pm.

Newest Member Productions

The newest videos made by members here at CCTV play every week on Channel 8, Sunday and Tuesday evenings starting at 5pm and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings starting at 9am. This week, a short fantastical piece called The Magic Headphones, by Cambridge Rindge and Latin student Odai Nakawa. And, two music videos from Kristina Kehrer, featuring the local band Neon Grandma.