This Week on TV: New Development + Affordable Homes - Are they mutually exclusive?

This Week on TV: New Development + Affordable Homes - Are they mutually exclusive?

The controvasial Mass & Main development project is now underway in Central Square.

  • Posted on: 17 December 2017
  • By: lily

This Week on CCTV: TV Highlights December 18 - 24

CCTV's Zip Doc class interviews those who live and work in Cambridge to document the varied perspectives on the controversial Mass & Main development currently happening in Central Square in Mass and Strain - produced by Brad Glanden, David Day, Ebi Poweigha, Phil Kongtcheu, Alex Dewart, and Peter Ellis.

WATCH: The newest content from Cambridge producers plays each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7pm and Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am.

A panel of experts and community leaders visited the CCTV studios to discuss our Affordable Housing crisis.

In the 30th episode of Cambridge Uncovered, host and moderator Priyanka Deo explores one of, if not the biggest issue in Cambridge: Affordable Housing. As we saw in the 2017 municipal elections, housing is a key concern affecting the entire community. Discussing some of the most pertinent issues in housing and how they impact Cambridge, Priyanka is joined by a panel of three experts and community leaders: Peter Daly from Homeowners Rehab Inc., a private nonprofit housing corporation dedicated to affordable housing opportunities; Deborah Ruhe from Just a Start, an owner and developer of affordable housing in Cambridge; and Dennis Benzan, community advocate and former Vice Mayor of the city of Cambridge. Recorded Oct. 30, 2017

WATCH: On Channel 8, Tue. Dec. 19 and Thu. Dec. 21 at 5pm and Sun Dec. 24 at 6:25pm. And on YouTube, here. The latest Cambridge event coverage from CCTV Staff Producers plays Tuesday - Saturday at 5pm.

In celebration of the last few nights of Hannukah, MIT's great Latke-Hamentaschen debates.

The Latke-Hamentaschen debatesAn annual MIT tradition since 2003 and an occasional tradition before that, each team of prominent scholars presents an argument in favor of their respective food. Following the debate, votes are cast, ballots are counted, and the champion is crowned. Don't miss this exciting debate between the fruit-filled cookie known as the hamentasch and the fried potato pancake otherwise known as the latke!

WATCH: Various years in the archive of debates, on Channel 8, Mon. Dec. 18 5:30-7pm, Tue. Dec. 19 at 4:30-7am, and Wed. Dec. 20 5-7:30pm. You can also watch the 2016 debate on YouTube, here.

Also, a throwback to Cambridge's Municipal Elections on November 7.

Watch the drama unfold as the results come in - with reruns of the Cambridge City Council and School Committee Election Night, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. As the results were counted, CCTV hosted an election results show, live from the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, announcing the winners of the City Council and School Committee races. The show was hosted by Robert Winters and Susana Segat.

WATCH: On Channel 8, Tue. Dec. 19 at 12:30am, Thu. Dec. 21 at 3:30am, Fri. Dec. 22 at 8am, and Sat. Dec. 23 at 3:30pm.

Last but not least, a look back at last January's Women's Marches.

A panel discussion of the photography book We Who March, a multi-city documentation of the Women's March of 1/21/12017. Conceived and edited by Cambridge resident and photographer Ellen Feldman, the book contains photographs from 30 photographers and comments by 20 marchers, as well as an introduction by Wellesley College professor emerita Susan M. Reverby. Panelists include host Ellen Feldman, Susan Reverby, and photographers Debi Milligan and Linda Haas.
Profits from book sales are being donated to Planned Parenthood.

WATCH: On Channel 8, Mon. Dec. 18 and Wed. Dec. 20 at 4pm, Fri. Dec. 22 at 5pm, and Sun. Dec. 24 at 1pm.

Still want to see more from #CambMA producers?

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