This Week on TV: Meet tattoo artist Ian Adams, and other local makers

This Week on TV: Meet tattoo artist Ian Adams, and other local makers

#whatImake is a series of micro-documentaries by producer John Manson.

  • Posted on: 19 February 2017
  • By: lily

Watch all eleven episodes of #whatImake to date, Sunday Feb. 19 6-7 p.m., Monday Feb. 20 10-11a.m., Tuesday Feb. 21 10-11 p.m., and Saturday Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. on Channel 8.

The Charles River Conservancy with guest Charles Sullivan of the Cambridge Historical Commission

Renata von Tscharner, founder and president of the Charles River Conservancy, hosts a live show every Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 9.

This coming Wednesday Feb. 22, von Tscharner will welcome back guest Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, to speak on his new book, Building Old Cambridge. Discussion will focus on the history of the river and its parklands.

Also watch the Cambridge Historical Commission's Building Old Cambridge book release talk which took place this past November: On Channel 8, Tuesday Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.

International Mother Language Day is celebrated February 21

The holiday is observed to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. For the occasion, tune in to watch a musical celebration of the holiday, presented by the Bangladesh Association of New England in 2013.

Tuesday Feb. 21 on Channel 8, at 12 a.m., 11 a.m., and 4 p.m., and on Channel 96, 10:30am and 12:30pm.

New this week from Cambridge Producers

Kristina Kehrer visits Sarchioni's Variety: Tucked away in the once quiet and multi-generational neighborhood called Wellington-Harrington there is a relic of Cambridge's past - a family owed variety store. Sachioni's Variety has been around since 1978, and is one of the last few surviving in the city.

Changes In Nature is a thematic compilation piece created by students in CCTV's Stop-Motion Animation class, with students Lily Bouvier, Sara Pagiaro, Kevin Wetmore, Jose Negron, Meagan O'Brien, and Sam Vera, taught by instructor Jon Dorn.

And Maurice Wilkey films Poetry Matters, a reading by the Liberation Poetry Collective, a group of poet activists dates back 20+ years.

New videos produced by CCTV members play each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m.

CCTV's Black History Month Celebration Continues

Watch Malcolm X's Legacy, a lecture held this past November at North Shore Community College’s Lynn campus. And, Black Minds Matter: On the Psychological Costs of Racial Injustice, in which Smith College professor of clinical psychology, Nnamdi Pole, PhD, an expert on traumatic stress in racial and sexual minorities, joins host Gay Maxwell to discuss the impact of chronic and race-related violence on individuals, communities, and society.

The two programs will play back to back on Channel 8, Monday Feb. 20 at 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 21 at 7 a.m., Wednesday Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 26 at 9 p.m.

Over the weekend, programs focusing on Health and Wellness

Watch on Channel 9, Friday Feb. 24 6-9 p.m., Saturday Feb. 25 noon-midnight, and Sunday Feb. 26 12-4 p.m.

The lineup includes an episode of Beyond Boston focusing on our Commonwealth's current Opioid Crisis with several segments, each covering different aspects of treatment and addiction and the utter disaster that this ongoing crisis has caused in the state.

Hosted by DigBoston editor and Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) co-founder Chris Faraone, Beyond Boston is a monthly regional news magazine spotlighting reporting from Boston, MA area community access centers - including Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) in Brookline, MA, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) in Cambridge, MA, Malden Access TV (MATV) in Malden, MA, Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) in Somerville, MA and Watertown Cable Access Corp- in partnership with BINJ. Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 4 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.