This Week on TV: A tour of local Cambridge businesses, past & present

This Week on TV: A tour of local Cambridge businesses, past & present

Profiles from over the years of the best local shops, stores, restaurants and more.

  • Posted on: 8 March 2017
  • By: lily

On Channel 9 this weekend, visit favorite Cambridge spots past and present, during a Local Business marathon.

Friday Mar. 17 6-9pm, Saturday Mar. 18 noon-midnight, and Sunday Mar. 19 12-4pm:

Meet up-and-coming Cambridge entrepreneurs such as soapmakers The Beefcake Boys, furniture movers the Barnes Brothers, and J. Shia of Madhouse Motors - Fri. at 6pm, Sat. at 12pm and 11:16pm, and Sun. at 11:48pm.

Learn how Amazon.com is affecting the market for Cambridge brick-and-mortars, Fri. at 6:10pm, Sat. at 5:50pm, and Sun at 9:14pm.

Visit favorite Central Square dining and dessert-ing spots Veggie Galaxy and Toscaninis, Fri. at 6:45pm, Sat. at 3:45pm, and Sun at 1:10pm.

Get sentimental with micro-docs on businesses of a Cambridge past, including Weirdo Records, Troy Anthony's barbershop, Ferranti Dege, and others - Sat at 1:19pm and 9:35pm, and Sun at 12:03 and 3:30pm. And, with The Last Day of the Golden Donut Central Square diner - Sat. at 9:20pm and Sun. at 3:20pm.

Understand more about Internet Access issues when you watch CCTV's Broadband Matters Series.

In the latest episode, host Pat McCormick interviews Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Minneapolis and Policy Director for Next Century Cities, on the future of community broadband around the country.

Episode Seven will play during CCTV's Local Issues and Events block this week on Channel 8, Tue. Mar. 14, Thu. Mar. 16, and Sat. Mar 18 at 5pm.

The No Jargon podcast from Scholars Strategy Network presents interviews with top scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation.

The show plays each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays at 9pm and Thursdays and Saturdays at 3:30pm.

This week, a special extended episode focusing on Power in Politics will also play Mon. Mar. 13 at 5pm, Thu. Mar. 16 at 2:50pm, and Sun. Mar. 19 at 9pm. The outsized influence of money in U.S. politics is a problem. Sean McElwee and Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj describe how donors skew policy and how getting more people to vote could counter big money in politics where repealing Citizens United cannot.

In honor of St Patrick's Day, a few local specials.

The line-up on Channel 8, Friday Mar. 17 includes a Leprechaun Music Video at 12am, the Beantown Tap Festival of 2010 at 12:06am, 10pm, and 10:25pm, a Scary Story of Irish origin told by storyteller Ralph Cladis at 12:11am 10:20pm, a visit to The Druid Irish pub in Inman Square at 12:18am and 10:05pm, a 2014 St Patrick's Day celebration and roast at 12:30am, the 2013 St Patrick's Day Peace Parade at 2:30am and 11pm, and a performance by Harpist Moira Kelly at 3:30am and 10:30pm.