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This Week on TV: No Jargon is a weekly podcast featuring top scholars on politics, policy problems & social issues facing the nation.

The program celebrated 100 episodes with a live show at the Wimberly Theater in Boston.

  • Posted on: 7 October 2017
  • By: lily

This Week on CCTV: TV Highlights October 9 - 15

On Tuesday, September 12, at 7pm, the No Jargon Podcast hosted their first ever live recording to celebrate their 100th Episode, the "Divided States of America." The event took place at the Wimberly Theater in Boston and was filmed by Avery Dwyer.

In the first of three acts for the 100th episode live show, Professors Theda Skocpol and René Flores discuss the role of national and local organizations on the 2016 election outcome, the Trump presidency so far, and what comes next. For the second act of the live show, Professors Deondra Rose and Gunther Peck dive deep into North Carolina’s contentious politics, the impacts of the state’s voting laws and redistricting efforts, and what these deep divides say about national politics. For the final act of the live show, Professors Erin O’Brien and Peter Ubertaccio tackle Massachusetts politics. They dig into the character of the Democratic and Republican parties in the state, and show how the state isn’t as deep blue as many think.

WATCH: On Channel 9, Fri. Oct. 13 at 6pm and Sat. Oct. 14 at 12pm and 10pm. A marathon of No Jargon episodes from the past year will play this weekend on Channel 9, Fri. Oct. 13 6-9pm, Sat. Oct. 14 noon-midnight, and Sun. Oct. 15 12-4pm.

Regular episodes of the No Jargon Podcast play each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays at 9pm and Thursdays and Saturdays at 3:30pm.

Get to know the #CambMA Candidates

Until Election Day, Tues. Nov. 7, CCTV is bringing you tons of election-related programs - including candidate forums, candidate profiles, and more. Visit to watch content on demand. Or, WATCH: On Channel 8 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8am and Tuesdays at Thursdays at 5pm.

Dream Big: Democracy Matters took place Tues. Oct. 3 at the Cambridge Public Library.

Dream Big: Democracy Matters featured guest speaker Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History, Yale University and Author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century and Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. And Callie Crossley, Host/Executive Editor of WGBH Radio’s “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley Show,” to guide the community discussion following Professor Snyder’s remarks.

WATCH: On Channel 8, Mon. Oct. 9, Wed. Oct. 11, and Fri. Oct. 13 at 5pm.

This month, the debut of new comedy-variety show Justin and Johnny's Gigantic Effing Talent Pageant

WATCH: Episode One plays on Channel 8 throughout the month of October, Sundays at 10pm and Tuesdays at 12am. You can also watch any time on YouTube, HERE.