Programming Highlights: Political Season in Cambridge, A NEW BeLive Series, CCTV Closed for Columbus Day, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2002 & What's On This Week

Programming Highlights: Political Season in Cambridge, A NEW BeLive Series, CCTV Closed for Columbus Day, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2002 & What's On This Week

News & information about our BeLive & Community Radio Studios, current programming, special broadcast events, & what's on when!

  • Posted on: 8 October 2013
  • By: Chris

First off, a very special THANK YOU to the staff, interns, members, candidates, residents, and everyone who helped make the BeLive Marathon a success! You are all amazing!

25 Years In 25 Weeks: A Retrospective
- In honor of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, Cambridge Community Television will be airing some of our best programming from the past 25 years one week and year at a time in two blocks each week! The blocks will be counting down the years, starting with 1988, every Sunday at 9:00 PM on Channel 9 & every Friday at 7:00 PM on Channel 8!
This Week: 2002
- Continue the journey back with us to 2002 - the year when the Mars Odyssey space probe began mapping the surface of Mars, the International Criminal Court was established, floods ravaged Central Europe, and Switzerland finally joined the United Nations! Tune in this week to see Howard Zinn discussing peace and coexistence, World AIDS Day 2002, Community Histories by Youth in the Middle East, and more!
Channel 9 - Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Scary Movie Of The Week: "Terror in the Midnight Sun"
All throughout October, CCTV will be airing a scary movie every week to honor all the ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and fright-seekers out there!
- In this crazy horror and sci-fi classic, aliens release a furry critter in the wilds of Lapland where it takes a woman captive and threatens a group of scientists!
Tune in this Saturday.... if you dare!
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

BeLive & Community Radio News

BeLive Studio: Current Open Timeslots
- Mondays at 7:00 PM
- Wednesdays at 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Cambridge Community Radio "CCR" Studio: Current Open Timeslots
- Mondays at 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
- Tuesdays at 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
- Wednesdays at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- Thursdays at 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Fridays at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

What's On This Week - Wednesday, October 9, 2013 to Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Channel 8

Artists of Color
- A program discussing and promoting the Festival of Arts & Culture at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston, MA, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Festival is a fundraiser, reunion, and celebration of the 38th Anniversary of Art of Black Dance & Music, Inc.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11 AM, Thursday @ 10 AM, Saturday @ 8 AM & Monday @ 6 PM
The Harp Show: Maria Rindenello-Parker
- Host Al Marotta presents The Harp Show, featuring a studio performance by the lovely and talented harpist Maria Rindenello-Parker.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 2:30 PM, Thursday @ 8:30 AM, Saturday @ 9 AM, Sunday @ 9 AM & Monday @ 11 PM
A7P Presents: "The SambaLolo Band"
- The SambaLolo Band, an African band from Mali, performs at the Atwood Cafe Club in Cambridge, MA with guest drummer Glen Grant. Produced by Angel Aiguier.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 6 PM, Friday @ 8:30 AM, Saturday @ 4 PM, Sunday @ 5 PM & Monday @ 9:30 AM
Remembering Hiroshima
- A program featuring over 100 people participating in a "Remembering Hiroshima" procession and memorial event on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, in honor of the 68th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.
Airing this week Thursday @ 9 AM, Sunday @ 2 PM & Tuesday @ 10 AM
4th of July Celebration 2013
- Host & CCTV producer Clyde Hicks explores the 2013 Cambridge 4th of July celebration by talking to people and showing the sights and sounds around Memorial Drive and the Esplanade.
Airing this week Thursday @ 11 AM, Friday @ 6 PM & Tuesday @ 7 PM
Eat Smart & Keep Moving - Part 2
- Part 2 of two programs featuring healthy living and lifestyle activities that make Cambridge a great place to live! Co-produced with the Cambridge Public Health Department.
Airing this week Thursday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM, Sunday @ 6:30 PM, Monday @ 7:30 PM & Tuesday @ 6 PM
- Would you trust someone with your credit card? A film by Lynette Laveau-Saxe, Diya Wadhwa and Erik Brown featuring the tale of a family real estate broker becoming nameless. Produced as part of the Drama Club production group in 2011 in Cambridge, MA.
Airing this week Thursday @ 6 PM, Saturday @ 9:30 AM, Sunday @ 3 PM & Tuesday @ 9:30 PM
The Dreamer
- Using a mixture of still photographs and video, this short film depicts a man who goes on a spiritual journey via his dreams and experiences and faces different parts of himself and his subconscious.
Airing this week Thursday @ 6:30 PM, Sunday @ 10:30 AM & Monday @ 7 PM
NeighborMedia: Larry Summers for Federal Reserve Chair?
- NeighborMedia correspondent Christian Herold interviews people regarding their thoughts and feelings on the idea of Larry Summers being the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Airing this week Thursday @ 10:30 PM, Friday @ 10 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM & Monday @ 11 AM
Together Festival 2013 - Part 1
- A program featuring Day 1 of the Together Festival - an annual celebration of music, art, and technology, based in Cambridge, MA. Hosts Maurice Wilkey, Erik Brown, and Todd Rapisarda head out to the Museum of Science and the Sinclair Club to conduct interviews with some of the attendees.
Airing this week Friday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 3:30 PM & Tuesday @ 6:30 PM

Channel 9
NOTE: CCTV will be CLOSED this upcoming Sunday, October 13, 2013 & Monday, October 14, 2013 in honor of Columbus Day, so there will be NO new Live shows!

BeLive: Charles River Conservency
- Host Renata von Tscharner, the Founder and President of The Charles River Conservency, discusses and advocates for the renewal of the urban parklands along the river. Guests include elected officials from Cambridge and the state along with fellow civic leaders who speak about this amazing resource for Cambridge and its citizens.
Airs this Wednesday and the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 PM
NEW! BeLive: The Artist MashUp
- Host and poet Toni Bee interviews and showcases a variety of fellow artists, poets, young folks, elders, and politicians.
Premieres this Wednesday and will air the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month @ 7:30 PM
BeLive: Your Health or Mine?
- Host Jonathan Spierer discusses fitness, health, and relationships.
Airs this Friday and the 2nd Friday of every month @ 5:30 PM
NEW! Elie Yarden for Cambridge City Council
- An interview with candidate Elie Yarden about why he is running for Cambridge City Council in 2013.
Premieres this Friday @ 6 PM
NEW! 5th Congressional District - Democratic Candidates Forum 2013
- An open forum hosted by the 5th Congressional District Democratic Committee featuring Senator Will Brownsberger, Senator Katherine Clark, Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Martin Long, Paul Maisano, Representative Carl Sciortino, and Senator Karen Spilka. Moderated by Jordan Powers, Deputy Director of Mass Alliance.
Airs this Friday @ 7 PM, Saturday @ 7 PM & Sunday @ 1 PM
NEW! CCTV Cambridge Candidate Spots 2013
- The candidate spots recorded at Cambridge Community Television for the Fall 2013 Cambridge Election. CCTV offers an opportunity for all certified City Council & School Committee candidates to present their statements.
Premieres this Saturday @ 5:30 PM & Sunday @ 3 PM
BeLive: Health is Wealth
- Host Roberta Robinson discusses issues surrounding health and nutrition.
Airs this Tuesday and the 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 4:30 PM
BeLive Finale!: Science of Joy says "Goodbye" to Channel 9
- Co-hosts Shalhavit Cohen & Boriana Zaneva discuss the science and psychology of how joy works as well as how emotions affect the relationships in our everyday lives.
Airs for the last time on Channel 9 this Tuesday @ 6:30 PM & will air on Channel 8 in a new format coming soon!

Channel 96

Paru Garden
- Hosts Bishawjit Saha & Suhas Barua visit Nasim Parbin Paru's garden and interview her about her horticultural hobby.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 7 AM, Thursday @ 3 PM, Friday @ 8 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 8:30 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
Bodhisattvas Springing Up in the U.S.
- A short documentery about Rissho Kosei-kai, a buddhist organization which started in Japan and is now becoming widely popular in other countries, whose mission is to educate others about the teachings of Buddha and to propagate charity and human service around the world.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 1:30 PM, Friday @ 7:30 AM, Saturday @ 7:30 AM, Sunday @ 9:30 AM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 1:30 PM
International Mother Language Day
- An culturally engaging musical celebration of International Mother Language Day which took place on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Presented by the Bangladesh Association of New England.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11:30 PM, Friday @ 3:30 PM, Saturday @ 12:30 PM, Sunday @ 12 PM, Monday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 5 PM
Focal Point: Earth - Life In The Forest
- An in-depth study of life in the forests and oceans on earth, how animals are treated and affected by humans, and a look at the general beauty of God's creation. Produced and presented by Radio Santec.
Airing this week Thursday @ 10 AM & Saturday @ 9:30 AM
The Living Will Envy The Dead
- A group of panelists discuss this title statement, found in the Bible in the revelation of John by the prophet Jeremiah, and analyze what it means in a modern context as well as the importance of God in combatting its implications. Produced and presented by Radio Santec.
Airing this week Thursday @ 11 AM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM & Tuesday @ 9:30 AM
Science Panel: Organ Donation Risks & Effects
- A program, presented by Radio Santec, featuring a panel discussion about the risks, effects, and issues involved with organ donation.
Airing this week Thursday @ 2 PM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 12:30 PM, Monday @ 8 AM & Tuesday @ 5:30 PM
Bangladesh Association Of New England Panel
- Previous past presidents of the Bangladesh Association of New England (BANE) discuss their experiences and personal histories with the organization.
Airing this week Thursday @ 4 PM, Saturday @ 10:30 AM & Tuesday @ 3 PM
A New Year - A New Life
- A religious program featuring a voice-over, accompanied by videos and images of nature, discussing what it means to have a new life when one is reborn through the faith in and love of Jesus and God.
Airing this week Thursday @ 11:30 PM & Sunday @ 7:30 AM
NEW! Astrophysics Today: On Track of the Big Bang
- A panel of scientists discuss how they are learning more about the beginning of the universe as well as what might have happened before the Big Bang.
Premiering this week Saturday @ 5:30 PM, Sunday @ 8 PM, Monday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 11:30 PM

Short Films To Keep An Eye Out For
Short films and videos that are 10 minutes or less are scheduled randomly throughout the channels to give them more exposure and to entertain and enlighten our Cambridge audience in between our regularly scheduled programs. Here are some of the short videos you can see on our channels now:

The Sprouts of Hope
- A public service announcement in which student members of the Sprouts of Hope organization discuss energy efficiency and encourage environmental sustainability for the City of Cambridge.
"Little Little Life" Trailer
- A trailer for an upcoming documentary about a single mom working hard to give her son the best future she possibly can.
"Murphy Brown Star" Music Video
- A music video for the song "Murphy Brown Star" by V. Winderz, C Trux, & Laura. Featuring Horny Mori. Filmed and produced by Erik Brown.
Thank You, CCTV!
- A short video featuring CCTV members winning prizes at the 2013 Alliance for Community Media awards during the 15th Annual Video Festival which took place in Methuen, MA, on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Hundo Music Recordings
- A short piece featuring the music group "Hundo Music" recording a few singles.
Baby U
- A highlight profile piece about Baby U - an innovative program in Cambridge, MA, designed for parents with children pre-natal to age 3. The program aims to: increase parents’ knowledge on a variety of child-rearing topics, strengthen parent-child relationships, break parental isolation, and connect parents to beneficial community resources.
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- Something is coming, and only Nellie knows what...
My Sister's Hair, My Mother's Hands, My Grandmother's Scissors
- Sophie Bodnar explores cinema verité style by featuring a moment of her mother cutting her sister's hair with her grandmother's scissors.
Outloud Music Video
- A music video, shot in and around Cambridge, of the song "InDianna" by the band Outloud.
Sea Change
- A dramatic piece produced in 2012 by the CCTV Drama Club production group in Cambridge, MA.
This Just In!
- Produced as part of the CCTV Drama Club production group in 2011, this program features a spoof news broadcast with multiple surprise twists!
Cherrie Bomb: LIVE at The Burren
- A short video of a LIVE performance by the band "Cherrie Bomb" at The Burren in Somverville, MA.
NeighborMedia: The Face of Harvard Square
- A short NeighborMedia profile piece about Antonio Maycott, a spray paint artist based out of Harvard Square.
Demystifying Bipolar Disorder
- Dr. Jane Erb, a psychiatrist at Brigham And Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, discusses her experience treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders, specifically bipolar disorder.
Spotlight On ZuZu: Local Community Art
- A short profile peace about the local restaurant and nightclub ZuZu, located in Central Square in Cambridge, MA, featuring customer interviews and an overview by manager Abby Bower of the local community art featured at the restaurant.
NeighborMedia: Community Swim in the Charles River
- On July 13, 2013, swimmers jumped into the newly cleaned up Charles River for the first time in 50 years, and Maurice Wilkey was on the scene to talk to them about it! Presented by NeighborMedia.
How to Become a BeLive Producer
- Programming Coordinator Chris Lawn discusses the process and the necessary steps to becoming a BeLive producer at Cambridge Community Television.
- A short film in which a girl discovers herself in a world of mystery and illusion.
Wandering Interest
- A musician is playing an invisible flute and when a local Cambridge resident walks up to him and asks him why he can't see the flute, the musician shows him a real flute and discusses the benefits of getting involved with CCTV.
How To Roll A Cigarette
- Steve Helfer, longtime host of the BeLive show "The Smoking Section" and smokers' rights advocate, demonstrates how to use a Gizeh rolling machine to roll a cigarette.
Spotlight on ZuZu: It's Delicious!
- A short profile peace about the local restaurant and nightclub ZuZu, located in Central Square, featuring interviews and an introduction of new menu items by Chef Anthony DeStefano.
Cambridge Community Day 2012
- A short profile piece about Cambridge Community Day 2012 - a celebratory family fun day filled with music and dancing presented by the Cambridge Community Center.
National Dance For Obama 2012
- Anjali Khurana, founder and director for the National Dance For Obama, describes what she hopes to accomplish with a series of international flash mobs geared towards sparking voter participation in the 2012 Presidential Election.
The Blood
- A short thriller, made during the 2013 48-Hour Film Festival in Boston, about a man who is forced to feed his daughter blood after she accidentally ingests a substance made in his lab.
X Marks Another Spot
- A short animation piece, made by Erik Brown using Motion, featuring numerous animated "X"s.
Cambridge Food Truck Festival 2013
- A short profile piece about the 2013 Cambridge Food Truck Festival - one event of many across New England and outside of New England which introduces communities across the country to the growing phenomenon of gourmet good trucks while supporting and promoting the small business owners who run them.
CCTV Gallery Artists: Beth Redmond Walsh
- A short profile piece featuring artist and CCTV member Beth Redmond Walsh, who recently had her art featured in the Karen Aqua Gallery at Cambridge Community Television, taking a few minutes to answer some questions about her art display.
Digital Storytelling: "I'm OK"
- A video produced in the Digital Storytelling class of a poem, accompanied by pictures, about a man trying to convince himself and his ex-wife that he's OK after their break-up.
Video Portrait: A Friend Who Was Always There
- A Video Portrait by Michael Gibson of a loving and loyal dog named Chief.
Video Portrait: Cambridge Riverfest 2013
- A Video Portrait by Todd Rapisarda featuring a compilation of scenes and highlights from the 2013 Cambridge Riverfest.
Video Portrait: Ollie & Bianca @ Riverfest
- A short Video Portrait piece of Ollie & Bianca - street musicians and performers from Harvard Square who play instruments, juggle, make balloon art, and do face-painting! Produced and filmed by Erik Brown.

To view our current schedule at any time, visit

If you have any questions about CCTV programming, what's on when, or if you would like to get your own BeLive or Community Radio show, feel free to contact:
Chris Lawn, Programming Coordinator

See you next week!