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Programming Highlights: Cambridge READS, A Discussion About Trayvon Martin, A NEW Channel 8 Series, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2006 & What's On This Week

Programming Highlights: Cambridge READS, A Discussion About Trayvon Martin, A NEW Channel 8 Series, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2006 & What's On This Week

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

  • Posted on: 4 November 2013
  • By: Chris

Movie Of The Week: "Penny Serenade"
- In this classic romantic drama starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, a couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

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: 2006
- Continue the journey back with us to 2006 - the year when Bird Flu terrorized Asia and Europe, Twitter officially launched, Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death, and iTunes sold its billionth song! Tune in this week to see Governor Deval Patrick discussing biotechnology, the 2006 Black History Month Celebration, a community forum about opiates, and more!
Channel 9 - Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

What's On This Week - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 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 @ 9 AM & Saturday @ 9 AM
"The Dream Merchant" Interview
- Actor Gabriel Byrne interviews author Fred Waitzkin about his new novel "The Dream Merchant", and the discussion includes the nature of creativity, the process of characterization in literary fiction and film, the art of salesmanship, and the loss of the American Dream.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 2:30 PM, Thursday @ 8:30 AM, Saturday @ 6 PM, Sunday @ 7:30 PM & Monday @ 9:30 AM
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 @ 9:30 AM, Saturday @ 4 PM, Sunday @ 2 PM & Monday @ 10:30 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 @ 10 AM, Friday @ 6 PM & Saturday @ 8 AM
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 @ 11 AM & Friday @ 8:30 AM
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 @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 3:30 PM & Tuesday @ 9:30 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 @ 10:30 PM & Sunday @ 9 AM
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 @ 11 PM & Monday @ 11 PM
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 & Sunday @ 10:30 AM
NEW! Primetime! Presents: Alchemilla
- The final project of CCTV's Primetime! Beginning Studio Production class featuring a musical performance by the alternative rock band "Alchemilla" along with an interview with them.
Premiering this week Saturday @ 3 PM, Monday @ 6 PM & Tuesday @ 10 AM
CCTV Short Films Extravaganza
- Every week, CCTV will air new and current member-made short films together in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in every Sunday and Tuesday evening for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's shorts (in the order they will air): "A Day in the Life of GetMoneyluck", "The Buddha Head", Cambridge Carnival 2013 Promo, "The Sprouts of Hope", "Little Little Life" Trailer, "Murphy Brown Star" Music Video, "Thank You, CCTV!", "Hundo Music Recordings", "Baby U", "An Untitled Short", "My Sister's Hair, My Mother's Hands, My Grandmother's Scissors", Outloud "InDianna" Music Video, "Sea Change", "This Just In", "Cherrie Bomb" LIVE at The Burren", "NeighborMedia: The Face of Harvard Square", "Demystifying Bipoloar Disorder", "Spotlight On ZuZu: Local Community Art", "NeighborMedia: Community Swim in the Charles", "Dream Logic", "Wandering Interest", "How to Roll a Cigarette", "Spotlight On ZuZu: It's Delicious", "Cambridge Community Day 2012" & "Cambridge Food Truck Festival"
NOTE: For a complete list of the current short films playing in between our regularly schedules programming please visit:
Airing this week Sunday @ 5 PM & Tuesday @ 6 PM
NEW! The Hip-Hop Transformation
- A group of Cambridge Teenagers perform their own compositions of "pro-social hip-hop songs" as part of a partnership between the Cambridge Arts Council, the Cambridge Community Center, and the Cambridge Police Department.
Premiering this week Sunday @ 7 PM & Monday @ 10 AM
NEW SERIES! The Future Medicine
- A series that focuses on alternative approaches to treating illness including strategies and techniques to promote healing and wellness.
Premiering this week Monday @ 7 PM and will air every week on Mondays @ 7 PM & Saturdays @ 9 AM

Channel 9

BeLive: Women Speak
- Mary Leno and Tess Ewing present interviews and discussion about women's careers and women in the workplace.
Airs this Wednesday and the 1st Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 PM
NEW SERIES! BeLive: Ties to the Future
- In this English-language version of BeLive: Lazos al Futuros, host Glennys Acosta seeks to empower Latino families on topics concerning immigration, health care, self-esteem, and youth issues. As part of the program, she will invite perspective professionals that will serve as connections to Latinos and their families and will also be taking live calls during the program as well as inviting her viewers to call or email if they have any questions or concerns.
Premieres this Wednesday and will air weekly on Wednesdays at 6 PM
BeLive: bridginGaps
- Host Rochelle Shokoti presents an awareness-based talk show focusing on connecting people through productive, constructive, and positive dialogue for social change.
Airs this Wednesday and the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 7:30 PM
BeLive: Nubia Now & Then
- A cultural program, hosted by Vicki Meredith, that focuses on the history and current events of the Nubian society in Egypt.
Airs this Thursday and the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month @ 8:30 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! Cambridge READS
- Cambridge READS presents Edwidge Danticat, author of "Claire of the Sea Light", and an expression dance performance by Jean Appolon.
Premieres this week Friday @ 6 PM, Saturday @ 7:30 PM & Sunday @ 1 PM
NEW! A Discussion About Trayvon Martin
- Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School professor and author, discusses lessons learned from the death of Trayvon Martin.
Premieres this week Friday @ 7:30 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM & Sunday @ 2:30 PM
BeLive: Whole Health
- Host Lawrence Ferrara discusses health and nutrition.
Airs this Sunday and the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month @ 5 PM
BeLive: NeighborMedia
- NeighborMedia Coordinator Frank Morris discusses and showcases the latest citizen journalism pieces produced by Cambridge residents involved in the NeighborMedia program.
Airs this Monday and the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month @ 6 PM
BeLive: Wisdom & Song
- William Hamill, a classically trained countertenor, sings and performs.
Airs this Tuesday and the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month @ 4:30 PM

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 @ 12 PM, Sunday @ 12 PM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 1 PM
Fish: The Last of Their Kind?
- A panel of experts discuss the science, history, and ethics surrounding fish and what humans can do to protect this fascinating creature.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 1:30 PM, Thursday @ 4 PM, Friday @ 7:30 AM, Saturday @ 3:30 PM, Sunday @ 8 PM, Monday @ 8:30 AM & Tuesday @ 11:30 PM
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.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11:30 PM, Thursday @ 4:30 PM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 9:30 AM, Monday @ 8 AM & Tuesday @ 11 AM
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 @ 10 AM, Saturday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 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, Saturday @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 7:30 AM, Monday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
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 Thursday @ 11:30 PM, Saturday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 10 AM
NEW! A Close Look: How Will We Feed the World of Tomorrow?
- One billion people go hungry every day despite decades of efforts and promising forecasts of science and the agro-industry. How can these people and even more be fed in the future? Or is it a question of land ownership and our relationship to food, the soil, and to Mother Eart as a whole? Tune in as a group of panelists discusses these issues! Produced and presented by Radio Santec.
Premiering this week Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 9 AM & Tuesday @ 3 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. Click here to view a listing of the short videos currently playing on our channels!

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

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