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Programming Highlights: Food for Thought, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2011 & What's On This Week

Programming Highlights: Food for Thought, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2011 & What's On This Week

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

  • Posted on: 10 December 2013
  • By: Chris

Democracy Now! Temporary Schedule Change
Due to the Free Speech TV pledge drive taking place from Monday, December 2, 2013 through Sunday, December 15, 2013:
- The weekday noon Democracy Now! episodes on Channel 8 will air at 11:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for the next week and a half instead of the normal 12 PM time
- All other Democracy Now! showings, including weekdays at 8 AM & 9 PM on Channel 9, will remain the same
CCTV appreciates your viewership and understanding!

Movie Of The Week: "Oliver Twist"
- In this classic film based on the Charles Dickens novel, an orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse and then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves and must figure out a way to navigate this new life.
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: 2011
- Continue the journey back with us to 2011 - the year when an estimated 2 billion people around the world tuned in to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Osama Bin Laden was assassinated by the U.S. military, the world's first artificial organ transplant was achieved, and the Occupy Movement began! Tune in this week to see Dating Tips for the Modern Woman, a short dark comedy film about waiting for a kidnapper, Race and Police in Cambridge, and more!
Channel 9 - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

What's On This Week - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Channel 8

The Harp Show: Elizabeth Morse
- Host Al Marotta presents "The Harp Show", featuring a studio performance by the lovely and talented harpist Elizabeth Morse, accompanied by Daniel Monte, playing a mixture of classic and contemporary tunes.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11 AM, Thursday @ 11 AM, Friday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 7:30 PM & Monday @ 10 AM
Bill & Billy Horn
- A program featuring CCR and BeLive host Bill Robinson interviewing himself about the various musical instruments he plays as well as playing music to his "other half".
Airing this week Wednesday @ 12:30 PM, Thursday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM & Monday @ 9:30 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 @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 6:30 PM & Tuesday @ 10 AM
Haunted Victorian Mansion Tour
- A non-profit, mini-documentary about Jason Baker Photography and the S.K. Pierce Mansion in Gardner, MA, and featuring interesting facts about the architectural restoration and reported hauntings there.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 6 PM, Thursday @ 10 AM, Friday @ 9 AM, Saturday @ 4 PM, Sunday @ 3:30 PM & Tuesday @ 7:30 PM
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.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 6:30 PM, Thursday @ 9 AM, Friday @ 9:30 AM, Saturday @ 8 AM & Monday @ 6 PM
Cambridge Carnival 2013
- Host Clyde Hicks checks out the 2013 Cambridge Carnival and showcases some of the sights and sounds there!
Airing this week Thursday @ 10:30 AM, Friday @ 12:30 PM, Saturday @ 4:30 PM, Sunday @ 2:30 PM, Monday @ 11 PM & Tuesday @ 9:30 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 @ 12:30 PM & Sunday @ 9 AM
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.
Airing this week Thursday @ 6:30 PM, Friday @ 8:30 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 6 PM & Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
Cambridge Energy Alliance: Energy Efficiency Collection
- The Cambridge Energy Alliance presents this collection of short programs about energy efficiency including "Landlord Energy Efficiency", "Sprouts of Hope", "Residential Energy Efficiency", and "Local Business Energy Efficiency".
Airing this week Thursday @ 10:30 PM, Saturday @ 3:30 PM, Sunday @ 3 PM, Monday @ 10:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 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 Thursday @ 11 PM & Sunday @ 2 PM
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): "Suffocation" Music Video, "Boston United", "CCR Promo: Angel Of The Airwaves", "NeighborMedia: Honk! Fest 2013", "Fort Washington: Then & Now", "Lost in a Club" Music Video, "Haddis Girma Field Day 2013", "NeighborMedia: Parking Day", Music Video: "Somewhere in 1950's Suburbia", "A Day in the Life of GetMoneyluck", "The Buddha Head", Cambridge Carnival 2013 Promo, "Little Little Life" Trailer
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

Channel 9

BeLive: Charles River Conservancy
- Host Renata von Tscharner, the Founder and President of The Charles River Conservancy, 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
BeLive: Truth Or Consequences?!
- Host Rose Ann Gilmer discusses issues regarding health and nutrition and dispels some of the myths surrounding them.
Airs this Wednesday and the 1st & 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month @ 8 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
Food for Thought: Let's Talk about Food Allergies
- A lecture at the Cambridge Public Library by Dr. Wayne Shreffler, Chief of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology at Mass General Hospital and Director of the Food Allergy Center, discussing various issues surrounding food allergies.
Airing this week Friday @ 6:30 PM, Saturday @ 7 PM & Sunday @ 1 PM
HONK! Festival 2013
- A program showcasing the music, sights, sounds, and performances at the 2013 HONK! Festival - an annual gathering of radical activist street bands that converges in Davis Square in Somerville, MA.
Airing this week Friday @ 8 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM & Sunday @ 2:30 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: 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 Tuesday and the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30 PM

Channel 96

Taken by the Word: Freedom of Religion
- A program that asks: "If there is only one God, then why the many religions?" A group of panelists discuss this issue and ask viewers to think about the question that if someone has to make a choice between God and individual churches, what will they choose?
Airing this week Wednesday @ 7 AM, Thursday @ 3 PM, Friday @ 8 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Monday @ 8 AM & Tuesday @ 1 PM
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 Wednesday @ 9:30 AM, Thursday @ 2 PM, Saturday @ 9:30 AM, Sunday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 AM
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 @ 7 AM, Friday @ 3:30 PM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 8 PM & 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 @ 7:30 AM, Saturday @ 11 AM, Sunday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7:30 AM
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.
Airing this week Thursday @ 10 AM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 12 PM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
Meat File
- Humans' increasing meat consumption determines our future. The steadily growing meat production sector has drastic consequences not only for the ecological and climactic balance of the Earth, but also for our health. But where does meat come from and under what circumstances is it produced? "Meat File" provides horrifying facts about livestock production, animal husbandry and slaughter, as weall as the effects on people and the planet.
Airing this week Thursday @ 4 PM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 9 AM & Tuesday @ 3 PM
International Mother Language Day
- A 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
Paru Garden
- Hosts Bishawjit Saha & Suhas Barua visit Nasim Parbin Paru's garden and interview her about her horticultural hobby.
Airing this week Saturday @ 10 AM & Tuesday @ 9:30 AM

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

See you next week!