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Programming Highlights: Week of 8/22/15 – 8/29/15

Programming Highlights: Week of 8/22/15 – 8/29/15

Honoring Rita Arditti. Plus, #whatimake, work by Susan Chasen, and Beyond the Badge.

  • Posted on: 25 August 2015
  • By: Maggie

Congratulations to CCTV Member Susan Chasen! Two of her films, What are Humans for? and Goodbye, Mr. Smith are screening this week at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival Aug 26th - Aug 29th. Visit for the screening lineup and to get tickets. Or, watch (these and other films of hers) on TV: On Channel 8 Sat. Aug. 22 at 3:30pm, Mon. Aug. 24 at 10pm, and Fri. Aug. 28 at 8am.

Honoring local activist Rita Arditti is a video from the 2010 memorial service for her, including a video about her life. Arditti was a feminist, a human rights activist, an environmentalist and a biologist, and she spent her life exposing these intersections and advocating for the need to develop a consciousness about such links that contribute to oppression. In 1974, Rita was one of four founders of the New Words Bookstore; later in life, Rita also helped to found the Women’s Community Cancer Project, whose mission was to raise awareness about environmental exposures that contribute to women’s cancers. Watch this week on Channel 9: Sun. Aug. 23 at 9:30pm, Wed. Aug. 26 at 10am, and Fri. Aug. 28 at 12:30am

New Member Productions screen each week on Channel 9 Sundays at 12pm and Fridays at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 9pm. Productions this week include the following: A Morning at the Massachusetts State House in Boston: a short silent film by member Wendy Shieh, exploring the downtown area around the State House and the Boston Common. Scruffy the Cat: member Kristina Kehrer offers a fun recap of a live show by local band Scruffy the Cat at Cuisine En Locale, a new spot for local shows in Somerville. #whatImake, Episode 3: John Manson has a new installment in his #whatImake series, a show about people making things and why they do it. In Episode 3 Manson introduces us to Ken McIntyre, a local music journalist who writes under the nom de plume "Sleazegrinder."

A series of four action-packed films by CCTV member Graham Abraham also debuts this week. Watch The Daughter In Distress, The Reaver, The Stalking Investigators and Samuel Campbell and Fuzz: A Forest Bonding on Channel 9 Sun. Aug. 23 starting at 1pm and Fri. Aug. 28 at 7:45pm, and on Channel 8 Thurs. Aug. 27 starting at 2:30pm.

Beyond the Badge, a series hosted by Middlesex Sheriff, Peter J. Koutoujian, focuses each episode on an issue affecting folks in Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This week, watch three episodes -- one a discussion on the regional opiate epidemic, one a conversation about working across electoral districts in the state, one on scams that are currently prevalent in the area (and prevention measures to take). On Channel 8 Sat. Aug. 22 at 10pm, Mon. Aug. 24 at 9:30am, and Wed. Aug 26 at 2pm.