Susan Fleischmann

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I have been involved in community media since 1976, working to ensure that everyone has access to the tools and technologies needed to participate in civic life. I joined the staff of Cambridge Community Television when it opened in 1988, and became Executive Director in 1993. I was honored with...
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August 27, 2015 - 11:50am CCTV’s Back Lot BBQ is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2015! The BBQ will feature food grilled by local chefs, live music by Zili Misik, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Leading Role Award. It all happens in CCTV's back lot at 438 Massachusetts Avenue (entrance on Green Street between Brookline Street and Sidney Street). As always, all funds raised through this year’s BBQ will support CCTV’s year-round Youth Media Program, which fosters healthy youth development by involving teens in activities that promote media art, career and leadership skills while exploring issues affecting our community. Are you interested in supporting this great community event? There are a few ways that you can get involved. Become a Business Partner See BBQ sponsorship options and benefits or sponsor now. Donate Food to the Event Contact Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 or an Item to our Silent Auction Contact Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 or Questions? Please contact Susan Fleischmann at 617 401 4004 or Contributions are tax-deductible. All sponsors and donors receive recognition on... read more
July 22, 2015 - 4:04pm Cambridge Broadband Matters is a new series, produced by Anne Schweiger and Cambridge Community Television, which will explore the relationship among people, public institutions, non-profit organizations, businesses, and broadband in Cambridge. This series will serve as an educational and community engagement companion to broadband planning and action already underway in Cambridge, including through the work of the City of Cambridge Broadband Task Force and the efforts of local elected officials. read more
June 23, 2015 - 9:20am CCTV Newsletter July-Sept 2015 read more
June 3, 2015 - 12:25pm It’s back! After a successful pilot PB process, the City is kicking off its second PB process in June 2015. This time, the City is setting aside $600,000 from the FY17 Capital Budget for project ideas to improve the community. We are shifting the timeline of the second PB cycle to make the process easier for Budget Delegates, City staff, and other community members. Please visit our website to view the new timeline, which runs from June-December 2015. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the PB Steering Committee to help oversee the second PB cycle and work with City staff to ensure that the process is transparent, fair, and inclusive. Steering Committee members will serve throughout the PB cycle by: Overseeing the PB Cambridge process by reviewing the rulebook, deciding who can participate in the process and how, helping to plan idea collection and voting events, and determining voting goals/targets. Attending at least 5 of the 7 monthly committee meetings. Volunteering for at least 2 idea collection events in August. Volunteering for at least 2 voting events in December. Promoting PB through their networks, social media, and at community events. Helping... read more
May 28, 2015 - 11:14am Cambridge Trust Company is a Proud Sponsor of CCTV! read more
May 22, 2015 - 4:18pm This past winter we saw brutal winter storms that brought the MBTA and its commuter rail system to a standstill for weeks on end. The T is the 5th largest public transit system in the nation and Boston boasts that it is a world class city. Yet this past winter we couldn’t get the trains to run -----let alone run on time. Some people say the problem is chronic bad management and bloated unions , some say we need more money pure and simple- and there is no such thing as a free ride! Our show today takes a hard look at the T by a group of experts who are ready to tell us what has to be done to make this system a whole lot better. Our guests are the former three term Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis who has always been a strong advocate for public transit, Charles Chieppo, Principal at Chieppo Strategies and a Senior Fellow at the Pioneer Institute, Greg Sullivan, former MA Inspector General and the Director of Research at the Pioneer Institute, and Jeffrey Mullan, former Secretary of Transportation in the Patrick Administration and a partner once again at the law firm FoleyHoag. read more
May 22, 2015 - 4:04pm Bay State Forum is a public affairs program produced by Barbara Anthony. In this episode, she talks with Quinton Zondervan from Green Cambridge, Nancy Ryan from the Cambridge Residents Alliance, and Alec Papazian and Esther Hanig from A Better Cambridge. read more
May 11, 2015 - 8:37am Harvest Cooperative Markets is a Proud Sponsor of CCTV! read more
April 21, 2015 - 4:51pm CCTV's Annual Meeting is an opportunity to connect with other members and celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. Awards are bestowed, nominees for the Board of Directors are voted on, and food and drink will be enjoyed. The business part of the meeting will include the elections; all current Access Members may vote. You can read about the nomineeshere, and proposed amendments to the By-Laws here. read more
March 20, 2015 - 4:23pm CCTV Newsletter April-June 2015 read more
March 20, 2015 - 6:20am Not for Nothin' is a weekly series produced by Susan Fleischmann. It features executive directors of Cambridge non-profits. If you are interested in having your non-profit featured on Not for Nothin,' contact Susan at read more
March 17, 2015 - 3:09pm CCTV is governed by a Board of Directors that includes both appointed and elected seats. This year, there will be 6 elected openings on the Board, which will be filled at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 22. 2 of the 6 will be one-year terms for Member Representatives; 1 will be a one-year full board seat and the remaining 3 will be full two-year seats. Individuals are sought who broadly represent the communities served by CCTV. Nominees were asked to answer three questions: • Why do you want to serve on the CCTV Board of Directors? • What relevant experience do you bring to this position? • What is your vision for CCTV and how will you achieve it? Candidates For Full Board Seats (4 seats available)Cheryl Brown, AIM/Arlington Independent Media, PGCTV/Prince George’s County Community Television, DCTV/District Community Television "I’d like to serve on the Board of Directors to work with an outstanding team of people who share my vision and passion to ensure CCTV has the best so that it continues to be the best. "By ensuring that CCTV maintains flagship state-of-the art production tools, we can better equip members and overtime increase participation. "I’ve been a... read more
March 17, 2015 - 1:27pm Two proposed by-law amendments will be voted on at the CCTV Annual Meeting, to be held April 22, 2015, beginning at 6PM. Those who have been Access Members for at least 30 days may vote. Following is the text of each proposed amendment: WHEREAS, Article 2, Section 6 of the by-laws require: “A written notice of every annual or special meeting of the Corporation, stating the place, date, hour and purpose shall be given not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting to each member entitled to vote at such meeting at his or her address as it appears upon the records of the corporation…”; and, WHEREAS, electronic communications have supplanted the use of written communications; and, WHEREAS, the Corporation can more efficiently communicate notice of meetings to its members electronically; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, 1. So much of Bylaw as states “ A written notice” be stricken and “An electronic notice” be inserted in its place; and, 2. The word “email” be inserted before the word “address”; and, 3. the words “except that any member who does not have access to email can request to be notified in writing addressed to the street... read more
March 10, 2015 - 4:30pm Cambridge Self Storage is a proud sponsor of CCTV! read more
March 3, 2015 - 1:59pm CCTV is seeking nominees for its Board of Directors. CCTV is governed by a Board of Directors that includes both appointed and elected seats. This year, there will be 6 elected openings on the Board, which will be filled at the Annual Meeting. 2 of the 6 will be one-year terms for Member Representatives; 1 will be a one-year full board seat and the remaining 3 will be full two-year seats. Individuals are sought who broadly represent the communities served by CCTV. If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please download and complete the nomination form. The completed form must be received at CCTV by 3/20/15. read more
February 20, 2015 - 1:51pm CCTV is seeking qualified individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. Candidates will be selected by vote at CCTV's Annual Meeting on April 22, 2015; this year, there are 5 open slots, including 2 reserved for CCTV Access Members. CCTV seeks marketing and fundraising skills, as well as individuals who can help CCTV innovate in the future. The nomination form is attached; the deadline for nominations is March 20, 2015 by 5PM. For more information, please call Susan at 617-401-4004 or email read more
February 8, 2015 - 8:28am CCTV will reopen at noon, Wednesday, 2/11. The City of Cambridge will be lifting the Snow Emergency Parking Ban at 7 am on Wednesday, February 11. Residents parked at Harvard's 52 Oxford Street Garage and MIT's 65 Waverly Street lot must exit these locations by 9 AM. Residents who are taking advantage of the free off street parking program will have until 9 am on Wednesday to exit the Green Street Garage and the One Kendall Square Garage before being charged for parking. The City is announcing an extended free parking program being offered at both the Cambridgeside Galleria Parking Garage and the City's First Street Parking Garage through February 22. Please visit the City's website at for more information. read more
January 28, 2015 - 11:48am A snowy day in front of CCTV read more
January 19, 2015 - 9:22pm Two events that happened in the greater-Cambridge area today aptly celebrated the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A service of Commemoration and Remembrance, sponsored by the Cambridge Peace Commission, was held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Central Square. The service, attended by people from across Cambridge, demonstrated King's inclusive message, a call for peace, unity, love and hope, in addition to his condemnation of militarism, materialism and racism. Later in the day, thousands joined the 5th annual Many Helping Hands day of service in various sites around Central Square - an afternoon of hands on service projects for the benefit of many of Cambridge neediest residents. And in Boston, a local contingent of the national the 4 Mile March sought to "bring awareness to America's epidemic of racial profiling and police brutality, and to honor all those who have been injured or died as a result of police violence." The peaceful march included this die-in, at which were read the names of those killed by law enforcement officials. Messages of unity, acts of service, and peaceful protest exemplify the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. read more
January 12, 2015 - 10:29am Cambridge Community Television is the public access television, cable radio, and computer multimedia center serving the extraordinary city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. CCTV has high ambitions and we’re seeking a talented staffer to join our team. If you are excited at the thought of programming three community cable channels with content produced locally and from around the world, we have the job for you! CCTV seeks an energetic, ambitious, creative, detail-oriented individual who is committed to providing engaging alternative media to the Cambridge community, and is dedicated to working in a diverse, ever-changing environment devoted to providing access to technology and the media for everyone. The duties of the Programming Coordinator include: scheduling programming on three community cable channels and website, managing all media traffic, including interacting with content providers, programming and overseeing operations of the digital playback system, and supervising a Programming Assistant and volunteers. A strong applicant will have experience with Playbox Technologies or other digital broadcast systems, the Drupal website framework, Filemaker and other database... read more