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.
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January 16, 2012 - 8:23am The panel will include Janet Moses (who worked in SNCC with her husband, Bob), Penny Patch (first white female SNCC staffer), Barbara Brandt (initially a Miss. Summer volunteer) and Judy Richardson (one of the 6 SNCC women editors of the book). The book includes the personal testimonies of 52 women -- southern and northern, young and older, urban and rural, black, white and Latina -- who share their courageous personal stories of working for the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Southern Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's. From Bernice Reagon (founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock) to women who are known only among the ranks of the Movement -- these are wondrous stories of strength, resilience and even humor. read more
December 22, 2011 - 9:23am I was able to walk through Harvard Yard this morning for the first time since Occupy Harvard set up camp. After agreeing to remove all tents except for the geodesic dome that serves as its information center, and to refrain from sleeping at the site, Occupy Harvard has moved into its 2.0 phase. read more
December 19, 2011 - 1:32pm Download the most recent newsletter to find out the latest from CCTV: upcoming classes, new NeighborMedia correspondents, Focus Groups for members and MORE! read more
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November 18, 2011 - 7:45am On November 17, Governor Deval Patrick announced $7.4 million in grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) to support building projects for nonprofit arts, heritage, and science organizations across the Commonwealth. CCTV received a $250,000 award for the Capital Campaign for its new facilities. Other Cambridge institutions Lesley University and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education also received $250,000 the top award given in this round of funding. “These grants will create new jobs in arts, culture, and tourism -- three pillars of our state’s creative economy,” said Governor Patrick. “These investments will support our cultural organizations and allow them to serve the public with quality programs that will enrich our communities for generations to come.” read more
November 17, 2011 - 8:59am Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) Whistleblower Policy Adopted May 23, 2007 General CCTV’s Code of Ethics and Conduct (“Code”) requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the Organization, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Reporting Responsibility It is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees to comply with the Code and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy. No Retaliation No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a violation of the Code shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the CCTV prior to seeking resolution outside CCTV. Reporting Violations The... read more
November 17, 2011 - 8:56am Cambridge Community Television Sexual Harassment Policy Cambridge Community Television is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Actions, words, jokes or comments based upon an individual’s sex or any legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated. All employees and members of CCTV must understand that it is essential to maintain professional, friendly and cooperative working relationships at CCTV. Sexual harassment is a form of misconduct that is demeaning to another person, undermines the integrity of the employment or membership relationship and is strictly prohibited. It is against the law, as well as a violation of CCTV policy, for any CCTV employee to sexually harass another employee, CCTV member or member of the public with whom the employee comes in contact on the job. Any employee found to have engaged in sexual harassment in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Sexual harassment of a member of CCTV by another member of CCTV, while on CCTV facilities, is a violation of CCTV policy. Any member found to have engaged in sexual... read more
November 9, 2011 - 7:01pm Yesterday's Cambridge election is over and the "preliminary" winners have been announced. Susana Segat and Robert Winters return to CCTV's channels tonight with a report on the day's count of absentee and hand-counted ballots, and announce the "unofficial" results of the 2011 Cambridge election. (Official Results are announced ten days after the election.) Tune in to Channel 9 at 8PM. Segat has served on the School Committee and Winters runs the immensely popular Cambridge Civic Journal. Both are extremely knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. read more
November 8, 2011 - 8:40pm Tune to CCTV's Channel 10 and watch our live coverage from the count. read more
November 3, 2011 - 10:10pm On Tuesday, November 8th, you will have the opportunity to elect members of the Cambridge City Council and School Committee...are you prepared to vote? Many of the candidates came to CCTV to record brief statements about their qualifications and campaign platforms. You can watch them here: http://cctvcambridge.org/candidates read more
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September 25, 2011 - 8:27pm The Karen Aqua Gallery was dedicated at the CCTV Members and Friends party on September 23. Named for the local filmmaker and animator who died in May at the age of 57, the Karen Aqua Gallery is a venue for both experienced and emerging visual artists. Karen's work will be on exhibit through the end of the year. read more
September 19, 2011 - 5:28pm On Saturday, October 1, 2011, (rain date, Sunday, Oct. 2) Cambridge will again celebrate Cambridgeport History Day, bringing people together and creating a sense of place and community through shared history and common stories. Dana Park, on Magazine Street, between Lawrence and McTernan streets, is the event’s hub. Cambridgeport History Day is sponsored by the Cambridgeport History Project, co-chaired by Vice Mayor Henrietta Davis and Michael Kenney. Partners include the Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge Historical Commission, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, Riverside Boat Club, CCTV, MIT, Central Square Business Association, and Underground Railway Theater in-residence at Central Square Theater. Events this year are funded in part by Cambridge Trust Company, Cambridge Savings Bank, Forest City, Riverside Boat Club and Mass Humanities. For more information and updates visit www.cambridgehistory.org/Cambridgeport. read more
September 18, 2011 - 8:30am Join Us in Remembering those lost to Domestic Violence in 2011 If you or someone you know needs help, call SAFELINK 877-785-2020. Please view the cambridgepublichealth.org website for more DV Awareness Activities in October read more
September 14, 2011 - 2:39pm Receive Emergency and Other Community Alerts via Email, Text and Phone The City of Cambridge is excited to announce the launch of the Cambridge Alert Network, a new and improved notification system aimed at sharing information with community members in an effective and timely manner via phone, text and email. The Cambridge Alert Network currently consists of three services: CodeRED, CitizenObserver and Cambridge E-Line. CodeRED is an emergency notification system that allows the City to send emergency notifications to subscribers via email, text and phone calls. Cambridge land lines will automatically receive emergency notifications by phone, but all are encouraged to sign up with their cell phone number and email addresses as well. This service will be used in the event of emergencies affecting the City, such as snow emergencies, evacuations, large-scale water outages or other significant service disruptions. CitizenObserver is used by the Cambridge Police Department to send email and text alerts relating to crime. All are encouraged to subscribe to receive neighborhood–specific alerts about emerging crime patterns, announcements about neighborhood meetings and crime-... read more
August 28, 2011 - 8:26am CCTV will be closed Sunday, August 28, due to Hurricane Irene. This means no drop in in computerCENTRAL, no equipment pick up and return, no editing, and no Belive programming. We will reopen Monday, August 29 at 2PM. We apologize for any inconvenience. read more
July 25, 2011 - 8:23pm It is hard to imagine - hard to believe - but we have actually opened our beautiful new facility at 438 Massachusetts Avenue. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way, thanks to all of you who have donated and just shared your excitement with us over the past few years. This is a photo of the new cablecast area, where Dr. Lawrence Ferrara doing the very first BeLive in the new facility! We are still unpacking and construction is not yet complete, so our hours of operation are trimmed just a bit: 4-9PM on Sundays, 2-9pm Monday through Thursday, and 2-6pm on Friday. We will let you know in the next week or two when to stop by for a tour, but if you need to edit, use computerCENTRAL or take out equipment, we are open for business! read more
July 23, 2011 - 9:53pm It's time to come back! We are going to try a good old soft opening today, Sunday, July 24 - if you are willing to try some things out, come and see the new space! · computerCENTRAL will be open from 4-5:30 PM (internet NOT guaranteed!) · BeLive programs will resume from 4-9 PM · The Edit Suites will be open · Equipment reservation and checkouts will resume On Monday, July 25 · Radio programs resume General Hours of Operation will be from 2PM until 9PM until further notice. Please be patient as we get up and running! We are looking forward to seeing YOU at the new CCTV - 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square! read more
June 30, 2011 - 3:47pm (photo by Tim Plenk) As of July 6th, we will be out of our old home, but due to construction delays, not yet ready for YOU in our new home at 438 Massachusetts Avenue! Please note the new schedule that follows, but call 617-661-6900 or check the website before coming by. Sunday, July 24, 4PM · BeLive programs resume · computerCENTRAL reopens · Edit suites open · Equipment checkout resumes Monday, July 25, 10 AM · Radio programs resume read more
June 26, 2011 - 2:53pm Download CCTV's July-September newsletter, and be ready to rock and roll when the doors reopen at our new location at 438 Massachusetts Avenue......(Hopefully) by June 10 computerCENTRAL will reopen, followed by the BeLive set on July 17 and Cambridge Community Radio on July 18. New classes will start on July 17, as well, so take a sneak peek at the newsletter! read more

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