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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March 27, 2012 - 5:41pm read more
March 26, 2012 - 7:17pm CCTV will hold its 24th Annual Meeting on April 25th beginning at 6PM. Awards will be bestowed, food will be consumed, and elections for 4 seats on CCTV's Board of Directors will be held. A full list of Board candidates is available here. read more
March 25, 2012 - 6:55pm Each candidate was asked to answer the following three questions: • Why do you want to serve on the CCTV Board of Directors? • What is your vision for CCTV and how will you achieve it? • What relevant experience do you bring to this position? Candidates for full Board seats (2 seats available, 2-year terms) Aubree Lawrence The energy and creativity of the CCTV membership is downright inspiring. Being on the board allows me to merge the background and experience I have in media with my desire to serve my home community in a way that—I hope—offers a lasting benefit to the residents of Cambridge. I am proud to say that I have been serving on the CCTV Board of Directors since 2008. I have had the honor and privilege of being the Chair of the Board for the last year and a half, during arguably one of the most exciting and challenging chapters in CCTV’s history. By being on the board I learn more and more everyday about our community, and the many ways CCTV can contribute to its growth. I have been serving on boards for community service organizations since 1993. Prior to moving to Cambridge I was on board for my city’s community theater and another board focused on Main St... read more
March 18, 2012 - 5:03pm Kevin F. Branley I am a long term Cambridge residence who recently authored a Supernatural/Thriller- Horror story. Website for a sample chapter- read more
March 4, 2012 - 7:38pm read more
March 4, 2012 - 7:26pm The City of Cambridge has issued a license to Comcast to provide cable services to the residents of Cambridge. The agreement requires that Comcast pay a franchise fee of 5% to the City for use of the public rights of way. Through an agreement with Cambridge Community Television, a portion of these revenues are given for the management of the public access channels. The attached documents are the Cable License, a side letter having to do with the public, educational and governmental access channels, and the Agreement Between CCTV and the City. read more
January 17, 2012 - 9:11am Anyone with a love of dance and/or a concern for The Dance Complex is invited to come and share food and ideas, learn about upcoming changes and learn how to get more involved in the movement arts center. Some of the items for discussion will include a search for a new Executive Director, Betty’s Closet and the issue of fees and responsibility. There will be a posted agenda. Anyone with a potential topic for inclusion should contact Rozann Kraus (617.547.9363x15). For 20 years The Dance Complex has been home to thousands of dancers, teachers, choreographers and associated lovers of the arts. As a volunteer-based artist run facility, it has been a model for non-profits nationally and an inspiration for programmatic innovation on the East Coast. Bring Food to share and your dance-loving energy. read more
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
December 19, 2011 - 1:22pm read more
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: read more
October 3, 2011 - 10:08am read more
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 read more