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Jan 18, 2023 WCCA
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On this episode of Close to Home, host Maureen Schwab speaks with Angela Penney, Director of Marketing from the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center about the services and companionship they offer to seniors, and providing relief for family caregivers knowing their loved one's are cared for during the day.
Topics: Talk, Senior Care, 2023, Rehabilitation, Nursing, Saint Francis Center, Healthcare, Aging...
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Jan 11, 2023 WCCA
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On this week's episode of the Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia speaks about ongoing democratic struggles in African countries, the difficulties that all liberal governments face in ruling effectively while maintaining the consent of the governed, especially when election results are challenged by an unyielding opposition, often propelled to power by military-backing and clandestine imperialist support.
Topics: Talk, 2023, Democracy, Africa, Government, One-Party System, Two-Party System, Multi-Party System,...
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Jan 10, 2023 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, Host Edith Morgan continues her series on schooling in America, and interviews School Teacher Christine Cross, formerly of the Worcester Public Schools, to give her perspective on the state of education, and what we can do to improve.
Topics: 2023, Senior Speak, Talk, Worcester Public Schools, Alternative Schooling, Diversity of Thought
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Jan 6, 2023 WCCA
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On this special first episode of The Chandler Chat, a new incarnation of The Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews Pediatric Specialist Lynda Young about the current state of the healthcare system, how the ongoing Covid19 pandemic has changed things, and predictions of the changes the healthcare system will face in years to come.
Topics: Talk, 2023, Chandler Chat, Pediatrics, Covid19, Pandemic, Influenza, RSV, Tele-Health, Healthcare...
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Jan 4, 2023 WCCA
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On this episode of Close to Home, host Maureen Schwab continues her interview with Michael Boover of the The Mustard Seed in Worcester about the foundation of the Catholic Worker in 1933 by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, their history of charitable works and their impact on the Anti-War movement from WWI through to Vietnam.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Catholic Worker, Mustard Seed, Charity, Conscientious Objection, Anti-War Movement,...
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2023 WCCA
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Video Jam is your source for independent and eclectic music videos. Your host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting local, mainstream and indie rock for more than 2 decades on WCCA TV. This show's playlist includes music from Pep Rally, South Street/ The Roughhousers, Chicken Fingers/ Alicia G, Shake Down / Pistols at Dawn, The Truth/ Sire, Highwire/ Samantha Gibb, Good Lovin'/ Blind Difference, Alive / Litvar, No One Tastes Like You and Imen Siar, Glitter and Gold .
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam
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2023 WCCA
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Video Jam is your source for independent and eclectic music videos. Your host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 2 decades on WCCA TV. This show's playlist includes music from Krystal Roxx, Authenticate/ Inayah, California Taxi / New Hope Club, Walk It Out/ Senses, Sleepwalking/ Mergui, Sucks to Know You/ My Silent Bravery, Every Day is the Weekend and My Silent Bravery, Holding Out/ Paul McCartney, Who Cares and Jonas Brothers, What a Man Gotta Do.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam
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2023 WCCA
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Original comedy sketches that take place in and around Worcester, Massachusetts. Hosted by Matthew Cory.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Sketch Worcester
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2023 WCCA
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Health Matters is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. Michael Hirsh welcomes Dr. Joseph Sabato Jr. to the show. The topic of discussion is Saving Lives.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Health Matters
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2023 WCCA
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Video Jam is your source for independent and eclectic music videos. Your host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 2 decades on WCCA TV. This show's playlist includes music from Queen Naija, Let's Talk About It/ Shania Twain, Giddy Up!/ senses, Sleepwalking / Lewis Capaldi, Pointless/ Baba Jenkins, Wild / Brandon Boyd, Fly On Your Wall / WHOAA, Saturday Fun/ THUNDERMOTHER, Watch Out and local country music singer/songwriter, Houston Bernard and his latest...
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam
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2023 WCCA
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Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become interested and active in Worcester politics. Ron interviews frequent guest , Jay Givan, about this year in politics . This is part one.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Activate Worcester
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2023 WCCA
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Original comedy sketches that take place in and around Worcester, Massachusetts. Hosted by Matthew Cory.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Sketch Worcester
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2023 WCCA
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Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music with host Tracy Foley. Playlist includes music from Houston Bernard, Ever Gonna Be/ Shania Twain, Giddy Up!/ Shania Twain, Waking Up Dreaming/ The Roughousers, Chicken Fingers/ The Roughousers, Baby Brother/ Joey Green, This House Ain't Big Enough/ Lee Brice, Save the Roses/ Tara Shannon, I Know Who I Am/ Emily Ann Roberts, The Building/ Will Carter Band , Had It All Wrong/ Stephanie Quayle, The Lost Years/ Laura Ashley, Tennessee...
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam Country
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Mayor Joseph Petty hosts "The Mayor's Forum" with local guests to discuss a wide range of topics which impact residents of Worcester and central Massachusetts. This week the Mayor welcomes former Senator Harriette Chandler.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, The Mayor's Forum
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Each episode covers a small section of the Constitution, and discusses relevant situations and solutions. Hosted and produced by local citizens Tony Barca, Guy Alberghini, and Keith Rowland.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, The American Constitutionalist
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2023 WCCA
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Original comedy sketches that take place in and around Worcester, Massachusetts. Hosted by Matthew Cory.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Sketch Worcester
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2023 WCCA
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Video Jam is your source for independent and eclectic music videos. Your host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting local, mainstream and indie rock for more than 2 decades on WCCA TV. This show's playlist includes music from Albert Cummings, Two Hands/ Love Crushed Velvet, The Future/ Pennan Brae, Pay Dirt / Mike Sabath & The Moongirls, Who You Are/ The Weeknd, Is There Someone Else/ Kenzie, Paper/ 2KBaby, Stand Love and Lewis Capaldi, Pointless.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam
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2023 WCCA
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Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become interested and active in Worcester politics. Ron interviews frequent guest , Jay Givan, about this year in politics . This is part two.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Activate Worcester
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2023 WCCA
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Video Jam is your source for independent and eclectic music videos. Your host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 2 decades on WCCA TV. This show's playlist includes music from Yung Gravy, Betty/ Dayglow, Then It All Goes Away/ New Hope Club, Girl Who Does Both/ Kool and the Gang, Let's Party / Kendra Erika, Thriller Killer/ Oral Saxman Rodriguez, Soca Sax/ Father/Son, Pray for Me and The New Bardots, Corporation Business Man.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam
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2023 WCCA
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Video Jam is your source for independent and eclectic music videos. Your host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 2 decades on WCCA TV. This show's playlist includes music from Greg Hoy, Everybody/ Josie Cotton and Kevin Preston, The Ballad of Elvis Presley/ Forrest Isn't Dead, Wash Away/ Jojo Engelbert, Sweet N Sour/ The Roughhousers, Baby Brother/ Gorilla Apocalypse, Tornado/ Christian Parker, Diamond Sailor and Beatty Beata, My Favourite Time of the Year.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam
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Host Bill Safer helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Bill welcomes Mark Rubin, "The Knife Guy" to the show.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Hidden Treasures
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WCCA TV interns Teuodros Holmes and Adam DiLiddo interview Shulamith Jacobi about the Kiva Centers. Kiva Centers is a nationally recognized peer-run and trauma-informed organization that offers training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities statewide across Massachusetts. The Kiva Centers are the connection to the MA CPS Training, the Massachusetts Statewide Peer Network, Karaya and Juniper Peer Respites, the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community (CMRLC), and more. The Kiva...
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, intern Interviews
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This is Worcester is a program hosted and produced by community activist, Bill Coleman. Bill talks about the new happenings in Worcester in 2023.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, This Is Worcester
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2023 WCCA
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Video Jam is your source for independent and eclectic music videos. Your host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 2 decades on WCCA TV. This show's playlist includes music from bigDream, Everybody's High/ Nya, The Real You/ The Cult, Give Me Mercy/ Mychael Gabriel, Let There Be Light/ Bryn Ryan-VanDyke, Go Long/ Estani, Mr. Personality / Foundry Town Survivors, Thanks for Coming and We Three, Confident.
Topics: WCCA, Worcester, Video Jam
WCCA
Dec 25, 2022 WCCA
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On this the 61st episode of the Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia wishes everyone a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year. He discusses the virtues and lessons that Jesus' birth as a poor refugee can teach us about welcoming the stranger, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless and caring for our fellow man.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Christmas, Refugee, Human Touch, Holidays, Nativity Story
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Dec 22, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of the Talk of Main Street, host Konnie Lukes welcomes attorney Russell Chernin, retired Justice Mel Greenberg, and journalist Mark Henderson to a panel discussion about the state of politics in Central Mass, and the US more broadly.
Topics: Talk, Worcester, 2022, Local Media, National Media, Local Politics, National Politics
WCCA
Dec 20, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan wishes you a Happy Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year!
Topics: Talk, 2022, Senior Speak, Happy Holidays, New Year, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa
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Dec 19, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of the Talk of Main Street, host Konnie Lukes welcomes attorney Russell Chernin, retired Justice Mel Greenberg, and journalist Mark Henderson to a panel discussion about the state of politics in Central Mass, and the US more broadly.
Topics: Talk, Worcester, 2022, Local Media, National Media, Local Politics, National Politics
WCCA
Dec 16, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews newly appointed Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools, Dr. Rachel Monarrez about her first few months in the position, the challenges that the school district faces and her insight into how to address these issues and strengthen the Worcester Public School system.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester Public Schools, Superintendent, Diversity, Inclusion
WCCA
Dec 14, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Close to Home, host Maureen Schwab interviews Michael Boover of the The Mustard Seed in Worcester about the foundation of the Catholic Worker in 1933 by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, their history of charitable works and their impact on the Anti-War movement from WWI through to Vietnam.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Catholic Worker, Mustard Seed, Charity, Conscientious Objection, Anti-War Movement,...
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Dec 13, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews nurses from UMass Memorial Health to discuss a new initiative that seeks to alleviate hospital overcrowding, improve patient outcomes and increase patient satisfaction, the 'Hospital at Home' program.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Health, Wellness, Hospital Treatment, In-Home Treatment, UMass Memorial Health
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Dec 12, 2022 WCCA
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Band Edge is a WCCA TV produced local music show shot live spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist. Christmas music is featured on this episode of Band Edge.
Topics: Music, Band Edge, 2022, Christmas, Holidays
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Dec 9, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of the Talk of Main Street, host Konnie Lukes welcomes attorney Russell Chernin and journalist Mark Henderson to a panel discussion about the state of politics in Central Mass, and the US more broadly.
Topics: Talk, Worcester, 2022, Local Media, National Media, Local Politics, National Politics
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Dec 7, 2022 WCCA
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On this, the 60th episode of the Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia details the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic, a landlocked country in Central Africa that since French Colonial rule has seen over a century of political turmoil and civil war. Despite the region's wealth of mineral deposits (or perhaps because of them) CAR is one of the world's ten poorest nations and ranks among the lowest in terms of human development and health.
Topics: Refugee, Humanitarian Aid, Civil War, Central African Republic, Landlocked, Global Inequality,...
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Dec 2, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Human Touch, Augustine Kanjia speaks about the long term psychological effects of trauma caused by the often violent forced displacement and relocation that refugees face. On top of the natural friction adjusting to a new society and learning cultural norms, these lingering traumas can heighten a refugees sense of alienation and isolation in their new home. It is essential that communities that offer asylum continue to engage with the refugee community and offer mental health...
Topics: Refugee, Asylum, 2022, Worcester, PTSD, Trauma, Forced Displacement, Alienation, Isolation, Mental...
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Dec 2, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler continues the discussion from last week about the Civics Engagement program at Forest Grove Middle School. We hear from the promising students themselves on how the program has changed or shaped their views on American politics and participatory democracy, and on what projects they have embarked on to actively connect with the community.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester Public Schools, Forest Grove Middle School, Civic Engagement, EMPOWER Act,...
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Nov 29, 2022 WCCA
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Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate and celebrate deep respect for mankind hosted by Molly Finn and Maureen Schwab. Continuing the discussion from episode 538, Maureen interviews author of  Heaven's Helper "My Little Star"  Maureen Capistran about her journey through life and what gave her the inspiration to help others through her journal writing.
Topics: Close To Home, Talk, Worcester, 2022, Religion, Catholicism, Heaven's Helper My Little Star,...
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Nov 29, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan continues her series on the education system in America. This week she welcomes Sue Coghlin Mailman, member of the Worcester School Committee, to talk about the cities' challenges in funding public education, and the importance of educating and preparing all of Worcester's youth, not just a privileged few to be the leaders of tomorrow and the promise of a better future.
Topics: Talk, Senior Speak, 2022, America, Massachusetts, Worcester Public Schools, Education, Informed...
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Nov 22, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan speaks about the importance of education to promote and enshrine democratic principles in America's youth, as the health and tenor of our governmental institutions depend upon the engagement of a well informed public. With the internet's proliferation of fake news and conspiracy thinking, the American education system must change to face a growing tide of misinformation and partisan political agendas.
Topics: Talk, Senior Speak, 2022, Politics, America, Education, Fake News, Civic Engagement, Informed...
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler welcomes staff and teachers from Forest Grove Middle School to discuss the new Civics Engagement program the school is premiering, focused on instilling the importance of Democratic values and empowering the teens to start thinking critically about American politics, both at the local and national levels.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester Public Schools, Forest Grove Middle School, Civics Engagement, EMPOWER Act,...
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Nov 22, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of the Talk of Main Street, host Konnie Lukes welcomes attorney Russell Chernin and journalist Mark Henderson to a panel discussion about the state of politics in Central Mass, and the US more broadly with midterm elections rapidly approaching in November.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Midterm Elections, Politics, Debate
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Nov 7, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler speaks to Jeffrey Villar, Receiver and Superintendent of Southbridge Public Schools to discuss some of the issues that the school district has been working to address.
Topics: Worcester, Talk, Southbridge Public Schools, English as a Second Language
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Nov 2, 2022 WCCA
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Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate and celebrate deep respect for mankind hosted by Molly Finn and Maureen Schwab. Returning after a year-long hiatus, Molly interviews author of Heaven's Helper "My Little Star" Maureen Capistran about her journey through life and what gave her the inspiration to help others through her journal writing.
Topics: Close To Home, Talk, Worcester, 2022, Religion, Catholicism, Heaven's Helper My Little Star,...
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Nov 1, 2022 WCCA
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On this weeks episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler welcomes Dr. Charles Steinberg, President of the WooSox to discuss the impact of the philanthropic arm of the Worcester Red Sox, The WooSox Foundation. They focus on promoting education, social justice, recreation and helping to conquer cancer in the City of Worcester, the Commonwealth of Mass and the surrounding region of New England.
Topics: Talk, 501c3, WooSox Foundation, Polar Park, Worcester, Charitable Organization, Philanthropy
WCCA
Oct 21, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of the Talk of Main Street, host Konnie Lukes welcomes attorney Russell Chernin and journalist Mark Henderson to a panel discussion about the state of politics in Central Mass, and the US more broadly with midterm elections rapidly approaching in November.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Midterm Elections, Political Debate, Politics
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Oct 21, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Perspectives, hosts Asima Silva and Hank Stolz interview Hena Zuberi, the Editor and Chief of MuslimMatters.org and director of Justice For All, a Chicago-based NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations that promotes policies that protect religious freedom, address the root causes of mass displacement, and recognize the plight of refugees and forced migrants. They discuss the rising state of religious intolerance in India arising from an ascendant Hindu-Nationalist...
Topics: Talk, Current Events, Discrimination, Religious Intolerance, India, Hindu Nationalism, Muslim...
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Oct 19, 2022 WCCA
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Welcome to the 'Central Mass Jazz Fest 2022' live performance by the Russo Brothers Quintet at the Worcester Beer Garden, our second stop on a week-long whirlwind tour starring Worcester Jazz giants at the top of their game! Jim Russo - Tenor Saxophone John Russo - Trumpet Bob Simonelli - Bass Bob Tamagni - Drums Joe D'Angelo - Guitar
Topics: Worcester, Jazz, Central Massachusetts Jazz Fest, Russo Brothers Quintet, Worcester Beer Garden,...
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Oct 17, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews James Leary, Vice President of Government and Community Relations at UMass Memorial Health about the tremendous positive impact that the diversified healthcare system in Central Mass has on the region, with both private and public funding helping to foster a healthier community, serving as a beacon for medical experts and gifted students from around the globe.
Topics: Worcester, UMass Memorial Health, Massachusetts Healthcare
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Oct 12, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriett Chandler speaks with former Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools Maureen Binienda about her current position as Interim Superintendent of the Quahoag School District, as well as the ever evolving cultural and political landscape.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester Public Schools, Quahoag School District, Superintendent, Maureen Binienda,...
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Oct 11, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan goes over all the info Worcesterites need to vote in the upcoming November 8th statewide elections. Voter Registration Deadline: Oct 29th Vote by Mail Application Deadline: Nov 1st Early Voting: Oct 22nd - Nov 4th Election Day Polling Hours: 7 am - 8 pm The ballot includes Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State...
Topics: Election, 2022, Worcester, Massachusetts Elections, Governor, Attorney General, Representatives,...
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Oct 5, 2022 WCCA
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Welcome to the 'Central Mass Jazz Fest 2022' live performance at the Mercantile Center, our first invigorating stop on a week-long whirlwind tour starring Worcester Jazz giants at the top of their game! Pamela Hines - Piano Bill Fanning - Flugelhorn Bob Simonelli - Bass Miki Matsuki - Drums Renee Legeandra - Vocals
Topics: Worcester, Jazz, Live Music, Central Mass Jazz Fest, 2022, Mercantile Center
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Sep 19, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler talks to Former Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus to commemorate the recently departed and much beloved John Durkin, former Worcester Public School Superintendent from 1980 till 1993.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Memorial, John Durkin, Worcester Public Schools Superintendent
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Sep 16, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler invites Massachusetts native Robert S. Dorfman, President of Dorfman Capital to discuss his career as an investor helping to realize urban redevelopment, environmental cleanup and affordable housing, renewable energy and economic growth right here in Worcester.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Interview, Dorfman Capital, Private Investment Firm, Urban Redevelopment, Tax Credit...
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Sep 13, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, Host Edith Morgan discusses the role of public education in America, and how we need our education system to help promote and strengthen America's Democratic and Republican political principles and help build mutual understanding between disparate religions, cultures, nations and peoples.
Topics: Talk, 2022, American Education, Public School, Private School, Parochial School, Religious...
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Sep 8, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of The Talk of Main Street, host Konnie Lukes speaks to Mark Henderson, founder of The016.com, to talk about Massachusetts politics, the upcoming elections, and the state of news media.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, Elections, News Media
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Sep 7, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, Host Harriette Chandler interviews Lina M. Gonzalez, Co-founder of SpadXTech, a Worcester biotech company developing and growing cellulose-based material alternatives to animal products like leather.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Interview, Biotech, Material Alternatives, Cellulose-Based, Lab-Grown
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Sep 2, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of The Talk of Main Street, your host Konnie Lukes, former Worcester Mayor and 30 year veteran of the city council talks with Mark Henderson, founder of local social-media news aggregate site The016.com about the upcoming September 6th primaries and the following November 8th general election, highlighting the State Senate race between current Worcester Mayor Joe Petty and Robyn Kennedy.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, Elections, Primary, State Senate, Worcester, City Council, News Media
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Sep 2, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, your host Harriette Chandler speak with her fellow Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge to talk about accomplishments of the state legislature, the changing political landscape both local and national and how Senator Eldridge plans to continue serving the people of Massachusetts.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, State Senate, Massachusetts Legislature, Elections
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Aug 29, 2022 WCCA
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Hosted at Quinsigamond Community College by The Worcester County Bar Association, the candidates replacing MA Attorney General Maura Healy introduce themselves, their platforms and field questions concerning their plans for the Commonwealth if they are elected the next Attorney General.
Topics: Politics, 2022, Massachusetts Attorney General, Candidate Forum, Elections
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Aug 26, 2022 WCCA
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Hosted at The Willows Retirement Community, candidates for Worcester's 1st District State Senate position introduce themselves and share their plans if elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty and COO at YWCA Central Mass Robyn Kennedy are both running as Democrats with no Republican challenger, so the winner of the September 6th primary will be Worcester 1st district's State Senator elect.
Topics: Elections, 2022, Candidates Forum, Debate, Worcester 1st District, State Senate, Democratic Primary
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Aug 25, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan interviews Virginia Swain, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Leadership about restoring and regaining trust between individuals and institutions, be they governmental or corporate, in an era of widening cultural and political divides.
Topics: Talk, Worcester, 2022, Institute for Global Leadership, Trust, Bipartisanship
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Aug 24, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews Lyonel Jean-Pierre Jr., Managing Attorney at Community Legal Aid of Worcester, Central and Western Massachusetts. Community Legal Aid provides free civil legal aid to low-income households, seniors, victims of crime, survivors of homicide, domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and folks experiencing housing discrimination.
Topics: Talk, Worcester, Central MA, Western MA, Community Legal Aid, Pro-Bono, Civil Court
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Aug 19, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews James M Leahy, Assistant Director of Business Development at the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Massachusetts, Lottery
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Aug 17, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of the Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia discusses the international charitable work that is done by nonprofit Non-Governmental Organizations, and announces the founding of his own NGO: The Action for Humanity Foundation.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, NGOs, Non-Governmental Organizations, Nonprofit, International Aid, Charity
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Aug 16, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of The Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia speaks about the current political situation in Sierra Leone, featuring issues familiar to American voters: Entrenched rival political factions, economic corruption, voter coercion, and a broad cynicism about the ability of government to represent the people's interest.
Topics: Talk, Sierra Leone, Politics, Elections, Democracy, Republic, Corruption
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Aug 12, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan interviews Ann Lisi, the former President and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation about an upcoming Worcester ballot measure being voted upon in the November 8th State Elections, the Community Preservation Act. The CPA is a Massachusetts state law passed in 2000 that permits communities to elect to impose a small surcharge on local property taxes in order to help fund Historic Preservation, Affordable Housing, Open Spaces and...
Topics: Worcester, Massachusetts, 2022, Talk, Politics, Democracy, Community Preservation Act, Ballot...
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Aug 10, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Dennis Lipka about how they expanded access to public transport during the Covid-19 pandemic by waiving bus fares, and future plans to electrify the fleet.
Topics: Talk, 2022, WRTA, Public Transport, Electric Busses, Worcester, Central Massachusetts
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Aug 10, 2022 WCCA
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On this special memorial episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler and guest Vincent Pedone, a former MA state legislator and current Executive Officer of the Massachusetts State University Council of Presidents, commemorate and pay homage to the recently departed Gary Vecchio, President of the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association and a regular panelist and co-host on WCCA TV's Rosen's Roundtable.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Memorial, Gary Vecchio, Local Politics
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Aug 5, 2022 WCCA
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On this new round-table talk show, your host Konnie Lukes, former Worcester mayor and 30 year veteran of the city council, welcomes Mel Greenberg, former Associate Justice of Superior and Appeals Courts of Mass., Mark Henderson, founder of local social-media news aggregate site The016.com, and attorney Russell S. Chernin to discuss the fracturing news media landscape, the widening political divide in America, and the effects of the internet, mass communication and the free market on societal...
Topics: Talk, 2022, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Journalistic Integrity, Newspapers, Internet...
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Jul 26, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode, Host Edith Morgan interviews the Executive Director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, Colin Novick, about the state of municipal public parks within Worcester. They discuss the successes and difficulties involved in keeping the land vibrant, free from pollution, while expanding accessibility and recreational opportunities for the public.
Topics: Worcester Parks, Green Hill Park, Interview, 2022, Parks and Recreation, Public Land
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Jul 25, 2022 WCCA
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On July, 21st 2022, the Rotary Club of Worcester invited locals and media to Elm Park for the unveiling of a new monument to world peace, a PVC pillar with the phrase "May Peace Prevail On Earth" written in the eight languages most commonly spoken in Worcester county, representing Worcester's diverse immigrant population. (Chinese, English, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Vietnamese)
Topics: Rotary Club of Worcester, Monument, Unveiling, Ceremony, Elm Park, Immigrants, World Peace,...
WCCA
Jul 15, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Eric Batista, the newly appointed City Manager of Worcester replacing Ed Augustus. They discuss the issues an expanding Worcester faces, from a lack of affordable housing to addressing food insecurity to meet the needs of the growing immigrant population.
Topics: Worcester, Interview, 2022, City Manager, Affordable Housing, Food Security, City Government
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Jul 8, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, Harriette Chandler speaks with Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Central Mass, Steven Schimmel, to discuss concerns of the Jewish community of rising levels of antisemitism, political polarization, and rising criticism of American/Israeli policy in the Middle East, especially in regards to the Palestinian people.
Topics: Interview, 2022, Jewish Federation, Antisemitism, Israel, Palestine, Holocaust Education
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Jul 7, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler talks to dermatologist Dr. Mark Scharf of UMass Memorial Medical Center about the risks of Ultraviolet radiation, especially for those with fair skin, either from extended sun exposure or the use of tanning beds. Also discussed are some common complications from the tattooing process, which can lead to infection and/or allergic reaction and will likely require medical attention.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Dermatology, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Complications, UV Radiation,...
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Jul 1, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Coffee with Konnie, we sit down with Roberta Schaefer, Ph.D., the founding Executive Director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau about her 30 year history providing information and expertise on public policy in central Massachusetts, and the developments in Worcester that the Research Bureau has helped succeed and made possible.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Interview, Research Bureau, Local Politics, City Council, City Manager