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Channeling the Upper Valley through

people-powered media

5 S. Main Street, 1st floor, White River Junction, VT 05001

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September 22, 2022

Weekly Highlights

Support JAM

What is JAM?  JAM – Junction Arts & Media is CATV's new location and name reflecting our expanding role supporting local content creators across the media spectrum and through in-person media arts exhibits, activities, and events.


@ the JAM space & around the Upper Valley

JAM Launch Party

Friday, Sept. 23 5-7pm

FREE and open to the public

We’re LIVE! Drop in to celebrate the past and future of CATV as we become JAM at our “Live From 1085!” launch party, hosted in our new JAM space at 5 S. Main Street, 1st floor, White River Junction, VT (former Newberry Market). Enjoy nibbles, drinks, a video confessional booth, highlights from years past, and our intergenerational media-making community.

Try your hand on the turntable in free DJ'ing demo class 

Sunday Sept. 25 2-3pm

@JAM – 5 S. Main St, 1st Fl., White River Junction, VT

Give it a spin at JAM in this free demo course from the Upper Valley Music Center's newest course offering. UVMC's DJ Academy with DJ Sean Hay includes the history of DJ’ing, reviewing and testing key equipment, mixing and playing music, downloading and organizing your own music library, and the entrepreneurial skills of starting and running a DJ business. This demo class is free and open to the public

(ages: 12+) at JAM

Register for the fall DJ Academy here.

Creatives Coffee MeetUp with Matt Dunne

Tuesday, Sept. 27 8am


What does it take for a small town or rural business to be successful in America today? Bring a coffee and join Matt Dunne, Executive Director of the Center on Rural Innovation in conversation hosted by AmeUP Upper Valley creative community at the new JAM space in White River Junction. Matt's talk will be followed by informal networking for creative professionals and entrepreneurs. Learn more about AmeUP here.

Coming soon:

Moving in Stillness, Stillness in Moving

A media arts installation exhibit on display at JAM

Oct. 1-22

Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Opening night party and live dance and music

Saturday, Oct. 1 6-8pm

Free and open to the public

Hilary Lynch on flute and Devan Tracy on drums with dance by Marie Fourcaut and Donna Steinberg

Carla Kimball is a long-time photographer, dancer, and emerging filmmaker. Her recent exploration of stillness and movement has led her to project images and films on floating panels of fabric through which performers move through natural landscapes and dancers move through projected still photos. 


Broadcasting now @ JAM Upper Valley Channel on Comcast 1075/VTel 169 & 1169

Broadcasting now @ JAM Government Channel on Comcast 1085/VTel 170 & 1170

Streaming @, JAM On-Demand, YouTube

Redefining the meaning of race in the 21st century 

Osher Summer Lecture

"There's no place in the world Black people can go and be free of white supremacy," says Howard University Political Science Professor Niambi M. Carter in this OSHER at Dartmouth summer lecture 2022. "Even if we're not seeing big out-migrations to Costa Rica, Panama, Ghana, or other places, we might see [Black] people moving to other states that are not as hostile."

For the first time

We all have first-time stories. Here are some doozies from AVA Gallery's most recent Mudroom live storytelling event two weeks ago. Buckle up for storytellers Kamyn Asher, Kristen Coats and husband Paul Coats, John Weatherly, Warren Thayer, and Sally Wright Bacon. They'll take you on a wild ride everywhere from Thailand to Barrow, Alaska. There's even a story about a fox who transforms into a woman. 

Jukebox Tuesday from the TipTop

Arthur James became a fixture of the New England blues scene in the 80’s playing a nouveau-retro style of acoustic/electric blues, that incorporates soulful vocals, passionate guitar work and a smidgen of irreverence. Jennings & Keller is an award-winning nationally touring duo based out of Florida offering 21st Century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music. Enjoy their intimate local show from the Speakeasy Studio in the TipTop, produced by Here In the Valley.

Dartmouth North End Housing Plan

Representatives of Dartmouth College presented their plans for a new student housing development north of campus to the Hanover Town Planning Board and members of the public. (8/30/22 hybrid meeting)

For a look back at other defining changes to Hanover's architectural landscape, revisit local architect Frank J. Barrett, Jr.'s presentation "Lost Hanover" to the Hanover Historical Society in 2021. 

Local Government and School Boards on JAM

Find local government and school meetings for Hartford, Norwich, and Hartland, VT; Hanover, NH and Lebanon, NH (SAU88 only).  Pictured: SAU 88, Lebanon, NH (9/14/22). 

Upper Valley Religious Services on JAM 

Join your local house of worship or visit a new one Sundays. Pictured: Riverbank Church, White River Junction, VT (9/18/22)  


@JAM Podcasts

How to finish a book rather than starting a new one?

This week one of our bookstore owners, Allie sent another bookseller, Jack, in her place. And Sam relied on Emma to represent the Norwich Bookstore alone, as someone had to actually stay in the store and work. Quickly the booksellers bonded over their adamant and united response: Don't finish a book you don't want to.  (Episode 18, premiered 09.20.22)

CONGRATS Shelf Help Podcast on reaching 1000 downloads! Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; CATV/JAM Upper Valley media community; three Upper Valley bookstores: Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.


@the JAM space

Fall JAM Media Labs

Upper Valley media professionals share their talents and skills in these hands-on workshops for all levels.

October: CAMERA

Tuesdays Oct. 4-25


with Will Freihofer


Saturday, Oct. 22


with Samantha Davidson Green & Richard Waterhouse

November: SOUND

Tuesdays Nov. 8-29


with JAM Staff

December Intensive:


Making video art & lighting for cinema

Saturday, Dec. 3


with Chico Eastridge

Details and registration

Film Club for young filmmakers

It’s an after-school film club! Join us Wednesdays at JAM to make friends and make movies. Equipment will be provided.


Oct. 5-Dec. 7


with Jordyn Fitch & Cedar O'Dowd

$250 (Fee discount or waiver available) 

Sign up

This year's Halloween-o-thon is SICKLY SWEET

Write, shoot and edit a thriller or horror short film for the Halloween-o-thon Film Competition for cash prizes, gory glory, and the love of the crowd at the awards ceremony Saturday, Oct. 29!

Films due Oct. 24!

Register now

Scriptwriters Group

Gather bi-weekly with a group of dedicated writers for the screen and stage to give and receive peer feedback and exchange new script writing techniques. 

Every other Monday

Oct. 3-May 22


facilitated by Jordyn Fitch & Cedar O'Dowd

Free,RSVP requested 


From around the region...

JAM (CATV) partners with the Vermont Access Network (VAN) for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

JAM – Junction Arts & Media supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

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JAM – Junction Arts & Media

5 S. Main Street, 1st Floor (former Newberry Market)

& at the Briggs Opera House

White River Junction, VT 05001

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