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Channeling the Upper Valley

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

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January 4, 2022

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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

Reckless Abandon

Slow down! Hold on! It's the latest Mudroom, everyone's favorite storytelling event from AVA Gallery. The theme? "Reckless." Jump out of a tree with Margo O'Day. Help Keith Efland cross the border. Join Emily Cohen in a glider. Run wild in S.F. People's Park with Maggie Ronan. And, whoa! Be a "Certified Badass" with Jas Marbacher.

Recorded 12/0822 by Rick Russell & Charlie Rose for JAM.

A Very Very Main Street Museum Christmas

We've got a few more days of the 12 days of Christmas left, so why not rock them out with the Merry Manger Muckers, the happy Billaus, Joie Rogers, Coco Fox, JAM's own senior producer Chico Eastridge, and many more merry performers at the Main Street Museum's unique Christmas celebration?

Recorded by Chico Eastridge (12/22).

Democracy Now!

Did you know JAM broadcasts Democracy Now! twice daily at 8AM and 5PM on JAM Government Channel (Comcast 1085/VTel 1170)?

Democracy Now! is a daily independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González bringing diverse global voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Viewing tip! Did you know you can activate Closed Captions on much of JAM's YouTube content? Click the "CC" icon at bottom right of the video.

2022 at JAM

It was a sizzling year! JAM 2022

You danced. You debated. You listened. You cooked. You made music and movies. JAM was there to help the Upper Valley tell its stories. Enjoy this rapid REWIND through 2022, and happy new year from all of us at JAM!

Edited by Lebanon High School student Liz Batski, VLACS Work! As Learning production intern at JAM.

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: Norwich, VT Selectboard (12/7/22). 

Local Spirituality, Wellness and Religious Services

Search for yoga, meditation, and religious services shared by local organizations at JAM On-Demand. Pictured: Mighty Yoga Energy Clearing Meditation, Hanover NH


@JAM Podcasts

Going the Dismas

Episode 9: Two Dartmouth Students and Hartford Dismas House Council Members, Molly and Marisa, join former resident, Kevin, in conversation about his path, personal growth, and how we can all help the Dismas community.

Going the Dismas PODCAST

Need help for high schoolers who've become non-readers?

Shelf Help Booksellers to the rescue! Join Allie, Sam, Emma and Kari for great title and strategy recommendations to get your teen hooked again on books in Episode 28 of JAM's most downloaded podcast.

Shelf Help PODCAST


@ the JAM space & around the Upper Valley

Friday, Jan. 6

5-7PM Free@JAM

5 S. Main St.,1st Floor

White River Junction, VT

First Friday @JAM

Alas, we have to postpone our celebration of community producer Chad Finer's recordings of Upper Valley musicians' performances, but stop by JAM on your WRJ First Friday circuit to check out our new media arts exhibit from Rich Fedorchak and maybe even find an open mic!

Thursday, Jan. 12

7PM Free@JAM, RSVP required

5 S. Main St.,1st Floor

White River Junction, VT

An Evening of Author Readings @JAM

Brooklyn-based short story writer Sara Lippmann reads from her first novel, Lech (published fall 2022). Poet and Professor of Creative Writing Vievee Francis reads selections from her work. Illustrator and cartoonist Ricardo Siri shares excerpts from his graphic novels, and Norwich, VT-based author Peter Orner reads selections from his newly released non-fiction collection, Still No Word From You. 

Co-hosted with the Norwich Bookstore. Books for sale and signing to follow.

“Orner is a highly lauded author whose writing, in both fiction and nonfiction, is an act of wizardry...”

– New York Times Book Review


Weekdays Jan. 4 -31

On display 9AM-5PM Free@JAM

Other Worlds

A collage and video art exhibit by media artist Rich Fedorchak uses mixed media to evoke surreal visions of a utopian future and explores the role of art in healing the inequity and violence of the 21st century.

Saturday, Jan. 21

10AM - 2PM


Collage Animation & Button Making Pop-Up

Make collages that move! Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to drop by JAM anytime between 10am-2pm to create stop- motion animations by collaging with photographs with help from local collage artist and filmmaker Rich Fedorchak. Use our supplies or bring your own pictures of family and friends. We’ll also have a button making station to turn your creations into wearable art!

#PitchFest at JAM 2023

Saturday, Jan. 28

Throughout the day


5 S. Main St.,1st Floor

White River Junction, VT

#PitchFest @JAM

Do you have a dream project you’ve been wanting to work on, but haven’t had the time or resources? Let’s make it happen! Pitch Fest is a JAM event geared towards paying creative people to make interesting things happen. Awards of $250, $500, or $1000  available. Everyone’s invited! 

You’ll have 5 minutes to make a case for your idea before a panel of stunning, yet ferocious judges. Think Shark Tank, but with less ads. Register now!

#PitchFest Sign Up


@the JAM space

January JAM Lab Series: 


Tuesdays Jan. 10-31 6:30- 8pm 

Instructor: Mike Cannon

A tour of editing software and techniques suited to all levels, this hands-on workshop series focuses on editing fundamentals that are used in the creation of successful story-telling media. You are invited to bring your own media projects or a folder of practice media will be provided. Editing equipment and software is all available—or bring your own laptop! Suited for all ages/levels.

$100 – Fee waiver/assistance available.


Details and registration

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.

Contact Us

JAM – Junction Arts & Media

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

& at the Briggs Opera House

White River Junction, VT 05001

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