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Channeling the Upper Valley

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April 4, 2022

Weekly Highlights

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CATV Upper Valley Channel on Comcast 1075/Vtel 169 & 1169

CATV Government Channel on Comcast 1085/Vtel 170& 1170

Streaming at, CATV On-Demand, YouTube & Podcasts

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Common Ground

Join community producers VT State Representatives Jim Masland (Thetford) and Rep. Becca White (Hartford) as they kick off COMMON GROUND, a new series bringing Upper Valley elected officials together to decipher current legislation, evaluate impacts, and share and compare how democracy functions in the Green Mountain and Granite States. Hosts Jim and Becca will frequently be joined by NH Reps. Russell Muirhead (Grafton 12) and Mary Hakken-Phillips (Grafton 12) in a casual format that aims to educate and entertain. Expect to meet guests from across the region and political spectrum in this non-partisan forum that seeks to find common ground.

Viewer questions are welcome!

Email [email protected], Subject: Common Ground

Available at CATV On Demand

New episodes broadcast on cable

CATV Government (Comcast 1085/VTEL170&1170) Sundays at 7:30am, 11:30am, and 9:30pm

Line producer Loren Howard

Assistant producer Jackson Cashman


Crown Care Act seeks to protect hair freedom

In collaboration with Dartmouth's Black Legacy Month programming, the Pi Theta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. co-organized a Crown Care event dedicated to black haircare education, empowerment, and civic engagement through the Crown Care Act to fight hair discrimination, currently stalled in the NH Legislature.

Featuring Ana Sumbo and Stella Asa

Produced by Jordyn Fitch

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Constructing a revolutionary Mexican identity

Mexican art historian Luis Vargas-Santiago discusses popular depictions of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, "a figure of national values, religious beliefs, social beliefs, and gender and racial constructions about what Mexico is."  This annual Manton Foundation Orozco Lecture was presented by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth on March 15.

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Time to take on corporate greed

"The billionaire class has never had it so good. Today the average worker is making $44 less a week in inflation adjusted dollars than he did 50 years ago." VT Senator Bernie Sanders lays plain the urgency of challenging corporate greed on the Senate floor. (3/23/22)


Energy clearing meditation

Instructor Kim Hall shares this meditation from Mighty Yoga in Hanover, NH where "we blend compassion, love and laughs to help you discover the amazing power of yoga."

Find more meditation and yoga classes from Mighty Yoga and Upper Valley Yoga by searching "yoga" at CATV On Demand.

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Community Podcasts on CATV

NEW this week from Intersections

A platform for sharing our experience of community in the Upper Valley.

Episode 6: Our guest talks about her community in France vs. in the Upper Valley, how she has and has not initiated community activity, and how her family life and children have played a role.

To share your story or questions with co-creators Michelle and Julius, please email: [email protected]

Edited by David Eric for CATV

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Spring jamLABs with CATV

Upper Valley media professionals share their expertise and passions in these master class-styled, hands-on media workshops, which can stand alone or work together to offer an introduction to digital media arts production. 

4/20 Livestream Multi-Camera Studio Production with Chico Eastridge

4/23 Intro to Documentary Filmmaking with Tamsin Orion

4/27 Interview Techniques for Podcast, Livestream or Documentary with Marion Abrams

4/30 Acting for the Screen with Richard Waterhouse

5/4 Video Game Design with Elinor Dooley

5/7 Digital Editing with Tamsin Orion

5/11 Feature Film Screenwriting with Rivers Cahee

5/14 Digital Music Production with Chris Lehmann

5/18 Writing for TV with Jordyn Fitch

5/28 Color-Correction in Post-Production with Tamsin Orion

jamLABs run April 20-May 21 at CATV

$35/jamLAB, $90/3, $240/all 10

(tuition assistance available)

Learn more and register here!

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jamCAMP registration is now open!

What’s your media jam, kids? 

Find out at CATV's jamCAMPs!

June 27 - July 1 Studio Production

July 5-8 Music Video Production

July 11-18 News & Multimedia Journalism

July 18-22 Animation Camp

July 25-29 Martial Arts Moving Making

Camp directors are media-making professionals supported by teen and young adult counselors.

Grades 5-12


Learn more and register here!

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Local Government & School Boards on CATV 

Find local government and school meetings for Hartford, Norwich, and Hartland, VT; Hanover, NH and Lebanon, NH (school only) on CATV cable 1085, CATV On-Demand and YouTube.

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Upper Valley Religious Services on CATV 

Join your local house of worship or visit a new one Sundays on CATV cable 1085 or CATV On-Demand.

From around the region...


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

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Welcoming new Vermonters


Tracy Dolan, Director of the Vermont State Refugee Office, gives a broad look at refugees who are resettling in VT. Produced by our friends at CCTV in Burlington.

CATV supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

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5 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001

Media Lab in the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

1 Gifford Road, White River Junction, VT 05001

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