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Channeling the Upper Valley

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

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December 14, 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

Conversations across time

That's the theme of "The Black Matter is Life," the first in a series of poetry readings, held by Black Heritage Trail NH. Host UNH English professor Dennis Britton leads a discussion of works by Nikki Giovanni, Rudy Francisco, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Maya Angelou with featured poet Theo Wilson. "Poetry allows us to have conversations across time," says Britton. "It's the ways we project onto these poems....We live in the history of race. It becomes difficult not to read Black poetry through that history."

A "Magi"-cal Story

A young but poor married couple sacrifice what they most love to show their devotion at Christmas. It's the "The Gift of the Magi" by short story wizard O. Henry. What a twist ending! Hear George Spencer, JAM's programming director, read the tale with visuals by senior producer Chico Eastridge. (The dreamy images are White River ice floes.)

Hartland Holiday Variety Show

Ho, ho, ho! The whole town came out for the show featuring Chiho Kaneko singing from Handel's "Messiah," the Hartland Holiday Choir leading the audience in "Silent Night," and guitarist Michael Wilson teaming up with poet Rob Foote. The Hartland Holiday Players brought down the house with their sketch, "The Holiday Hope Line." And singer Emma Caffrey, accompanied by pianist Pierre Fournier, awed the audience.

Produced by Jan Abbott and edited by Rick Russell for JAM (12/3/22)

DB Light Show in Lebanon NH 2022

DB show lights up Lebanon

Enjoy Devon Blanchard's annual holiday light show in loving memory of his uncle at its new location in the Lebanon Mall.

Filmed and Edited by Rick Russell & Jan Abbott, edited by Rick Russell for JAM (12/2/22)

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). 

Upper Valley Religious Services on JAM 

Join your local house of worship, visit a new one, or share your recorded service with JAM. Pictured: United Methodist Church, White River Junction (12/4/22)  


@JAM Podcasts

Get some Shelf Help for your holiday shopping!

What happens when the owners of three bookstores join forces to help you find your next book – or gifts for the holidays? Find out in JAM's most downloaded podcast series!

Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; Yankee Bookshop; the Norwich Bookstore; Still North Books & Bar, and JAM – Junction Arts & Media.

Shelf Help PODCAST


@ the JAM space & around the Upper Valley

Thursday, Dec. 15

10:30AM Free@JAM

5 S. Main St.,1st Floor

White River Junction, VT

Songs of the Season with UVMC at JAM

The weather is getting colder and the bells are ringing out to celebrate! Songs of the Season is a class for children ages birth-5 years and their grown-ups to celebrate the holidays through music. Join us on the 15th for age-appropriate song, movement and instrument play led by one of Upper Valley Music Center’s early childhood music specialists. We’ll sing holiday songs from various traditions, celebrate the cold weather with seasonal tunes, and JAM along to songs new and old. FREE! RSVP online to save your spot.

Thursday, Dec. 15

6:00PM Free@JAM

5 S. Main St.,1st Floor

White River Junction, VT


Storytelling can bring us together. Story Jam is a bi-monthly story circle where community members can get to know each other through personal stories. All Upper Valley community members are invited to join the circle and share an unrehearsed 5-minute true story from their own life. No competition, no judgment, no lecturing, no ranting… Just share a story and listen to other people’s . Whether you are a new or seasoned storyteller; whether you are shy or extroverted – all are welcome!

Saturday, Dec. 17

2:00PM Free ON JAM TV

Midwinter Revels LIVE Watch Party

For those who can't come in-person, join us for a community watch-party of “A New England Midwinter Revels” LIVE from the Lebanon Opera House. A family favorite of the Upper Valley since 1975, Midwinter Revels is a celebration of new beginnings, old traditions, and community featuring guest artists James & Jesse Bruchac, The Vox Hunters, & Jeff Warner.

Produced live on location by JAM.

Monday, Dec. 19 - Friday, Dec. 23



5 S. Main St.,1st Floor

White River Junction, VT

my_movie.mp4 video art installation

Local artist Charlie Rose presents a debut media arts installation “My_movie.mp4,” a video art experience using internet videos from 2006-2013 which have been corrupted and manipulated to create visual abnormalities. The exhibit explores exposure to the internet as a child. This challenging, often abstract digital collage was created through deleting I-frames and hex bending. This process breaks the videos – like the virtual version of hitting a DVD player with a hammer, creating a pixelated Rorschach test which invites its viewers to create meaning out of contextless image.

Saturday, Dec. 31

From Dusk till the New Year

Free@JAM & around WRJ

Light River Junction

Times Square in the Upper Valley! On New Year’s Eve the walls of White River Junction will be transformed into glowing 

canvases for film and video artists. Stay for the ball drop and dance the year away. Starts when it’s dark. Ends when it’s over. One night only!


@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.


Fee waiver or assistance available.


Details and registration

From all of us at JAM!

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 (former Newberry Market)

& at the Briggs Opera House

White River Junction, VT 05001

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