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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 14, 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.


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


Penelope Bennett

"In a long life you react to the things that happen," Norwich artist Penelope Bennett, who recently passed away, shared in our 2019 Artist Profile of her. A key figure at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River, Bennett's prints are in many major collections, in part because of her concern for the human condition. "Kosovo was just horrendous," she said. "One could do nothing about it, but you could do a piece of art about it to show your protest."

Building Flavor

Co-op Food Stores' Chef Lindsay is back to help you explore techniques that will give any dish greater depth and boost the flavor to the next level! These techniques are universal and a great way to build your cooking knowledge and free you from being stuck on the recipe page.

Find more Co-op Food Stores Virtual Cooking Classes on JAM On-Demand or JAM's YouTube channel.


JAM takes you back to 2019 for a dozen TEDx Talks at Dartmouth, including: Paralympic skier Staci Mannella opens up about '"Developing Vision Without Privileging Sight." 

National Geographic 

filmmaker Pete McBride 

speaks out against commercializing the Grand Canyon. Literature professor Donald Pease opines on the value of a liberal arts education.

Reproductive Liberty Panel

Former VT Commissioner of Health Harry Chen, Planned Parenthood VP Lucy Leriche, and ACLU fellow Indi Schoenherr offer reasons for their support of the Reproductive Liberty Amendment (formerly known as Prop. 5) which will be on the fall ballot. "Full, unfettered access to reproductive health care—including abortions—is really essential for a healthy population," says Chen.

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: Hanover Selectborard Board (9/12/22). 

Upper Valley Religious Services on JAM 

Join your local house of worship or visit a new one Sundays. Pictured: United Methodist Church, White River Junction, VT (8/28/22)  


@JAM Podcasts

Must-Have Happy Ending

A very specific request from Emma’s mom – “I am always looking for books to read. They can be romantic (but not mushy), suspenseful (but not scary), historical (but not boring), and preferably available on audio. My last “must have” in a book is that it must end happily. I do not want to cry at the end of a book. I can get that watching the news!” – had the bookstore owners searching their vast knowledge of literature and creating a fabulous list of books, meeting this vast array of criteria, for us all to enjoy. (Episode 17, premiered 09.13.22)

Shelf Help Podcast 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 Media Labs

Upper Valley media professionals share their skills in hands-on workshops for all levels. (Discount or waiver available) 

October: Camera

Tuesdays Oct. 4-25


with Will Freihofer

Weekend Intensive: Directing Actor & Camera

Saturday, Oct. 22


with Samantha Davidson Green & Richard Waterhouse

November: Sound

Tuesdays Nov. 8-29


with JAM Staff

December Intensive:

Painting with Light

Saturday, Dec. 3


with Chico Eastridge

Details and registration

Film Club

It’s an after-school film club! Join us in the JAM space every Wednesday and connect with other young filmmakers. Learn what goes into making a movie, then put it to use making your own. All equipment will be provided.


Oct. 5-Dec. 7


with Jordyn Fitch & Cedar O'Dowd

$250 (Discount or waiver available) 

Details and sign up

Scriptwriters Group

Gather bi-weekly with a dedicated group to meet talented local writers, learn new script writing techniques, and receive peer feedback on your work. 

Every other Monday

Oct. 3-May 22


facilitated by Jordyn Fitch & Cedar O'Dowd


RSVP requested

Details and RSVP

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

Find out how to participate and register now! Films due Oct. 7


@ the JAM space & around the Upper Valley

CATV RetroTECHtive Exhibit

Weekdays Sept. 12-24


FREE and open to the public


Come find yourself, your community, and our histories in CATV’s open archive! During our open hours, we will be displaying a retrospective of CATV programs from the past 30 years. Watch selected content (newly digitized from our DVD archive) or search through our robust collection of physical media.

JAM Launch Party and Open House

Friday, Sept. 23 5-7pm

FREE and open to the public

We’re LIVE! Stop by 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 confessional booth, highlights from years past, and our multi-generational media-making community.

DJ Academy Demo Class with DJSean Hay

Sunday Sept. 25 2-3pm


Learn the art and science of DJing with DJ Sean! Come by JAM and take a free demo course from the Upper Valley Music Center's newest curriculum.  DJ Academy 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.

FREE and open to the public

Ages: 12+ 

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 with the AmeUP Upper Valley creative community at the new JAM space in White River Junction.

Coming up:

Moving in Stillness, Stillness in Moving – Carla Kimball

Carla Kimball is a long-time photographer, dancer, and emerging filmmaker.  She is most interested in engaging viewers in a direct experience of her images and films. Recently, her exploration of stillness and movement has led her to project images and films on floating panels of fabric. Multiple projects have evolved from this inquiry including films of performers moving from panel to panel through natural landscapes as well as dancers moving through still photos projected onto the panels.

Opening night party and live performance

Saturday, Oct. 1 6-8pm


This installation will be on display at JAM

through October 22

Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Stop by and enjoy!


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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