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November 1, 2021

Weekly Highlights


Channeling the Upper Valley on local cable channels Comcast 1075/1085, VTel 169/170, streaming at catv8.orgCATV On-Demandand YouTube.

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SPARK fall season premieres

Producer and host Amanda Rafuse kicks off CATV original local arts & culture series SPARK with Claremont native Melissa Richmond. Founder of the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, Richmond is committed to dismantling barriers and providing opportunities for all to enjoy the mental, physical, and social benefits of participation in the arts. We discuss how her organization is enlivening her hometown's social, economic and educational quality of life. Edited by Loren Howard.

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Climate Change: Not Too Late?

Osher Summer Lecture Series Week 5 features climate activist and co-founder of BILL McKIBBEN.


CATV and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth have partnered to offer Osher's popular series for streaming and broadcast exclusively on CATV cable. Expect a new lecture each week through Nov. 8. Your donation makes this programming possible and supports both organizations, sharing a commitment to lifelong learning and a civil society.

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Presidential Retrospective on CATV Government Channel

Dial back the clock to 2019-20 on CATV Government Channel (1085 Comcast/170 and 1170 VTel) now through Nov. 2 to a marathon presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bill Weld, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Biden, Beto O'Rourke, Donald Trump, and others visiting our region on the campaign trail and participating in panels at Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center, Hanover Rotary, and other local stops.

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Be inspired by these original dance performances embodying creative resilience as our community emerges from the pandemic!

Dance with the Trees and Absent Forest, by Ellen Ahern Smith;

A Hundred Rivers, by Brigid and Molly Armburst; and Farewell, by Elizabeth Kurlyo, performed by Marie Fourcaut.

CATV apologizes to the artists for misattributions in last week's email.

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Government Meetings on CATV On-Demand

Did you know that CATV staff add "chapters" to public meeting recordings to help the public find agenda items of interest? This service is available for most CATV-covered public meetings (Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, VT, Hanover, NH and SAU88 in Lebanon, NH) via CATV On-Demand.

CATV supports workforce training for media professionals in our region through mentorships and on-the-job apprenticeships. Pictured below: David Eric and Cedar O'Dowd producing a hybrid Hartford School Board meeting.

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This week at CATV

CATV Fall Media Labs:Digital Narrative  

Wednesday, Nov. 3

6-9pm at CATV in the HACTC

Norwich digital media artist Leander White earned his BFA in Communication Design at Pratt Institute where he focused on branding, studio photography, motion design, and an advertising. He invites you to join this choose your point of influence: a brand, song, picture, feeling, story to develop your digital narrative. Learn how to express your digital identity – be it your small business, artistic practice, or rock band – across platforms. Participants define the process in this hands-on workshop using Adobe Creative Cloud digital media tools.

Fall Media Labs

Now open for enrollment

Fall Media Labs run 10/24 - 12/8

$35/Lab, $90/3 or $150/all 7

Stretch new creative muscles or get back in shape while meeting fellow

Upper Valley media professionals sharing their trades and talents in master class-styled “media labs.” No previous experience required.

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CATV Podcasts

CATV Audio Producer Chris Lehmann is preparing the booth for you to record your podcast on CATV!

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 Afghan Refugees

How do you say, "You are welcome anytime" in Pashto? Har Kala Rasha!

Governor Phil Scott announced last month that the state will welcome 100 Afghans. What does it mean to invite new community members to the Green Mountain State? And are Vermont communities as open as they believe they are? UVM Associate Professor Pablo Bose joins host Olga Peters with State Rep. Emilie Kornheiser on Montpelier Happy Hour from Brattleboro Community TV.

See also: Vermont Refugee Resettlement Town Hall on CATV On-Demand (10/19/21)

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

CATV's team also covers local community events, government, and school board meetings for cable and streaming. Contact us to get involved!

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Contact Us
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Media Lab in the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

1 Gifford Road, White River Junction, VT 05001

Now also in the Briggs Opera House

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

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