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Channeling the Upper Valley

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

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June 7, 2023

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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

Who needs Carnegie Hall?

Lebanon has Anonymous Coffeehouse, home to shows by local greats like Tom PirozzoliAndrew VanNorstrand (no space), and Fifth Business. The Filling Station Bar & Grill in White River hosts weekly jams, and local groups such as The Fairlanes record videos upstairs at Dan & Whits. All performances recorded by amazing community producer Chad Finer.

Murder at Hawkins Pond

It happened in 1878 in Wooster, VT. Historian Jill Mudgett tells the grisly tale at the Thetford Historical Society. The killer? "An ignorant brute," said local accounts. The victim? An indigenous man who was a roving basketmaker. "It's a story about gender, sexual violence, and profound poverty," says Mudgett. "It's part of the unspoken hidden histories in VT communities." Produced by Rick Russell for JAM.

Seeds of Interest

Black-owned agriculture in Vermont is the topic of this episode of The Talk. Host Rev. Arnold Thomas welcomes the owners of Flying Buffalo Farm, Sowing Roots Farm, Conscious Homestead, and Farmer James Apiculture. "We have experienced a tremendous amount of support and love," says Zymora Davinchi of the Black femme-owned Conscious Homestead in Winooski. Courtesy MCC-TV in Mansfield, VT.

JAM 48 Hour Film Slam

It started at 6PM Friday night when the contestants put their hands into a giant clock... Out they drew at random a film genre. Then, assigned theme ("liberation"), prop (a key), and spoken line ("free at last") requirements, off they went to bring an original new film into the world in just 2 days! HUGE Congratulations to this year's JAM 48 Hour Film Slam Contestants and Award Winners on your phenomenal feat!!!

"Accomplices," by Liza, Mikka, et al. (Horror)

Awards: Best Screenplay and Best Use of Line

"what god doesn’t give to you," by Leo Myers (Period Film)

Awards: Best Performance and Most Creative Use of Theme

"Unlocking Hearts," by Elk Kins Film Group (Romantic Comedy)

Awards: Judges Choice Award and Best Execution of Genre

"DOORS," by Room 12 Productions (Sci Fi)

Award: Best Cinematography

Watch the films here!
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: Hartford Selectboard 05/30/23

Local Spirituality, Wellness and Religious Services

Search for yoga, meditation, and religious services shared by local organizations at JAM On-Demand. Pictured: Riverbank Church White River Junction 5/21/23


@ the JAM space & Briggs Opera House

Community Film Screening

Utica: The Last Refuge

Thursday, June 15

FREE! All welcome

This film is about immigration and inclusivity, how refugees positively impact local economies, and all the struggles they face. It directly relates to challenges in the Upper Valley including: housing, childcare, transportation, diversity, food security, inclusivity, and more.

5:30PM Community Potluck (location TBD, walkable to Briggs Opera House)

6:30PM Film Screening & Post-Film Panel Discussion @Briggs Opera House

Register Here


@ the JAM space & Briggs Opera House

Spotlight on Animals


Podcast Episode 39 – This episode’s question came from Lisa F. and asked us to recommend “good YA book that spotlights an animal, but isn’t about animal abuse of heart wrenchingly sad.” This was hard because many animal books are well … sad. And this amazing group still found some titles to recommend. These include Shady Hallow, Pax, Council of Animals, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; JAM – Junction Arts & Media, and three Upper Valley bookstores: Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.

Listen @JAM Podcasts


@the JAM space

JAM Summer Camps

JAM summer camps give young people the media tools and crew of friends to help them create. Spaces are filling up! Check out the full list of offerings at

Spaces still available for:

RADIO STORIES with Vermont Public's Lexi Krupp

July 10-14

Take a deep dive into audio storytelling with a public radio professional. Campers entering grades 8-12 will pitch and produce an audio story while learning the basics of what makes good radio, recording, interviewing, editing, and writing for the ear. Final projects will be offered to radio and streaming news outlets. 

Register Here!

Reserve the Briggs Opera House for your next show

The Briggs Opera House welcomes community arts groups of every kind to present performances in the historic theater in downtown White River Junction, VT. JAM has partnered with the Briggs to manage rental reservations, with optional technical/media production services when available. Learn more!

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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.

JAM – Junction Arts & Media

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

White River Junction, VT 05001

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