Monday, October 15, 2012
The "Ask Anything About Ballot Question 4" town hall meeting will be videotaped at SCATV Monday night. Be part of the studio audience.
SCATV is taping a special show Monday night about Somerville's Question 4, which asks voters whether or not Somerville should adopt the Community Preservation Act. Learn more about Question 4 here. The show will be in the form of a town hall meeting, according to an announcement from SCATV, and members of the public can join the studio audience. There will be five guest panelists, and members of the studio audience can ask questions. Here's who will be on the panel: Joe Lynch, host of "Greater Somerville," will moderate the show, and it will be rebroadcast on SCATV regularly until Nov. 6. If you want to to be part of the audience, be at SCATV, 90 Union Square, at 7:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Margaret Swanson joins a list of Somerville residents who have competed on the trivia show.
Margaret Swanson, a Somerville resident, will compete on the popular trivia show Jeopardy Thursday night, according to the show. Introducing herself in a short video on the game show's website, Swanson says, "Hey Somerville, I'm Margaret Swanson. Grab everyone from your triple decker and come watch me on Jeopardy." She joins a growing list of Somerville residents who have competed on the show recently. In October of 2011, Joon Pahk, a physics instructor at Harvard, won over $200,000 in a seven-game winning streak on the show. Then, in February, Emily Kelly, a university librarian, nearly pulled off a win on the show, but fell in the Final Jeopardy round of play. You can see Swanson's video introduction on Jeopardy's website.
Tom Nash and Adam Vacarro, editors of Somerville Scout, talk about the local media scene and investigative journalism in Somerville.
Ed. note: The following is from SCATV's "Greater Somerville": Two Scouts are better than one ... at least on Greater Somerville this week. Co-editors of the city's 'Somerville Scout' magazine, Adam Vacarro and Tom Nash, spoke with host Joe Lynch and gave the weather report, spoke about upcoming investigative stories and more. We still wonder which local media outlet Lynch was speaking of when he made the passing reference about "kissing the Mayor's bum." Go to greatersomerville.wordpress.com for more of Greater Somerville.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The city asks residents to take an online survey.
Editor's note: The following is from the city of Somerville: SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville, with the participation of Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT), has issued a request for residents to participate in a brief on-line survey about their viewing habits and preferences for the City’s public access cable television channels and SCAT’s Channel 3. The City of Somerville provides an Education Channel (Channel 15 on local cable service) that offers schools-related programming and a City Cable public affairs channel (Channel 16 on Comcast; Channel 13 on RCN). The survey, which takes only a few minutes to complete, may be accessed online at http://www.somervillema.gov/cablesurvey. “We’ve expanded our presence on the City’s …
Friday, April 20, 2012
ABC's 20/20 follows two married couples from Somerville who have kids and open marriages.
Two married couples from Somerville, both with young children, will be featured on ABC's 20/20 Friday night for a segment titled "Strange Arrangements: The New Sex," according to ABC's website. The segment highlights the couples' open relationships with boyfriends, girlfriends and, it seems, each other. ABC's website introduces the segment in this way: To most people, the idea of their loved one dating and having passionate sex with other people is repellent. But for two married couples -- with children -- in Somerville, Mass., and thousands more across the country, this is the happy, stable norm. The show airs Friday night at 10 p.m. on ABC. Read more here, and if you catch the segment, let us know what you think. Disclosure: Chris …