Thank you to all who participated in #TheGreatGive2017 on behalf of Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA). We count your contributions as a vote of confidence about the work that we do. For this we are grateful. Wallingford Public Access Association, better known as WPAA-TV, is primarily funded by cable subscriber fees. These fees are used … Continue reading Gratitude Moments – Thanks
🐧🐧🐧 This is the first time in 24 years Wallingford Public Access (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center) is asking for direct $$$ contributions from the community. We are doing so through theGreatGive which is a Community Foundation of Greater New Haven initiative that combines local giving with incentives and prizes. With a good community response we … Continue reading theGreatGive 2017
What does it mean for a community television station to be MORE THAN TV? Ah, so many things. Many viewers think WPAA are call letters. In 2016 WPAA got new branding: WPAA followed by a ‘play button” and the word TV. Written in text this becomes WPAA > TV. In a nearly simultaneous ha ha moment … Continue reading More Than an Name Change – More Than TV
Community memory is created in the exchange of story. Sharing. Listening, Finding a common bond. My 1st community overshadows my current community. Exploring the dissonance and barriers to having ‘Here‘ feel like home. My roots: In the first settlement in Connecticut where an interstate cuts North and South and meandering rivers still meet. Each year … Continue reading Beyond Anonymous in a Storied Place
Q: What does Free Speech mean to you? Answers from Community TV Volunteers on Martin Luther King Day 2017: America! Ability to voice your opinions. A privilege My opinion matters, no apologies. A fundamental human right. Community TV. Expressing opinions without fear of punishment. Feeling safe to be able to discuss topics possibly not other … Continue reading Question and Response: Free Speech
Extending an invitation to friends of WPAA-TV that are committed to Safety of persons, regardless of race, class, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited. Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values. Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of … Continue reading The Ghostlight Project Launch
Community grows from knowing we are alive not for ourselves but for one another. The fruit of such knowing is a capacity to make the interests of others more important than one’s own. The CommUnity Conversations initiative was built on this idea.Thanks to the informing Contributors: Chris Porter of Porter Financial Strategies with JP Venoit CEO … Continue reading CommUnity #W06492
How do you listen? What is in the media you select? Are you open to discovery, conversation and engagement to be better informed or have you set our own filters to tune into those you have decided to trust or causes you decided to care about. Are you ignoring, distrusting or growing more unaware? The … Continue reading What are your filters?
As a corporate entity Wallingford Public Access, Inc. is dedicated to providing all manner of support for the creation and distribution of noncommercial community media. However noncommercial doesn’t mean there is a black-out on the use of ‘Community TV’ resources by business. The no-can-do is literally no commercials: Video with calls to action for sales … Continue reading Community Collaboration: Includes Business
A word with two opposite meanings, e.g., sanction (which can mean both ‘a penalty for disobeying a law’ and ‘official permission or approval for an action’). Do you agree?