Juneteenth Guest Blog| to Freedom …


Juneteenth to Freedom, My Grandmother and Me By Alease Annan, Marketing Manager; founding member, One BRIC Racial Equity Steering Committee @BRICBrooklyn “Let’s go, Alease!” my grandmother who I am named after would yell as she put on her apron and walked into the kitchen at our home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It was always hard … Continue reading Juneteenth Guest Blog| to Freedom …

Board President Statement Joey Allard (2019)


I, Joey Allard, had the opportunity to be a leader and a learner while serving WPAA-TV as President until June 2019. My three-year term on the board is up in a few months but I have never been more proud to be a part of WPAA-TV. Looking back at the challenges we faced we have … Continue reading Board President Statement Joey Allard (2019)

Out of the Dark: Looking at Mental Health through practiced eyes


By Garrett Amill Mental health issues are still stigmatized. Addiction, PTSD, and more are rarely understood, let alone talked about. Out of the Dark takes a shot at addressing these complicated issues. It succeeds at shedding light on them through frank discussion. The hosts, Jane Buckley and Joan Landino, are twins. Despite looking nearly identical, … Continue reading Out of the Dark: Looking at Mental Health through practiced eyes

Citizen Mike: a service to the town and a lot of fun


By Garrett Amill The most important part of government can be smaller than you think. Local politics often have just as much of an impact on life in a town as state politics do, or even federal. There can be a dearth of information about local politics, however. Citizen Mike acts to fill a gap … Continue reading Citizen Mike: a service to the town and a lot of fun

Midlife Matters: Cozy, yet full of wit


By Garrett Amill I never thought I’d care about the art of Ukrainian egg dying. Hearing it discussed on Midlife Matters, however, my attention was nowhere else. Midlife Matters manages to make topics I’d never heard of interesting. The host, Georgian Lussier, brings a calming presence to each show. From the owl sounds that play … Continue reading Midlife Matters: Cozy, yet full of wit

Ten-Year Journey Ends With the Signing of a Check: WPAA-TV Reaches Major Milestone


Contributed by Garrett Amil WPAA-TV reached the end of a ten-year journey that wouldn’t have been possible without community support. On Feb. 24, Nelson Ford, the oldest volunteer, and former board member, excitedly signed the final check to pay off the building, located at 28 So Orchard Street. The building was paid off two years … Continue reading Ten-Year Journey Ends With the Signing of a Check: WPAA-TV Reaches Major Milestone

WPAA-TV As Discovered by Intern John A McMahon


In the quiet town of Wallingford, Connecticut, nestled on the edge of Center and South Orchard Street, sits a former barn turned “Community Media Center”. Where cultivated hay and livestock used to be stored, creative and exciting media is now being made. The Wallingford Public Access Association, or WPAA-TV, is one of the 3 local … Continue reading WPAA-TV As Discovered by Intern John A McMahon

A Civic Conversation Program – A Gap Exists


Community Access TV is called vanity TV by some, the electronic soapbox by others and sometimes the ‘church channel’ given the predominance of religion-oriented programming. I like the change Wallingford’s Public Access Channel is trying to make to become WPAA Community Building TV. The Community Building theme evolved when the organization sought to find and … Continue reading A Civic Conversation Program – A Gap Exists

On The Parade Ground 2008 to 2012


What better day to start a TV show about bringing sunshine to local topics of interest than the day after we lose an hour of sleep in the preservation of daylight. On the Parade Ground is planned to be a forum for gathering knowledge about topics of public interest.     Callers will be encouraged … Continue reading On The Parade Ground 2008 to 2012