Team Hercules 2021, Youth and Our Mission


Program | Team Hercules Deploying volunteers successfully requires matching skills and interests with opportunities. Volunteers initially need one-on-one time. Our goal is to have as many as possible achieve some level of independence and ultimately be serving others, or with others. Local youth get to Wear the Paw. Entry into Team Hercules can be via … Continue reading Team Hercules 2021, Youth and Our Mission

Awards, Tech Reboot, Reaffirmation of Hyper-local Mission


It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do with our community. Especially in a year of unprecedented challenges. Later this month, WPAA-TV will receive the Hometown Overall Excellence Award for small public access stations for the second time. A panel of seasoned community media producers judge 20-minute video entries designed to … Continue reading Awards, Tech Reboot, Reaffirmation of Hyper-local Mission

Kinde Next| Storytelling Matters


I thought about writing a memoir three time. The first, Kindle Next, would have focused on my introduction to advocacy work predominantly during my VISTA enlistment. Rich In Mercy was to be about a life derailed by mental illness and a spiritual rescue. Unfortunately, that untold story was more like a tested hypothesis that does … Continue reading Kinde Next| Storytelling Matters

About the funding and the service: Lessons from Vermont


Vermont’s Community TV system is similar to Connecticut’s. The same Federal laws apply and the basics about PEG are universal. In 1995, CT modified the PEG underwriting and regulator management. CT was one of the first states to move to statewide franchising. This benefited the cable providers enormously had as left much of the provision … Continue reading About the funding and the service: Lessons from Vermont

Civil Rights & MLK: Remembrance and Media


Excerpt Citizen Media Maven _ The Life Real change requires risk and going against the status quo. It comes with discomfort and sometimes confrontation. It might be a cruel illusion, but I live every day guided by You were put here for a reason the belief that community TV in a suburban community near the city of … Continue reading Civil Rights & MLK: Remembrance and Media

StreetshotZ No Expiration Date


A #NoExpireDate #SocialActionArt Project Feeding and housing our neighbors by inspiring your donations with art gifts. You can receive #StreetshotZ, the photo book, for your generous support of housing or food insecure programs serving our community. Two ways to help: PDF or Photobook Options. PDF: Send a copy of your thank you letter to art@wpaa.tv … Continue reading StreetshotZ No Expiration Date

#InformationLiteracy Resolution


Leaning in to our birthright and purpose. Resolution adopted 10.5.2020 WHEREAS, Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center), a non-profit 501©3 operating in the Town of Wallingford CT as the designated Cable Access Provider since July 28, 1993 [as reaffirmed by the franchising authority in Docket #08-04-09 in accordance with CT. Agencies … Continue reading #InformationLiteracy Resolution

Information Literacy According to Freeman


All of us carry bias. Our beliefs and opinions are influenced … When we first meet someone, we already have a narrative we tell about them, just by looking at them.  DANA STACHOWIAK Literacy Now Acts of Journalism, Acts of Literacy Journalists must check their biases daily As best they can. The Fourth Estate Journalism … Continue reading Information Literacy According to Freeman