The Bloom A Reflection


In the sharing, and promoting the sharing, of A thorny Journey Blooms in Story in the #MyGivingStory contest funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with Unleash Global Good LLC (dba GivingTuesday) there was much personal discovery. The premise of #MyGivingStory follows: By sharing our stories, we can inspire others to give. … Continue reading The Bloom A Reflection

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

#MoreThanTV


More people may know about the two-story tiger mural painted by #ARCY on the South Orchard St. building across from Center St. Cemetery, than what actually belongs to them, inside. WPAA-TV is inside. It is one of the town of Wallingford’s three local television stations. #wpaatv is the one operated by volunteers for use by … Continue reading #MoreThanTV

We adapt to be relevant, but …


Seizing Opportunities It has been said that “we flex” for whatever, or whomever, walks in the door. In so many ways this is true and vital to our ability to serve.  Essential to the success of our adaptive process is curiosity, impulse control, the ability to create space between thinking and re(action) and the checking … Continue reading We adapt to be relevant, but …

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.


I want to introduce myself because I have been anonymous as a public person for decades and most of my days are currently the embodiment of Freeman P Quinn, 1st – Free Speech Ambassador and outreach personae for WPAA-TV. These past few days I have been pre-occupied with winning. I really hope that WPAA-TV wins … Continue reading Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Gratitude Moments – #theGreatGive Thanks


WPAA-TV will not be participating in the #theGreatGive in 2018. We encourage you to support other local organizations this May. 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 … Continue reading Gratitude Moments – #theGreatGive Thanks

theGreatGive 2017


???  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

The Ghostlight Project Launch


Extending an invitation t​o 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 #W06492


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