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Edition 11: Team Hercules 2021 update

Edition 10: WE THE PEOPLE UPDATE (Thank you)

Edition 9: Built by, Funded by 

Edition 8: And, then it was 2021 (January Update)

Edition 7: #NowMoreThanEver with $500 in Prizes

Edition 6: Stop by, take part, join in

Edition 5: January 2020 Celebration of Voices & Service

Edition 4: What to expect in 2020

Edition 3: #MyGivingStory Daily Vote and 3-Minute Movie Info

Edition 2: Invitation to #CommunityMediaDay and other updates Oct 2019

Edition 1: April 2019
It took us 22 years to try to connect with our supporters, viewers and prospective Users with a newsletter.  We had much to share. More to come if you tell us it is a good idea.

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

What we did immediately in response to the shut-down of non-essential services in CT: MarcH 2020

Beginning in March, WPAA-TV’s skeletal volunteer staff maintained our 24 x 7 cablecast schedule. Remote assignments were planned for our three Interns to enable them to meet their graduation requirements. Congrats to Evann, Mike, and Garrett. We discontinued all other work placements and scheduling of non-essential volunteer activity. Studio production ceased for all talk and performance shows (BG, CR, CM, MM, TK, MwP, Drums, HKB). Equipment loans were extended for individuals working on projects remotely. Our 3-Minute Movie Challenges was redesigned to include a coVIDEO Challenge. The Record-Journal shared this as a story.

Changes in support of Community

As spiritual communities began using remote platforms, we modified our support to them in our decades-old Same Day Sunday TV cablecasts welcoming Christ Presbyterian Church, Friday Prayers (Islam), and Resurrection (Catholic) Church to our program schedule.

Our program schedule was modified to support MORE at-home learning activities in STEaMc beginning at 5 AM daily, In2languages content was changed daily making it possible to see 3 times more the number of programs per week. Story-time including animated stories and reading of books by librarians and museum curators was added at 4:30 PM Weekdays. Silver Sneakers Level fitness programs were 9:30 AM weekdays.

Corona Virus Specials provides a global perspective to the pandemic at 5 and 6 PM for 12 minutes. This content is provided by DW.

Our  3-Minute Movie challenge criteria changed to accommodate social distancing. We added a 1-shot category for prizes and began providing a cloud editing tool WeVideo in July. 1st.