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Edition 10: WE THE PEOPLE UPDATE (Thank you)
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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.