Amherst Media will be closed on Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day.  We will re-open at 10 am on Tuesday.  Have a wonderful weekend!

The Amherst select board formally closed the ascertainment period of franchise negotiation with Comcast at their Monday, October 5th meeting. During that time they held two public comment sessions and invited the public to submit written comments as well.

Both the September 24 and September 30 sessions are available to watch online and are being shown on channel 17.  

Teatro V!da Artistic Associate, Manish Gandhi, is a recent graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Manish will be collaborating with Teatro V!da’s Artistic Director, Magdalena Gómez, and selected youth artists, on Limbo Latino. The theater making process of Limbo Latino will be a fusion of ancient Indian theater forms that Manish has previously adapted in working with youth, and the Teatro V!da model for accessing stories from the authentic voices and experiences of the performers.

Ron Fortunato at Amherst Media

Makers @ Amherst Media recently hosted Ron Fortunato, president of Trillium Learning and a NASA Space Ambassador for the United States, in our studios. He gave a presentation on a teaching program he calls "A World Bridge" where teams of students take on team-based learning, flipped, service learning, problem-centered projects that involve "open science" and "making." 

We are currently showing the video on channel 15 and it is available to stream on our website as part of the ongoing Makers @ Amherst Media series.

Digital Storytelling Conference

In anticipation of the upcoming Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference (see more detail below), Amherst Media hosted a training session, for staff and members of three community access centers, including Greenfield and Easthampton.