See a list and click to watch 2011 Thursday Night Market broadcasts from here. NCTV and the Digital Media Center broadcast from most of the 2011 Thursday Night Markets sponsored by the Grass Valley Downtown Association. NCTV staff members and volunteers interviewed local political figures, non-profit leaders, businesspeople and many others from the corner of South Auburn and Main Streets.
Peak Moment Television
"Peak Moment - Locally Reliant Living for Challenging Times" showcases people creating engaging lives and resilient communities for a more sustainable, lower-energy future. Tour a suburban permaculture backyard, ride an electric bike, learn about renewables, car-sharing, intentional communities, and the elephant in the peak oil living room.
Peak Moment Television emerged out of the desire of creative partners Janaia Donaldson and Robyn Mallgren to find models among grassroots entrepreneurs working to create a sustainable future, especially in response to looming concerns about oil decline. The first programs were taping in the NCTV studio in early 2006. That summer they visited over 20 West Coast communities, taping more than 90 half-hour programs. Viewers tell us they love this show: it's personal, engaging, very local, inspirational, and informative. And with the economic downturn -- it's timely.
The heart of this program are stories told by people living with a smaller resource footprint, building self-reliance while protecting their families in the downturn. Peak Moment was a winner of the 2007 and 2009 Western Access Video Award for Excellence in local Cable Programming.
Produced by: Yuba Gals (Janaia Donaldson and Robyn Mallgren) (530) 913-4072
"Seniors Alive" features interesting, active, alert seniors or those who work with seniors to help them be interesting, active, alert and FULLY ALIVE. Guests have included:
- Everette Burkhardt of the Fruit Jar Pickers;
- Meg Palley, resident since 1974, community activist in her 90's;
- Lily Nova, resident since 1985, awesome elder, founder of Grass Valley School for Movement and Health;
- Heidi Fike and Alicia Rist, staff of Quail Ridge Assisted Living-Atrium Memory Care Unit.
Seniors Alive producer Judith Pruess-Mellow produced 32 similar shows out of Channel 30 in Palo Alto, Midpeninsula Media Center, when she was Executive Director of Senior New Ways, headquartered in Los Altos but with classes all over northern and central California. When she semi-retired in 2009 and stopped commuting to Los Altos, NCTV suggested she produce senior-oriented programs here. These shows are also airing on Channel 30 in Palo Alto. Judith says, "I love older people, always have. I want to do whatever I can to help us all have active and happy lives, now and in the future. I also hope to support efforts which reduce the suffering of seniors."
Judith Pruess-Mellow, Ph.D., M.Div.
Founding Director, Senior New Ways Gold Country Seniors Alive
(650) 823-0559 (cell)