Dillan DiGiovanni & Rev. Jeff Mansfield – LGBTQ Member & Religious Supporter (4.14.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she explores Somerville’s vibrant Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning population, as she connects with integrative health coach and TEDx Somerville speaker, Dillan DiGiovanni, about his recent transgender transition, as well as Associate Pastor Jeff Mansfield of First Church Somerville UCC, who’s organization aims to nurture a universal acceptance of the LGBTQ community through their “open & affirming” congregation.

Visit:

Dillan DiGiovanni: http://dillan-digiovanni.com/

First Church Somerville UCC: http://www.firstchurchsomerville.org/

Bill Shelton & Tim Talun – Somerville Times Columnist & Union Square Neighbors Chair (3.24.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with long-time community advocate and Somerville Times columnist Bill Shelton, and Union Square Neighbors chair and founding member Tim Talun, about US2 Associates recent development proposal for the D2 and D3 parcels in Union Square. With Somerville in dire need of commercial tax base revenue, this plan of 525 residential units targeted at the Millennial demographic, has received harsh criticism from both community groups as well as government officials. Tune in to find out more about this complex development project, how the Somerville Board of Aldermen are taking a stand against US2’s proposal, and the importance of voicing your opinions about this process to city hall.

Visit:

Union Square Neighbors: http://www.unionsquareneighbors.com/

Union United: http://www.unionunited2014.org/

Union Square Civic Advisory Committee: http://www.unionsquarefutures.org/

Dr. Alice LoCicero – Psychologist, Author of “Why ‘Good Kids’ Turn Into Deadly Terrorists” (3.10.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Dr. Alice LoCicero, a clinical psychologist, researcher and author, to look in-depth at the psychology that influences young terrorists — and how youths are being influenced and recruited for violence around the world. The topic couldn’t be more timely as our community and the nation watch both the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as well as recent stories of teens headed to fight with — or marry — ISIS soldiers in the Middle East. Is there a ‘one size fits all’ approach to risk factors in these youths, and can we, as a society, develop a more effective way to identify and deal with them to prevent future tragedies?

Visit: http://www.whygoodkidsturnintodeadlyterrorists.com/

                http://dralicelocicero.com/

Twitter: @DrALocicero

Joe & KyAnn – Somerville Snowmaggedon Survivors (2.24.15)

Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they commiserate about Somerville Snowmaggedon on their latest edition of Greater Somerville. Covering everything from how to identify and attack those ice damns, snow safety tips for exhaust vents and driving, and addressing the often heated topic of those familiar parking space savers on the streets, you’ll find something to keep you warm on tonight’s program. A huge thank you to the Somerville Department of Public Works for their valiant efforts clearing the roads this month and keeping our community safe. Tune in to find out more and stay warm out there everyone, Spring is coming!

Greater Somerville Receives “Best of Awards” at SCATV Annual Awards Ceremony

The SCATV studios were alive with excitement on January 29, 2015 for the Annual “Best of 2014″ Awards event.

Once again, Greater Somerville’s creator and co-host, Joe Lynch, hosted the annual event and received the first award of the evening for “Best Political Show” and his interview with Democratic Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley.

The next big win of the evening went to KyAnn Anderson, Greater Somerville’s co-host and producer for her in depth interview with one of the Union Square developer finalists, The Magellan Group – US2.

You can catch both winning episodes right here on this site.  You can also watch the entire SCATV annual meeting and awards ceremony on http://www.scatvsomerville.org.

Congratulations to KyAnn and Joe for their terrific work and well deserved awards.

George Proakis – Director of Planning, Somerville – Zoning Code Overhaul (2.3.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with George Proakis, the Director of Planning at the City of Somerville, about the zoning code overhaul draft that was recently submitted to the Board of Alderman for review, approval, and opened for public comment. While this document may seem overwhelming in size to many, the community needs to realize the importance of the details that lie within, as well as voice their concerns to city hall, while there is still an opportunity to do so. How tall will those ten story buildings be, will the home renovations process be easier, affordable housing – how much can we expect, bicycle parking ratios versus the automobile and more, will be answered on this episode. Make sure you know the facts, your voice is heard and together, we make this the strongest code it can be for Somerville by watching this episode.

NOTE: Don’t forget to attend the public hearing on Tuesday, February 10th at 6pm in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall.

Visit: http://www.somervillema.gov/zoning/

Emily Cassel & Emily Hopkins – Scout Magazine Co-Editors (1.20.15)

On this episode of Greater Somerville, the two Emily’s (Cassel and Hopkins), Scout Magazine’s new co-editors, join co-host Joe Lynch to discuss the magazines founder Holli Banks, the future of the magazine, their backgrounds, and the move Scout will be making later this month to the Arts at the Armory facility on Highland Avenue. Tune in to see what’s in store for Scout Magazine in 2015.

Visit: http://scoutsomerville.com/

http://scoutcambridge.com/

Mimi Graney – Co-Owner of Relish Management (formerly of Union Square Main Streets) (1.6.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she bids farewell to Mimi Graney, the Founding Executive Director of Somerville’s Union Square Main Streets, since 2005. Dedicating over a decade of her life to enriching the community and culture of Union Square, Mimi is embarking on a co-owned business venture in 2015 called Relish Management. Tune in as they reminisce about the Union Square of days gone by and the future changes – with major development and a new subway station on the horizon for 2017. Find out more about Mimi’s unique business plan and which neighboring community may be home to the areas first innovative vending machine park extravaganza in the not-so-distant future. Greater Somerville would like to wish Mimi Graney the best of luck in her future endeavor and thank her for her continual dedication to making Union Square the strong and vital community that it is today.

Visit: http://www.relishmgmt.com/

Facebook: Relish Management

Twitter: @RelishMgmt

Greater Somerville – Joe Lynch & KyAnn Anderson – Holiday Special 2014 (12.30.14)

Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they reflect on the top Somerville stories of 2014, what to expect next year, and why Joe refused to wear his festive reindeer sweater for yet another Greater Somerville Holiday Special (bah humbug). Happy New Year and a sincere thank you to those of you who support our program year after year. Watch out 2015! For additional episodes, please visit the Greater Somerville blog at:  http://www.greatersomerville.wordpress.com

Somerville Illuminations Tour of Lights 2014 (12.13.14)

Illuminations Tour 2014 - newHosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson showed their true holiday spirit by leading one of the trolley tours for the Somerville Arts Council’s Somerville Illuminations Tour of Lights on December 13th. Selling out year after year, this tour weaves in and out of the streets of both East and West Somerville, showcasing some of the finest holiday bling our city has to offer.

If you have yet to experience this truly one-of-a-kind event, keep an eye out for next year’s tour and buy your tickets early.

Happy Holidays from Greater Somerville!