Showing posts with label forum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forum. Show all posts

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Franklin TV - candidate interviews and Candidate Night broadcast schedule - week beginning Oct 24, 2021

There’s a large field of hopefuls this year.  Meet them all.
by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director, Franklin●TV & wfpr●fm 10/24/2021

Who is running for which office? Here’s a link:
 
From this week’s All-Access channel schedule, here’s when you can see
the candidates on Comcast 8 or Verizon 26.

 
Sunday
12:30 pm Candidates Night 10-14-21
9:00 pm Town Candidates Forum 10-21-21

Monday
9:00 am Candidates Night 10-14-21 
5:00 pm Frank Presents: Beth Wierling 
5:30 pm Frank Presents: Dashe Videira 
6:00 pm Frank Presents: Mark Bisson 
6:30 pm Frank Presents: Dashe Videira
7:00 pm Frank Presents: Ted Cormier-Leger 
7:30 pm Frank  Presents: Cobi Frongillo 
8:00 pm Frank Presents: Jennifer Williams

Tuesday
10:00 am Frank Presents: Beth Wierling 
10:30 am Frank Presents: Dashe Videira 
11:00 am Frank Presents: Mark Bisson 
11:30 am Frank Presents: Dashe Videira
12:00 pm Frank Presents: Ted Cormier-Leger 
12:30 pm Frank  Presents: Cobi Frongillo 
1:00 pm Frank Presents: Jennifer Williams
 
Wednesday
6:30 pm Candidates Night 10-14-21

Thursday
5:30 pm Frank Presents: Beth Wierling 
6:00 pm Frank Presents: Dashe Videira 
6:30 pm Frank Presents: Mark Bisson 
7:00 pm Frank Presents: Dashe Videira
7:30 pm Frank Presents: Ted Cormier-Leger 
8:00 pm Frank  Presents: Cobi Frongillo 
8:30 pm Frank Presents: Jennifer Williams 
9:30 pm Town Candidates Forum 10-21-21

Friday
8:30 am Frank Presents: Beth Wierling 
9:00 am Frank Presents: Dashe Videira 
9:30 am Frank Presents: Mark Bisson 
10:00 am Frank Presents: Dashe Videira
10:30 am Frank Presents: Ted Cormier-Leger 
11:00 am Frank Presents: Cobi Frongillo 
11:30 am Frank Presents: Jennifer Williams

Saturday
5:30 pm Candidates Night 10-14-21

This is the last full week before the big Franklin Vote on Nov. 2nd. It’s a big field of hopefuls. Tune in to their comments on Franklin●TV & 102.9 wfpr●fm. Also visit FranklinMatters.org any time for all the latest. Then cast your vote on November 2nd.

Want to know who most folks are considering? Click on ‘Past Shows’ on
our Home Page. Look at the number of views for each candidate.

And –  as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching.


For the full TV and radio schedule -> http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf
Or go to http://franklin.tv/, Select "Past Shows" and then "Live", then "Play" and you'll view what is on the cable channel at that time.

Franklin TV:  view "Frank Presents" candidate interviews
Franklin TV:  view "Frank Presents" candidate interviews

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Candidate Forum - Audio - Oct 21, 2021

FM #643 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 643 in the series. 


This session shares the Candidate Forum held in the Senior Center on Thursday, Oct 21, 2021.   


I served as ‘master of ceremonies’ providing the intro and welcome for the event. 25 of the 30 candidates for the contested election participated in person. The five unable to attend sent along a statement to be read for the record.


The Forum recording runs about 1 hour and 52 minutes. Let’s listen to the Candidate Forum. 

Audio file ->  https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c7d7e75f-a839-4e52-a7eb-d5b2931e2c2e


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Candidate Forum format -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/10/candidate-forum-oct-21-2021-forum.html  


Election Collection 2021 ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/franklin-election-collection-2021.html 


Candidate statements ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/10/candidate-forum-statements-oct-21-2021.html


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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Candidate Forum - Audio - Oct 21, 2021
Candidate Forum - Audio - Oct 21, 2021 

Candidate Forum statements - Oct 21, 2021

For those participating or viewing the Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 21, 2021, you're aware that there were five School Committee candidate who submitted statements to be read as due to conflicts they could not participate in person. Four of the five were shorter textual length, the fifth was longer so the quote was left out during the reading period of the event. All five are made available here. The recording will show that the first four individual statements were all shorter in length than the last one (even shortened by leaving out the quote).


"If a candidate can’t appear, and does send a statement, it can be read into the record for each role segment. Such statements should only be 1 minute in length"

 

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I am sorry not to be in attendance, but please know I welcome any opportunity to engage with the community. You can find lots of information, including contact information, on my FB page. You can post a question, email me, or share your views in the survey I created. If elected, I will work to promote public schools and public teachers, making visible the complex work they do for our kids and our community. I've found that people support what they understand, so if I can be of service -- having taught in a similar district for more than 21 years -- in communicating our district's work to the public, I will feel I'm doing my part.


Camille Bernstein

candidate for School Committee

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It has been an honor and privilege to serve on the School Committee from 1997-2007, and again since 2017.  My two stepchildren, and my son all graduated from Franklin High, and all went on to earn advanced degrees, and are successful in their chosen fields.   

Three areas that continue to be important are the budget, counselors, and communication.  The way children learn is far different today, and the costs are not coming down.  The Town has lots to think about in the coming months that will involve thoughtful discussions by the School Committee, Town Council, FinCom, and residents.  We need to continue to support students, and staff.   The need to provide information to all stakeholders in a timely manner is greater now than ever before.  

Over the years I've worked hard to ensure that concerns are addressed in an open and honest manner, asking the difficult questions, while not being afraid to respectfully disagree with people.  My experience on the SC would be helpful to provide insight on many issues.  

If I am given the opportunity to serve on the SC again I will continue to evaluate every issue from a common sense approach, and do what is right, and best for all residents of Franklin. There is no room for personal agendas on the SC. It is the responsibility of each SC to work learning about the many aspects of successfully educating our children in order to make informed decisions governing our schools.  

Please VOTE on November 2nd, and consider casting a vote for me.  Thank you!!

MJ Scofield
candidate for School Committee

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My name is Denise Spencer and I am running for re-election to the Franklin School Committee. 


If re-elected, I will continue to support providing resources to address social and emotional needs that have arisen during the pandemic; while also making sure our children progress academically. I will advocate for a fiscally responsible budget that prioritizes initiatives tied to this plan. I will also continue to strengthen the relationship between the community and our schools.


As we emerge from the pandemic, our next steps are pivotal. We are confronted by the academic and mental health consequences of the  pandemic, an urgent need for more anti-bias/anti-racism work, and ever-expanding demands for our services while working with budgetary constraints. 


With your support, I will continue to work tirelessly, leveraging the knowledge and experience I have gained to best help our district. I deeply value transparency, equity and inclusion, data-driven planning and decision making, and educational excellence in its many forms. 


I would be honored to continue to represent you on the Franklin School Committee - please vote on November 2nd! 


Denise Spencer
candidate for School Committee

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My name is Elise Stokes, and I’m running for re-election to the School Committee. I’m sorry for not attending tonight; we had a subcommittee meeting conflict.

I’ll share a few things about me: I’m a parent of two children in the Franklin Public Schools: one in elementary and one in middle school. I’m invested in their education and in helping all Franklin students gain the necessary 21st century skills to succeed in our global society.


I’ve worked in education for over 20 years, I’m a Senior Consultant to public school districts, and I get to work with administrators and staff in schools across the state.


My first term on the School Committee brought many challenges, including: a budget crisis, a pandemic, and a school retirement. I worked hard to fulfill my role: I attended every meeting, I represented the SC in district events, and I served on a number of subcommittees.

My parent perspective, professional expertise, and volunteer experience have helped me serve in this role as a Franklin School Committee member, and I’d be honored to serve another term!


Elise Stokes

candidate for School Committee

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To the citizens of Franklin,

Thank you for the opportunity to make a statement tonight. My name is Dashe Videira, and I am running for School Committee. My 3 areas of focus are parental rights, quality education, and giving the freedom back to the town to make these decisions for their community.

I wanted to share with everyone a quote from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. This book has been recommended by Dr. Kellett last year to high school students.
"He could have been an active homosexual but lacked the courage. Bestiality did not occur to him, and sodomy was quite out of the question, for he did not experience sustained erections and could not endure the thought of somebody else's. And besides, the one thing that disgusted him more than entering and caressing a woman was caressing and being caressed by a man. In any case, his cravings, although intense, never relished physical contact. He abhorred flesh on flesh. Body odor, breath odor, overwhelmed him. The sight of dried matter in the corner of the eye, decayed or missing teeth, ear wax, blackheads, moles, blisters, skin crusts-al/ the natural excretions and protections the body was capable of-disquieted him. His attentions therefore gradually settled on those humans  whose bodies were least offensive-children. And  since he was too diffident to confront homosexuality, and since little boys were insulting, scary, and stubborn, he further limited his interests to little girls. They were usually manageable and frequently seductive. His sexuality was anything but lewd; his patronage of little girls smacked of innocence and was associated in his mind with cleanliness. He was what one might call a very clean old man." Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye.

As a mother of four, a Christian, and a citizen of Franklin, I am appalled this is being assigned in our schools. This is embarrassing to read as an adult, let alone a child. The Ted Talk with author Grace Lin, speaking of "the windows and mirrors of your child's bookshelf", she asks parents to look at their child's books and ask if they are mirrors or are they all windows. Grace says, "Make sure children have both. Because if you do, you are setting a path for self-worth and empathy. And that is a brick road worth following". I struggle to  see how books, such as The Bluest Eye, set a path for self-worth and empathy. Adolescence being a time of confusing, and even frightening, changes due to physical, emotional, and cognitive growth, this book seems to detract from the very support our kids need during this time.

Staff at the ECDC created their own Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. They are striving to ensure all students and staff feel included. Given how the state is moving forward with Sex Education, DEI, and Racial Equity, I find this messaging very deceiving, far from inclusive, and dangerous to the social and emotional needs of our children. We need to start asking better questions regarding the long-term impacts this will have on our community.

Thank you for your time,

Dashe Videira
candidate for School Committee

Candidate Forum statements - Oct 21, 2021
Candidate Forum statements - Oct 21, 2021


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Broadcast Info for the Candidates Forum - Oct 21, 2021 - 6:30 PM

There is a Candidate Forum scheduled for Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The Forum will be broadcast live from the Senior Center. Program schedule and broadcast info shared here:


Program Schedule

Event Start time 6:30 PM 

Welcome, etc. 5 minutes

Town Clerk candidates (15 mins) start at ~6:35

Planning Board (20 mins) start at ~6:55

Town Council (50 mins) start at ~7:15

School Committee (50 mins) start at ~8:05

Scheduled finish broadcast time ~8:55 PM



Broadcast Info
Watch the Franklin TV All-Access channel, Comcast 8 or Verizon 26 on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. 

For those without cable, you can also find the live stream at  https://franklintv.vod.castus.tv/vod/  Select LIVE, then ALL ACCESS, and PLAY

Note: The Conservation Commission’s meeting will be on the Town Hall channel, Comcast 11 or Verizon 29 at 7 PM as usual. 



Candidate Forum - Oct 21, 2021 - Forum outline details
Candidate Forum - Oct 21, 2021 - Forum outline details

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Candidate Forum - Oct 21, 2021 - Forum outline details

There is a Candidate Forum scheduled for Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The Forum will be broadcast live from the Senior Center. The following information was sent to the candidates and is shared here to let you know what to expect.


Due to time constraints, only candidates in competitive races were invited to participate: Town Clerk (2), Planning Board (4), Town Council (12), and School Committee(12).


The format will ensure that each candidate gets to speak on each of the questions asked.

  • A lottery will determine the order of candidate response by role

  • The first candidate will get 2 minutes to answer the question

  • Each other candidate will get 1 minute to add to or differentiate from the prior answer(s)

    • Note given the number of candidates overall, each candidate will not be guaranteed a chance to lead the response to a question. The order of response will be based upon a drawing as the candidates arrive for the evening. 

    • We ask all candidates to be considerate of the other candidates (and the audience) and keep within their time allotment. A timer will be used to track, signs will alert candidates of time running out.

The Town Clerk candidates are scheduled to begin, followed by Planning Board candidates, then Town Council candidates, and last but not least, the School Committee candidates.


The event will be held at the Franklin Senior Center. Franklin TV will broadcast the event live. They will also record for rebroadcast. Franklin Matters will share the audio output via podcast.


The questions asked of each will attempt to be specific to the topics appropriate for the role and will not be released in advance. 


The audience can respectfully and quietly observe (recall this is being broadcast live) and should have time to follow up with individual candidates at the end of the evening.


Note: the schedule assumes ALL the candidates invited do appear. If a candidate can't appear, and does send a statement, it can be read into the record for each role segment. Such statements should only be 1 minute in length.


If not all candidates do appear, and/or not all non-participants send statements, then the schedule would adjust accordingly. The organizers are also mindful of a School Committee Policy subcommittee meeting scheduled for the same evening from 6 - 7:30 PM (hence the order of candidate roles).


Program Schedule

Event Start time 6:30 PM 

Welcome, etc. 5 minutes

Town Clerk candidates (15 mins) start at ~6:35

Planning Board (20 mins) start at ~6:55

Town Council (50 mins) start at ~7:15

School Committee (50 mins) start at ~8:05

Scheduled finish broadcast time ~8:55 PM



Broadcast Info:
Watch the Franklin TV All-Access channel, Comcast 8 or Verizon 26 on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. 

For those without cable, you can also find the live stream at  https://franklintv.vod.castus.tv/vod/  Select LIVE, then ALL ACCESS, and PLAY

Note: The Conservation Commission’s meeting will be on the Town Hall channel, Comcast 11 or Verizon 29 at 7 PM as usual.

Candidate Forum - Oct 21, 2021 - Forum outline details
Candidate Forum - Oct 21, 2021 - Forum outline details


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Senator Rausch schedules Youth Legislative Forum - Nov 1

From Senator Becca Rausch 

"Are you a high school or middle school student in my district? I want to hear from you! 
Join me for my second Youth Legislative Forum on Monday, November 1 from 7 to 8 PM. In this forum, we will discuss the issues facing your schools and community, your policy priorities, and ways you and your peers can tap into advocacy on Beacon Hill.  
This virtual event will be geared towards middle and high schoolers attending school in my district, which includes Attleboro, Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, and Wrentham. #mapoli "
Find more information and sign up for this at:

Shared from Facebook: 
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=869897347000048&id=291207158202406

Senator Rausch schedules Youth Legislative Forum - Nov 1
Senator Rausch schedules Youth Legislative Forum - Nov 1


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Franklin, MA: Candidate Forum - Oct 14, 2021

The video recording from Candidates Forum held on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 in preparation for the town election scheduled for Nov 2, 2021.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

THE BLACKBOX: Pride Youth Forum - June 6

Join the discussion at THE BLACKBOX for the Pride Youth Forum. Sunday, June 6 from 1 to 2:30 PM.


THE BLACKBOX: Pride Youth Forum - June 6
THE BLACKBOX: Pride Youth Forum - June 6



Friday, April 16, 2021

Senator Rausch schedules "Youth Legislative Forum" - May 7

"Are you a high school or middle school student in my district? I want to hear about your policy priorities for our Commonwealth.
Join me for my first Youth Legislative Forum on Monday, May 7 from 6 to 7:30 PM.
Register at tinyurl.com/studentsspeak2. See you there! #mapoli"

Senator Rausch schedules "Youth Legislative Forum" - May 7
Senator Rausch schedules "Youth Legislative Forum" - May 7

Friday, March 12, 2021

Supporting Our Students Through COVID-19 and Beyond


Supporting Our Students Through COVID-19 and Beyond
It's time once again to talk about kids' mental health!

Please join me and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, along with local and state experts, for a virtual event designed to promote the benefits of social emotional learning (SEL), along with examining the opportunities and challenges for implementing SEL in MetroWest and statewide.
Supporting our Students Through COVID-19 & Beyond
Friday, March 19, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
https://karenspilka.com/sel
The Rennie Center will present on how schools and communities can support students' health and wellbeing in the current moment and in the future. There will also be an educator-led panel to discuss the importance of social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practice during and after the pandemic.

This event is the fourth in a series of my #MetroWestKids initiative. As a former school committee member and social worker, I know the important role mental health plays in education.

In this moment, fighting for our young people's future means stepping up and stepping into their lives. Their success depends on their continued social emotional learning and development of skills such as self-awareness, responsible decision making, and healthy relationship building. This forum will give you the tools you need to support your child or students along the way.

Please contact my office at (617) 722-1500 if you have questions or for more information.

Warm Regards,

Senate President Karen E. Spilka | Massachusetts State House, Room 332, Boston, MA 02133

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