TV SHOW: Spare Change News TV launches on CCTV

In case you missed it … below is an archive of Spare Change News TV. The weekly program, airing 5:30 p.m. Mondays on Cambridge Community TV’s channel 9, is a news-driven talk show focusing on the story behind the stories featured in each issue of the country’s oldest continuously operating street newspaper.

Click here for a live stream of CCTV’s BeLive channel. Don’t have CCTV? Watch us online every Monday at 5:30 p.m. with repeats at 2:30 a.m. Tuesdays here.



Here’s our second episode featuring SCN’s Andrew Warburton:


Here’s our third episode with James Shearer, Spare Change News columnist and co-founder:

Here’s our fourth episode with long-time vendor Algia Benjamin and online editor, Adam Sennott.



Here’s our fifth episode with Spare Change News vendor Joe M.



Our sixth episode featured reporter Amanda Michelle Gomez and copy editor and Last Word columnist, Andrew Warburton.


Here’s the seventh episode with Cleve Rae and Cassie Hurd from the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee:



Vincent Flanagan, executive director of the Homeless Empowerment Project, announced that Jimmy Tingle is our keynote speaker at our anniversary gala on May 12.


Alex Ramirez, Spare Change News‘ online editor, gives the lowdown on the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee protest.



Long-time vendor and reporter Beatrice Bell gives the female perspective of working with Spare Change News.



Sober Grid, a new Boston-based geo-social mobile app, connects the global recovery community. Go to http://www.sobergridapp.com to download.



Episode 13 of Spare Change News TV. In our “best of” edition, we announced that we will feature comedian Jimmy Tingle on our Monday, June 8 show. https://youtu.be/BJ7X4M6AOGw


Jason Weeks, executive director of the Cambridge Arts Council, gives us the lowdown on the Cambridge Arts River Festival hitting Central Square on June 6.


Cambridge’s own Jimmy Tingle talks about his latest project, “Humor for Humanity” with Spare Change News’ editor-in-chief, Sam Baltrusis.


Mobile showers for the homeless? Spare Change News TV talks with two BU students who are working on the concept. Get on the bus!



Online editor Alex Ramirez discusses the latest with the Southampton Street shelter, the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee’s successful cookout and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to end chronic homelessness in three years.


Marc D. Goldfinger talks about the history of Spare Change News, heroin addiction and an upcoming SCN-sponsored poetry book:


Spare Change News TV with our outgoing executive director, Vincent Flanagan. He is a great leader, friend and mentor. He will be missed dearly.


Liam Greenwell, an intern and reporter with Spare Change News, talks about the upcoming Y2Y Shelter in Harvard Square, family homelessness and reaching the younger demographic.


Richard Ring, executive director of FamilyAid Boston, says families without homes are often overlooked even though the recent census reported a 25 percent spike.


Y2Y Shelter’s Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz talk about the new shelter opening in Harvard Square.

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