Coffee in Worcester: WCCA TV13
The cover story of this week’s InCity Times is a hagiography of WCCA’s Mauro DePasquale, a guy who deserves all the praise he can get. I’m a WCCA volunteer, and Bruce is an intern, so this week’s review is of the WCCA office coffee.
Pie and Coffee: Did you take a look at the article? What did you think?
Bruce: Definitely him. One small problem—I’m not in any of the photos.
P: Maybe we should put a photo of you at WCCA in this article.
I love the introduction (written by Rosalie Tirella):
We’ll say it loud and we’ll say it proud: We love WCCA TV 13 and its Executive Director Mauro DePasquale! From the political shows to the kids news programs, from the exotic and highly capable Zara Dedi at the front desk to no-nonsense community leader turned TV producer Judy Langlois. From the esoteric to the mundane. From the political to the spiritual, TV-13 rocks! Located in the heart of downtown at 415 Main St., in an old bank practically a stone’s throw from City Hall—
[Patrick, a member of the WCCA youth program, walks into the room, takes the paper, looks at the photos, and comments—]
Patrick: Everyone’s there except me.
P: Patrick, why is everyone concerned about their photo being in here?
WCCA practices its own brand of politics: a refreshingly inclusive and progressive kind we’d like to see more of in ‘ol City Hall.
WCCA’s community producers and guests are black, white and brown. They’re old, young and middle-aged. They’re political insiders like City Manager Mike O’Brien; they’re political ousiders (like me!). They’re conservative and liberal; religious and questioning. To tune in to TV 13 is to feast at some funky urban banquet. DePasquale likes to call his station “the electronic park.”