Highlighting the News.  Spotlighting the Issues.

Executive Producer: Ken Isaacson

Co-Producers: Frank Fuller & Susan Wagner

Contact us at waylandweeklybuzz@gmail.com - or leave a message: (508)653-8710

Program Schedule:
Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am & 6pm (Public Channel: Comcast Ch.8 - Verizon Ch.37)
 and always On-line at WayCAM On-Demand

Spotlight on: Wayland's Winter Response, DPW

Program 160: Snow is beautiful to look at while it's falling and when it's still white and pristine on the ground. But cleaning up after a snowstorm is a dreaded ordeal for most of us. This week, we talk to Tom Holder, Director of the Wayland Department of Public Works, about "The Anatomy of a Snowstorm" and how they deal with snow events before they happen, during the storm, and afterwards. 

 

Plus a special announcement from host Susan Wagner.

Spotlight on: Library, COA, and Recreation during COVID

Program 159: The Wayland Weekly Buzz during the week of November 15, will feature Library Director Sandy

Raymond, CoA Director Julie Secord, and Recreation Director Katherine Brenna, who will talk about the

challenges they face in their programming during – and in spite of – the COVID-19 crisis.

Spotlight on: Wayland Schools - November 8, 2020

Program 158: Guests on this week's Wayland Weekly Buzz are Jeanne Downs, chair of the School Committee, and School Superintendent Arthur Unobskey who discuss the K-12 reopening on Oct. 19 on an AA-X-BB model, how that decision was made, why this model was chosen, and how it's working so far.

Spotlight on Town Planning - November 1, 2020

Program 157: This week, our guest is Town Planner Sarkis Sarkisian, who will talk about affordable housing in Wayland and the all-important new housing production plan (HPP), which is currently in the planning stages.

Spotlight on Town Committee Reports - October 25, 2020

Program 156:

--All Wayland schools reopen on hybrid model

--Coach Grill employee tests positive for COVID

--In-person voting continues until Oct. 30

--Board of Assessors completes review of FY2021 property values

--Five Corners intersection flashing light expected soon

--Library reopening continues

--Legendary town volunteer Roger Backman dies

Spotlight on Committee Reports and Other Town News - October 18, 2020

Program 155: As we work to get our sea legs under us again after the death of Executive Producer Ken Isaacson, this week our show will be devoted exclusively to Committee Reports and other town news. Please bear with us. We expect to re-launch the interview portion of our show within the month.

 

Highlights this week include:

 

  • School Committee releases metrics for openings and closings

  • Housing Production Plan (HPP) under discussion

  • Library adds more services

  • River’s Edge on target for building permit

  • Incorrect ballots possibly mailed to residents

  • Buzz still seeking co-producer

 

Meantime, remember that The Buzz airs on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 10 am and 6 pm on your public cable channel (Comcast Ch. 8; Verizon Ch. 37).  And Online On-Demand anytime at our website: WayCAM.tv/buzz

Help Wanted

The Wayland Weekly Buzz, a program on town news and politics on WayCAM-TV, is conducting a search for a third co-producer.  The Buzz conducts interviews with town officials and residents with views on important local topics.  In addition, The Buzz produces and airs weekly synopses of town committee meetings and other news items.  The show can be seen weekly on WayCAM-TV, and the committee reports and summaries of the interviews feature prominently in The Wayland Town Crier.  The Buzz has aired over 150 programs during the past five years, for an average of 30 shows per year.

The co-producer will share responsibilities with two seasoned co-producers, a production team, and WayCAM.  Joint responsibilities include:
 

  • Choosing interview topics, securing interview guests, and conducting interviews (about 15/year – one other co-producer will alternate)

  • Preparing and airing summary government committee and board reports using an efficient, well-honed process (about 15/year – one other co-producer will alternate)

  • Writing and send out short weekly press releases to several town outlets

The ideal co-producer should have: a nose for news; the ability to suss out good story ideas by reading town government documents and other media sources, as well as through their personal contacts; good existing relationships with town officials or the ability to build such connections over time; the knack of putting people at ease during an interview; respect for deadlines; and interest in the town and a strong sense of civic duty. 

This is a fun job, a volunteer job.  Typical weekly time commitment is about 10 hours.

Contact Susan Wagner (susanwgnr@gmail.com) or Frank Fuller (frankfuller@me.com) if interested in learning more.

 

Spotlight on Committee Reports and Other Town News

Program 154: As we work to get our sea legs under us again after the death of Executive Producer Ken Isaacson, this week our show will be devoted exclusively to Committee Reports and other town news. Please bear with us. We expect to re-launch the interview portion of our show next week.

 

Meantime, remember that The Buzz airs on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 10 am and 6 pm on your public cable channel (Comcast Ch. 8; Verizon Ch. 37).  And Online On-Demand anytime at our website: WayCAM.tv/buzz

Spotlight On: ATM Articles

Program 153. Sept. 6, 2020. This week, The Wayland Weekly Buzz takes up five warrant articles to be presented, debated, and voted on at Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting starting on September 12. There are five separate interviews with, respectively, the sponsors or lead petitioners of each of the articles to provide background and details that will help inform voters and votes.

 

Due to the untimely death of Ken Isaacson, The  Buzz's executive producer and co-host,on August 30,  the show will be taking a break until we can sort out our staffing issues. We hope to see all of you again very soon. 

Spotlight on: Logistics for Annual Town Meeting

Program #152. Aug. 30, 2020. This week (at elapsed time 14:00) we present our second program about planning for Annual Town Meeting. This time the topic is logistics: the location, parking, seating, procedures, facilities, safety, and electronic voting. Explaining it all will be Town Administrator Louise Miller, Town Moderator Dennis Berry, Fire Chief Neil McPherson, and Facilities Director Ben Keefe. 

 

Plus these Town Government Reports:

> Final touches for ATM/STM
> Warrant Hearing Sept. 8th
> Finance Director provides previews budget changes
> Library seeks solutions to reopening obstacles 
> Gossels Fund will underwrite racial/social programs
> BoPW finalizes River’s Edge easement ahead of ATM
> Veterans assistance in Wayland
> Free vaccines at Health Department Sept 17 & 22
> Two new COVID-19 cases
> Town seeks members for racial justice committee
> Cable Committee Survey seeks resident response
> Netflix scam in Wayland

 

Links to items mentioned on the show:
Town Meeting Informational Flyer 082420

BoPW Motion on River’s Edge Easement 082520

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