Community Conversations

Wicked Local columnist Roger Colton hosts this twice monthly video & audio podcast and interviews newsmakers, community leaders and citizens about issues in Belmont and beyond.

Most Recent Episode Community Conversations: 11/07/18

Roger Colton speaks with Joanna Tzouvelis, journalist for the Belmont Citizen-Herald, on the upcoming Special Town Meeting on November 13th & 14th.

Episodes

Community Conversations: 11/07/18

Roger Colton speaks with Joanna Tzouvelis, journalist for the Belmont Citizen-Herald, on the upcoming Special Town Meeting on November 13th & 14th.

Community Conversations: 10-31-18

Conversation with Jaclyn Martin, Executive Director of Belmont Housing Authority.

Community Conversations: 10-31-18

Conversation with Jaclyn Martin, Executive Director of Belmont Housing Authority about Public Housing in Belmont.

Community Conversations: 10/17/18

Roger Colton speaks with BMC executive director Jeff Hansell about Community Media Day on October 20th at BMC.

Community Conversations: 10/03/18

Roger Colton talks about the state of Belmont schools with John Phelan, superintendent of Belmont schools.

Community Conversations: 09/26/18

Roger Colton discusses the Belmont High School building project with Bill Lovallo, BHS Building Committee chair and Jamie Shea, BHS Building Committee member.

Community Conversations: 09/19/18

Roger Colton speaks with Lucia Wille about the Belmont Bike and Skate Park.

Community Conversations: 09/05/18

Roger Colton interviews Mary Bradley, organizer of Belmont Porchfest, a neighborhood event featuring 70 musicians and 50 porches to be held on September 8, 2018, 11am - 7pm.

Community Conversations: 05/23/18

Roger Colton speaks with Belmont Citizen Herald multi-media journalist Joanna Tzouvelis about topics to be discussed at Belmont Town Meeting.

Community Conversations: 04/25/18

Roger Colton talks about upcoming Town Meeting with Joanna Tzouvelis, Belmont Citizen Herald journalist.

Community Conversations: 04/12/18

Roger Colten interviews Patrice Garvin, Belmont's new Town Administrator.

Community Conversations: 03/01/18

Roger Colton interviews Gloria Leipzig, co-chair of the Belmont Housing Trust.

Community Conversations: Music for Food 02/14/18

Host Roger Colton continues with his student leadership theme, he speaks with three BHS student musicians about their Music For Food program.

Community Conversations: 02/15/18

Roger Colton speaks with Jackie Neel, one of the organizers of the VDay activities with the Social Action Committee at the First Church in Belmont.

Community Conversations: 02/01/18

Roger Colton interviews Kathy Keohane, Chair of the Belmont Public Library Board of Trustees. This year is the 150th birthday of the Belmont Public Library.

Community Conversations: 01/24/18

Roger Colton speaks with Becca Pizzi about the World Marathon Challenge, a competition involving seven marathons in seven days and on seven different continents. Becca completed this challenge in 2016 and will be competing again this year.

Community Conversations: 01/18/18

Roger Colton interviews Belmont High School Performing Arts Company director Ezra Flam.

Community Conversations: 12/20/17

Roger Colton interviews Nicole Pond, fine arts teacher at Burbank Elementary School.

Community Conversations: 11/30/17

Roger Colton discusses fossil fuel divestment with John Kolterman, First Church Belmont.

Community Conversations: 11/16/17

Roger Colton speaks with Bill Lovallo, chair of the Belmont High School Building Committee.

Community Conversations: 10/05/17

Roger Colton discusses the state of Belmont schools with John Phelan, Superintendent of Belmont Public Schools.

Community Conversations: 06/07/17

Roger Colton discusses the Veterans Memorial Project with Angelo Firenze.

Community Conversations: 04/27/17

Roger Colton interviews Franklin Tucker, Editor of The Belmontonian.

Community Conversations: 05/25/17

Roger Colton interviews Arto Asaadorian, Director of the Belmont High School Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Community Conversations with Roger Colton: BHS Student Leadership - Belmont Same Start Time 04/27/17

Host Roger Colton speaks with BHS activists and freshmen Ella Serrano-Wu and Kate Devitt about their campaign to keep traditional school hours in contrast to the popular movement towards later start times.

Community Conversations with Roger Colton: Student Leadership-High School Quiz Show 04/27/17

Host Roger Colton speaks with BHS students Eva Hill and Cameron Anderson. Eva and Cam were part of Belmont's team of contestants vs Newton North on WGBH's High School Quiz Show.

Community Conversations with Roger Colton: BHS Student Leadership 04/19/17

Host Roger Colton speaks with brother/sister athletic powerhouses Cal and Carly Christofori. Cal was starting quarterback of the Marauders varsity football team as well as a starter for boys varsity basketball and Carly is this year's Middlesex League All-Star point guard in girls varsity basketball. Includes a highlight video of some of their athletic feats.

Community Conversations: 04/13/17

Roger Colton interviews Pastor Dane Helsing of the Beacon Community Church in Belmont.

Community Conversations: 03/30/17

Roger Colton speaks with Dustin O'Brien, Director of Food Service, Belmont Public Schools.

Community Conversations: 03/16/17

Roger Colton speaks with Franklin Tucker, Editor of The Belmontonian.

Community Conversations: 03/02/17

Roger Colton talks about 21st Century Learning with Belmont High School Principal Daniel Richards.

Community Conversations: 02/16/17

Roger talks about environmental education and open space with Roger Wrubel, Director of Mass Audubon's Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont.

Community Conversations: 02/02/17
Community Conversations: 01/26/17
Community Conversations: 1-5-17
Community Conversations, Dorothy Stoneman: 12/15/16

The founder of YouthBuild USA, Dorothy Stoneman - who is also a Belmont resident - reflects on her 40-year career with host Roger Colton.
For more about YouthBuild, visit their website: www.youthbuild.org/

Community Conversations, Chief Richard McLaughlin: 12/01/16

Host Roger Colton talks with Town of Belmont Police Chief Richard Mclaughlin on a wide variety of topics in this conversation recorded on Dec. 1, 2016.

Community Conversations, Boston Tech Mom: 11/10/16

Belmont Columnist Roger Colton speaks with Cyndi Reitmeyer of BostonTechMom.com about STEM education.

Community Conversations, Glenn Clancy: 09/29/16

Hosts Roger Colton & Joanna Tzouvelis talk with Glenn Clancy from the Town of Belmont Community Development Department