POTSDAM -- After the summer hiatus, Peak Moment TV is back with all new shows beginning Oct. 7 and 8 and will air on WCKN-TV.
Peak Moment TV host Janaia Donaldson and her guest examine the psychological forces at work behind the energy and environmental crises we find ourselves in.
Her two-part show, Seeking the Happy Story, looks at the culture we live in that wants only the upbeat response, the story with the happy ending. We marginalize people who express anger or grief about the impossible predicament we're in, societal and ecological collapse.
Clinical psychologist Kathy "Peak Shrink" McMahon uses empathy and humor to encourage people to really feel their emotions about having their worldview shattered. She responds to the myth that technology will save us, explains why politicians won't talk about the predicament, and supports people to see what's going on in spite of the cultural denial. Learn more at her website, www.peakoilblues.com.
Now in its fifth year, the Peak Moment TV programs air every week at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday on WCKN, Time Warner digital channel 30. Peak Moment explores locally reliant living for challenging times. The programs are underwritten locally by The Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University and the Seymour Family of Potsdam.
Time Warner announced earlier this year that all public access, educational access and government access, or “PEG,” channels in the Northeast will only be delivered in digital format. There are three ways TW customers can view WCKN:
1. View channel 30/WCKN using a TWC supplied digital set-top box.
2. Customers can lease a DTA (Digital Tuning Adapter) from TWC.
3. Customers who have a TV with a built-in digital cable tuner, QAM or Clear QAM, will continue to be able to view this programming without additional equipment. Viewers can rescan/auto-scan for channels and get the channel on QAM channel 97.3 without additional equipment.
The all new Peak Moment TV shows for October include Seeking the Happy Story, part 2 on Oct. 14 & 15; Living with the Predicament on Oct. 21-22, and the first part of Gourmet Cooking for the Paleo Diet on Oct. 28-29.
In the weeks and months to come, WCKN will continue to air PEAK Moment TV. The topics covered will include local food production, renewable energy, transportation alternatives, sustainable building, preparedness and psychological, business, and governmental responses. All the programs are available on the internet at www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/ in both video and audio format.
An addition programming note: the WCKN locally produced public affairs program, North Country Matters, will follow Peak Moment at 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesday this fall. Starting at noon Oct. 13 viewers can watch all of this season's NCM shows, which will include new Conversations with Candidates, in succession. All NCM shows are available anytime on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/danieledullea.
In addition, more than 80 Peak Moment TV shows are now available on DVDs which can be borrowed from the Potsdam Public Library from the collection of shows purchased for broadcast locally.