Philly pop soul act Chartel performs on new The Vibe

Chartel on The Vibe

The season finale of TUTV’s hip hop culture talk show features a packed hour-long program including rap battles, a performance by Temple step group the Ladies of Elegance and a live studio performance by local songstress Chartel.

The Vibe will air on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 and online on Saturday, May 27 at 3 and 11 p.m.

Civil War documentary focuses on Kansas and Missouri

Bad Blood: The Border War that Triggered the Civil War

This 90-minute documentary portrays events leading up to the Civil War along the border of Kansas and Missouri during the years of 1854 through 1861. The story is told through the eyes of Missourians and Kansans. History buffs will appreciate this nuanced and detailed look at incidents that shaped America’s path.

Watch it on Comcast 50 and Verizon 45  or online on Thursday, May 25 at 1 and 9 p.m. 

What does it take to build high self esteem?

Jullian Taylor

You may have heard the phrase “self esteem” before, but what does it mean, and how is positive self esteem sustained? On this new episode of Bouncing Back, Lisa Bien talks to Jullian Taylor, a senior and football player at Temple University, who works to inspire others and serve as a mentor to his younger teammates. He tells his story and how he started off as someone who was unsure of himself and not working to his full potential, but through hard work, he achieved healthy self esteem. To lend her expert knowledge, Monica Williams, a local life coach, also joins the set.

Tune in to TUTV on Monday, May 15 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to learn more about this topic.

Independent film by blind Temple student to air Friday

Abandoned Heroes

“Abandoned Heroes” highlights how many American soldiers have returned home, only to face issues of homelessness, neglect by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other closed doors from the country they had put their lives on the line to serve. In particular, the film focuses on the story of Alyce Hutchinson and her son, Steven Campbell, who developed cancer after returning from Operation Dessert Storm, only to have the VA say there was nothing wrong with him.

Director David Block is legally blind but that hasn’t stopped him from completing seven  independent documentaries.  As a freelance journalist, he has had over 1,500 articles published in a variety of publications including the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. Block is currently earning his Masters’ Degree at Temple., where the Journalism department recently awarded him the David the Lori Schipper Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism.

Watch this documentary on May 19 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

The Vibe is back with more musical facts and acts

Watch an all-new episode of TUTV’s entertainment, culture, and music show to hear about more Poppin Topics, learn more hip hop history, see more live studio performances, hear the latest round of rap battles, and get the latest in hip hop news! Special musical guest Julian King, a Philadelphia native, performs.

The Vibe airs on TUTV this Saturday, May 13 at 3 and 11 p.m. Watch it on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

University Commencement will air live on TUTV

Temple University Commencement ceremonyWant to watch Temple’s graduation ceremony but you can’t attend? Then tune in to TUTV on your TV, computer or phone this week and see Spring Commencement live on TUTV! University Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 and end at 11 a.m. We will also air the ceremony again later the same day at 5:30 p.m.

Baker Dave Presents… Southern fried chicken

Baker Dave Presents... Fried Chicken

Nailah Adam, a senior at Temple University, brings her grandmother’s fried chicken recipe to the set of Baker Dave Presents… Nailah describes how her grandmother came from Georgia and her mother settled in Philly to attend Temple. This authentically southern fried chicken recipe has been added to by successive generations in Nailah’s family, but it always begins by soaking the chicken in buttermilk overnight.

Tune to this new episode of TUTV’s cooking show on Thursday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

OwlSports Update finale airs this Thursday

OwlSports Update hosts

Get your last Temple sports news cast this week on Tuesday, May 2 before OwlSports Update student reporters take a recess for the summer. The wrap up episode will give you the last word on everything Temple Athletics has to offer. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online at Thursday, May 4 at noon and 8 p.m. for the season finale.

Watch the final Temple Update of the semester this week

Temple Update hosts

The student news show will return in the fall, but Temple Update student reporters will finish up their Spring semester programming this Thursday, May 4 with an extra-long episode. Tune in to TUTV at 10 a.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Media Inside Out airs live on Monday

Media Inside Out: Mental Illness

A new episode of Media Inside Out exploring media representations of mental illness will air live on TUTV this Monday at 11:30 a.m.

From news reports about crimes committed by mentally unstable individuals, to characters such as “Crazy Eyes” in the series Orange is the New Black, those with mental illness are often portrayed as childlike, immature, unpredictable, unstable and dangerous. But are those portrayals true to life? Host Sherri Hope Culver investigates the way real and fictional people with mental illness appear in the media.

Watch it on TUTV April 24 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

“A Broader View” on immigration

The Statue of Liberty

With guests Carmen Guerrero, a local activist and community leader, and Margaret O’Sullivan, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Nationalities Service Center, host Karen Turner takes this controversial issue on in a new episode of A Broader View.

Carmen Guerrero shares her story as an immigrant from Mexico, who arrived here after surviving a kidnapping and had to give up her business, her family and much more to live in safety. Margaret O’Sullivan brings her own experiences from her work in assisting immigrants get their footing in this country to put Carmen’s story in the larger context of the immigrant community in Philadelphia and immigration policy in the United States.

Catch this episode on TUTV Monday, April 24 at 1 and 9 p.m.

Who is providing equal digital access to Philadelphians?

Media Inside Out: Digital Divide

Host Sherri Hope Culver has discussed the issues that arise from “the digital divide” on her show in the past. The conversation continues this week with a eye towards whats happening here in Philadelphia. This episode asks if it is a city’s responsibility to provide digital access and talks to those who are attempting to address the technology gap.  Andrew Buss, the Director of Innovation Management at Office of Innovation & Technology for the City of Philadelphia; Jamie Bracey, Director of STEM Education, Outreach & Research at Temple University; and Juliet Fink Yates, Director of Education at Philadelphia FIGHT, join the set to highlight what’s being done now.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, April 26 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to see this new episode of Media Inside Out, and tune in Monday for an all new live episode too!

Spanish language newscast “Lo ultimo” premieres Wednesday

Lo Ultimo

From the students who bring you Temple Update every Thursday, “Lo ultimo” is a 15 minute newscast completely in Spanish. Monica Logroño hosts the first edition of this program, which covers local and international news, plus in-depth stories about the Latino community in Philadelphia, including a Temple University alum who is committed to making indigenous Latin American languages accessible on YouTube, and a new bilingual PhillyCAM TV program, Atrévete.

Catch it on TUTV this Wednesday, April 19 at 11 a.m.

Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV returns

Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV cast

In a new edition of the student-produced newscast, PNTV hosts Sarah Sweigart and Rob DiRienzo showcase hidden stories across the city, including the efforts of one Catholic priest to help citizens suffering from opioid addiction, an indoor urban vegetable farm in South Philadelphia, the Temple students involved in the Athletes Helping Athletes program, handball players in Kensington, the Olney Eagles Youth Organization, and much more. Plus, Daryl Matthews has the latest local social media stories on “The Feed.”

Catch this episode of Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV this Wednesday, April 19 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45 and online).

How does the media impact the environment?

Sherri Hope Culver and guests

Media literacy and environmental education are often interconnected. In this episode of Media Inside Out, learn more about how sustainability and environmental awareness is communicated through various mediums of media and what these conversations are about. Host Sherri Hope Culver is joined by guests Nicole Brown, host of The Green Hour on WURD 900 AM; Heather Shayne Blakeslee, Editor-in-Chief at Grid Magazine; and Jennifer Hancher, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly Blog.

Tune in to TUTV Wednesday, April 19th at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.