December 10, 2018

“ShoreTalk – People, Trends, & Lifestyles” on Channel 19

“ShoreTalk – People, Trends, & Lifestyles” Airs at 7:30pm, Wednesday Evenings, on Channel 19

Dr. Kathleen Skoczen

Westbrook, CT – August 16, 2010 – “ShoreTalk – People, Trends, and Lifestyles” is a new local lifestyle TV program hosted by Dr. Kathleen Skoczen. The 30-minute TV program airs on Wednesday evenings on Channel 19, a Comcast Public Access Channel reaching Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Essex, Centerbrook, Ivoryton, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, Killingworth and Durham. ShoreTalk – People, Trends, and Lifestyles is educational, entertaining, and introduces fresh viewpoints and local expertise on a variety of topics. Ms. Skoczen will host personalities, newsmakers, entrepreneurs, experts, and people making a difference in the community. Skoczen joins Belinda Jones, a marketing and PR executive, to co-produce Shore Talk.

Anchorwoman Dr. Kathleen Skoczen, Ph.D. is a professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies specializing in international health, medicine, human rights and women’s issues. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she worked on Community Development implementing a project that brought water and sanitation to rural villages, as well as completing several Women in Development (WID) initiatives.  In 1998, she founded and now advises the Southern Connecticut State University Amnesty International chapter.  Dr. Skoczen conducts research internationally and presents papers at conferences around the world. She is a graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University and lives in Clinton, CT with her husband and two sons. 
For more information on ShoreTalk, visit our website at, send an email:, or call 860-399-1147.


Don’t Let Comcast Outsource Community TV

To the Editor:

An Open Letter to Supporters of Public Access Channel 19

We are kicking off our StayLocal19 grassroots initiative and need your help to spread the word! The next Cable Advisory Board meeting is set for Tuesday, August 24, 7 pm at the Westbrook Town Hall, 866 Boston Post Road (Route1), in the large meeting room. We need your support to:

1) Get Citizens to attend the Aug. 24 Cable Advisory Board Meeting – Please reach out to your neighbors, friends, selectman, and concerned citizens. We need volunteers (team captains) from each town to lead the charge. There are various talking points below to urge folks to get involved to stop the “outsourcing” of the management of our channels/studio to an organization outside of our community. If an interested citizen can not attend the meeting, please have them write a letter, sign it, and bring it with you to the meeting.

2) Sign our StayLocal19 online petition – This is our grassroots call-to-action! Please urge all concerned citizens to go online and sign our petition at

3) Write a Letter to the Editor ASAP

Everyone’s help is greatly appreciated. Let’s get this initiative started!

Belinda Jones,
Westbrook, CT