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Leigh Baltzer
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Newton The Puppet is a jack of all trades. Not only does he perform at weekly live "Puppet Story Time" events, he is also the host of a community access TV show, "Newton's Neighbors". Trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up, Newton interviews members of the community to explore different jobs and what makes people passionate about what they do.

Newton also was the host of "Our Nation's Transformation: Beyond The Talking Points". This show is geared to adults, as the theme is the intersection of politics & spirituality - with a PUPPET interviewing the guests. As Gandhi said, "politics should be sacred." Newton agrees with Marianne Williamson's take on politics: "We should participate in politis with the same level of consciousness as that which we bring to love, and therapy, and parenting, and all of our mmost important and meaningful pursuits. We should bring all of ourselves to politics. We should bring our hearts and minds and deepest dedication to something bigger than ourselves." Our goal in this show is to reflect this high ideal.

Newton With His Light Saber

Previously, Newton performed in an entertaining, albeit short-lived community access TV show called "Lighten Up!", which is an original series produced by Harbor Media. "Episode 1: David & Goliath" is currently showing on a YouTube screen near you. (See below.)

And to kick off Newton's illustrious television career, Newton starred in "May The Force Be With You" (co-starring Fisher Roman). These shows were created in affiliation with Mom, an iPad, and iMovie.

Happy watching!


First Annual Puppet Summit (Brattleboro, VT)
Newton hosts his first annual Puppet Summit 2019! He and the gang make an important decision about the transportation issues they face -- bag vs suitcase. Which will win the vote? Check it out!



Newton's Neighbors: Rev Steph
Newton and guest Reverend Stephanie Shute discuss Steph's role as a minister and all the different things that go into that job. Listening is one of the most important skills. If you are a good listener and like to help people, check this episode out! (* * * Due to a glitch in YouTube's algorithms that can put minors at risk, Harbor Media has deleted all videos that contain footage of children. * * *)



Newton's Neighbors: Kate The Artist
Kate The Artist runs an art gallery and paints her own paintings, both! She shows Newton the art of selling art. And if you don't like the frame? You can pick a new one! Who knew how much a frame can change the look of the painting??!? Kate and Newton spend the day at South Street Gallery in downtown Hingham buying art, framing art, and loving art! Tune in!



Newton's Neighbors: Brianne The Cosmetologist
Brianne Taber is in charge of AZ Studios, a hair salon in downtown Hingham. Newton learns all about what it's like to be a cosmetologist - washing, cutting, and coloring hair! He learns even boys can be cosmetologists, and is thinking he might have a change of heart in careers! Check it out!



Our Nation's Transformation: Beyond The Talking Points
Spirituality and Politics

Newton and guest Nic Hyacinthe discuss the importance of spirituality as a foundation for political action and legislation.



Our Nation's Transformation: Beyond The Talking Points
Single Payer Healthcare

Newton and guest Tom OKeefe discuss single payer healthcare. How single payer healthcare help Americans save money at the same time offer higher quality healthcare? Who is the only major industrialized nation not to offer a healthcare system to all its citizens? What is the difference between single payer healthcare and Obamacare (aka the ACA)? Tune in to find out!



Our Nation's Transformation: Beyond The Talking Points
Yoga, Meditation and Politics

Newton and guest Carlotta Hayes discuss yoga, meditation and politics. What the heck does yoga and medititation have to do with politics??!? Tune in to find out!



Our Nation's Transformation: Beyond The Talking Points
Art, Spirituality & Politics

Newton and guest Andru Escoto get into the spiritual and poltical implications of art (or the lack of art) in the community.



Lighten Up
Summary: A Hingham puppet named Newton is both threatened and challenged when the community access station he belongs to begins to seek corporate aid in the age of digital media. Lighten Up is a satire on Harbor Media; the Town of Hingham, MA; the political climate of cable programming; and so much more. As such, views expressed in the show do not necessarily reflect those of Harbor Media.

Episode 1: David & Goliath
Kidney Inc. ace Graham King stars in Harbor Media's new show "The Anchor." Newton feels threatened by the a new star personality and becomes suspicious of Kidney's corporate interest in Harbor Media.



Lighten Up
Summary: A Hingham puppet named Newton is both threatened and challenged when the community access station he belongs to begins to seek corporate aid in the age of digital media. Lighten Up is a satire on Harbor Media; the Town of Hingham, MA; the political climate of cable programming; and so much more. As such, views expressed in the show do not necessarily reflect those of Harbor Media.

Episode 2: Femme Fatale
Newton and Graham both struggle with professionalism as they both fall for a new Anchor Co-Host named Morgan. Who will she choose? Will there even be a choice?




Newton Shines His Light
Newton sings "This Little Light of Mine."



May The Force Be With You: Episode 1
Newton discusses the connections between Star Wars & The Force, and A Course In Miracles & Love. He ends the episode singing "Fly, Fly, Fly Your X-Wing Fighter."



May The Force Be With You: Episode 2
Newton and Fisher discuss the connections between Star Wars and A Course In Miracles (ACIM). The Force is a healing energy that you can't see. Love, too, is a healing energy that can't be seen with the physical eyes. Newton explains that a miracle is a choice to shift your perception from fear (the Dark Side of the Force) to love (The Force). Fisher rips up fear. Take that, ego!



May The Force Be With You: Episode 3
Newton and Fisher discuss the connections between Star Wars and A Course In Miracles (ACIM). Everything you do and say (and think!) comes from either Love (The Force) or Fear (The Dark Side of The Force). Your choice. Love or fear. And in each moment of the day, you can make a different choice. Choose Again, My Bruthah. Yo.



May The Force Be With You: Episode 4
Newton (the puppet) and Fisher (the human) rap about Love vs. Fear. Yo, Yo, Yo!



Follow Your Dreams: Pre-game (3/20/19)
As Newton preps for his first live video blog, he learns first hand about the importance of imperfection. (First HAND - get it! Hahaha!)



The Prank Of The Paint
This is an original script we performed in Feb, 2019 at the Second Parish church in Hingham. Marloe Tanner (age 11) and Leigh wrote the scipt and performed the show. Larkin Tanner and Bran James added live music to make this show the best one yet!

Newton loves to make his friends laugh. He loves to tell them jokes and do praanks. He goes overboard when he paints his friend Sam's house like a rainbow. How does Sam react? And how does Newton fix his mistake? Will they still be friends? Tune in to find out!
Newton Sam Limb in Prank of the Paint


Do Not Throw Away Your Voice
With a little help from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical, we came up with a RAP about getting big money out of politics.