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FULL EPISODE: January 26, 2023

Visit fine jewelry maker Heather Beck’s Easthampton studio, where she crafts custom pieces of jewelry and teaches metal working classes. Then, New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias talks about his new book, “Extreme Survival,” which recounts tales of...

FULL EPISODE: January 19, 2023

Visit the Quabbin Reservoir with Dale Monette, a photographer who captures the magic of nature through his lens. Then, ‘Finding the Words: Stories from Inside’ tells the story of formerly incarcerated women who use writing to heal and find community. And, meet...

FULL EPISODE: January 12, 2023

Witness the magic of North Adams’ Arnold Family Christmas display one last time before the annual tradition goes dark. Then, guest conductor Kevin Scott and Springfield Poet Laureate Magdalena Gómez preview Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s Audacity of Hope concert....

FULL EPISODE: January 5, 2023

This week, our producers reveal their favorite stories from 2022. Originally more well known for her iconic red hat, Sarah Michel is now known as Sarah the Fiddler. Meet Sarah and hear how she blends elements of classical, bluegrass, and Celtic music to create a...

FULL EPISODE: December 29, 2022

Revisit the fun and thrills of Agwam’s beloved Riverside Amusement Park. Then, had down Route 47 in Sunderland for a rock show at The Rusty Nail. Hit the slopes at the iconic Mt. Tom Ski Area in Holyoke, then crank that dial and rock out with WCCC 106.9 FM DJs Mike...

FULL EPISODE: December 22, 2022

Step back in time and experience a classic New England Christmas – complete with a Christmas Tree Trail and a horse-drawn carry-all – at Old Sturbridge Village’s Christmas by Candlelight. Then, celebrate the season with the Winter Festival: Solstice Celebration...

FULL EPISODE: December 15, 2022

Visit Healy Guitars in Easthampton, MA where luthier Trevor Healy has been building and repairing guitars since 1999. Then, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, special exhibits at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art honor the late children’s author and his...

FULL EPISODE: December 8, 2022

Head to Amherst where Valley Light Opera, a community theater group, has staged stunning annual operas for nearly 50 years. Then, author Crystal Boateng joins us to talk about her debut children’s book “Afia the Ashanti Princess: A Visit to the Motherland,”...

FULL EPISODE: December 1, 2022

Sit in the audience for a lively show from renowned children’s musician and puppeteer Tom Knight. Then, learn how Estoy Aquí addresses mental health inequities in Black and Latino community through a social justice lens. And, visit the Western Massachusetts Food...

FULL EPISODE: November 17, 2022

Meet pottery artist Zahava Friedman, whose fired clay pieces draw inspiration from the natural world. Then, Double Edge Theater’s fall line-up features productions that explore the Native American and LGBTQ+ community. Apple cider makers and hard cider brewers...

FULL EPISODE: November 10, 2022

See how Springfield artist, activist, and educator Nelson Stevens was honored by recreating two murals from the 1970s in downtown Springfield. Then, Jamaican-born visual artist Andrae Green’s work explores history, time, mythology, and memory through the lens of...

FULL EPISODE: November 3, 2022

Meet illustrator Dean McKeever. The artist works in many mediums, but is best known for the iconic, custom packaging he creates for local craft breweries beer cans. Then, author Michelle A. Barry talks about her debut young adult novel, “Plotting the Stars, #1:...