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FULL EPISODE: October 15, 2021

Head to the farm to learn how CISA’s Senior Farm Share Program provides fresh, local produce to low-income seniors. Nationally recognized, multifaceted artist Daniel Alexander Jones talks about his work as a playwright and performing artist and shares how growing up...

FULL EPISODE: October 8, 2021

Visit Imo Imeh’s studio for a look at the creation of “in his name,” a new series reflecting on the Jan. 6th Attacks. Explore the UMass art galleries upcoming programming and exhibitions. Holyoke native Nicole Ortiz’s Crave Food Truck serves up tasty...

FULL EPISODE: October 1, 2021

Meet bilingual multimedia artist and educator Diana Alvarez, whose original songs exalt queer love, liberation, and fiercely sing out against oppression. Springfield Poet Laureate Magdalena Gómez talks about her work, including her careers as a poet, playwright,...

FULL EPISODE: September 24, 2021

Don’t touch that dial! We’re looking back at 40 years of unique music and community-focused radio at WRSI the River. Erika Wainwright Vélez previews the food, music, and dancing you’ll find at the 25th annual Festival Latino of the Berkshires. Bite into one of the...

FULL EPISODE: September 17, 2021

The only former US Senator currently on Tour, Al Franken, talks about life post-political office and his new comedy tour, which kicks off at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Locals, from in and out of the boxing world, talk about Muhammad Ali’s impact in...

FULL EPISODE: September 10, 2021

Photojournalist Mark Phillips recalls capturing the famous “Satan in the Smoke” image from the roof of his home in Brooklyn on 9/11. MassLive/Republican’s Cynthia Simison reflects on what it was like to cover a momentous national event like September 11th on a local...

FULL EPISODE: August 27, 2021

Visit the 24-acre Berkshire Botanical Garden, one of the oldest publicly displayed gardens in the Northeast. Meet children’s author Ty Allan Jackson, who talks about his work, his passion for reading, and why he chooses to call Pittsfield home. Join western Mass...

FULL EPISODE: August 20, 2021

Explore the history of the arts colony that blossomed in Provincetown and meet a painter (Susan Tilton Pecora) and a photographer (Julie Tremblay) whose works are inspired by the stunning beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Jennifer Glockner, Director of...

FULL EPISODE: August 13, 2021

Explore the picturesque outer dunes of Provincetown, part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Mike Prout discusses coaching Team US Paralympic Swimming at the Toyoko Paralympics. Join artists Valerie Carrigan and Amy Coon as they create selfie murals a part of a new...

FULL EPISODE: August 6, 2021

WordxWord returned to live performances with a spoken word festival at the Mount, including an event (WordsxWomen) devoted to women’s voices. Meet Lucila Sanchez, founder of Azaleah’s Sewing Academy, which provides sewing lessons to anyone interested, regardless of...

FULL EPISODE: July 30, 2021

Granny’s Baking Table Serves Up Scratch Baked Goods in Springfield  Food and community go hand and hand, and when you throw in nostalgia, few can resist.   At Granny’s Baking Table, owners Sonya Yelder and Todd Crossett serve up classic from-scratch baked goods. Their...