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FULL EPISODE: May 12, 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 unique sound. Then, after more than three decades of coordinating the...

FULL EPISODE: May 5, 2022

When a young Elton Braithwaite fashioned a screwdriver found on the side of the road into his native Jamaica, he never dreamed it would lead to a 50-year career as a wood sculptor. Get an up close look at Braithwaite’s creations and learn how he’s...

FULL EPISODE: April 28, 2022

In the early days of the pandemic, visual artist Paul Bloomfield created the Covid Series, a series of paintings that usee twin structure of the lung to reflect on the duality of personal and collective suffering caused by the virus. Then, Nicole M. Young-Martin is a...

FULL EPISODE: April 21, 2022

Glass Artist Josh Simpson reflects on his fifty-year career of blowing lumps of molten glass into intricate, cosmically inspired works of art. And, Springfield Poet Laureate Magdalena Gómez talks about her work, including her careers in both writing and activism....

FULL EPISODE: April 14, 2022

Meet improvisational quiltmaker Ed Johnetta Miller, whose stunning works are nationally recognized and on display in museums like the Smithsonian. Then, learn how Jamaican-born visual artist Andrae Green’s work explores history, time, mythology, and memory...

FULL EPISODE: April 7, 2022

Join Mala’s Indian cooking class, where Mala Patel teaches you how to make authentic Indian cuisine, like pakora, naan, and more. Then, artist Marc Swanson discusses his new exhibit at Mass MoCA and how his work examines the relationship between humans and the...

FULL EPISODE: March 31, 2022

Connecting Point hits the road, traveling to Franklin County for an exploration of the small, culturally rich enclave of Turners Falls, part of the town of Montague, MA. While there, WRSI’s Monte Belmonte gives us a tour of his hometown of “Great Falls,” highlighting...

FULL EPISODE: March 24, 2022

Explore the life and legacy of Hollywood special effects wizard, filmmaker, inventor, and Berkshires resident Douglas Trumbull, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 79. Then, Connecticut native Joe Young turned his love of drawing, storytelling, and comics...

FULL EPISODE: March 17, 2022

Contemporary dancer and Southampton native Teddy Forance returns to the area to open a new dance program. Cummington’s Laura Wetzler has created a film called, “What Happened at the Veterans Home?” The Montague Town Common Singers meet every day at two o’clock, rain...

FULL EPISODE: March 10, 2022

Personal Chef Ashley Tresoline — also known as the Bella Foodie — promotes wellness through food via her workshops, classes, and home visits. Then, meet noted steampunk artist Bruce Rosenbaum, who is teaming up with Pathfinder Regional to provide a custom...

FULL EPISODE: March 3, 2022

Printmaker Edda Sigurdardottir’s monotype prints are inspired by the stunning natural beauty found in her native country of Iceland. Then, curator Maggie North talks about “Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul,” a rock photography exhibit...

FULL EPISODE: February 24, 2022

Meet Quiana Dishface, a member of the Navajo Nation currently showing off her skills on the basketball court at STCC. Then, adult choir Rock Voices has helped members discover the joy of singing their favorite rock hits as a collective since 2012. And visit the...