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FULL EPISODE: November 26, 2021

Meet wood sculptor Ken Packie of Berkshire Mountain Sculpture, who uses a chainsaw and logs to craft custom pieces inspired by nature. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Paper City Clothing Company presents “November Red: Native American Artists.” The...

FULL EPISODE: November 19, 2021

Duck into the Hilltown studios of Neil Stetson (Stetson Wood Collection) and Sarah Schoedel (Compound Creations), two artisans partaking in the Crafts of Colrain studio tours. Learn how $50,000 in funding from the state will support the Adaptive Music Program, a...

FULL EPISODE: November 12, 2021

Connecting Point marks Veterans Day with an episode honoring the service and sacrifice of our country’s men and women in uniform. Hear from the family of Roman Sadlowski, a Pittsfield WWII Navy veteran whose remains were recently identified as a victim of the attack...

FULL EPISODE: November 5, 2021

Artist Jason Montgomery’s Save the Man honors Indigenous children who did not return home from federally-funded Indian boarding schools. The Mohawk Trail Entrepreneur Challenge will award a $25,000 grant to help a sustainability-focused small business grow. Metal band...
FULL EPISODE: October 29, 2021

FULL EPISODE: October 29, 2021

In a special spooky Halloween episode, take a tour of two western Mass cemeteries to uncover the history — and mysteries — buried underground. In Holyoke and Easthampton, residents are honoring the dead with community ofrendas for Dia de los Muertos. Visit...

FULL EPISODE: October 22, 2021

Based on the CSA model, Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares has helped sustain western Mass’ vibrant local jazz scene for over a decade. Westfield State University’s new Music Therapy degree program harnesses the power of music to promote healing. Get lost in the stalks and...

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...