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FULL EPISODE: June 11, 2021

𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵  Since the pandemic began, nearly 600,000 American have lost their lives due to the coronavirus.   Ashfield-based artist Robert Markey is helping families honor their lost loved ones by painting portraits of...

FULL EPISODE: June 4, 2021

Hope on Wheels Provides Housing Pods to Homeless  While many people walk past a homeless person on the street or ignore those holding signs with pleas for help, Florence residence Melinda Shaw feels compelled to help.  Recognizing how serious homelessness is in the...

FULL EPISODE: May 28, 2021

Preserving the Memories of Western Mass Veterans  On Monday, the United States will mark Memorial Day, a day to honor and remember those who died in service to our country.    Here in western Mass, one Air Force veteran is doing his part to preserve the memories of...

FULL EPISODE: May 21, 2021

Remembering Quabbin Photographer Les Campbell  “A serious amateur photographer” is how Les Campbell described himself. Campbell, known for his devotion to promoting the excitement and joy of photography, spent over 60 years sharing his knowledge, enthusiasm, and...

FULL EPISODE: May 14, 2021

Crafting a Legacy at MurDuff’s Jewelry  “Not just an engraver; an engraver could be someone who runs a machine. A master engraver really denotes a higher level of skill.” — Paul Piquette  “To be a master goldsmith means you can have any project put in front of...

FULL EPISODE: May 7, 2021

𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺-𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 “𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘺, 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦. 𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴. 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱.” Local photographer Jamie Malcom-Brown is known as one of the...

FULL EPISODE: April 30, 2021

Mahar Regional Students Tackle Revamp the Rims Project  At Mahar Regional School, students in The School for Applied Research (TSAR) have a history of taking on project that improve the community. From creating a student running club to developing a website to help...

FULL EPISODE: April 23, 2021

Nothing Stable Under Heaven Exhibit Showcases Black Artists “A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.” — James Baldwin, The Creative Process  Visit Oxbow Gallery in...

FULL EPISODE: April 16, 2021

MCLA Student Campaign Address Issues of Race on Campus  Drive by MassMOCA in North Adams and you’ll see billboards for Resist COVID Take Six, a national campaign to raise awareness of the racial inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Inspired by the Resist COVID...

FULL EPISODE: April 9, 2021

Local Brewer Bikes to Benefit Food Bank of western Mass The vibrant local craft beer community in western New England is also active in the local cycling community. Brewer Chris Sellers decided to combine his passion for craft brews and his passion cycling into a...

FULL EPISODE: April 2, 2021

In Pursuit of the American Dream on West Springfield’s Main Street  At first glance, Main Street in West Springfield may seem like just another street in Anytown USA. But upon closer inspection, you’ll find there’s an ethnic makeup that runs the...
FULL EPISODE: March 26, 2021

FULL EPISODE: March 26, 2021

Emily Dickinson Museum Restoration Project Like many museums, the Emily Dickison Museum in Amherst has been closed for over a year due to COVID-19. And the museum will not be reopening any time soon, thanks to a massive renovation project that will restore the...