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FULL EPISODE: March 19, 2021

Eric Carle Museum Re-opens to the Public After closing this winter due to spikes in COVID-19 cases across Massachusetts, the Eric Carle Museum is ready to open its doors and safely welcome visitors back to the museum. The re-opening coincides with the launch of a new...

FULL EPISODE: March 5, 2021

Fixing Faulty Fire Hydrants in North Adams  A recent spate of house fires in North Adams has been exacerbated by a lack of functioning fire hydrants in the city. The problem is receiving renewed attention as one of the coldest winters in several years grips...

FULL EPISODE: February 26, 2021

Olive Tree Books-n-Voices Cultivates Community in Mason Square In 2004, Zee Johnson converted a dilapidated former drug house in Springfield into one of the few Black-owned books stores in the state. Today, the Mason Square shop provides a space for bibliophiles to...

FULL EPISODE: February 19, 2021

Civil Rights Activist Daniel Smith Reflects on Decades of Racial Justice Work   Activist Daniel Smith is the son of a formerly enslaved person. Smith reflects on the nine decades of social justice work he’s witnessed, from the March on Washington to the election...

FULL EPISODE: February 12, 2021

Health Inequities in Communities of Color The coronavirus pandemic has made long-standing health inequities in communities of color even more important to address. Dr. Vanessa E. Martínez-Renuncio is a professor of Anthropology at Holyoke Community College. Dr....

FULL EPISODE: February 5, 2021

Baystate Health’s Dr. Andrew Artenstein on the Mass. COVID Vaccine Rollout This week, Massachusetts began Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan, making residents 75 and older eligible for vaccination. Dr. Andrew Artenstein, Chief Physician...

FULL EPISODE: January 29, 2021

Photojournalist Barry Goldstein on Capturing the “Divided: Scenes from Inauguration 2021” Photo Series  Amid a global pandemic and heightened security after supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Building, photojournalist Barry Goldstein grabbed his...

FULL EPISODE: January 22, 2021

Former Springfield Mayor Bob Markel talks about his friendship with President Biden  After a contentious election and the siege of the U.S. Capitol Building by supporters of former President Donald Trump, Joseph Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United...