Show Segments

All on-air show segments.

Freedom Riders

As we preview PBS and WGBY’s upcoming May broadcast of “FREEDOM RIDERS”on American Experience – Connecting Point brings you Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, Emeritus Professor from The University of Massachusetts Amherst to discuss his experiences with the leaders of the...

Civil Rights : 40 years later

In 2008, after the election of President Barack Obama, the Macedonia and First Church of God in Christ – with a largely African American Congregation – was destroyed by racially motivated arsonists. Bishop Bryant Robinson Jr., will be our guest to discuss...

The State We’re In : Richard Neal

US Rep. Richard Neal (D) – Springfield and Mass. 2nd District – will join our host Jim Madigan to discuss the impact of the Republican take-over of the US House of Representatives, and his view on the tragic events of the AZ shooting that occurred this past Saturday....

Dinosaur Tracks in Our Region

Historical Interpreter Sarah Doyle from Turners Falls, Massachusetts, will join us to explore dinosaur tracks of 200 million years ago. Watch the Segment Additional Info: Nash Dinosaur Tracks Connecticut River Valley trackways Amherst College – Museum of Natural...

Repeal of the Alcohol Tax

The 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol in Massachusetts was repealed on January 1, 2011. The money generated $97 million in fiscal 2010 – partially funded abuse prevention and treatment programs across the state. Linda Sarage, “The Recover Project” Director,...

Status of Rail in Western New England

Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Tim Brennan will be our guest to discuss upcoming plans for rail travel in the region and the latest updates on the process to link Vermont and Hartford by rail. Watch the Segment Additional Info: Pioneer...

Alison Childs, R.N.: Haiti Volunteer

Alison Childs is a Registered Nurse with twelve years of experience who is employed at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA.  Alison first responded to the need for medical care in Haiti following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, working...

Earthquake Preparedness

Prof. Robert Burger, Structural Geologist from Smith College will be our guest to discuss the geology of the region and will inform viewers on how to be prepared for earthquakes. New England Earthquake Map Watch the Segment Additional Info: USGS Earthquake Hazards...

Ski Maker : Steve Desmond

Southampton resident Steve Desmond will be our guest to discuss how he transformed his skill of wood making into building skis and the ski construction process. Watch the Segment     Additional Info:...