We are back from our unexpected hiatus, taken because a certain someone forgot to mention that he would be voyaging off to Internetless Hills for a couple of weeks. Now he’s recovering from a medical procedure and all loopy on drugs. Speaking of drugs, Jaz has an acid flashback (but not the kind you’re thinking of), and reminisces about life on the commune, which isn’t exactly how mainstream media depicts it.
After our scheduled guest had to postpone at the last minute, the ever-entertaining Bob Flaherty rescues us with his usual blend of humor and human interest stories. His latest column for the Daily Hampshire Gazette covers former Amherst resident Kimi Takesue’s documentary about Uganda, “Where Are You Taking Me?”
Once again, Bill makes his case against casinos, and pleads his case for an even better idea.
Wednesday 2 March 2011
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Turners Falls RiverCulture Project was just honored by the Mass Cultural Council with a Commonwealth Award. RiverCulture Director Lisa Davol tells us about the work they’ve been doing to revitalize the former mill town.
Bill has an idea to revitalize the state economy, but he probably won’t be getting any awards for it.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
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Well, we made it through our first day with only a few technical difficulties! We talked to our friend Bill Scher, who gave us a preview of his daily feature The Progressive Breakfast. You can tune in and hear him chat with us every day. Don’t forget you can stream Valley Free Radio’s programming here.
Northampton Mayor Higgins gave us the lowdown on some of the issues on folks’ minds here in town.
Plus, State Senator Stan Rosenberg talked about some of the bills he filed last week, including a proposal for medical marijuana and a graduated income tax.
Monday 24 January 2011
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We talk to Franklin-Hampshire State Senator Stan Rosenberg about the recent state Democratic convention, and what he thinks about Deval Patrick’s chances for re-election. We also have an in-depth discussion about the senator’s decision to vote for casinos in Massachusetts, wherein Bill makes his case for legalizing marijuana.
(photo by Lisa Baskin)
Monday 7 June 2010
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