Tagged: sustainability

2010-08-03 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Live from Laurel Park!

This past Saturday we participated in the Laurel Park Chautauqua. We were scheduled between a chat by folks from Pedal People (who nearly stole our audience with the promise of bike trailer rides!), and a performance by members of Rusty Belle. Our special guest was Laurel Park resident and Northampton mayor Clare Higgins, who walked down to the Tabernacle with her dog. It was a gorgeous day, and we had a blast. Thanks to Debbie Way and Kate Richardson for inviting us, and Dan Richardson for handling sound. We can’t wait to do it again!


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Tuesday 3 August 2010 Audio
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The Northampton Chamber of Commerce is recommending some new zoning regulations for King Street. Will they help all Northampton residents? We talk to former city councilor Fran Volkmann, planning consultant Joel Russell, Economic Development Committee Chair Dennis Bidwell, and Chamber executive director Suzanne Beck about Northampton’s zoning past, and possible future.


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Friday 9 July 2010 Audio

Montague resident Chris Martenson is a research scientist and former VP of a Fortune 300 company who thinks the next 20 years are going to look a lot different than the last 20. He’ll be speaking this Thursday at the Academy of Music about the intersection of energy, the economy, and the environment; and how community is key.


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Tuesday 6 July 2010 Audio
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As someone who worked on zoning regulations when he was a city councilor, Bill is understandably miffed that his hard work is now being characterized by some as nothing more then an attempt to bludgeon developers to death with puppies. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. No one mentioned puppies. At any rate, Bill called on Northampton Planning Director Wayne Feiden to give some background to the current conversation about highway business development.


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(No developers were harmed in the recording of this podcast.)

Tuesday 22 June 2010 Audio
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2010-05-19 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio + Blog
Checking out chicks at Tuesday Market

We run into some friends at Tuesday Market, including Bud Stockwell of Cornucopia Foods and Heavenly Chocolates (which just got a lovely write-up in The Boston Globe). Northampton Parking Czar Bill Letendre proves why he is not your typical government official. We talk to Ben James of Town Farm about his mission to make nutritious, locally grown food available to everyone. We also run into Haley Morgan from Commonwealth Center for Change, who has plans to unleash monsters on the the city…after she makes some earrings.

It was all so exciting, I forgot to buy my kale.

Music for this episode courtesy of Jose Ayerve of Spouse, Brian Akey of Winterpills, and Ray Mason.


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Wednesday 19 May 2010 Audio + Blog