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Saturday, April 30, 201604/30/2016

Western Mass Business Show 4.30.16

In The Western Mass. Business Show

Ira talks with Nancy Whitley of Barton’s Angels

Saturday, April 30, 201604/30/2016

Vaya Con Muñoz 4.30.16

In Vaya Con Muñoz

4.30.16 La Gran Maestra, Professor Emeritus Sonia Nieto talks about why multicultural education and diversity is fundamental for a more just world. Learning about ourselves helps us understand the world. And don’t get us started on teaching to the test! That notion gets an “F.” Author of several books, including her recent autobiography, “Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education,” Professor Nieto’s distinguished career continues as she travels nationwide and overseas talking about diversity in education. We end with a taste of “Love Bizarre” with Sheila E. and Prince.

Bernie at the UMass Fine Arts Center. Photo courtesy of WHMP Stephanie Slysz

Friday, April 29, 201604/29/2016

Bern out?

In Bill Newman


Thursday, April 28, 201604/28/2016

Tikkun Olam

In Bill Newman

4/28: Natalia Munoz on Casa Latina’s 50th anniversary walk and celebration and Puerto Rico’s debt crisis; Peter Blanchette on the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming CD release extravaganza and concert; the Rev. Peter Ives with long-time community activists and religious leaders at Congregation B’nai Israel Ron Ackerman and Cleo Gorman.

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Wednesday, April 27, 201604/27/2016

Do Black Lives Matter In The Valley-Part II: A WHMP Community Forum

In Community Forums

  Do Black Lives Matter in the Valley? Part Two. Our community forum on the impact of the local Black Lives…


Tuesday, April 26, 201604/26/2016

On The Money (4/27/16)

In On the Money

What do you do if you “hate” the stock market? Things that should be on your financial “to-do” list. What…

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Tuesday, April 26, 201604/26/2016

Will UMass Call An Audible on Football?

In Bill Newman

4/26: Max Page, founder and board member of PHENOM—the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts—explains how Governor Baker’s recent rollout—to great fanfare– of a higher education plan amounts only to public relations because it will help almost no one.


Monday, April 25, 201604/25/2016

“You Can’t Stop A Song”

In Bill Newman

4/25: The Amandla Chorus—previewing the chorus’s upcoming spring concert at Edwards Church on Saturday April 30– with Evelyn Harris, Eveline MacDougall, Lilly Lombard and Magsy Lombard; then, “In the Heights” at Williston with Director of the Williston Theatre Emily Ditkovski and five amazing student actors.

Jessie Amaury and Cynthia Velázquez

Saturday, April 23, 201604/23/2016

Vaya Con Muñoz 4.23.16

In Vaya Con Muñoz

Art historian and curator Cynthia Velázquez in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the artist Jessie Amaury, who is working ona new mural in the northwest city. The country is in a catastrophic economic downturn, but art, like water, finds paths to travel, drop by drop, forges new paths. You can click here to join the Arecibo es Color Facebook page, or search for it from your FB page. Also on the program, a homage to Prince, who gave me courage to express passion and love. We play “Take Me With U”and as much as we can “Dirty Mind.”And, Marla Goldberg reads from her essay. It’s about her personal relationship with President Obama. Ooh


Friday, April 22, 201604/22/2016

Peace Soldier

In Bill Newman

4/22: Linda Sartor, author of “Turning Fear into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror;” then award-winning filmmaker Mick Caouette on his new film in progress “Frances Perkins: Fire and Ice,” coming to Mount Holyoke College.

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