One school district for all 15,000 of Berkshire County's school children. That's what an advisory panel of educators, local officials and business leaders is recommending. They commissioned a new study that said this approach could solve a lot of the problems schools are facing.
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Welsh composer Paul Mealor is one of the most popular choral composers today. His sacred motets, songs and cycles have been performed, broadcast and recorded by artists in the UK, USA and much further afield. Dr. Mealor stopped by the NEPR studios recently to talk about his music with John Nowacki.
There's a big new feature on Bonnie Raitt i n the San Diego Union-Tribune in which she goes in-depth and mentions numerous influences, including such obscure figures as Barbara Dane and Judy Roderick . I've been a fan of Judy's since my high school days and keep going back to her great Vanguard album, Woman Blue. (I also still wonder over who lifted my copy of her 1963 Columbia debut, Ain't Nothin' But the Blues?) Born in 1942, Judy was a Midwesterner who went to c ollege in Boulder, lived in...
In 1960, a famous literature professor at Smith College was arrested for having gay pornographic materials in his Northampton, Massachusetts, apartment. Four decades later, that scandal was the basis of a nonfiction book. Now the story is getting a new telling -- an operatic one -- on the very college campus where the original events took place.
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On the fifth episode of the Media Lab Podcast , Elder Martinez shares his experiences about the wild world of the internet and asks us to consider the role technology plays in our lives. In another story, Xuan Truong offers a compelling commentary about her mother and sister as they experience a negative encounter at a local grocery store. Lastly, learn more about the Springfield Sting, a Springfield, Massachusetts Basketball team, in a feature by George Anderson. #whatstoryareyoutelling...
Tertulia's recent guest was Diana Alvarez , singer, guitarist, poet and video sound artist. She was accompanied by Nicole Young — playwright, poet and theater artist. They spoke about their art, projects and future presentations. They delighted our listeners with their music and poetry.
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The final episode of this series of "Words in Transit" features stories of immigrants from Bhutan and Slovenia and their work today to help other new arrivals to this country.