Mari Castañeda Mari Castañeda is an Associate Professor of Communications at UMass Amherst. Her research interests involve the study of new media and telecommunication policy, Latina/ethnic media studies, and transcultural political economy of communication industries. Her work
Jeffrey Toobin works as a staff writer for The New Yorker and also as a senior analyst for CNN Worldwide. In addition, Toobin is a best selling author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of his Life. Jeffrey
Ilan Stavans (9/30) Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. A native of Mexico, he received his doctorate in Latin American Literature from Columbia University.
There’s something in the autumn air and food writer and commentator T. Susan Chang just can’t ignore it. Chang lives in Leverett, Massachusetts. Her most recent book is “A Spoonful of Promises: Recipes & Stories from a Well-Tempered Table.”
New England Public Radio produced regional news. Hosted by Jill Kaufman, Morning Edition Extra showcases the voices heard during the week. Northampton defense Attorney John Drake talks about the now closed drug lab in Boston and a potential lack of trust with state-hired chemists
On Jan. 3, 2012, at age 22, Morse was sworn in as the youngest mayor in Holyoke’s history. He has spent much of his time since then working on early childhood literacy; building a local economy around art, innovation and technology; supporting community policing initiatives; and
Manuel Frau Ramos (9/23) Manuel Frau Ramos is co-founder and editor of the bilingual newspaper founded in 2004, El Sol Latino. He has a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Puerto Rico, and MA and Ph.D. in Education from UMass Amherst. He taught at the Department of