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This rare footage of Coleman Hawkins was discovered by Harry Oakley and posted on YouTube four years ago. I've just come upon it for the first time, five pages deep into a Google search for clips of the tenor saxophone patriarch. But I'm sure you'll agree that this performance of "I Wish I Were Twins" with the Dutch pianist Leo de la Fuente ought to be on page one.  

Saturday, December 30, 2017
7:30 pm
The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street, Northampton, MA

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New England Public Radio and The Berkshire Bach Society continue the annual tradition! Enjoy Bach at New Year's with Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, Founder of the Emerson String Quartet, and a program of Bach, Purcell and Mozart. Celebrate the New Year in Style!

An ultrasound image of a 20-week-old fetus.
Michael Fürstenberg flickr.com/photos/biophon / Creative Commons

Many years ago, when I was pregnant and gender identity was not in the news, I struggled with ideas about my baby’s biological sex. 

In a file photo, Elena Danek, right, an English language development teacher at Lt. Clayre P. Sullivan School in Holyoke, Massachusetts, teaches Anthony Hernandez, 13, Poala Viera, 12, and Natacha Hernandez, 12.
Michael S. Gordon / The Republican

Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a bill to give schools more flexibility to teach students in their native language.

Electric-assisted bikes in a bike share program in Canada.
TransitQuebec / YouTube

A regional bike share program is set to launch in western Massachusetts this spring.

Outside a Massachusetts polling place.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR

Massachusetts lawmakers have their work cut out for them as they try to negotiate a final criminal justice bill.

Gov. Charlie Baker, right, swears in Colonel Kerry Gilpin, left, with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
Courtesy Office of Gov. Charlie Baker

We start our look back at the week's news with two criminal justice bills passed separately by both chambers of the Massachusetts legislature. 

Vault Sessions - Hayley Reardon

Nov 17, 2017

Singer-songwriter, Hayley Reardon stopped by New England Public Radio to share a few songs on the Vault Sessions. At 21 years-old, Reardon has a surprising richness and depth in her voice that pairs seamlessly with the stories of her songs.

Robin Wright is an award winning writer for the New Yorker. She is the author of numerous books and, as a foreign correspondent, has reported from over 140 countries.

100 Students Get Meningococcal Vaccine At UMass Amherst

Nov 16, 2017
Vaccine administration in a file photo.
Caitlin O'Neil-McKeown / U.S. Air Force

Two University of Massachusetts Amherst students hospitalized to treat a potentially deadly meningococcal disease have a strain of the illness for which students are generally not vaccinated. 

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