Carlos McBride

Media Lab Director

Carlos brings extensive teaching experience to his role at Media Lab, both at the high school and college levels. Most recently, he’s served as adjunct faculty at several local colleges including Smith, Hampshire and Holyoke Community Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Carlos also works with Commerce High School students through The Community Journalism program at UMass, Amherst.   

The co-founder of TRGGR (Teach. Respect. Growth. Greatness. Responsibility.) Media Group, Carlos also ran a weekly radio show called TRGGR RADIO on 91.1 WMUA, for ten years, exploring politics, art, education, prison reform, media justice and music.

He is a Doctoral Candidate in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at UMass Amherst and holds an M.A. in Social Justice in Education also from UMass Amherst. Carlos received his B.A. in film and video from Hampshire College.  He is a serious practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Team Link; he trains religiously along with his daughter.

Ways to Connect

In this episode, Media Lab Podcast explores a world of uncertainty and discord with stories of  immigration and deportation. 

Be inspired and stay strong with these Media Lab stories that explore hope by overcoming challenges. 

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

Music Credit: Truck Julius of EARDRUGZ

In this fourth episode of the NEPR Media Lab podcast, Daniel Smith shares a personal testimony about his home life. Diamond Jimenez dedicates her feature piece "Blindness in Animation" to her sister Crystal who battles an eye disease that impairs her vision. We also invite you to meet a handful of our media lab students who share the origins of their names.

Music Credits:
Truck Julius of EARDRUGZ
Orlando Leach, OTCBeats

In this episode, Allyson Morin speaks with NEPR Media Lab and Community Journalism students Kimberly Cruz and Milton Sagardia. Allyson and Milton discuss Milton's fear that budget cuts will end the Gear Up Program while Allyson and Kim explore how language barriers erode the mother-daughter relationship.

In this episode, Brian Anthony Bevilacqua talks with NEPR Media Lab student Jay Capeles. Brian and Jay discuss how Media Lab gave a platform for Jay to speak about his transgender journey.

 

In this first episode, Carlos McBride, Media Lab Director introduces the Media Lab program and student Tai-lor tells the brutal story of the loss of her father.