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Hosted by Sam Hudzik of New England Public Radio, a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

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Hosted by Sam Hudzik of New England Public Radio, a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

    Protest Rock, Funk, Post-Minimalism And More: A Local Music Spotlight

    Protest Rock, Funk, Post-Minimalism And More: A Local Music Spotlight

    This region is packed with great musicians. Our annual music series is a chance to highlight some of the amazing artists who live here, in southern Vermont, throughout western Massachusetts and around Hartford.

    • 31 min
    How's The Springfield Casino Doing?

    How's The Springfield Casino Doing?

    It's been more than six months since the MGM casino in Springfield opened its doors to thousands of gamblers, and curious pedestrians. Here’s a look at some of the casino’s early successes and challenges, and what it all means for Springfield and the state of Massachusetts.

    • 18 min
    How Climate Change Is Affecting New England, And What's Yet To Come

    How Climate Change Is Affecting New England, And What's Yet To Come

    Climate change is expected to hit the Northeast pretty hard, affecting crops, ski resorts and fisheries on the coast. Here are some of our latest New England reports on climate change — from inland floods in New Hampshire, to a Connecticut forest, to a salt marsh north of Boston where there's an invasive plant that just won't quit.

    • 18 min
    Confused About Ballot Questions? Give Us 27 Minutes.

    Confused About Ballot Questions? Give Us 27 Minutes.

    Much attention (and confusion) in Massachusetts has centered around three statewide ballot questions.

    • 27 min
    The Slow March To Fully Legal Marijuana In Massachusetts

    The Slow March To Fully Legal Marijuana In Massachusetts

    This episode, we focus on a single plant. Weed, cannabis, marijuana, pot -- whatever you call it, Massachusetts is on a slow march to full legalization.

    • 30 min
    Rosenberg Fallout, Old Town Halls, N-Word Lessons, Khalif Neville

    Rosenberg Fallout, Old Town Halls, N-Word Lessons, Khalif Neville

    We're still seeing the fallout of what could be the biggest political story in our region this year: the dramatic fall from power of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg. His resignation followed a critical ethics report. Many of Rosenberg's constituents told us they are sad and disappointed he's leaving, though not all think it's the wrong move.

    • 31 min

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