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The 495 is a community and culture podcast centered on the Merrimack Valley. Every week starting in January 2020, The 495 podcast brings you whatever is best about our region. That means leaders, writers, teachers, thinkers, artists and doers.

The 495 Merrimack Valley Magazine

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The 495 is a community and culture podcast centered on the Merrimack Valley. Every week starting in January 2020, The 495 podcast brings you whatever is best about our region. That means leaders, writers, teachers, thinkers, artists and doers.

    Episode 52 - With Matthew Thorne from the Merrimack River Watershed Council and Dr. Lien-Thu Dao of Haverhill Family Eye Care

    Episode 52 - With Matthew Thorne from the Merrimack River Watershed Council and Dr. Lien-Thu Dao of Haverhill Family Eye Care

    Merrimack fans take note! This week on The 495, we discuss the state of our favorite river with Matthew Thorne from the Merrimack River Watershed Council. Then, we’re joined by Dr. Lien-Thu Dao of Haverhill Family Eye Care. Join us live on The 495!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 51 - With Alaina and Doug Brackett of the Purple Carrot Bread Company

    Episode 51 - With Alaina and Doug Brackett of the Purple Carrot Bread Company

    Local restaurants have taken a huge hit. The host of The 495, Doug Sparks is joined by Purple Carrot Bread Co. owners Alaina and Doug Brackett to find out what their Lowell bakery is doing to survive in the age of COVID.

    • 28 min
    Episode 50 - With Racheal and the team at Red Antler Apothecary in Lowell

    Episode 50 - With Racheal and the team at Red Antler Apothecary in Lowell

    The 495 is back! Host Doug Sparks opens 2021 talking with Rachel and the teams from Red Antler Apothecary in Lowell. See how this Valley business is adapting and aiding in the Covid crisis and hear tales of pine tar soap and beaver skulls.

    • 58 min
    Episode 49 - With noted Cambodian American poet, painter and humanitarian, Chath Piersath

    Episode 49 - With noted Cambodian American poet, painter and humanitarian, Chath Piersath

    On this edition of The 495, your host Doug Sparks talks with noted Cambodian American poet, painter and humanitarian, Chath Piersath.

    • 39 min
    Episode 48 - With Scott Plath of Cobblestones of Lowell and Moonstones of Chelmsford

    Episode 48 - With Scott Plath of Cobblestones of Lowell and Moonstones of Chelmsford

    Host Doug Sparks talks with Scott Plath of Cobblestones of Lowell and Moonstones of Chelmsford about the state of the restaurant industry in Massachusetts as we approach the Covid Holidays

    • 42 min
    Episode 47 - With Lane Glenn, the President of Northern Essex Community College

    Episode 47 - With Lane Glenn, the President of Northern Essex Community College

    Host Doug Sparks catches up with Lane Glenn, who is both the President of Northern Essex Community College and an all-around fascinating guy.

    • 46 min

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