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Jennette Barnes brings you insights from people behind the news and people like you.

Jennette Barnes brings you insights from people behind the news and people like you.


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Jennette Barnes brings you insights from people behind the news and people like you.




Venture Anything: Separated at the border

Standard-Times reporter Jennette Barnes and Sunday Editor Jack Spillane talk about the story of a New Bedford woman separated from her son after crossing into the U.S.


Venture Anything: Who dumped toxic waste found buried in Dartmouth's Bliss Corner neighborhood.

Venture Anything host Jennette Barnes and Newsroom Editor Jennifer Driscoll talk about the discovery of PCBs found buried in the Bliss Corner neighborhood of Dartmouth.


Venture Anything: Jarynette Gonzalez talks her film 'The Girl That Lit the World'

Jarynette Gonzalez made the only local film to show at the Zeiterion alongside the LUNAFEST film festival in January. Join us as she talks about the New Bedford story she wanted to tell and how it mirrors parts of her own experience.


Venture Anything: Hurricane patrol! 'Tis the season for hurricane science

In August, scientists from the School for Marine Science and Technology at UMass Dartmouth deployed an underwater glider west of Martha's Vineyard. Named "Blue," it helps forecast hurricanes from Massachusetts to New Jersey. Professor Wendell Brown reveals how it works.


Venture Anything: Marine invaders! How can you help?

Scientists working on an invasive species count in New England coastal waters join Jennette Barnes to talk about sea squirts, other marine invaders, and what the public can do. Read about their July visit to Pope's Island here:


The Spectator Podcast: Bill Hall and the osprey nest (Ep. 4)

Hathaway Publishing Associate Editor Bill Hall talks with Mick Colageo about an osprey nest complicating work on a new track for Swansea's Joseph Case High School, plus other interesting stories in the July 11 Spectator.


Venture Anything: Erich Stephens gives us the latest on Vineyard Wind's job training plans and more

Who's getting the job training money? How will Vineyard Wind balance competing demands from New Bedford, the Cape and the Islands? Listen as Jennette Barnes puts those questions to Erich Stephens, the company's chief development officer.


Jean MacCormack is your 2018 Jacobs Leadership Winner

Reporter Jennette Barnes reads her story on Jean MacCormack's impact on the community, leading to her being honored on June 13 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.


Venture Anything: Patricia Baker of MA Law Reform Institute talks about lunch shaming

When a child owes school lunch money, some schools take away the child's hot lunch and replace it with a cheaper meal — a practice critics call "lunch shaming." Today on Venture Anything, Patricia Baker, the author of a new report on lunch shaming, talks about the problem and what local schools can do better.


Venture Anything with Sabrina Fay, a senior at Global Learning

In this episode, Jennette Barnes talks with Global Learning Charter Public School senior Sabrina Fay, who is headed to Princeton University in the fall on a QuestBridge scholarship. QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in California that works with high-achieving, low-income students, starting in high school, and connects each one with one of about 40 leading colleges and universities.


Venture Anything: Darlene Spencer of the United Way

Hundreds of people have settled in the New Bedford area after fleeing the destruction from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Darlene Spencer of the United Way of Greater New Bedford talks about what the families are facing as their federal shelter aid begins to run out.


Venture Anything Episode 1: New Bedford School Committe member Josh Amaral

Standard-Times reporter Jennette Barnes introduces her new Podcast series and invites New Bedford School Committee member Josh Amaral into the studio to discuss the search for a new superintendent, and more.