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Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multi-cultural community in Holyoke, MA. Music, Arts, Storytelling, Performances, Creative projects and randomness.

Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multi-cultural community in Holyoke, MA. Music, Arts, Storytelling, Performances, Creative projects and randomness.
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United States

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Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multi-cultural community in Holyoke, MA. Music, Arts, Storytelling, Performances, Creative projects and randomness.

Language:

English

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7876499517


Episodes

BLACK HOLYOKE EXHIBIT AND EVENTS

8/19/2019
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Erika Slocumb talks about the most recent activity around her research on the project Black Holyoke. As a way to showcase this research, there will be a series of events at the Wistariahurst Museum, that include performances, and an exhibit of stories and images of the Black community of Holyoke, compiled by Erika, through several interviews.

Duration:00:31:54

THE PRX PODCAST GARAGE IN BOSTON

8/14/2019
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We visited the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, a space dedicated to podcast creation, production, and access for independent producers to learn, develop, record, their own podcast content. We had a conversation with Palace Shaw, Community Manager at PRX Podcast Garage, and a podcaster herself. This visit allowed us to know more about this fantastic project, that is celebrating its 3rd anniversary during August. The Public Radio Exchange (PRX), is expanding, and now is opening a new site in D.C.

Duration:00:19:22

CIMARRON EN HOLYOKE

8/9/2019
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We welcome the Colombian band Cimarrón, with a musical sample of their performance at Gateway City Arts, and the conversation we had with singer Ana Veydó, and harp player, Carlos Cuco Rojas, after their show. This conversation is in Spanish.

Duration:00:31:33

COLECTIVO MORIVIVI - THE MURALS AT HOLYOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

8/5/2019
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This is the conversation describing the story and process behind the creation of the two murals at the Holyoke Public Library, made by Girls Inc on their summer externship program, along with teens from the Holyoke Public Library, and three artists from Colectivo Moriviví, from Puerto Rico. In this session, we talk with Salomé Cortés, Raysa Rodríguez, and Sharon González, from Colectivo Moriviví, and Rachel Dowd, Teen Librarian at the Holyoke Public Library.

Duration:00:43:22

DENNIS BIRKS - WARD 3

8/4/2019
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This is the interview with Dennis Birks, Holyoke City Council Candidate for Ward 3, in the Municipal Election of 2019. As part of the series “Know Your Candidates”, we welcomed Candidate for Ward 3, Dennis Birks to talk about his experience as member of the School Committee, as an aid for City Council, in a better decision making, and the need for changes in Ward 3.

Duration:00:33:27

TEEN SESSION with BEVAN BRUNELLE

7/29/2019
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Our teen host, Shayleena, received a surprise visit by Bevan Brunelle, Theater and Media Literacy teacher at Holyoke High School, and they had a conversation about the upcoming activities that include a Haunted House at Wistariahurst, and a new play, featuring Clue (yes, that same Clue as the board game).

Duration:00:09:25

BARBÈS IN THE WOODS

7/27/2019
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We welcome Edo Mor, one of the organizers of the music festival Barbès in the Woods, a full day multi-cultural event, celebrating the blending of cultures from the New York City's bar, performance space, musical incubator Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn, doing a midsummer special event in the Bartlett Farm, in Montague, MA. On this conversation, we talked about the details and backstory of this festival, happening in August 17, 2019. The Lineup for this gathering of international artists...

Duration:00:28:33

PUERTO RICO - JULY 25 2019

7/25/2019
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July 25, is a relevant, historical date for Puerto Rico. in 1898, The United States invaded and seized Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish-American War. In 1952, Puerto Rico became self governed commonwealth of the U.S. under the name of Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. In 1978, two young men were killed by police at the sad events of the Cerro Maravilla massacre. Today, July 25th of 2019, Puerto Rico is celebrating the resignation announcement of its governor, Ricardo Roselló, scheduled...

Duration:00:30:05

DEBORAH ALOISI - AT LARGE

7/22/2019
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As part of the series "Know Your Candidates", we welcome Deborah Aloisi, Candidate at-large for City Council in the Holyoke Municipal Election. We had a conversation about her campaign plans, structure, and goals in this process to become part of the Holyoke City Council at-Large.

Duration:00:30:05

HOLYOKE HISTORY NEWS AND ACTIVITIES

7/21/2019
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Olivia Mausel and Robert Comeau are our guests in this fascinating conversation about several important updates and announcements related to the preservation and history of Holyoke, like the Stained Glass Windows restoration project at City Hall, a tour of the Clock Tower at City Hall, and different tours through cemeteries, parks, and the canal system.

Duration:00:38:14

ANNE THALHEIMER WARD 3

7/8/2019
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As part of the series "Know Your Candidates", we had a conversation with Anne Thalheimer, Candidate for Ward 3 in the City of Holyoke. This interview covered her motivations to run for City Council, her campaign, and some relevant points about local government and civic engagement. Also, Sarah Oelker joined the conversation, as Anne's Campaign Manager.

Duration:00:30:30

SUMMER AT THE LIBRARY TEEN ROOM

7/6/2019
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This session is part of the media literacy activities at the Holyoke Public Library's Teen Room, where our Teen Host, Shayleena, interviews Rachel Dowd, Teen Librarian, about the activities for this summer of 2019.

Duration:00:10:56

INSIYAH MOHAMMAD BERGERON

6/28/2019
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Radioplasma is celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month in June, with stories of immigrants in our community, who share their experiences coming here. This is the story of city planner, Insiyah Mohammad Bergeron, from Pakistan.

Duration:00:26:39

RIO MIRA

6/21/2019
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Con motivo de su gira 2019 por Norteamérica, la agrupación Rio Mira regresa a Massachusetts, para presentarse en Valley View Farm con su música representativa del Afro-Pacífico, fusionando Ecuador y Colombia con instrumentos de percusión y la marimba. En esta conversación con Esteban Copete (Marimba, Colombia), Karla Kanora (Vocalista, Ecuador) y Carlos Loboa (Percusioón, Colombia), conocimos sobre la importancia de la herencia Afro-Latina, la preservación cultural, la diversidad que no...

Duration:00:35:12

MEAGAN MURPHY: THE BREAST ARCHIVES

6/21/2019
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Journalist, Director, Meagan Murphy, shares the story that inspired the creation of "The Breast Archives", a storytelling documentary about the experiences, thoughts and feelings of different women and their breasts. This is a deep, open conversation about wellness, and body wisdom, that chimes on religion, patriarchy, and self awareness.

Duration:00:57:50

VITEK KRUTA

6/18/2019
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Radioplasma is celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month in June, with stories of immigrants in our community, who share their experiences coming here. This is the story of artist, painter, arts advocate, fine art and antiques restorer, Vitek Kruta, from Czechoslovakia.

Duration:00:32:24

LUIS SALAZAR

6/11/2019
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Radioplasma is celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month in June, with stories of immigrants in our community, who share their experiences coming here. This is the story of documentalist, photographer, musician, and media creator, Luis Salazar, from Peru.

Duration:00:29:10

SOUTH HOLYOKE COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON MAY 28

5/25/2019
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On May 28, 2019, the first of several conversations with the community of South Holyoke, will look for the feedback, input, and participation of neighbors, about the redevelopment, and housing opportunities coming soon around the Carlos Vega Park. We talked with the Holyoke Housing Authority Executive Director, Matthew Mainville, and the HHA Director of Development, Sarah Meier-Zimbler, about this event and the possibilities for the community.

Duration:00:16:49

LATE NIGHT AT LIBRARY

5/12/2019
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In a session recorded at the Holyoke Public Library Teen Room, our teen host, Shayleena, is inviting the youth in Holyoke to attend the Late Night at the Library event, on May 17th, 2019. From 5 to 8 PM, there will be games, music, dance, food, and activities for teens, ages to 13 to 18 to gather and have a fun time at the Library, after hours. This event is an initiative of the Teen Advisory Group at the Holyoke Public Library. Activities youth driven, youth led.

Duration:00:12:17

SAMBA GADJIGO - SEMBENE

5/4/2019
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We are honored and humbled to welcome Professor, Filmmaker, Samba Gadjigo. In this conversation, we talked about the power of stories, how we are made of stories, their impact in communities all around the world, and the details of the screening of his documentary, Sembene! at The Academy of Music in Northampton, on May 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM.

Duration:00:35:48