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Bilingual Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multicultural community in Holyoke, MA, the surrounding area of the Pioneer Valley, and Western Massachusetts. Music, arts, storytelling, conversations, performances, creative projects, and randomness.

Bilingual Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multicultural community in Holyoke, MA, the surrounding area of the Pioneer Valley, and Western Massachusetts. Music, arts, storytelling, conversations, performances, creative projects, and randomness.

Location:

United States

Description:

Bilingual Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multicultural community in Holyoke, MA, the surrounding area of the Pioneer Valley, and Western Massachusetts. Music, arts, storytelling, conversations, performances, creative projects, and randomness.

Language:

English

Contact:

7876499517


Episodes

IRENE "I-SHEA" SHAIKLY: CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP

7/9/2020
After an unexpected hiatus due to COVID-19, here we are. Radioplasma is back in the cyber-ether. We return to our conversations and randomness, with a session and a story of resilience, adaptation, and a reminder of self care, with Iréne I-Shea Shaikly, emcee, poet, percussionist, dancer, singer, actress, youth worker, and educator. On this session we talked about Iréne's process and adaptation through COVID-19, the experiences of a trip to Senegal that inspired some of her most recent...

Duration:00:38:38

BETSAYDA MACHADO

3/15/2020
Betsayda Machado y su Parranda el Clavo, se presentaron en Gateway City Arts en Holyoke, el 1 de marzo. Después de una cálida y energética sesión musical, Betsayda nos brindó unos momentos para conversar sobre su trabajo musical, así como algunos detalles de los instrumentos de la cultura musical de Venezuela y una pieza teatral que esperamos poder disfrutar en el futuro.

Duration:00:14:25

RANDOM SEARCHES PUBLIC FORUM - DEAN

3/15/2020
Produced in partnership with Holyoke Media. On March 5th, 2020, Dr. Stephen Mahoney, Executive Principal at Holyoke High School, met with students, teachers, parents, school committee members, and community members, to listen to their feedback on the implementation of this policy. This meeting continued showing the different angles of how the random searches policy seems to be creating more problems than solutions, and it brought some moments of tension, and statements worth of scrutiny...

Duration:01:21:05

RANDOM SEARCHES PUBLIC FORUM

2/28/2020
This is the recording of the public meeting, held at Holyoke High School, North Campus, regarding the random searches policy. Dr. Stephen Mahoney, Executive Principal at Holyoke High, met with students, teachers, parents, and community members, to listen to their feedback on the implementation of this policy. Recorded on February 27, 2020.

Duration:01:16:45

CRAVE FOOD TRUCK

2/19/2020
Nicole Ortiz is a young entrepreneur, who is also a student at the HCC Culinary Arts Institute. In this conversation, we learned about CRAVE, her new business, a food truck with a plant forward menu, focused on using local ingredients, and exploring different culinary influences. An inspiring session, that sets a standard for taking action and pursuing dreams and goals, while giving back to the community.

Duration:00:22:49

HOUSE OF COLORS

2/16/2020
Our teen host Shayleena, shares a conversation with Micah Katz Zieger, who is in charge of the programming and activities with the House of Colors LGBTQ Youth Group, based at Enlace de Familias in Main St. in Holyoke, MA. This youth group engages in different activities to provide a safe space and create awareness in different spaces around the city. House of Colors has been meeting at the Teen Room in the Holyoke Public Library for the past months, and as a way to recognize their presence,...

Duration:00:16:24

VERONICA WHITE - TEEN LIBRARIAN

2/5/2020
We had a conversation with Veronica White, "Vicky", the new teen librarian at Holyoke Public Library to give her a welcome to our community, and also to learn about the ongoing activities designed for the teen community that gathers in this dedicated space for them. With the participation of one of the teens from the group, we invite everybody to explore all the activities and programs at Holyoke Public Library. A safe place for everyone, to be.

Duration:00:21:13

EL CPI EN BOSTON

2/3/2020
El Centro de Periodismo Investigativo de Puerto Rico es una organización creada en el 2007 para fomentar el acceso a la información del pueblo de Puerto Rico mediante las vías del periodismo de investigación, la litigación y la formación periodística. Como parte del trabajo investigativo del CPI, resaltan los recientes eventos en Puerto Rico que resultaron en la renuncia del gobernador, Ricardo Rosselló en el verano de 2019. Durante la visita del CPI a la ciudad de Boston, se llevó a cabo...

Duration:01:14:11

COALESCENCE

1/25/2020
Our very special guest, is Pasqualina Azzarello, City Arts Coordinator at Easthampton City Arts, Painter, Public Muralist, and educator. In this conversation, Pasqualina shares with us the work process that took place on the creation of COALESCENCE, an exhibition that opens the residency program at the Readywipe Gallery, inside the Baustein Building in Holyoke, created as a collective work with artists Zoe Sasson, and Jason Montgomery.

Duration:00:26:48

PODCAMP WESTERN MASS 2020

1/16/2020
PodCamp WesternMass is celebrating its 12th edition on February 29th, 2020 at Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), in Springfield, MA. We got the chance to talk with the new team in charge of putting together this un-conference about social media, online networking, podcasting and media creation. In this session, we talked with three young entrepreneurs and professionals in the social media, marketing, and branding industry: Robyn Lee, owner of MorningBird Media. Jamie Cocco, owner of Empowered...

Duration:00:35:59

LADY MOON & THE ECLIPSE

11/24/2019
We welcome Lady Moon & the Eclipse, on their first show and visit to Holyoke. Being this show, their last of 2019, we got the opportunity to have a conversation with all the band about its origins, the meaning of representation of Cosmic Soul, with a multi-cultural proposal that fuses soul, R&B, afrobeat, jazz, and Congolese roots. This diverse band work together as an alignment of talents, that creates music connected to the cosmic soul energy. The voices of Lady Moon & the Eclipse are...

Duration:00:51:13

Ta'Naya. Not at easy target.

11/20/2019
Meet Ta'Naya. She is a blind 15 years-old black girl, who recently joined our teen group for media literacy. She writes poetry, and plays piano. She is a high school student, and she is full of positive energy. In this conversation with our teen host, Shayleena, we got to learn more about Ta'Naya's story, and to be more aware of what it means to live with a disability. A powerful and moving experience, we wanted to share with everybody.

Duration:00:18:10

MONTE'S MARCH 2019

11/15/2019
We welcome Monte Belmonte to talk about Monte's March. A fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western Mass. intended to provide food for people in need, and create awareness about hunger, and the need to end food insecurities in the region. In this conversation we got to learn about the march's origins, and how it has been an event that has engaged different members of the communities in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, to address the issues of hunger. Monte's March, is happening on...

Duration:00:32:02

KIMAYA DIGGS

11/9/2019
We welcome our guest, singer songwriter, teacher artist, Kimaya Diggs to an interview about her musical work, and the opportunity of enjoying a couple of songs recorded live in our session. Kimaya is an artist who explores music from different streams, and creates a unique sound, reminiscent of the vibes of folk, soul, jazz, in a soothing, vibrant, and personal musical experience. We got the opportunity to talk about her personal story, her debut album, Breastfed, her process making music,...

Duration:00:32:18

AMY PORCHELLI - BIGGER THAN ME

11/7/2019
We welcome singer, songwriter, educator, Amy Porchelli. A local talent who embraces art as the way to share stories and empowerment. Amy released her album "Bigger Than Me" in September 2019, and she shares a live performance of the title song with us, in this session. This radioplasma session with Amy, was an intimate conversation that approaches her process creating this musical storytelling production, and how it connects to her work as an arts educator through her program, ArtSong.

Duration:00:38:10

DIA DE MUERTOS EN HOLYOKE

11/3/2019
Session recorded at the Readywipe Gallery, in occasion of the celebration of the Day of the Dead, titled: "Por Nosotros y para Todos Nosotros, Día de los Muertos Holyoke Community Altar." This was an emotive, colorful, beautiful collective experience, created by Neftalí Duran, Jason Montgomery, and the Readywipe Gallery, to make a space to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of the dear departed friends, and family members of the community, in a ceremonial ofrenda that connects to the...

Duration:00:25:57

JORDAN LEMIEUX - AT LARGE

10/22/2019
Jordan Lemieux is a candidate for Holyoke City Council at-large. As a retired firefighter, and skilled on negotiations, Jordan wishes to continue serving the City of Holyoke at City Council, and we had an engaging conversation about all the possibilities available to Holyoke, his motivations to serve at City Council, and his priorities to take care of, on behalf of the constituents, should he join City Council.

Duration:00:31:56

MICHAEL THOMAS SICILIANO - WARD 4

10/22/2019
Michael Thomas Siciliano is a candidate for Ward 4 at Holyoke City Council. On this conversation, he addresses his continuous interest on joining local government, in hopes of improve the public service, putting politics aside, and taking care of the issues that are of concern for neighbours and constituents.

Duration:00:28:28

JENS MICHAELSEN - WARD 5

10/22/2019
We welcome Jens Michaelsen to our series. Jens is a candidate for Ward 5 at Holyoke City Council. As a challenger to the incumbent Linda Vacon, Jens shared his motivations to run for office, his priorities for Ward 5 and the city, the experience, expertise, and skills he brings to the table, and his ideas on how to bring fresh energy to City Council.

Duration:00:26:57

GLADYS LEBRON-MARTINEZ - WARD 1

10/21/2019
Gladys Lebron-Martinez is the incumbent City Councilwoman for Ward 1. Running unopposed, she shared her reasons to continue serving at City Council, as well as the main concerns with Ward 1 and the city, that would be part of the work in this new two-year term at City Council. Also we addressed some issues regarding representation, holding power in local government, and ways to engage better with the underrepresented members of the community.

Duration:00:47:40