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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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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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English

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7876499517


Episodes

BLACK HOLYOKE UNCOVERED - ERIKA SLOCUMB

2/11/2018
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Erika Slocumb is a scholar, artist, and community organizer who is working on a project with the Wistariahurst Museum, uncovering the stories of the black community in Holyoke, from the time the area was settled in 18th Century to the present. Listen to our conversation with Erika about "Black Holyoke: Uncovering the History of the Black Community in the Paper City."

Duration:00:34:01

GENUINE CULTURE LLC

2/7/2018
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We celebrate Black History Month with a conversation around the first year of Genuine Culture LLC as an initiative to educate and bring together the community through music, arts, conversations, seminars, history, and special events, organized by Theresa Cooper-Gordon, and Damany Gordon.

Duration:00:33:59

HOLYOKE SOUP

1/29/2018
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Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, Director of SPARK, supports businesses in development to connect, learn, and thrive, through a series of courses, and access to tools and resources they need to be successful. One of these initiatives is Holyoke Soup, a community gathering to know and support new emerging local businesses. The first Holyoke Soup event of 2018, also is taking place at a new venue, The HCC Culinary Arts Institute. We talk about it and the plans for SPARK in 2018.

Duration:00:27:18

HOLYOKE HUMMUS COMPANY

1/9/2018
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John L. Grossman and Dawn Cordeiro are our guests, sharing their experiences over the first year of opening the Holyoke Hummus Cafe on 285 High Street. A celebration of food, community, family, conversation, engagement, local connections, a welcoming experience, and a business inspiration.

Duration:00:38:47

2018 HOLYOKE INAUGURAL CEREMONY

1/2/2018
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Listen to the 2018 Inaugural Ceremony, held at Holyoke City Hall, where Mayor Alex Morse was sworn in for his fourth term, along with the sworn in of City Clerk, Treasurer, City Council, and School Committee. For the very first time in Holyoke's history, a Mayor will serve a four-year term.

Duration:00:41:03

BORICUA CARE PACKAGES PROJECT (PART 2)

12/26/2017
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The chronicles of a three week journey to Puerto Rico by Jossie Valentin and Myriam Quiñones continues in this second installment of The Boricua Care Package Project - A Journey of Love.

Duration:00:37:45

BORICUA CARE PACKAGES PROJECT

12/21/2017
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Puerto Rico is suffering a humanitarian crisis, after hurricane Maria, that hit the island on September 20th, 2017. The urgent need for help to provide food, water, shelter, to the people of Puerto Rico inspired Myriam Quiñones and Jossie Valentín to organize and send care packages to different families on the island. This initiative led to a three weeks journey to bring these packages, and other good donated by the community and the diaspora. This special two parts feature, tells the...

Duration:00:39:19

LESLEY BIRK - BOY SCOUTS IN HOLYOKE

11/29/2017
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Lesley Birk is the District Executive of the Boy Scouts. On this session, we talked about the work by the Scouts in Holyoke, the ways to get involved, and also the recognition by The Boy Scouts to Eddie Caisse in a special event at the Log Cabin, on November 30th.

Duration:00:27:11

2ND COMMUNITY DINNER

11/17/2017
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Chris Medina, Izzy Rivera, and Justin Chavez are organizing the Second Community Dinner at Kelly School on December 6th. This is a community effort to bring together all Holyoke neighbors to gather, break bread, and enjoy food, music, and entertainment for all ages.

Duration:00:33:35

PUERTO RICAN FLAG RAISING

11/6/2017
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The Puerto Rican Flag Raising at City Hall is dedicated to Carmen Ocasio, President of the South Holyoke Neighborhood Association for her community work. Recorded on November 6th, 2017.

Duration:00:06:23

DO YOU KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES?

11/4/2017
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The Holyoke Municipal Election is almost here. And after a series of interviews and forums, do you know your candidates? We have questions. And this only makes natural to continue having conversations and follow-ups that engage the elected officials with the community about the issues that matter and concern the constituents. Don't forget to vote this November 7th, and remember, to vote is just the beginning in the process of change.

Duration:00:11:36

JEFF BIANCHINE - Holyoke Creative Arts Center 100th Anniversary

11/3/2017
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Jeff Bianchine is the Director of the Holyoke Creative Arts Center. This institution is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with a Fundraiser Gala, on November 11th, 2017. On this episode, Jeff talks about the beginnings of this institution as a women-led initiative that evolved and inspired generations to continue the creative, artistic work, utilizing today, new techniques and technologies as a model for economic development.

Duration:00:29:33

WARD CANDIDATES FORUM

11/2/2017
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Listen to the City Council Ward Candidates from wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, on this special broadcasting of the Holyoke City Council Ward Candidates Forum, at Kelly Elementary School, recorded on November 1st, 2017.

Duration:02:10:41

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL - HALLOWEEN EDITION

10/31/2017
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The Struggle is Real, is a podcast produced by our youth group, and today, on Halloween day, they had a conversation about the most important topic of the day: Candy!

Duration:00:05:49

DAY OF DEAD

10/29/2017
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Día de Muertos, Day of Dead, is a complicated date that goes beyond the sugar skulls so much visible everywhere as evidence of cultural appropriation. On this session, Mexican Chef, Educator, and Activist, Neftalí Durán(Oaxaca); Artist, Performer, and Dancer, Michelle Marroquín (México DF); Xicanx Artist, Songwriter, Singer, and Educator, Diana Alvarez (Texas); Chicano Playwritgh and artist, Jason Montgomery (California); and Radioplasma's Host and Producer, Iohann R Vega (México DF), we...

Duration:01:15:10

GLADYS LEBRON-MARTINEZ - WARD 1 CITY COUNCILWOMAN

10/27/2017
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Incumbent City Councilwoman, Gladys Lebrón-Martínez, shares her experiences as a City Councilwoman, and her plans for a new term to continue the work for Ward 1, if re-elected.

Duration:00:30:36

JOSSIE VALENTIN - WARD 4

10/27/2017
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City Councilwoman for Ward 4, Jossie Valentin is running unopposed. We took the opportunity to talk about the work made for the past four years, and the new challenges for this new term at City Council.

Duration:00:29:38

HERALD MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM

10/25/2017
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Local journalism, youth-led. The Holyoke Mayoral Candidates, Alex Morse and Jason Ferreira, answer questions by the Herald Staff Reporters, Brendan Leahy, Isabella Courchesne, and Feroze Sibdhanni, in a special broadcasting of Radioplasma, in partnership with The Holyoke Herald. Recorded in the Shelvin Studio at Holyoke High School, on October 24th, 2017.

Duration:01:12:23

HOLYOKE MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM

10/23/2017
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This is the entire recording of the Holyoke Mayoral Candidates Forum, recorded on October 23rd at the Holyoke Council on Aging. This forum was brought to you as a collaboration of The Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, The Holyoke Taxpayers Association, The Holyoke Youth Task Force, The Gandara Youth Development Center, HolyokeMedia, and Radioplasma.

Duration:01:10:33

ALEX B MORSE

10/19/2017
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Mayor Alex Morse is running for a fourth term, and he shares his campaign, plans, and answer our questions in the series, Know Your Candidates.

Duration:00:47:34

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