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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/FTEeCOh7CK9EpHBh6L2vZA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We live in an increasingly polarized political environment. Connecting Point’s Ray Hershel is joined by Political Consultant Anthony Cignoli, WHYN Radio’s Jim Polito, and political observer Suzanne Murphy for a look back at the history of—and fallout from—the ever-increasing partisan divide in... /episodes/get/95182 /episode/95182 The State We're In: Partisianship in Politics /episode-player/95182

A roundtable discussion about the history of partisanship in American Politics.

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Fri, 08/30/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Iq2vnVPgPHa1aq7lyG2TuQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false UMass Prof. Whitney Battle Baptiste discusses women who challenge gender norms in the music industry & if they end up working against the cause of gender equality. Explore the local impact and complicated legacy of The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during segregation. UMass... /episodes/get/95140 /episode/95140 Thursday, August 29, 2019 /episode-player/95140

Challenging Female Stereotypes in Music, The Green Book, Newspaper Closings & Partianship

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Thu, 08/29/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/L-2YyFc5Ov2H7U9ffFkJ4g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Mayors face a variety of challenges in running their cities, from working with city councils, to providing fiscal responsibility, to maintaining vital services. When it comes to governing, no city is the same. Ray Hershel sits down with West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt, Easthampton Mayor... /episodes/get/94985 /episode/94985 The State We’re In: How Do Massachusetts Mayors Govern? /episode-player/94985

Mayors Will Reichelt, Nicol LaCapelle, & Tom Barnard discuss governing in Massachusetts.

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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/poc194bpgy7GgcfT3e9Igw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Amherst-Pelham Regional Principal Joseph Smith explains how a lack of teachers of color affects students of color in the classroom. Travel through Hampden & Franklin counties for a look at the enduring legacy of the American diner. Learn how Springfield keeps lead contamination out of drinking... /episodes/get/94962 /episode/94962 Thursday, August 22, 2019 /episode-player/94962

Teachers of Color, Western Mass Diners, Springfield Water, New Face of Big Tobacco

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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/WssKe-iNamov5Li6sIs0hQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Sarah Kendall of MHA in Springfield explains why those experiencing PTSD are at a higher risk for suicide & how you can help PTSD suffers cope. Visit the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility to learn about single and dual-stream post-consumer recycling. UMASS Amherst PERI researcher... /episodes/get/94881 /episode/94881 Monday, August 19, 2019 /episode-player/94881

PTSD & Suicide Awareness, Post-Consumer Recycling, Medicare for All, Teaching Cursive

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Mon, 08/19/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/EM_aDhvxyeSFI9tEbDH2kg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Springfield’s Chief Development Officer, Kevin Kennedy, recently announced that he is retiring. Since his hiring in 2011, Kennedy has overseen billions of dollars of economic development in the city. Kennedy and Mayor Domenic Sarno share those projects have grown Springfield’s economy and created... /episodes/get/94847 /episode/94847 The State We're In: Springfield's Kevin Kennedy Retires /episode-player/94847

Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy & Mayor Sarno on Kennedy's retirement.

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Fri, 08/16/2019 - 03:00
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