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People walk near the entrance of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Bill Sikes
Hospitals are required by law to report to the state any case where a parent who's giving birth is using medication to treat substance use disorder. But Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a proposal that would end those requirements.
The Fabulous 413
Ousmane Power-Greene, professor at Clark University, is in the studio.
Professor Ousmane Power-Greene walks us through the history of the Juneteenth holiday, and we talk with some folx keeping regional African American history alive through music at Historic Deerfield.
The Rundown with Carrie Saldo
This week’s panel for The Rundown includes political consultant Ryan McCollum; Greta Jochem, investigations editor at The Springfield Republican; and NEPM reporter Karen Brown.
Ayu Suryawan
On The Rundown, panelists discuss use of the state’s opioid remediation funds, the ongoing divestment debate at UMass Amherst and Williams College, the Hampshire Regional Schools new superintendent’s controversial history, and much more.
"At Sword's Point" recounts a pivotal moment in American history when Joseph McCarthy’s Red Scare found its first true target in the labor movement of the United Electrical Workers in Greenfield, Massachusetts in the early 1950s. Broadcast on 88.5 NEPM on Saturday, May 4 at noon and Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m.
Sandra Maria Varela, a U.S. citizen who immigrated from Portugal, passed the clinical part of the CNA exam the first time she took it. To pass the other part of the state nursing test, a multiple-choice exam, she is studying English.
Nancy Eve Cohen
Although there is a shortage of CNAs or certified nursing assistants in Massachusetts, the state certification exam has been an obstacle to English language learners. Starting this summer, the state will also offer the exam in Spanish, Chinese and Haitian Creole.