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Election 2024
UMass Amherst students (from keft) Depre Carr, Indira Calvo, Elizabeth Curran, Ishaan, and Vianca Varma at the Blue Wall food court, taking a quick lunch break from their duties as campus tour guides.
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President Joe Biden stepped aside as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate this week and has endorsed his vice president, Kamala Harris, for the job. The announcement sparked a barrage of memes and attention from major pop culture figures like Charli XCX tweeting “Kamala is Brat.”
The Fabulous 413
Acclaimed photojournalist Barry Goldstein chronicles the 2024 Republican National Convention and its attendees through documentary photography, portraiture, video, and audio interviews for NEPM's series, "Red in a Blue State."
Patti Jette
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Following his coverage of the 2024 Republican National Convention, photojournalist summarizes his experiences in an interview with Kaliis Smith of The Fabulous 413.
The Rundown with Carrie Saldo
This week’s panel includes Greta Jochem, investigations editor for The Republican, Rob Rizzuto, senior public information officer for the Hampden County Sheriff’s Office, and Payton North, executive editor of Reminder Publishing.
Tony Dunne
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Today on The Rundown with Carrie Saldo, panelists discuss the Republican National Convention, a new mobile methadone clinic in nursing homes, grim allegations of patient maltreatment in western Massachusetts, and the latest on the MIFA Victory Theater restoration project.
2024 Election
Acclaimed photojournalist Barry Goldstein examines the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of Massachusetts attendees and others at the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and explores what it is like for Republicans to live in an overwhelmingly majority blue state.
Commentary
Lauren Ostberg, in the former studios of NEPM on Main Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.
File photo / Joyce Skowyra
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Commentator Lauren Ostberg has had a difficult year. There's a poem she's been turning to lately.
Short-Staffed
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
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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.