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The Massachusetts Statehouse.
Jesse Costa
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WBUR
This comes after push from local lawmakers to launch an investigation into Pioneer Valley Health and Rehabilitation.
The Fabulous 413
Monte and Kaliis interview Blues to Green project manager Bianca Jemenez, music legend Lisa Fischer, and hip-hop artists T'Swan and Talynt ahead of the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival.
Ayu Suryawan
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NEPM
We talk about this weekend's Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival with project manager Bianca Jimenez, music legend Ms. Lisa Fischer, and hip-hop artists T'Swan and Talynt. We also learn about the fifth Shelburne Falls Porch Festival and invite NEPM reporter Nirvani Williams to join our latest Wine Thunderdome.
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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NEPM
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 explore what it is like for Republicans to live in an overwhelmingly majority blue state.
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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NEPM
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.