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New England Public Media airs and publishes commentaries from local people during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. We look for contributors in the region whose views will be of continuing interest and value to New England Public Media’s listeners — from the Berkshires to Worcester, Hartford to Brattleboro, and all points between.

Experts in a particular field who have an informed perspective on events in the news — whether local, national or international — are wanted. We also seek people with knowledge of local civics, culture and history, with an eye on little-known but fascinating elements of the regional experience. And we seek non-experts who by virtue of their thoughtfulness broaden or deepen our understanding of the world we live in.

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  • Madelaine Zaydik says her mother Ursula, pictured here visiting Acadia National Parkl for the first time at 89, lived life to the fullest.
    Madelaine Zadik
    courtesy of the author
    Legislation known as the Massachusetts End of Life Options bill is currently sitting in committee. Should it pass the Massachusetts Legislature, the proposal would allow certain terminally ill people to request, obtain and ingest medication to die peacefully in their sleep. This is all quite personal for commentator Madelaine Zadik.
  • Commentator Robert Chipkin's recent trip to the ER included a CT scan, which ruled out all the scariest possibilities.
    Liz West
    Wikimedia Commons
    Commentator Robert Chipkin takes many trips — some to places he returns to often. But a recent one? Not so much.