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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.

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  • People walk in the snow outside Faneuil Hall, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Boston.
    Michael Dwyer
    Last month, four people were arrested for trespassing after staging a sit-in outside the Mayor’s office at Boston City Hall. They were calling for a public hearing to rename Boston’s Faneuil Hall, an iconic marketplace and public meeting space. Commentator Nick DeLuca says the protests provide us an opportunity to face some uncomfortable history and he hopes we’ll take it.
  • Roland Klein, on vacation to the U.S. from Germany, holds out his arm in the familiar request for a hitch at the entrance to the New Jersey Turnpike near New Brunswick, June 24, 1971.
    File photo
    Associated Press
    "Don’t get into the cars of strangers," most of us — quite sensibly — have been told. But our commentator says hitching can be a valuable way to connect.