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Kaliis Smith


Kaliis Smith is a radio host and producer for NEPM's The Fabulous 413. She was most recently host and producer at The River 93.9/WRSI where she appeared on Mornings with Monte for the Nerdwatch segment and hosted weekday evenings.

A guitarist, she’s in several local bands including Ex-Temper, The Brass, and Soul Magnets, and is the author of “Finger and Thumb.” “Sir Morien,” a children’s book co-written with New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, is due out in 2023. Kaliis is originally from Roxbury, and now lives in Springfield.

  • Rep. Jim McGovern tells us about the plight of the rules committee, the folx of Fab Fashion Passion Week show us their manner of making couture more communal, The Greenfield Players gear up for Twelfth Night, and Gregory Crewdson talks about his donations to help save a movie theater in Great Barrington
  • We have a bonus Live Music Wednesday with Levyosn, talk violence and hatred deescalation with Polly Byers of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding (not a yoga studio), and look for the origins of popular English phrases with The Word Nerd
  • We get a little more info on possibly book censorship in Ludlow, Eat strawberries with the folx of Pie In The Sky Farm in Northampton, and talk community art projects with Britt Ruhe of Common Wealth Murals.
  • We broadcast live from The NEPM Asparagus Festival: with Rep. Jim McGovern, Ashley Randle of MDAR, Scott Soares of the USDA, a Wine Thunderdome with Michelle Kersbergen of Black Birch Vineyards, beer tasting with Jeff Goulet of Loophole Brewing, music from Mister G and the Global Citizen Ensemble, and farmer extraordinaire, Wally Czajkowski.
  • Jeffrey Foucault joins us for Live Music Friday, we chat with Damany Gordon of Genuine Culture, LLC about their Ramsey Lewis Tribute show, and we enter the wine thunderdome with Michael Quinlan of Table & Vine in West Springfield.
  • We bask in the presence of Springfield native and 2 time Oscar Winner Ruth E. Carter, Ask Rep. McGovern why he had problems with the debt ceiling deal that passed, and give you the briefest of rundowns on Pride Events happening this weekend.
  • We take a tour of the Berkshire botanical gardens, have sightings of famous folx in western Mass, and dig into the unlikely union of German and French that gives us the modern English language with The Word Nerd.
  • We take a look at the folx coming together to bring us Summer on Strong for the 3rd year running, sit down with the outgoing director and some graduating students of The Literacy Project, and Meet the Mayor with Gian-Louise Sciarra of Northampton.
  • We dig into canned wine with the folx at Provisions, The Threesies deliver live music free from common time signatures, and we get an explanation of what's actually happening with Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity right now.
  • We take a look at the MAPS program's collaborations, Find out about rock and magic camps with Scotty Swan, and Rep. Jim McGovern's past words about AI prove prescient.