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Kaliis Smith

Host and Producer

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.

  • We check out the only commercial poultry processing plant in western Massachusetts at Reed Farm, Word Nerd Emily Brewster zhuzhes up our vocab, and we McGovern with Rep. Jim McGovern.
  • We broadcast live from the Iron Horse Music Hall on the day of its long-awaited revival and get to hear some live music from tonight's performers and chat with Parlor Room Executive Director Chris Freeman and Iron Horse general manager Neal Robinson.
  • We delve into the history of the iconic Iron Horse on the even of its official re-opening with a wide swath of folx who've watched its evolution, head to Great Barrington to take a tour of the Guthrie Center, and check in with the Americorps workers who are throwing the All Love community Field Day this Saturday.
  • We chat with Mark Melnik of the UMass Donahue Institute about the local workforce disparity as the NEPM newsroom launches into a week-long coverage series of the subject, local author and professor Naila Moreira celebrates the release of her new book, and Mr. Universe reveals the secrets of the cosmos.
  • The NEPM newsroom is covering the labor shortage in western Massachusetts in the series "Short-Staffed." The Fabulous 413 joins the conversation with Mark Melnick of the UMass Donahue Institute to break down why there are too many jobs and not enough workers.
  • We bring homegrown bluegrass legend Peter Rowan in for Live Music Friday, explore a local high school quiz show, "As Schools Match Wits," with show host, Beth Ward. Plus, we honor the late Steve Albini with two local musicians and enjoy our latest wine Thunderdome.
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    We hear some live music from Tony Silva and Russell Brooks ahead of their performance at the Parlor Room on Saturday, we McGovern with Rep. Jim McGovern, and Monte tells us about his vacation in Spain!
  • We discover the international arts program, OneBeat, ahead of their performance at Bombyx, delve into local history with folx behind HistoryFest, get into Greenfield's labor history with the documentary, "At Sword's Point."
  • We hang out with rising Americana artist Amythyst Kiah, prepare for Hampshire Pride this weekend with organizers Clay Pearson and Alden Peotter, and check out the connections between animation and classical music with the upcoming program, "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" at the SSO.
  • We hear about a paint recycling program happening this weekend with the NHS Key Club, check in with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren about some hotbed issues on her side of congress, and hear about a monthly Queer Open Mic night at 10 Forward to keep the National Poetry Month spirit all year long.