A Conversation with NPR’s Michel Martin & Domenico Montanaro
Presented by New England Public Media and the Springfield Public Forum

This much we know — Joe Biden is President-elect and Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and the first person of color to be Vice President-elect. But questions abound.

Watch & Learn with New England Public Media: A Sneak Peek of PBS’s The Age of Nature and Live Conversation with Regional Environmental Experts

New England Public Media Wine & Food Lovers Weekend
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For over 30 years, supporters of public television have put their palates to work to help raise funds for the public television programs they trust and love. The Wine Lovers’ Weekend is generally held in Springfield in early March and features the Friday evening Wine, Beer & Food Tasting and the Saturday Wine Lovers’ Dinner.

Friday Wine, Beer & Food Tasting

Family Fun At Home
Play and learn together—and enter a weekly raffle for a chance to win prizes! Help your children birth through age 8 learn and grow by doing fun activities at home. Collect points and enter a weekly raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift card (open to Massachusetts residents only). Resources are available in English and Spanish. Raffle runs from June 8 to August 31, 2020. Each weekly raffle opens at 8am on Mondays and closes at 6pm on the following Sunday. 

Celebrate All Things Local & Agricultural

Held annually on the Hadley Town Common, The Asparagus Festival is fun for the whole family. From exciting PBS Kids games to visits from PBS characters like Curious George, outdoor PBS Kids games, storytimes, and partner activities.

There’s live music from Signature Sounds, local food and craft beer, agricultural displays and educational demos, plus over 100 farmers, crafters, and makers.

The Chef’s Spearit Lunch

This annual family event is like a comic book convention for PBS Kids, with everything from PBS KIDS-themed costumes and activities to live music, children’s books, and art. Proceeds benefit educational public media programming in western New England.

Kids can meet, hug, and take photos with PBS KIDS characters like Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog.  They can play and learn with PBS Kids-themed activity stations hosted by education-focused community partners.


We are deeply saddened by the tragic events of the last several weeks which have shaken the Black community. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans have triggered national and international outrage and calls for systemic change. We once again see the bitter truths about racism, inequality, and injustice.

Join us Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. on NEPR 88.5FM or streaming here at for a live U.S. Senate Democratic Primary debate between incumbent Sen. Edward J. Markey and primary challenger Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III.

The one-hour debate will be moderated by Western Mass News anchor Dave Madsen. Panelists include WBUR Morning Edition host Bob Oakes, Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker and WCVB On the Record anchor Janet Wu.

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:00 PM (Doors at 7:30 PM)

The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

New England Public Media, the new alliance of NEPR and WGBY is proud to present A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Celebrate the season! Make NEPR part of your holidays and New Year's festivities. Enjoy a variety of special programs and tune-in through New Year's day!

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On behalf of everyone at New England Public Radio, thank you for joining us at the Hotel Northampton Saturday night for Jazz, Baby! — what a night it was!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We have a few snapshots from the event in the slideshow above, or relive to full evening on the album on Facebook.

If you had your portrait taken by Sloan Norris Tomlinson, photographer to the stars, he will be sending you your image, just as soon as it's ready... in the meantime, click here to see your snazzy self and the rest of the dew droppers and bearcats having a grand old time at The Hotel Northampton!

Event Information

First Show:
Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Second Show:
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Tickets for April 5, 2021

Tickets for April 7, 2021

October 4, 2019
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1525 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Join NPR and NEPR this Wednesday morning for live coverage of Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. Mueller is expected to answer questions about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He will appear in two separate hearings -- the first expected to begin around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.


On New England Public Radio

The Paula Poundstone show scheduled for this Saturday, March 14 and postponed to Friday, November 6th at John M Greene Hall at Smith College has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 9th, 2021. All tickets will be honored for the new date and ticket holders are encouraged to hang on to their tickets. If you have any questions or concerns or require a refund please contact us at

New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts.

New England Public Radio has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for its continuing coverage of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts.

New England Public Radio and WGBY Television Join Together
Joyce Skowrya / NEPR

New England Public Radio and WGBY Public Television today announced they are joining to create a robust new multi-media organization, New England Public Media (NEPM), with one of the largest newsrooms in western Massachusetts. With a goal of expanding public media offerings for the people of western New England, NEPM will build on the strength of each organization to deliver the trusted educational content, cultural and news programs, and community engagement that characterizes public media.

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 NEPR Arts & Humanities Awards:

New England Public Radio is partnering with Dakin Humane Society for a special new community campaign that empowers public radio contributors to do twice as much good with their contribution to NEPR!

During our Feed Your Radio, Feed a Pet campaign, your contribution not only supports the programming you rely on each day, it will also send 5 meals to Dakin’s Pet Food Aid Program, which gives pet food folks in our community who could use a hand feeding their pets.

Freeman Hrabowski
Courtesy of Smith College

Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in science and math education, spoke on “Promoting Access and Diversity in STEM Education” at Smith College on October 29, 2018. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award and the Heinz Award for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” Hrabowski’s most recent book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, describes the events and experiences thatplayed a central role in his development as an educator and leader.

Carl Zimmer
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Noted author and columnist Carl Zimmer addressed the implications of “Science Reporting In The Age Of Fake News” in a talk at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., on October 23, 2018.

Carl Zimmer writes the Matter column for The New York Times and has frequently contributed to The Atlantic, National Geographic, Time, and Scientific American, among others. He has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Journalism Award three times, among a host of other awards and fellowships. His latest book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, traces the history of heredity as a scientific question and a cultural touchstone.

Friday, March 29, 2019
8:00 p.m.
The Academy of Music 

It is one thing to attain popularity as a musician, but it is another to receive the kind of acclaim Pat Metheny has garnered from critics and peers. Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards, countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist," three gold records and in 2015 was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included and its youngest member.

On this eleven day island adventure, you’ll step in the birthplace of western civilization and explore the Greek ruins. May 13th - 25th, 2019.

This tailored-made public radio adventure to Greece promises to be filled with mouth-watering Greek specialties, music, sun-drenched beaches and historic walks through romantic ruins. We’ll sleep among the blue domes on Santorini, sail in the Cyclades and immerse ourselves in archeological treasures.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Academy of Music Theatre
174 Main Street
Northampton, MA

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NEPR is proud to present Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Academy of Music Theatre this coming February.

Do you listen to Public Radio? Are you often quoting NEPR stories you heard to friends in conversation? Do you constantly find yourself listening while doodling? This might be the answer for you to give back that love of listening to your public radio station! 

New England Public Radio is seeking submissions for our annual Art Mug! The limited-edition mug will be available to New England Public Radio's contributing listeners during the station's on-air fund drives from September 2019 through June 2020.

Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The Academy of Music Theatre
174 Main Street
Northampton, MA 


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New England Public Radio is proud to present Madeleine Peyroux at the Academy of Music Theatre this fall!