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The prodigal dictionary

It's International Women's Day! Smack dab in the middle of Women's History Month!

So we head to Puerto Rico to see what former Holyoke city councilor Jossie Valentín, and her wife, Myriam Quiñones, are building there and why it felt right to leave the mainland and return home.

Then we stroll around the corner to get our lexicon on with The Word Nerd at the Merriam-Webster headquarters

Plus we want your questions for Rep. McGovern and our upcoming Tanglewood correspondent, Keith Lockhart! So email us at thefab413@nepm.org, or text to 800-639-6120 with your burning inquiries!

Christopher “Monte'' Belmonte is host and executive producer of NEPM's The Fabulous 413. He was born and raised in Massachusetts and has been a radio host in western Massachusetts for the last 20 years — the last 17 of them as host of Mornings with Monte on The River 93.9/WRSI.
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.