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A dance of kids and cheese

What today needs is a little action; a little something to remind us that it's spring.

So we dance with the Martha Graham Company as they arrive in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Storrs, Connecticut, with new and old work in tow. Artistic director Janet Eilber and current company dancer Anne Souder show us how legacy work can still innovate, and how far Graham's technique truly reaches.

Then we head off to Sunderland to Thomas Farm & Dairy, where it is kidding season. No, really. Laurie Cuevas' herd has had 40-plus goat babies so far this season and that's just to start. Monte Belmonte and Kaliis Smith set out to hug them all, because they are the absolute cutest, and to sample their cheeses while they are at it.

Plus, on the show for Wednesday, we begin our "Meet the Mayors" segment with Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia. Got a question for the mayor? Email thefab413@nepm.org or send a text to 800-639-9120 and we may just ask your burning inquiry on the show!

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.