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Real Clark, fake judges

In our plywood ramp to the weekend, we dig into some more art.

We head to Williamstown, Massachusetts, to tour the Clark Art Institute with director of communications Vicki Saltzman and hear where the bones are buried. We also see the painting that was the founder's favorite.

While mcgoverning with Rep. Jim McGovern, we hear about reading banned books to children at the Library of Congress. (There's tons of art in those halls, we hear.)

And former western Massachusetts resident, current TV actor, fake judge, author and comedian John Hodgman talked about his new series on Hulu, "Up Here." It's a musical comedy, so we can now add "singer" to his long list of accomplishments. We ask his feelings on a small historical BBC production, just to be niche.

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.