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May 17, 2024: Spouses-O

Today is the 20th wedding anniversary of Heidi and Gina Nortonsmith, one of the seven couples part of the case, Goodridge v.s. Dept. of Public Health. Their victory was a milestone in marriage equality and ended the exclusion of same-sex couples from attaining marriage licenses in Massachusetts. We take a walk through memory lane and hear about why the fight for their right to marry was important to them 20 short years ago.

And, it’s Live Music Friday and we are joined with some folx who are responsible for selling out the Iron Horse, Spouse and Erin McKeown.

Plus, it’s time for this week’s Wine Thunderdome and we find value in affordable wines at Bottle-O in Northampton. We taste through Mary Taylor’s catalog of wines to pick a winner.

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.