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May 24, 2024: Diving deeply

We start our exploration of the origins of Memorial Day with Clark University history professor Ousmane Power-Greene for the latest Power of History segment. He tells us about the role of Black veterans in memorializing the noble cause of the Union Army during the Civil War.

We have Live Music Friday with legendary fingerpicker and one of the 413’s coolest musicians, Chris Smither, ahead of his sold-out show at Bombyx.

And, Table and Vine ambassador Michael Quinlan shows us the spectrum of Vermentinos for the latest Tina Turner Memorial Wine Thunderdome. Three wings enter and one goes home with the both of us.

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.