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July 1, 2024: Welcome newcomers!

It’s the nation’s birthday this week, so we learn about the local process of becoming a new American citizen. We speak to Harleen Kaur Multani, a naturalization and immigration paralegal; Laurie Millman, director of the Northampton Center for New Americans; and soon-to-be American Rosa Cuevas about the annual July 4th Naturalization Ceremony happening in Northampton.

He’s not cruel, he’s kind! We corner our musical hero Nick Lowe at Solid Sound to gush over his works.

And, Mr. Universe, Hampshire College professor Salman Hameed, teaches us about how blinking lights in the sky inform scientists how quasars and galaxies turn on.

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.