Rosenberg Fallout, Old Town Halls, N-Word Lessons, Khalif Neville
We're still seeing the fallout of what could be the biggest political story in our region this year: the dramatic fall from power of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg. His resignation followed a critical ethics report. Many of Rosenberg's constituents told us they are sad and disappointed he's leaving, though not all think it's the wrong move.
Also in this episode: There are a lot of old buildings in New England that've been converted to new uses -- including out-of-use town halls. We visit two in Berkshire County.
Then, a Smith College historian who studies and teaches about the N-word has an interesting connection to it. Her father is comedian Richard Pryor, whose view on the N-word famously evolved. She's trying to teach a new generation how to talk about it -- without saying it.
Commentator Grace Lin talk wants authors to know that just because they can write about something, doesn't mean they should.
We conclude with a pair of stories about local musicians. First, we hear from singers hoping to land a big gig in Hartford, performing the national anthem before a Yard Goats baseball game. And then we spend some time with a Khalif Neville, son of the late great Charles Neville.
- Many Of Rosenberg's Constituents Sad And Disappointed He's Resigning
- Renewal In Store For Two Former Town Halls In The Southern Berkshires
- Tackling The N-Word On Campus, After Her Famous Father Used It On Stage
- When Certain Writers Ought To Put Down Their Pens
- Trying Out For The Hartford Yard Goats, Microphone In Hand
- Khalif Neville Brings New Orleans Beat With A 21st Century Twist
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