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Montague Reporter Podcast
28 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Update on Farren building, Montague Center roof repairs, and other A1 favorites
Mike joins Sarah for a discussion of Montague's upcoming Historical Commission meeting on the Farren Care Center building. Jeff Singleton's article on the town-owned building that currently houses the Montague Center Library discusses the building's need for repairs as well as its long history in the town. Plus, the wrapping paper edition will be a fundraiser for the paper, and Sarah had a few favorites on A1 in this week's edition. If you have Ask the Editor questions please submit them via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, instagram: @montaguereporter, or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/montaguereporter
28 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
Nathan Frontiero on being a stringer for the Montague Reporter
In this bonus episode, Sarah speaks with Nathan Frontiero, a writer who started contributing to the Montague Reporter earlier in 2022. If this episode gets you interested in writing for the Reporter, you can contact Mike Jackson at email@example.com.
35 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Two stories from Leverett and the Franklin County Fair
Mike and Sarah discuss the efforts to increase safety for children taking the school bus on Route 63 in Leverett, and the listing of an estate for sale at the price of over $23 million, well over its assessed value. Plus an on-the-ground story of the Franklin County Fair — along with pictures — makes us smile. September 15 edition: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/September-15-2022.pdf September 8 edition: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/September-8-2022.pdf If you would like contact the podcast, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Montague Reporter website: https://montaguereporter.org/
36 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
David Brule on his West Along the River column and Board service
I invited David Brule on the podcast to talk about his column, West Along the River, that has been appearing in the paper for decades now. We ended up talking about much more: his connections with France, language learning, how he learned about and explored deeply his family's roots in this area, and his writing process. Near the end of the conversation we also talked about his service on the Board of Directors for the Montague Reporter, which is a nonprofit organization. Reach out to the podcast at: email@example.com Thank you for listening! Please tell a friend!
28 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
Residents' crime complaints, long-form music writing in the paper
Sarah and Mike discuss the town of Montague’s response to resident complaints regarding crime in downtown Turners Falls; and Mike’s recent long pieces on the music scene. Plus a discussion of the new $1.50 price of the paper. This episode features the song "Theme For Bald Eagle Over Food City" from the album Bald Eagle Over Food City by Bromp Treb, the solo project of beloved former Turner's Falls resident Neil Cloaca Young. Listeners can find the album digitally at https://bromptreb.bandcamp.com/album/bald-eagle-over-food-city. Subscribe to the paper: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/ Reach the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for listening!
34 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Future of Strathmore complex, school committee openings, and Mike's perspective on 'being bad'
The future of the Strathmore complex is the subject of both an article by Jeff Singleton (July 14 edition) and a public meeting on July 26 at town hall. Mike and Sarah discuss the latest news about the Gill Montague Regional School Committee. Finally, Mike explains more about his editorial in the July 14 edition entitled “Being Bad.” July 14 edition link: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/July-14-2022.pdf If you would like contact the podcast, email us at email@example.com Montague Reporter website: https://montaguereporter.org/
23 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Town of Montague Bridge roundup, About-Face Computer to close on July 1
Mike and Sarah discuss the latest on bridge replacements, refurbishments, and closures in the town of Montague. They also mark the July 1 planned closure of beloved local business About-Face Computer Solutions. Plus, non sequiturs from Sarah and Mike. Subscribe to the paper: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/ Reach the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for listening!
26 minutes | May 25, 2022
Town meeting season at the Montague Reporter
Mike joins Sarah to talk about town meetings in Montague, Gill, Erving, Wendell and Leverett. Plus, the town election in Montague and non sequiturs. Subscribe to the paper: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/ Reach the podcast at email@example.com Thanks for listening!
25 minutes | May 20, 2022
Stephanie Baird on the Sex Matters column
Stephanie’s new book is called EMDR Therapy and Sexual Health: A Clinician’s Guide. https://stephaniebairdlmhc.wordpress.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Recent columns: December - sex-positive TV shows: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/December-2-2021.pdf January - sex-related pain: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/January-6-2022.pdf February - body hair: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/February-3-2022.pdf March - relationship affairs: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/March-3-2022.pdf April - sexual trauma awareness month: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/April-7-2022.pdf
22 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Movie filming, dam oil leak, special photo section
Mike and Sarah discuss the local filming of "Money Game," the leaking of hydraulic fluid from the Turners Falls dam, and the extra special photo spread in the B section in this week's paper. Read the April 14, 2022 edition here: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/April-14-2022.pdf Subscribe: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/
19 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
The Science Page and science communication in the Montague Reporter
Heather Hamilton and Spencer Shorkey discuss science communication and the monthly Science Page in the Montague Reporter. Heather’s email address: email@example.com Spencer’s website: http://spencersphere.science/
27 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
50th episode of the Montague Reporter Podcast!
In this special 50th episode we talk about the podcast's origins and our vision for its future. Mike Jackson hosts, with guests Sarah Brown-Anson and Stella Silbert. Do you want to share ideas about the podcast? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
19 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
A deeper dive into the Montague police log
Emily Alling speaks with Sarah about compiling the weekly police log for the town of Montague. Here is a link to the collection of mangy fox calls Emily speaks about in this interview: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XZ0_DOfHsBYS-RVqKO83d744u0pvtrs0QiZwyQnun1M/edit?usp=sharing Subscribe to the Montague Reporter here: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/
9 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
Bonus episode: Stomping and its Discontents
This episode is the audio accompaniment to an item in the March 3rd, 2022 edition of the Montague Reporter, which can be found on page B1, entitled "Stomping and its Discontents: An Audio-Enhanced Police Log Retrospective." You should listen with the March 3rd edition of the paper in front of you! Thanks to Galen Huckins for the audio accompaniment, Emily Alling for curation, and Nina Rossi for illustrations.
24 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
A not-quite-comprehensive review of hydroelectricity in Franklin County
Mike and Sarah discuss his recent road trip themed series that takes readers up to Harriman Station in Windham County, VT (through Monroe, MA). They also discuss progress in relicensing negotiations for First Light hydroelectricity production. Read the paper online: https://montaguereporter.org/read/ Subscribe to the paper: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/ You can reach the podcast via email at: email@example.com
22 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Celebrating the Children's Page in the Montague Reporter
My guests Hannah Brookman and Beverley Ketch discuss their creative work and the monthly Children's Page in the Montague Reporter. Podcast editor Stella Silbert edited this episode. The outro music for this episode is "The Lovelights Theme," written by Beverly Ketch, performed by Shannon Ketch, Kevin Smith, Omeed Goodarzi and Beverly Ketch, recorded by Omeed Goodarzi. The Lovelights soundtrack can be found at https://thelovelightsisters.bandcamp.com/releases Looks Here’s website: https://lookyheregreenfield.com/ and email: Lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com Order the zine here: https://lookyheregreenfield.com/product/the-lovelights-selected-works-from-the-montague-reporter-childrens-page/ Monthly Mail Art subscription: https://www.patreon.com/lookyhere Lovelights website: https://lovelightstv.wordpress.com/ Podcast email (if you read the Children’s Page): firstname.lastname@example.org
24 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Four possible futures for Montague highway garage; Pandemic strains institutions
Four proposals were submitted to the town of Montague to reuse and repurpose the old highway garage on Avenue A. Mike discusses how the pandemic continues to strain the health care system in our area, and towns are trying to buy testing kits. Read the paper here: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/January-6-2022.pdf Subscribe to the paper: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/ You can reach the podcast via email at: email@example.com Thank you to our podcast editor Stella Silbert!
21 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Bonus episode: The Montague Reporter redaction project
Jae and Charlotte share about redacting names from older editions of the Montague Reporter police logs. Here is the fundraiser link for the redaction project: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-montague-reporter-redact-names You can reach Jae Southerland at firstname.lastname@example.org You can reach the podcast at email@example.com
24 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Beginning of Montague budget season, possible dingle land transfer, amusing non sequiturs
Stay for the non sequiturs for this one! Sarah asks Mike about the budget process for towns and possible transfer of town land (to the Montague Conservation Commission) in the dingle in Lake Pleasant. Read the Montague Reporter online: https://montaguereporter.org/subscribe/ Reach out to the podcast: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for listening! Tell a friend!
23 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Bonus episode: Sarah Robertson on PFAS in drinking water
Podcast regular Sarah Robertson joins the podcast in this bonus episode to talk about her reporting on PFAS chemicals in area drinking water sources. Link to previous podcast episode: https://anchor.fm/montaguereporter/episodes/Late-March-highlights-from-A1-and-beyond-etu0kf Read Sarah’s previous reporting in these issues of the Montague Reporter: https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/April-29-2021.pdf, https://montaguereporter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/March-4-2021.pdf
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