Government & Politics

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Safe Haven for Newborn Babies

And an Easing of Suffering for the Parent

It is impossible to predict how someone will respond to having a baby. There can be the best of intentions and expectations: joy, bonding, sharing the moment, and thinking about the future. There can be the best preparation: the stack of wee onesies and diapers, perhaps a rocking chair, a baby shower, childbirth classes, and prenatal appointments. Your baby’s name has probably been chosen. Everything is all set, awaiting the welcoming of your newborn baby girl or boy.

Kristina Kehrer's picture

This Is Who It Hurts-Part 2

The Loss of EMF – a rehearsal complex for artists and musicians

The loss of the EMF rehearsal complex on Brookline Street is to many, the last nail in the coffin of an autonomous arts community. Of course it is not completely dead, but it’s gasping for air, and for many, the hurt and the disappointment are extreme. This disenfranchised community feels abandoned by a city they love and at war with the “pillars of society” who preach “Refugees Welcome Here” but practice “only if you can afford it,” which you can’t.

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

Living While Black

A discussion with the Reverend Irene Monroe about the perils of Living While Black in the US - police brutality and the code of conduct for people of color.

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Not for Nothin' - March for Our Lives

An interview with organizers Anika Nayak and Amalia Hochman

Somerville High School students Anika Nayak and Amalia Hochman discuss the student movement to end gun violence and reform gun control. 4-10-2018

Kristina Kehrer's picture

My First Democratic Caucus

Even though I am a Cambridge resident, I tagged along with a friend of mine to the Somerville Democratic Caucus held at the Somerville high school on Saturday, March 3, 2018. For Cambridge residents, the caucuses were held in February.

Kristina Kehrer's picture

2018 - Year of the Dog

Fighting for What You Believe In

I am an enthusiast of the esoteric. In my younger day, I searched the stars to find the meaning of my own life. But now, I read the tea-leaves looking for any sign that the Trump administration will end abruptly, and America will find its way out of the hand basket to hell.

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

Discussion about the Women's March in Cambridge on January 20 and how racism is inculcated in the country's DNA. 1-22-2018

Kristina Kehrer's picture

What Hurricane Maria Taught US about Puerto Rico

It is not hard to understand the Trump administration’s response to the recently ravaged US territory, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria ferociously swept across the island on September 20, 2017.

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

Oprah for President?

A discussion about Oprah Winfrey as a candidate for president and as an oracle, other potential presidential candidates, and the book Fire and Fury. 1-8-2017

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Not for Nothin' - Douroula Sister City

the possibility of a new Sister City for Cambridge

A discussion with Konate Oumarou about his country, Burkina Faso, and the possibility of forming a Sister City relationship between Cambridge and his town, Douroula – Mouhoun. Please see that attached presentation. For more information and to help with the Sister City project, contact Oumarou: okonate@hotmail.com 11-27-2018