Social Issues

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

Boston Pride

A discussion with Reverend Irene Monroe about Boston Pride - the changes from the Pride "March" to the Pride "Parade." 6-11-2018

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Cambridge Pride 2018

LGBT Brunch with Mayor McGovern

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When a Bird Flies into (Enters) Your House

How to Get Them Out (Instructions that Work)

Photo of small bird in flight.

This can happen anywhere there are houses and birds. This story is about what to do when a bird flies into your house or apartment in Cambridge. Which can happen to anyone. Here, in Cambridge, measuring just about seven square miles, with so much wildlife, so many birds, especially at this time of year. There are also so many bird nests (where many birds live), you probably live within fifteen feet of a bird nest nestled into some eaves or foyer and you don’t even know it.

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Not for Nothin' - the Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center

serving homeless families

An interview with Shiela Moore, Chief Executive Officer of the Hildebrand Family Self Help Center. The Center partners with homeless families by providing shelter, permanent housing, training and work readiness programs, and life skill development. 6-4-2018

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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.

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

a discussion about class

A fascinating discussion with Reverend Irene Monroe about class: the different perceptions and language we have in the way we look at class. 5-21-2018

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Not for Nothin' - The Improbable Players

actors in recovery educate audiences about substance abuse prevention

A discussion with Andy Short, co-director of The Improbable Players about the theater troupe of actors in recovery that educates audiences about substance abuse prevention. 5-14-2018

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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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This Is Who It Hurts-Part 1

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

The resistance is not winning in Cambridge. Actually, it never really wins. Thinking back to the fight for Rent Control in the nineties and the Holmes building project in Central Square, it was definitely foolhardy to believe that the city, a rich landowner, or some philanthropic patron of the arts would save the EMF building in the name of art over money.

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Cambridge Comforts

Places and spaces for we who are alive and sometimes miserable

The word "Stress" in red capital letters, with many darkened cartoon hands rising up from word.

Isn’t comfort the last thing you think about as you move through your sometimes harsh day? As people bump and squish you on the T? As worry sets in about being late? As your boss puts you in your place and you’d like to grab them by that little piece of vertical flesh between their nostrils (it’s called a columella), pull them to you and scream, “I am not your bread machine!!”?