Conversatorio del Día de Muertos. A Day of Dead Conversatory.

El Día de Muertos, Day of Dead, is a complicated date that goes beyond the sugar skulls so much visible everywhere in the pop culture in U.S. as evidence of cultural appropriation. On this conversatory, Mexican Chef, Educator, and Activist, Neftalí Durán(Oaxaca); Artist, Performer, and Dancer, Michelle Marroquín (México DF); Xicanx Artist, Songwriter, Singer, and Educator, Diana Alvarez (Texas); Chicano Playwright and artist, Jason Montgomery (California); and Radioplasma’s Host and Producer, Iohann R Vega (México DF), we had a conversation to share and learn from each other’s perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and meaning of what Day of Dead is, and is not.


Also, there are activities planned around this Day of the Dead, 2017 in Easthampton and Holyoke, providing an opportunity to learn and share the ways to honor, acknowledge and remember the departed:

On November 2nd, there will be an art-making workshop at The Wistariahurst Museum’s Gallery, for the creation of pieces and elements to add to our Ofrenda de Muertos.

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Holyoke Herald Staff Reporters Isabella Courchesne, Brendan Leahy, and Feroze Sibdhanni, prepared a series of questions for the Mayoral Candidates, Alex Morse and Jason Ferreira, for a special radioplasma broadcast at the Shevlin Studio in the Holyoke High School. This forum will be also re-aired on Channel 12. This Forum was a collaboration of The Holyoke Herald and Radioplasma partnership. Full credit goes to the Herald Staff Reporters, hosting the forum, and to Holyoke High students of the Video Journalism class, operating the cameras, and master control. TV and radio podcasting live produced by our youth. Special thanks to Joe Courchesne … Continue reading HOLYOKE HERALD MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM

Holyoke Mayoral Candidates Forum

Listen to the Holyoke Mayoral Candidate forum that was held at October 23rd, 2017 at the Holyoke Council on Aging, in on this special coverage by radioplasma, in collaboration with Holyoke Media. This is the video produced by Holyoke Media. On this forum, the mayoral candidates for the 2017 election in Holyoke, incumbent Mayor Alex Morse and Mayoral Candidate Jason Ferreira answer questions in regards to different topics of relevance and concern for the community, Covering economic development, safety, youth, seniors, and policies, among others. This forum was made as a collaboration of the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, the Holyoke … Continue reading Holyoke Mayoral Candidates Forum

At-Large City Councilor Candidates Forum

Listen to the At Large City Councilor Candidates Forum in its entirety, on this special coverage of the 2017 Election by radioplasma. This is part of the series “Know Your Candidates”, and also a collaboration with The Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, The Holyoke Taxpayers Association, The Holyoke Youth Task Force, The Gándara Youth Development Center, and Holyoke Media. Continue reading At-Large City Councilor Candidates Forum

Nelson R Roman

City Councilor for Ward 2, Nelson Roman, is running for re-election. On this session, he reviews the work of the past two years, and the issues that will be part of the work to do on a second term, if re-elected. You can find more information about Nelson Roman’s platform on his website Related: You can also listen to the interview with the contending candidate for Ward 2, J’Anthony Smith Continue reading Nelson R Roman

Dori Digenti – Breathing Space Yoga & Mindfulness Studio

Dori Digenti is the founder of Breathing Space Yoga & Mindfulness Studio, a space for community connection. As a certified Yoga instructor, Dori is offering the benefits of Yoga and Meditation to the community in an inclusive and welcoming environment. On this episode, we talk about her studio, activities, that include a free session facilitated in Spanish, scheduled for October 7th, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM at Breathing Space Yoga & Mindfulness Studio, located at 208 Race Street, Suite 301, in Holyoke, MA. You can learn more about Dori Digenti and Breathing Space Yoga & Mindfulness Studio on her … Continue reading Dori Digenti – Breathing Space Yoga & Mindfulness Studio