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At-Large City Councilor Candidates Forum

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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.

Holyoke Mayoral Candidates Forum

Listen to the full debate with the four Mayoral Candidates, Michael Siciliano, Jason Ferreira, Paul Bowes, and Mayor Alex Morse, recorded on September 20th, at El Mercado, in South Holyoke, previous to the preliminary election on September 26th, 2017.

This is a special feature of the Radioplasma podcast, in partnership with the Holyoke Neighborhood Associations, El Sol Latino, Holyoke Media, and Councilor Nelson Roman.

The Radioplasma’s audio podcast, and the video, produced by Holyoke Media, are available for the public on this posting.

 

Holyoke Herald interview with Mr. Dana Brown

The Holyoke Herald, in partnership with Radioplasma, present a special edition of the Podcast, with an interview produced and hosted by Isabella Courchesne, Feroze Sibdhanny, and Siobhan Brennan. They interviewed Mr. Dana Brown, new Principal of the Holyoke High School, previous to the start of the school year 2017-2018.

You can follow the Holyoke Herald at their website: https://hhsherald.com/

 

 

Michael Thomas Siciliano – Mayoral Candidate

The series of interviews “Know Your Candidates” resumes, with the first Mayoral Candidate, Michael Thomas Siciliano. You will have the opportunity to know about Mr. Sicilano’s motivation to run for Mayor, and he presents his platform for the Mayoral Campaign.

You can visit the official website of Michael T. Sicilano, at www.oneholyoke.us

Also, you can follow his campaign and events on his Facebook page

 

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The Victory Theater Storefronts

The morning of June 23rd, 2017, the storefronts of the Victory Theater became the center of attention and were visible and exposed for the first time in decades.

Radioplasma was there and we got to talk with Kathy McKean, Managing Director of the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA). While this conversation happened, people stopped by to take a look, and we met Michael McLaughlin, who worked at the Victory Theater, back in the ’70s.

For more information about the Victory Theater and MIFA, you can visit their website: www.mifafestival.org

Lecture by Ginetta Candelario: “Immigrant’s Incorporation and Life Chances in Holyoke”, at the Wistariahurst

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As part of the events celebrating National Immigrant Heritage Month, The Wistariahurst Museum hosted on June 14th of 2017, the lecture “Immigrant’s Incorporation and Life Chances in Holyoke” by Professor Ginetta Candelario.

This radioplasma special feature includes the entire lecture, recorded during this event, and allowing the community to listen to this well-documented presentation about Holyoke’s history.

For more information about the events planned for Immigrant Heritage Month, you can visit the Wistariahurst website: wistariahurst.org

 

Immigrant Stories: Marikler Toensmeier

June is the National Immigrant Heritage Month. The City of Holyoke is celebrating with several activities dedicated to recognizing the contributions of immigrants from different cultures, and countries. As part of this celebration, radioplasma will feature during June, a series of stories from immigrants, living in Holyoke.

Our first feature story is with one of the honorees of this year’s Immigrant Heritage Month celebration: Marikler Toensmeier, a native of Guatemala, and a beloved member of our community.

You can follow the activities for this celebration at the Wistariahurst Museum’s website: www.wistariahurst.org

And also at the City of Holyoke calendar website: www.holyoke.org

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SESSION: THE CONNECTICUT RIVER WALK AND BIKEWAY – CABOT STREET CONNECTOR

 

 

SIGUE PA’LANTE! SUPPORT RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN HOLYOKE SCHOOLS

 

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