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Jan 19, 2018

In the run up to the March vote on the Charter Commission's recommendation to eliminate Town Meeting and the Select Board in favor of a Town Council, several debates have been slated to shine a light on the issues involved. Here's the first debate that took place January 11, 2018, at Jones Library.

 

Jan 19, 2018

Our warmest condolences go out to the friends & family of Julius Lester, a powerful author, activist, musician and Amherst community member.

We were privileged to have him in our studio for an interview with Marcie Sclove on her show Going Deeper. 

To learn more about Julius’ journey, watch the two-part interview here:

Going Deeper: Julius Lester (Part 1)

News

January 19, 2018

In the run up to the March vote on the Charter Commission's recommendation to eliminate Town Meeting and the Select Board in favor of a Town Council, several debates have been slated to shine a light on the issues involved. Here's the first debate that took place January 11, 2018, at Jones Library.

 

Julius Lester - Courtesy the Hampshire Daily Gazette
January 19, 2018

Our warmest condolences go out to the friends & family of Julius Lester, a powerful author, activist, musician and Amherst community member.

We were privileged to have him in our studio for an interview with Marcie Sclove on her show Going Deeper. 

To learn more about Julius’ journey, watch the two-part interview here:

Going Deeper: Julius Lester (Part 1)

January 19, 2018

In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the last election, The Collective's Justine O'Brien saw a surge in artists speaking out against the things they felt the new president embodied. It led her to take a look at artists who use their work in the quest for social justice. Only in The Collective

January 18, 2018

As rents and property values push housing costs out of reach nationwide, many have found hope in the Tiny House Movement.

The Collective's Alyssa Lidman takes a look at this nascent phenomenon in our very own back yard in an extensive story entitled Thinking Small: Why No Tiny Houses in Pi Valley’s Affordable Housing Desert?

December 18, 2017

Hands Across the Hills is a project of the Leverett Bridging Committee that brought 11 people from Letcher Country, Kentucky, to Leverett to have discussions and structured interactions with local residents. Discussions between the two groups revolved around why the group from Kentucky coal country voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Monday, December 11, the Leverett group met to recap and discuss what they learned at the Mount Toby Friends Meeting House.