title card for Amherst Media sponsored debate on the town charter
February 23, 2018

Continuing its role in promoting honest and open Free Speech, Amherst Media sponsored a debate on current issues surrounding the proposed Town of Amherst Charter Change ballot question coming up for a town-wide vote March 27, 2018.

February 13, 2018

As my treatment plan continued not to work, my mental health deteriorated into a sad, lonely mess.” While that sums up much of the long, winding journey Hampshire College student GiannaMarie Dobson took through her complicated medical struggles, she found a path out of despair to a triumph of sorts through the wisdom and healing she found as she came to grips with her life. Read more of her story in The Collective.

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