Jun 7, 2016
Difficult Dialogues: Voices from the Valley is a public affairs show originating at Amherst Media which aims to tackle some of the most pressing matters facing contemporary society. Since its inception in 2013, it has drawn on expert voices from the Fives Colleges, from Amherst, and from surrounding communities to explore issues including the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, immigration, challenges in the Middle East, and gender identity.
Jun 1, 2016
You may have heard that Amherst has a lot of meetings. Currently, Amherst Media provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Select Board, Planning Board, School Committee, Regional School Committee, Finance Committee, and Town Meeting on an ongoing basis as well as many community forums and other committees. During the summer months we have far fewer interns and our staff is stretched further, which means that it's even harder to maintain coverage of existing committees, let alone new additions.
Apr 27, 2016
Amherst Media’s NEWS@AmherstMedia is proud to bring to you a new series, “Western Mass Calling.” Series host Jim Lescault, along with regional institutional leaders, will explore the current socio-economic conditions facing Western Massachusetts’ residents and businesses. This 30 minute talk show will engage in conversations covering such topics as politics, economics, education, religion, social services, and housing.
Apr 26, 2016
The third annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement, colloquilly known as "The Sammys", will be presented Thursday, April 28 at Amherst College. The recipients this year are author Polly Longsworth and Yiddish Book Center founder Aaron Lansky.
Apr 25, 2016
The Afro Asian Music Ensemble paid tribute last year to its founder and bandleader Fred Ho in a performance at Hampshire College. The tribute concert was filmed and is presented by Amherst Media
Mar 28, 2016
Amherst Media is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Ameur as our Director of Programming. Joe Ameur graduated from UMass Amherst in 2015, majoring in Communication and English with a focus on filmmaking and screenwriting. During his studies at UMass, Joe interned at Amherst Media as a Production Assistant and worked on many field and studio productions, as well as our archiving project. He follows in the steps of impressive former interns joining our staff, including the preceding Director of Programming, Kayla Creamer.
Mar 22, 2016
This new film is currently in the support and production stage for a new APT/PBS film on the life and legacy of Labor Secretary Frances Perkins titled Frances Perkins: Fire and Ice. Perkins was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet and served the longest term as Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945. She helped push the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. It is important to never forget the origins of the American Social Safety Net and the woman who was accountable for it.
Mar 14, 2016
The Amherst Town Election is March 29th. Check out the videos below to hear more on the potential charter commission, candidate for that, and for other town offices. Videos: