The Jewish High Holidays began this week with Rosh Hashanah. Turns out commentator and comic strip illustrator Hilary Price is still learning the rituals. Price writes and illustrates the syndicated strip "Rhymes with Orange" and lives in Florence, Massachusetts.
Here's the rundown for Morning Edition Extra for Friday September 30th 2011:
Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials have fast tracked the bidding process for contractors to repair a six mile stretch of Route 2. New England Public Radio's Jill Kaufman reports.
As the seasons change, so does the food we forage for. Commentator and food writer T. Susan Chang says come fall, how we eat and with whom we eat is also apparent. Especially as her kids go back to school. T. Susan Chang is a food writer and cook book reviewer in Leverett, MA. Her book "A Spoonful of Promises: Recipes and Stories from a Well-Tempered Table" will be published in November. You can read her blog at Cookbooks for Dinner.
Like fatty food? It's among the treats at The Big E., underway in West Springfield, MA.
A new study finds students of color in Springfield and Holyoke are more likely than white students to live in multiple residences and attend multiple school districts during their K-12 years. And their ability to learn suffers as a result. New England Public Radio's Jill Kaufman reports.