Eight public media stations in New England, including New England Public Radio based in Springfield, Massachusetts, have received a $625,538 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish a regional news collaboration.
On Tuesday, February 23, New England Public Radio will host acclaimed international journalist Ofeibea Quist-Arcton for a lively conversation on her extensive career covering the African continent for major news organizations including the BBC and NPR; and the current political, economic and social issues impacting African nations today. John Higginson, Professor of History at UMass Amherst will join Ms. Quist-Arcton on stage. The event will begin 1:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Honors College, 157 Commonwealth Avenue, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Start spreading the news… New England Public Radio will celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of two American icons, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday with a festive holiday bash on December 12, 2015, from 7-11 p.m. at the Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley, Mass.
The ultra-popular Valley Voices StorySlam collaboration between New England Public Radio (NEPR) and the Academy of Music Theatre embarks on its second season this winter at its new downtown location, the Northampton Brewery.
Beginning Saturday, November 7, the perennial public radio favorite, This American Life will be part of the regular NEPR News Network line-up at noon on Saturdays and New England Public Radio will introduce two new shows to the weekend line up.
New England Public Radio is proud to announce that Coleman Casey and Keisha Green have joined the New England Public Radio Foundation as directors of the board. Lisa Piehler has joined as an advisor. Angelika Melien and Michael Yaffe have been named first and second Vice President respectively, and Robert Feldman has been named Clerk.