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The Power of Listening Featured on ‘Morning Show’

Nock Middle School English Language Arts teacher Eric Schildge and Social Studies teacher Jennifer Groskin, visit “The Morning Show” on Thursday, December 31st, accompanied by several 8th graders enrolled in a class on learning to listen in a planned, purposeful way. Host Mary Jacobsen will interview the teachers and students about how focused listening provides them... See More

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7 pm: Explore the Gravesites of Every American President (VIRTUAL via the Newburyport Public Library) 

Join us for an epic virtual trip to presidential gravesites, monuments and memorials. Author, longtime public radio host and presidential enthusiast Brady Carlson will be telling the surprising origin stories of famous spots like the Washington Monument and Mount Rushmore as well as the gravesites of American presidents. This event will be held on Zoom.... See More

Evolution of Christmas Featured on Morning Show

          Kenneth Turino, Historic New England’s Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development, will visit The Morning Show on Thursday, December 17th to discuss how Christmas traditions in New England have evolved over the past 400 years.           Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Turino about topics ranging from why the Puritans spurned Christmas to the origin... See More

Beacon Hill Update from Mass Access -December 14, 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 David Gauthier President, Mass Access As of Sunday night, DPH reported a total of 279,574 cases of COVID-19. The state reported 4,677 new confirmed cases. The state has now confirmed a total of 11,098 deaths from the virus. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to have informal sessions today at... See More

Driving While Black Featured on Morning Show

          Author and filmmaker Dr. Gretchen Sorin will visit “The Morning Show” on Thursday, December 10th to discuss her book and PBS documentary, “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights.”           Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Sorin about the history of restricted movement for African Americans dating from the era of slavery... See More