Monday, May 25, 2020

FM #275 "Talk Franklin" with Jamie Hellen, Anne Marie Tracey 5/22/20 (audio)

FM #275 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 275 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about:
  • Re-opening status, progress
Curbside cafĂ© – June 1
Jun 4 downtown partnership
New “Resource” button
  • Memorial Day
  • Budget
Finance Committee budget hearings
Agendas for each meeting posted
  • Department Spotlight, Recreation
And we close with some cultural comments continuing the Prince reference from the prior session, and new mentions of the Beatie Boys movie and country musician Margo Price

Cultural Events coming up
  • Jamie Barrett - TuNesDay - May 26
  • Empty Bowls - goes virtual the week of June 8
  • Party for the Pantry- goes virtual July 15

The recording runs about 58 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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recreation spaces are re-opened today with restrictions
recreation spaces are re-opened today with restrictions

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