Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Talk Franklin - the Winter Solstice episode - 12/21/21 (audio)

FM #684 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 684 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.

This was recorded coincidentally beginning with the Winter Solstice at 11 AM on 12/21/21. Maybe the start of a new tradition.

We had a less formal agenda to talk through as we discussed the recent tragedy in Franklin, civil discourse, gratitude for what we do have, and looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities of 2022.

The recording runs about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie.

Audio file ->


Candlelight vigil recording

GoFundMe for Shirley Owen 

Community Preservation public hearings announced 

Rebuilding Civility in the Public Square (book mentioned by Jamie)


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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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Talk Franklin - the Winter Solstice episode - 12/21/21 (audio)
Talk Franklin - the Winter Solstice episode - 12/21/21 (audio)

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