Showing posts with label WGBH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WGBH. Show all posts

Saturday, July 2, 2022

New England Muzzle awards contain a local interest

"A Boston mayor who trampled on a religious group’s right to freedom of expression. A Worcester city manager who trampled on the public’s right to know about police misconduct. A New Hampshire state legislator who trampled on teachers’ rights by demanding that they take a “loyalty oath” promising not to teach their students about racism.

These are just a few of the winners of the 2022 New England Muzzle Awards."

The former Worcester city manager (Augustus) is now the Chancellor at Dean College.

New England Muzzle awards contain a local interest
New England Muzzle awards contain a local interest

Saturday, January 8, 2022

WGBH - "Which leaders should be stepping up where in latest COVID surge in Massachusetts?" (video)

Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) tweeted on Fri, Jan 07, 2022:

"We're back after a holiday hiatus with a really good show--sharp insights from , , and about a week in which the politics of COVID were inescapable. 7 pm, Ch 2!"

If you missed the live broadcast, you can catch the reply on YouTube

WGBH - "The Politics of COVID"
WGBH - "The Politics of COVID" (note original title - then changed and reposted to YouTube)

Friday, August 28, 2020

WGBH Interviews the 4th District candidates

Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) tweeted at 4:27 PM on Thu, Aug 27, 2020:
TAKE A LOOK at our interviews with the Dems running to replace Joe Kennedy in #MA04. They're all here, available for your viewing pleasure at your convenience #mapoli via @wgbhnews

WGBH Interviews the 4th District candidates
WGBH Interviews the 4th District candidates

Saturday, July 11, 2020

WGBH introduces "Internet Expert" on voting

#Election2020 is only 117 days away. And today, @wgbhnews launched Internet Expert, a fast, fun game show about America’s least trivial subject: our democracy. I’m very proud of this project . 
Take a look at Episode 1 here:

Franklin radar picked up via Twitter:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

In the News: governor candidates debate

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez seized Wednesday night on Gov. Charlie Baker’s wavering over whether or not he will vote for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl as Gonzalez attempts to dislodge the incumbent Republican from the corner office. 
Diehl, a state representative from Whitman who is challenging U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, became a centerpiece of a WGBH debate between the two gubernatorial candidates as Gonzalez tried to paint Baker as loyal to the Republican Party over the people of Massachusetts. Baker said during the debate that he hadn’t decided whether he will vote for Diehl, but later told reporters that he misspoke and will cast a ballot for Diehl on Nov. 6. 
At the midpoint of the debate, moderator Jim Braude asked Baker how he squares his opposition to President Donald Trump with his support for Diehl, who supports the president and helped organize his campaign in Massachusetts. Baker reiterated that he had pledged to support the whole GOP ticket and is supporting Diehl because he is part of that ticket."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

The Boston Globe debate article

WGBH's article on fact checking the debate

C-SPAN has the video of the debate for viewing

Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

“There is no one making bottles in New England"

Via the Franklin network, we get the link to this story on the domino effect of companies closing up operations:

"Inside a huge industrial building in Franklin, there are 120 conveyor belts designed to carry broken glass to three stories of giant machines that crush the glass and sort it, to be sent away and be made into new bottles. 
But those machines aren't running now. 
"I think the plant operated at approximately 80 decibels — glass is banging, machines are running. Yeah it was it was pretty loud here,” said Andrew Crowley of Strategic Materials, which owns the plant. Today the plant almost silent inside. “It's kind of sad, it being so quiet," he said. 
The plant closed last month because it lost its only big customer — a company called Ardagh, which ran a plant just nine miles away in Milford that turned all that glass back into bottles. That closed down in March. 250 people worked there."

Continue reading the article online. You can also listen to the audio segment at the same link

The machines inside the Strategic Materials plant have remained quiet since the facility closed down in June.
"The machines inside the Strategic Materials plant have remained quiet since the facility closed down in June."

For more about Strategic Materials