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Coming Up Friday, February 27

February 27, 2015

The State We’re In: Evan Falchuk

Evan Falchuk, founder and Massachusetts 2014 gubernatorial candidate for the United Independent Party, discusses his efforts to have a public referendum on the possibility of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympic Games.

American Graduate: Project Coach

February 25, 2015

Project Coach works to bridge the economic, educational and social divisions facing Springfield youth by empowering and employing inner-city teens to coach, teach, and mentor elementary school students in their neighborhoods. Connecting Point Contributor Carolee McGrath visits The Gerena School in Springfield’s North End to see how this program works.

Levi Beebe & the Blizzard of 1888

February 25, 2015

With blizzard after blizzard falling every week, the snowfall this winter has been a bit crazy. But unprecedented? Not exactly. You may remember the Blizzard of 1978, but have you ever heard of the Blizzard of 1888? It came out of nowhere and crippled public transit, stranded travelers, and brought industry and commerce to a screeching halt. No one saw it coming… except for one man from Richmond, Massachusetts. Berkshires folklorist extraordinaire Joe Durwin shares the legend of the “Weather Prophet of Beartown Mountain” with Connecting Point.

Italian Americans: Bruce Watson

February 25, 2015

Bruce Watson, author of “Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders and the Judgment of Mankind” discusses the case, prejudice faced by Italian immigrants, and his own participation in the PBS documentary, “The Italian Americans.”

Bruce Watson