Boston Bombing Six Month Remembrance
Dr. Pierre Rouzier, a primary care provider with The University of Massachusetts Health Services, was at the finish line the day of the Boston Marathon Bombings as a volunteer medic and scrambled to triage the casualties on-site following the bombings. He shares his thoughts and memories of that traumatic day with Connecting Point host Aliz Koletas.
In 1994, Erin Gruwell began teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Like many first year teachers, Erin was assigned the unmotivated, unnoticed, and “un-teachable” students. Erin strongly believed that education could overcome even the worst kinds of adversity and was determined that her 150 “at-risk” students receive the same opportunities as everyone else. Four years later all 150 students, dubbed the Freedom Writers, graduated from high school.
Ms. Gruwell ( the teacher made famous from Hilary Swank’s movie The Freedom Writers & more commonly known as “Ms G”) talks to us about joining with the Springfield School District to bring the curriculum that revolutionized her classroom to Springfield. Assistant school superintendent Lydia Martinez and Mayor Sarno’s chief of staff Denise Jordan join her.
Consumer Reports Auto Content Specialist Mike Quincy talks about the new cars that are out for 2014.
Making It Here: Cummington Creamery
The Old Creamery in Cummington is a familiar sight to those who pass by it on Route 9. After a long and storied history of serving the residents of the Hilltown communities surrounding it, the venerable New England country store is embarking on a new chapter in its existence, with co-operative ownership by its patrons and the expansion of its facilities. Producer Tony Dunne and Videographer Mark Langevin take a look at the exciting new future for this historic landmark, and how community and commerce find perfect harmony