Welcome to What’s Up Eastie!!! a Zumix Radio show about local, East Boston issues. On this show we talk about the local context, then zoom out to take a big picture view. Local youth, residents, activists, and politicians stop by the show to break down the issues so please listen in…
Wednesdays Noon-1pm EST
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The Crazy No Plastic Lady Julia Burell and the author of Free Impact blog Margaret Yoh joined What’s up Eastie? for a fun conversation discussing tips and tricks to reduce the use of plastic in our lives. On Instagram, you can reach Julia at @TheCrazyNoPlasticLady and Margaret at @DunkinGarbage.
‘You can’t just dial the mayor, and ask for a park.’
When I started What’s up Eastie? my friend and neighbor Mary Ellen Welch was a regular. Long before the show was ever conceived, I interviewed her. Kate Telma, Sophie Kazis, and I produced the interview as part of a ‘Media for Movement’ course by MIT Colabs and Zumix.
It’s a quick little episode to spotlight material of immediate interest to listeners.
Listen to a spokesperson from Councilor Ayanna Pressley‘s campaign for US Congress, Alex Goldstein, as he talks about what sets this candidate apart from her incumbent competitor, Congressman Mike Capuano.
Stay tuned for more shorts and full episodes of WUE, broadcasting live every Wednesday (12pm-1pm EST) from Zumix Radio in East Boston.
Hey Listeners! It’s me, Morgan (pictures here 🙂 )! I had an incredible time working with Kannan and What’s Up Eastie? this summer as a Zumix Intern. In this episode, Kannan interviews me about my time in East Boston, my thoughts as an outsider, and allows me to talk about all the ways East Boston is forever imprinted to on my heart. Can’t wait to come visit East Boston again soon.
In the mean time, KEEP LISTENING TO WHAT’S UP EASTIE!
Jon Cohn (Managing Editor of the Great Transition Initiative, Tellus Institute) joins What’s Up Eastie? to discuss the current political scene locally, on the state level, and federally, particularly with the big primary election coming up September 4, 2018. Some youth crew members with The Trustees Youth Conversation Corp. (YCC), Gabriela, Julliet, and Carla, are also joining us to discuss the work they’ve done this summer, and to share their political perspectives as young people.
Listen here and get out and VOTE Sept 4th and in November!!
Valeria Do Vale (Lead Coordinator, Student Immigration Movement (SIM)) dropped by What’s Up Eastie? to discuss what it’s like to tackle the issue of immigration in this country as a student. Do undocumented students face different challenges from other undocumented folks? Listen to hear Valeria share her story, and the importance of the work SIM is doing to progress the movement.
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