SHOW EXTRA: Notes from Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley’s Campaign


This is our first show extra!

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.

East Boston from an Outsiders Perspective

38824942_239907729996578_4107517051843641344_nHey Listeners! It’s me, Morgan (pictures here ūüôā )! 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.


Youth and Political Engagement

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!!


Youth Speak on Immigration

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.

Listen and Join the Movement:

Connect with Valeria and SIM through social media:

Also check out United We Dream for more information about the immigration fight and other ways to get involved as a student.

POC LGBTQ+ Identity and Community Issues

Wow! That’s a lot of acronyms! To break it down: today on the show we’re talking about¬†People¬†Of¬†Color in the¬†Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer+¬†and discussing intersection identity life. Behind the mic, we have Saphire Broxton (Afro-Latina, Bi-sexual, Communications Intern, ZUMIX and freshman at Hamilton College),¬†Noah Toledo¬†(Latinx, transgender writer and recent graduate from Harvard with a Masters in creative writing), and¬†What’s Up Eastie¬†co-host,¬†Morgan Augillard (black, queer, graduate student at MIT). This interview covers a lot of ground from coming out, identity, community, politics, to finding your tribe and resources for LGBTQ+ folks.

Give us a listen:

There’s a primary coming up September 4, 2018 where Boston residents can vote on a bill concerning protections for transgender folks. It’s important to VOTE YES on Ballot #3 if you’re in favor of protecting trans folks and their basic human rights. If you’re a U.S. citizen, over 18, and have a valid ID, get registered to vote here by¬†August 15, 2018!!!

On today’s show Noah, Saphire, and Morgan mentioned some of the resources that helped (and to continue to help) them on their identity journey. Keep scrolling to see some of their favorites.

Noah’s Recommendations

Saphire’s Recommendations

Morgan’s Recommendations

LGBTQ+ Community and East Boston

Matthew Barison¬†(Lawyer; Chair, Harbor View Neighborhood Association) and¬†John (Vegan Chef and Winthrop resident) joined¬†What’s Up Eastie¬†to talk about the LGBTQ+ community, and how their fairing in today’s political climate. They discuss what life is like in Eastie being part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as in the world at large.

**thanks to ZUMIX’s Rene for translation assistance**

Listen here:

There’s a primary coming up September 4, 2018 where Boston residents can vote on a bill concerning protections for transgender folks. It’s important to VOTE YES on Ballot #3 if you’re in favor of protecting trans folks and their basic human rights.

If you’re interesting in meeting other LGBTQ+ folks in Eastie, join the Facebook Group: Eastie Gays.

Youth + Environmental Engagement

20180725_123913We love having youth in the station! This week we had 7 young people and leaders from The Youth Conservation Corp of the Trustees (YCC).¬†Abigail (Crew Supervisor, American University, 19, West Roxbury),¬†Gabriela (Crew Supervisor, UMASS Boston, 22), ¬†Julliet (15), Celine (16), Carla (16), Amanda (17), and¬†Sandra (17) are all from East Boston and are part of the YCC’s East Boston Coastal Resilience Crew. They talked to¬†What’s Up Eastie¬†about climate change, environmental stewardship, climate justice, and what it means to get involved in their community.

Listen here:

If you’re SuccessLink approved but don’t have a summer job yet, reach out to Gabriela and Abigail ASAP:¬† Email Gabriela at¬†

YCC has an action coming up:

Come out and support YCC in East Boston at their action this coming Monday, July 30th, 2018 @ American Legion Park (City Yards):  Falcon and Condor Street.

Follow YCC on social media and stay connected to their actions and events:


P.S. WhatsUpEastie has a Soundcloud now: Check out this episode there and look for more shows and playlists to come!