What’s With All the Trash?

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Today’s hot topic is TRASH! Why do we see trash around the neighborhoods in East Boston? How can we get involved to correct this problem? We’re joined by Magdalena Ayed (Harborkeepers) and Paul Rogers, an East Boston local resident, to talk about just that. Listen today and learn how we can clean up our acts and clean up East Boston in the process!


Here’s how you can get involved with waterside and neighborhood clean ups:

Enjoy the musical styling of a familiar trash loving puppet:

El Salvadorian East Boston Youth Speak on Immigration

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We’ve spoke about immigration on this show in the past, but today we’re putting voices to the facts, figures, myths, and discussions. Today we’re highlighting local youth voices to illustrate the topic of immigration in a new way. We’re joined by Myra and Victoria, local youth who have graciously chosen to share their stories with What’s Up Eastie and all the listeners. They’ll speak about the context of where they came from, as well as what their lives are like here, in East Boston. We’re also joined by Tress Janati and Alba Oliver, organizers and youth coordinators with the East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC).

Check it out:

Climate Change

Welcome to the show! Have you ever felt like the climate change conversation is too complicated? Or you don’t understand how it’s affecting  East Boston? Don’t worry you’re not alone; climate change is a complex issue. Today we’re joined by Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Change Planner at Kleinfelder, to understand more about what’s happening in our environment. Listen, learn, and check out the links below for more information.


Here are the links and references mentioned in today’s show:

Immigration Law

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We don’t have to tell East Bostonians that immigration is a hot button issue. On today’s show we take a deep dive into immigration and immigration law with our guest Matt Cameron, an immigration attorney at Cameron Law Offices right here in East Boston. Listen and learn more about the immigration process; you may also find that a few immigration myths and mis-facts about undocumented people are dispelled along the way.


Get connected to Matt and the attorneys at the Cameron Law Offices through the link above, and through the following channels:

  • Cameron Law Offices: (617) 567- 0508
  • Facebook: Matt Cameron

If youth are looking to get involved with immigration issues, check out Student Immigration Movement (SIM).

Also check out the book, Guarding the Golden Door, that Matt recommends as a great grounding in American immigration law and history.

East Boston + the Airport

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On this edition of What’s Up Eastie, we’re joined by Chris Marchi, a lifelong East Boston resident and community activist with AIR (Airport Impact Relief Inc.), to discuss the effects of the airport (Boston Logan International Airport) on the adjacent East Boston community. Listen and learn about what you can do to mitigate airport effects on you, your family, and your community.


Get connected to Chris and AIR Inc. at their website linked above, but you can also get connection through social media:

Here are the links and references mentioned in today’s show:

 

Climate Change + Environmental Stewardship

How can we as community members help to reduce the effects of climate change in our community? Or just become more informed about the ways climate change affects our neighborhood and impacts our individual lives? One way could be getting outside and learning more about the spaces we pass everyday, like the Boston Harbor. Another way could be taking steps to change our habits at home and reduce energy consumption Now more than ever, East Boston is feeling the affects of the changing climate, so it’s time for us to learn more about what we can do to reverse these effects. On this recording of What’s Up Eastie, we’re joined by East Boston residents Magdalena Ayed (Harborkeepers) & Billy Perry (Eastie Now) to talk more about how to learn about climate change and become environmental stewards. Listen below!


Get Connected to Magdalena and Harborkeepers at their website linked above, but also connect to events and news through social media:

Here are the links and references mentioned in the show:

What’s up Eastie?

Hello everyone! My name is Kannan. I am a resident of East Boston, a historic and dynamic neighborhood in the city of Boston. “What’s up Eastie?” is a radio show is about current issues in East Boston. The show will start by focusing on a local issue or story, and zoom out to a larger version of the same issue or story  at the city, state, regional, national, or international level. I will have guests who work in some capacity on the issue, and the show will be a conversation between me and them.

Tune in to Zumix Radio 94.9FM at 12 noon on Wednesdays. You can also listen online at http://zumix.org/content/949-fm-zumix-radio

After every show, any relevant pictures and pointers of interest to listeners that came up during the show will be posted on this site whatsupeastie.com