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Not for Nothin' - Amanda Chen from the Salvation Army


Amanda Chen from the Salvation Army talks with Susan Fleischmann about the youth programs available at the Salvation Army, particularly Bridgin' the Gap, and opportunity for court-involved and at-risk teens.

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Empty Bowls event features soups by local restaurants, bowls by local potters

Project benefits On The Rise

A menu of epicurean soups and a display of hand-crafted pottery bowls by area artisans drew a crowd Saturday for the Third Annual Empty Bowls luncheon at the Puritan & Company Restaurant, 1166 Cambridge Street, Inman Square.  The event was a benefit for On The Rise Inc., a day program based nearby at 341 Broadway; it aids women who are homeless or in need of basic support services.

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Not for Nothin' with Reverend Irene Monroe

the Massachusetts primary, race and misogyny

Reverend Irene Monroe and Susan Fleischmann speak about the Massachusetts presidential primary, race and misogyny.


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March 9 ROTTEN REPORTAGE: Do We Have the Media We Deserve?

The following is a press release from Cambridge Forum.

The bulk of mainstream media in the U.S. is now owned by six corporations that continue to gobble up smaller outlets and independent presses. Some say that we have created a perfect echo chamber, that the plurality of a free press is just a sad joke. Turning on the TV or scrolling through the headlines offers only the illusion of choice.

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Not for Nothin' - Dyanne London, Encampment for Citizenship


Dyanne London, Board member of the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) is interviewed by Susan Fleischmann. EFC conducts residential summer programs with year-round follow-up for young people of widely diverse backgrounds and nations. It provides youth with a compelling experience in democratic living, with emphasis on critical thinking and social action.

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Third Annual Empty Bowls luncheon Saturday, March 12, noon to 3 pm

Empty bowls project helps feed the hungry in Cambridge

The Third Annual Empty Bowls project on Saturday, March 12, will help feed the hungry in Cambridge. In return for a $35 contribution, donors will share a festive lunch between noon and 3 pm at the Puritan & Co. restaurant at 1166 Cambridge Street in Inman Square. The menu will feature home-made specialty soups contributed by local eateries. Each patron can choose and take home a bowl hand-crafted by a local artisan.

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Not for Nothin' - Katherine Bennett, Spare Change News

Katherine Bennett, the new Executive Director of Spare Change News, is interviewed by Susan Fleischmann. 2-22-2016

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Local Photojournalist Captures Past and Present of Women in Iran

The art exhibit, “Iran: Women Only,” which is on display at MIT’s Center for International Studies, allows visitors a glimpse into women’s historical and modern roles in Iran. The photographs were initially shot by local photojournalist Randy Goodman in 1980 during the Iran Hostage Crisis, and again more recently in 2015.

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Not for Nothing Darrin Korte, Cambridge Community Center

Susan Fleischmann interviews Darrin Korte, the new Executive Director of the Cambridge Community Center. 2-1-2016