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Each month YWCA Cambridge hosts a new artist from the community whose art goes along with their mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This month, YWCA Cambridge is hosting Anike. "Alluding to the naming traditions peculiar to the Yòrùbá of Southwest Nigeria—Oríkì—the artist employs hairstyles and animal metaphors as mediums for exploring, portraying and projecting the essence of a person."

Cambridge is changing. No matter the neighborhood, people are feeling the effects. How has your neighborhood changed? What stories can you share about your community? What people in your neighborhood do you consider to be unsung heroes? What insights might you offer about the issues that you care about?

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Have you been subject to prejudice, discrimination or stigma based on who you are, where you came from, or how you self-identify? Are you able to talk about your experience in a respectful conversation with others who are curious?

If so, you may consider applying to be a Human Book in the Human Library, scheduled for May 5 from 1-4pm at the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library. Readers may check out a Human Book for up to 30 minutes in order to learn more about the experiences of those unlike themselves.

In the 32nd episode of Cambridge Uncovered, host Priyanka Deo of explores the struggles of music and art education. A large amount of research shows that the arts is closely tied to almost everything we as a nation demand from our schools: academic achievement, social development, emotional development and civic engagement, just to name a few. Why then is it typically the first to go? To hopefully answer this question, we have assembled a panel of experts:

In the second episode of Education Talk, host Priyanka Deo (an intern in the NeighborMedia program at CCTV) brings attention to education and disabilities. This is a growing field of discussion and our expert today are doing and have done some tremendous work with access, disabilities and education all over the world. Guests are:

In the January-February episode of Beyond Boston, host Chris Faraone (Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism) interviews Meg Sanders, the managing director of Revolutionary Clinics in Somerville. Meg has watched the marijuana movement grow in other states, and now that she and her team have set up shop in Massachusetts. She fills us in on what to expect moving forward.

ALSO: Watch hyperlocally produced pieces on pot made by members of community media centers in Cambridge, Malden and Somerville.

Jason Pramas of BINJ provides commentary.

In the very first episode of Education Talk, host Priyanka Deo (an intern in the NeighborMedia program at CCTV) brings attention to music and education. An overwhelming amount of data supports that study and participation in the fine arts -- including music, theatre, stage and song -- is an essential component in improving learning in all academic areas. Guests are:

In the 31st episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia citizen journalist Beverly Mire talks to three Cambridge kids doing amazing things. They are: Omari Tom, a 9-year-old who started Fair America, an organization that advocates for just that -- a fair America; and 10-year-olds Nicky and Tomas, hosts of the show "Science Squad" on CCTV Cambridge Community Television.

Whether she’s delivering cookies or picking up a camera, Kristina Kehrer is always a welcome presence at CCTV, where she’s been covering Cambridge people, places and perspectives since 2013.

Pat Medeiros is the founder of Cambridge Overcoming Addiction. She lost her daughter, Bernadine, to a 20-year heroin addiction.

As has been reported, opioid related deaths in Massachusetts are down 10 percent so far this year. According to the third-quarter opioid statistics report released earlier this month by the Commonwealth, 167 fewer people died in the first nine months of 2017 as compared to the same timeframe last year.