How did our politics become so polarized? Dr. Shannon Jenkins, longtime political scientist at UMass Dartmouth and a member of the Dartmouth School Committee, joins New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane to talk about the deep cultural rifts that shape today’s politics — from local communities to our divided nation.
The New Bedford Light’s Jack Spillane was joined by women leaders from across South Coast to talk about abortion rights in Greater New Bedford after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
New Bedford Police Chief Paul Oliveira, who marks his first year in office on June 16, sat down with Jack Spillane for The Chat. Watch the interview here.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, Jack Spillane will be joined by four members of the Pocasset Tribe to talk about the history of their tribe, their efforts to regain control of their reservation land, and the story of Weetamoo, a female sachem (chief), who played a major role in King Philip’s War.
New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane hosted a special one-on-one session of The Chat with New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell on Wednesday. Watch their hour-long conversation covering three large development projects in New Bedford.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s recommendations for spending New Bedford’s COVID-19 relief money do not make housing one of the highest spending priorities. Housing advocates say that’s misguided.
“Essential But Excluded” revealed the plight of Guatemalan workers who kept the seafood industry running throughout the pandemic, but were shut out of federal COVID-19 relief money.
New Bedford artists Ron Fortier, Fitzcarmel LaMarre, Amy Schusser and Nancy Hayes discuss the arts in New Bedford in the time of COVID.