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.
Jack Spillane appeared on WBSM’s Town Square Sunday on July 24 to discuss his recent columns, including one on the Star Store, which houses UMass Dartmouth’s College of Visual and […]
Jack Spillane discusses his recent Chat session on the lack of abortion services around New Bedford, the Jan. 6 congressional hearings, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants on WBSM’s TownSquare Sunday […]
Jack Spillane joins Jim Phillips on WBSM’s TownSquare Sunday to discuss the efforts to improve elementary school playgrounds across New Bedford, as well as the struggles of the Pocasset Tribe […]
Jack Spillane appears on WBSM Radio’s Townsquare Sunday on April 24 to discuss the controversial Dartmouth High logo and nickname, parking controversy at Noah’s Place Playground on Pope’s Island, the […]
Many immigrants working in essential jobs in New Bedford were excluded when the population received federal and state compensation.
Los inmigrantes que trabajan en la industria pesquera de New Bedford y en otros lugares fueron excluidos de la ayuda pandémica.
Today we introduce another new community-based feature, DocuNB, an occasional series of short videos that document the vivid culture of New Bedford by training the camera on evocative scenes in the everyday life of the city. Witness last month’s poignant final mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Jack Spillane appears on WBSM Radio’s Townsquare Sunday on March 20 to discuss the New Bedford School District’s building plans with its pandemic relief funds, more divides between the city council and mayor on how to spend its own spending of those funds and a controversial school logo that has the town of Dartmouth divided.
Sometimes when we experience negative emotion or stress we think that there’s something wrong with us, or that we’re doing something wrong. “But in a really uncertain, anxiety-provoking situation like COVID-19, feeling stressed out and experiencing negative emotion, that’s a normal thing to be going through.”