Jack Spillane sits down with four of these students, as well as one of their mothers, to talk about LGBTQ+ life at the high school and concerns as to whether the city’s school resource officers will keep these kids safe, given the police union’s endorsement of the newly elected Ward 3 councilor, Shawn Oliver.
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Video: The Chat with Ward 3 city council finalists Shawn Oliver and Carmen Amaral
Ward 3 Councilor special election finalists Shawn Oliver and Carmen Amaral sat down with Jack Spillane to talk about constituent services and communication with the public.
Video: Chancellor Mark Fuller talks about the next chapter for UMass Dartmouth
At the start of his second full year as chancellor of UMass Dartmouth, Mark Fuller has some big challenges in front of him. Among his tasks are to turn around declining enrollment and retention numbers.
Watch The Chat and meet the seven candidates for the Ward 3 city council primary
Join longtime New Bedford political writer Jack Spillane as he interviews the candidates during a special edition of The Chat on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
Watch: New Bedford’s under-appreciated role in the Underground Railroad
Lee Blake and Timothy Dale Walker will join New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane for the latest episode of The Chat on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. for a free hour-long discussion via Zoom about New Bedford’s place in the Underground Railroad.
Watch The Chat: Should the undocumented immigrants driver’s license law be repealed?
The Chat examines the effort to repeal the law that grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
Watch The Chat: Breaking down November’s ballot question — should New Bedford join the MBTA?
What if the state spent tens of millions building passenger rail from New Bedford to Boston, and city residents said we don’t want it? That’s what will be decided by way of a referendum question on the city’s November ballot.
Watch The Chat: A conversation with the Democratic candidates for Bristol County Sheriff
Jack Spillane sat down with the candidates — Fall River attorney Nick Bernier, Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux and former Somerset Police Chief George McNeil — for a special 90-minute Zoom session of The Chat. Watch it here.
Watch The Chat: America’s political divide with Dr. Shannon Jenkins
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.
Watch The Chat: Abortion rights in Greater New Bedford
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.