WMUA’s Liz Flood speaks with a Smith Professor whose art is on exhibition, Amherst had its annual maple lighting, the first Amherst Town Council is sword into office, protests erupt in Paris, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson is accused of sexual misconduct.
It was a stunning Boston Marathon this past Monday. Not only did Americans dominate across the board, with American women claiming 7 of the top 10 spots, and American men taking 6 of the top 10; it also happened to be the five-year anniversary of the Boston bombing. Early in the day there was a moment of silence for the three victims who lost their lives in the bombings and for the one officer who was killed pursuing one of the bombers.
Yuki Kawauchi of Japan is the new Champion for the men’s event with a time of 2:15:58; Kawauchi became the first Japanese male to win the event since 1987. Desiree Linden was the first American women to win the event since 1985 with a time of 2:33:41.
Photos Courtesy of Joshua Brown
Article by Jesse Kolodkin
John Simpson is a professor at the Commonwealth Honors College and the creator and designer of Springfield’s “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.”
Simpson, an artist living in Springfield, is well-acquainted with city personalities — from decision makers to fellow artists — trying to revitalize the city.
WMUA News’ Becky Wandel spoke with Simpson about “The Springfield Renaissance” and the thousands of jobs coming as the MGM Grand moves in.
Originally aired on WMUA Amherst on April 4, 2018, here’s some of their conversation.
Following their swearing in ceremony this past Monday, SGA President and Vice President Nathalie Amazan and Timmy Sullivan sat down with WMUA News’ Becky Wandel and Phillip Bishop to discuss their cabinet appointees, their plans for UMass in the coming year, and how they represent a different sort of leadership than what the SGA has become accustom to.
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Can anyone really win a trade war? And if so, can it be us?
This week, President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping continue to dole out tweets and tariffs in a game of transatlantic chess that could end up damaging the two biggest economies in the world.
WMUA News’ Jesse Kolodkin spoke to UMass professor of political science and U.S. foreign policy expert, Paul Musgrave about the billion-dollar standoff.
Sophomore Asma Saeed is the Vice President of the Pakistani Students Organization (PSO) at UMass Amherst. The three-year-old Cultural RSO works to celebrate and educate campus about Pakistani culture.
Pakistan is famous for its elaborate and lively weddings, so this Friday, April 6, 2018, PSO will hold a Mock Shaadi, or mock wedding; all students are welcome to attend.
WMUA News’ Kortni Song and Rachel Swansburg spoke with Asma about PSO, its role on campus, and the Mock Shaadi.
More information on the Mock Shaadi can be found on PSO’s Facebook page.
Tonight’s broadcast takes listeners on a wild ride where they will discover where their tongue ends, a live update from baseball’s opening day, a Umass professor’s take on universal income, how Umass was chosen to participate in a national active shooter preparedness program, and Liz gives an update on the latest podcast. Take a listen!