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Taxes have been one of the campaign’s biggest issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Election Day is all about turnout.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The election is less than a month away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’s watching for.

If you’re a Massachusetts voter, you have more to decide on than just the presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about four ballot questions.

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  Gregory Crewdson will discuss the making of his most recent body of work in a conversation with acclaimed author Rick Moody at The Mahaiwe on Monday, August 15th at 7pm.

The evening will include the first ever projected slideshow presentation of Cathedral of the Pines in its entirety, set to Yo La Tengo's "Night Falls on Hoboken," remixed specially for this event by Grammy-winning producer/engineer Drew Brown.

Cathedral of the Pines (2013–14) was made during three productions in and around the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts. The work premiered at Gagosian Gallery in New York earlier this year, and will be seen for the first time in Europe, concurrently in Brussels and Paris in September.

Rick Moody is the author of six novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and a collection of essays on music. His most recent publication is Hotels of North America, a novel. He writes regularly about music at The Rumpus, and writes the column "Rick Moody, Life Coach," for LitHub.

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  In our Ideas Matter segment we take time just about every week to check in with the state humanities councils in our 7-state region.

Today, we will learn about the uncertainties facing Cuba’s young people in 2016, and about a public lecture happening next week in Charlemont, Massachusetts on Cuban immigration and on the recent rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba.

Peter Purdy of the Charlemont Forum joins us this morning. Also here is Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of Religion and History at Yale University and the author of Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy. Carlos will be speaking at The Charlemont Forum in Charlemont, MA, on Wednesday, June 22nd. The speech is entitled: “Migration, Resistance or Reform: Cuba’s Uncertain Future." 

  It’s an important anniversary in Irish history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the Easter Rising. 

  The primary season means hurt feelings for many voters.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the superdelegates are in place for a reason. 

  The Democratic presidential primary seems to be decided, but Bernie Sanders is pressing on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  The governor of Massachusetts is no fan of Donald Trump.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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Republicans are planning to pack nine caucus sites across Massachusetts to select delegates to the Republican National Convention.

  Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, Mitt Romney -- could Massachusetts get another Bay Stater on a presidential ticket?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  Founded in 1954, Berkshire County Arc provides a broad range of community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties in Massachusetts.

On Sunday, April 3, the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 2016 Berkshire County Sprout Film Festival at Crosby Elementary School in Pittsfield, Mass. The Festival begins at noon and will feature short films about individuals with various disabilities, their lives and personal achievements.

Jessica McNair, Family Advocate & Adult Family Care Case Manager for Berkshire County Arc is here to tell us more.

  It’s Super Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for today’s races, including in Vermont and the Bay State. 

  Massachusetts’ Congressional delegation is stocked with Democrats. So why is the governor a Republican?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, and WAMC’s Alan Chartock try to figure it out. 

Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts workers are expected to see a boost in pay on Jan. 1 when the state's hourly minimum wage increases from $9 to $10 per hour.

  The opioid crisis cuts across state lines.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he’s working on legislative fixes to try to combat heroin. 

 Our Ideas Matter series allows us to check in with state humanities councils in our 7-state region.

Today we’ll learn about Herencia Latina 2015-16, an nine month program featuring a multitude of films, exhibits, discussions, and festivals examining and celebrating Latino heritage in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts. The program is funded by Mass Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Our guests are Raul Gutierrez, Professor of Spanish at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and Cliff McCarthy, President of the Pioneer Valley History Network.

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Massachusetts shoppers looking for summer dog day deals are expected to crowd local stores for another sales tax holiday this weekend.

  Massachusetts has been under new leadership for more than half a year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, discusses the Baker administration with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Members of Massachusetts all-Democratic congressional delegation are lining up behind an effort to hike the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020.

Massachusetts is about four months into the Baker era.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about working with the new governor.

Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for more than three decades and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC.

He has just written a memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at politics and larger societal changes and one man's struggle with sexual politics and identity.

A national gay rights organization gives Massachusetts high marks on a report card grading states on legislation affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign puts Massachusetts in its "Solidifying Equality" category. That's second-highest on a four-step index measuring states on their legislative success in stamping out workplace discrimination and other anti-LGBT bias.

Seven states and the District of Columbia are in the highest category, "Working Toward Innovative Equality."

  Massachusetts has produced another national political figure.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Senator Warren is a rising star.

  November’s elections cost Democrats control of the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Democrats need to inspire voters to turn out in midterm elections.

    Massachusetts voters picked a Republican for governor in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks Democrats ran a weak campaign nationwide.

  Massachusetts is entering a new political era.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Beacon Hill is getting a major overhaul.

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Massachusetts voters soundly rejected a ban on Las Vegas-style gambling Tuesday allowing casino projects to move forward in Springfield and eastern Massachusetts.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters have turned down a proposal calling for the first expansion of the state's bottle-deposit law since it took effect more than three decades ago.

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