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Are We Here Yet Podcast

May 27, 2021

Time to take a load off once again by stopping into "The Jazz Room" for some sweet, sweet jazz and lively conversations with the cats that keep the genre swinging.

This week, Host Joan Watson Jones talks with Rene Marie in the start of this two part interview. Rene shares her life stories that inspired the songs she...

May 27, 2021

Tyra Penn has taken her experiences as a performing artist and radio personality and utilized them well in advocating for the rural town of Thompson, CT.

Tyra is the Planning and Development Director for this northeastern-most municipality of Connecticut. Historically an agricultural community with several small but...

May 20, 2021

Meet Bassist.Reggie Workman.

He's worked with John Coltrane, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Yousef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Miles Davis, Tommy Flannagan and many more.

He's currently working as a composer, arranger and teacher. 

Reggie talks about his life since that historic time. We talked and talked and the one...

May 20, 2021

This week we are joined by members of the Clinton Greenway.

Frannie Hodges and Chris Ebstein joined us to discuss their experiences stewarding a small slice of what was the Massachusetts Central Railroad.

The railorad began in the 1870's and was de-commisioned by the 1960's.  Spans of the former railbed were developed...

May 13, 2021

We are pleased to be joined by Author David Vermette for this episode.  David's 2018 Book, 'A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans' fills a significant need in telling the ethnic, labor and immigrant story of the more than 1 million Franco-Americans who immigrated to the US in the 19th and 20th...