Joe & KyAnn – 2014 Ballot Questions Review (10.28.14)

In preparation for a trip to the polls on Election Day, join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they review the pros and cons for each of the four 2014 state ballot questions. Whether it be keeping the gas tax, paying extra bottle deposits, a green light for MA gambling, or requiring mandatory sick days for employees, this episode reviews both sides of the discussion, with a sprinkling of editorial commentary from your two favorite Somerville talk show hosts. Remember, an informed voter is the right voter, so please take the time to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 4th. See you at the polls!


Kat Rutkin & Joe Grafton – Somerville Local First (9.30.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Somerville Local First Executive Director Kat Rutkin and Founding Executive Director Joe Grafton about the SLF mission, what local businesses can expect with the upcoming development in Union Square, and why you need to buy your tickets to Harvest Fest 2014, coming up on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at the Arts at the Armory. If you’ve ever wondered why Somerville’s local business scene continues to be so quirky, independent and strong, watch this episode. Find out how SLF offers their support to small businesses ​and how a simple 10% shift in your shopping habits can result in significant benefits to our local economy.


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SHAG Awards Gala (9.18.14)

joe_me_SHAGTo celebrate the “Best of” Somerville and Cambridge businesses, Scout Magazine honored all of the award winners with their first annual SHAG Awards 2014 on Thursday, September 18th, at the historical Somerville Theatre in Davis Square (oh, behave). The Scout’s Honored Awards Gala brought together the best of the best, along with providing the audience with a variety of delightful performances, including circus acts, hula hoops, live music, and a little number from the cast of Slutcracker. With the endless red carpet, tasty cocktails, and amazing after-party sponsored by Cuisine En Locale (156 Highland Avenue), it was hard not to leave the event with an intense pride for the innovative local businesses in our community. Co-hosts, Joe and KyAnn were asked to participate in the event by presenting awards throughout the evening. Believe it or not, Joe cleans up pretty nicely too. Congratulations to ALL of the 2014 SHAG winners!

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KyAnn & Joe – Goodbye to Summer (9.9.14)

Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they say farewell to summer, with a lively debate over a variety of local news stories. From politics to Union Square development plans, the new Orange Line station flood to the recent mob of traffic from the Green Line bridge reconstruction – rest assured, there are plenty of opinions to go around. Stay informed about things that matter, and watch this episode.

KyAnn & Joe – Art Beat 2014 (7.19.14)


Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they went LIVE from Art Beat 2014 in Davis Square. From candid conversations with Mayor Curtatone and family, Aldermen Jack Connolly and Rebekah Gewirtz, local artists, non-profit organizations, girls on stilts, or simply a random passerby wanting to appear in the lime light, tune in to find out why this local festival is one of the summer highlights of Somerville.

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Lynn Weissman & Alan Moore – Community Path Activists (5.20.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Friends of the Community Path Co-Presidents Lynn Weissman & Alan Moore about the Patrick Administration’s recent announcement to fully fund both the design and construction of the 2-mile Green Line Extension Community Path. Tune in to find out more about the newly proposed path design, how your input can help improve on these ideas, and why this critical milestone is so important for our community. Congratulations to everyone involved in this historic victory for Somerville!

National & Federal Realty Investment Trust Development Team – Union Square Master Developer Candidate (4.28.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with National Development and Federal Realty Investment Trust, one of the four remaining development teams vying to become the Master Developer for Union Square. With seven large land parcels up for revitalization, the Somerville Redevelopment Authority prepares to make their final decision on who will oversee this development well into the next decade. Tune in to find out more about National/FRIT’s design philosophies and their visions for our community, should they be selected by the SRA in May.

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