Dillan DiGiovanni & Rev. Jeff Mansfield – LGBTQ Member & Religious Supporter (4.14.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she explores Somerville’s vibrant Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning population, as she connects with integrative health coach and TEDx Somerville speaker, Dillan DiGiovanni, about his recent transgender transition, as well as Associate Pastor Jeff Mansfield of First Church Somerville UCC, who’s organization aims to nurture a universal acceptance of the LGBTQ community through their “open & affirming” congregation.

Visit:

Dillan DiGiovanni: http://dillan-digiovanni.com/

First Church Somerville UCC: http://www.firstchurchsomerville.org/

Bill Shelton & Tim Talun – Somerville Times Columnist & Union Square Neighbors Chair (3.24.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with long-time community advocate and Somerville Times columnist Bill Shelton, and Union Square Neighbors chair and founding member Tim Talun, about US2 Associates recent development proposal for the D2 and D3 parcels in Union Square. With Somerville in dire need of commercial tax base revenue, this plan of 525 residential units targeted at the Millennial demographic, has received harsh criticism from both community groups as well as government officials. Tune in to find out more about this complex development project, how the Somerville Board of Aldermen are taking a stand against US2’s proposal, and the importance of voicing your opinions about this process to city hall.

Visit:

Union Square Neighbors: http://www.unionsquareneighbors.com/

Union United: http://www.unionunited2014.org/

Union Square Civic Advisory Committee: http://www.unionsquarefutures.org/

Dr. Alice LoCicero – Psychologist, Author of “Why ‘Good Kids’ Turn Into Deadly Terrorists” (3.10.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Dr. Alice LoCicero, a clinical psychologist, researcher and author, to look in-depth at the psychology that influences young terrorists — and how youths are being influenced and recruited for violence around the world. The topic couldn’t be more timely as our community and the nation watch both the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as well as recent stories of teens headed to fight with — or marry — ISIS soldiers in the Middle East. Is there a ‘one size fits all’ approach to risk factors in these youths, and can we, as a society, develop a more effective way to identify and deal with them to prevent future tragedies?

Visit: http://www.whygoodkidsturnintodeadlyterrorists.com/

                http://dralicelocicero.com/

Twitter: @DrALocicero

Emily Cassel & Emily Hopkins – Scout Magazine Co-Editors (1.20.15)

On this episode of Greater Somerville, the two Emily’s (Cassel and Hopkins), Scout Magazine’s new co-editors, join co-host Joe Lynch to discuss the magazines founder Holli Banks, the future of the magazine, their backgrounds, and the move Scout will be making later this month to the Arts at the Armory facility on Highland Avenue. Tune in to see what’s in store for Scout Magazine in 2015.

Visit: http://scoutsomerville.com/

http://scoutcambridge.com/

Mimi Graney – Co-Owner of Relish Management (formerly of Union Square Main Streets) (1.6.15)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she bids farewell to Mimi Graney, the Founding Executive Director of Somerville’s Union Square Main Streets, since 2005. Dedicating over a decade of her life to enriching the community and culture of Union Square, Mimi is embarking on a co-owned business venture in 2015 called Relish Management. Tune in as they reminisce about the Union Square of days gone by and the future changes – with major development and a new subway station on the horizon for 2017. Find out more about Mimi’s unique business plan and which neighboring community may be home to the areas first innovative vending machine park extravaganza in the not-so-distant future. Greater Somerville would like to wish Mimi Graney the best of luck in her future endeavor and thank her for her continual dedication to making Union Square the strong and vital community that it is today.

Visit: http://www.relishmgmt.com/

Facebook: Relish Management

Twitter: @RelishMgmt

Somerville Illuminations Tour of Lights 2014 (12.13.14)

Illuminations Tour 2014 - newHosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson showed their true holiday spirit by leading one of the trolley tours for the Somerville Arts Council’s Somerville Illuminations Tour of Lights on December 13th. Selling out year after year, this tour weaves in and out of the streets of both East and West Somerville, showcasing some of the finest holiday bling our city has to offer.

If you have yet to experience this truly one-of-a-kind event, keep an eye out for next year’s tour and buy your tickets early.

Happy Holidays from Greater Somerville!

Jane Regan – Director of Somerville Neighborhood News (12.09.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Somerville Neighborhood News Director Jane Regan, in the newly remodeled Hot Set, at SCATV. Find out about the news highlights of 2014, how you can get involved, and why the investigative journalism by SNN is so critical to our community, as the Somerville landscape continues to change in the years ahead. A celebration of accomplishments, SNN continues to provide informative, diverse, and powerful coverage on many critical topics, and we encourage you to tune in every other Tuesday night at 7pm on SCATV Channel 3, or follow them on social media or YouTube (details below). Congratulations to Jane Regan and the entire SNN crew for another successful year!

Visit:

http://www.scatvsomerville.org/snn/

Facebook: Somerville Neighborhood News

Twitter: @SCATVSNN

http://www.janevregan.org/

http://ayitikaleje.com/

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.

Visit:  http://www.somervillelocalfirst.org/

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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.