Local Pulse Show 160 | 10-29-2016

Local Pulse Show 160 (10/29/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe hosted a panel forum on Amesbury’s upcoming Question 5 ballot question on the Community Preservation Act.
On the panel were:

In favor of Question 5 – City Councilor Bob Lavoie and Richard Ross, Chair of Invest in Amesbury
Opposed to Question 5 – Mayor Ken Gray and City Councilor Joe McMilleon

Prior to the Question 5 Forum, Director of Veterans’ Services for Amesbury, Merrimac, Newburyport, and Salisbury, Kevin Hunt came by the studio to tell us about all that’s happening in the area on Veterans’ Day, November 11.

Local Pulse with Joe DiBiase talks about the news, views, arts and food in the Newburyport area. Tune in to WNBP, 106.1 FM, 1450 AM, and streaming at www.WNBP.com every Saturday morning at 9:00 am

Local Pulse Show 160 originally aired on October 29, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 157 | 10-08-2016

Local Pulse Show 157 (10/08/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week was the 3rd Anniversary of Local Pulse.

Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

Ghlee Woodworth & John Wile – “A Run Through History, Celebrating People’s Lives in the Newburyport Community” – We talked about the fun run/walk through Newburyport’s Oak Hill Cemetery and some of the people from Newburyport’s past that are buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Did you know that the first photograph in the U.S. was taken in Newburyport?

Holly Robinson, Local Author – Holly’s latest novel, Folly Cove is now available. We talked about the book, about the writing and publishing process, where you’ll be able to meet Holly and get a book signed and more. And, we had a lot of fun talking with Holly.

Ann Ormond, President, Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce (Facebook) – The Chamber has recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, and is organizing the 35th Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Fest, Witches Night Out and more. We also talked about the role that the Chamber plays in the local business community.

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Local Pulse Show 157 originally aired on October 8, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 156 | 10-01-2016

Local Pulse Show 156 (10/01/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

Ed Cameron, Newburyport City Councilor at Large (Facebook) – We talked about the work of the City Council, Newburyport Waterfront, downtown garage, school funding, and more

Quentin Callewaert, Musician – We talked about how he started playing guitar, how Lyle Lovett encouraged him to sing, and an upcoming gig at the Larcom Theater (use promo code Quentin and get 10% off your tickets) in Beverly, where he’ll be opening for Edgar Winter. He also played for us a bit. Outstanding! (Check out Quentin’s YouTube channel.)

Erik Metzdorf & Jasmine Lewan, Metzy’s Cantina (Facebook)- We talked about the new Cantina at the Newburyport Train Station, the menu, and more.

Local Pulse with Joe DiBiase talks about the news, views, arts and food in the Newburyport area. Tune in to WNBP, 106.1 FM, 1450 AM, and streaming at www.WNBP.com every Saturday morning at 9:00 am

Local Pulse Show 156 originally aired on October 1, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 151 | 08-27-2016

Local Pulse Show 151 (08/27/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

Shawn Flaherty and Robert “Boots” Chouinard – World War 2 Club – The what and where of the Newburyport WW2 Club and some fascinating stories from WW2 veteran, “Boots” Chouinard.
Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday – An extended segment, including discussion of the recent news about the State/Harris Street parking lot, an in depth discussion about the odor mitigation measures at the waste water treatment facility, the Mayor’s blog, the Newburyport Police Department’s STOMP program relating to opioid addiction treatment, the Harbormaster facility, sidewalks and street paving projects, and will she run for another term?
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Local Pulse Show 149 originally aired on August 27, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 150 | 08-20-2016

Local Pulse Show 150 (08/20/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe was on vacation and Gregg filled in (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

[Please note: The beginning of the show and early part of Representative Kelcourse’s interview were not recorded.]

State Representative James Kelcourse (Facebook)- Gregg and Representative Kelcourse discussed Jim’s college background, how to balance representing a diverse constituency, and what it means to be a State Representative.

Jean Adams, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (Facebook) – Plovers, the Refuge beaches, the reason the Parker River Refuge is different that other parks, Jean’s background working for the government, tree swallow migration, and more. Jean is always a fun and informative guest.

Ian Hunter, Deacon Giles Distillery – (Facebook) – Ian’s background, the different kind of rum and gin they produce, and of course, an on-air tasting (for medicinal purposes only!)

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Local Pulse Show 149 originally aired on August 20, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 148 | 08-06-2016

Local Pulse Show 148 (08/06/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week we broadcasted from the Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans’ Revival and Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

[Please note: During our remote broadcast we experienced some technical difficulties, so there are some gaps in our interviews. Apologies to our listeners and guests.]
Lexi Simmons – Vinyl Time – A young artisan who turns vinyl records into cool art deco clocks, and is exhibiting and selling her clocks at the Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans’ Revival.
Eric HooverSave the Pink House (Facebook)- What is the Pink House and the effort to save it. This effort is gaining traction … how to become involved.
Paul Swindlehurst – General Chairperson, Yankee Homecoming – What’s involved in organizing Yankee Homecoming and how this year’s event has unfolded.
Julie GanongChococoa Baking Co. (Facebook) – What else?  Whoopies!  Two new delicious flavors and an on-the-air blind taste test with Joe and Gregg.
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Local Pulse Show 147 originally aired on July 30, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 147 | 07-30-2016

Local Pulse Show 147 (07/30/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

Bringing back the artisanal aspect of the early Yankee Homecoming festivals, as envisioned by Jack Frost in 1958.

Lela Wright & Barry Connell – Pan Mass Challenge 

Lela and Barry ride for Team Riverside Rockets … What is the Pan Mass Challenge, why are Lela and Barry riding, and what is the goal?

Cathy Moulton & Dave Melusky – C.R. Moulton’s Restaurant (formerly 17 State Street Cafe)
The re-branding of 17 State Street Cafe to C.R. Moulton’s, why the name change, what’s changing, what’s not, and what’s for dinner? (and watch for the new Web site coming soon).
Local Pulse with Joe DiBiase talks about the news, views, arts and food in the Newburyport area. Tune in to WNBP, 106.1 FM, 1450 AM, and streaming at www.WNBP.com every Saturday morning at 9:00 am

Local Pulse Show 147 originally aired on July 30, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 146 | 07-23-2016

Local Pulse Show 146 (07/23/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

Jason & Jen Lacroix – Yankee Homecoming – (Facebook link)
We discussed the highlights, new events, and the history of Yankee Homecoming, which begins July 30, 2016 and ends August 7. Thanks to Yankee Homecoming for providing a lucky listener with a pair of Beer Fest tickets!
Ghlee Woodworth – Heritage Tours and Events 
Ghlee knows more about the history and heritage of Newburyport than most anybody. We chatted about some of the events she’s organized and curated for this year’s Yankee Homecoming.
Allison Lehane & Kristine Enes – Newburyport Kitchen Tour (Facebook)
The 16th Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour supports the Elementary PTO. Learn about how you can see the kitchens, homes, and grounds of 11 area homes, taste some local food and wine, and help support the PTO.

Local Pulse with Joe DiBiase talks about the news, views, arts and food in the Newburyport area. Tune in to WNBP, 106.1 FM, 1450 AM, and streaming at www.WNBP.com every Saturday morning at 9:00 am

Local Pulse Show 146 originally aired on July 23, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 145 | 07-16-2016

Local Pulse Show 145 (07/16/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

Ed Duguay – President, Bartlett Museum, Amesbury – (Facebook link)
We discussed the mission of the museum, projects underway, membership, and upcoming events.
Liz Frame and Patrick Chamberlain, Liz Frame and the KickersFired Up NBPT (Facebook)
Local faves in the studio to talk about the musical aspects of “Fired Up NBPT,” a community-wide fundraiser to help those affected by the June 28 fire on Liberty Street.
Esther Sayer, Inn Street Barbershop – Fired Up NBPT (Facebook)
The Mayor of Inn Street came by to talk about the retail and restaurant aspect of “Fired Up NBPT.”
Needless to say, downtown Newburyport will be rockin’ on Wed, July 20 with Fired Up NBPT. Make your dinner reservations now, get your tickets to the Firehouse event.  Come on, let’s see how much we love where we live!

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Local Pulse Show 145 originally aired on July 16, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 144 | 07-09-2016

Local Pulse Show 144 (07/09/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe’s guests were (scroll down to listen to the podcast):

Jim McCarthy – Chairman, Newburyport Planning Board
We discussed the mission of the Planning Board, the difference between the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board, architectural vs. site plan review, Storey Avenue, and more.
Jared Eigerman – Ward 2 City Councilor, Newburyport
Most of the discussion centered around the Waterfront Ad Hoc Committee, the negotiation among the central waterfront stakeholders, the role of the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority in the future of the Waterfront, and then a brief update on the Waste Water Treatment Facility odor mitigation project.
The designer show house that is open to the public and supports the work of the Museum of Old Newbury.

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Show #144 originally aired on July 9, 2016.

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