Local Pulse Show 166 | 12-10-2016

Veteran Home Repair, Waterfront West & Music

This week, on Local Pulse Show 166, Joe’s guests were:

Don Jarvis & Chris Ayotte – Newburyport Veteran Home Repair – Facebook – A local veteran needs the community’s help, and Don and Chris are spearheading the effort.  Not on Facebook? Click on the “Contact us” button to learn how to contact Chris or Don

Justin Laing & Matt Morrison – Justin and Matt (and their “roadie,” Ethan) were back with new music and the talk about the new album!

Jim McCarthy – Chairman, Newburyport Planning BoardWaterfront West – This week, New England Development presented its concept for Waterfront West (the area of Newburyport’s waterfront between Michael’s Harborside and The Black Cow). Jim joined us to discuss what was presented and next steps.

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

Local Pulse Show 166 originally aired on December 10, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 165 | 12-03-2016

Children’s Chorus, Bikes for Kids, Toy Drive, & Plum Island

This week, on Local Pulse Show 165, Joe’s guests were:

Gina McKeown & Allison BalentineGreater Newburyport Children’s ChorusFacebook – We talked about the Chorus’ upcoming shows, including with the Newburyport Chorale, how to audition, and plans for the future.

Kate Delgiacco, Leslie Levenson, Alexis MacIntyre & Byron LaneCommunity Giving Tree and Bikes for Kids – Facebook – A great program to distribute 100 bikes to kids for Christmas, and the work of Community Giving Tree

Maj. Todd HughesSalvation Army, Toy Drive – Facebook – A brief call in from the annual toy drive at Port Plaza

Bill Sargent – “Plum Island 2016” – Facebook – Erosion on Plum Island, what causes it, the mistakes of the past, and the path to the future.

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

Local Pulse Show 165 originally aired on December 3, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 164 | 11-26-2016

It’s a Wonderful Life, Parker River Wildlife Refuge, and Custom House Maritime Museum

This week, on Local Pulse Show 164, Joe’s guests were:

Vicent McKeown, Matt Bazenas, Maddie Desimio-Maloney – “It’s a Wonderful Life” production at the Rupert Nock Middle School

Jean AdamsParker River Wildlife Refuge – Facebook

Nancy GriffinCustom House Maritime Museum, Holiday House Tour – Facebook

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

Local Pulse Show 164 originally aired on November 19, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 163 | 11-19-2016

High School Cultural Club, Salvation Army & “Boots” Chouinard

This week, on Local Pulse Show 163, Joe’s guests were:

Grace Shelley, Paul Goguen & Aileen Maconi – International Cultural Club of Newburyport High School (Facebook)- The Cultural Club will be traveling to Cuba in February, 2017. We talked about the purpose of the trip, what they hope to learn, and what they’re looking forward to. We also talked about a major fundraiser for the Club, Havana Night, December 2, 2016 at the Belleville Church

Major Todd Hughes, Newburyport Salvation Army (Facebook) – We talked about the mission and work of the Salvation Army, how this is the busiest time of the year for them, and how to help the Salvation Army help those in need. We also talked about the upcoming food and toy drives.

Robert “Boots” Chouinard, World War 2 Veteran – We talked about his experience in WW2, the end of the war, and how his military service led to his college and college football career at Boston College. Boots’ recollections his experiences adds to the oral history that we can all learn from, and we’re pleased he found time to come on the show.

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Local Pulse Show 163 originally aired on November 19, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 162 | 11-12-2016

Amesbury Cultural Council, Christmas Tree Santas & Mayor Holaday

This week, on Local Pulse Show 162, Joe’s guests were:

Bonnie Brady and Carley Monell, Amesbury Cultural Council (Facebook) – Studio Tour – Bonnie and Carley gave us all the details about the Amesbury Artists’ Studio Tour

Alex GramlingChristmas Tree Santas (Facebook)- Alex founded and organizes this growing and unique organization that provides Christmas trees to those that may not have one.

Donna Holaday, Mayor, City of Newburyport (Facebook) – In her semi-regular appearance on Local Pulse, Joe and the Mayor discussed a good number of topics, including, the intermodal facility (the parking garage), economic development, the waste water treatment plant odor mitigation project, Waterfront West, new resident info night, the plans for the Brown School, and more. The Mayor also provided a list of a number of upcoming meetings that may be of interest to Newburyport residents.

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Local Pulse Show 162 originally aired on November 12, 2016.

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Local Pulse Show 161 | 11-05-2016

Local Pulse Show 161 (11/05/2016) with Joe DiBiase on WNBP

This week Joe hosted the 1st Essex District State Representative broadcast. Representative James Kelcourse and his challenger, Brianna Sullivan, joined us for the entire hour to discuss the issues surrounding the upcoming election.
Topics covered include:
  • Why should voters vote for you?
  • Working with/voting against party leadership
  • Gun Violence
  • Opioid Crisis
  • Education Funding
  • Economic Development

This was a lively broadcast, and most of all, provides voters with the final opportunity to hear from the candidates.

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Local Pulse Show 161 originally aired on November 5, 2016.

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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.

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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.

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 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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