Category Archives: Culture

From the Archives: Nuela Charles

As we prepare for a whole new season of Radio Free New England, we’re flashing back to a 2013 interview with Canadian Alt Soul singer Nuela Charles. Forgive the show’s name change – it was a short lived mistake!

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From the Archives: RFNE 2.11: Jesse Kurn on Music Therapy and Corey Road

As we prepare to reboot Radio Free New England, here’s a blast from the past featuring Massachusetts musician Jesse Kurn.

Today is January 27, 2013. Speaking with me today by telephone is Jesse Kurn. By day, Jesse is a music therapist, but Jesse is also a musician himself. Jesse plays the violin and other instruments for the Boston-area band Corey Road.

You can find out more about Corey Road at their bandcamp page:

Questions or comments? Get in touch on any of the following platforms:

Facebook: RFNE on Facebook
Twitter: @radiofreene
SoundCloud: radiofreene

Poutine Rising

As many of you know, I’d abandoned the Radio Free New England project at the end of 2012 when I moved to Maine, in order to focus on a more purely local podcast and site, cascobayradio. Frankly, the endeavor hasn’t been nearly as fun or inspiring to me and I am considering resurrecting Radio Free New England, with it’s companion site and show Mondays with Marot. This post is an experiment in how that reboot would work – please leave a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see the return of RFNE.

Also, as the title suggests, this post is not simply about the return of RFNE. It’s also about a craze that started in Quebec, but is certainly a part of New England culture – specifically Franco-American New England – too. It’s called Poutine. If you’ve never had it, you don’t have Franco-American or French Canadian relatives and you’ve likely never very far north. It’s a great dish, and the Guardian is even heralding it as a hangover cure for their British readers. Check out their post here. It just goes to show that the combination of fries, gravy and cheese is a beautiful thing.

Again, please drop me a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see RFNE return with its broader approach and outlook on New England culture. I look forward to hearing from you!

Next American Experiment – Habits and Good Books 11/26/2012

In this edition:

Chris and Dean talk about the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Good to Great by Jim Collins. Dean also recommends a book he’s reading now called Tap Dancing to Work by Carol Loomis a biography about Warren Buffett.

Drop us an audio comment or a comment down below to let us know what you think of this new segment! We’ll be back next week talking about what should be done about the fiscal cliff. Drop us a line and weigh in!