Kari Njiiri

Senior News Reporter/Jazz Safari Host

Kari is a senior reporter and long-time host and producer of Jazz Safari, a musical journey through the jazz world and beyond, broadcast Saturday nights on New England Public Radio. Born in New York City, and raised in both Kenya and the U.S., Kari first arrived at NEPR as UMass Amherst student fascinated radio's ability to cross geographic and cultural boundaries. Since then, he has worked in several capacities at the station, from board operator and book-keeper, to production assistant and local host of NPR’s All Things Considered.

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The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators line up for the opening face off at the TD Garden on Monday, October 8, 2018.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

After being smacked down by the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals last week to open the NHL's regular season, the Boston Bruins have won their last two games, including their home opener on Monday. 

A federal judge dealt a significant blow to the ability of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations to jointly build a casino in East Windsor that would compete with MGM Resorts' new casino in nearby Springfield.
MMCT

In a setback to plans to open a third casino in Connecticut, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by the state and tribal operators of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. 

Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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A student came to a high school in the Berkshires last week with the Confederate flag draped over his back. 

A sign for Tri-County Schools in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Dan Glaun / MassLive / masslive.com/photos

Tri-County Schools is closed this school year after 30 years in business. The reasons became clear in August when the special education school was hit with abuse allegations.

Springfield Symphony Hall
Greg Saulmon / The Republican - Masslive.com/photos

Solicitations to manage two Springfield, Massachusetts, performance venues are expected to go out later this month. 

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