Carlos McBride

Media Lab Director

Carlos brings extensive teaching experience to his role at Media Lab, both at the high school and college levels. Most recently, he’s served as adjunct faculty at several local colleges including Smith, Hampshire and Holyoke Community Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Carlos also works with Commerce High School students through The Community Journalism program at UMass, Amherst.   

The co-founder of TRGGR (Teach. Respect. Growth. Greatness. Responsibility.) Media Group, Carlos also ran a weekly radio show called TRGGR RADIO on 91.1 WMUA, for ten years, exploring politics, art, education, prison reform, media justice and music.

He is a Doctoral Candidate in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at UMass Amherst and holds an M.A. in Social Justice in Education also from UMass Amherst. Carlos received his B.A. in film and video from Hampshire College.  He is a serious practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Team Link; he trains religiously along with his daughter.

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Media Lab students come together for the 12th episode that includes a collective journey into the names of the Fall 2018 graduating cohort, Vincente Ramos's piece on the challenges he faced with race and identity and Destiny Roblesstory story about the loss of her father. Music by Mark Vesuvio.

Welcome back to Media Lab! On this episode, "What Makes Us Stronger," Media Lab alums share personal stories and commentaries about firsthand experiences with racism in college, joining the army, and the challenges of being in first-time relationships.  Listen to stories by Diamond Jimenez, Devyn Moreno, Salma Layfield and Aliza Gonzales.  

Music credit: Vesuvio Beats Title: Caliente

The 10th podcast is milestone for NEPR's Media Lab.  In this episode we celebrate the work of students from the Springfield, MA cohort and The Care Center in Holyoke, MA.  

The podcast begins with a few words of gratitude to the students about the work they have produced and includes commentaries about homelessness, foster care, anxiety and suicide and what it means to be a young mother.

Join us for our next podcast where we'll hear stories from Gardening The Community, an urban garden program in Springfield, MA and more. 

This episode of the Media Lab podcast begins with a name sharing exercise with students from The Care Center of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Allyson of Media Lab interviews Saymarie who shares her commentary about the world of cutting and why one might decide to put a blade on their own skin. Milton Sagardia gives us a quick snapshot of students at Putnam Vocational High School, Springfield, Massachusetts through his lighthearted vox pop. We conclude this episode with Daniel Smith who brings it home with his feature on a local open mic.

Devyn Moreno starts this podcast off with his piece about the video game, Call of Duty. Diamond Jimenez shares her commentary "Glasses", and finishing with a piece by Wesley Days who interviews his grandmother about growing up in the south during the Jim Crow era.

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