Kari Njiiri

All Things Considered Host, 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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Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Northampton, Massachusetts.
CAROL LOLLIS / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech has gained a global reputation as a leader in deaf education.

Lowering the Springfield I-91 viaduct may increase economic development, but the plan's viability is uncertain.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said his administration will review a state study that recommends keeping intact the Interstate 91 viaduct through Springfield. 

"Golden lady justice" in Bruges, Belgium.
Emmanuel Huybrechts / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/ensh

The word “justice” has been intertwined with our culture and society for hundreds of years. It’s also Merriam-Webster’s 2018 word of the year.

Homeless shelter beds in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

In 2007, Springfield, Massachusetts, set out a plan to end long-term homelessness within 10 years. The following year, officials and advocates from Hamden, Hampshire and Franklin counties came together to craft a similar plan.

A newspaper serving the North Quabbin region of central Massachusetts for more than eight decades is reducing its publication schedule. 

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