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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Methodist Pastor Becca Girrell.
Courtesy of Becca Girrell

Leaders of the United Methodist Church voted this week to uphold restrictions prohibiting gay clergy and same sex weddings.

Gavel.
Joe Gratz / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/joegratz

Five more Springfield, Massachusetts, police officers are facing criminal charges for allegedly beating four civilians at a city bar four years ago. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in February 2018.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Massachusetts Democrats will hold their annual convention in Springfield this fall, but the city's Democratic mayor will apparently not be at the event.

Massachusetts State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez.
Mark Murray / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The Massachusetts state legislature has convened its 2019 session with a Springfield lawmaker now heading the body's Black and Latino Caucus. 

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.

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