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FM #275 Talk Franklin 5/22/20

Updated 12 months ago.

FM #275 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 275 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about:
- Re-opening status, progress
- Curbside café – June 1
- Jun 4 downtown partnership
New “Resource” button
Memorial Day
- Finance Committee budget hearings
- Agendas for each meeting posted
Department Spotlight, Recreation

And we close with some cultural comments continuing the Prince reference from the prior session, and new mentions of the Beatie Boys movie and country musician Margo Price
Beastie Boys -
Margo Price -

Cultural Events coming up
Jamie Barrett - TuNesDay - May 26
Empty Bowls - goes virtual the week of June 8
Party for the Pantry- goes virtual July 15

The recording runs about 58 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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