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Talking Trash (And Composting) With Amber Grant

Photo Credit: Michael Isabell Amber Grant is a two-term former city council person and an advocate for local sustainability initiatives. We talk about Beacon’s trash and waste streams, and we learn more about a new citywide composting pilot program that’s giving Beaconites access to subsidized compost bins and new drop-off sites that will accept things…

Zakiyah Maynard Is Looking For A Home

Photo Credit: Michael Isabell Zakiyah Maynard moved to Beacon in 2014 and lived here until last summer when she was forced to move and wound up living in a shelter. Nine months later, she’s still in search of permanent housing. Special guest interviewer Kara Dean-Assael talks with Zakiyah about her often frustrating journey, including minimally…