The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Brazil, MA

Outside of Boston and around New England is “Little Brazil,” a network of Brazilian-American communities that make up the largest group of Brazilians in the U.S. The center of it all is the former mill town of Framingham, MA, now dotted with Brazilian bakeries, schools, and capoeira studios.

Reporter Andrea Asuaje went to Framingham to get a feel for how Brazilians-Americans understand their town, and how they got there in the first place.

Featured Image by John Phelan.

Domestic Workers and Mediators

In Massachusetts, domestic workers and employers learn to resolve disputes through mediation, instead of in court. Shannon Mullen reports.

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ShannonShannon Mullen is a film producer and a freelance journalist based in New England, where she files news and feature stories from around the region for National Public Radio’s flagship programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as American Public Media’s Marketplace. Her work has also been published in Edible Boston, Boston Magazine, the Boston Globe Magazine and New Hampshire Magazine.