The Ponder Scope and Sports Update | January 17, 2020

Info on the Battle of the Bands, the track fundraiser at Not Your Average Joe’s, and more on Ponder Scope.
Plus, a Sports Update on how all our teams are doing in the new year.

Upton Bell’s Odyssey Through the South

As we observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we tap into a fascinating first-hand account of someone whose work took him to the Jim Crow south during the turbulent 1960’s.

Last fall, we introduced you to a New England legend in the arena of sports: the former general manager of the New England Patriots Upton Bell.

Before Bell joined the Patriots he was the personnel director for the Baltimore Colts and often acted as a scout for new players. This responsibility often took him to the deep south in the early to mid 60’s to many African-American colleges looking for the next phenom like Jim Brown, Deacon Jones or Gayle Sayers. As a scout hopscotching through the bible belt, Bell says his eyes were opened and he learned a lot about prejudice and the fight for equality during this tumultuous period.

ACMi’s news director Jeff Barnd sat down with Bell for an in-depth interview about the fight for civil rights in America. It’s a battle for which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived and ultimately died for when he was assassinated fifty two years ago. Sadly, Bell says it’s a battle still being waged all across this country.

Remembering Walter Scott

Arlington lost one of its favorite sons last month. Walter Scott passed away on December 28th at the age of 84.

Scott was the broadcasting voice for so many things hockey throughout New England. He worked at WBUR where he called hockey games for Boston University. You could also hear Scott on WBZ radio, broadcasting the Beanpot tournament and he had been the voice of the New England Whalers of the former World Hockey Association.
As you may already know ACMi was lucky to have Scott on our air calling hockey match-ups for the Spy Ponders of Arlington High.

Now a special thank you from all of us at here ACMi to a rabid New England sports fan, a true professional, our amiable colleague, and dear friend.

ACMi News: January 17, 2020

In a yuletide bombshell, Arlington’s town manager considers another career option then pulls out of the running. What caused Adam Chapdelaine to stay the course right here in Arlington?

The ubiquitous Lime bikes will be no more in these parts. This, after it’s announced the bike-sharing company is peeling out of town. What if anything will be taking Lime’s place?

And as we observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 91st birthday, we talk to someone who had a front row seat to the tumult that was the civil rights movement in the 60’s. It’s a struggle that still exists today. Tonight reflecting on one of the most transformative and influential icons of the 20th century.

That and more on ACMi News.

Arlington High School Music Tech and Choral Concert – November 7, 2019

John DiTomaso’s Music Technology program teams up with the Arlington High School Chorus to put on their third annual collaborative concert.

Video Crew: Ted Duffin, Jakob Roedl, Veronica Barton, Simon Cheung, and Laura Davies

Edited by Alex Cambria

This video was created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA. ACMi is dedicated to providing an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the Arlington, Massachusetts community.

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