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"A Second Wind: Elders Act for Justice" Hubie Jones

From: Making Contact
Length: 11:32

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Many retirees enjoy the rest and relaxation that eluded them during their working years. But for some, retirement means opportunities to affect change in their communities.

Hands_t_small Hubie Jones grew up in the South Bronx of New York. He was able to
find his way through the street violence, the youth gangs, and drugs
activity to higher education. Over fifty years ago he came to Boston
to pursue a degree in social work. Since then he's been involved in
countless community organizations. In one of his most recent
endevours, Jones sought to re-brand the city of Boston through a
children's choir. Making Contact producer Pauline Bartolone brings us
his story.

Piece Description

Hubie Jones grew up in the South Bronx of New York. He was able to
find his way through the street violence, the youth gangs, and drugs
activity to higher education. Over fifty years ago he came to Boston
to pursue a degree in social work. Since then he's been involved in
countless community organizations. In one of his most recent
endevours, Jones sought to re-brand the city of Boston through a
children's choir. Making Contact producer Pauline Bartolone brings us
his story.

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Good Guest and Idea, but wanted More story

From the piece description I was looking for more a more vivid recounting of his experiences. And I hoped to learn a bit more about Hubie's interest in this. Why a children's choir? What challenges did he face? What do the kids learn in rehearsal.

The interview drew me in when Hubie spoke about children spending the night with friends in neighborhoods they might never see otherwise. And, if there more scenes and specific moments like that, I'd totally go for this story. As it was, I just wasn't able to fully see and connect with him and his work in my mind's eye.

I do like hearing about this work, though. And I will continue to listen to other stories in this series and from this producer.

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