Chris Herold

Cambridge MA
A native of Washington, D.C., Christian moved to Cambridge in the mid-'80s.
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October 20, 2013 - 3:00pm Reeling and rocking brass activist street bands. See Honkfest.org for more info. read more
September 15, 2013 - 8:45pm Produced by NeighborMedia Citizen Journalists: Produced & edited by Chris Herold Co-produced by Andrew Vitvitsky Director of Photography: Maria Boykova This is the (hopefully) inaugural video in a NeighborMedia series--"Speaker's Corner"--of interviews with passersby in Cambridge on topics of the day relevant to Cantabrigians. The Speaker's Corner theme music was composed for the series by Cambridge resident Dorothy Crawford. Thank you, Dorothy! Controversy has raged in recent months over whether President Barack Obama should nominate former Harvard president (2001-2006) Larry Summers to be the new chair of the Federal Reserve. The current chair, Ben Bernanke, is expected to leave the position at the end of January 2014. The other leading contender, mentioned frequently in our video, is current Vice Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen. I've found in past attempts to interview passersby (in Harvard Square) that professors and international visitors particularly are nervous about speaking on video, presumably because video soundbytes can recontextualize speakers' words and spread them via YouTube universally and for the remainder of human history. For that reason, I... read more
August 22, 2013 - 6:49pm CCTV member videos win prizes at the Alliance for Community Media (Northeast Region) Annual Video Festival. read more
May 12, 2013 - 1:56pm Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Network pickets the Gap in Harvard Square, Cambridge, May 4, 2013. Demonstrators called for the Gap to require the subcontinental factories where its garments are made to implement higher workplace building standards. This, in the wake of Dhaka's April 24 Rana Plaza collapse with a death toll of more than 1,000. read more
April 24, 2013 - 6:01pm City of Cambridge and Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance hold vigil at City Hall in observance of Boston Marathon bombing victims. read more
April 24, 2013 - 10:41am Neighbors assemble at Mt. Auburn Hospital after reports that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brought there. 4/19/13 read more
April 5, 2013 - 12:21pm Workers v. Le Meridien Hotel Le Meridien Hotel workers continued their push for job security, better benefits, and the right to unionize yesterday with a City Hall rally and march to the Central Square hotel. Unite Here Local 26 Hospitality Workers Union, Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement and other supporters joined in. . Harvard divested in 2012 from the Norwalk, CT parent company HEI. MIT, which formerly owned the hotel and still owns the land, has demurred. . The City Council declared a City of Cambridge boycott of the hotel in 2012. . “In March 2012, over 70% of the workers at the non-union HEI Le Meridien Cambridge hotel raised concerns about their workloads, salaries, healthcare and quality of guest services with hotel management,” states the approved October 2012 resolution by City Councillor Kenneth Reeves and Vice Mayor Denise Simmons. “Since then, management has shifted a greater portion of healthcare costs onto its workers.” . The resolution noted that the Council normally holds festivities at Le Meridien-MIT but ordered “that the City Council instruct the City Manager and all City departments to boycott the services provided by HEI Le Meridien…and that [the City... read more
March 8, 2013 - 3:23pm .Cambridge Eco-Log. A journalist considers local weather and ecology as a microcosm of our global climate. . The weather is weird. How weird is it? Dearth of snow, record snow, 100-degree summer days. Everyone’s worrying about the weather. Isn’t the weather supposed to be weird—in the sense of abnormal—in Cambridge, in New England? “Don’t like the weather in New England,” Mark Twain asked. “Wait a few minutes.” “There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger's admiration—and regret....In the spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” Twain’s New England weather report: Probable nor’-east to sou’-west winds, varying to the southard and westard and eastard and points between; high and low barometer, sweeping around from place to place; probable areas of rain, snow, hail, and drought, succeeded or preceded by earthquakes, with thunder and lightning. But it is possible that the programme may be wholly changed in the meantime. Science concurs. A report on Massachusetts’ climate by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) explains: [C]ontrasting air masses and the relatively frequent passage of storm... read more
January 22, 2013 - 5:05pm A Walk in the Dark presents the first episode of Exquisite Corpses's "The Crimson Bowtie," produced by Christian Herold, and created--exquisite corpse improvisational style--by Cantabridgians Ellen Wilbur, Karl Shoaf, and Andrew Held, and Arlingtonian Nicholas Herold. This is the fruit of a terrific CCTV podcast class with Jordan Tynes. It is a murder mystery; this episode is 13 minutes. Project Website:A Walk in the Dark read more
November 1, 2012 - 9:47pm 3-1/2 minutes. read more

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