Tahirah Amatul-Wadud; submitted photo.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud; submitted photo.

TLC #65: INTERVIEW — Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Congressional Democratic primary challenger to 15-term Richard Neal

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud; submitted photo.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud; submitted photo.

Hey, Greylock Nation, today is Thursday, August 21, and you’re listening to TLC episode #65. I’m your host, Jason Velázquez, and, as always, I’m grateful to have you here with me.

We’ve conducted hundreds of interviews on this and other shows here at the Greylock Glass—all of them still available. We produced many of those shows as a public service, in an effort to help you make critical decisions in your life. Today’s show is just such an episode, in which we bring you a full length interview with Congressional candidate Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who faces off against incumbent Representative Richard Neal in September’s Democratic primary.

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Now, before we get to our interview with Tahirah, I need to share a conversation that I just had with John Barrett, Superintendent of the Town of Adams Massachusetts Fire District about a detected contamination of the Adams public water supply.

Until further notice, be absolutely certain you boil all water before drinking or brushing your teeth. Check the town website or Facebook page for updates.

Now on to our conversation with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud who hails from a region of Western Mass somewhat east of Greylock Nation, but, hey, that’s the way the Massachusetts 1st Congressional District is drawn.

Tahirah, a family and civil rights attorney and mother of seven is up against 15-term Representative Richard Neal, also from Springfield

Links to Tahirah’s site are, of course, available in the shownotes. I’d be really interested in what you all think about this election, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the discussion at the bottom of the post for this episode.

That’s it for this episode of the Top Left Corner. I’ve been your host, Jason Velazquez. Until next time, stay safe, be good to each other, and Pete’s sake, go easy on yourself.

Jason Velázquez

Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
Phone: (413) 776-5125

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