Berkshire Eagle Podcasts

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Podcasts from the Berkshire Eagle, the voice of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, since 1852.

Episodios

  • Berkshire Landscapes Podcast: Exploring Summer Previews 2017

    Berkshire Landscapes Podcast: Exploring Summer Previews 2017

    24/05/2017 Duración: 03min

    Not sure what to do this summer? New England Newspapers Inc. has you covered! Join Berkshire Eagle Features Editor Lindsey Hollenbaugh and Arts Editor Jeffrey Borak as they chat with host Carrie Saldo about the upcoming release of "Summer Previews," our go-to reference guide for culture and more in the Berkshires, Southern Vermont and nearby Connecticut and New York.

  • S01 E19: A brief history of Mass MoCA as told by Director Joe Thompson

    S01 E19: A brief history of Mass MoCA as told by Director Joe Thompson

    22/05/2017 Duración: 44min

    Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art director Joseph Thompson discusses the museum’s rich history, the institution’s impact on the regional economy and the future of Mass MoCA following the opening of Building 6 at the sprawling complex of former mill buildings in North Adams. Thompson was interviewed by Berkshire Eagle reporter Adam Shanks. The Berkshire Eagle Podcast is hosted by Mark Mills.

  • S01 Episode 18: Fake News, Real News. Why the difference matters to our democracy.

    S01 Episode 18: Fake News, Real News. Why the difference matters to our democracy.

    24/04/2017 Duración: 44min

    In this edition of the Berkshire Eagle Podcast, host Mark Mills presents coverage of a forum held on Saturday, April 22, at the Stockbridge Public Library on the impact of fake news on America’s democratic institutions. The discussion explored how fake news has infiltrated public discourse and what consumers and established news outlets can do to combat the false stories and insidious effects of phony news reports. Panelists included Bill Everhart, editor of the editorial page of The Berkshire Eagle and Elizabeth Jensen, ombudsman for National Public Radio. The moderator was veteran journalist John Felton of Lee.

  • S01 Episode 17: Should Massachusetts raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21?

    S01 Episode 17: Should Massachusetts raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21?

    13/04/2017 Duración: 21min

    After last November's referendum approving the recreational use of marijuana, the Massachusetts legislature is setting the rules and regulations for how the new law will be implemented. That discussion includes the possibility of setting age 21 as the legal minimum for purchasing marijuana, alcohol and tobacco products. Under current state law, 18 year olds can buy cigarettes. But public health officials are calling for raising the age to 21, as Pittsfield and many other local communities have already done. In this edition of the Berkshire Eagle podcast, host Mark Mills speaks about raising the state smoking age to 21 with Gina Armstrong, director of public health for the city of Pittsfield, and with Berkshire Eagle editorial page editor Bill Everhart.

  • S01 Episode 16: Berkshire residents battle against Eversource rate hike proposal

    S01 Episode 16: Berkshire residents battle against Eversource rate hike proposal

    11/04/2017 Duración: 20min

    Berkshire County homeowners, businesses and non-profits are fighting a proposed electric utility rate increase that is now under review by the state Department of Public Utilities. At a public hearing in Pittsfield, state and local officials and area residents testified that the proposed hike is unfair, exorbitant and greedy. Eversource said additional revenue is needed to offset investments in infrastructure and higher operating costs. In this edition of the Berkshire Eagle podcast, host Mark Mills speaks about the Eversource proposal with The Eagle's Business Editor Tony Dobrowolski, reporter Carrie Saldo and Editorial Page Editor Bill Everhart.

  • S01 Episode 15 | Indivisible: Trump resistance movement channels protest fervor

    S01 Episode 15 | Indivisible: Trump resistance movement channels protest fervor

    10/03/2017 Duración: 40min

    While protest demonstrations from the Four Freedoms March in Pittsfield to the Women’s March on Washington have drawn boisterous crowds showing their opposition to the Trump administration, local groups are springing up in the Berkshires and around the country to take on the quieter work of political organizing, lobbying lawmakers and educating voters. Berkshire Eagle podcast host Mark Mills speaks with local activists Geraldine Shen and Leslie Sears about their post-election political organizing. They are joined by Berkshire Eagle reporter Carrie Saldo, who has written about the “Indivisible” chapters taking root in the Berkshires.

  • Massachusetts Broadband Institute Last Mile provider public hearing: Part 2

    Massachusetts Broadband Institute 'Last Mile' provider public hearing: Part 2

    17/02/2017 Duración: 58min

    Part 2: Audio from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute's public hearing soliciting feedback on proposals submitted by six 'last mile' providers to bring broadband to underserved communities in Western Massachusetts. Audio recorded and provided courtesy of Bill Densmore.

  • Massachusetts Broadband Institute Last Mile provider public hearing: Part 1

    Massachusetts Broadband Institute 'Last Mile' provider public hearing: Part 1

    17/02/2017 Duración: 49min

    Audio from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute's public hearing soliciting feedback on proposals submitted by six 'last mile' providers to bring broadband to underserved communities in Western Massachusetts. Audio recorded and provided courtesy of Bill Densmore.

  • S01 Episode 14: Inside the broadband meltdown

    S01 Episode 14: Inside the broadband meltdown

    08/02/2017 Duración: 22min

    The U.S. reached the Moon eight years and two months after President John F. Kennedy called such an accomplishment “the key to our future.” It has been eight years and five months since Gov. Deval Patrick called to close the state’s “digital divide” — with the finish line as much as two years away for some towns. In this week's podcast, the Eagle Eye Team explores why it has taken so long for broadband internet service to reach homes in many rural towns in the Berkshires.

  • S01 Episode 13: Midwinter arts scene beats on in the Berkshires

    S01 Episode 13: Midwinter arts scene beats on in the Berkshires

    03/02/2017 Duración: 22min

    Summer tourists are key to the overall success of the arts in the Berkshires, but winter visitors and locals alike can appreciate a busy menu of arts activities, from musical and theatrical performances to museum exhibitions. In the background, though, concerns about possible cuts in arts funding under the Trump administration. Berkshire Eagle podcast host Mark Mills speaks with Eagle Arts Editor Jeff Borak about a wide range of accomplishments and challenges for the local arts community.

  • S01 Episode 12: Anxious citizens watch and wait as Trump assumes the power of the presidency

    S01 Episode 12: 'Anxious' citizens watch and wait as Trump assumes the power of the presidency

    20/01/2017 Duración: 25min

    Donald Trump has been sworn as the 45th President of the United States. Even as he took the oath, tens of thousands of Americans were making their way to the nation's capital for the Women's March on Washington. Smaller events are being held in cities across the country, including Pittsfield, to stand up for citizen rights and speak out for equality, diversity and inclusion. Berkshire Eagle Podcast host Mark Mills discusses the Trump presidency with Berkshire Eagle editorial page editor Bill Everhart, columnist John Seven and Eagle reporter Carrie Saldo.

  • S01 Episode 11: Berkshire residents march to defend the Four Freedoms

    S01 Episode 11: Berkshire residents march to defend the 'Four Freedoms'

    08/01/2017 Duración: 19min

    More than 1,200 people took part in the Four Freedoms March and Rally in Pittsfield on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, to show solidarity against what many view as a threat to civil rights and the social safety net from the incoming Trump Administration. In this edition of the Berkshire Eagle Podcast, host Mark Mills presents highlights from day’s events including comments from U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer and a number of area residents who came to show their support for the Four Freedoms.

  • S01 Episode 10: Trump strategy is to de-legitimize the press

    S01 Episode 10: Trump strategy is to 'de-legitimize the press'

    21/12/2016 Duración: 21min

    Politico's Peter Canellos says the news media need to double-down on the core values of fearless investigation and its role as a watchdog Politico editor-at-large Peter Canellos says President-Elect Donald Trump's public relations strategy is to de-legitimize the press by sending a signal that the media is his opponent. Canellos, a former Washington bureau chief for the Boston Globe, says the political atmosphere in the nation's capital is "100 percent unprecedented." Speaking with Berkshire Eagle podcast host Mark Mills and Eagle editor Kevin Moran, Canellos said the media needs to "double-down on its core values of fearless investigation" and taking seriously its role as a watchdog.

  • S01 Episode 9: State Rep. Pignatelli backs Shared Administration

    S01 Episode 9: State Rep. Pignatelli backs "Shared Administration"

    16/12/2016 Duración: 21min

    The tri-towns of Lenox, Lee and Stockbridge could achieve more efficiency, savings and professional management by sharing a chief administrative officer, according to State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D, of Lenox. The three towns have been working together to develop a proposal for the plan, though two of the three Selectmen in Stockbridge have been critical of the idea, voicing concern that the town could be overshadowed by its two larger neighbors. With aging populations and growing budget demands, Pignatelli says the towns should find more ways to work cooperatively to ease the burdens of current and future taxpayers. Berkshire Eagle podcast host Mark Mills spoke with Rep. Pignatelli about the issue, along with Eagle correspondent Clarence Fanto who has been covering the shared administrator story.

  • S01 Episode 8: One month later, making sense of the 2016 election

    S01 Episode 8: One month later, making sense of the 2016 election

    10/12/2016 Duración: 34min

    Journalist Alex MacGillis of ProPublica discusses reasons behind Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election. From FBI director James Comey's shocking announcement about emails related to Hillary Clinton found on Anthony Weiner's computer, to the millions of dollars Clinton made speaking to Wall Street bankers and other business groups to the Democratic party's neglect of struggling white working class voters, MacGillis dissects the major themes that determined the outcome of the 2016 run for the White House. A Pittsfield native, MacGillis covers politics and government for ProPublica, a non-profit online investigative journalism organization. MacGillis spoke to a packed house at the Berkshire Museum in an event sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, the Berkshire Eagle and the Berkshire Museum. MacGillis was interviewed by Berkshire Eagle editor Kevin Moran.

  • S01 Episode 7: Voter fraud claims

    S01 Episode 7: Voter fraud claims

    02/12/2016 Duración: 21min

    A recent Berkshire Eagle editorial examined how voter fraud claims are an attack on democracy. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, voter recounts are taking place in several states, President-Elect Trump has Tweeted that 3 million illegal votes were cast, and with Hillary Clinton leading the popular vote by at least 2.3 million votes, calls are growing to reform the electoral college system. Podcast host Mark Mills digs into the post-election political environment with Fred Rutberg, President of New England Newspapers, Inc., which publishes the Berkshire Eagle, and Bill Everhart, editor of the Berkshire Eagle editorial page.

  • S01 Episode 6: First District Congressman Richard Neal

    S01 Episode 6: First District Congressman Richard Neal

    19/11/2016 Duración: 24min

    Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Richard Neal discusses incoming Donald Trump administration appointees, immigration, Obamacare and why Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election. Berkshire Eagle podcast host Mark Mills is joined by Eagle editor Kevin Moran in speaking with Neal, who was just elected to his 15th term representing western Massachusetts on Capitol Hill.

  • S01 Episode 5: Can millennials make it in the Berkshires?

    S01 Episode 5: Can millennials make it in the Berkshires?

    11/11/2016 Duración: 21min

    Nurturing the young talent and future leaders of Berkshire County is critical to the health and success of the region's economy. This edition of The Berkshire Eagle podcast looks at what's being done to encourage young people to launch their careers and establish their families in the Berkshires. Berkshire Eagle podcast host Mark Mills speaks with Jonathan Butler, President and CEO of 1Berkshire; Shela Hidalgo, Community Engagement Officer at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; and Berkshire Eagle business editor Tony Dobrowolski.

  • S01 Episode 4: Massachusetts ballot questions

    S01 Episode 4: Massachusetts ballot questions

    27/10/2016 Duración: 17min

    Massachusetts voters are expressing their views on four statewide ballot questions covering slot machine gambling, lifting the cap on the number of charter schools, confinement of farm animals and legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Berkshire Eagle podcast host Mark Mills discusses the ballot questions with Bill Everhart, editor of the Berkshire Eagle editorial page, Eagle reporter and community engagement editor Jenn Smith, and Eagle reporter Derek Gentile.

  • S01 Episode 3: Can the nation heal after the contentious election campaign of 2016?

    S01 Episode 3: Can the nation heal after the contentious election campaign of 2016?

    20/10/2016 Duración: 40min

    Presidential politics is the focus of this edition of The Berkshire Eagle podcast. In the hour preceding the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, Berkshire Eagle editor Kevin Moran moderated a panel discussion about the election and the nation’s future. The event was held at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. Panelists included Samantha Pettey, assistant professor of political science in the department of History, Political Science, and Public Policy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; Rabbi David Weiner of Congregation Knesset Israel in Pittsfield; and Bill Everhart, editorial page editor of The Berkshire Eagle. The Berkshire Eagle podcast host is Mark Mills.

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