abuse http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1345 - Rachel Urquhart http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1345-rachel-urquhart <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rachel Urquhart's debut novel, <em>The Visionist</em>, is based in real life: the Visionists were young Shaker girls who began to suffer mysterious fits, thought to be in communication with the spirit world.</p><p><em>The Visionist</em> tells the story of 15-year old Polly Kimball who kills her abusive father in a fire. Her mother leads them to seek shelter in The City of Hope, a nearby shaker Settlement. She is anointed a visionist upon her arrival, where she is - by turns - worshipped and questioned.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89054 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1345 - Rachel Urquhart Rosie Perez http://wamc.org/post/rosie-perez <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and talented actress who broke boundaries for Latinas in the film industry.</p><p>In her new book, <em>Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)</em>, Perez tells her never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86133 at http://wamc.org Rosie Perez The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1334-eve-ensler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Playwright, author and activist <a href="http://www.eveensler.org/">Eve Ensler </a>traces many paths of reconnection in her memoir, <em>In the Body of the World</em>.</p><p>It is the path of reconnection with her body, after she is diagnosed with cancer; with the people of the world, in the face of injustice and abuse; and with the earth.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83339 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler "Shelter" at Bard College's Fisher Center http://wamc.org/post/shelter-bard-colleges-fisher-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;On June 2 at 7pm, s</span>inger <a href="http://www.nataliemerchant.com/">Natalie Merchant</a> and the Kalmia String Quartet share the stage of <a href="http://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=118451&amp;year=2013&amp;month=6&amp;day=2">The Bard Fisher Center</a> with local women singers Amy Helm, Simi Stone, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Yungchen Lhamo, to draw attention to the grave problem of domestic violence in the Hudson Valley. This benefit concert will raise funds for for the Washbourne House of Ulster County and Grace Smith House of Dutchess County.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 65918 at http://wamc.org "Shelter" at Bard College's Fisher Center NY Priest On Leave; Abuse Claims Investigated http://wamc.org/post/ny-priest-leave-abuse-claims-investigated <p>A 74-year-old priest is on administrative leave as the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese investigates a sexual abuse claim against him.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...</p><p>The Reverend Jeremiah Nunan was cleared six years ago of allegations that he sexually abused a minor. The Albany Times-Union reports that the diocese announced the new allegations over the weekend.</p><p>Nunan is pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cairo and Our Lady of Knock Mission in East Durham in Greene County.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:51:42 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36888 at http://wamc.org New York Finds No Child Abuse of Kennedy Heir http://wamc.org/post/new-york-finds-no-child-abuse-kennedy-heir <p>A letter made available to The Associated Press says an investigation prompted by a Kennedy heir&#39;s attempt to take his infant son from a New York maternity ward has found no evidence of child abuse. WAMC&#39;s Dave Lucas reports...<br /><br />The March 30 letter from the state child protection agency says a report of suspected child abuse against Douglas Kennedy, the son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was determined to be unfounded.<br /> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:38:01 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36190 at http://wamc.org New York Finds No Child Abuse of Kennedy Heir