competition http://wamc.org en Competition Encourages Collaboration to Revitalize Small Cities in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/competition-encourages-collaboration-revitalize-small-cities-mass <p></p><p>A statewide competition in Massachusetts hopes to help up to 20 small cities find ways to solve major problems through collaborations.</p><p></p><p>The Working Cities Challenge, which will launch on Friday, intends to revitalize small and medium sized post-industrial cities in the commonwealth by bringing together leadership from the public and private sectors to brainstorm and initiate their own solutions. Eligible cities in Western Massachusetts include Pittsfield, Westfield, Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 22:29:10 +0000 Lucas Willard 63753 at http://wamc.org Competition Encourages Collaboration to Revitalize Small Cities in Mass. "Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing" with Po Bronson http://wamc.org/post/top-dog-science-winning-and-losing-po-bronson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What are the differences between a winning and losing performance? Why are we able to rise to the challenge one day, but wilt from it the next? Can we in fact become better competitors? In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1455515159/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1455515159&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1455515159" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman use cutting edge science to tease out the hidden factors at the core of every great triumph - and every tragic failure.</p><p><a href="http://www.pobronson.com/">Po Bronson</a> joins us.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59161 at http://wamc.org "Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing" with Po Bronson "Eighty Days" - Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland race around the world http://wamc.org/post/eighty-days-nellie-bly-and-elizabeth-bisland-race-around-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On November 14, 1889, Nellie </span>Bly<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">World</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world.</span></p><p>Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was a young journalist from <em>The Cosmopolitan</em> magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days. The dramatic race that ensued would span twenty-eight thousand miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors’ lives forever.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59417 at http://wamc.org "Eighty Days" - Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland race around the world