community http://wamc.org en Ideas Matter - MASS Humanities - Reading Frederick Douglass http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-mass-humanities-reading-frederick-douglass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</p><p>Today we’ll speak with MASS Humanites about their Reading Frederick Douglass project.</p><p>We welcome Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs, Mass Humanities and David Harris, Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houseton Institute for Race and Equality at Harvard Law School.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90595 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - MASS Humanities - Reading Frederick Douglass Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World http://wamc.org/post/letters-sandy-hook-newtown-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World</em> is a deeply heartfelt collection of original letters written by members of the Sandy Hook-Newtown community, giving the world a simple and honest view into their lives.</p><p>Since the tragic events on December 14, 2012, the community has been shown a tremendous amount of love and compassion from all over the world in so many different forms. This book is a small offering from the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown, letting you know who they are and have always been.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79737 at http://wamc.org Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World Flying Deer Nature Center http://wamc.org/post/flying-deer-nature-center-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school in New Lebanon, NY that has been connecting children and adults to nature and community since 1996. They offer school programs, programming for homeschooled children, adult programs in animal tracking, bird language, women’s retreats and more.</p><p>Executive Director Michelle Apland and Programs Director Devin Franklin join us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72860 at http://wamc.org Flying Deer Nature Center When Radio Things Go Wrong http://wamc.org/post/when-radio-things-go-wrong <p>It is a troubling time for one of New York’s oldest public radio stations.</p><p>The last decade has been touch-and-go for WBAI, which became non-commercial and listener-supported when Pacifica bought it in 1960. The station played a pivotal role in 60s counterculture, pioneering “free-style” progressive radio, with a coverage area that blanketed New York City and radiated 70 miles beyond.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:16:32 +0000 Dave Lucas 70605 at http://wamc.org When Radio Things Go Wrong Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities and Reading Frederick Douglass http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-mass-humanities-and-reading-frederick-douglass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</span></p><p>This morning we spotlight MASS Humanities and specifically we’ll talk about Reading Frederick Douglass. Our guests this morning are Pleun Bouricius, Assistant Director, <a href="http://www.masshumanities.org/">Mass Humanities</a> and Don Quinn Kelley, Founding Co-Chair <a href="http://www.liftevryvoice.org/">Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival</a>.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 66036 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities and Reading Frederick Douglass The 10th annual Art Along the Hudson 2013 Kickoff Media Event and Exhibition http://wamc.org/post/10th-annual-art-along-hudson-2013-kickoff-media-event-and-exhibition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Rhinebeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Red Hook arts communities are hosting the </span>10<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual </span><a href="http://www.artalongthehudson.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Art Along the Hudson</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Spring Kick-off Media Event, on Wednesday May </span>15<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The purpose of this AAH event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64538 at http://wamc.org The 10th annual Art Along the Hudson 2013 Kickoff Media Event and Exhibition Massachusetts Program Supports Regionalization of Community Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-program-supports-regionalization-community-initiatives <p></p><p>Over $2 million in grant funding has been awarded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support a wide variety of community-based initiatives, from public safety to information technology.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The 2<sup>nd</sup> round of the Community Innovation Challenge Grants were announced this week to support expansion and regionalization of a slew of community programs across the Bay State. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray says that the $2.25M round of funding is important for solidifying important programs, but will also save cities and towns money in the long-term.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:30:28 +0000 Lucas Willard 57831 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Program Supports Regionalization of Community Initiatives Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home by Susan Clark http://wamc.org/post/slow-democracy-rediscovering-community-bringing-decision-making-back-home-susan-clark <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1603584137/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1603584137&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home</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=1603584137" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"> </em> is a new book that chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51334 at http://wamc.org Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home by Susan Clark New York Council for the Humanities - Community Conversations http://wamc.org/post/new-york-council-humanities-community-conversations <p>Today marks 11 years since terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. It was the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. And so, this anniversary is set aside as a day of remembrance and service.<br> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47603 at http://wamc.org Triform Camphill Community http://wamc.org/post/triform-camphill-community <p>On a 360 acre working organic farm just outside Hudson, NY - <a href="http://www.triform.org">Triform Camphill Community</a> offers a therapeutic community environment to young adults with autism, downs syndrome and a variety of developmental disabilities and physical disabilities for over 30 years. On Sunday, May 20th, Triform Camphill Community Hosts their 10th Annual Benefit Concert Featuring The Triform Student Bell Choir and The Hudson Valley Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet Performing &ldquo;Peter and the Wolf&rdquo;. Thu, 10 May 2012 15:52:16 +0000 Joe Donahue 38771 at http://wamc.org