Under a reorganization that started two years ago, the community colleges in Massachusetts are becoming regional workforce development centers. Holyoke Community College is building a new facility to help meet the demand for skilled workers in the health care industry.
In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of a remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness.
By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Her book is For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind.
Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are a fascinating, artistic, and talented couple who - lucky for us - live part-time in our region.
Amanda Palmer's new book The Art of Asking, is part manifesto, part revelation and a little bit "how-to" guide. Gaiman's most recent release is his adaption of Hansel and Gretel. They join us to discuss asking and audiobooks.
Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. While living with her family in Beacon, NY she decides to reclaim her life as an actor and the domestic world she’s carefully created crumbles around her.
The documentary film, Actress is both a present tense portrait of a dying relationship and an exploration of a woman, performing the role of herself.
Actress will screen at Upstate Films in Woodstock, NY on November 29th at 5pm and Brandy Burre and filmmaker, Robert Greene will both be in attendance for a discussion following the film.
Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:
Snow developing this morning from south to north. Snow becomes steadier and heavier in the afternoon and evening. Highs in the lower to mid 30's.
Snow, heavy at times this evening, tapering off after midnight from south to north.
Storm totals: Catskills, Taconics, Litchfield Hills, Berkshires, Southern Vermont 10-16" I-88, Central Mohawk Valley, Greater Capital District, Mid-Hudson Valley, Central Vermont 7-12" Interior New England, Lower Hudson Valley, Adirondacks 4-7"
Western Mohawk Valley, Champlain Valley, Northern Vermont 2-4"
Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers tomorrow. Highs in the mid to upper 30's.
WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about how the Ferguson decision affected towns around the country with a focus on the Capital Region and a legal dispute over a popular cupcake store.