Albany, NY – John James Audobon-- whose name became synonymous with American conservation-- killed thousands of birds during his guest to create his pioneering work "Birds of America." Audobon was at once an entrepreneur, artist, scientist, husband, father, legend, and walking contradiction. Which is why filmmaker Larry Hott decided to turn his lens on Audobon for the PBS special: American Masters: John James Audobon: Drawn From Nature.
North Adams, MA – Planned picketing outside of North Adams Regional Hospital took place for about four hours Wednesday. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the latest on a six-month long contract dispute between hospital nurses and the administration of its parent company, Northern Berkshire Healthcare;
Albany, NY – Williams College Museum of Art is taking a look at what Twenties wealth did for art in an exhibit called Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy. Meanwhile, the Williamstown Theatre Festival is putting on Crispin Whittell's play, Villa America, which is based on the Murphys.
Albany, Ny – There is an amazing burgeoning art community up in Washington County. To promote this resource, several artists including painter Leslie Parke and ceramic artist Brenda McMahon have organized an open studio throughout the county.
Pittsfield, MA – Nearly 200 workers in Western Massachusetts and 2,100 statewide will receive new training as a result of this year's Workforce Training Fund grants. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;
Albany, NY – This week, Dr. Philip Stieg welcomes Dr. Stephen Ponder, Medical Director of the Children's Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Steig and Dr. Ponder discuss the growing obesity epidemic in America and its relation to diabetes. They'll also discuss the signs and symptoms of obesity and diabetes and how they can be prevented.
Albany, NY – Stephen Carter is a well known Yale Law professor who turned novelist a few years ago, publishing the bestseller "The Emperor of Ocean Park." His much anticipated new novel, "New England White" takes place during a winter season when the black president of an Ivy League university and his wife come upon the body of a famous economist, with whom his wife had a relationship. The trail keeps leading back to a mysterious death 30-years earlier.