Bennington, VT – Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont visited the community of Bennington last week. While there he made several stops to inform people about his initiatives and to listen to their concerns. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with the congressman about his current legislation
Massachusetts – Massachusetts has two proposals in the works to move toward more sustainable energy. One concerns building codes for municipalities and the other is for a major solar power plant in the western end of the state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that both proposals will help to reduce the carbon foot print and create jobs
Northampton,MA – A woman who is described as an inspiration to peace and social justice activists in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts will turn 90 this Sunday. Frances Crowe, who opened a peace center in her home in Northampton during the Vietnam war is still a very active activist. She was arrested during an anti-war protest last year. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Crowe and asked her what keeps her going?....
Lenox, MA – A group called One Massachusetts is touring around the Commonwealth presenting information to help teach people how to become more involved with their local government. They stopped in Lenox, Massachusetts Wednesday night, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there
Great Barrington, MA – The rising number of uninsured and under-insured people in the Berkshires has a Great Barrington medical office filling the healthcare gap. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on Volunteers in Medicine where the medical staff works for free, and the patients are treated for free
Berkshires, Ma – A non-profit group in the Berkshires is working to fill the nursing shortage at regional medical facilities, but workplace hazards and salary negotiations make the shortage even more severe.