Becket, Ma – Jacob's Pillow, in Becket, Massachusetts, was once a stop on the underground railroad. In 1933, dance legend Ted Shawn founded a summer dance festival on the site. More than 75 years later, The Pillow has grown to achieve worldwide recognition for its performances and comprehensive archives of dance. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz toured the grounds
Great Barrington, Ma – Mark Potok is the Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, and editor of Intelligence Report Magazine. Potok specializes in exposing radical hate groups throughout the country and is often cited in major media publications. He spoke Tuesday night at the Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke one-on-one with Potok about the rise in activity among hate groups since the election of Barack Obama .
Pittsfield, Ma – In a traditional garbage dump, waste will sit in a landfill decomposing over time, this method uses up a lot of land, and releases massive amounts of methane gas into the atmosphere. In Northern Berkshire County, garbage is converted into usable energy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports from Covanta Pittsfield .
PIttsfield, Ma – Two families will be moving into their new Pittsfield homes this week, thanks to the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and a lot of "sweat" equity. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Stockbridge, Ma – The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge was honored with the National Humanities Medal last week. This is the first time the award has been awarded to a museum, the Humanities medal normally goes to individual scholars, writers or philanthropists. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Berkshires – November is National Novel Writing Month. A contest that challenges writers to start and finish a 50 thousand word manuscript in 30 days. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .
Lenox, Ma – The Tanglewood Music Festival announced their Summer 2009 lineup. As the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood has been doing this festival for over 70 years in Lenox, Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the preview .
Northampton, MA – Protestors marched through the streets of Northampton Massachusetts Wednesday evening to call on the local prosecutor to drop charges against a former UMass student accused in a racially tinged assault.WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Berkshire County, Ma – The national census takes place April 1st, 2010. Even though it's still over a year away, politicians and community leaders in the Berkshires are beginning efforts to make sure that every resident is counted. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Berkshire County, MA – New York Times best selling author, Rachel Simmons, recently joined the all girls' Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield as a scholar in residence. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story