This morning we will discuss the issues of literacy with two experts from Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County. We will talk about literacy in general and specifically about the needs of those they serve right here in our region.
Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-reliant parents when the call came: a crippling stroke had left her proud seventy-nine-year-old father unable to fasten a belt or complete a sentence. Tragedy at first drew the family closer: her mother devoted herself to caregiving, and Butler joined the twenty-four million Americans helping shepherd parents through their final declines.
Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month at The Linda in Albany, NY the series is co-presented by the Honest Weight Food Co-op.
This month’s film is Nothing Like Chocolate – a documentary about anarchist chocolate-maker Mott Green who operated an unusual chocolate factory in Grenada that turns out delicious creations unknown to a world saturated with industrially produced cocoa.
Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.
List: All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior The Hobbit by J.R.R, Tolkein with illustrations by Jemima Catlin Love Your Enemies by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell's America by Jane Allen Patrick Prayers For The Stolen by Jennifer Clement (event this Saturday, February 22nd at 2PM) Shackleton's Journey by William Grill Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell with illustrations by Christian Robinson Thirty Girls by Susan Minot The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan