The Homemade Pantry

Join Serene Mastrianni as she interviews Alana Chernila moments before The Homemade Pantry (Clarkson Potter/Publishers) hits the market on April 3, 2012.  On a mission to kick her family’s packaged-food habit, Alana discovered that, with a little determination, anything she could buy at the store could be made in her kitchen-and homemade versions were less expensive, more satisfying, and better for the environment and the soul.  Plus Alana “dishes” about her food blog www.EatingFromTheGroundUp.comwhich originated as a space for her recipes and quickly became a vehicle for sharing cooking and family meal-time challenges.

BIFF 7th Year Celebration

Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they welcome back Kelley Vickery, Founder of The Berkshire International Film Festival.  Kelley shares with listeners what they can expect as BIFF turns 7!  Plus a sneak peak into what goes into the making of a successful film festival.  For more information on BIFF visit the website at

The 2nd Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they walk listeners through a month long festival to celebrate Women’s History Month.  Welcome to the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, a collaborative event, featuring over 80 women and 40 events including readings, lectures, workshops, performances and screenings, held at Berkshire County venues from Sheffield to Williamstown.  Plus the show features, Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Ph.D.,  professor of  comparative literature, media studies and human rights with an activist bent at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, directs the annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, the Bard College at Simon’s Rock Summer Program and the new Citizen Journalism Project at WBCR-LP.  She blogs at Transition Times:

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Kicks Off With a BANG!

Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they interview Suzi Banks Baum and Michele Gillette the day before their standing room only premiere of Out of the Mouths of Babes: An evening of mothers reading their own writing to others.  Suzi and Michelle speak openly about the importance of finding your inner self amidst the busy life of being a mother.  Together they mix creativity and motherhood, the result is astounding.  Listen, learn and enjoy.  To find out more about Suzi visit her website: and Michelle at

Women Take Charge!

Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they discuss a social movement toward changing the economy one woman at a time.  Introducing Maia Conte, life coach, entrepreneur and social change agent.  Maia discusses how women can get financially fit and start micro financing their communities to rebuild the economy one neighborhood at a time.  Maia believes that women are the fundemental changers in the world and if we work together we can invest in our country the same way we invest in our family.

STOP Shopping at Wal-Mart!!!

Join Serene Mastrianni and new co-host Gabrielle Senza as they discuss Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incwith lead class action attorney Christine Webber.  Think twice before going to shop at Wal-Mart, this class action suit which included 1.6 Million employees in complaints of discrimination in pay and promotions, is a real cost to women everywhere.  If you think Wal-Mart is cheaper, think this, they are cheap to their female employees and allegedly pay on average $1,000 less per year vs male employees do the same job!  For more information on this on-going, that’s right they are not letting the supreme court stop them, regional cases go to  Join millions of women and say NO to Wal-Mart, together we can make a difference.

Will Romney Win?

Join Serene Mastrianni as she welcomes back Radio2Wome2n’s favorite Republican Gal, Charlotte Hayes.  Charlotte talks openly about the republican race and discusses the future of the ticket.  Can the country turn red in 2012?  Charlotte certainly thinks so and don’t miss her comments on The State of the Union Address.  To learn more about Charlotte you can follow her on her blog at

Garbrielle Senza Live in the Studio!

Gabrielle Senza is an internationally recognized Berkshire-based artist whose work is included in the collections of numerous institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA New York to name a couple.  She is also known as a modern day Renaissance Woman and to top it off she like many other renaissance artists is completely self taught.  Join Serene Mastrianni and Susie Weekes as they “pick the brain” of a master and gain incite into what it takes to be successful.  You can learn more about Gabrielle by visiting her website:

Reboot Your Life with Nancy Bearg

Join Serene Mastrianni and guest co-host Susie Weekes as they interview one of the four sabbatical sisters, Nancy Bearg and discuss the importance of taking a break from your work to reboot your life.  If you are thinking about taking a break or you have found yourself on a “forced break”, or are home with a newborn and have a sanctioned “career break”  you have to read Reboot Your Life.  Serene shares her missed opportunity while she was on a work sabbatical with her newborn, and she doesn’t want you to make the same mistake.  This is it, you only get one chance at life, do it right, reboot!  For more information on Nancy and the sisters go to their website:

The Velmans Mother Daughter Story

Join Serene Mastrianni and Susie Weekes as they bring a mother-daughter love story to Radio2Women.  Meet Edith and Hester Velmans, authors and two very inspiring women.  Edith is author of the award winning Edith’s Story, her true story of  courage and survival during World War II.  Hester is a novelist, editor and translator of French and Dutch literary fiction.  Together they are quite a team; loving, supportive, understanding and revealing.  Don’t miss this intimate interview with powerful women who focus listeners on what is most important in the world, family.  To learn more about Hester Velmans award winning tween novels; Isabel of the Whales and Jessaloup’s Song go to her website: