Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko hosted Julie Michaels, Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Grown and Lisa Dachinger, farmer and owner of River Valley Farm, a CSA (community supported agriculture). We are so lucky to live in a community that helps bring farmers and restaurants together and where local farmers offer shares in their farm produce. Â It’s important to knowing where your food is grown, know your farmers and keeping it local. Â Thank you Berkshire Grown for providing a resource for farmers, people and restaurants. Â www.berkshiregrown.org
Carole Murko and Serene Mastrianni hosted Carla Doobie and Janis Broderick to a sobering hour about the mission of the Elizabeth Freemna Center to help create a world free from violence and all forms of oppression, especially victims of domestic violence. Â Among the many services, a 24 hour hotline is available for anyone in need. Please call 866-401-2425 if you or anyone you know needs help.
Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko hosted Elizabeth Debold, coauthor of the bestseller, Mother Daughter Revolution. Â Our discussion was fascinating as we discussed girls and their mothers. Â Quite frankly we barely scratched the surface.
Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko not only interviewed Lisa Newmann but they sampled her delicious and HEALTHY cookies. Â Lisa has spent her life in the food industry but it isn’t until now that she is realizing a dream – create and offer a healthy cookie to the mass market. Â Her cookies are marketed under the brand Cookiehead and can be found at Guido’s and many markets nationwide. For more information go to www.cookieheadcookies.com
Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko had a great time hearing how Susan Schneider turned her love of collecting vintage goods – wallpapers, old prints, textiles into an often overlooked object, lampshades. Â She has also been very successful at adorning match boxes with vintage papers – they make excellent gifts and can be customized. Â Susan is the perfect blend of left and right brain. Â Her studio/storefront is in Millerton, NY, Â www.shandells.com. Â A must!!
Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko are back in the studio and they tackle a very complicated issue, Healthcare Reform.Â It is never to soon to think about your health and your life and when each of them may become compromised.Â Tough stuff right?Â Well it’s even tougher to think of them when you have just been diagnosed with a live ending disease.Â To make matters worse end of life and palliative care services are being left out of healthcare reform and sadly left out of most terminally ill patient options.Â Luckily the women of R2W are here to educate families and patients on how to put palliative care in the healthcare package.
Guest(s):Â Jan Healey, RN Founder of Healey Group
To learn more about Jan and her consultative palliative care company visit her website at www.healeygroup.org
The Women in Powerful Places Series continues with one of Serene and Carole’s favorite women in the Berkshires.Â Meet Eugenie Sills and listen to how she started The Women’s Times (TWT) an award-winning publication for women in the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley. Founded in 1993,Â TWT isÂ the region’s premier venue for reaching womenâ€”the world’s most powerful consumers.
TWT’s editorial mission is to tell women’s stories and share resources in a high-quality, regional format. Their content reflects women’s interests in business, technology, education, health care, house & home, mothering, gardening, philanthropy, the arts and more.
Guest(s): Eugenie Sills, Founder and Publisher of The Women’s Times
Listen to the APPLAUSE!!!!Â Oh how good it sounds….a strong, swift, energetic applause after weeks of rehearsals and hours of practice.Â Imagine you are entering into 4th grade, you have never been on the stage, or in a live theater, and YOU just performed a full length production….now you are listening to the applause.Â That is what the 30 students aged 8-14 spent their summer doing with APPLAUSE Youth Theater Company.Â APPLAUSE isÂ a summer long, comprehensive, menu option, youth theater company where the focus is on the children.Â Plus in this interview youÂ will hear a live performance by the “Actors in Residence” singing Do You Love Me from their production of Fiddler on the Roof.Â What better way to spend your summer???
Guest(s) Included:Â Bob Law, Co-Creator and Founder of APPLAUSE!!!!; Â Danielle Goewey, Actor;Â Kyle Carson, Actor
Join Serene Mastrianni as she briefly returns from Cape Cod to highlight the Historic Berkshire Theatre Festival’s 2009 Season.Â Just when you thought that summer was coming to a quick end, think again, there is a whole lot of summer left to enjoy live stage theater.Â Opening their 81st Season The Berkshire Theatre Festival is better than ever and longer (with a much anticipated fall show, RED Remembers, running September 11-November 1st).Â To learn more about what to expect on the two best stages (Main Stage and Unicorn Theater) in the Berkshires, listen now to Radio2Women.Â To view the Berkshire Theatre Festival season click here: http://www.berkshiretheatre.org/index.php
Guest(s) Included:Â Jamie Davidson, PR and Marketing Director, Berkshire Theatre Festival
This Saturday at 1pm we are going LIVE.Â As much as I have loved being away and on the beach, I have missed the show.Â This week we are kicking off another great in our Summer Fun Series….Berkshire Theatre Festival.Â Don’t miss a minute of Radio2Women.