The image of girls and boys is being packaged and sold to all of us everyday.Â The stereotypical “pretty in pink” and “army green” gives our children the wrong message and guides them down a dangerous road.Â Join Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko as they spend an hour with Lyn Mikel Brown, professor of education at Colby College and author of Packaging Girlhood and Packaging Boyhood.Â Every parent should listen, learn and empower their children to break free from the dangers Â that are facing them in the outside “fictitious” world.Â Plus the second half of the show provides simple steps parents can takeÂ to assist children to find themselves.Â For more information visit Lyn’s website www.hghw.org (Hardy Girls Healthy Women).
Serene Mastrianni chats with Joanna Krotz ,author, advocate and contributing editor of Town and County’s Philanthropy Issues.Â Giving is often fueled with many emotions.Â Why is it important that we give?Â Who do we give to?Â Why is difficult for some people to give? In this economic climate parting with our precious dollarsÂ can beÂ difficult but it is essential that we invest in our future.Â In Joanna’s newest book: Â THE GUIDE TO INTELLIGENT GIVING-Make a Difference in the World and in Your Own Life we learn about how and why to “give”.Â For more information go to www.joannakrotz.com and join the thousands of people that are making a difference!
Just in time, when we need some extra cash, Bob Sullivanâ€”creator of the enormously popular MSNBC blog The Red Tape Chronicles, Today show contributor, and author of the New York Times bestseller Gotcha Capitalismâ€”returns with STOP GETTING RIPPED OFF: Why Consumers Get Screwed, and How You Can Always Get a Fair Deal.Â JoinÂ Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko as they link listeners back to their pocketbooks. Â STOP GETTING RIPPED OFF goes further, taking a broader look at the whole capitalist system and showing us how to avoid financial pitfalls in the first place.Â Â
Bob Sullivan has been a reporter for nearly two decades.Â For the past twelve years, he has covered computer crime and consumer affairs for MSNBC.com.Â Today his work appears on MSNBC.comâ€™s Red Tape Chronicles blog.Â He also appears regularly on MSNBC television, NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, and various local NBC affiliates.Â
For more information go to www.stopgettingrippedoff.net
Join Carole Murko as she interviews Serene Mastrianni, Healthcare Advocate.Â Â AsÂ Healthcare Reform passes through the Senate many of us are asking, “is this really going to improve our health”.Â Serene brings her experience in public health and “on the hill” meetings to R2W listeners.Â Learn and listen, this is a show thatÂ you can not afford to miss.
Serene Mastrianni opens the eyes and ears of R2W ListenersÂ with Fe-Mail, Â expressive correspondence between two busy artists, Karen Arp-Sandel and Suzi Banks Baum,Â as they put their daily lives on post cards and mail them back and forth to each other forÂ several years.Â Plus, honest talk with the artists and the “mother” of all artists; Gabrielle Senza.Â
The Berkshire Art Kitchen will kick off its spring season with a series of events organized by artists Karen Arp-Sandel and Suzi Banks Baum.Â In conjunction with Womenâ€™s History Month and aimed to celebrate women artists, the events focus on the daily-ness of art and the challenges of juggling mothering and creativity.Â
The Berkshire Art Kitchen was founded in 2009 by artist Gabrielle Senza as an alternative venue for creativity, connection and change.Â Part gallery and part art salon, the Berkshire Art Kitchen is known for its high-quality exhibitions and handcrafted gifts, intimate house-concerts and film-screenings, as well as an exceptional collection of one-of-a-kind Artistsâ€™ Books.
The Berkshire Art Kitchen is open Friday – Sun 12:00 â€“ 5:00 pm, and most weekdays by chance or appointment.Â For more information, visitÂ www.BerkshireArtKitchen.comÂ or call 413.717.0031.
Serene Mastrianni introduces listeners to a unique theater experience. Inspired by the book â€˜Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwideâ€™ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn, WAM Theatre (WAM = Womenâ€™s Action Movement) was founded in 2009 by Kristen van Ginhoven and Leigh Strimbeck to use theatre to benefit women and girls worldwide. Both Kristen and Leigh are professional actors, directors and theatre educators who are engaged in the issue of womenâ€™s rights worldwide. WAM Theatreâ€™s philanthropic mission is two-fold. First, to raise funds to create professional theatrical events that explore issues relating to women and girls. Second, to donate a portion of the proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls worldwide.Â WAM Theatre is based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State.Â
For more information visit www.wamtheatre.com.
Serene Mastrianni scoops the nation by interviewing the teenage phenomenon; Noni Carter.
Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko interviewed Jacquette Timmons, the author of “Financial Intimacy”. Â She urges people to divide their financial circle in four ways: earn, save, invest, spend and to understand your relationship to each of those. Â She also was clear that managing one’s finances isn’t just about money – there are habits, emotions etc. that we all carry with us that influence the way we handle our finances. Â For more information on Jacquette, go to http://www.sterlingchoices.net/
Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko welcomed the New Year with enthusiasm!! In fact,Â Serene decided to interview me (Carole) about cooking and Heirloom Meals.Serene was most interested in my approach to cooking with real ingredients and how simply a meal can be put together with a little planning. Â I shared some tips on cooking fish and how versatile chicken breast are. Â Check out my blog: www.heirloommeals.blogspot.com
Serene Mastrianni and Carole Murko interviewed Meredith (17) and Caroline Finnerty (16) on their experience using texting and facebook to communicate with their friends. Â Caroline shared with us how an ex-boyfriend used both to stalk and harass her after their break-up, and Meredith revealed her desire for privacy and her discreet use of the social media to manage her community of friends. Â Their advice to parents – take away our phones at night so we can get some work down and get some rest! Â We are going to have them back on an ongoing series about the younger generation and how they communicate.