Who should be conducting comprehensive sex education to tweens and where should it be happening? Â This was the question that the Berkshire United Way’s Karen Cole, Coordinator of Youth Development, posed to the newly created reduce teen pregnancy Coalition. Â The answer is simple, everyone should be involved from parents to the schools to peer programs. Â Empowering young tweens to delay sex, access reproductive health and aspire for bright futures is essential in driving down the staggering teenage pregnancy rate in Berkshire County. Â The births to teens between ages 15-19/1000 teens is 20.6 Berkshire County and 34.0 Pittsfield which is staggering compared to the rest of the state at 17.1. Â Together we can change history and empower our youth to invest in their future through programs like GET REAL and LET’S BE HONEST. Â To get more information on these programs and how you can reach your tweens go to www.berkshireunitedway.org.
Farmer Dom is back and he is talking TURKEY!Â Dom’s message to everyone is buy locally, support your local farmers throughout the year, yes you can buy from local farms all year long.Â To find out where to purchase locally go to www.localharvest.org or www.berkshiregrown.orgÂ and visit Dom at www.mooninthepond.com.
Join Serene as she unleashes the SHISHIK and LAIACONA family onto local listeners!
Meet Stella Elliston, author, artist and mother.Â Stella shares the beautiful story of her amazing son Ezra; his life, strength, smile and warmth.Â This book is a mustÂ give for the holiday season!
Meet Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and the author of 14 books on US military policy, the arms trade, and global resource politics. His most recent book is “The Race for What’s Left,” published in 2012 and now available in paperback from Picador. Â To visit and learn more about Michael visit his website at www.michaelklare.com.
Meet Zee, Zeina ZeeLuv Smidi, holistic health coach and author of Thank You for HPV: A Simple Guide to Healing Yourself. Zee is known for her outspoken and open discussion of HPV infection from detection at a young age to treatment as an adult. To meet Zee or download the FREE book you can visit her at zeeluv.wordpress.com.
Join Dominic Palumbo as he shares his 22+ year farming secrets of how to build a successful organic farm and feed the community great food.Â Welcome to Moon In The PondÂ Farm, a small farm nestled on a quiet and picturesque dirt road in the southern Berkshire hills in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Raising food naturally and sharing the experience has been a strong and growing commitment throughout the farmâ€™s history. Farmer Dominic Palumbo invites you to rediscover your agricultural roots with some of our great farm meats, a tour of the farm, or by participation in our short or longer-term workshops, internships, and programs. Moon In The Pond maintains a strong focus on the elegant integration of history (raising heritage breed livestock and heirloom vegetables, using select traditional farming methods) and contemporary â€˜technology.â€™ For more information visit dom at www.mooninthepond.com.
Northeast Regional Premiere!
Dates:Â November 7-24, 2013
Location:Â St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA
Join Serene and Gabrielle as they transport listeners to an Old Women’s Club that has been tranformed into the Whitney Center for the Arts.Â The center is home to traveling creatives, Towne Theater and Gallery W.Â The new gallery is in the midst of its 3rd installation, this month they areÂ featuring local artists.Â To get more information on the installation and the gallery go to: www.galleryw.org.
Join JD Logan, Contemporary Artsit as he takes listeners on a journey into his life, work and vision of the countryside one painting at a time.Â JD is among one of the most sought after contemporary artists of our generation.Â His work has been featured in many magazines including Country Home.Â To learn more about JD and see his work, visit www.jdlogan.com.