Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Anastasia Stanmeyer Shares Secrets

Anastasia Stanmeyer, Berkshire Magazine editor shares her love of writing, women and workshop in conjunction with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Join Anastasia as she takes us on her journey from working journalist in Asia to the Berkshire Hills and leadership in publication where she shares incite and secrets to the success of freelance writing.  To learn more about Anastasia visit her at or email her at

Get YOUR Shakespeare ON

Join Shakespeare and Company as they explain the connection of Shakespeare work in the modern day and how to create community from an amazing community of actors and directors.  Plus the company is stepping into the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers with a showcase of young women writers performing LIVE their incredible work.  This event features young women (ages 12-19) from all over Berkshire County to learn more about the event or get tickets go to

Legality of Acquittals

Join Gabrielle Senza as she gets into a discussion of the legality of aquittals and the minds behind the jurors of the recent sexaul assault case in Berkshire Hills Regional School District.  Gabrielle is joined by Judith Knight and Derek Gentile, he can be reached at and on Twitter at @DerekGentile.

Penelope Andrews Talks About Gender Equality

President and Dean of The Albany Law School, Penelope Andrews is a world-renowned human rights advocate and international voice for the silent and often forgotten, marginalized women around the globe.  Her recent book, From Capetown to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursing Women’s Human Rights, advances new approaches toward gender equality for the disenfranchised women in the developing world.  Join Serene and Gabrielle as they spend time with Dean Andrews to uncover the steps for lasting change toward equal rights and gender equality.  To hear Dean Andrews live on February 26th go to Simon’s Rock at 7:00pm. To find out more about the lecture series go to

Inspiring Generosity

Meet Barbara Bonner author of Inspiring Generosity. This book is a moving collection of stories of fourteen men and women who have changed both their own lives and the lives of others through the power of generosity.  Author Barbara was inspired to write the book after leading the fundraising efforts of a number of museums, educational institutions and non-profit organziations for many years.  To learn more about the book and meet Barbara visit

Get Gutsy with Jenny Fenig

Join Jenny Fenig as she talks about the Chinese New Year and how we can all shed our 2013 snake skin to gallop into the year of the horse.  To learn more about Jenny visit her website at  Also to take advantage of this radio offer and receive a free gift follow this link:

Berkshire Human Rights Series

Join Ricky Bernstein and get a peek into the brains behind one of the best speaker series in the county. To learn more about the series and dates to watch go to

Berkshire Barter

Thinking about bartering for some goods and services well today is your lucky day because Berkshire Bartering is sweeping the region.  To learn more and find times and locations visit their Facebook Page at

Suzi Banks Baum is Back in the Studio!

Join Suzi Banks Baum as she talks about motherhood, publishing and celebrating sisterhood!  Meet Suzi live on Friday January 17th at Simon’s Rock while she gives VIM and CHP generous donations from her book An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice.  If you don’t have the book on your shelf then buy it today at

Sex Education at Home for Your Tweens?

Who should be conducting comprehensive sex education to tweens and where should it be happening?  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.  The answer is simple, everyone should be involved from parents to the schools to peer programs.  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.  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.  Together we can change history and empower our youth to invest in their future through programs like GET REAL and LET’S BE HONEST.  To get more information on these programs and how you can reach your tweens go to