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PRO-FUSION — Mt. Williams Greenhouses: Transplanting Basics

Transplanting is key to plants’ survival

Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses joins us on PRO-FUSION to reassure us that transplanting plants, even orchids, doesn’t have to be scary!

1090 State Rd, North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-8665

http://www.mtwilliamsgreenhouses.com/

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Will Call #7 — Summer Theatre Picks with Gail and Larry

John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti's, Red Velvet, as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company
John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti's, Red Velvet, as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company

PLUS: Music from Lexi Weege and The Sun Parade

John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti's "Red Velvet," as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company
John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti’s “Red Velvet,” as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company

This is not your average summer theatre “Best Bets” segment, I promise you. Larry Murray, founder and editor of Berkshire on Stage (among many other cultural connections) and Gail Burns, author of “Gail Sez” (ditto), start out with their forecasts for how the wind will blow across the boards in the Berkshires this season. Then, the conversation bends toward some of the big, really big, issues, affecting the vitality of the arts both at home and across the country. Keep Reading

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Top Left Corner, Episode 10 — Announcing “PRO-FUSION”

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, and Music from the Winterpills and Wishbone Zoë!

Mixed Container created by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses, North Adams, MA; photo by Jason Velazquez
Mixed Container created by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses, North Adams, MA; photo by Jason Velazquez

Wicked short show today. That’s because we’ve been busy with our plans for world domination. No! We didn’t just say that! We meant that we’ve been busy building our new video instruction series “PRO-FUSION.” These sponsored tutorials teach us how to do the home and personal tasks that the pros make look easy! Check out our first installment, hosted by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses on State Road in North Adams.

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PRO-FUSION — Mt. Williams Greenhouses: Mixed Containers, Gorgeous Flowers

Published on May 15, 2015

Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses joins us on PRO-FUSION to teach us how to create stunning mixed containers of flowers in a ceramic pot and in a hanging basket.

1090 State Rd, North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-8665

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Will Call #6 — Robert Kingsbury: Berkshires Jazz Cat to Mad Man and back again

Williams Reunion Jazz Band; photo courtesy Robert Kingsbury
Williams Reunion Jazz Band; photo courtesy Robert Kingsbury

PLUS: Music from Munk Duane and And the Kids; Douglas Paisley Opens Up about the Creative, the Subconcious, the Spiritual

Williams Reunion Jazz Band; photo courtesy Robert Kingsbury
Williams Reunion Jazz Band; photo courtesy Robert Kingsbury

 

I love this episode. Not only do we have two fantastic guests AND massively powerful indie music mojo, but this is the episode where I figure out some critical truths about how to engineer the show so that we have time for everything we want to hear. Probably, this means that indie music is going to get it’s own show next week. For now, enjoy an hour and a half or so of exceptional Internet audio goodness. As always, a great time co-hosted by Tela Zasloff, founder and editor of the Greylock Independent.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 9 — Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus, and Guest Paul Harsch on our Berkshire Business Outlook!

Childrens' Mental Health Awareness Week
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

No music this week…We had to make room for some of those in-depth interviews we’re getting famous for. Don’t worry. We have some GREAT new music for you over on our Arts & Culture podcast, “Will Call.” What we do have is the Audio iBeat with Tammy Daniels from iBerkshires, as well as the Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus Founder, Kelly McIlquam. Two great guests: North Adams Mayor, the Honorable Richard J. Alcombright explains the city’s designation of this week as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and Paul Harsch of Harsch Associates joins us for the Berkshire Business Outlook.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 8 — “Let’s Talk about Sex,” the documentary

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus, and Music from the Winterpills and Wishbone Zoë!

The Documentary, "Let's Talk about Sex," receives a free screening Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Adams Movieplex 8
The Documentary, “Let’s Talk about Sex,” receives a free screening Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Adams Movieplex 8

A tremendous head and chest cold struck this week, so I offer my apologies for the obvious snuffliness. A very busy Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires took time out from coverage of the Clarksburg State Forest fire to co-host another segment of the audio “iBeat.” Kelly Bevan McIlquham of Berkshire Family Focus, is back from vacation, though she may have left some of her brain in Fla… We speak with Jonah Sykes of the Berkshire United Way about the free screening of “Let’s Talk about Sex” that helps focus attention on the issue of the pregnancy rates among teens in the Berkshires. And of course, there is music…

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Will Call #5 — Kickin’ Back with Some Common Folk

Jessica Sweeney, founder and director of the Common Folk Artist Collective; photo by Jason Velazquez
Jessica Sweeney, founder and director of the Common Folk Artist Collective; photo by Jason Velazquez

PLUS: Music from Winterpills, The Sun Parade, and Wishbone Zoe; the BCRC names Jennifer Crowell new director

Jessica Sweeney, founder and director of the Common Folk Artist Collective; photo by Jason Velazquez
Jessica Sweeney, founder and director of the Common Folk Artist Collective; photo by Jason Velazquez

This episode contains a double dose of interviews featuring a leader of an arts/culture organization with an ability to see the big picture of the future of the arts in northern Berkshire County. Both women, Jessica Sweeney of the Common Folk Artists Collective, and Jennifer Crowell, of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, can put their fingers on how the arts will fuel various types of regional growth for years to come. We are treated to top-shelf tunes this week, thanks to Winterpills, The Sun Parade, and Wishbone Zoë.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 7 — Letters from Ferguson

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, Music from The Sun Parade and Winterpills, Letters from Ferguson, and a Painful Centennial Observed

Armenian woman kneeling beside dead child in field, approx. 1917; photo Public Domain, Library of Congress
Armenian woman kneeling beside dead child in field, approx. 1917; photo Public Domain, Library of Congress

This show gets bigger and bigger, despite my best efforts to reign it in. Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires suggests “iBeat” as the title to our discussion of the latest headlines I add “audio” to the front of the name and we’re in business. Kelly Bevan McIlquham of Berkshire Family Focus, is still on vacation somewhere warm. She’ll be back next week unless she finds out that it’s been snowing today… A new feature, the “Berkshire Business Outlook” debuts this week, and we speak with a business owner in a unique position to gauge the economic health of the region. We end up in some heavy places this week, too. Not sure how that happened, but we delve into issues definitely worth turning over and taking long hard looks at. And of course, there is music…

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Will Call #4 — “Inkless” Live Storytelling

Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine
Wenzl McGowen, Mike Wilbur, and James Muschler of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine

PLUS: Music from Moon Hooch, Munk Duane, and Wishbone Zoe; AND Tuesday Teas return to Williams College.

Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine
Wenzl McGowen, Mike Wilbur, and James Muschler of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine

 

This was a tremendously fun show to put together. Great music from local and reasonably local artists, news of live storytelling later this spring, and a chance to hear Williams College faculty authors discuss their latest works all make this an hour you won’t want to miss. Did we mention zombies and calculus? Check it out and leave us a comment below.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 6 — Radio Free Greylock!

PLUS: iBerkshires News Headlines, Music from Munk Duane and Wishbone Zoe, and Jason doing a lousy job filling in for Kelly of Berkshire Family Focus.

Guglielmo Marconi in 1901; public domain photo part of the LIFE Photo Archive
Guglielmo Marconi in 1901; public domain photo, part of the LIFE Photo Archive

We have a great show for you today, despite the very noticeable absence of Kelly Bevan McIlquham of Berkshire Family Focus, who’s taking the week off from the show while she’s on vacation somewhere warm. Tammy D. is back with the headlines, as well as the backstory behind the headlines that help it all make more sense. Northern Berkshire County is getting wired for sound (actually, that’d be wireless) as we embrace some 20th Century audio tech. And we plug in to some arresting new music from both ends of the Commonwealth.

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Will Call #3 — “Fresh Takes” Series from WAM Theatre

2014 Fresh Takes staged reading at No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge; photo by Enrico Spada
2014 Fresh Takes staged reading at No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge; photo by Enrico Spada

PLUS: Book Talk with Tela Zasloff and Civil War Perspectives by Charles Dew, “Our Hearts Opening,” by Glenn Smith

2014 Fresh Takes staged reading at No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge; photo by Enrico Spada
2014 Fresh Takes staged reading at No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge; photo by Enrico Spada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Book Talk with Tela Zasloff”

A shorter show this week, but a great one. We speak first with Tela Zasloff, founder and editor of the Greylock Independent about her show, “Book Talk with Tela Zasloff” on “Willinet,” Community Television for Williamstown.

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