Top Left Corner

News and Views of the North County

TLC #64: Hay Day — brand new old-fashioned fair in Williamstown

SOooo good to be back behind the mic. I won't get all TL;DR here, since the show itself is an ...
Read More

TLC #63—We catch up, then cross the line to cover the Poor People’s Campaign

Lt. Gov. candidate Quentin Palfrey, poet Clarrisa Sacherski, Northeast Fiddlers' Convention, mystery author Chris Wondoloski, The Poor People's Campaign Welcome, ...
Read More

TLC #62 — Remembering the Women’s March: Voices from the Road

Hey Greylock Nation— Today is Tuesday, January 16, 2018, and you’re listening to episode 62 of the Top Left Corner ...
Read More

TLC #61 — Gettin’ FESTIVE at Greylock WORKS

Immerse yourself in beautiful and delicious handcrafted gifts at the 2017 FESTIVE! A new holiday market at Greylock WORKS celebrating ...
Read More

TLC #60: Berkshires first Transgender Day of Remembrance

from GLAAD: Transgender Day of Remembrance is an international annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those ...
Read More

TLC#59: Food for Thought: Dinner with Virginia Willis at Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker Meets Southern with Virginia Willis Top Left Tunes This episode features "Hot Chicken," off Dom Flemons' release, Prospect Hill ...
Read More

TLC #58: MCLA creates Chief Diversity Officer position; PROFILE—Print Shop Williamstown

Recent friction between students of color and MCLA administration not the main reason for creation of execution position of Chief ...
Read More

TLC #54: 10/10 Democratic Primary, 1st Berkshire District candidate John Barrett

Election 2017: A conversation with John Barrett, III. Find him online here. Hello, Greylock Nation— Today is Saturday, October 07, ...
Read More

TLC #55: 10/10 Democratic Primary, 1st Berkshire District candidate Lisa Blackmer

Election 2017: A conversation with Lisa Blackmer. Find him online here. Hello, Greylock Nation— Today is Saturday, October 07, 2017, ...
Read More

TLC #56: 10/10 Democratic Primary, 1st Berkshire District candidate Stephanie Bosley

Election 2017: A conversation with Stephanie Bosley. Find her online here. Hello, Greylock Nation— Today is Saturday, October 07, 2017, ...
Read More

TLC #57: 10/10 Democratic Primary, 1st Berkshire District candidate Kevin Towle

Election 2017: A conversation with Kevin Towle. Find him online here. Hello, Greylock Nation— Today is Saturday, October 07, 2017, ...
Read More

TLC #53: Word × Word and Fiction Of Now

Fiction Of Now Poetry in the age of post-truth Pittsfield, Mass.—WordXWord presents Fiction of Now, a program of work by ...
Read More

TLC #52: Author Jana Laiz discusses “Weeping under This Same Moon”

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome award-winning author Jana Laiz, who will discuss her ...
Read More

TLC #51: The Undead StandOut to Protect Obamacare, New Life at Louison House

We speak today with Sherwood Guernsey about the standout planned for 5:00 p.m. in Park Square in Pittsfield to protest ...
Read More

TLC #50: Voices for Recovery with NBCC, but first, the news…

Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities Rally, walk and vigil to raise awareness of opioid addiction and recovery NORTH ...
Read More

TLC #49: The fight for $15 minimum wage and paid family leave, plus the risks of making art

Hey Greylock Nation! Today is Wednesday, September 20th 2017, and you’re listening to episode number 48 of the Top Left ...
Read More

TLC #48: BMC Nurses host safe patient care town hall to answer questions

Management at Berkshire Health Systems says the latest offer represents their "best and final," but BMC Nurses are standing their ...
Read More

TLC #47: 1st Berkshire Primary Forum, Perpetual Foreigners, a Creative Consultation

We begin our show with Alexander Davis, who talks about the meetup with candidates for 1st Berkshires district state representative ...
Read More

TLC #46: Greylock Together Against Hate; Purple Dragon, Farm to Fork Fondo

Greylock Together "Stand Against Hate" brings hundreds to Field Park In this episode, we heard from some of the hundreds ...
Read More

TLC #45: Baker wants to “empower” the heat to play nice with ICE

Immigration Detainers The bland phrase conjures up little emotion for people with no reason to believe that they, or loved ...
Read More

TLC #44: Summer Delights at The Clark—Picasso: Encounters, Orchestrating Elegance & More

Picasso: Encounters looks at artist’s experimentation and collaboration in printmaking Picasso’s prints and paintings on view at the Clark Art ...
Read More

TLC #43: Berkshires Celebrates Pride with first major Event

Today is Thursday June 22, 2017—I’m your host, Jason Velázquez, and I thank you for tuning in to this episode, ...
Read More

TLC #42: Dom Flemons kicks off Barn Music Series at Hancock Shaker Village

Concert with Dom Flemons in the 1910 Barn kicks off Berkshire season of American roots music at Hancock Shaker Village ...
Read More

TLC #41: The Hoping Machine, A very NAMA Memorial Day, Saving Olsen Farm

The Hoping Machine We spoke first with Antonia Buckley, one of the creative minds behind the Hoping Machine, a new ...
Read More

TLC #40: PopCares, 350Mass, Zoning for Ganj, Top Left Connections, Weege!

Today is Friday, May 12, 2017, I’m your host, Jason Velazquez, and I thank you for tuning in to Episode ...
Read More

TLC #39: Berkshire Four Freedoms Rally—Full Audio

Estimates by the Berkshires Four Freedoms Coalition, and reported by the Greylock Independent reveal that nearly 2,000 Berkshire residents assembled ...
Read More

TLC #38: The Four Freedoms March

The Four Freedoms march and rally in Pittsfield, Mass. on Saturday, January 7, celebrates the highest aspirations for democracy in ...
Read More

Top Left Corner #37: The BSRW “Tinseliner”—Holiday Magic on Rails

The Hoosac Valley Train Ride, the "Tinseliner," provides a dose of holiday nostalgia in a form of moving history that ...
Read More

Top Left Corner: Tree Logic at MASS MoCA Site of Tree-mancipation

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.—For six Flame Maples, prisoners of "Tree Logic," the fight for liberty has finally shattered the shackles that ...
Read More

Top Left Corner #36: A Conversation with Mass. State Senate Candidate Christine M. Canning

About Christine Canning (excerpted from submitted materials) Christine Canning was born and raised in Berkshire County. Her mother, Kathy, was ...
Read More
Jess Sweeney, executive directory of the ROOTS Teen Center, with members of the MCLA LEAD Academy, who helped get the center ready for operations.

Top Left Corner #35: Jessica Sweeney Discusses New ROOTS Teen Center

I'd been looking forward to having Jess Sweeney on the show again, and with the upcoming grand opening of the ...
Read More

Top Left Corner #34: The Prejudice We Deny, the Racism that Kills

Part 2 of our series, "The Shattered Shield" examines the way institutionalized racism subtly, sometimes subconsciously, guides official action leading ...
Read More
Andrea Harrington, a native of XYZ, will be on the Democratic primary ballot on September 8 (campaign photo).

Top Left Corner #33: A Conversation with Mass. State Senate Candidate Andrea Harrington

About Andrea Harrington (excerpted from submitted materials) For Andrea Harrington, this district is home. She grew up here, she attended ...
Read More
Rinaldo Del Gallo, III is a Pittsfield native who will be on the Democratic Primary ballot September 8 (campaign photo).

Top Left Corner #32: A Conversation with Mass. State Senate Candidate Rinaldo Del Gallo

About Rinaldo Del Gallo (excerpted from submitted materials) Rinaldo Del Gallo III has not only been in the Berkshires for ...
Read More

Top Left Corner #31: A Conversation with Mass. State Senate Candidate Adam Hinds

About Adam Hinds (excerpted from submitted materials) A native of the district, Adam was raised in Buckland and attended Mohawk ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner #30 — Special Report: Shattered Shield, Part 1

This episode, as you may have guessed already, is a little out of the ordinary. It is the first installment ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner #29: The Unintentionally Property-Themed Episode

The plight of abandoned, dilapidated, and sometimes contaminated properties is up for discussion today as we present to you the ...
Read More
Local residents Ed Bailey (left) and Tony Barini speak about a friend, KJ "Kim" Morris, who was murdered in the Pulse mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. June 12, 2016 (photo by Jason Velázquez)

TLC #28: SPECIAL — Vigil for Orlando in Park Square

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—Hundreds of people converged on Park Square in Pittsfield Tuesday to show support for the survivors and families of ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner #27: iBerkshires Featured on WGBY’s “Connecting Point”

PLUS Pittsfield Skate Park Sessions While School Is in Session? Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com joins TLC to talk ...
Read More
Artists Aerial Rendering of the proposed museum of Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture; submitted photo.

The Top Left Corner #26: Greylock Cultural Corridor, Pine Cobble Craft Fair

Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com joins TLC to talk about the proposed developments to the Greylock Cultural Corridor. First ...
Read More
By Austin McGee [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Top Left Corner #25: Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County

Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com, helps us digest and debrief after the long Thanksgiving Day weekend. We regale you ...
Read More
"Santa's Workshop & Winter Wonderland," used in this mashup, by Daniel Voyager, (CC BY 2.0)

The Top Left Corner #24: Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Going Strong

Toy donations from the community to the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund make sure that boys and girls in North Berkshire ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner #23: North Adams and Pittsfield Make Long-Awaited Choices

We speak with Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com about the results of the elections in two cities ...
Read More
By Beyond My Ken (Own work) GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0via Wikimedia Commons

The Top Left Corner #22: Greylock Mill to House Food Biz Incubator

Tammy Daniels discusses the Greylock Mill event that revealed plans to create an incubator space for commercial food business. New ...
Read More
The north side of Main Street between Eagle and Holden Street in North Adams, Massachusetts, is located within the expanded boundaries of the Monument Square-Eagle Street Historic District; photo by Beyond My Ken; GFD or CC BY-SAL via Wikimedia Commons

The Top Left Corner #21: North Adams Economic Development Chat

A panel discussion of two on the subject of generating growth in North Adams. This episode is straight up talk-show ...
Read More
If the weather cooperates, the Fall Foliage Festival promises to be especially brilliant; photo by chensiyuan

The Top Left Corner #20: Fall Foliage Is Both a Festival and a Tradition

North Adams residents get ready to turn out in celebration as the leaves turn on the color Parades, craft shows, ...
Read More
The preliminary election results put John Barrett III and Richard Acombright on the election ballot for November.

The Top Left Corner #19: Preliminary Elections, Same Old Issues?

Tammy Daniels discusses the results of the preliminary elections in North Adams and Pittsfield Just a little more than one ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 18, “Berkshire Media Mavens,” Part 2:
Tammy Daniels on “What IS the News?”

As we re-boot the "Audio iBeat" segment of the Top Left Corner, Tammy Daniels, Managing Editor at iBerkshires.com offers listeners ...
Read More
Kate Abbott standing in the Oyster River, Durham N.H; Facebook photo

The Top Left Corner, Episode 18, “Berkshire Media Mavens,” Part 1:
Kate Abbott Launches “BTW Berkshires”

Kate Abbott, former editor at Berkshires Week, talks a bit about her new media property, BTW Berkshires, and a whole ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 17, BBO: WCC’s Emily Watts Upbeat on Region’s Future

TLC—BERKSHIRE BUSINESS OUTLOOK Emily Watts, new Director at the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce says mission focus should be both inward ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 16—Unanswered Questions, Alexander Ciccolo: Terror Suspect?

Tammy Daniels returns from vacation to discover that the rumors and speculation surrounding the recent FBI presence in Adams have ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 15 — Sandra Thomas’ Fourth of July Finale

PLUS: Christine Casella, Justice of the Peace, on Love The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce sends outgoing Interim Executive Director Sandra ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 14 — Downstreet Art with Michelle Daly of BCRC

PLUS: Do You Care Where Your Food Comes From? Country of Origin Labeling Requirements on Track to Be Repealed ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 13 — Swimming Holes of the Berkshires!

PLUS: Cheshire votes no on pipeline; Child traffic fatality in Adams, Hotel on North opens ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 12 — Summer Camp Special Edition

PLUS: North Adams Police Officers Recognized for Saving Life; Target: Summer Tag Sales ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 11 — Spring Romance: for the Birds

PLUS: iBerkshires says Williamstown residents will NOT be left holding the (plastic retail) bag, and We Talk Rhubarb with our ...
Read More

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

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, and Music from the Winterpills and Wishbone Zoë! Wicked short show today. That's because we've ...
Read More

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! ...
Read More

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! A ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 5—Eating Spring

Plus: News Chat with iBerkshires, New Music, Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus The Greylock Glass Gets Some Perspective on ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 4 — Family Events, New Music, North Adams Farmers Market

It's been a super busy week here at the Greylock Glass. Most of what I've been doing has been preparing ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 3 — Sugaring, High School Musicals!

This season has been pretty rough on maple syrup producers in Western Massachusetts. Easily three weeks late, the sap flow ...
Read More

The Top Left Corner, Episode 2, Farm CSAs, Environmental Justice

We talk with Berkshire Grown about CSAs and The Berkshire Environmental Action Team about Environmental Justice. Well, you might think, ...
Read More

Introducing The Top Left Corner—Eph’s 300’th B-day and Makers’ Mill Get Cranking

So, we know that springing The Greylock Glass on an unsuspecting Berkshires population was risky. We are just as aware ...
Read More