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Pint Talking with The Brewer of Seville
Season 3: Episode 15 - Ghost Tree Brewing

Pint Talking with The Brewer of Seville

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 121:12


Support the show by doing your Amazon shopping through our affiliate link. Just click the link here or on my website and do your shopping as you would normally. With every purchase you make using the link the podcast gets a little commission kick back. https://www.amazon.com?&linkCode=ll2&tag=thebrewerof0f-20&linkId=508b80c5f61935cee690c0e883386653&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl In this week's episode Bob and I listen to our first ever voicemail and we discuss the upcoming Lorain Beerfest, Medina Passport party, and the Crooked Pecker tasting event at the Barrel Room in Canton on August 18th. In the news and views segment we discuss the potential impact inflation may have on the beer industry in the coming months. In the interview segment I sit down with John Rush, and Dan Blatt from Ghost Tree Brewing in Amherst, Ohio. I sampled four amazing beers and discussed their journey from home brewers to pro brewers, and how they have become one of the hottest spots in Amherst despite the pandemic and inflation trying to keep them down. Don't forget to join the Pint Club by visiting my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/PintTalkingPintClub There are four tier levels and when you join the Pint Club you will get an opportunity to win a six pack of Ohio beer that is shipped by Rivalry Brews https://rivalrybrews.com/. You will also get a few coupon codes, and once every month you will be invited to a one-hour Q&A session on Facebook in which you can ask them anything you want about craft beer and the industry. In the very near future patrons will gain access to exclusive content that no one else is going to hear. Don't forget to visit my website at https://www.thebrewerofseville.com/ to catch up on old episodes and visit the BOS swag store. Make sure to follow Ghost Tree Brewing on IG and Facebook @ghosttreebrewing You can also head over to their website at https://ghosttreebrewing.com/ and see what they are brewing up. Dan, thanks again for coming on. Make sure you check out our friends at  Wrecking Crew Brew Works on the web at https://www.wreckingcrewbrewworks.com/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Wreckingcrewbrewworks and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wreckingcrewbrewworks Check out our other sponsors: Blue Cooler  - Shop for a high quality cooler at half the price. Go to: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=fdaa7e76-35bf-4f93-a2f2-0ba0fd3f2dcd&website_id=1b4fdbbe-e41e-40ba-a3b4-8cd9bcb808a9&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbluecoolers.com%2F Shirts on Tap at https://shirtsontap.com/ and use the code rq7szrFor $10 off your first order.

Holyoke Media Podcasts
Síntesis informativa. 8 de agosto de 2022.

Holyoke Media Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 2:00


Holyoke Media, en asociación con WHMP radio, emiten diariamente la Síntesis informativa en español a través del 101.5 FM y en el 1240 / 1400 AM. Esta es la síntesis informativa del lunes 8 de agosto de 2022: - En una sesión conjunta, el Comité Escolar y el Concejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Holyoke seleccionaron el jueves a la Dra. Yadilette Rivera Colón como la nueva miembro del Comité Escolar del Distrito 3. Rivera Colón ocupará el puesto que dejó vacante el mes pasado Rebecca Birks, quien se mudó de Holyoke. Las juntas entrevistaron a cuatro candidatos el jueves por la noche y después de múltiples votaciones, Rivera-Colón obtuvo los 12 votos requeridos. Los otros candidatos fueron Lawrence Jackson, Hannah Kennedy y Faizul J. Sibdhanny Jr. La Doctora Yadillette Rivera-Colón es originaria de Puerto Rico. Se graduó de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, con un bachillerato en ciencias naturales y biología y obtuvo su doctorado en Biología Molecular y Celular en 2013 de la Universidad de Massachusetts, Amherst. Actualmente es Profesora Asistente de Biología y Coordinadora de Investigación del Programa de Ciencias de Pregrado en la Universidad Bay Path. Imparte cursos de bioquímica y biotecnología en el programa de pregrado de Residential College. Adicionalmente, La Dra. Rivera-Colón es presidente de la junta directiva de Girls Inc. of the Valley y es una defensora de la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión. Rivera Colón dijo que esta oportunidad le permite servir a la juventud de la ciudad. FUENTE: HOLYOKE MEDIA Los demócratas llevaron su paquete económico del año electoral a la aprobación del Senado el domingo, un compromiso muy reñido menos ambicioso de la visión interna original del presidente Joe Biden pero que aún cumple con los objetivos profundamente arraigados del partido de frenar el calentamiento global, moderar los costos farmacéuticos y gravar a inmensas corporaciones. El paquete estimado de $ 740 mil millones se dirige a la Cámara, donde los legisladores están preparados para cumplir con las prioridades de Biden, un cambio sorprendente de lo que parecía un esfuerzo perdido y condenado que de repente volvió a la vida política. Los vítores estallaron cuando los demócratas del Senado se mantuvieron unidos, 51-50, con la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris emitiendo el voto de desempate después de una sesión de toda la noche. Biden, quien tuvo su parte de largas noches durante sus tres décadas como senador, llamó al guardarropa del Senado durante la votación por altavoz para agradecer personalmente al personal por su arduo trabajo. El presidente instó a la Cámara a aprobar el proyecto de ley lo antes posible. La presidenta de la Cámara, Nancy Pelosi, dijo que su cámara “se movería rápidamente para enviar este proyecto de ley al escritorio del presidente”. Se esperan votaciones en la Cámara el viernes. FUENTE: AP

The Pod with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation
#11 The Pod with Dr. John Kirwan

The Pod with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 32:08


Dr. John Kirwan is Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and holds the George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition.  He also leads the Integrated Physiology and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical and is the Director/Principal Investigator of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.Dr. Kirwan's professional expertise includes over 30 years of research, teaching, and service in the obesity and diabetes fields. He received his clinical physiology training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, his PhD in Human Bioenergetics at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, his MSc in Exercise Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, and his BA (Hons) from the University of Limerick, Ireland.Among his most important research contributions is the discovery that for a significant number of patients, diabetes can be cured by surgically altering the physiology of the intestine and stomach.   For more information about the work at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, don't forget to visit braf.org.

Coaching Origins
Episode 4 - UAlbany's Dwayne Killings

Coaching Origins

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 33:59


Dwayne Killings is entering his second season as the head coach of the University at Albany. The Amherst, Massachusetts native actually started his coaching career in the NBA, before working his way back to the college game. Killings has worked with some of the game's brightest minds, as he navigated a nearly 20-year journey to earn his first-ever Division 1 head coaching job at UAlbany.Each Friday, Jeff Bidwell talks with a current or former Division I college basketball coach about their professional path. There are no overnight success stories in college coaching. We'll talk about the sometimes decades-long journey from the moment they wanted to get into coaching up to that first news conference introducing them as a Division I head coach.Watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt11C4Vio8IFollow on Twitter and Instagram at @AKAJeffBidwell.

Camp Constitution Radio
Episode 295: Red Pilled and Running for Office: An Interview with Lisa Mair

Camp Constitution Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 31:14


 Hal Shurtleff, host of Camp Constitution Radio, and the Camp Constitution Report, interviews recently red-pilled Lisa Mair of Berlin, MA.Lisa Mair was born and raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She has lived in Worcester, and currently resides in Berlin with her husband of 28 years.She attended Holyoke public schools, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management, and Master of Science in Food Science and Nutrition from Framingham State University.She and her husband Glen have owned and operated several small businesses in Massachusetts where she assisted with day-to-day operations, business development, and marketing. Her experience as an entrepreneur has given her keen insight into the challenges small businesses face every day.Lisa has also worked in the health and wellness industry for over two decades as a program leader and consultant. She is certified in applied functional medicine and health coaching and stays current in the healthcare field through Harvard Medical School HMX Pro coursework. She donates her time and expertise leading  health and nutrition workshops for the community and providing guidance for individuals.As part of her civic activities, she served on the subcommittee of the Planning Board and Recreation Committee in the Town of Berlin that updated the South Common Recreation Area, in part, by moving baseball fields to a better location and building a beautiful new playground that met all ADA requirements.Lisa has also served as coordinator of after-school programs at Berlin Memorial School. The programs provide rich and diverse educational opportunities for students.To protect families from known health risks, Lisa has been advocating to keep harmful toxins out of our air, water, food, and personal and home care products.Lisa and Glen's children attended public schools in Berlin, Boylston, and Bolton. Their daughter is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnical Institute and lives in Worcester, and their son attends the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.Lisa and her family have deep roots in Massachusetts, especially in the 1st Worcester District. She is eager to put her unique perspective and experience to work for you.  https://lisaformasenate.com/ 

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
YCBK 242: Ben Baum helps us understand St. John's College-Part 2/2

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 47:50 Very Popular


In this episode you will hear:   Announcements  Interview Benjamin Baum, VP of Enrollment, St. John's College How are the two campuses and college cultures different? Do faculty move between campuses? Is the admission process different between campuses? Is your curriculum full of teachings from dead white men or do you incorporate diverse and modern voices into your curriculum? Are St. John's students intellectually arrogant? Susan describes kids who have been interested in St. John's College in her counseling career What do college counselors need to know about the kind of kid who thrives at St. John's? What is the difference between an Amherst education and a St. John's College education? What is senior essay and senior oral? What is the social life like at St. John's? What Ben wants college counselors to know How the summer academy for high school students works What is the graduate Institute and how does it work? Ben goes on the hotseat in our lightning round   https://www.sjc.edu/   Please send in your questions either on Twitter at @YCBKpodcast using the Messages tab (this is our preference) or via email at for the 25 admissions interviews we are doing in the summer and fall. Our interviews are with the following people at the following schools: Confirmed interviews not yet completed Bard-Mackie Siebens Mercer-Kelly Holloway Reed-Milyon Truelove- Rice University-Tamara Siler American University-Andrea Felder Pitzer College-Yvonne Berumen Chapman University-Marcela Meija-Martinez Connecticut College-Andy Strickler* Trinity College-Anthony Berry* College of the Atlantic-Heather Albert* Spelman College-Chelsea Holley* Scripps College-Victoria Romero* Saint Louis University-Daniel Wood-(Interview is about transfer admissions, Daniel is a transfer counselor) University of Connecticut-Vern Granger* Colby College-Randi Arsenault* University of Georgia-David Graves* Washington University St Louis-Ronne Turner Arlene Cash   To sign up to receive Your College-Bound Kid PLUS, our free quarterly admissions deep-dive, delivered directly to your email four times a year, just go to yourcollegeboundkid.com, and you will see the sign up on the right side of the page under “the Listen to our podcast icons”   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live. You can ask questions on Twitter that he will answer them on the podcast. Mark will also share additional hot topics in the news and breaking news on this Twitter feed. Twitter message is also the preferred way to ask questions for our podcast:   https://twitter.com/YCBKpodcast   To access our transcripts, click: https://yourcollegeboundkid.com/category/transcripts/ Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans are used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   We would be honored if you will pass this podcast episode on to others who you feel will benefit from the content in YCBK.   Please subscribe to our podcast. It really helps us move up in Apple's search feature so others can find our podcast.   Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com.   If you enjoy our podcast, would you please do us a favor and share our podcast both verbally and on social media? We would be most grateful!   If you want to help more people find Your College-Bound Kid, please make sure you follow our podcast. You will also get instant notifications as soon as each episode goes live.   Check out the college admissions books Mark recommends:   Check out the college websites Mark recommends:   If you want to have some input about what you like and what you recommend we change about our podcast, please complete our Podcast survey; here is the link:     If you want a college consultation with Mark or Lisa, just text Mark at 404-664-4340 or email Lisa at lisa@schoolmatch4u.com. All they ask is that you review their services on their website before the complimentary session. Their counseling website is: https://schoolmatch4u.com/

3News Now with Stephanie Haney
Actor Paul Sorvino Has Died, Trial Begins In Death Of Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek

3News Now with Stephanie Haney

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 8:21


Monday, July 25, 2022: Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino has died, trials begin in the death of Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek and excessive force allegations against Euclid officer, where negotiations are hung up between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Collin Sexton, and more on 3News Now with Stephanie Haney. Connect with Stephanie Haney here: http://twitter.com/_StephanieHaney http://instagram.com/_StephanieHaney http://facebook.com/thestephaniehaney Read more here: 'Goodfellas,' 'Law & Order' actor Paul Sorvino dead at 83 https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/nation-world/actor-paul-sorvino-dead-at-83/507-7ce1841e-95a9-4eaf-a65d-7e09cb356217 Trial scheduled to begin today for woman charged with killing Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/crime/tamara-mcloyd-murder-trial-cleveland-police-officer-shane-bartek/95-81fe8d81-5f40-41f5-864f-1fc1393e460a WATCH LIVE: Trial begins in excessive force case of Euclid Police Officer Michael Amiott https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cuyahoga-county/jury-selection-begins-excessive-force-trial-euclid-police-officer-michael-amiott/95-f436f91e-2285-42e1-a0af-ee7f42625ac4 USPS hiring for more than 300 jobs in Cleveland with pay up to $27.52 per hour: How to apply https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/jobs/united-states-postal-service-usps-jobs-cleveland-apply/95-ea3e5efd-cff2-4b1a-a381-8c3d99ef149c Report: Cleveland Cavaliers' negotiations with Collin Sexton could last into season https://www.wkyc.com/article/sports/nba/cavaliers/report-cleveland-cavaliers-negotiations-collin-sexton-could-last-into-season/95-dcb95bc1-ea46-473f-b0ed-a1ce01f73a02 City of Amherst to vote on designated outdoor drinking area on Monday https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/lorain-county/amherst-vote-on-dora/95-20bcb189-cf7d-4b30-9120-ca7ce0ced6b7 Mission Possible: MidTown is transforming into Cleveland's next hot spot https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/mission-possible-midtown-cleveland/95-9b355c67-4551-43de-8b58-819056708e53 Congratulations to Austin Love on his marriage to Allison! https://www.wkyc.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/wkyc-morning-show/congratulations-to-austin-love-on-marriage-to-allison/95-9ecdad91-d894-4686-b640-6b4a3c84b983

Claim It! with Your Joyologist
Catherine Newman - Award Winning Author, Real Simple Columnist, Mother

Claim It! with Your Joyologist

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:44


Catherine Newman is the author of the award-winning bestseller How to Be a Person, as well as two parenting memoirs: Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness, and a middle-grade novel, One Mixed-Up Night. She is also the co-author of Stitch Camp. Newman is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine and the editor of the James Beard Award-winning kids' cooking magazine ChopChop. Newman lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit her at catherinenewmanwriter.com.   Join me in Psychotherapist & Astrologer, Debra Silverman's FREE Astrological Immersion to examine and REWRITE a program in your unconscious mind. It all begins on August 1st. https://bit.ly/joydebra   Get my book at  ftheshouldsdothewants.com and claim access to the bonuses! If you have it - PLEASE leave a review on Amazon + Goodreads!   Please subscribe to the podcast and leave a review! Screenshot it and send it to podcast@yourjoyologist.com and I will send you a gift from my shop.yourjoyologist.com   For all things me go to https://yourjoyologist.com and @_triciahuffman and @yourjoyologist on social media   Go get + gift my daily inspiration app OWN YOUR AWESOME and check out my product line here!  Interested in working with me? Send me a DM or email your joyologist at your joyologist dot com

WBEN Extras
Amherst Starbuck Strike, Michael Sanabria

WBEN Extras

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 3:24


Embracing Holland
Hard Landings with Cammie McGovern

Embracing Holland

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 72:36


If you've ever worried about what adulthood might look like after high school or you've ever been inspired to create a meaningful space for your child to spend adulthood, tune in to our interview with critically acclaimed author, Cammie McGovern.    Cammie McGovern was awarded a creative writing fellowship at Stanford University, and has received numerous prizes for her short fiction. Her stories have appeared in many magazines including Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook and Seventeen , and she is the author of another novel, The Art of Seeing. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her husband and three children, the eldest of whom is autistic. She is one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs.

Keen On Democracy
Maureen Perry-Jenkins on Work Matters: How Parents' Jobs Shape Children's Well-Being

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 36:56


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Maureen Perry-Jenkins, author of of Work Matters: How Parents' Jobs Shape Children's Well-Being. Maureen Perry-Jenkins is professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

MycoWizards
Smallhold

MycoWizards

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 153:25


And just like that! WE ARE BACK! We have a lot of plans for the future of the Mycowizards Podcast and we are stoked to unroll it all slow and low like Texas style smoked meat! There are whispers in the Buck65 wind spreading rumors of @heymikevance and @shroomsodoom getting into a van with a carefully curated suitcase straight out of Fear And Loathing to scramble senses from farm to farm like bats out of doom, dead set of filming and recording the entire mycological insanity. Think 1990's firework wars on the highway straight out of Thrasher magazine #phelperforeverforeverphelper … but with a proper mycological focus…after all Harvard still throws better parties than Amherst! (someones not gonna like that one!)  … But until then, here is the long-awaited Episode 22 of the Mycowizards Podcast featuring Andrew and Adam of @smallhold … I made a wild rip down to the Big Apple to catch up with the Smallhold crew to see what they were working on and in the process we got to recording a nice couple hour conversation on the when and the where of their mycological journey. So sit back and enjoy or get to knocking while you listen! Stay insane myco wizards of the world and stay tuned in while you drop the F$#* out!

Haymarket Books Live
What's Happening in Sri Lanka? w/ Rohini Hensman & more (5-16-2022)

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 92:25


Join Haymarket Books and Internationalism from Below for a discussion of the multiplying crises and the emergence of a new protest movement in Sri Lanka. ***Please note: This discussion was recorded on May 16, 2022 and while the situation on the ground in Sri Lanka has changed, the background provided here remains indispensable.*** Internationalism from Below (IfB) is a grassroots, all-volunteer network of socialist internationalists whose primary orientation is to support and popularize mass struggles from below of working and oppressed peoples throughout the world. IfB opposes all kinds of state and imperial violence, and aims to provide a positive alternative to the elements of the anti-war left that whitewashes the violence of repressive regimes. Since the beginning of the year, Sri Lanka has been facing its largest economic crisis since the country's independence from Britain in 1948. Gotabaya Rajapaksa's regime has defaulted on the foreign loans Sri Lanka has amassed over the years, especially sovereign bonds, and struggled to deal with the economic collapse triggered by multiple factors, including the collapse of tourism revenues with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sri Lanka's currency, the rupee, is being rapidly devalued, while average citizens cannot afford basic necessities. Since March, protests have spread across the country, and the President's cabinet except for the Prime Minister resigned. The Rajapaksa administration—which has spent the past several years attempting to consolidate power through authoritarian measures—has ignored the growing consequences of the economic crisis caused by the build up of foreign loan obligations. How do we make sense of the different political visions and actors in the region in light of the growing contradictions of the neoliberal economy and the limitations of authoritarian regimes to manage the effects of crisis? How are the Sri Lankan mass protests providing a new political vision against the forces of debt-run globalization as they continue to decimate regions of the global South? How do we reckon with the movement's limits—its complex relationship with Tamil self-determination, and the historical legacy of the electoral left's betrayal of independent mass politics, among other factors? This panel aims to provide an introduction to the situation in Sri Lanka today from left-wing perspectives, while contextualizing it in the region's larger political and economic history and issues. The speakers will touch on topics like Sri Lanka's political economy, local dynamics of racism and authoritarianism in blocking class politics, and grassroots feminist movements' program and demands. Speakers: Devaka Gunawardena is an independent researcher who holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a general focus on political economy. Rohini Hensman is a writer, researcher, and activist who comes from Sri Lanka and is resident in India and has written extensively on workers' rights, feminism, minority rights, globalisation, and a Marxist approach to struggles for democracy. Her most recent books are Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India and Indefensible: Democracy, Counter-Revolution, and the Rhetoric of Anti-Imperialism. She has also written two novels: To Do Something Beautiful, inspired by her work with working-class women and trade unions in Bombay, and Playing Lions and Tigers, set in Sri Lanka. Niyanthini Kadirgamar is a Ph.D. student in Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is part of the Feminist Collective for Economic Justice. Moderator: Promise Li is an activist and writer from Hong Kong and Los Angeles. He organizes international solidarity work with Internationalism from Below and Lausan Collective. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/o4SE9pBf4JY Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

Roots of Reality
#75 How the Media Has Changed and Changed Us with Dr. Alison Dagnes

Roots of Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 59:41


In this Roots of Reality Experiences episode, historian Ben Baumann talks with Dr. Alison Dagnes about how money fuels media partisanship, the problem of false equivalence in the political media, and how this all has impacted American society. (Dr. Alison Dagnes is a Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She is the author of "Super Mad at Everything All the Time: Political Media and Our National Anger," "Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News On American Politics" and "A Conservative Walks Into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor." She frequently speaks on the topic of the modern political media system and its effects. She has also edited two books on political scandal and is a national expert on sex scandals, which pleases her father to no end. Prior to receiving her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dr. Dagnes was a producer for C-SPAN in Washington, DC which isn't as boring as it sounds.) Website- www.alisondagnes.com/ Twitter- twitter.com/alidagnes Books- www.amazon.com/Alison-Dagnes/e/B00335W02U%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share If you like the podcast, leave a review at: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/root…ty/id1466338710 Follow Roots of Reality on Social Media: Facebook- facebook.com/RootsofReality Twitter- twitter.com/_RootsofReality Instagram- instagram.com/rootsofreality/?hl=en YouTube- youtube.com/channel/UCvmG6sKFW9…isable_polymer=true (The memories, comments, and viewpoints shared by guests in the interviews do not represent the viewpoints of, or speak for Roots of Reality)

Freedomizer Radio Network
D&D Delivering the Truth in NYS and Beyond

Freedomizer Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 89:00


Join us with NY State Senator Ed Rath to discuss current NYS issues. Edward A. Rath III, Republican – Conservative – Independence – SAM, was elected to the New York State Senate in 2020.  Prior to being elected to the Senate, Senator Rath was an Erie County Legislator for 13 years.  He has built a reputation for being a fierce advocate for the community, putting taxpayers first.  He has advocated for a stronger economy, government transparency and accountability and more affordable, safer communities.  As a Legislator, Senator Rath's leadership led to the creation of the County's Silver Alert Local Law, an Amber Alert for seniors that has since become a model program statewide. Ed has also been a longtime member of the Legislature's Public Safety Committee, where he is a champion for our first responders and has led efforts against cyberbullying.  Ed has fought to make Erie County more affordable for families and authored legislation to create a Property Tax Stabilization Fund to protect homeowners and hold the line on property taxes In addition to his public service, Ed has remained active in the community.  He continues to volunteer for organizations that provide assistance throughout the community including the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Rotary International and the Alzheimer's Foundation. Senator Rath will serve as Ranking Member of the New York State Elections and Local Government Committees. A lifelong Amherst resident, Senator Rath and his wife, Amy have three daughters.  He received his degree from Syracuse University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in History.  In 2005, he completed the Executive MBA program at Canisius College – Magna Cum Laude.

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - SHARON FARBER - Medium

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 46:48


Sharon Farber graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1983 with a BA in Sociology. Farber is a Licensed Massage Therapist, healer, award winning artist, medium, teacher, author, and the owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts LLC in Pine Meadow, CT.******************************************************************To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

Maritime Noon from CBC Radio (Highlights)
We about Kevin Bacon...not the actor but the pig. And on the phone-in: veterinarian Dr. Jeff Goodall

Maritime Noon from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 52:45


Kevin Bacon is a VIP in Amherst, NS. A Very Important Pig, that is. We talk with his owner Carrie Rhindress-Frenette about the pig who now needs a wheelchair. And on the phone-in: veterinarian Dr. Jeff Goodall takes your questions about keeping your pets healthy in the summer.

The Native Plant Podcast
Kristin McCullin- The Trustees- Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens

The Native Plant Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 53:28 Very Popular


Before serving as Horticulturist of Haskell Public Gardens, Mc Cullin was the Senior Horticulturalist at The Native Plant Trusts Garden in the Woods. Prior to that, McCullin was selected as a Garden Club of America and Royal Society of Horticulture Scholar to intern at a variety of important public gardens in the UK. She also served as an apprentice at Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum in Boston, and as a Landscape Coordinator at the Central Park Conservancy in New York City. McCullin has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in Acushnet, Massachusetts with her horticulturist husband Nate and their daughter Kalmia.

The Roundtable
Yidstock 2022

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 10:49


Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is back in person this summer, bringing the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.Yidstock features concerts, discussions, and readings and takes place at the Yiddish Book Center from July 7–10, 2022. Yidstock Artistic Director Seth Rogovoy, author of "The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music" is here to tell us more along with Lisa Newman – Yiddish Book Center's Director of Publishing and Public Programs.

Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
Town of Amherst finding new ways to attract and retain physicians and healthcare workers

Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 12:45


Dr. David Kogon is the mayor of Amherst.

Noontime Sports Podcast
Jack Betts (Amherst College Football) on Name, Image and Likeness (NIL)

Noontime Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 42:16


Jack Betts, who plays wide receiver at Amherst College, joined Matt Noonan for an interesting podcast discussion about Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). Betts discussed his interested in NIL, including signing his first deal earlier this year to how he seeks out opportunities with brands and companies. He also discussed his experience at the NIL Summit earlier this month to conversations he has had with other NCAA Division III student-athletes that are interesting in joining this space. Amherst coach E.J. Mills also joined the podcast briefly to share his view on NIL, especially in the D-III college sports world. Stay connected with Jack Betts on Instagram (@jbetts21) and Twitter (@jrbetts21).

Your Legal Rights
The Roots of January 6

Your Legal Rights

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 58:54


When historians look back at this point in history, the single biggest domestic issue will be the investigation of the incursion on January 6th, and the affects upon our democratic republic.That an attack on the capital, on the very day the votes were to be counted, was predicted by Professor Lawrence Douglas of Amherst; he repeated that prediction on this program well in advance of January 6.The focus of today's congressional hearings was Dr. John Eastman, the man alleged to be the legal Archetect of the broader attack on the presidential election. Dr. Eastman, was on this program, two weeks before the election, wherein he espoused false claims about a rigged election.Amidst the Congressional hearings underway, we tonight will replay that discussion.YLR Host Jeff Hayden, and tonight's Co-Host Joshua Borger are joined by Dr. John Eastman (formerly) the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University, Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the Berkeley School of Law and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, and from the Sutton Law Firm, Bradley W. Hertz, a Past President of the California Political Lawyers Association.Given this is a re-broadcast, we will NOT be able to take calls tonight.

Going Deeper Interviews
S1E49 - Going Deeper with Earl Miller

Going Deeper Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 38:05


Episode Notes Earl Miller is the first Director of the newly formed Community Responders for Equity, Safety, and Service. This is an important Amherst Town Department to complement the Amherst Police Department in providing safety for all Amherst residents. Earl is wonderful, we are lucky to have him! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Behind the Bookshelves
Yiddish Book Center

Behind the Bookshelves

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:06


The Yiddish Book Center was founded in 1980 by Aaron Lansky, a 24-year-old graduate student of Yiddish literature. He realized that many Yiddish books were being lost and he organized a campaign to save as many as possible. The Center, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, grew out of that campaign. Our guest is David Mazower, who is the Research Bibliographer and Editorial Director at the Yiddish Book Center. We learn about the books that arrive in boxes each day and how they are made available to readers of Yiddish.

UBC News World
Germicidal UV Air Purification and Photolysis for HVAC Systems in Clarence, NY

UBC News World

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 2:30


Is your HVAC system spreading viruses? If you live in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Amherst, or a surrounding part of New York, Cleanway Cleaning & Restoration (716)990-2110 offers advanced UV-C installations. Go to https://www.nycleanway.com (https://www.nycleanway.com) for more information.

New Books in Literature
Elan Barnehama, "Escape Route" (Running Wild Press, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 25:18


In Elan Barnehama's new novel, Escape Route (Running Wild Press 2022), it's 1968 and 13-year-old Zach is about to become a bar mitzvah. That's when his sister changes his life by switching his radio from AM to FM. Zach's family lives in Queens, and he's comfortable roaming the New York City subways, heading to the public library, the Metropolitan Museum, and all kinds of diners. Zach is in accelerated classes, smart but confused. He worries about his older sister at Columbia, the war in Vietnam, his grandparents, and how his parents escaped Europe during the Holocaust. He meets a cute girl and is beyond relieved to have his first girlfriend, his first kiss. He thinks about music, math, religion, drugs, and more than anything else, baseball. He doesn't know when to stop asking annoying questions or irritating the people around him with his goofiness. And just in case there's another Holocaust and they have to leave the country; he joins the AAA auto club and figures out an “Escape Route.” Elan Barnehama grew up in Queens, NYC, has lived in several places on both coasts, and currently lives in Boston. He earned an MFA from UMass, Amherst, and a BA from Binghamton University. He writes literary fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, which has appeared in Drunk Monkeys, Entropy, Rough Cut Press, Boston Accent, Jewish Fiction, RedFez, HuffPost, the New York Journal of Books, Public Radio, and elsewhere. Barnehama was a Writer-In-Residence at Wildacres NC, and Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts in Fairhope, AL. He's the fiction editor at Forth Magazine LA, and at different times has taught college writing-currently at American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, worked with at-risk youth, had a gig as a radio news guy, coached high school baseball, and did a mediocre job as a short-order cook. When he's not reading or writing, Barnehama likes running and walking urban landscapes, travelling to see friends, seeing new places, coffee shops, diners, libraries, and public spaces. He remains a Mets fan. G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

Gay Mystery Podcast
Lev Raphael Returns with Plenty to Discuss Including the Republication of His Entire Nick Hoffman Mystery Series

Gay Mystery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 55:14


Ep: 130 Lev Raphael returns to talk with Brad about having his full Nick Hoffman Academia Mystery Series republished, historical misquotes, research, the joy of mingling with other mystery authors, and more. Podcast Website:   www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out Lev on the Queer Writers of Crime Guest's blog:https://www.queerwritersofcrime.com/blog/To cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. At zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite:https://amzn.to/3KCfUuOBurning Down the House by Lev Raphael:https://amzn.to/3QAIm4sLev's Website:levraphael.comReQueered Talesrequeeredtales.comQuote Investigator:quoteinvestigator.comLev Raphael is the author of 25 books, including two novels about holocaust survivors, Winter Eyes and The German Money, and three memoirs, Journeys & Arrivals, Writing a Jewish Life, and My Germany. Raphael's fiction has been widely anthologized in the U.S. and Britain, most recently in the anthology Promised Lands, which contains Lev's latest story featuring a child of holocaust survivors: "Money."Born and raised in New York City, he received his MFA in Creative Writing and English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he won the Harvey Swados Fiction Prize, awarded by renowned editor Martha Foley for a Holocaust-themed story later published in Redbook. Winner of the Reed Smith Fiction Prize and International Quarterly's Prize for Innovative Prose (judged by D. M. Thomas), Raphael holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Michigan State University. Raphael taught at the university level in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan for 13 years and the first course he designed was a multi-disciplinary study of the Holocaust. He left teaching in 1988 to write and review full-time. He is currently a guest assistant professor at Michigan State University where he teaches creative writing, popular literature, and Jewish-American literature.Brad's Website: bradshreve.comKindly give to The Trevor Project, a much-needed charity focusing not only suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, but also helps to get answers and information to support them and connect with an international community of LGBTQ youth aged 13 - 24.https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Online For Authors Podcast
What does a "Freelance Life" look like? with Wendy Fedan

Online For Authors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 48:41


#WendyFedan #CreateAWayPublishing #OnlineForAuthors Wendy Fedan born in Newmarket, Ontario Canada moved to the United States with her family during her childhood. She now lives in Amherst, Ohio. Her passions for writing and illustration are married under Create-a-Way Design & Publishing. Wendy is a self-proclaimed #BookShepherd who is open to inquires from anyone interested in writing a book or needing help indie publishing. Wendy is currently deep in the organization of North Coast Indie Author Book Expo June 25, 2022 - to find out more visit the Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/North-Coast-Indie-Author-Book-Expo-103340978746366   Also, check  Create a Way with ARTbundance™ Podcast https://createaway.podbean.com/ Get the Book Somewhere In-Between https://amzn.to/3OcVM4FMore books on the way.Find Wendy Fedan Website https://www.cawpublishing.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wendy.fedan LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/wfedan/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wendyfedan/ Twitter https://twitter.com/wfedan YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/WendyFedanGoodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18503359.Wendy_M_Fedan/Watch the interview here - Link to YouTubeBlog post https://onlineforauthors.org/what-does-a-freelance-life-look-like-wendy-fedan/100 Podcasts in 100 Days – Take the Podcast Mastery Challengehttps://podcasting.endlessstages.com/?fpr=jennifer70 #SpeakingChallengePodMatch – PodMatch Automatically Matches Ideal Podcast Hosts And Guests For Interviews https://podmatch.com/signup/onlineforauthors #podmatchRepurpose.io – Reach more people with your content using this easy-to-use automation platform to grow your online presenceVisibilityPod Hosted event July 21, 2002*Copyright owned by Online For Authors*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onlineauthors)For more visit https://onlineforauthors.org/OnlineForAuthors Podcast is managed by VisibilityPodUnder Management with VisibilityPod End MatterSupport the show

THE TAPESTRY
The Wisdom and Artistry of VICKI MEEK

THE TAPESTRY

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 27:16


Vicki Meek, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited widely. Meek is in the permanent collections of the African American Museum in Dallas, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana, Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Serie Art Project in Austin and Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was awarded three public arts commissions with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Art Program and was co-artist on the largest public art project in Dallas, the Dallas Convention Center Public Art Project. Vicki Meek has been awarded a number of grants and honors including National Endowment for the Arts NFRIG Grant, Dallas Observer MasterMind Award, Dallas Museum of Art Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant, Texas Black Filmmakers Mission Award, Women of Visionary Influence Mentor Award, Dallas Women's Foundation Maura Award, nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the African American Museum at Dallas A. Maceo Smith Award for Cultural Achievement and was selected as the 2021 Texas Artist of the Year by Art League of Houston. Meek was an adjunct faculty member for UMass Arts Extension Program in Amherst, Massachusetts where she taught a course in Cultural Equity in the Arts. With over 40+ years of arts administrative experience that includes working as a senior program administrator for a state arts agency, a local arts agency and running a non-profit visual arts center, after 20 years, Vicki Meek retired in March 2016 as the Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center in Dallas. Vicki Meek currently spends time as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of USEKRA: Center for Creative Investigation, a non-profit retreat for creatives in Costa Rica founded by internationally acclaimed performance artist Elia Arce. She is also Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's at-large appointment to the Arts and Culture Commission and the Public Art Committee. Meek is represented by Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Dark Histories
Esther Cox & The Great Amherst Mystery

Dark Histories

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 61:52


“The manifestations described in this story commenced one year ago. No person has yet been able to ascertain their cause. Scientific men from all parts of Canada and the United States have investigated them in vain. Some people think that electricity is the principal agent; others, mesmerism; whilst others again, are sure they are produced by the devil. Of the three supposed causes, the latter is certainly the most plausible theory, for some of the manifestations are remarkably devilish in their appearance and effect.” The opening lines of an account that describes an event that perplexed, excited and angered the citizens of the small, Canadian town of Amherst in the 19th Century. It probably comes as no surprise that the man who wrote them had a professional flair for dramatics, though the events were hardly short of drama to begin with. A young girl, haunted by demons, whose story book-ended a series of supernormal events with an assault and a conviction for arson. SOURCES Hubbell, Walter (1879) The Great Amherst Mystery. "Daily News" Steam Publishing Office, Canada. Prince, Walter F. (1919) A Critical Study of The Great Amherst Mystery. Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. XIII. NY, USA. Carrington, Hereward (1913) Personal Experiences in Spiritualism. Read Books Ltd. UK. Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1897) Long Island's Hamlet. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 15 Dec. 1897, p.7, NY, USA. The Montreal Star (1881) Strange Doings. The Montreal Star, 25 May. 1881, p.3, Montreal, Canada. The Daily Expositor (1879) Esther Cox The Medium: Is She A Humbug? The Daily Expositor, 15 Jul 1879, p.1. Ontario, Canada. The Montreal Star (1879) The Amherst Mystery. The Montreal Star, 18 Jul 1879, p.2, Montreal, Canada. The Montreal Star (1879) The Amherst Mystery. The Montreal Star, 10 May 1879, p.3, Montreal, Canada. The Montreal Star (1879) The Amherst Mystery. The Montreal Star, 19 May 1879, p.3, Montreal, Canada. Ottawa Daily Citizen (1879) The Amherst Mystery Revived. Ottawa Daily Citizen, 7 May 1879, p.1, Ottawa, Canada. The Montreal Star (1879) The Amherst Mystery Further Developments. The Montreal Star, 25 Jan 1879, p.3, Montreal, Canada. The Montreal Star (1878) The Amherst Mystery A Puzzle For Scientists. The Montreal Star, 21 Nov 1878, p.3, Montreal, Canada. Ottawa Daily Citizen (1878) The Amherst Mystery. Ottawa Daily Citizen, 23 Nov 1878, p.1, Ottawa, Canada. The Montreal Star (1878) The Amherst Mystery. The Montreal Star, 13 Dec 1878, p.3, Montreal, Canada. Evansville Courier and Press (1888) A Wonderful Book. 23 Apr 1888, p.1. Indiana, USA. ---------- For almost anything, head over to the podcasts hub at darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access: https://www.patreon.com/darkhistories The Dark Histories books are available to buy here: http://author.to/darkhistories Dark Histories merch is available here: https://bit.ly/3GChjk9 Connect with us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/darkhistoriespodcast Or find us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkhistories & Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dark_histories/ Or you can contact us directly via email at contact@darkhistories.com or via voicemail on: (415) 286-5072 or join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/cmGcBFf The Dark Histories Butterfly was drawn by Courtney, who you can find on Instagram @bewildereye Music was recorded by me © Ben Cutmore 2017 Other Outro music was Paul Whiteman & his orchestra with Mildred Bailey - All of me (1931). It's out of copyright now, but if you're interested, that was that.  

Reveal
Abortion in the Crosshairs

Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 50:27 Very Popular


Dr. Barnett Slepian was a conservative doctor and family man with strong religious beliefs. But he didn't think doctors should pick and choose which services to provide, so he performed abortions at a clinic in Buffalo, New York. The anti-abortion organization Operation Rescue made him a target, harassing him and calling him a “murderer” at his home in Amherst, New York, as well as at his private practice and the Buffalo clinic. In 1998, Slepian was the victim of a sniper attack.  In this episode, in partnership with the CBC podcast “Someone Knows Something,” reporters David Ridgen and Amanda Robb – Slepian's niece – look into the network of anti-abortion extremists who targeted doctors and clinics in the 1990s.    Support Reveal's journalism at Revealnews.org/donatenow Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get the scoop on new episodes at Revealnews.org/newsletter Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Data Bytes
The Future of MLOps and NLP with Chengyin Eng

Data Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 27:14


Overview Chengyin Eng is a Senior Data Science Consultant at Databricks. In this episode, we chat about how her experience researching tree mortality has influenced the way she thinks about ML today, how MLOps is quickly evolving, and the challenges and opportunities in the road ahead. Finally, we dive into NLP and the progress, the challenges, and the areas Chengyin is most excited about. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, but Chengyin keeps it fun and educational. About Chengyin Eng Chengyin Eng is a Senior Data Science Consultant at Databricks. She is experienced in developing end-to-end scalable machine learning solutions for cross-functional clients. She also teaches machine learning courses, including deep learning and ML in production. She holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her bachelor's degrees were in Statistics and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Outside of work, she enjoys watching crime mystery films, arranging flowers, playing music, and trying out new food recipes. Social Handles LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyeng/ Website https://www.chengyineng.com Learn more about our mission and become a member here: https://www.womenindata.org/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/women-in-data/support

17 County
60: Tyler Herman - Wrestling & Teaching

17 County

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 50:47


Sometimes you know you're meant to lead. YCDC sits down with Tyler Herman, Assistant Principal & Activities Director for York Public Schools, to hear his story. Whether it's leading the wrestling program at Amherst or stepping up as an administrator, Herman understands the importance of investing in students. Because it's all about leadership, consistency, and making a difference.    HOST:  Derek Dauel   This podcast is produced by the York County Development Corporation.  For more information, please visit https://www.yorkdevco.com/.  .. TWITTER: @YorkNEDevCo FACEBOOK:  facebook.com/YorkCountyDevelopmentCorporation/  .. TEAM: Lisa Hurley, Exec. Director  Derek Dauel, Host   Mitchell Roush, Producer 

The Soft Serve Podcast
Updates & Plans for Summer 2022

The Soft Serve Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:15


Stomping Jen and Sawtooth discuss: Jen's bras. The January 6 Hearings and the Supreme Court. Jen walking in a runway fashion show and other weekend fun. Jen's art show at 50 Arrow Gallery. Our summer plans. Listeners in Ukraine. Links to check out: The Closet in Amherst, MA: https://www.thecloset.clothing 50 Arrow Gallery on Facebook. Global Citizen's Ways to help Ukraine. If you like our show, there's a few things you can do to help us out: Check out our website at https://www.softservepodcast.com! Subscribe to our podcast in your favorite app, download our episodes! Leave a 5-star Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-soft-serve-podcast/id1428770328 TELL A FRIEND about our show!

The Fierce Female Network
Matt Poyle, and Temperance Lancecouncil Are On Air

The Fierce Female Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 23:00


Matt Poyle is a businessman and author who was born and raised in Amherst, Ohio. He continues to live there today, with his dog Marley, currently teaching entrepreneurship at Lorain County Community College, where he is also a business coach. Having attained an MBA from Tiffin University, Matt went on to become a successful entrepreneur, and aside from the teaching side of life, he occupies his working time between operating an e-commerce brand and writing books. His two titles to date, The Entrepreneur's Power and The Ultimate Memory Improvement Guide, are both available through Amazon and he has plans for more in the future. In his free time Matt loves cooking, playing the guitar and ukulele, walking his dog, eating out in new restaurants and sampling wine. His eclectic range of interests also includes volunteer work, amateur stand-up comedy, woodworking and reiki, among others.  

WBEN Extras
Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa on the future of the site at 159 Niagara Falls Boulevard

WBEN Extras

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 4:28


WBEN Extras
John Catsimatidis from United Refining Co. on the future of the 159 Niagara Falls Boulevard site in Amherst

WBEN Extras

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 3:49


Under the Radar with Callie Crossley
Dishing with the author of Marvel's Black Panther: The Official Wakanda Cookbook

Under the Radar with Callie Crossley

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 27:57


When authors and directors invite audiences into an imagined world, they know that food can't be left off the table. And fans are feasting on a delicious genre: pop culture cookbooks. Recipes and imaginary narratives combine to bring cuisines from fictional universes to real life. A sprinkling of books from this genre have been around for decades. But in the past few years, demand from fandoms has grown, and publishers are all too willing to satiate their hunger. As part of our Summer Fun Series, we're bringing you a show chock-full of fictional-turned-real recipes and the masterminds behind them. First up, the culinary delights of Marvel's Wakanda! Guest: Nyanyika Banda, Malawian-American chef, writer, entrepreneur, and author of the newly released Marvel's Black Panther: The Official Wakanda Cookbook. Nyanyika is based in Amherst, Mass.

Going for Two
NIL in DIII with Amherst WR Jack Betts

Going for Two

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 44:00


Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer are joined by Amherst WR Jack Betts to discuss how he's navigating NIL at the DIII level, what works for athletes, what are some pain points players find across divisions, becoming a go-to source for information with teammates and much, much more. Plus, don't forget you can get 15% off your Homefield Apparel order by using the promo code EXTRAPOINTS. You can also sign up for D1.ticker at https://www.d1ticker.com, Extra Points at https://www.extrapointsmb.com, and check out Collegiate Sports Connect at https://csconnect.live/sign-up.

Espooky Tales
Weird Distractions Podcast: The Great Amherst Mystery

Espooky Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 102:55


We are presenting Weird Distractions Podcast for you today! They are also part of the Cultiv8 Network and an excellent spooky listen! This episode covers the spooky Amherst mystery. Listen to Weird Distractions: https://linktr.ee/WeirdDistractionsPod "Wait, what about a flying potato? This week, Alex is joined by 2 of 3 former hosts of the Pineapple Pizza Podcast, Lindsay & Emily, to discuss a Canadian poltergeist mystery. Esther Cox was 18-years-old when she became the target of an unexplainable paranormal phenomena. But, was it real? Or, was it a hoax made up by an American actor turned author? Tune in to find out for yourself. Need a distraction? We got you.  Looking to support those affected by the recent events at the Robb County Elementary school? Please check out: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/donate-to-texas-elementary-school-shooting-relief (https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/donate-to-texas-elementary-school-shooting-relief)  Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ (https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/)  Resources: Nova Scotia website - https://www.novascotia.com/places-to-go/regions/northumberland-shore/amherst (https://www.novascotia.com/places-to-go/regions/northumberland-shore/amherst)  Birkinshaw's website - https://birkinshaws.ca/menu (https://birkinshaws.ca/menu)  Champion Traveler website - “The Best Time to Visit Amherst, NS, Canada for Weather, Safety, & Tourism” - https://championtraveler.com/dates/best-time-to-visit-amherst-ns-ca/ (https://championtraveler.com/dates/best-time-to-visit-amherst-ns-ca/)  Global News - “Dark Poutine Podcast recap: The Great Amherst Mystery” - by Mike Browne - March 25th, 2019 - https://globalnews.ca/news/5092401/dark-poutine-the-great-amherst-mystery/ (https://globalnews.ca/news/5092401/dark-poutine-the-great-amherst-mystery/)  Diane Tye, “COX, ESTHER,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 14, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed May 23, 2022, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/cox_esther_14E.html (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/cox_esther_14E.html) Mysteries of Canada website - “The Great Amherst Mystery: Canada's Most Famous Poltergeist” - by Hammerson Peters - September 21st, 2018 - https://mysteriesofcanada.com/nova-scotia/the-great-amherst-mystery-canadas-most-famous-poltergeist/ (https://mysteriesofcanada.com/nova-scotia/the-great-amherst-mystery-canadas-most-famous-poltergeist/)  Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research - http://iapsop.com/archive/materials/aspr_proceedings/aspr_proceedings_v13_1919.pdf (http://iapsop.com/archive/materials/aspr_proceedings/aspr_proceedings_v13_1919.pdf) CDC website - Diphtheria - https://www.cdc.gov/diphtheria/index.html#:~:text=Diphtheria%20is%20a%20serious%20infection,search%20icon (https://www.cdc.gov/diphtheria/index.html#:~:text=Diphtheria%20is%20a%20serious%20infection,search%20icon)  Wikipedia - Great Amherst Mystery - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Amherst_Mystery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Amherst_Mystery)   Book - “The Great Amherst Mystery” - by Walter Hubbell - Senlac Hill Publishing, 2016  National Library of Medicine website - “THE GREAT AMHERST MYSTERY, 1888” - by Nicole Baker - October 28th, 2021 - https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2021/10/28/the-great-amherst-mystery-1888/ (https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2021/10/28/the-great-amherst-mystery-1888/)  Amherst Girl Blog - “Walter Hubbell, Ghost Buster or Gullible Believer” - by Barb Thompson - July 18th, 2012 - http://amherstgirl.blogspot.com/2012/07/walter-hubbell-ghost-buster-or-gullible_6547.html (http://amherstgirl.blogspot.com/2012/07/walter-hubbell-ghost-buster-or-gullible_6547.html)  Our Fam Tree website - “Walter Hubbell”...

Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)
Meet a pastor walking 22 days from a church in Digby to a church in Amherst

Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 7:28


Reverend Jeff White is on a 400 kilometre pilgrimage across the province. He's the former pastor at Digby Baptist Church, and when he accepted a new position at First Baptist Church in Amherst he decided to walk to his new home. We reached Reverend White on day 12 of his 22 day journey.

Lamplighters
Transforming Unfathomable Loss Into Jewish Light And Warmth: Rabbi Yisrael & Vivi Deren

Lamplighters

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 28:35


Rabbi Yisrael & Vivi Deren: Transforming Unfathomable Loss Into Jewish Light And WarmthFeaturing: Former Senator Joe LiebermanHow ‘The Concert' Helped Establish The Derens' Jewish Outreach In The NortheastWe're opening a Chabad house. In those days, Jews - frum Jews - didn't know what the word "Chabad house" meant.‘We pulled out all stops and no expense spared. This is going to be the greatest [concert] ever' - Rabbi Yisroel DerenNarrated by: Gary WaleikProduced by: Gary Waleik & Shneur Brook for Lubavitch International/Lubavitch.comAvailable on all major podcast platforms - and online at Lubavitch.com/podcastDid you enjoy listening to this episode? Leave us a review and/or email us at Podcast@Lubavitch.com - we truly value your feedback!To inquire about dedicating an episode - please email podcast@lubavitch.com

Run Into The Ground
017. The Problem With Me feat. Pat Ford

Run Into The Ground

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 107:40


This week we have Pat Ford of the incredible band Colossal to talk about Seam's The Problem With Me. We get into regional pizza, deep dish occasions, Princeton NJ, New England Seafood Tours, scholarly pursuits, the library arts, bands with two drummers, Tim Kinsella chat, chirps and beeps, the Smoking Popes, reissuing a record, Jimmy Eat World ripping off Seam, the legacy of Sooyoung Park, insufferable time signatures, Victoria's Real Secret, active vs. passive listening, the legacy of Brad Wood, the Oberlin scene, and the Amherst scene. We solve the mystery of Brave the Elements' album art origins, and Pat pulls a knife on us. // Follow us at @danbassini, @mysprocalledlife, @colossaltheband and @runintotheground. Listen to our RITG Mixtape Vol. 5 here and our Best of RITG Vol. 1 playlist here.

Partnering Leadership
Leading at the Forefront of the Sports, Music & Entertainment Industry with Phil de Picciotto, Founder & President of Octagon | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Partnering Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 38:01


In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Phil de Picciotto. Phil is the founder and president of Octagon and has been at the forefront of the sports, music, and entertainment industry for more than 35 years. In this conversation, Phil de Picciotto shared what led to his initial commitment to social justice, eventually pursuing his law degree and helping found Octagon. Phil de Picciotto also talked about how Octagon signed Moses Malone and Steffi Graf and the organization's choices in staying focused on impact by transitioning women's tennis from sponsorship by the Virginia Slims cigarette brand. Finally, Phil de Picciotto shared the reasons for Octagon going global and how the organization continues to stay ahead in a competitive field.  Some highlights:-Why attending Amherst ended up being a great choice for Phil de Picciotto-The impact of Phil de Picciotto's South Africa experience-Why Phil de Picciotto decided to start a sports agency-How Phil de Picciotto led the removal of tobacco sponsorship from professional tennis-The importance of an organization's purpose and how to navigate it to the optimal benefit of everyone-Octagon's Blue Ocean Strategy in going global -How Phil de Picciotto has continued to use his influence to  make a difference -How organizational leaders can align team members with organizational values and priorities Mentioned:-Ranjay Gulati (Listen to Ranjay Gulati's episode on Partnering Leadership here) Connect with Phil de Piccioto:Octagon WebsiteOctagon on FacebookOctagon on TwitterPhil de Piccioto on LinkedInConnect with Mahan Tavakoli:https://mahantavakoli.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/ More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: https://www.partneringleadership.com/

Power Your Parenting: Moms With Teens
#167 Tweens, Teens, and Social Skills

Power Your Parenting: Moms With Teens

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 28:46


In a world where tweens and teens prefer online communication over face-to-face communication, basic social skills are not being learned. My guest today Catherine Newman is the author of What Can I Say: A Kid's Guide to Super-Useful Social Skills to Help You Get Along and Express Yourself.  Middle school is an essential time to learn and practice social skills, including how to get along with others, talk about hard things, be an ally, and a good friend. In What Can I Say?, Catherine Newman, provides supportive guidance to help kids establish or and maintain meaningful relationships with friends, teachers, family members, and others in their communities. Catherine Newman is the author of the award-winning bestseller How to Be a Person, as well as two parenting memoirs: Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness, and a middle-grade novel, One Mixed-Up Night. She is also the co-author of Stitch Camp. Newman is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine and the editor of the James Beard Award-winning kids' cooking magazine ChopChop. Newman lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit Catherine at catherinenewmanwriter.com. Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/catherinewman/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Kletsheads [English edition]
Language mixing and bilingual secrets [Season 2, Episode 8]

Kletsheads [English edition]

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 27:40


Transcript Most bilingual children mix their two languages. Perhaps not all the time and not in all contexts, but as many parents will know, bilingual children regularly start a sentence in one language and finish it in another, or they insert a word from one language whilst speaking the other. Such behaviour is perfectly normal. You might say it's part and parcel of being bilingual. Yet why children mix and why some do it more than others remains poorly understood. Given that language mixing is often one of the biggest concerns raised by parents raising their children bilingually, it's surprising how little research there is on the topic. In Hot off the Press I tell you about one of the few pieces of research on language mixing in bilingual children where researchers in the US asked what makes children mix - not being proficient enough in their two languages or not being able to control which one they're speaking? It turns out that it's a bit of both. Listen to the podcast to find out more or take a look at the research paper yourself. Here are the details: Gross, M.C. & Kaushanskaya, M. (2020). Cognitive and linguistic predictors of language control in bilingual children. Frontiers in Psychology. 11:968. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00968 Megan Gross is a researcher at the University of Massachussetts at Amherst in the US, and you read about her work on her Bilingual Language Development Lab's website. Rita Kaushanskaya is a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, also in the US. Read about her work on her Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab's website. In this episode I also talk to another Kletshead of the week. This episode we're off to Ireland where I talk to 12-year-old Sara who's growing up with English, Arabic and Italian. She tells me about learning to read in Arabic and how one of the benefits of being bilingual is being able to use your 'other' language as a secret language when you don't want everyone to know what you're saying. This is in fact one of the most popular answers we've had to that question on the podcast!

Queens of the Mines
Helen Hunt Jackson - Poet turned Activist & Andrea's Birthday Episode

Queens of the Mines

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 28:14


 It is my birthday week so today I am talking about my new favorite queen, the American poet and writer who became an activist demanding better treatment of Native Americans from the United States government. Her name was Helen Hunt Jackson, and I will share some of her poetry throughout the story.    We will start the story with Deborah & Nathan Fiske, in Amherst, Massachusetts. The couple both suffered from chronic illness through their lives. Nathan was a Unitarian minister, author, and professor of Latin, Greek, and philosophy at Amherst College. Unitarians did not believe in the concepts of sin and of eternal punishment for sins. Appealing to reason, not to emotion. They believed that God is one person. They did not believe in the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Their daughter, Helen Maria Fiske, was born on October 15 of 1830. Deborah encouraged Helen to have a cheerful disposition and Helen was smart and she worked hard to live up to her father's expectations. As a result of their parent's disabilities, Helen and her younger sister Ann often stayed with relatives.  Deborah died from tuberculosis when Helen was fourteen. A few years later, Nathan Fiske was also suffering from tuberculosis. His doctor advised him to find a new climate to alleviate his symptoms. He arranged for Fiske's education to be paid for and left on his last adventure. He was in Palestine in the summer of her 17th year when her father died of dysentery. He was buried on Mt. Zion.   Helen's maternal grandfather, Deacon David Vinal, assumed financial responsibility for the sisters. Julius A. Palmer, a prominent Boston attorney and state legislature representative, took on the role as their guardian, and the girls moved into his puritan home. Palmer sent Helen to the private schools and while she was away for education, she formed a long lasting friendship with the young Emily Dickinson. After school, Helen moved to Albany, New York. The following year, a Governor's Ball was held in Albany. Helen went, and met Lieutenant Edward Bissell Hunt, who was also in attendance. Hunt graduated from West Point, was an Army Corps of Engineers officer and a civil engineer. The couple married on October 28th of that year. She lived the life of a young army wife, traveling from post to post. Helen said she was almost too happy to trust the future.  A woman's intuition is often right. Helen gave birth to a son the year after the wedding. His name was Murray. Sadly, Murray was born with a disease attacking his brain and he did not live to see his first birthday. She became pregnant soon after and had a second son, Warren, a year after they lost Murray. They nicknamed him "Rennie".  Eight years later, Helen's husband was testing one of his own designs of an early submarine weapon for the military when he fell and suffered a concussion, overcome by gunpowder fumes. It was a devastating loss. The perhaps most profound loss next. Up to this time, her life had been absorbed in domestic and social duties. Her son Warren, her last living family member, soon died due to diphtheria.   When she was young, her mother had encouraged her to expand on her vivid imagination by writing. Helen also suffered from chronic  illness like her parents, and she took inspiration from her mom and started to write poetry, withdrawing from public view to grieve. Two months later, her first poem was published. She emerged months later dressed in all too familiar mourning clothes, but now determined to pursue a literary career.   “And every bird I ever knew Back and forth in the summer flew;  And breezes wafted over me The scent of every flower and tree:  Till I forgot the pain and gloom And silence of my darkened room“   Most of Hunt's early melancholic work grew out of this heavy experience of loss and sorrow. Like her mother, she continued turning negatives into positives in spite of great hardship. She was 36 years old and writing had become her greatest passion. She moved to a lively community of artists and writers in Newport, Rhode Island where she met the women's rights activist,   Unitarian minister, author and abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson. He would become her most important literary mentor.    “Only a night from old to new; Only a sleep from night to morn. The new is but the old come true; Each sunrise sees a new year born.”   After living in Boston for two years, she spent a few years traveling through England, France, Germany, Austria and Italy. She soaked up inspiration and wrote from her writing desk from back home, which she brought with her on all her journeys.  She wrote about popular culture, domestic life, children's literature and travel, using her editorial connections to cover the costs for her cross-country trips. Her career began.  She became well known in the literary world, publishing poetry in many popular magazines and a book, followed by a string of novels. She used the pseudonyms “H.H.”, “Rip van Winkle,” and “Saxe Holm.”   Helen was a good business woman and made connections with editors at the New York Independent, New York Times, Century Magazine, and the New York Daily Tribune. Her circle of friends included publishers and authors including Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ralph Waldo Emerson, who admired and published her poetry. The smart woman used her connections to help her shy and reluctant childhood friend Emily Dickinson get her initial work published. Helen visited California for the first time in 1872. While there, she explored the Missions in Southern California and took an eight day trip to Yosemite. She was enamored with the native populations she met.   “When one thinks in the wilderness, alone, many things become clear.  I have been learning, all these years in the wilderness,  as if I had had a teacher.”   Helen received bad news in 1873. Like her parents, she suffered from chronic health issues throughout her life, and now, like her parents, Helen had tuberculosis. When her mother passed away, tuberculosis management was difficult and often of limited effect but people were now seeking tuberculosis treatment in Colorado Springs because of its dry climate and fresh mountain air. At the time, one-third of the people living in Colorado Springs had tuberculosis staying in boarding houses, or sanatoriums with hospital-like facilities.  She moved to the small town of Colorado Springs with 3,000 residents and very few amenities and was quickly disappointed. She said, “There stretched before me, to the east, a bleak, bare, desolate plain, rose behind me, to the west, a dark range of mountains, snow-topped, rocky-walled, stern, cruel, relentless. Between them lay the town – small, straight, new, treeless. One might die of such a place alone, but death by disease would be more natural.” She wasn't happy with the challenges of western life at first, but she  stayed cheerful. Helen said her mother's tireless “gift of cheer” was her greatest inheritance. Soon Helen understood and appreciated the beauty of the local scenery. She fell in love with the Pikes Peak region. Her admiration for the natural beauty of the west showed in her work, andher work, boosted tourism to the region. Helen said her mother's tireless “gift of cheer” was her greatest inheritance.    “Today that plain and those mountains are to me well-nigh the fairest spot on earth. Today I say one might almost live in such a place alone!”   William Sharpless Jackson, a trusted business associate of the Founder of Colorado Springs, wealthy banker and railroad executive for the Denver and Rio Grande Railway became fast friends with Helen. They married in 1875. After they wed, Helen took his name and became known in her writing as Helen Hunt Jackson. Helen and William had the most fabulous home in town at the corner of Kiowa and Weber streets. It was a leader in architecture and technology. Inside was one of the first indoor bathrooms in town. William had the exterior of the house remodeled to give Helen a picture-perfect view of Cheyenne Mountain out her window. One of her most popular poems is Cheyenne Mountain. The Jackson's entertained at their home regularly. Helen lavishly filled the rooms with pieces from her travels, reflecting her insatiable curiosity about the world and its people. A lamp hung, attached to a hemp belt embellished with camel hair, Cowrie shells and red and black wool over pottery and an ornately carved Shell Dish, created by Haida craftsmen from the Pacific Coast. There were also many pictures of her loved ones, including her beloved son Rennie that sat on bookshelves next to her purse, made from the inner ear of a whale. The shelves were full of fiction, poetry, natural sciences, travel guides, and books on spiritualism and the afterlife. On the back of a chair, an unfinished Navajo Chief's Blanket produced in 1870, featuring diamonds woven atop an alternating background of stripes, cut from the loom and made into a saddle blanket.  There were native woven baskets from a Yokut tribe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Heavily carved, unpainted wooden Spanish Stirrups, tear-drop shaped with cone and leaf designs, illuminated from the soft glow behind Asian decorative brass lighting fixtures made from incense burners.    “Dead men tell no tales," says the proverb.  One wishes they could.  We should miss some spicy contributions to magazine and newspaper literature; and a sudden silence would fall upon some loud-mouthed living.”   Helen traveled to Boston in 1879, attending a lecture by Chief Standing Bear about the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation. During the lecture, Standing Bear described the forced removal of the Ponca from their reservation in Nebraska, and transfer to a Reservation in Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma. They suffered from disease, harsh climate, and poor supplies. Upset about the mistreatment of Native Americans by government agents, she became an activist on an all-consuming mission on behalf of the Native Americans.  For several years, she investigated, raised money, circulated petitions, and documented the corruption of the agents, military officers and settlers who encroached on the land.  She publicized government misconduct in letters to The New York Times about the United States Government's response to the Sand Creek and Meeker Massacres. She wrote on behalf of the Ponca and publicly battled William Byers of the Rocky Mountain News and Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz,whom she once called "the most adroit liar I ever knew." The locals in Colorado Springs were not always keen on Helen's fiercely independent nature, or her fiery advocacy for Native rights at the time. In 1881, Jackson condemned state and federal Indian policies and recounted a history of broken treaties in her book, A Century of Dishonor. The book called for significant reform in government policy towards the Native Americans. Jackson sent a copy to every member of Congress with a quote from Benjamin Franklin printed in red on the cover: "Look upon your hands: they are stained with the blood of your relations." Helen needed rest after some years of advocacy, let's not forget she had a chronic illness. So she spent a significant amount of time among the Mission Indians in Southern California.  Don Antonio Coronel, former mayor of the city, had served as inspector of missions for the Mexican government. He was a well-known early local historian and taught Helen about the history and mistreatment of the tribes brought to the Missions. In 1852, an estimated 15,000 Mission Indians lived in Southern California. By the time of Jackson's visit, they numbered fewer than 4,000.   “The wild mustard in Southern California  is like that spoken of in the New Testament.  Its gold is as distinct a value to the eye  as the nugget of gold in the pocket.”     When the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Hiram Price recommended her to be appointed as an Interior Department agent; she was named Special Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Southern California. She would document the location and condition of various bands, and determine what lands, if any, should be purchased for their use. At one point, she hired a law firm and fought to protect the rights of a native family facing dispossession from their land at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains. In 1883, Jackson completed a 56-page report on the Conditions and Needs of the Mission Indians. In the report, she recommended extensive government relief for the Mission Indians, including the purchase of new lands for reservations and the establishment of more Indian schools. The report was well received and legislation was drawn up based on her findings. The bill passed the U.S. Senate but died in the House of Representatives. She knew she needed a wider audience and decided to write about it for the masses. She said, "I am going to write a novel, which will set forth some Indian experiences in a way to move people's hearts. People will read a novel when they will not read serious books. If I could write a story that would do for the Indian one-hundredth part what Uncle Tom's Cabin did for the person of color, I would be thankful for the rest of my life."  With an outline she started in California, Helen began writing in December 1883 while sick with stomach cancer in her New York hotel room and completed it in three months. She cared enough to undermine her health to better their lives. In 1884, Helen published Ramona. The book achieved rapid success and aroused public sentiment. In the novel, Ramona is a half native and half Scots orphan in Spanish Californio society. The romantic story coincided with the arrival of railroad lines in the region, inspiring countless tourists to want to see the places described in the novel.  Historian Antoinette May argued that the popularity of the novel contributed to Congress passing the Dawes Act in 1887. This was the first American law to address Indian land rights and it forced the breakup of communal lands and redistribution to individual households, with sales of what the government said was "surplus land".  When few other white Americans would do so, she stood up for this cause and brought the topic to light. She wanted to write a children's story about Indian issues, but her health would not allow it. Helen was dying. The last letter she wrote was to President Grover Cleveland. “From my deathbed I send you a message of heartfelt thanks for what you have already done for the Indians. I ask you to read my Century of Dishonor. I am dying happier for the belief I have that it is your hand that is destined to strike the first steady blow toward lifting this burden of infamy from our country and righting the wrongs of the Indian race.”  Cancer took Helen Hunt Jackson's life on August 12, 1885 in San Francisco.   I shall be found with 'Indians'  engraved on my brain when I am dead.  A fire has been kindled within me, which will never go out.   Her husband arranged for her burial near seven cascading waterfalls on a one-acre plot at Inspiration Point, overlooking Colorado Springs. Her remains were later moved to Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.  One year after her death, the North American Review called Ramona "unquestionably the best novel yet produced by an American woman" and named it one of two of the most ethical novels of the 19th century, along with Uncle Tom's Cabin.  Helen believed her niece would be a good bride for her husband after she passed, indicating this to William in a letter from her deathbed. After Helen died, William Sharpless Jackson remarried to Helen's niece and namesake. Together William and Helen's niece Helen had seven children in the house in Colorado Springs.   Darling,' he said, 'I never meant To hurt you; and his eyes were wet. 'I would not hurt you for the world: Am I to blame if I forget?' 'Forgive my selfish tears!' she cried, 'Forgive! I knew that it was not  Because you meant to hurt me, sweet- I knew it was that you forgot!' But all the same, deep in her heart, Rankled this thought, and rankles yet 'When love is at its best, one loves So much that he cannot forget   The family took an active role in preserving the legacy of Helen Hunt Jackson's life, literature and advocacy work. Several rooms from the home  furnished with her possessions are preserved in the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. The Helen Hunt Jackson Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ramona High School in Riverside, California and Ramona Elementary in Hemet, California are both named after her. She was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 1985. Helen Hunt Falls, in North Cheyenne Cañon Park in Colorado Springs, was named in her memory. Visitors can enjoy the view from the base of the falls or take a short walk to the top and admire the view from the bridge across the falls.    When Time is spent, Eternity begins.   Sources: https://www.cspm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Helen-Hunt-Jackson-Exhbit-Text.pdf https://somethingrhymed.com/2014/05/01/emily-dickinson-and-helen-hunt-jackson/  

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
YCBK 224: How Amherst came to value community college transfers

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 104:31 Very Popular


In this episode you will hear:   (16:05) In this segment of “In the News” Mark and Dave discuss a March 23rd, 2022 article by that appeared in “Inside Higher Ed” entitled, “How Amherst College Became a Champion for Community College Transfer Students”. Dave does a great summary of the article and Mark points out his seven take-aways from the article and then Mark and Dave have a spirited discussion about the article.     (39:45) Question from a listener-   Mark starts out by sharing another thing he thinks would surprise you if you were to be an admissions officer. Next he asks Lisa a follow up question from her two part series on why are teen so sad; it is a question Mark wished he had asked last week.   Question about hooks for the podcast: Do schools view Leadership as a hook? My daughter is a participant in a regional youth leadership program that is selective and well-regarded. She will have 3 years of escalating experience in Leadership activities by the time she graduates. We are not aiming for an exclusive school, but rather are hoping for significant merit aid.  Bobbi from Ohio       (01:01:10) Our Interview is with Dr. Roger Parrott, the President of Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi   Topic "Understanding Belhaven University" Part 1 of 1   Roger shares the 4 C's that Belhaven prioritizes Roger shares what their unique curriculum offers Roger talks about the chapel experience at Belhaven Roger talks about the capstone course experience at Belhaven Roger talks about Belhaven's exceptional arts programs in all four areas of the arts Roger describes the campus and the faculty Roger answers the question, does someone need to be a professing Christian to attend Belhaven Roger discusses experiential education opportunities Roger talks about the exceptional creative writing program and the film program Roger makes a passionate case for parents letting students pursue their passion. Roger shares the incredible programs that Belhaven offers freshman students that Mark has never seen any other college offer to their freshman Of course, Mark puts Roger on the hot seat   Our Belhaven interview is our College Spotlight   (01:27:28) Our recommended resource for episode 224 is a really second interview with Tim Fields, the Senior Associate Dean of undergraduate admissons at Emory University and Shereem Herndon Brown of Strategic Admissions Advice, two people Mark has known for some time. Tim and Shereem discuss their new book and their new podcast that are targeting black families. The book is called, “The Black Family's Guide to Colleg Admissions: A Conversation about Education, Parenting, and Race” and their new podcast is called, “Application to Admission”   To sign up to receive Your College-Bound Kid PLUS, our free quarterly admissions deep-dive, delivered directly to your email four times a year, just go to yourcollegeboundkid.com, and you will see the sign up on the right side of the page under “the Listen to our podcast icons”   Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news,  and updates about the podcast before they go live. You can ask questions on Twitter that he will answer them on the podcast. 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a ModelersLife
NERPM is Back !!

a ModelersLife

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 93:59 Very Popular


It's back!! It's back!! After a long and lonely absence, one of the best RPM meets in the country is alive and well. The New England or Northeast (honestly, it's been so long they can't remember the name exactly) Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet has been revitalized and is back for another great gathering with lots of fabulous models on display, dozens of clinics and as always, the best model railroad raffle east of Trout Run, Pennsylvania!! Dave Owens and the crew have found a new hotel in Springfield, Mass., enlisted the help of Amherst show director John Sacerdote and rounded up some of their favorite model railroad vendors. You can pay in advance online, $40 bucks, or $45 bucks at the door and this year there's a one-day registration for just $25 bucks!! So toss those beautiful models in a box, gas up the Subaru and head on out to the next great NERPM (‘cuse me) meet !!