Good Morning Pittsfield ran the gamut again last week with talk of gun control, school security and more with Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn, the announcement of the Second Congregational Church’s Content of Character award, the roll-out of the Berkshire Museum’s bat exhibit, the NAMA Snow Ball dance, Martin Luther King’s legacy on peace and world order, and in-depth discussion on critical building needs in the city of Pittsfield.
On Monday, we started a new week with Lesley Ann Beck on a new exhibit at the Berkshire Museum that is destined to be a winner. The past animal exhibits have been a hit at the museum and there’s no reason to think the new exhibit Bats: Creatures of the Night seems to follow suit with past successes. We give two thumbs up to NAMA (North Adams, Mass.), which continues to put on great dance events for younger professionals in the Berkshires and was on the show to plug its upcoming Snow Ball dance. Check out Veronica Bosley and Annie Sunshine Rodgers with all the details from Monday’s show. Click here to see the entire program.
Tuesday Berkshire Community College’s adjunct professor Brian Trautman spoke about the school’s peace and world order program, and how Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy from his perspective. Ward 5 City Councilor Jonathan Lothrop appeared on the show Tuesday, a day after a devastating fire to the city’s DPW garage (which is in his ward). The fire has restarted the discussion about how to provide adequate facilities for the DPW, which adds to the list of needed building improvements in the city – including the police station and high school buildings that are severely outdated. Click here to see the entire program.
Speaking of the police station, Chief Michael Wynn appeared on the show Wednesday, speaking about a wide range of issues including gun control, school security, the condition of the police station and more. Click here to see the entire interview.
On Thursday, Eileen Markland and Dan Broad of Rakish Paddy performed a few tunes and spoke about their fundraiser in honor of a fellow musician who passed away suddenly. The fundraiser was for Team Jacob and Relay for Life. We were happy to help get the word out.
And Friday was jam-packed with school committee member Katherine Yon providing an in-depth explanation of the committee’s delay in approving a curriculum for the new school on the Taconic High School campus. The curriculum, including the recommended list of vocational programs, must be approved before the city can move to the next steps to an ultimate renovation or building project. Ty Allen Jackson and Catherine Williamsonspoke about the Martin
Luther King celebration at Second Congregational Church and announced the recipient of this year’s Content of Character award – Eddie Taylor. Finally, Kelly McIlquham, founder of Berkshire Family Focus, the fastest growing online resource in the Berkshires, appeared on the show. She spoke about the new way individuals are finding information and how her resource is tying into it. Click here to check the entire show.
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