In which the Bill Dwight Show is a little like Adele: quiet for a long time and then one day – BOOM! New album. Or podcast. Whatever.
So…hi everybody! What’s going on with you? Sorry we haven’t been around much. 2016 has sucked pretty hard, hasn’t it? Well, we’ll do our best to not add to the suckiness, and maybe even alleviate some of it, if we can.
This week, we talk a little politics, both local and national, and chat with playwrights Leanna James Blackwell and Tanyss Rhea Martula, along with actor Susan Daniels, about this year’s Play-by-Play event at the A.P.E. Gallery. There’s also a little treat for you MAD Magazine fans out there.
[Content warning: discussions of sexual violence, sexual assault]
Our good friend, anti-violence educator, writer, and compassionate badass smartypants Lynne Marie Wanamaker stops by the shack to chat about gender issues, a recent op-ed piece in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the Cosby allegations, and the one thing we can all do to move our culture forward.
After our scheduled guest had to postpone at the last minute, the ever-entertaining Bob Flaherty rescues us with his usual blend of humor and human interest stories. His latest column for the Daily Hampshire Gazette covers former Amherst resident Kimi Takesue’s documentary about Uganda, “Where Are You Taking Me?”
Once again, Bill makes his case against casinos, and pleads his case for an even better idea.