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.
Wendell artist Adrian Montagano was just expressing his views with his painting “Golgotha.” He wasn’t trying to start a controversy. And then he got a note from the wife of a local clergyman, his phone started ringing, and a boycott was threatened for the co-op where the piece was hanging. We talk to Adrian about what happened.
Bill may like to joke about how his personal trainer likes to put the hurt on him every week, but the truth is, Lynne Marie Wanamaker is doing what she can to lessen the amount of pain in the world. The suicides of several teenagers over the past year has raised the topic of bullying everywhere – from our local papers to the internet to our favorite TV shows. Lynne Marie and her friend Jenn Bealer discuss the effects of bullying and harassment, especially in regard to the LGBT community, and offer some tips on what you can do to help. They’re also offering a workshop.
Our own personal Mr. Science, Steve Sauter, stops by and gives us the lowdown on a newly discovered planet that could possibly support life. Which is good, since it seems like this planet of ours is declining a bit.