The Berkshire Eagle Podcasts: Insightful, in-depth discussions on the news


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Berkshire Eagle Podcast host Mark Mills leads a weekly discussion on the news that resonates in the Berkshires and beyond. With local and special guests, The Berkshire Eagle Podcast goes behind the headlines with thought-provoking, in-depth and insightful interviews designed to get behind the how and why the news is happening.

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Berkshire Landscapes Podcast: Exploring Summer Previews 2017

Join Berkshire Eagle Features Editor Lindsey Hollenbaugh and Arts Editor Jeffrey Borak as they chat with host Carrie Saldo about the upcoming release of "Summer Previews."

S01 Episode 19: A brief history of Mass MoCA

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art director Joseph Thompson discusses the museum’s rich history, the institution’s impact on the regional economy and the future of Mass MoCA following the opening of Building 6 at the sprawling complex of

S01 Episode 18 | Fake News, Real News: Why the difference matters to our democracy.

In this edition of the Berkshire Eagle Podcast, host Mark Mills presents coverage of a forum held on Saturday, April 22, at the Stockbridge Public Library on the impact of fake news on America’s democratic institutions.

Podcast | S01 Episode 17: Should Massachusetts raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21?

In this edition of the Berkshire Eagle podcast, host Mark Mills speaks about raising the state smoking age to 21 with Gina Armstrong, director of public health for the city of Pittsfield, and with Berkshire Eagle editorial page editor Bill Everhart.

Podcast | S01 Episode 16: Berkshire residents battle against Eversource rate hike proposal

Berkshire County homeowners, businesses and non-profits are fighting a proposed electric utility rate increase that is now under review by the state Department of Public Utilities.

S01 Episode 15 | Indivisible: Trump resistance movement channels protest fervor

While protest demonstrations from the Four Freedoms March in Pittsfield to the Women’s March on Washington have drawn boisterous crowds showing their opposition to the Trump administration, local groups are springing up in the Berkshires.

Podcast | S01 Episode 14: Inside the broadband meltdown

In this week's podcast, the Eagle Eye Team explores why it has taken so long for broadband internet service to reach homes in many rural towns in the Berkshires.

Podcast | S01 Episode 13: Midwinter arts scene beats on in the Berkshires

Summer tourists are key to the overall success of the arts in the Berkshires, but winter visitors and locals alike can appreciate a busy menu of arts activities, from musical and theatrical performances to museum exhibitions.

Podcast | S01 Episode 12: 'Anxious' citizens watch and wait as Trump assumes the power of the presidency

Berkshire Eagle Podcast host Mark Mills discusses the Trump presidency with Berkshire Eagle editorial page editor Bill Everhart, columnist John Seven and Eagle reporter Carrie Saldo.

Podcast | S01 Episode 11: Berkshire residents march to defend the 'Four Freedoms'

More than 1,200 people took part in the Four Freedoms March and Rally in Pittsfield on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, to show solidarity against what many view as a threat to civil rights and the social safety net from the incoming Trump Administration.

Podcast | S01 Episode 10: Trump strategy is to 'de-legitimize the press'

Politico's Peter Canellos says the news media need to double-down on the core values of fearless investigation and its role as a watchdog

Podcast | S01 Episode 9: Pignatelli backs 'Shared Administration' proposal

State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli backs "Shared Administration" proposal for Lenox, Lee and Stockbridge.

Podcast | S01 Episode 8: One month later, making sense of the 2016 election

Journalist Alec MacGillis of ProPublica discusses reasons behind Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Podcast | S01 Episode 7: Voter fraud claims in presidential election

A recent Berkshire Eagle editorial examined how voter fraud claims are an attack on democracy.

Podcast | S01 Episode 6: Rep. Neal talks election, Trump, Democrats

"Think about this: 55 percent of union households voted for Trump. Americans have had no raises in 12 years. Eight to 9 million people are working two part-time jobs. These are people who want to work full-time, but they can't.”

Podcast | S01 Episode 5: Can millennials make it in the Berkshires?

Employment, housing, transportation and broadband are just some of the issues facing Berkshire County in retaining and attracting members of the Millennial Generation.

Podcast | S01 Episode 4: Massachusetts Ballot Questions

Voters face ballot questions ranging from expanding charter schools to legalizing pot

Podcast | S01 Episode 3: Can the nation heal after the contentious election campaign of 2016?

Presidential politics is the focus of this edition of The Berkshire Eagle podcast.

Podcast | S01 Episode 2: Summer Tourism in the Berkshires

Eagle 'culture watchers' discuss the importance of summer tourism in the Berkshires

Podcast | S01 Episode 1: Clinton Endorsement

The Eagle editorial board discusses Clinton endorsement


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