Life and Death of West River Railroad's JJ Green
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by #bratwords, #johnloggia, #westriverrailroad, #deborahleeluskin, #vermontwriters, #118elliot, #jonmack, #lrweinmann, #tygibbons
2w ago
Today you can walk or ride your bike along several lengthy segments of the old West River Railroad thanks to the efforts of non profit Friends of the West River Trail. You can also pick up physical maps at their trailhead on the river near the Marina Restaurant in Brattleboro. That’s also where the West River and Connecticut River meet, just next to the Vermont Canoe Touring Center, where the bridge collapsed and JJ Green died. It’s also where the Amtrak line crosses on a new bridge today.   The West River Railroad Museum in Newfane and the Historical Society of Windham County nearby ..read more
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Packer Corners Communes: Tales of Another Time
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by #andrewkopkind, #johnscagliotti, #verandahporche, #richardwyzanski, #guilfordvermont, #petergould, #horsedrawnyogurt, #lrweinmann, #mariamargaronis, #alecpombriant, #tygibbons, #lissaweinmann, #pattycarpentervt, #guilfordvt, #guilfordsound
1M ago
This episode of the Brattleboro Words Podcast was written, produced and narrated by Maria Margaronis. The voices on Part 1 ‘Total Loss Farm’’ are Maria, Verandah Porche and Richard Wizansky. The voices on Part 2 ‘The Bard of Guilford’ are Maria and Verandah Porche. The voices on Segment 3 ‘Night Walk’ are Maria and Peter Gould. Executive Producer was me, Lissa Weinmann. Mastering of segments was by Guilford Sound. Final podcast editing and mastering was Alec Pombriant.  Photograph is 1971 Packer Corners image by Asa Elliot. For more information about how to join this creative work, visit ..read more
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Andrew Kopkind: Gutsy, Gifted and Groundbreaking Journalist
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by Lissa Weinmann
2M ago
This episode was produced, edited and narrated by Maria Maragonis.  Interviews were with John Scagliotti, JoAnn Wypijewski. Archival voice of Andrew Kopkinds provided by producer.  The parody of Lou Reed's 'Take a Walk on the Wild Side' was performed by Scagliotti and Kopkind on 'Lavender Hour' radio on WBCN Boston. The Allen Ginsberg excerpt was from  Scagliotti's film 'Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community': https://www.firstrunfeatures.com/beforestonewall.html Executive Producer was LIssa Weinmann. Audio Mastering was by Guilford Sound with final podcast ..read more
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The 'Awesome' John Kenneth Galbraith
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by #joycemarcel, #petergalbraith, #randyholhut, #alecpombriant, #lissaweinmann
3M ago
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was one of the world's best known economists whose eloquent and internationally recognized writings on economics, public policy and culture helped shape the identity of the modern United States and 20th-century American liberalism. He was a professor at Harvard University for decades. He spent long summers in Newfane, VT for more than 30 years and frequented the Moore Free Library which reserves a special shelf for the dozens of books he wrote the quintessential analysis of the Great Depression -The Great Crash - and The Affluent Society, both of which were b ..read more
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Robert Flaherty and Frances Hubbard Flaherty, Legendary Documentary Fllmmakers
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by #hilerhospitality, #staphaniegreene, #sallyseymour, #lissaweinmann, #guilfordsound, #alecpombriant, #danieltoomey
3M ago
Frances Hubbard Flaherty collaborated on every Robert J. Flaherty film and devoted her life after his death, according to the Flaherty Seminars website, "to the articulation and explanation of Robert Flaherty's view on documentary film, both in her writings... and especially her establishment of the Seminars."   The Flaherty Seminar is now based in Brooklyn and continues the Flaherty legacy as 'The Flaherty'.   The Flaherty's daughter, Monica Flaherty Frasseto, added sound to Moana and directed the Flaherty Study Center in Dummerston for many years before she died in Dummerston ..read more
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Upcoming Brattleboro Literary Festival Oct 13-15, 2023 Highlights with Sandy Rouse
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by Sandy Rouse, Alec Pombriant, Van Wiles, lissa weinmann
3M ago
This episode was produced and hosted by Lissa Weinmann with guest Sandy Rouse. It was edited, composed and mastered by Alec Pombriant and taped at BCTV with help from Van Wiles.  ..read more
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Tasha Tudor, Beloved Illustrator, Author and Lifestyle Icon
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by Lissa Weinmann
3M ago
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary art and life of Tasha Tudor, Caldecott honor author, illustrator and early American lifestyle icon, in this delightful podcast narrated by Tasha's granddaughter, Amy Tudor. Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) lived a remarkable 1830s lifestyle in the woods of Marlboro, Vermont, just west of Brattleboro. The first half of the podcast focuses on her work as a self-made and self-realized artist and person. Tasha published more than 100 books while raising a family and maintaining a simple lifestyle of days gone by that has, over time, generated strong appeal among especi ..read more
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Fiery Feminist Newspaper Editor Clarina Howard Nichols
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by Lissa Weinmann
3M ago
Script, Audio Production/Editing, Narration: Donna Blackney; Production Assistance and Executive Producing: Lissa Weinmann. Commentary/Research: Nancy Olson with additional research from: Marilyn Blackwell (U. Mass Amherst), Dan DeWalt (also original piano composition and performance) and Rolf Parker-Houghton. Voice of Clarina: Shannon Ward; Voice of Sen. Joseph Barrett: John Loggia ..read more
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Saul Bellow's Good Place
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by Zachary Leader, Beena Kamlani, HoCoPoLitSo
3M ago
This episode was researched, produced and narrated by Donna Blackney with production assistance from Sandy Rouse of the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Mixing and mastering was done by Alec Pombriant from masters done for Brattleboro Words Trail app for Guilford Sound. Our theme music is by Ty Gibbons. Executive Producer, LIssa Weinmann. Many thanks to Saul Bellow’s biographer Zachary Leader, his long-time editor at Viking Penguin Press Beena Kamlani, his friend Larry Simons and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society for their archival footage of Bellow and help.   For more i ..read more
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Chuck Collins
Brattleboro Words Trail Podcast
by Chuck Collins, Brattleboro Words Trail
3M ago
Chuck Collins, a nationally acclaimed, Guilford, Vermont based writer and economic inequality activist,  shares the story of how 'the seeds were planted' for his lifelong interest in uprooting the  growing economic inequality that is subverting American democracy.  The piece includes  an overview of his family history. He  details the books he's written, organizations he's formed such as Inequality.org and his program at the Institute for Policy Studies. Collins describes how the Covid pandemic 'supercharged' the wealth gap and how climate change and inequality are 'we ..read more
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