EdgeCast Video: Women’s March 2018

Wednesday, Jan 24 - Filmmaker Ben Hillman, accompanying a contingent of Berkshire County residents, recorded the Women’s March this past weekend in New York City that protested the Trump administration’s policies toward immigrants, the environment, women’s rights, and Trump’s threat to the integrity of democracy. Here is the video report, narrated by Jim Frangione.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Morgan Bulkeley at the Berkshire Museum

Saturday, Nov 11 - The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has mounted a major retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Morgan Bulkeley entitled 'Nature Culture Clash.' Videographer Jason Brown and Jim Frangione interview the artist at the museum for this EdgeCast. The exhibit will be on display through February 4, 2018.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sandisfield pipeline protest at TD Bank

Thursday, Nov 2 - "We demand TD Bank stop using our money to fund tar sands pipelines that our communities and planet cannot afford. We call on our neighbors, elected officials, and pension managers to close all accounts with TD Bank unless they immediately stop financing tar sands pipelines." -- Divest the Globe statement

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sugar Shack Alliance makes a stand

Thursday, May 4 - As chainsaws wielded by workers from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company began to bite into the state-protected trees of Otis State Forest, members of the Sugar Shack Alliance stood in defiance of this dismemberment of the sanctuary for a natural gas pipeline. Ben Hillman provides a video report.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Women’s March in NY: This Pussy Grabs Back

Friday, Jan 27 - The Berkshires goes to the protest: a taste of the festivities. Our Edgecast video crew with Edgecast Copter was on hand for the New York City Women's March on January 21, 2017 which drew an estimated 400,00 to 500,000 participants, among them quite a few from the Berkshires.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sheffield Arbor Day, honoring Shays Rebellion

Saturday, Jan 14 - Arbor Day in Sheffield, Massachusetts, was celebrated by planting trees around the Shays Rebellion Monument (newly restored) commemorating protests in 1787 by former Revolutionary War soldiers against a dysfunctional financial system.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Four Freedoms rally in Pittsfield

Wednesday, Jan 11 - More than 2,000 people took part in the Four Freedoms rally and march on Saturday, January 7, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to protest the ascendance of bigotry and hatred in the national political environment. Edgecast producer Ben Hillman shot this film of the event; it is narrated by Jim Frangione.

EDGECAST: Hip hop artist Jackson Whalan – a podcast

Tuesday, Sep 20 - Berkshire-born hip hop artist Jackson Whalan talks about his career, his work with musician and producer Robbie Baier, and how Railroad Street Youth Project played a crucial role in supporting his music.

EDGECAST: News in Review with Heather Bellow — a podcast

Saturday, Sep 17 - Interviewed by Jim Frangione, Berkshire Edge Managing Editor Heather Bellow discusses the issues she's been covering: proposed PCB dump in Housatonic; the new Jane Iredale/Louisa Ellis store in Great Barrington; the redevelopment of the top of Railroad Street; access to broadband Internet in the rural Berkshires; and the Democratic primary election.

EDGECAST: News in Review with Heather Bellow — a podcast

Sunday, Aug 14 - Berkshire Edge Managing Editor Heather Bellow discusses some of the issues she's covering: The marijuana dispensary proposed for Great Barrington; environmental remediation at 100 Bridge Street, Konkapot River artist, and the natural gas pipeline through Otis State Forest.