Interview with Drs. Lawrence and Nancy Bronstein on ‘Spirit of the Berkshires’

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Episode 11 of “Spirit of the Berkshires” is now available at www.andrewcort.com/spirit.html . I talk with Dr. Larry Bronstein, D.C., and Dr. Nancy Bronstein, D.C., about chiropractic, wellness, firstline therapy, the different paradigms of medical and holistic healing arts, and the need for prevention to be added to the health care reform debate. Spirit of…
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Interview with Dr. Mary B. Marcy, Provost of Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Episode 10 of ‘Spirit of the Berkshires’

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On the latest episode of ‘Spirit of the Berkshires’, I Interview Dr. Mary Marcy of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. We discuss the state of education in today’s American High Schools, and what alternatives exist — including Early College programs such as Simon’s Rock. Simon’s Rock is a four-year Liberal Arts College, with a top-notch…
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Spirit of the Berkshires — Episodes 8 and 9 Available

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Episode 8 is a moving interview with Jessica Roemischer, a pianist and educator, who talks about the role of music in life, joy, healing, and human transformation, and shares her fascinating work with residents of Riverbrook Residence for Women in Stockbridge, MA. There are several terrific clips of Jessica and her students. Spirit of the…
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Episodes 6 (on Health Insurance Reform) and 7 (on Publicity)

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Two new episodes of Spirit of the Berkshires are available at http://www.andrewcort.com/spirit.html Episode 6 is on Health Care reform. It’s an interview with Michael Kaplan, M.D., a member of Physicians for a National Health Program. He does an excellent job of making the case for a single-payer universal government-run insurance plan, and answers many of…
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Episode 5 of ‘Spirit of the Berkshires’ is on-line

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The fifth show is now on-line at http://www.andrewcort.com/spirit.html I interview author Richard W. Wise. Richard is a gem trader and world traveler with quite a history of his own. Some years ago he wrote “Secrets of the Gem Trade”, a book which reveals the generally-hidden criteria that is used in the grading of precious stones….
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Two More Episodes of “Spirit of the Berkshires” Are Available On-line

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Two more episodes of “Spirit of the Berkshires” are available now at http://www.andrewcort.com/spirit.html In Episode 3, I interview Tony Simotes, the new Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Co. Spirit of the Berkshires – Episode 3 from Andrew Cort on Vimeo. In Episode 4, I interview George Gilder, the noted social commentator, about his newest book…
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They’re Up! “Spirit of the Berkshires” Shows are on the ‘Net

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The first two episodes of my new TV show, Spirit of the Berkshires, are available for viewing on the Internet at http://www.andrewcort.com/spirit.html . On the first show, I interview Louisa Gilder, the author of The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn. We have a terrific conversation about the history and significance of modern…
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My New Cable TV Talk Show

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Spirit of the Berkshires Beginning on July 28, I’m hosting a new Talk Show here in the Southern Berkshires called “Spirit of the Berkshires”. It’s filmed by CTSB-TV, and the first broadcast will be at 6:30 Tuesday night on channel 16 (it will run about ten times during the week). Here’s the info on the…
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FATHER’S DAY & FATHERLESS CHILDREN

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In 1978, in his book “Invisible Man” (a title that paid tribute to Ralph Ellison’s earlier “Invisible Man”), George Gilder warned us against treating blacks as if they were children — unable to be told the truth, unable to understand the basic facts of a market economy, unable to rise above a system of fantastic…
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Quote of the Day

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“Those who speak out against stem-cell research may be rooted in admirable conviction about the sacredness of life, but so are the parents of a child with juvenile diabetes who are convinced that their son’s or daughter’s hardships can be relieved.” — Barack Obama at Notre Dame

A New Twist In The Abortion debate

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The press is reporting a new study which claims that just over 50% of Americans now categorize themselves as “Pro-Life”. On the internet, in the “Comments” sections that usually follow these stories, I’ve noticed a new battle brewing: not so much between “a baby’s right to live” versus “a woman’s right to choose”, as between…
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Putting an End to Religious Hatred

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Religious bigotry and hatred can be ended. The religious traditions from different times and cultures tell all sorts of different stories, and when they are read as literal history they appear to be talking about all sorts of different historical and moral lessons. But when they are read as allegories and symbols they all tell…
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Virgin Mary Seen in Restaurant Griddle

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From the AP Wire Service: “CALEXICO, Calif. (April 30) – The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn’t the food — it’s the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle. Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than 100 people have flocked…
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