James Lawson helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in 1961 and the Meredith March in 1966, and while working as a pastor at the Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis, played a major role in the sanitation workers strike of 1968. On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King called Lawson "the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world."
Amherst, Mass. — Jimmy McMillan, the politician, veteran, and activist, comes to Amherst College to encourage students to fight for a more just world.
Robert D. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Listen to his talk about environmental justice.
Cape Cod — On August 12th, I journeyed out to Cape Cod for my first deep sea fishing trip. While on board, I spoke to the crew and fellow passengers about their experiences.
Amherst, Mass. — On August 4th 2014 Daryl Brown, son of legendary funk musician James Brown, appeared at Amherst Books to speak about his book " My Father the Godfather". In this segment he previews the book's content, chronicling his father's rise ...
The idea of the future is something that most seniors do not want to think about so soon, but alas, it is rapidly approaching. I've found that it's best to look at all the positives of college graduation, like earning a degree and...
Wystan Hugh Auden, who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, and is regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Adrienne Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse."
Audio taken from July 22, 1970 of a locally produced Spanish-language community show that captured live music of agricultural workers in and around Amherst, MA.
Originally Aired 1/30/06. Mary Alice Wilson accompanies Laurie to the winter roosting site of a large robin population located on a Christmas Tree farm in Hatfield, MA.
Originally Aired 5/9/05. Laurie repels down a cliffside with Ralph Taylor to get a closer look at a nest of raven chicks.
Originally Aired 10/9/06. Timber rattlesnakes can be found in small communities in the northeast, but meager numbers and environmental threats necessitate careful monitoring of their population. Laurie catches up with a Nature Conservancy ...