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Henry “Pistol” Bow Mason pitched in the Negro Leagues for the great Kansas City Monarchs and also in the Majors with the Phillies. Here he shares his experiences of playing in the Negro League, playing alongside such greats as Satchel Page, Willy Mays, and Jackie Robinson. In 1951, after completing high school, Mason left Marshall, […]

Wisdom For Mind And Heart

Wisdom For  Mind And Heart In 1998, Reverend Peter J. Gomes, author of  The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart spoke at the Forum about what he saw as a revival of spirituality  in American society and he reflected on the joy and inspiration religious practice can bring to everyday life. Wisdom For […]

Descent Into Limbo

DESCENT INTO LIMBO: Maurice Sendak’s Life in Children’s Art [Audio clip: view full post to listen] For over five decades beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak has taken children and parents on amazing literary adventures, from the night kitchen to where the wild things are. He traces his lifelong journey in children’s literature and art. Follow […]

Classic broadcasts

From time to time we like to go back into our archives and dust off programs that are worth listening to again.  Here are a couple of examples: Henry “Pistol” Bow Mason pitched in the Negro Leagues for the great Kansas City Monarchs and also in the Majors with the Phillies. Here he shares his experiences […]

Howard Zinn and Freedom to Write

Howard Zinn And The Freedom to Write The late historian Howard Zinn was well known for his support of progressive causes and for his historical research and writing. Another facet of his life’s work was to encourage young writers and small publishers. PEN-New England celebrates Howard Zinn and his support for the freedom to write […]

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