• S1E44 – Going Deeper Interview with Eric Bachrach
    by Marcie Sclove on July 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Eric Bachrach, founder and executive director for 27 years of the Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS) in Springfield, MA.

  • S1E43 – Going Deeper with Melissa Giraud, Co-founder and Co-director of EmbraceRace
    by Marcie Sclove on May 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Melissa ia co-founder and co-director of EmbraceRace, a national community of adults supporting each other to raise a generation of kids who are brave, informed, and proactive on matters of race and racial justice. Please see their website: www.embrace race.org

  • S1E42 – Going Deeper with Johnie Sanders, November, 2019
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Going Deeper with Johnie Sanders, November, 2019.Johnie Sanders is the Homelessness Organizer for the nonprofit organization, Arise for Social Justice, in Springfield, MA. Overcoming her own adversity growing up, Johnie uses poetry to give her solace and support in her difficult work, and shares some of her original poetry with us.

  • S1E41 – Going Deeper with Ani Tuzman, Part Two, March, 2019
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Going deeper with Ani Tuzman, Part Two. Ani published The Tremble of Love in 2017, a multi-decade project of her’s, definitely a labor of love. We spoke about this important novel about the Baal Shem Tov (the Jewish mystic known to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism) and Ani’s life, growing up as a child of Holocaust survivors.

  • S1E40 – Going deeper with Ani Tuzman, Part One, March, 2019
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Going deeper with Ani Tuzman, Part One. Ani published The Tremble of Love in 2017, a multi-decade project of her’s, definitely a labor of love. We spoke about this important novel about the Baal Shem Tov (the Jewish mystic known to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism) and Ani’s life, growing up as a child of Holocaust survivors.

  • S1E39 – Going Deeper with Frank Marchand, January, 2019
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Going Deeper with Frank Marchand, January, 2019. Frank is the guy you call when your pipes freeze in the winter or your faucet drips. For 43 years Frank has run a Plumbing business. We first met him at home when one of these problems occurred. But there is more. In 2014, Frank was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. His philosophical and spiritual telling of these past years brought him on Going Deeper. And, as of this writing, he is still going strong, spreading his love and positivity everywhere.

  • S1E38 – Going Deeper with Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, Part Two. October, 2018
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Going Deeper with Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, Part Two. Andrea is a long time activist for social justice. Her latest creation is the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Activism, a unique and widespread free school to teach about social justice movement building skills. It is an inspiring response to these difficult times in our country.

  • S1E37 – Going Deeper with Rev, Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, Part One, October, 2018
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Going Deeper with Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, Part One. Andrea is a long time activist for social justice. Her latest creation is the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Activism, a unique and widespread free school to teach about social justice movement building skills. It is an inspiring response to these difficult times in our country.

  • S1E36 – Going Deeper with Rabbi Benjamin Weiner, Part Two, July, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Going Deeper with Rabbi Benjamin Weiner, Part Two. Rabbi Weiner is the religious and spiritual leader of the Jewish Community of Amherst. After learning about his personal unusual path to becoming a rabbi in Part I, we explore some fundamental questions for Judaism in Part II, about God and the afterlife and the political situation in Israel and Palestine.

  • S1E35 – Going Deeper with Rabbi Benjamin Weiner, Part One, July 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Going deeper with Rabbi Benjamin Weiner, Part One. Rabbi Weiner is the religious and spiritual leader of the Jewish Community of Amherst, MA. After learning about his personal unusual path to becoming a rabbi in Part One, we explore some fundamental questions for Judaism in Part Two, about God and the afterlife and the political situation in Israel and Palestine.

  • S1E34 – Going deeper with Paula Green, Part Two, November, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Going Deeper with Paula Green, Part Two. Paula founded the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and has worked all over the world with groups and individuals to promote dialogue and understanding among groups that are divided. Please see the Karuna Center’s website: www.karunacenter.org.

  • S1E33 – Going Deeper with Paula Green, Part One, November, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 27, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Going Deeper with Paula Green, Part One. Paula founded the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and has worked all over the world with groups and individuals to promote dialogue and understanding among groups that are divided. Please see the Karuna Center’s website: www.karunacenter.org.

  • S1E32 – Going Deeper with Mehlaqa Samdani, Part Two, April, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Going Deeper with Mehlaqa Samdani, Part Two. Mehlaqa started Critical Connections as a vehicle to educate folks about Muslims and to bring people from all faiths together. Her forums are outstanding, educational and personal both at the same time. Please check out her website at http://www.criticalconnections.org.

  • S1E31 – Going Deeper with Mehlaqa Samdani, Part One, April, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Going Deeper with Mehlaqa Samdani, Part One. Mehlaqa started Critical Connections as a vehicle to educate folks about Muslims and to bring people from all faiths together. Her forums are outstanding, educational and personal both at the same time. Please check out her website at http://www.criticalconnections.org.

  • S1E30 – Going Deeper with Penny Gill, Part Two, March, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Going Deeper with Penny Gill, Part Two. A long-time professor of Political Science at Mt. Holyoke and a Dean at the college, Penny is unusual and wise. All the more reason to take her experiences with the ancient Tibetan teacher, Manjushri, seriously. Together they wrote the book, What in the World is Going On? which brings a clear explanation and suggestions for what to do in these difficult times we are faced with. Here is a link to her website: Wisdom Teachings for our Time http://www.thewisdomteachings.org/

  • S1E29 – Going Deeper with Penny Gill, Part One, March 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Going Deeper with Penny Gill, Part One. A long-time professor of Political Science at Mt. Holyoke and a Dean at the college, Penny is no flake. All the more reason to take her experiences with the ancient Tibetan teacher, Manjushri, seriously. Together they wrote the book, What in the World is Going On? which brings a clear explanation and suggestions for what to do in these difficult times we are faced with. Here is a link to her website: Wisdom Teachings for our Time http://www.thewisdomteachings.org/

  • S1E28 – Going Deeper with Meg Gage, Part Two, January, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Going Deeper with Meg Gage, Part Two, Meg’s professional work has been in progressive philanthropy. She started the Peace Development Fund and Proteus Fund, and co-founded the Traprock Peace Center. At the time of this interview (2017), Meg was quite busy addressing Amherst town politics on the Charter Commission, which led to the demise of Amherst Town Meeting and the beginning of the Amherst Town Council.

  • S1E27 – Going Deeper with Meg Gage, Part One, January, 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Going Deeper with Meg Gage, Part One, Meg’s professional work has been in progressive philanthropy. She started the Peace Development Fund and Proteus Fund, and co-founded the Traprock Peace Center. At the time of this interview (2017), Meg was quite busy addressing Amherst town politics on the Charter Commission, which led to the demise of Amherst Town Meeting and the beginning of the Amherst Town Council.

  • S1E26 – Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part Four, July, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part Four, July, 2016. My dear friend, Al Miller, is a farmer, a poet, a furniture maker, and a Viet Nam Veteran. This is a profound interview. In Part II Al shared about his experiences in the war. But we couldn’t stop there, because so much has happened since the war to grow and integrate those experiences. So, we did another 2 parts!

  • S1E25 – Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part Three, July, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part Three, July, 2016. My dear friend, Al Miller, is a farmer, a poet, a furniture maker, and a Viet Nam Veteran. This is a profound interview. In Part II Al shared about his experiences in the war. But we couldn’t stop there, because so much has happened since the war to grow and integrate those experiences. So, we did another 2 parts!

  • S1E24 – Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part Two, July, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part Two, July, 2016. My dear friend, Al Miller, is a farmer, a poet, a furniture maker, and a Viet Nam Veteran. This is a profound interview. In Part II Al shared about his experiences in the war. But we couldn’t stop there, because so much has happened since the war to grow and integrate those experiences. So, we did another 2 parts!

  • S1E23 – Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part One, July, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Going Deeper with Al Miller, Part One, July, 2016. My dear friend, Al Miller, is a farmer, a poet, a furniture maker, and a Viet Nam Veteran. This is a profound interview. In Part II Al shared about his experiences in the war. But we couldn’t stop there, because so much has happened since the war to grow and integrate those experiences. So, we did another 2 parts!

  • S1E22 – Going Deeper with Ervin Staub, Part Two, September, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Going Deeper with Ervin Staub, Part Two, September, 2016. Dr. Ervin Staub is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at Mass. He founded the doctoral degree in the Psychology of Peace and Violence. His life’s work on understanding mass violence and genocide and the psychology of goodness came out of his own experience as a Holocaust Survivor in Hungary. He has worked in Rwanda helping with the Reconciliation Movement, helped US police forces understand active bystandership, and has written a curriculum for grade school aged children about bullying and being an active bystander.

  • S1E21 – Going Deeper with Ervin Staub, Part One, September, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Going Deeper with Ervin Staub, Part One,September, 2016 Dr. Ervin Staub is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at Mass. He founded the doctoral degree in the Psychology of Peace and Violence. His life’s work on understanding mass violence and genocide and the psychology of goodness came out of his own experience as a Holocaust Survivor in Hungary. He has worked in Rwanda helping with the Reconciliation Movement, helped US police forces understand active bystandership, and has written a curriculum for grade school aged children about bullying and being an active bystander.

  • S1E20 – Going Deeper with Jules Chametzky, Part Two, May 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Going Deeper with Jules Chametzky, Part Two. Jules Chametzky came to the English Department at University of Massachusetts in 1959, he founded the Massachusetts Review literary magazine and helped form the faculty union at UMass. His latest book is called Out of Brownsville, Encounters with Nobel Laureates and Other Jewish Writers, A Cultural Memoir.

  • S1E19 – Going Deeper with Jules Chametzky, Part One, May 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Going Deeper with Jules Chametzky, Part One, May, 2016. Jules Chametzky came to the English Department at University of Massachusetts in 1959. He founded the Massachusetts Review literary magazine and helped form the faculty union at UMass. His latest book is called Out of Brownsville, Encounters with Nobel Laureates and Other Jewish Writers, A Cultural Memoir.

  • S1E18 – Going Deeper with Jacqueline Wallace Part Two, February, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 23, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Jacqueline Wallace, Part Two. Jacqui Wallace is director of the Amherst Area Gospel Choir and a psychotherapist. Her positive and rich presence in the Amherst area community has been a treasure. She and her choir remind us: “I need you. You need me. We are one big family.”

  • S1E17 – Going Deeper with Frances Crowe, Part Two, March 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 16, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Going Deeper with Frances Crowe. Frances, age 97 years old at the time of this interview, had been a model of activism for her whole life. She counseled draft aged men about exploring Consciencous Objector status during the Viet Nam War, fought hard (and won) to close the Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Rowe, MA, and has been actively getting arrested for every progressive cause for all of these years. We lost Frances in 2019, and she lives on in her inspiration to activists everywhere. In this interview she has wise council for our current times…

  • S1E16 – Going Deeper Interview with Frances Crowe, Part One, March 2017
    by Marcie Sclove on February 16, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Frances, age 97 years old at the time of this interview, had been a model of activism for her whole life. She counseled draft aged men about exploring Consciencous Objector status during the Viet Nam War, fought hard (and won) to close the Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Rowe, MA, and has been actively getting arrested for every progressive cause for all of these years. We lost Frances in 2019, and she lives on in her inspiration to activists everywhere. In this interview she has wise council for our current times…

  • S1E15 – Going Deeper Interview with Jacqueline Wallace, Part One, February, 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 16, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Jacqueline Wallace Jacqui Wallace is director of the Amherst Area Gospel Choir and a psychotherapist. Her positive and rich presence in the Amherst area community has been a treasure. She and her choir remind us: “I need you. You need me. We are one big family.”

  • S1E14 – Going Deeper Interview with Shirley Whitaker, Ashes to Ashes, Part Two, May 2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 16, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Shirley Whitaker, Creator of Ashes2Ashes, a memorial for the 4,000 African Americans who were racially terrorized during the Jim Crow era until today. This powerful event has been documented in a film by the same name. Shirley shares some original poetry as well as explains Ashes2Ashes. In Part two, friends join Shirley to recite a Lynching Play from the early 1900’s.

  • S1E13 – Going Deeper Interview with Shirley Whitaker-Ashes2Ashes, Part One, March2016
    by Marcie Sclove on February 16, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Shirley Whitaker, Creator of Ashes2Ashes, a memorial for the 4,000 African Americans who were racially terrorized during the Jim Crow era until today. This powerful event has been documented in a film by the same name. Shirley shares some original poetry as well as explains Ashes2Ashes. In Part two, friends join Shirley to recite a Lynching Play from the early 1900’s.

  • S1E12 – Going Deeper Interview with Loretta Ross Part Two, June, 2015
    by Marcie Sclove on February 16, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Loretta Ross.Loretta is an expert on the politics of women’s health, hate groups, and sexual violence. She is co-founder and national director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She was Co-director of the 2004 Women’s March for our Lives, and co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. We were lucky to have Loretta here in the Valley while she was a Research Associate at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. I learned so much from this interview!

  • S1E11 – Going Deeper Interview with Loretta Ross, Part One, June, 2015
    by Marcie Sclove on February 16, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Loretta Ross.Loretta is an expert on the politics of women’s health, hate groups, and sexual violence. She is co-founder and national director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She was Co-director of the 2004 Women’s March for our Lives, and co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. We were lucky to have Loretta here in the Valley while she was a Research Associate at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. I learned so much from this interview!

  • S1E10 – Going Deeper Interview with Isaac ben Ezra, Part Two, October, 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 11, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Isaac Ben Ezra, Part Two, October, 2014. Isaac was born in 1926 and grew up on the lower east side of Manhattan. He had a lifelong involvement with political movements, organizing along the way, including the Civil Rights Movement, Anti War Movement, the Campaign for Medicare in 1964, the Labor Movement, and more.

  • S1E9 – Going Deeper Interview with Isaac Ben Ezra, Part One. October 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 11, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Isaac Ben Ezra, Part One, October, 2014. Isaac was born in 1926 and grew up on the lower east side of Manhattan. He had a lifelong involvement with political movements, organizing along the way, including the Civil Rights Movement, Anti War Movement, the Campaign for Medicare in 1964, the Labor Movement, and more.

  • S1E8 – Going Deeper Interview with Ray Elliot, Part Two, October 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 11, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Ray Elliot, Part Two, October, 2014. I interviewed Ray Elliot when he was 91 years old. A prominent African American leader in Amherst, Ray co-founded a group called Citizens For Racial Amity Now (CRAN) and worked to have proclaimed a National Day of Racial Amity in Amherst. Born in Cambridge, MA, a Bahai, and a chemist, Ray has many deep and important stories to tell.

  • S1E7 – Going Deeper Interview with Ray Elliot, Part One, October, 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 11, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Ray Elliot, Part One, October, 2014. I interviewed Ray Elliot when he was 91 years old. A prominent African American leader in Amherst, Ray co-founded a group called Citizens For Racial Amity Now (CRAN) and worked to have proclaimed a National Day of Racial Amity in Amherst. Born in Cambridge, MA, a Bahai, and a chemist, Ray has many deep and important stories to tell.

  • S1E6 – Going Deeper Interview with Judy Brooks, Part Two. September, 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Judy Brooks, Part Two, September 2014. Four years before Judy’s death, she spoke to Marcie about her life, including her Amherst experiences as an African American teacher in an all-white school. The interview took place during a period of racial issues in Amherst, and Judy helped to broaden the lens about these types of conflicts in Amherst. Judy Brooks and her husband, Barry, came to Amherst, MA in 1971. They were the co-directorsof the ABC House (A Better Chance) for 5 years. Judy taught elementary school in Pelham, MA for 31 years, served on the Select Board and Housing Authority, and lately has been active in the League of Women Voters.

  • S1E5 – Going Deeper Interview with Judy Brooks, Part One. September, 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Going Deeper Interview with Judy Brooks, Part One, September 2014. Four years before Judy’s death, she spoke to Marcie about her life, including her Amherst experiences as an African American teacher in an all-white school. The interview took place during a period of racial issues in Amherst, and Judy helped to broaden the lens about these types of conflicts in Amherst. Judy Brooks and her husband, Barry, came to Amherst, MA in 1971. They were the co-directorsof the ABC House (A Better Chance) for 5 years. Judy taught elementary school in Pelham, MA for 31 years, served on the Select Board and Housing Authority, and lately has been active in the League of Women Voters.

  • S1E4 – Annie Cheatham Part Two August, 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 5, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Episode Notes Marcie Sclove continues her interview with Annie Cheatham in August, 2014 in Amherst, MA. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

  • S1E3 – Going Deeper Interviews Annie Cheatham August, 2014
    by Marcie Sclove on February 5, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    #3 Annie Cheatham Part One August, 2014 In the 1070’s Annie started the Congressional Clearing House for the Future with Congressman Charlie Rose. She co-founded the Future is Female Project with Mary Claire Powell. Annie spearheaded the Local Hero Campaign, bringing awareness to the need to buy and eat local food in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. And more…