Episode 45: The Humanities Equip Us with Tools of Introspection & Analysis

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Rose Sackey-Milligan is a Senior Program Officer at Mass Humanities and Academic Director of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, a college-level learning experience for adults whose aspirations for higher education and engagement with the humanities are thwarted by socioeconomic circumstances. She discusses the vital role of the humanities – philosophy, ethics, jurisprudence, language, literature, and more – to offer people a space and opportunity to explore ever-evolving ideas of history and culture.

Rose Sackey-MilliganRose Sackey-Milligan is a socio-cultural anthropologist and former Director of the Social Justice Program, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. At Mass Humanities she is a Senior Program Officer, Reading Frederick Douglass Together statewide coordinator, and Academic Director of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities in Springfield, MA.

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Episode 44: How to Responsibly Close a Museum

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Todd Smith, the Interim Executive Director at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, discusses the difficult process of closing a museum and the importance of a deaccession plan that supports the collection as well as the public good.

Todd SmithTodd Smith uses his experience in education, corporate strategy, and nonprofit leadership to help organizations navigate pathways for ongoing public service. Focusing on sustainable outcomes, Smith assists organizations in evaluating goals in the context of real world economics and creating action plans with clearly defined financial targets.

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Episode 43: An Artist, an Anthropologist, and a Climatologist Walk Into a Bar

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Linda McInerney, Founder and Artistic Director of Eggtooth Productions, discusses their Full Disclosure Festival in Greenfield, MA, born of ‘blind dates’ between artists, climatologists, and anthropologists.

Linda McInerneyLinda McInerney has worked for over 30 years as an actor, singer, director, and producer in New York and throughout New England, with credits including Circle Repertory Company and ABC’s All My Children. She is a graduate of Middlebury College with a double major in Theater and French, and studied at the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory. McInerney studied with Mira Rostova, and has been a member of Actors Equity since 1983.

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Episode 42: Oops, We Didn’t Do a Feasibility Study

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Jeffry George, Executive Artistic Director of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, shares the pitfalls of NOT having a feasibility study in place before building a new facility.

Jeffrey GeorgeJeffry George, Executive Artistic Director Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT), has ​thirty plus years of ​administrative and management experience in numerous AEA theatres throughout the U.S.  He most recently directed the world premiere of The Empaths, Sex with Strangers, Alabama Story, Cock, Thrill Me and co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at WHAT, and Suppressed Desires for the “Then and Now Festival” in Provincetown, A Centennial Celebration of the Provincetown Players.
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Episode 41: Artists, Community in FLUX

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Elizabeth Devlin is an independent arts programmer, curator, and the force behind FLUX., an online resource for local artists and arts enthusiasts in Boston and beyond. She discusses her work connecting artists with spaces and audiences in support of a vibrant New England arts scene.

Liz DevlinElizabeth Devlin is an independent public arts programmer, curator, writer, art consultant, and founder of FLUX., an online resource for artists and art enthusiasts in the Boston area and beyond. Through event coverage, artist interviews, and educational insights, Elizabeth enables FLUX. readers to feel informed, engaged in, and connected to the pulse of Boston arts.
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