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Pittsfield Prospers Brings Together Generations For Community Dialogue

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Pittsfield Prospers

Back in February, WAMC reported on the creation of the Pittsfield Prospers initiative. Driven by former social psychologist and Pittsfield native Virginia O’Leary, the group’s goal is to rehabilitate the story of the community since the closure of the General Electric facilities that employed thousands in the city. On Thursday, Pittsfield Prospers will hold an Intergenerational Meet Up at Berkshire Community College to bring together city residents of all ages to talk about their relationship with Pittsfield. O’Leary sat down with WAMC to talk about what she’s learned from meeting with residents, starting with Generation Zers.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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