Halloween | WAMC


A flyer for the "Help Save Halloween" concerts
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A Latin Grammy award-winning musician and educator from Western Massachusetts is broadcasting a live show Saturday from the historic Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton in an effort to “Help Save Halloween.” Ben Gundersheimer – better known as Mister G — says the concert will invite children and families to join in for some spooky fun as he explores how the holiday is celebrated here and in Mexico. Mister G spoke with WAMC. And a warning for our more sensitive listeners – this story contains a song that discusses both ghosts and goblins.

A halloween lawn display including a witch and a zombie
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This Halloween, Berkshire County communities are taking different approaches to trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pittsfield city seal
The City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts

“Now and Later” is taking on new meaning in Pittsfield this year after trick or treating was rescheduled because of the threat of inclement weather.

Halloween pumpkin
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Halloween is Tuesday, and for many communities the ghoulish holiday has a tradition of costume parades, hayrides, corn mazes and trick-or-treating. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Matt Greene about the premiere screening of a short film he directed based on a haunted house from his childhood in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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On Halloween, homeowners have more to worry about than running out of candy for trick-or-treaters.

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A popular Halloween attraction in Saratoga County is celebrating its 25th year.

  TvFILM is an independent film showcase from WMHT that celebrates the talents of independent filmmakers from upstate New York with a special focus on the Capital District.

This week, TvFILM presents a “Night of Frights" featuring numerous short horror and thriller films, from chilling to comedic. The program first airs October 29th at 10:00pm on WMHT and then will screen at The Linda on Friday, October 30th.

Here to tell us more are Daniel Swinton, the executive producer of the series and Zeke Kubish, TvFilms co-producer and editor.

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal authorities to routinely test and require full disclosure of components in Halloween makeup.

Listener Essay - All Hallow's Eve

Oct 31, 2014

  Susan Comenzo is a life long resident of the Capital Region.

Audrey Kupferberg: Halloween Movies For The Faint Of Heart!

Oct 17, 2014

  When the trick-or-treaters have returned to their respective homes to sort through their goodies, it is time to dim the lights and watch Halloween movies.  Many will choose from among the scariest films ever made.  John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN, an influential slasher film from 1978, and its seven sequels will light up the screens of many of our television sets.  Other celebrants might choose a splatter film, such as Herschell Gordon Lewis’s BLOOD FEAST.

    This morning we spotlight New York Council for the Humanities and get seasonal and talk about their spooky humanities projects across New York.

We are joined by: Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Irish Studies at St. John Fisher College. Tim, in addition to giving talks about Frankenstein through the Council's Speakers in the Humanities program, is the organizer of a one-day public conference, "The Irish Vampire," exploring the life and influence of the Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, and his immortal 1897 work, Dracula.

Erika Sanger, Director of Education, The Albany Institute of History & Art. Erika joins us to talk about the exciting slate of programs she's organized around The Albany's Institute new exhibit, The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, specifically an upcoming project on Amenhotep's Mask and the Book of the Dead.

Anne Field of the Friends of the Town of Pelham Library is here to talk about Pelham Reads Frankenstein, a community-wide reading festival around Mary Shelley's 19th century classic novel.

Dr. Michael Goldstein - New England Eye Center

Oct 16, 2012

Here is some health advice you probably already know; don’t buy contact lenses at a gas station. But the fact is some people do indeed purchase temporary, decorative contact lenses in gas stations, or costume stores, that can in some cases lead to eye damage and a loss of vision. Dr. Michael Goldstein, the co-director of the cornea and external disease service at the New England Eye Center at Tufts University of Medicine, and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts, says these decorative contacts, often popular at Halloween can cause serious problems.

Listener Essay - It Rained And It Rained

Oct 31, 2008

Jefferson, NY – Tom Clack is a retired sound engineer who lives in Jefferson and occasionally teaches audio at SUNY Oneonta.