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  • 01:00

    The Fairbanks House with Meaghan Siekman

    in History

    The Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts, built c. 1637 is the oldest timber-frame house in America. It is unique for being owned and lived-in by 8 generations of the Fairbanks family. No other family ever lived in this house.  But this house is not just the best preserved 17th century home, it also demonstrates the changes that have occurred in New England and American history over 372 years.
    On Thursday, September 13, 2012 Marian Pierre-Louis will speak with Fairbanks House curator, Meaghan Siekham. Meaghan will explore many topics that bring the history of the Fairbanks House alive including the mysteries of the house, Puritan Superstitions, the lives of women at the house and much more.
    Tune in live to be eligible to win one of two copies of the book The Fairbanks House by Abbott Lowell Cummings generously donated by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. We'll also be giving out two pairs of tickets to tour the Fairbanks House.
    LIVE: THURSDAY, 13 September 2012 at 1:00pm EST

  • 00:36

    Frustrated Author: Irene Buchine

    in Books

    My guest will be Irene Buchine.  Irene is a writer, speaker, and communications professional whose most important childhood discovery was to trust in her own instincts for guidance. This inner wisdom has helped her maintain balance and perspective during a lifetime of personal and professional obstacles.
    An undiagnosed dyslexic as a child and young adult, Irene   learned to rely on her intellect and interpretive skills to persevere and overcome the stigma of being considered slow, while she struggled in silence with illiteracy.
    She began writing memoir at the Blue Hills Writing Institute at Curry College in Milton, MA, from 2005 to 2009. Robert Atwan was her first mentor. Irene’s ongoing affiliations with writing communities include; Grub Street Writers (courses and seminars), Boston, MA; Nancy Sloan Aronie’s workshop “Writing from the Heart, “Chilmark, MA; Circle of Writers, Acton, MA; Blue Hills Writing Group, Dedham, MA.
    Irene’s experience of self educating, making her own way in the world, and then overcoming illiteracy is the framework for the stories she writes and the lessons she uses in her work.
    Irene’s blog is thereinventionist.com and her business website is irenebuchine.com.

  • 00:12

    Why Natural Antioxidants are Good for Your Dog

    in Pets

    Researchers have found the Lowbush Wild Blueberries have greater antioxidant content than most common fruits. In fact, even over twice as much as cultivated Highbush varieties, according to the USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2, May 2010. Not only that, an article, Wild Blueberries Take Antioxidant Crown, by Shane Starlins, 9 Oct, 2008 and published by http://nutraingredients-usa.com explains in detail how Cellular Antioxidant Activity (CAA) testing, developed at Cornell, measures antioxidant performance in cells to help us realize the wonderful benefits natural antioxidants can provide our dogs, as well as humans and other creatures. We'll be discussing Natural Antioxidants on this Episode 2 of Farm to Fido® Blog Talk Radio, as well as announcing the winner to our Episode 1's "Question of the Episode" contest.
    Farm to Fido® is a registered trademark belonging to Peaked Mountain Farm in Dedham, Maine, the home of the original Bite O' Blue® Wild Blueberry Dog Treat. You can contact us at anytime with your questions, thoughts, or comments at info@biteoblue.com or sending a message to our spokesdog, Blae, at Facebook.com/blae.biteoblue. Don't be shy, let us know if you would like to be a guest on future episodes.
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  • 00:33

    PATRICE BRODERICK, actor and nurse

    in Entertainment

    Patrice Broderick, Actor/Nurse/Lifelong Learner Hometown: Grew up in Dedham, MA on outskirts of Boston. Showed early propensity for entertaining with backyard shows! Always loved dancing, singing, and living musicals. Acting: Began film acting only about 5 years ago. Won very first audition and first film role that included singing in a foreign language. Early film with Ponderous Productions- The Desert Rose- was a German speaking role. Is this still Texas Toto? Gosh my film roles have been mainly comedy- Elevation, The Cleto Show, The Mission, whilst I dream of murder mysteries/forensic/profiling and all that gruesome stuff that Ponderous is good at. Always practicing and training to be the best I can. Nursing: Have been a registered nurse some 37 years and now work in Hospice care of the dying. Lifelong Learner: Have 2 degrees at every level and now completing a PhD program at Walden University in Public Policy and Public Administration with specialization in International Nongovernmental Organizations. Have plans to make a public service announcement (PSA) and then a documentary film on the human trafficking issue. My motto taken from Liz Reeder Newbauer of Studio e, “Get out of your own way”. 

  • 01:00

    Point of Life Inspirational Show with Michael Levy

    in Lifestyle

    John Izzo new book, "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die." is an approachable and refreshing book about striving for personal growth by enriching all aspects one's life
    Barbara Shapiro,CFP.
    If money trouble is the leading cause for divorce, how do you avoid becoming a statistic during a recession?

    Certified divorce financial analyst and CFP Barbara Shapiro, of HMS Financial in Dedham, Mass., has tips to help couples discuss their finances during these difficult

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