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Nov 19, 2021

Jesse Meyer traces his family's history of leather tanning back to Renaissance Europe. He worked in his father's tannery as a teenager before heading off to study fine art at SUNY New Paltz. He later returned to run the business, introducing new ideas and processes including a method of parchment making from animal...


Nov 4, 2021

Gina Samardge is a performer, music educator and the founder of Compass Arts, a nonprofit music and arts school. As you'll hear in this interview, Gina radiates positivity and total dedication to Compass's mission of collaborative learning. 


Oct 21, 2021

The school district serves 2,000 meals a day across its six cafeterias. But this fall, supply chain bottlenecks are plaguing the big food suppliers it has traditionally relied on. Food services director Karen Pagano has responded by building stronger connections to local food growers. 


Oct 14, 2021

Imam Abdullah talks about his path to Islam, the Muslim community in Beacon and the evolving place of Islam in American culture. 


Oct 6, 2021

We're back! Beaconites returns to regular episodes with this interview with Rachel Saunders, who is running for Dutchess County Family Court Judge. Rachel describes how her local upbringing and legal career have prepared her for the often wrenching cases that come before our county's family court system.