Peter Altschul

Recent Episodes

Songs of the Season

Songs of the Season

The Point

Robert Wyatt, Highfield Hall music director, talks to Mindy about songs of the season.

Science of Paradigms

Science of Paradigms

The Point

All about the science of paradigms, and the philosphy of American physicist and historian Thomas Kuhn.

News Roundup - December 21, 2012

News Roundup - December 21, 2012

The Point

A look at the week's top news.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy

The Point

Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England,  Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation and  Lynn Mason-Small from the Rogers and Gray Foundation talk about philanthropy.

Newtown Shootings

Newtown Shootings

The Point

The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.  
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.

Songwriting Workshops and Recovery

Songwriting Workshops and Recovery

The Point

Musician and songwriter Kathy Moser talks about the similarities in the processes of songwriting and recovery, and how sobriety and creativity go hand in hand.

Author Peter Altschul talks about his memoir Breaking Barriers: Living and Loving While Blind.  Born totally blind, he grew up in a working-class town and with the help of his persistent mother broke through barrier after barrier, determined to live a full life.  The book follows his journey and the relationship he had over the years with his five guide dogs.
Link to Peter's website.

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