1. Pittsfield was the home of the first recorded collegiate baseball game between Amherst and Williams College. Local writer Derek Gentile will talk about what that first game was like back in 1859.

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  2. We’ll discuss “Lucky Thirteen,” this year’s Williamstown Film Festival, which begins 10/21. The festival is somewhat unique in that every film is screened just once, and no films overlap, Also, every screening is attended by at least one person and they participate in the Q&A after each film.

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  3. Economist John Rogers, Associate Vice Pres. for Institutional Effectiveness at American Int’l College and Economics Prof. Karl Petrick of Western New England University will discuss the prospects for the US and world economy in this time of stock market volatility and this past summers S&P downgrade of the US bond rating.

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  4. Friday’s program will focus on candidates in the Oct. 18 special election to fill a vacancy in the State House of Representatives seat in the Third Berkshire District in Pittsfield. Republican candidate Mark Jester, Independent Pam Malumphy and Green Rainbow Party candidate Mark Miller will appear on the program moderated by Jim Madigan. Democratic Party candidate Tricia Farley-Bouvier has declined an invitation to participate.

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  5. Guests: Maestro Kevin Rhodes and Symphony Executive Director Michael Jonnes

    A preview of the upcoming 2011-12 Springfield Symphony Orchestra season of performances. The great romantics have always played a big role in their programs and their 11th season together is no exception, with works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Schumann in addition to the more classical sounds of Mozart and Beethoven.

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