WAMC, BTG To Host Live Berkshire County District Attorney Debate

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ALBANY, NY (08/13/2018) (readMedia)-- WAMC/Northeast Public Radio and Berkshire Theatre Group will host a live debate among the Democratic candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney on August 28 from 1-2 p.m. at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Mass.

Set for one week before the primary election, the debate will air live on WAMC and at wamc.org and on Facebook. It features Berkshire County District Attorney Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight. It will be moderated by WAMC's Alan Chartock, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Josh Landes and WAMC News Director Ian Pickus.

"WAMC is proud to partner with Berkshire Theatre Group to offer this community service right before voters go to the polls," says WAMC President and CEO Dr. Alan Chartock. "This has already been an exciting race in an important part of the WAMC listening area."

Kate Maguire, BTG's Artistic Director/CEO, says, "WAMC is doing our community a great service by hosting this debate. Berkshire Theatre Group is very pleased to provide the space for all of us to gather, and discuss these most important issues."

The debate is free and open to the public. Patrons can call 413-997-4444 or visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org to reserve their free tickets. The event will have general admission seating.

Berkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of two of Berkshire County's oldest cultural organizations, Berkshire Theatre Festival founded in 1928 in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre built in 1903 in Pittsfield. One of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in the area, BTG oversees the development, production and presentation of theatre, music and the performing arts on multiple stages. https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a non-commercial, public radio station and nonprofit organization that presents award-winning news and cultural programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WAMC's listening area reaches parts of seven states, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire; as well as parts of Canada. With over 400,000 monthly listeners, WAMC ranks among the most-listened-to public radio stations in the United States. WAMC is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. For more information on WAMC, please visit www.wamc.org or call 518.465.5233.

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