Articles written by Catherine Hammonds

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  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks at Robert Frost

    Catherine Hammonds, Kid Scoop Media Mentor Correspondent|Feb 14, 2019

    Madeleine Albright is a smart woman. The kind of smart that is palpable. Her brilliance is not the brittle, kettle whistling of opinion and the need for approval. It is the steady pulsing of experience and clear-eyed observation. For me, what started out as curiosity about America’s first female Secretary of State quickly turned into pure fangirl worship. Madeleine Albright is a smart woman and she’s not afraid to show it. The basis of the evening’s talk was Albright’s book (just release...

  • An evening with Eric Idle at the Robert Frost Auditorium

    Catherine Hammonds, A Kid Scoop Media Mentor Correspondent|Oct 18, 2018

    One of the first things I noticed as I approached the Robert Frost Auditorium was the sense of anticipation. It felt as though those of us were in the audience were getting ready to hear the band that defined our youth play. For some, it might have been the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, for others Jimi Hendrix, and still others Pearl Jam or Prince. In other words, there was a sense of shared experience, a feeling of youthful passion that is normally associated with the deeply personal experience of first discovering one of your favorite...