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The Roundtable

The Roundtable

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WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more!

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Episodes

Congressional Corner With Ed Markey

Mar 25, 2020 573

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The coronavirus response was different in the Senate than the House. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey. This interview was recorded on March 17 th .

Joseph's House And Shelter: Providing Services During A Pandemic

Mar 25, 2020 615

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Founded in 1983, Joseph’s House and Shelter in Troy, NY is a community-based, not for profit corporation that provides a continuum of homeless services to residents of the Capital Region. Joseph’s House provides emergency shelter or support services to an average of 1700 men, women and children yearly. Central to Joseph’s House mission is to provide non-judgmental services to end homelessness. The staff works to build relationships based on each guest’s & tenant’s strengths and capacities. Treating each person with dignity & respect, and promoting self-determination empowers guests and tenants to make healthier choices. So, with these unprecedented times, Joseph’s House is working to ensure they are prepared in the face of circumstances which are devastating to the most vulnerable community members. We speak with Executive Director Kevin O'Connor.

3/25/20 Panel

Mar 25, 2020 5066

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Bard Center for Civic Engagement Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University Cairo Jim Ketterer, and Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Mar 24, 2020 595

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In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/24/20 Panel

Mar 24, 2020 4897

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

The Food Pantries For The Capital District COVID 19 Response

Mar 23, 2020 919

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Given unprecedented times, The Food Pantries for the Capital District is working to ensure that our local food pantries are prepared in the face of circumstances which are devastating to the most vulnerable community members. Schools are closing down, hourly and low wage workers are losing income, businesses are hurting, and seniors are isolated. Local food pantries able to help. Natasha Pernicka is the Executive Director of The Food Pantries for the Capital District.

3/23/20 Panel

Mar 23, 2020 5063

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, Bard Center for Civic Engagement Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University Cairo Jim Ketterer, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Mar 20, 2020 526

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Even with the coronavirus outbreak, it’s still a presidential election year. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

Mar 20, 2020 898

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Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks . List: "Race Against Time" by Jerry Mitchell "Deacon King Kong" by James McBride "American Birds: A Literary Companion" edited by Andrew Rubenfeld and Terry Tempest Williams "If We Were Giants" by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith "Blackbird Girls" by Anne Blankman "I Dream of a Journey" by Akiko Miyakoshi "Lilah Tov Good Night" by Ben Gundersheimer, Illustrated by Noar Lee Naggan "The Nest That Wren Built" by Randi Sonenshine, Illustrated by Anne Hunter

3/20/20 Panel

Mar 20, 2020 4872

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Director, Actor and Educator Kristen van Ginhoven - co-founder and artistic director of WAM Theatre, Siena College Economics Professor, Aaron Pacitti.

3/19/20 Panel

Mar 19, 2020 4018

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson.

WAMC's Roundtable Panelist Details Experience In Germany During Outbreak

Mar 18, 2020 842

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Vera Eccarius-Kelly is a Siena College professor and a regular guest on WAMC's The Roundtable panel. She was recently in Germany visiting family as the coronavirus outbreak spread through Europe. Eccarius-Kelly spoke with WAMC's Jim Levulis about her experiences in Germany, her travel back to the U.S. and how she is handling the pandemic as she battles cancer.

Great Hikes With Dogs From The Adirondacks Through The Catskills

Mar 18, 2020 846

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What is there to do? How about a hike with the dog? Our next guest has written a comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills. More than a guidebook showing readers great places to hike with their canine companions in upstate New York, "Doghiker" is a dog owner’s operating manual and tool kit. A lifelong dog owner, Alan Via makes a strong case for responsible ownership and offers guidance on selecting a canine hiking companion, training, safety, appropriate gear, canine first aid, and keeping your dog fit and healthy.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Mar 18, 2020 578

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The coronavirus represents a new challenge. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.The coronavirus represents a new challenge. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/18/20 Panel

Mar 18, 2020 4951

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Dr. Greg Dewey, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Mar 17, 2020 548

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It seems likely that the winner of November’s presidential election will be a white man. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/17/20 Panel

Mar 17, 2020 3286

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, Former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

Decoding Four Billion Years Of Life

Mar 16, 2020 692

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Over billions of years, ancient fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and ape-like primates evolved into humans that walk on two legs, talk, and write. For more than a century, paleontologists have traveled the globe to find fossils that show how such changes have happened. We have now arrived at a remarkable moment—prehistoric fossils coupled with new DNA technology have given us the tools to answer some of the basic questions of our existence: How do big changes in evolution happen? Is our presence on Earth the product of mere chance? This new science reveals a multibillion-year evolutionary history filled with twists and turns, trial and error, accident and invention. Now, Neil Shubin, gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life on Earth in "Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA."

Falling Into Place - Trinity Alliance Of The Capital Region, Inc.

Mar 16, 2020 713

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. Today’s we’ll learn about Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region Inc. which provides interlocking programs and services that push the urban renewal agenda through strategic investments in nutrition security, the promotion of peace-building by preventing violence, early childhood development and language formation, wholesome after school and summer camp opportunities, health and wellness programs for all ages, income security through financial literacy education, adult education and career training experiences. Harris Oberlander is the Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc.

BTG PLAYS! Presents"Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon"

Mar 16, 2020 1190

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BTG PLAYS! 2019-2020 Touring Show is "Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon," based on the book "Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon" by Mary Pope Osborne . This musical features a book by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne, lyrics by Randy Courts and Will Osborne and music by Randy Courts, with direction by Travis Daly. Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than a hundred countries around the world. BTG PLAYS! Touring Show is a part of Berkshire Theatre Group’s year-round education program, which reaches 13,000 school children annually. Beginning in October and running through the school year, this production is appropriate for elementary and middle school aged children and family audiences, and is designed to introduce students to the excitement of live theatre.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Mar 16, 2020 521

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Fears of another recession have increased during the COVID-19 outbreak. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/16/20 Panel

Mar 16, 2020 4663

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Assistant Professor at Albany Law school Ciji Dodds, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Berkshire Eagle reporter Jenn Smith.

"A Citizen’s Guide To Beating Donald Trump" By David Plouffe

Mar 13, 2020 938

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David Plouffe served as the campaign manager for Barack Obama's primary and general election victories in 2008. He was the architect of the strategy for both elections. Prior to running the Obama campaign, Plouffe served as a leading Democratic Party media consultant from 2001 to 2007, playing a key role in the election of US senators, governors, mayors, and House members across the country. His new book is "A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump." Plouffe’s message is simple: the only way change happens, especially on scale, is one human being talking to another. He says - it won’t happen magically, it won’t happen because of debates and conventions, it won’t happen because of ads. He believes it will happen because citizens take action.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Mar 13, 2020 512

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The novel coronavirus is here. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/13/20 Panel

Mar 13, 2020 4836

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, President and CEO The Business Council of New York State Heather Briccetti, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

Rahm Emanuel On "Nation City" And Coping With Crisis

Mar 12, 2020 1023

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In "The Nation City," Rahm Emanuel, former two-term mayor of Chicago and White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, offers a firsthand account of how cities, rather than the federal government, stand at the center of innovation and effective governance. We interviewed Emanuel about the book for The Book Show - which will air in the future. This conversation is an extra interview and in it we spoke with him about leadership and governance in the face of COVID-19.

Tom Rivett-Carnac On Surviving The Climate Crisis

Mar 12, 2020 854

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In "The Future We Choose," Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015, have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. Tom Rivett-Carnac joined us.

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

Mar 12, 2020 630

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*This interview was recorded February 28, before the House took up an emergency funding bill for coronavirus response. It’s a presidential election year, but the entire House is up for grabs, too. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th district concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/12/20 Panel

Mar 12, 2020 4609

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Assistant Professor at Albany Law school Ciji Dodds, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld.

"Followers" Debut Novel By Megan Angelo

Mar 11, 2020 478

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Megan Angelo’s new novel, “Followers,” is an electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it forever In the novel, Orla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job, writing clickbait about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Then Orla meets Floss, a striving, wannabe A-lister, who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. So, what if Orla and Floss’s methods are a little shady and sometimes people get hurt? Their legions of followers can’t be wrong. Megan Angelo’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Elle, among other publications. "Followers" is her debut novel.

Pulitzer Prize Winners Nicholas D. Kristof And Sheryl WuDunn Write About Americans Reaching For Hope

Mar 11, 2020 1233

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Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling "Half the Sky" now issue a plea, deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans, to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Their new book is "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope."

Ferrin Contemporary Presents "Nature/Nurture"

Mar 11, 2020 911

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Ferrin Contemporary is presenting "Nature/Nurture," a group exhibition of twelve contemporary female artists invited to explore the influence of gender and its impact on their practice. The show was organized in honor of Women's History Month in conjunction with FOREFRONT2020 , a symposium on women in the visual arts taking place on the MASS MoCA campus. The exhibition explores these ideas that range from direct interpretations of the natural world to more abstract notions, such as the construction of gender and the endowed role of women within their personal and professional careers. Works in clay range in form from individual vessels to composed still lifes and figural and abstract sculpture. Considering the impact that the #MeToo movement is having on all professions, artists were asked to pause and reflect on the role gender plays in their artistic practice and to consider the nurturing experiences that have shaped them. To tell us more, we welcome Senior Curator of Visual Arts at

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

Mar 11, 2020 509

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PFAS contamination has sent communities around the Northeast scrambling. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/11/20 Panel

Mar 11, 2020 4825

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Erin Khar's Memoir Of Addiction Recovery At Volume Reading Series

Mar 10, 2020 854

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The opioid crisis is nightly news in America, responsible for over 47,000 deaths every year – nearly two-thirds of all drug related deaths in this country. The question on everyone’s mind is: why? Why do so many people turn to drugs? When her twelve-year-old son, Atticus, asked her this question, essayist and Ravishly columnist, Erin Khar , needed to look inward before answering. The result was "Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me," a raw and often shocking meditation on Khar’s fifteen-year opioid addiction and her long, difficult road to recovery. Khar will be part of the Volume Reading series at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson, New York with Douglas Stuart, Valerie Hsiung and Briallen Hopper on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

Book Picks - The Bennington Bookshop

Mar 10, 2020 887

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This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop , Phil Lewis. List: "Apeirogon" by Colum McCann "Redhead by the Side of the Road" by Anne Tyler "A Long Petal of the Sea" by Isabel Allende "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips "All Adults Here" by Emma Straub

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 3/10/20

Mar 10, 2020 1532

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable March 10, 2020.

3/10/20 Panel

Mar 10, 2020 4101

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Award Winning Production And Set Designer Derek McLane

Mar 9, 2020 821

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Derek McLane is an award-winning production and set designer for stage and screen. He’s designed for The Academy Awards, NBC’s live musical productions, and nearly countless theatrical productions around the country - including on and Off-Broadway. His work is currently represented on Broadway in the opulent Bohemian-Parisian spectacular of the set for “ Moulin Rouge! ” at the Hirschfeld Theatre and in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “A Soldier’s Play” at The American Airlines Theatre.

"Celebrating Suffrage" At The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Mar 9, 2020 864

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The new exhibition “Celebrating Suffrage” at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York marks the 100-year anniversary of Congress’s ratification of women’s suffrage, the right for American women to vote in all government elections. Women found unique creative outlets before and after they were officially recognized as full citizens of the United States. This exhibition explores the role of art as a vehicle for women, as individuals or in groups, to reflect, reform, or challenge social beliefs and political practices of their era. “Celebrating Suffrage” examines how women created their place within the larger art community, adding an important vision that has often been overlooked or undervalued. This anniversary presents the opportunity to celebrate the contributions to subject matter, materials, and means of expression that women have made to the visual arts in the United States. Miranda Hofelt is Curator of 19th-Century American Art at MWPAI.

Paul Krugman On The Economics Of COVID-19

Mar 9, 2020 786

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is one of the most recognizable and trusted voices on economics and policy today. Through a regular column in The New York Times, a popular blog and best-selling books, he looks to communicate the basic economics we need to understand public policy. His new book is “Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future.” Drawn mainly from his Times column, it covers a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate, explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform and Social Security. Paul Krugman is a recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. He has been a columnist at The New York Times for twenty years and is also a Distinguished Professor at City University of New York. We spoke with him on Saturday in Manchester, Vermont in an event presented by Northshire Bookstore .

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Mar 9, 2020 530

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Will Western Massachusetts keep its Congressman? In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University Poll wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/9/20 Panel

Mar 9, 2020 4567

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor osemary Armao, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

"Arabesque" At The Clark Through March 22

Mar 6, 2020 1609

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The ornamental motif known as arabesque has ancient sources and first appeared in Islamic cultures as a form of sacred writing. It figures in key movements in European art, bridging cultures and materials, arabesque did not settle into a single form or style. The nineteenth-century flowering of this motif is featured in the Clark Art Institute exhibition “Arabesque,” on view at the Williamstown, Massachusetts museum through March 22. Anne Leonard, the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and curator of the exhibition, takes us on an audio tour and discusses several of the featured works.

"The Captain And The Glory: An Entertainment" By Dave Eggers

Mar 6, 2020 1221

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When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the gangplank for the final time, a new leader, a man with a yellow feather in his hair, vows to step forward. Though he has no experience, no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law, and though he has often remarked he doesn’t much like boats, he solemnly swears to shake things up. Dave Eggers’ new novel "The Captain and The Glory: An Entertainment," is a savage satire of the United States in the throes of insanity that tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory, and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Mar 6, 2020 621

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Call it Joe-mentum. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University Poll continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/6/20 Panel

Mar 6, 2020 4751

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Director of Operations for the City of Cohoes, New York Theresa Bourgeois, and counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance.

C.J. Box On His Twentieth Joe Pickett Novel

Mar 5, 2020 473

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C. J. Box is the author of twenty Joe Pickett novels, five stand-alone novels, and a story collection. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, and has been a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. A Wyoming native, Box has also worked on a ranch and as a small-town newspaper reporter and editor. In "Long Range," Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers--and the shooter.

Bach Cello Suites At 300: Then & Now At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Mar 5, 2020 905

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J.S. Bach composed his Six Suites for Solo Cello around 1720 and they remain the Everest of the cello repertoire to this day. There will be a celebration concert on Saturday night at 7:30 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York will which will feature a complete Bach Cello Suite, contemporary works inspired by and composed in tribute to Bach, and the world premiere of a dance in homage to Bach choreographed by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Three exceptional cellists, Matt Haimovitz, Mike Block, and Ashley Bathgate, will play a captivating and illuminating variety of solo, duet and trio pieces that underscore the deep influence of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites on them and how that music fuels their artistry today. Marc Violette and Margaret Lanoue are President and Vice President of Bach Cello Suites Workshop .

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Mar 5, 2020 641

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Seberg" Upcoming: Nellie McKay - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Thursday 3/5, 7 PM; Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Sunday 3/8, 8 PM "The Irish and How They Got That Way" - Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, opens Friday 3/6 at 8 PM through April 5 Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde - The Egg, Albany, Friday 3/6, 8 PM Caroline Rose, Good Baby - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Friday 3/6, 9 PM Eddie Griffin - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Guilderland, Friday 3/6 at 7:30 & 10 PM; Saturday 3/7 at 7 & 9:45 PM Bach Cello Suites at 300: Then & Now with Matt Haimovitz - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Saturday 3/7, 7:30 PM Chris Pureka - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 3/7, 8 PM Robert Cray - Turning Stone, Showroom, Verona, Sunday 3/8, 7 PM; Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Tuesday 3/10, 7:30 PM "Key Largo" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Monday 3/9, 7 PM

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Mar 5, 2020 580

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Super Tuesday had some surprises. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University Poll speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/5/20 Panel

Mar 5, 2020 4787

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.

NYSWI Presents NPR's Scott Simon With New Book "Sunnyside Plaza"

Mar 4, 2020 970

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Scott Simon , beloved host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition” since it first aired in 1985, and one of the best-known voices on American radio, will present his new middle grade book, "Sunnyside Plaza" in an event presented by New York State Writers Institute at UAlbany's Page Hall on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The book tells the story of a developmentally disabled adult woman who seeks to solve the mystery of a number of suspicious deaths in her group home.

Allan J. Lichtman Makes The Case For A Safer America

Mar 4, 2020 1307

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There's an average of one mass shooting per day in the United States. In "Repeal the Second Amendment," Allan J. Lichtman has written the first book that uses history, legal theory and up-to-the-minute data to make a compelling case for the amendment’s repeal in order to create a clear road to sensible gun control in the US. Allan J. Lichtman is Distinguished Professor of History at American University and the author of many acclaimed books on U.S. political history, including "White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, "FDR and the Jews" (with Richard Breitman), and "The Case for Impeachment."

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

Mar 4, 2020 642

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Covid-19 is presenting a challenge for governments. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/4/20 Panel

Mar 4, 2020 4828

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Sam Donaldson On His Support For Bloomberg — And Why He Made It Public

Mar 4, 2020 829

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Sam Donaldson found himself on the other side of the news cycle recently when the retired ABC News anchor and reporter endorsed former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg for president. It came as a bit of a shock in the journalism industry as Donaldson put aside a lifetime of impartiality to weigh in on the race for the White House. Donaldson joined us to discuss his choice and why he decided to make it public.

Bill Ripken Offers Old Guy's Approach To Stats In "State Of Play"

Mar 3, 2020 1132

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Bill Ripken has been around baseball forever. A 12-year major leaguer, current analyst for MLB Network, and a member of one of the sport’s leading families, Ripken is the author of a new book: “State of Play: The Old School Guide to New School Baseball.”

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

Mar 3, 2020 936

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This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY. List: “Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land” by Noé Álvarez “We Ride Upon Sticks” by Quan Barry “Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York's Erie Canal” by Brad L. Utter “Dear Edward: A Novel” by Ann Napolitano “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz” by Erik Larson “A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II” by Simon Parkin

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Mar 3, 2020 602

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We’re getting more clarity in the race for the White House. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/3/20 Panel

Mar 3, 2020 4887

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Director of Operations for the City of Cohoes, New York Theresa Bourgeois, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Gin Blossoms At The Mahaiwe 3/6

Mar 2, 2020 668

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Gin Blossoms will be performing at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on March 6 at 8 p.m. In the late 1980’s, Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and were the hometown heroes of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After the Phoenix New Times chose them the cities best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year, College Music Journal dubbed them the “Best Unsigned Band in America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City. Taking their name from a caption on a W.C. Fields photo, Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP “Up And Crumbling” in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record “New Miserable Experience” in 1992 that their rise to fame began

Falling Into Place - Albany Fund For Education

Mar 2, 2020 763

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities… see more promise… see more progress. This morning we focus on Albany fund for Education. We welcome Kathryn Bamberger, Executive Board Member of the Albany Fund for Education - which enhances opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed by building community partnerships, raising funds, and investing in innovative and effective programs and projects that build equity and strengthen the educational infrastructure of the City School District of Albany.

Legendary Musician And Record Producer Peter Asher On Music And Partnering With Jeremy Clyde

Mar 2, 2020 841

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Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times - including seminal works by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt. Asher is also a talented musician in his own right, getting his start as half of the duo Peter and Gordon - he will join forces with Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy for an evening of music and memories featuring songs and stories from their '60s hey-day on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. at The Egg in Albany, New York. His book, "The Beatles from A to Zed," grew out of his popular radio program "From Me to You" on Sirius/XM's The Beatles Channel where he shares memories and insights about The Fab Four.

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Mar 2, 2020 588

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President Trump has released his budget plan. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

3/2/20 Panel

Mar 2, 2020 4630

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, Berkshire Eagle reporter Jenn Smith, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

Peter Buffett's "A Concert And Conversation" At Vassar 3/3

Feb 28, 2020 1447

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Emmy Award-winning musician, author and philanthropist Peter Buffett has been performing "A Concert and Conversation" all over the United States, Canada, and China since 2010. He will be performing on Tuesday March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York – he’ll sing and play piano accompaniment by cellist Michael Kott. Peter tells stories about growing up, career choice, and philanthropic learning while taking questions from the audience throughout the show.

Berkshire Theatre Group's 2020 Summer Season

Feb 28, 2020 968

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The Berkshire Theatre Group has announced its 2020 summer theatrical season , with a casting sneak-peek. And Kate Maguire - Artistic Director, CEO, and new WAMC panelist – is here to tell us more. The 2020 season – which marks ten years since the announcement of the merger between The Colonial Theatre and Berkshire Theatre Festival – includes classics, three world premieres, and plenty in between.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 2/28/20

Feb 28, 2020 1584

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WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on WAMC's Roundtable program Feb. 28, 2020.

2/28/20 Panel

Feb 28, 2020 3940

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, artistic director/CEO of Berkshire Theatre Group Kate Maguire, counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance, and Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti.

"Switzerland" By Joanna Murray-Smith At Curtain Call Theatre

Feb 27, 2020 763

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The play: “Switzerland” by Joanna Murray-Smith opens tonight at the Curtain Call Theatre in Latham, New York and runs through March 14. Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, grande dame of crime literature Patricia Highsmith lives with an impressive collection of books, and a somewhat sinister collection of guns and knives. The comfort she finds in her solitude, cats, and cigarettes is quickly broken when a mysterious international visitor arrives at her reclusive home, where her love of fictional murders becomes a dangerous reality. We're joined by Director Aaron Holbritter, Barbara Richards who plays Patricia, and Ian LaChance who plays Edward.

"The Way We Work(ed)" At The Hart Cluett Museum

Feb 27, 2020 647

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The Hart Cluett Museum’s ‘The Way We Work(ed)’ exhibit, will open to the public tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.The exhibit was organized by The Hart Cluett Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian as part of a pilot project to develop a unique humanities-based exhibition about local work history. The museum is one of just 10 museums in the United States chosen through a competitive selection process. The exhibit is divided into four sections: “Where We Work,” “How We Work,” “Who Works?” and “Why We Work.” An advisory panel consisting of more than two dozen area professionals from widely different facets of the region’s workplaces was assembled to provide a contemporary perspective on the ever-changing nature of work. The panel included experts from backgrounds in technology, construction, agriculture, education and workforce development, among others. Stacy Pomeroy Draper, the Curator of the Hart Cluett Museum joins us this morning.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Feb 27, 2020 630

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "The Assistant" Upcoming: Michelle Ellsworth: Work in Progress - EMPAC, Studio 1 - Goodman, RPI, Troy, Thursday 2/27, 7 PM Air Supply: The Lost in Love Experience - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Thursday 2/27, 7:30 PM "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, opens Thursday 2/27 at 8 PM, through March 15 FLEX AVE. - The Egg, Albany, Friday 2/28, 7:30 PM Annie & The Hedonists - The Van Dyck Lounge, Schenectady, Friday 2/28, 8 PM Blue Man Group - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, Friday 2/28 at 8 PM; Saturday 2/29 at 2 & 8 PM; Sunday 3/1 at 2 PM Sam Evian - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 2/29, 8 PM Caitlin Canty, w/s/g Corey Laitman - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 3/1, 7 PM Jennifer Block, author “Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution” in conversation with Elisa

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Feb 27, 2020 633

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

2/27/20 Panel

Feb 27, 2020 4610

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld.

Donald J. Trump's Testing Of America

Feb 26, 2020 1001

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Two Washington Post reporters, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker have examined the evolution of Trump’s presidency and leadership style and in "A Very Stable Genius" they take readers behind the scenes to reveal never-before reported details of Trump’s shocking behavior and new evidence of chaos in his administration. Carol Leonnig is a national investigative reporter at The Washington Post, where she has worked since 2000 and covers Donald Trump's presidency and other subjects. She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on security failures and misconduct inside the Secret Service.

"Imagination: The Science Of Your Mind's Greatest Power" By Jim Davies

Feb 26, 2020 875

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Jim Davies is a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He is the director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory. His new book, “Imagination,” is the first-ever book on the science of imagination, which sheds light on both the complex inner-workings of our mind and the ways in which we can channel imagination for a better life.

Beekman 1802 Brings "Schitt's Creek" Fans To Sharon Springs With Temporary Transformation

Feb 26, 2020 522

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" Schitt's Creek " is a Canadian sitcom created by father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy about a family that loses their fortune and ends up relocating to a middle-of-nowhere, but lovable, town: Schitt’s Creek. The fictional town actually resembles a real town - Sharon Springs, New York in Schoharie County. Last month, Sharon Spring's Beekman 1802 Mercantile store partnered with "Schitt's Creek" to pull off a transformation. They made a few changes to the building's outside and rearranged some products inside the store turning the shop into a real-life Rose Apothecary, the boutique store opened by character David Rose in the POP and CBC show's third season. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge founded Beekman 1802 in 2008 after they purchased a farmhouse in Sharon Springs and started creating goat milk soaps from the animals that live on the farm. Joe Donahue spoke with them and with Store Manager Emily Weise about this special pop-up event.

Congressional Corner - Joe Kennedy

Feb 26, 2020 520

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A Massachusetts Congressman is trying to move over to the Senate. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Representative Joe Kennedy.

2/26/20 Panel

Feb 26, 2020 4780

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Jesse Feiler - New Jobs And Customer Success

Feb 25, 2020 1169

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Our tech-guru Jesse Feiler joins us to discuss current trends in tech. This morning we talk about customer success. A topic so nuanced – you may need an “at home advisor.” Jesse Feiler writes and publishes books and apps about the theater (particularly about Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof), technology (often from Apple), and community development (such as the annual Jane's Walks sponsored by Friends of Saranac River Trail.

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

Feb 25, 2020 961

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Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks. List: "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi "Hands on The Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC" edited by Judy Richardson, Betty Gaman Robinson and others... "The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr. And The Debate Over Race in America" by Nicholas Buccola "No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us" by Rachel Louise Snyder "Recollections of My Nonexistence" by Rebecca Solnit "Long Bright River" by Liz Moore

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

Feb 25, 2020 537

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How powerful should the executive branch be? In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

2/25/20 Panel

Feb 25, 2020 4788

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and adjunct professor at UAlbany Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, Berkshire Eagle reporter Jenn Smith, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

The Squeeze Songbook Tour In Northampton Tonight

Feb 24, 2020 693

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Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership, brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits which lasted until 1982, the maturity of their songs outliving their initial burst of chart activity on the back of New Wave. Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting duo Chris and Glenn reunited ten years ago to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together since. The Squeeze Songbook Tour will be at The Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts tonight. Chris Difford joins us.

Falling Into Place - Northern Rivers Family Of Services

Feb 24, 2020 658

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This week, we focus on Northern Rivers Family of Services . We are joined by the Executive Program Director of Foster Care Services at Northern Rivers, Bill Marszalek. Marszalek oversees a network of more than 250 foster homes and clinical, support, and administrative personnel throughout 21 counties in New York state.

"Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth And The Crisis Of Disconnection" By Anne Kim

Feb 21, 2020 623

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For the majority of young adults today, the transition to independence is a time of excitement and possibility. But nearly five million young people experience entry into adulthood as abrupt abandonment, a time of disconnection from school, work, and family. For this growing population of Americans, which includes kids aging out of foster care and those entangled with the justice system, life screeches to a halt when adulthood arrives. The new book, “Abandoned,” is an exploration of this tale of dead ends and broken dreams. Journalist Anne Kim weaves heart-rending stories of young people navigating early adulthood alone, in communities where poverty is endemic and opportunities almost nonexistent. She then describes a growing awareness, including new research from the field of adolescent brain science, that “emerging adulthood” is just as crucial a developmental period as early childhood, and she profiles an array of unheralded programs that provide young people with the supports they

"Getting Smart About Race" By Margaret L. Andersen

Feb 21, 2020 790

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Racial tension in America has become a recurring topic of conversation in politics, the media, and everyday life. There are numerous explanations as to why this has become a predominant subject in today’s news and who is to blame. Our next guest says, as Americans prepare once again to cast their Presidential ballots, it’s more important than ever to have a smart and thoughtful conversation about race. In “Getting Smart About Race,” sociology professor Margaret Andersen discusses why racial healing should be an integral element of our everyday discussions surrounding race and how to move the conversation in a positive direction.

"Flex" At The Tang Teaching Museum

Feb 21, 2020 820

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The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College’s latest exhibition, "FLEX," opens tomorrow. "FLEX" continues the Tang’s tradition of faculty-curated exhibitions. It brings together contemporary and historical art and material culture to consider how classical ideals, muscular physiques and heroic images intersect, and how muscled bodies represent changing notions of bravery, beauty, and health. The exhibition will feature plaster casts of ancient sculptures juxtaposed with comic books, superhero figurines, bodybuilder photographs, and work by contemporary artists such as Nick Cave, Lucy Kim, Nancy Spero, and Andres Serrano. Tonight in conjunction with the exhibition, the Tang’s Dunkerley Dialogue series features exhibiting artist Andres Serrano in conversation with Skidmore Professor of photography Robert ParkeHarrison. We are joined by Ian Berry, the Dayton Director of the Tang, and two Skidmore College faculty members who co-curated "FLEX:" Dan Curley, of the Classics Department, and

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 2/21/20

Feb 21, 2020 1686

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable Feb. 21, 2020.

2/21/20 Panel

Feb 21, 2020 3781

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, and Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti.

"Facebook: The Inside Story" By Steven Levy

Feb 20, 2020 579

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Mark Zuckerberg built the original Facebook in barely one week during his sophomore year of college. Today, with almost 3 billion users, Facebook is an omnipresent global force. The company began with a gloriously idealistic goal: to connect the world. But Facebook has recently been bombarded with controversies surrounding election-influencing "fake news" accounts, the handling of its users' personal data, and the enormous power of its founder/CEO over what the world sees and says. For three years, celebrated tech writer Steven Levy has had unprecedented access to Facebook’s key executives and employees, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. His new book "Facebook: The Inside Story" digs deep into the company’s history, revealing fascinating new insights as he tells the full story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.

Palace Theatre Presents: A Black History Month Celebration

Feb 20, 2020 831

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Palace Theatre in Albany will be presenting an evening of art, music and spoken word by some of the most talented Black artists in the Capital Region. The Black History Month Celebration on Sunday night at 6 p.m. is a free show and open to all to attend. Music will be provided by DJ Trumastr and there will be a special performances by the Black Upstate Theatre Troupe. To tell us more we welcome Palace Theatre Director of Community Engagement and Signature Events Karen Dyer, Palace Theatre Director of Marketing Sean Allen, and local actor, director, playwright performing at the Black History Month Celebration, Aaron Moore.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Feb 20, 2020 684

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Downhill" Upcoming: "Magic" - GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, Thursday 2/20, 7 PM Low Lily - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 2/20, 7 PM "Jerry Lee Lewis vs Jerry Lee Lewis" - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, opens Thursday 2/20, 8 PM through March 8 The National Reserve - Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, Friday 2/21, 8 PM Kamasi Washington, Honeycomb - Calvin Theater, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 2/22, 8 PM Bindlestiff Family Cirkus - Helsinki Hudson, Saturday 2/22, 9 PM Jennifer Frautschi, violin, Jeewon Park, piano, Edward Arron (cello) - music of Schumann, Kodaly, Debussy, Beethoven - Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Sunday 2/23, 2 PM Trixie Mattel - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 2/23, 8 PM "The Princess Bride" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Monday 2/24, 7 PM New movies: "The Assistant," "The Call of the Wild," "The Lodge," "Olympic Dreams"

2/20/20 Panel

Feb 20, 2020 5220

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

Lewis Black At UPAC 2/22

Feb 19, 2020 1255

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Lewis Black is a Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian and his 2020 tour, ‘It Gets Better Every Day’ is coming to UPAC in Kingston, New York on February 22. Known as the king of the rant, Black returns to UPAC with his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing, skewering anything and anyone that gets under his skin.

Criminal Live Podcast At MASS MoCA 2/22

Feb 19, 2020 760

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Is it possible that a man is in prison for the murder of his wife -- when an owl actually committed the crime? What is a very special bourbon going for on the black market -- and why? How does a seemingly typical person get roped into counterfeiting money by their boyfriend? “ Criminal ” is an award-winning true-crime podcast, distributed by PRX and Radiotopia, with episodes devoted to these stories and many others. On Saturday, February 22 “Criminal” will be in The Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. “Criminal” launched January of 2014 and is hosted by Phoebe Judge, who co-created the show with Lauren Spohrer. Judge attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, her work has won multiple Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards. Previously, she was a host at WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, a producer for The Story with Dick Gordon, and a reporter based in the gulf coast of Mississippi. She covered the BP oil spill and the aftermath of Hurricane

To Life! "Fiddler On The Roof" At Proctors

Feb 19, 2020 553

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Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play “Oslo,” bring a fresh and authentic vision to “ Fiddler on the Roof ” a beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick – now on tour at Proctors in Schenectady, New York through Sunday. The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. This new production features movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Maite Uzal plays Golde in the production. As Tevye’s wife of twenty-five years and mother of his five daughters, Golde is an efficient helpmate and traditionalist,

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 2/19/20

Feb 19, 2020 1677

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on WAMC's Roundtable program Feb. 19, 2020.

2/19/20 Panel

Feb 19, 2020 3831

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

"River Of Blood: American Slavery From The People Who Lived It" By Richard Cahan

Feb 18, 2020 645

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In the late 1930s, the federal government embarked on an unusual project. As a part of the Works Progress Administration's efforts to give jobs to unemployed Americans, government workers tracked down 3,000 men and women who had been enslaved before and during the Civil War. The workers asked them probing questions about slave life. What did they think about their slaveholders? What songs did they sing? What games did they play? Did they always think about escaping? The result was a remarkable compilation of interviews known as the Slave Narratives. The new book, "River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It," highlights those narratives; condensing tens of thousands of pages into short excerpts from about 100 former slaves and pairs their accounts with their photographs, taken by the workers sent to record their stories. Richard Cahan is a noted photo historian. He has teamed up to produce more than twelve books. Most are based on long-lost archives or photographic

Falling Into Place - Eastern New York Chapter Of The American Red Cross

Feb 18, 2020 698

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This morning we focus on the Eastern New York Region chapter of the American Red Cross . We are joined by Regional Philanthropy Officer Derek Dobson and Volunteer Recruitment Specialist Lauren Whitman.

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

Feb 18, 2020 620

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This week's Book Picks come to us from Sadie Trombetta of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts. List: “Everywhere You Don't Belong” by Gabriel Bump - event 2/26 “Upright Women Wanted” by Sarah Gailey “The Genius of Women” by Janice Kaplan - event 2/19 “Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions” by Valeria Luiselli “Something That May Shock and Discredit You” by Daniel Mallory Ortberg “Saint X” by Alexis Schaitkin “Enter the Aardvark” by Jessica Anthony (Pub date: 3/24)

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

Feb 18, 2020 545

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Impeachment is over and President Trump is emboldened. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

2/18/20 Panel

Feb 18, 2020 4604

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and adjunct professor at UAlbany Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

"The American Story: Conversations With Master Historians" By David M. Rubenstein

Feb 14, 2020 1086

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Imagine an event that brings hundreds of Members of Congress, from both chambers and parties, together for an evening to learn about and revel in American history. Not only is it true, it’s happened more than 38 times over the past six years. In 2013, David Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-founder of The Carlyle Group, approached the Librarian of Congress with an idea for an event series in which Members of Congress could put politics aside and immerse themselves in the history of the nation. Thereafter began the Congressional Dialogue series: a dinner event held several times a year during which historic artifacts are exhibited and Rubenstein interviews bestselling and award-winning authors and historians for a Congressional audience. Now, in Rubenstein’s book, “The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians,” these compelling conversations with the biggest names in American history are presented for all to learn and enjoy.

Falling Into Place - Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Albany

Feb 14, 2020 759

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. Today we are joined by Eileen Spath, the Communications Manager at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany – she will tell us about the organization's work and outreach and its new initiative, CC MOVE. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is one of the largest, private, social service agencies in the region, helping more than 89,000 people each year in the fourteen counties of the Albany Diocese. Their mission is to address basic human need at all stages of life regardless of race, religious belief, ethnicity, or lifestyle.

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Feb 14, 2020 662

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

2/14/20 Panel

Feb 14, 2020 4767

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, President and CEO The Business Council of New York State Heather Briccetti, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

"The Authenticity Project" By Clare Pooley

Feb 13, 2020 431

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“Everyone lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth instead?” These are the opening lines in the little green notebook Monica finds in the café she owns, lines that will change her life forever, in Clare Pooley’s debut novel, “The Authenticity Project.” This green notebook, with the words “The Authenticity Project” scrawled across the front, will travel from the little neighborhood of Fulham in London, around the world to Thailand and back. As it does, it is passed into the hands of six strangers, who use the notebook to reveal their true selves. In the process, they are able to connect with people in real life. Clare Pooley knows exactly what it’s like to hide behind a life that looks perfect from the outside. For twenty years she worked in advertising and also maintained the outward appearance of the perfectly happy wife and mother, all while obscuring the realities of motherhood and her drinking problem. Pooley admits that sharing her truth with the public

JoAnn Falletta Conducts The Albany Symphony's Valentine's Day Concert

Feb 13, 2020 679

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This Friday, February 14 The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a romantic evening for classical music lovers at Proctors in Schenectady, New York. The program will feature Dame Ethel Smyth’s Concerto for Violin, Horn, and Orchestra featuring Jill Levy and Jacek Muzyk; Roussel’s Bacchus et Ariane Suite; and selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta will lead the orchestra as guest conductor. Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center and Artistic Adviser of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. The New York Times has referred to Falletta as “...one of the finest conductors of her generation.”

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Feb 13, 2020 491

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" Upcoming events: Sheila Jordan’s Valentine’s Concert w/s/g Juke Joint Jazz - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Thursday 2/13, 7 PM National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine: music of Bortniansky, Saint Saens, Dvorak - Troy Chromatic Concerts, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Thursday 2/13, 7:30 PM "Moonstruck" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Friday 2/14, 7 PM Valentine’s Day with the Lovestruck Balladeers - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 2/14, 8 PM Hudson Jazz Festival - Amoureuz du Jazz feat. Aimee Allen on Friday 2/14 at 7 PM; Solo Piano Summit with Kevin Hays, Francesca Tanksley, Cidinho Teixeria on Saturday 2/15 at 2 PM; film “I Called Him Morgan” on Sunday 2/16 at 11 AM; Slavic Soul Party on Sunday 2/16 at 4 PM - Hudson Hall, Hudson, Friday 2/14

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Feb 13, 2020 540

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North America’s new trade deal has been signed. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

2/13/20 Panel

Feb 13, 2020 4770

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

Two-Day Valentine's Voguing Extravaganza At Kaatsbaan

Feb 12, 2020 1207

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Located in Tivoli, New York, Kaatsbaan is the Hudson Valley’s cultural park for dance. It provides an environment for residency and retreat for professional dancers, choreographers, and the dance community. Kaatsbann will host a two-day Voguing Extravaganza this Valentine’s Day weekend. On Thursday, Dr. Richard Move and Jason Rodriguez aka Slim Xtravaganza aka Lemar Wintour from the hit FX TV show “Pose” will present a voguing lecture and workshop; and on Friday, at the Love is Love Ball, Jason Rodriguez and House of Eon will lead a dance party for all with a DJ and commentator. Richard Move is a choreographer and filmmaker, TED Global Oxford Fellow, Artistic Director of MoveOpolis! and Assistant Arts Professor of Dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Move's choreographic commissions include productions for Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project; two works for the Martha Graham Dance Company, and many many others. Move’s critically acclaimed performances of 20th Century

How To Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, And Make Real Change

Feb 12, 2020 1001

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Eitan Hersh received a PhD from Harvard University in 2011. He served for six years on the faculty of Yale University as assistant professor of political science and resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies before becoming a tenured associate professor of political science at Tufts University. In "Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change," Hersh shows us a way toward more effective political participation.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 2/12/20

Feb 12, 2020 1647

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 12, 2020.

2/12/20 Panel

Feb 12, 2020 3898

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Center For Talent Innovation Study On Being Black In Corporate America

Feb 11, 2020 973

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The Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) is a non-profit based in New York with with a two-fold mission: to conduct research that leverages talent across the divides of gender, generation, geography and culture and to create a community of senior executives united by an understanding that full utilization of the global talent pool is at the heart of competitive success. CTI recently published a report entitled “Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration.” Julia Taylor Kennedy is an Executive Vice President at CTI and was a co-research lead on the study. She joins us to discuss the findings of the study and offer solutions.

Joseph's House & Shelter In Troy, New York

Feb 11, 2020 935

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Founded in 1983, Joseph’s House and Shelter , Inc. is a community-based, not for profit corporation that provides a continuum of homeless services to residents of the Capital Region. We speak with Executive Director Kevin O'Connor.

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Feb 11, 2020 541

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What will be the lasting import of the impeachment of President Trump? In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation was recorded Friday, just before the Senate reconvened.

2/11/20 Panel

Feb 11, 2020 4732

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and adjunct professor at UAlbany Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Orson Bean - In Memoriam

Feb 10, 2020 1037

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Actor Orson Bean, a staple guest on game shows in the 1960s died yesterday after a car accident in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California. He was 91. Bean was born in Burlington, Vermont and in 2008, The Roundtable did a remote broadcast from The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington and we included an interview with Orson Bean, who had just turned 80 years old. We aired that conversation today, in memoriam.

New York Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 2/10/20

Feb 10, 2020 1678

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WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

2/10/20 Panel

Feb 10, 2020 4075

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

2020 Oscar Talk With Thelma Adams

Feb 7, 2020 1480

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Leading the Oscar nominations is “Joker” with 11. The supervillain origin story is closely followed by three movies: “1917,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “The Irishman,” with 10 nominations each, while “Parasite,” “Marriage Story,” and “Little Women” all picked up six nods. The question now is: who will take home gold come February 9? So, to discuss who we think could win at this year's Oscars – we welcome Thelma Adams . Thelma is the author of the bestselling novels: "Bittersweet Brooklyn," "The Last Woman Standing" and "Playdate." Additionally, she is a prominent film critic – having been the in-house film critic for Us Weekly and the New York Post. Her greatest title is that she is an Oscarologist.

Barrington Stage Company's 2020 10X10 New Play Festival

Feb 7, 2020 508

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Barrington Stage Company’s ninth annual 10X10 New Play Festival will have performances February 13 through March 8 at BSC’s St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The new play festival is part of Pittsfield’s 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival . The new play festival is part of the 2020 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival which is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield, and coordinated through a steering committee that includes the Beacon Cinema, Berkshire International Film Festival, Berkshire Museum, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and the City of Pittsfield. Actor Peggy Pharr Wilson is performing in 5 of the 10 news plays on offer this year. She has acted often at Barrington Stage - as well as at many other theaters - and is one of Barrington Stage’s newest Artistic Associates.

Hudson Jazz Festival 2020

Feb 7, 2020 580

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Hudson Hall will hold their 3rd Annual Hudson Jazz Festival February 14-16 in Hudson, New York. The festival will begin with an evening of amour with a concert featuring vocalist Aimée Allen accompanied by a jazz trio featuring Jay Anderson, Jeff Seigel, and our guest and festival curator Armen Donelian . There will be a solo piano summit; a film screening; saxophonist Billy Harper will perform with his quintet; a jazz workshop for youth; and Slavic Soul Party! will wrap up the festival with a high-energy show on Sunday, February 16. For forty years, pianist, composer, pianist, and Fulbright Scholar Armen Donelian has distinguished himself as a performer, recording artist, educator and author. In 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle and Far East, he has appeared since 1975 as a featured solo pianist, leader of his own quintet and trio, and with jazz legends including Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Mongo Santamaria and Billy Harper.

2/7/20 Panel

Feb 7, 2020 5485

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 2/6/20

Feb 6, 2020 1627

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it would no longer let New York residents enroll in its “trusted traveler” programs because of a new state law that blocks federal immigration officials from accessing motor vehicle records. The law went into effect in December and allowed people without legal permission to be in the United States to apply for driver's licenses. Chad Wolf, acting head of the Homeland Security Department, called the Green Light Law "disappointing" during a Fox News interview Wednesday night. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said today on WAMC’s The Roundtable that the move represents a disrespect of the law and extortion.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Feb 6, 2020 572

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "The Gentlemen" Upcoming: 1st Friday Albany - Albany Institute, African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Opalka Gallery, Albany Center Gallery, Friday 2/7, 5-8 PM Cheap Trick - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 2/7, 8 PM Southern Avenue - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Friday 2/7, 8 PM Cyrille Aimee - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 2/8, 8 PM Jump the Line Film Series - "In Our Time" (Studio 1—Goodman); "Luanda-Kinshasa" (Concert Hall); "A Hundred Schools of Thought" (Theater); "What Are We Doing Here Together?" (Theater) - EMPAC, RPI, Troy, Saturday 2/8 through February 14th, various times Dianne Reeves - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 2/9, 3 PM Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites" - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 2/9, 3 PM Jeremy Denk, piano: Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier,

2/6/20 Panel

Feb 6, 2020 5520

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Director of Operations for the City of Cohoes, New York Theresa Bourgeois, and Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

Oliver Wood Discusses "Kingdom," Burlington, Albany Concerts

Feb 5, 2020 1278

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One of the best live bands in American music is returning to our region for two gigs this winter. The Wood Brothers will be at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont on February 6 and at the Palace in Albany February 8.

“The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years” By David Levine

Feb 5, 2020 903

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From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to the American Revolution, from the slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has a deep history. “The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years” chronicles the Valley’s rich and fascinating history and charms. Often funny, sometimes personal, always entertaining, this collection of essays offers a unique look at the Hudson Valley’s most important and interesting people, places, and events.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 2/5/20

Feb 5, 2020 1718

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 5, 2020.

2/5/20 Panel

Feb 5, 2020 3739

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Musicians Of Ma'alwyck Schaltjahr Ball

Feb 4, 2020 804

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On Feb 29, Musicians of Ma'alwyck are holding a Viennese Ball at 90 State Street in downtown Albany, New York. Titled Schaltjahr Ball (Leap Year in German), it is modeled after the real thing in Vienna. The Ball will included dancing to a 12 piece Strauss orchestra with conductor; a dinner show with Metropolitan Opera soprano Emalie Savoy , a Czardas played by violinist Teddy Arm, a professional dance by world-ranked ballroom dancers Florin and Natalia Vlad, a galop lesson and much more - including a multi-course dinner. All of this is part of Musicians of Ma'alwyck 20th anniversary season. Our guests are Musicians of Ma'alwyck Director Ann-Marie Schwartz and world ranked ballroom dancer and owner of Dance Fire Studio in Niskayuna, New York, Florin Vlad.

Tim Robbins On "The New Colossus" At Proctors 2/7 and 2/8

Feb 4, 2020 1130

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“ The New Colossus ” tells the true stories of twelve refugees from twelve different time periods, fleeing from violence and oppression in a journey toward freedom. In the play -- which will be at Proctors in Schenectady, New York on Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8 -- a group of actors from all over the world tell their ancestors' stories, all woven into a single narrative about escaping their homeland and coming to America. “The New Colossus is co-written by The Actors’ Gang Ensemble and their Artistic Director and Co-Founder Tim Robbins who also directs. The Actors’ Gang was founded in 1981 and is based in Culver City, California. Academy Award winning actor, Tim Robbins is best known for his films “Bull Durham,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” “Mystic River,” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” He directorial film credits include “Cradle will Rock” and “Dead Man Walking.”

Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music

Feb 4, 2020 885

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This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York. List: " Such a Fun Age " by Kiley Reid " The Resisters " by Gish Jen " Get a Life, Chloe Brown " by Talia Hibbert " The Unwilling " by Kelly Braffet (event Tues 2/18 at Murray's in Tivoli, NY w/ Erin Morgenstern) " Weather " by Jenny Offill (event Thurs 2/27 at Murray's in Tivoli, NY) " Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA " by Amaryllis Fox " The Third Rainbow Girl " by Emma Copley Eisenberg (event Weds, 2/5 in Rhinebeck) " A Good Girl's Guide to Murder " by Holly Jackson

2/4/20 Panel

Feb 4, 2020 5386

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and adjunct professor at UAlbany Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post. Help fill the Locked Box.

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Feb 3, 2020 515

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Australia finds itself in an environmental emergency. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his conversation with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

2/3/20 Panel

Feb 3, 2020 4861

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Actor and Educator, Artistic Director, co-Founder of WAM Theatre, Kristen van Ginhoven.

Jesse Feiler - Digital Divide

Jan 31, 2020 1426

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Our tech-guru Jesse Feiler joins us to discuss current trends in tech. This morning we talk about a new digital divide: what it is, what it's all about, and how it affects you and the web. Jesse Feiler writes and publishes books and apps about the theater (particularly about Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof), technology (often from Apple), and community development (such as the annual Jane's Walks sponsored by Friends of Saranac River Trail.

"Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across The Great Divide" By Erica Etelson

Jan 31, 2020 965

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In the new book, “Beyond Contempt,” Erica Etelson shows us how to communicate respectfully, passionately, and effectively across the political divide without soft-pedaling our beliefs. Using Non-Defensive Communication skill sets, she says we can express ourselves in ways that inspire open-minded consideration instead of triggering defensive reaction. “Beyond Contempt” looks to foster productive dialogue that can defuse hostility, build trust, and open hearts and minds in unexpected ways. Erica Etelson is a writer, community activist, and certified Powerful Non-Defensive Communication facilitator.

Congressional Corner With Ed Markey

Jan 31, 2020 594

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100 U.S. Senators may soon be wrapping up their time as jurors in a national trial. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey.

1/31/20 Panel

Jan 31, 2020 4838

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, and corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen.

The Argyle Brewing Company - Winter Beers

Jan 30, 2020 1494

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Here is a story: New York specifically allows cities and counties to exercise a local option by public referendum whether to go dry. You know, no alcohol. One of those towns was Argyle, in Washington County, NY. In Argyle, the measure had come up for a vote for decades – only to be defeated by voters. That is until this past November when it was overwhelmingly passed at the polls. The Argyle Brewing Company had been unable to open in their own town. So, they opened in neighboring Greenwich – with the slogan: Dry Town – Wet Basements. Apparently now, they need a new slogan. The Argyle Brewing Company is a NYS Farm Brewery and has is quickly becoming the place to meet in town after opening in early 2014. The brewery operates under a New York Farm Brewery license, meaning a certain amount of our ingredients come from right here in New York. The brewer trio joins us this morning: Matt Stewart, Chris Castrio and Rich Thomas.

Dr. William O'Connor From OrthoNY

Jan 30, 2020 953

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Joe Donahue: Today is my first day at work in over two-and-a-half months. On November 17th, in Dublin, Ireland, I fell down a flight of stairs and suffered a bi-lateral tear of my quadriceps. I still have no real idea what that means. The way I have been explaining it is – you know that song: “The knee bone’s connected to the leg bone?” Well, mine wasn’t. So, I invited the guy who put me back together to be on the program today. He can explain it better, I am sure. Dr. William O'Connor is a member of the OrthoNY executive committee. Board-certified in orthopedics, he specializes in care of the hip and knee, as well as total joint replacement. He completed a three-month fellowship in trauma at Hospital for Special Surgery, and was co-Director of Trauma at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda for the first three months of the 2003 war with Iraq, retiring as a Navy Captain.

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Jan 30, 2020 534

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The federal tax overhaul had some unforeseen consequences. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

1/30/20 Panel

Jan 30, 2020 4955

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

Musical Theatre "Beyond Broadway" And Around America

Jan 29, 2020 1112

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In the book, “Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America,” Stacy Wolf examines the widespread presence and persistence of musical theatre in United States culture. Those two words: “musical theatre” evoke images of The Great White Way - glitz and glamour on a few short blocks in New York City -- but what truly keeps the art and industry alive is the creating, watching, and listening that happens all over the country in high schools, community theaters, afterschool programs, summer camps, and dinner theaters and regional festivals. “Beyond Broadway” - it is published by Oxford University Press. Stacy Wolf is Professor in the Program in Theatre in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.

Mandy Patinkin: "Children And Art," "Homeland" And Concerts

Jan 29, 2020 1026

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Over the last few years award winning stage and screen actor Mandy Patinkin has entered a new phase of recording, working with pianist, singer, and producer Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a Doveman) with the “ Mandy Patinkin: Diaries ” series. Patinkin’s most recent recent, released last October, is entitled “Children and Art” and features songs from the Diary sessions by Tom Waits, Marc Anthony Thompson, Randy Newman, Laurie Anderson, Stephen Sondheim, Taylor Mac, and others. Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Diaries with Adam Ben-David on piano will be at Proctors as part of a 30 city tour. Patinkin won a Tony Award for originating the role of Che in “Evita” and was nominated for playing George in the Broadway run of “Sunday in the Park with George.” His film credits include “Yentl,” “Dick Tracy,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Wonder.” He’s played many notable roles on television including his multiple-time Emmy nominated turn as Saul on the Showtime series “Homeland.” The show’s eighth and final season

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Jan 29, 2020 528

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As the first presidential primary voters get ready to go to the polls, the impeachment trial continues. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable Jan. 29, 2020

Jan 29, 2020 2001

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

1/29/20 Panel

Jan 29, 2020 2548

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

"Teaching Black History Through Theater" At The Albany Institute Of History And Art

Jan 28, 2020 812

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This Saturday, February 1 at 2 p.m., the Albany Institute of History & Art will host a special program in honor of Black History Month entitled “ Teaching Black History through Theater .” The program will feature re-enactors Donald Hyman, Penny Meacham, Walter Simpkins, and Clifford Oliver portraying prominent local and national African Americans; a performance by the gospel choir from Israel AME Church in Albany; and a dance performance by Estreja Turner. Even organizer, re-enactor and educator Donald Hyman joined us along with fellow re-enactor Walter Simpkins, Executive Director of Community Fathers Inc. This group of re-enactors has been performing and imparting important historical stories in the Capital Region for more than ten years and will receive commendations for their work at Saturday’s event.

"JoAnne Carson: Rise Up And Shine!" At Opalka Gallery

Jan 28, 2020 573

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The Opalka Gallery presents a 25-year survey of the work of JoAnne Carson in an exhibition entitled “JoAnne Carson: Rise Up and Shine!” Carson’s work is on view in the gallery now and there will be an opening reception and artist talk on Friday, February 7. Carson, who is a Professor of Studio Art and Graduate Director Art & Art History at UAlbany has established a unique artistic voice that merges references to the natural world with unexpected materials and colorful world-building. She has received many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Louise Bourgeois Residency from Yaddo, and an artist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. JoAnne Carson joins us along with the Director of The Opalka Gallery, Judie Gilmore.

Book Picks - The Book Loft

Jan 28, 2020 946

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This week's Book Picks lists comes from Tim Oberg from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. "Mr. Nobody" by Catherine Steadman "Lady Hotspur" by Tessa Gratton "Wake, Siren" by Nina MacLaughlin "The Janes" by Louisa Luna "Anyone" by Charles Soule "Into the Fire" by Gregg Hurwitz "Race to the Sun" by Rebecca Roanhorse "Follow Me to Ground" by Sue Rainsford "Five Unicorn Flush" by T.J. Berry "You Look like a Thing and I Love You" by Janelle Shane

1/28/20 Panel

Jan 28, 2020 5443

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

Composer, Improviser, And Electronic Instrument-Designer Jeff Snyder At Modfest 2020

Jan 27, 2020 1150

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Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public. Jeff Snyder is a composer, improviser and instrument-designer. He is the founder and lead designer of Snyderphonics , for which he designs and builds unusual electronic musical instruments. In 2009, he co-founded an experimental music record label, Carrier Records. In 2011, he received a doctorate with distinction in Music Composition from Columbia University. He is now the Director of Electronic Music at Princeton University, as well as Director of PLOrk , Princeton's Laptop Orchestra. At Vassar, Snyder will present an open rehearsal of “Opposite Earth” on Wednesday, February 5 (a collaboration between Modfest and THinCs [The Humanities in Cognitive Science] ) and on Thursday, February 6 he will give a lecture and performance entitled “ Build,

Celia Keenan-Bolger Reflects On Life On Stage And Off At Modfest 2020

Jan 27, 2020 1187

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Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public. On Saturday, February 1 at 3 p.m., Modfest 2020 presents “Reflect: An Artist’s Life, Onstage and Off” featuring Tony Award-winner Celia Keenan-Bolger sharing stories about Broadway, acting, and art. This event is sponsored by The Capotorto-Mulas Family Lecture Fund and will take place in The Martel Theater at the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film on the Vassar campus in Poughkeepsie, New York. Keenan-Bolger will be in conversation with actor and Vassar Drama Professor Shona Tucker. Celia Keenan-Bolger’s works includes both plays and musicals, on and off-Broadway. She made her Broadway debut as Olive Ostrovsky in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” earning her first Tony Award nomination. Her other Broadway credits include Eponine in

1/27/20 Panel

Jan 27, 2020 5328

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Berkshire Eagle reporter Jenn Smith.

LIFT Concert Series At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Jan 24, 2020 1016

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The brand new LIFT Concert Series at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall will feature four performances of new, independent music that all take place on Wednesday nights with both the audience and performers on stage at the historic hall. The series kicks off with cellist Ashley Bathgate on January 29. The LIFT Concert series is curated by Sophia Subbayya Vastek and Sam Torres.

Kate Wetherhead In "Your Best One" At TheRep

Jan 24, 2020 941

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Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, New York is currently presenting the East Coast premiere of Meridith Friedman’s “Your Best One,” directed by Gordon Greenberg. Eight-years since the death of their beloved matriarch, the Hoffman family rallies together – and against each other – when one of their own is confronted by a sudden health crisis. With their trademark wit and inherited neurosis, they wage battles over health insurance, child custody, inheritance, and superfoods. Kate Wetherhead plays Laura in “Your Best One.” Wetherhead is the co-creator, writer, director and star of the popular theater-based web series "Submissions Only." She has appeared on and off Broadway in shows such as "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Legally Blonde" and "Ordinary Days." Kate has also performed regionally at theaters like the Guthrie, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, George Street Theater and the Dallas Theater Center.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Jan 24, 2020 535

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Another election year is here, but is climate change a top issue? In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

1/24/20 Panel

Jan 24, 2020 4989

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, President and CEO The Business Council of New York State Heather Briccetti, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Archival WAMC Interviews With Late PBS Newsman Jim Lehrer

Jan 23, 2020 1402

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Jim Lehrer, the co-founder of "NewsHour" on PBS, a journalism giant and frequent presidential debate moderator, has died at age 85. The network announced the news Thursday. Lehrer was a regular guest on WAMC's Roundtable over the years, discussing both his journalism and fiction. Here are two archival interviews, from 2009 and 2011.

"Merge Left: Fusing Race And Class, Winning Elections, And Saving America" By Ian Haney López

Jan 23, 2020 835

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In 2014 in the book "Dog Whistle Politics," Ian Haney López named and explained the coded racial appeals exploited by right-wing politicians over the last half century and thereby anticipated the 2016 presidential election. Now the country is heading into what will surely be one of the most consequential elections ever, with the Right gearing up to exploit racial fear-mongering to divide and distract, and the Left splintered over the next step forward. Some want to focus on racial justice head-on; others insist that a race-silent focus on class avoids alienating white voters. Can either approach - race-forward or colorblind - build the progressive supermajorities necessary to break political gridlock and fundamentally change the country’s direction? The new book is "Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America."

Hyde Collection Celebrates Prints Of Francisco Goya And Dox Thrash

Jan 23, 2020 788

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On January 19, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York opened two new exhibitions: “ Francisco Goya: The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints ” and “ Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint .” The exhibitions celebrate the works of two innovative printmakers from different eras and will be on view through March 22. Jonathan Canning is the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming at The Hyde Collection and he joined us.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Jan 23, 2020 477

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Bad Boys for Life" Upcoming: We Banjo 3 - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 1/23, 5 and 7:30 PM National Geographic Live - "Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous" - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, Thursday 1/23, 7 PM Eclectic Rock Showcase featuring Brasskill, The Wild Weeeds, Burt Murder - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Thursday 1/23, 8 PM Ben Butler - Curtain Call Theatre, Latham, preview Thursday 1/23 at 7:30 PM; through Feb. 8 The Lawn Sausages 30th Anniversary - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Saturday 1/25, 5 PM Courtney Barnett w/s/g Hachiku - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Friday 1/24, 7 PM Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, Saturday 1/25, 8 PM M.A.K.U. Soundsystem - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 1/25, 8 PM The Lift Concert Series: Cellist Ashley Bathgate - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Wednesday 1/29, 6 PM Greensky

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Jan 23, 2020 536

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Our continent will soon have a new trade deal. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

1/23/20 Panel

Jan 23, 2020 4981

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

An Explosion And Adaptation Of Chekhov’s "The Seagull" At Hubbard Hall

Jan 22, 2020 833

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Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education in Cambridge, New York presents “Stupid F*%king Bird,” a new adaptation of Chekhov's “The Seagull” by Aaron Posner, weekends January 24 through February 2. The show is produced in partnership with Bennington College . An aspiring director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. We were joined by Director Kirk Jackson, actor Jesse Pennington, and Executive and Artistic Director of Hubbard Hall David Snider.

Falling Into Place - Grassroot Givers

Jan 22, 2020 670

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This week we are joined by Mary Partridge-Brown and Roberta Sandler, Co-Directors of Grassroot Givers . The Capital District organization is comprised of two main programs: the Clothing and Home Essentials Program and the Book Project, and supports individuals, agencies, schools and nonprofit programs.

Steven Wright To Tell 368 Jokes At UPAC Friday

Jan 22, 2020 800

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In his characteristically deadpan fashion, Steven Wright has been making people laugh for more than four decades. Over the course of his career, Wright has won an Oscar and been nominated for Grammy and Emmy Awards while working regularly in movies and on TV.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Jan 22, 2020 531

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The third presidential impeachment trial in American history has begun. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

1/22/20 Panel

Jan 22, 2020 4951

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson.

"Before And After The Book Deal" - A New Guide For Writers Navigating The Publishing World

Jan 21, 2020 1343

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Being able to hold one’s head high and call oneself a writer is the goal of many a passionate storyteller. But how does one get published? And what happens after that? Critical or sales success (or being published again) is far from a foregone conclusion. Courtney Maum is the author of the novels “Costalegre,” “Touch,” and “I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You.” She brings her personal experience and input and insight from many other accomplished writers to her new book, “Before and After The Book Deal;” an all-inclusive guide for writers about how to navigate and, importantly, survive the publishing world. With chapters like “Getting and Right” and “Getting it Out There” and down-to-Earth sub-headings like “Can I stay in my corporate job without losing my creative edge?” and “My book sales are sluggish - should I crawl under a rock and die?,” Maum peels back the gauzy romantic curtain of a working author’s life - and replaces it with clarity and detailed advice. “Before and After

Book Picks - The Bookstore

Jan 21, 2020 993

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Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox. List: "A Bookshop in Berlin The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis" by Françoise Frenkel "Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books" by Nina Freudenberger "Piece of Cake" by Lewis Warsh and Bernadette Mayer "An Old Man's Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery" by Andy Weinberger "Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online" by Leah A. Plunkett "In Another Place: With and Without My Father, Norman Mailer" by Susan Mailer "Collected Poems: 1946-2016" by Harry Mathews

1/21/20 Panel

Jan 21, 2020 5428

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Jan 20, 2020 500

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Not all of government has taken a backseat to impeachment. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

1/20/20 Panel

Jan 20, 2020 4750

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

Playwright Bess Wohl Makes Broadway Debut With "Grand Horizons"

Jan 17, 2020 1147

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Playwright Bess Wohl is making her Broadway debut with “Grand Horizons” - a co-commission from The Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage Theater - now in previews at The Hays Theatre in New York City and officially opening on Thursday, January 23. Wohl’s other plays include “Small Mouth Sounds” “Make Believe” “Continuity,” “American Hero,” “Barcelona,” “Touched,” “In,” “Cats Talk Back” and “Pretty Filthy.” She is an associate artist with New York based investigative theater troupe The Civilians and her plays have been produced at theater companies around the country. She is the recipient of the 2015 Sam Norkin Special Drama Desk Award for “establishing herself as an important voice in New York theater” and the John Gassner Outer Critics Circle Award. She is a MacDowell fellow and an alumna of Ars Nova’s Play Group. “Grand Horizons” is directed by Leigh Silverman and stars Jane Alexander and James Cromwell as a couple navigating divorce after being married for 50 years. Ben

“Unborn Sun: The Paintings Of John Gordon Gauld" At Berkshire Botanical Garden

Jan 17, 2020 903

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“ Unborn Sun: The Paintings of John Gordon Gauld ” is on view in The Leonhardt Galleries at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts through February 7 and there will be a "Meet the Artist" Gallery Presentation and Tea Service this Sunday, January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. John Gordon Gauld graduated with a BFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is the recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation to fund his future work.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Jan 17, 2020 655

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Impeachment is heading to the upper chamber. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

1/17/20 Panel

Jan 17, 2020 4900

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, President and CEO The Business Council of New York State Heather Briccetti, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Tyler Hardwick In The Tony Award Winning Revival Of "Once On This Island" At Proctors 1/17-1/18

Jan 16, 2020 1060

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The Tour of The Tony-Award winning revival of the musical “ Once on this Island ” will be at Proctors in Schenectady, New York on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. The Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty musical, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, tells the story of the orphaned Ti Moune and four competitive Gods who make a wager over her life and her love. “Once on this Island” is a celebration tinged with sadness that emphasizes the importance of telling everyone’s stories. Tyler Hardwick joined us. He plays Daniel and he joins the tour after playing a storyteller and understudying roles during the show’s Broadway run.

"The Tango War" By Mary Jo McConahay

Jan 16, 2020 829

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Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East. She has traveled in seventy countries and has been fascinated by the history of World War II since childhood, when she listened to the stories of her father, a veteran U.S. Navy officer. In her new book, "The Tango War" she fills an important gap in WWII history. Beginning in the thirties, both sides were well aware of the need to control not just the hearts and minds but also the resources of Latin America. The fight was often dirty: residents were captured to exchange for U.S. prisoners of war and rival spy networks shadowed each other across the continent. At all times it was a Tango War, in which each side closely shadowed the other’s steps.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Jan 16, 2020 494

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Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have the world on edge. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

1/16/20 Panel

Jan 16, 2020 4964

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Director of Operations for the City of Cohoes Theresa Bourgeois, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

Robert Jay Lifton On Cults, Cultism, And The Mindset Of Political And Religious Zealotry

Jan 15, 2020 1158

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Robert Jay Lifton has written over twenty books, including many seminal works in the field such as the National Book Award–winning "Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima" and "The Nazi Doctors." He has taught at Yale University, Harvard University, and the City University of New York. In "Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry" he proposes a radical idea: that the psychological relationship between extremist political movements and fanatical religious cults may be much closer than anyone thought. Exploring the most extreme manifestations of human zealotry, Lifton highlights an array of leaders who have sought the control of human minds and the ownership of reality.

The Battenkill Chorale Celebrates 25 Years With A Coronation Themed Concert

Jan 15, 2020 677

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The Battenkill Chorale in Cambridge, New York is a 100+ voice un-auditioned chorus from six counties in New York and Vermont. Founded in 1995 by Janet McGhee, they are a dedicated group of amateur singers who perform major works from choral music literature - from intimate chamber pieces to larger scale dramatic works for soloists, chorus and orchestra. This weekend The Battenkill Chorale celebrates 25 years with a Coronation themed concert at The Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. The chorus, now under the direction of Noah Palmer, will perform works by Handel and Mozart.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Jan 15, 2020 637

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In today’s Congressional Corner WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s 18 th District have a speed-round Q&A addressing bail reform, the proposed U.S.-Mexico- Canada Trade Agreement, tax reform and SALT caps, and the 2020 Presidential Election.

1/15/20 Panel

Jan 15, 2020 3576

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

"Let The Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools And Help Children Thrive"

Jan 14, 2020 806

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William Doyle is a New York Times bestselling author and TV producer for networks including HBO, The History Channel, and PBS. Since 2015 he has served as Fulbright Scholar, Scholar in Residence and Lecturer on Media and Education at University of Eastern Finland, a Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellow, and advisor to the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. With Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy at Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, Doyle has written the book "Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive."

"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" By Hank Green

Jan 14, 2020 792

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Hank Green is the CEO of Complexly , a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow. Green co-founded a number of other small businesses, including DFTBA.com , which helps online creators make money by selling cool stuff to their communities; and VidCon , the world's largest conference for the online video community. In 2017, VidCon drew more than forty thousand attendees across three events in Anaheim, Amsterdam, and Australia. Hank and his brother, John, also started the Project for Awesome. He joined us to talk about his debut novel "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing."

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

Jan 14, 2020 767

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This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY. List: "The Innocents" by Michael Crummey "Kingdomtide" by Rye Curtis "Ghost Wall" by Sarah Moss "An Arabian Journey: One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East" by Levison Wood "Where’s Baby" by Anne Hunter "Flowers in the Gutter: The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, Teenagers Who Resisted the Nazis" by K. R. Gaddy "Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet" by Veronica Carratello "The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington" (Young Readers edition) by Brad Meltzer "Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II" (Young Readers edition) by Liza Mundy

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Jan 14, 2020 565

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Some lawmakers have criticized the White House for moving ahead with the killing of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani without consulting Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s 18 th District.

1/14/20 Panel

Jan 14, 2020 4843

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

Jonathan Moreno On Bioethics And The Transformation Of Health Care In America

Jan 13, 2020 1111

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Amy Gutmann the University of Pennsylvania’s eighth president, is an award-winning political theorist. Jonathan D. Moreno is a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the university. They both served on President Obama’s bioethics commission. Together they've written the book "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America." Jonathan Moreno joined us.

Monique W. Morris Writes About Education For The Liberation Of Black And Brown Girls

Jan 13, 2020 867

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Monique W. Morris, co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute , is the author of several books, including "Pushout," and "Black Stats." Her work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times, MSNBC, Essence, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Education Week, and others. Wise Black women have known for centuries that the blues have been a platform for truth-telling, an underground musical railroad to survival, and an essential form of resistance, healing, and learning. In her highly anticipated book "Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls," leading advocate Monique W. Morris invokes the spirit of the blues to articulate a radically healing and empowering pedagogy for Black and Brown girls. The book reimagines what education might look like if schools placed the thriving of Black and Brown girls at their center.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Jan 13, 2020 602

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In today’s Congressional Corner WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18 th District of New York about his reaction to recent the United States recent activity in Iran.

1/13/20 Panel

Jan 13, 2020 4673

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

"We Are The Radical Monarchs" To Screen At Images Cinema 1/13

Jan 10, 2020 1181

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Founded in 2014 in Oakland, California by two queer women of color as a social justice alternative to scouting organizations, The Radical Monarchs create an opportunity for young girls of color to gather and grow together while celebrating their identities and contributing to their communities. The documentary film “ We Are The Radical Monarchs ” will screen at Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 13. Linda Goldstein Knowlton is the Director and Co-producer of the film and she joins us now. Goldstein Knowlton is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose projects include “Women and Hollywood,” one of the six, one-hour documentaries for the Emmy-nominated PBS MAKERS: Women Who Make America series. Prior to that, she produced “Code Black” and “Somewhere Between.” For her directorial debut, Linda co-directed “The World According to Sesame Street,” which debuted at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. She started her career producing feature films, including the

The Albany Symphony's Clara Schumann Festival

Jan 10, 2020 945

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Born in 1819, Clara Schumann was a composer and piano teacher - regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. This weekend The Albany Symphony will celebrate her life and music in The Clara Schumann Festival. Musicians from the Graduate Program at Bard College Conservatory will perform vocal and instrumental chamber works on Saturday, January 11 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, January 12 at 11 a.m. Then, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., The Albany Symphony will present works by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and a World Premiere by Loren Loiacono . The orchestra will be joined by pianist Harmony Zhu . These concerts will take place at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York and we are joined by Harmony Zhu, Loren Loiacono, and Albany Symphony Music Director and Conductor, David Alan Miller.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Jan 10, 2020 713

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some of the candidates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary.

1/10/20 Panel

Jan 10, 2020 4944

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, corporate attorney Rich Honen, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

"Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey To Make Peace With The Anthropocene" By Alejandro Frid

Jan 9, 2020 855

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As humanity marches on, causing mass extinctions and destabilizing the climate, the future of Earth will very much reflect the stories that Homo sapiens decides to jettison or accept today into our collective identity. At this pivotal moment in history, the most important story we can be telling ourselves is that humans are not inherently destructive. In "Changing Tides" Alejandro Frid tackles the big questions: who, or what, represents our essential selves, and what stories might allow us to shift the collective psyche of industrial civilization in time to avert the worst of the climate and biodiversity crises?

Assistant Professor Of Political Science At Williams College Galen Jackson Discusses Iraq

Jan 9, 2020 888

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The amount that the American killing of Iraq’s Qassim Suleimani on January 3 will escalate confrontation between the two countries remains to be seen. For history and perspective, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Josh Landes spoke with Assistant Professor of Political Science at Williams College Galen Jackson.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Jan 9, 2020 268

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen:"Bombshell" Upcoming: "The Simon & Garfunkel Story" - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, Friday 1/10, 7:30 PM Tommy Davidson - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, Friday-Saturday 1/10-11, various times Miro Quartet (music of Mozart, Gliere, Frank, Servais, Schubert) - Friends of Chamber Music, Emma Willard School, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 7:30 PM Elvis Birthday Bash with Johnny Raab & The Tichy Boys - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 8 PM Albany Symphony’s Clara Schumann Festival: “Clara, Dear Clara…” Brunch and Song, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 11 AM Clara Schumann Chamber Music Recital, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 3 PM Albany Symphony with pianist Harmony Zhu, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 7:30 PM Clara Schumann Chamber Music Recital, Troy Savings Bank Music

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Jan 9, 2020 692

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President Donald Trump’s military actions in Iran have pushed his impeachment out of the headlines. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll.

1/9/20 Panel

Jan 9, 2020 4740

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Chairman of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Stanley Fish Discusses Book About Free Speech

Jan 8, 2020 1105

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"The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump" is a new book from public intellectual and New York Times bestselling author, Stanley Fish. How does the First Amendment really work? Is it a principle or a value? What is hate speech and should it always be banned? Are we free to declare our religious beliefs in the public square? What role, if any, should companies like Facebook play in policing the exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions? Stanley Fish, “America’s most famous professor” (BookPage), explores these complex questions in "The First."

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Jan 8, 2020 592

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the U.S. Senatorial primary in Massachusetts between U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III.

1/8/20 Panel

Jan 8, 2020 4868

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

"Audience Of One: Donald Trump, Television, And The Fracturing Of America" By James Poniewozik

Jan 7, 2020 1110

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James Poniewozik has been the chief television critic of the New York Times since 2015. He was previously the television and media critic for Time magazine and media columnist for Salon. His book "Audience of One" shows how American media have shaped American society and politics, by interweaving two crucial stories. The first story follows the evolution of television from the three-network era of the 20th century, which joined millions of Americans in a shared monoculture, into today’s zillion-channel, Internet-atomized universe, which sliced and diced them into fractious, alienated subcultures. The second story is a cultural critique of Donald Trump, the chameleonic celebrity who courted fame, achieved a mind-meld with the media beast, and rode it to ultimate power.

Book Picks - Green Toad Bookstore

Jan 7, 2020 667

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This week's Book Picks come from Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY List: “Night Boat to Tangier” by Kevin Barry “This is Happiness” by Niall Williams “10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World” by Elif Shafak “The Crime Of Being” by Alice Lichtenstein “Driving While Black” by Gretchen Sorin

1/7/20 Panel

Jan 7, 2020 5639

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

"The Doomsday Calculation" By William Poundstone

Jan 6, 2020 560

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William Poundstone is the author of sixteen books, including "Head in the Cloud," "Rock Breaks Scissors," "Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?," "How Would You Move Mount Fuji?," and "Fortune's Formula." He has written for The Believer, The Economist, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Esquire, Harper's, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times op-ed page and Book Review, Village Voice, and many other publications. He won the 2011 Excellence in Financial Journalism Award. In the 18th century, the British minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes devised a theorem that allowed him to assign probabilities to events that had never happened before. It languished in obscurity for centuries until computers came along and made it easy to crunch the numbers. Now, as the foundation of big data, Bayes' formula has become a linchpin of the digital economy. Poundstone writes about it in "The Doomsday Calculation: How an Equation that Predicts the Future Is Transforming Everything We Know About Life

Falling Into Place - Schenectady Community Ministries

Jan 6, 2020 714

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This week, we learn about Schenectady Community Ministries (Schenectady Inner City Ministry [SiCM]), founded in 1967, SiCM runs food pantries, offers free lunch programs, and provides other services to support the community. We are joined by outgoing Executive Director Rev. Phil Grigsby and Director of the Summer Meals program and Acting Executive Director Jo-Anne Rafalik.

"Passing: A Memoir Of Love And Death" By Michael Korda

Jan 6, 2020 1110

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Michael Korda is the best-selling author of “Hero,” “Clouds of Glory,” and “Charmed Lives” and is the former editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster. In his new memoir, “Passing,” he tells the story of his beloved wife’s brain cancer diagnosis and death. The heartfelt and open prose shares the details of Michael and Margaret’s journey to the end of her life.

1/6/20 Panel

Jan 6, 2020 5384

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

"The Band's Visit" At Proctors

Jan 3, 2020 759

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In “ The Band’s Visit ,” The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra is traveling from Egypt to play a concert in Petah Tikva, Israel but after language confusion at the border end up in Beit Hatikva - a small city where civic pride is low. Without a means of transportation out of town until the morning, the band is taken in by the locals. Based on the 2007 movie of the same name, “The Band’s Visit” features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, a book by Itamar Moses, and is directed by David Cromer. The show won ten Tony Awards in 2018, including Best Musical and The North American tour is at Proctors in Schenectady, New York through January 5. James Rana plays Simon in “The Band’s Visit” – and joins the North American Tour having been part of the original Broadway cast. He is also the stand-by for the lead character, Tewfiq. He joined us to talk about his journey with the show.

"The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, And Historic Deaths Of Performers Onstage"

Jan 3, 2020 650

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Jeff Abraham is a public relations executive who's regarded as one of Hollywood's top comedy historians and go-to pop culture experts. He joins us to talk about his book "The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage." The book is co-authored by award-winning television and film producer, director, writer, and journalist Burt Kearns.

Classical Music According To Yehuda #237

Jan 3, 2020 622

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In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani conclude their series of conversations about prodigies. Music - "The Michael Rabin Legacy: Unissued Recordings" - Felix Mendelssohn - Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Op.34 No.2 This is the final Classical Music According to Yehuda segment. We thank Yehuda for his time and expertise. Information about Close Encounters with Music can be found here.

1/3/20 Panel

Jan 3, 2020 5473

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

"Deviced!: Balancing Life And Technology In A Digital World" By Doreen Dodgen-Magee

Jan 2, 2020 1130

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Doreen Dodgen-Magee , PsyD, is a psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with individuals and groups in Portland, Oregon. Her main passion is engaging people about how the new digital landscape is shaping humanity. In her new book, "Deviced!: Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World," Dodgen-Magee uses personal stories, cutting edge research, and anecdotes from youth, parents, and professionals to highlights the brain changes that result from excessive technology use and offers an approach to the digital world that enables more informed and lasting change and a healthier long-term perspective.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Jan 2, 2020 393

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen:"Little Women" Upcoming: T.J. Miller - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, Friday & Saturday 1/3-4, various times New York Cat Film Festival - GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 1/4, 1 PM Twelfth Night Celebration - Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer, Saturday 1/4, 4 PM -- AND -- Salutations of the Season! - Schuyler Mansion Historic Site, Albany, Saturday 1/4, 4-7:30 PM Patty Larkin, w/s/g The Parkington Sisters - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 1/4, 7 PM Livingston Taylor, w/s/g/ Susan Werner - Academy of Music, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 1/4, 8 PM Graham Tichy All Stars: Abbey Road +50 Show - Van Dyck Lounge, Schenectady, Saturday 1/4, 8 PM Scott Sharrard - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 1/5, 7 PM A Sunday Fire - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Tuesday 1/7, 9 PM New movies: "The Grudge"

1/2/20 Panel

Jan 2, 2020 5332

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld.

Will Hermes - Best Music Of 2019

Dec 31, 2019 3236

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Will Hermes is a contributing editor for Ro lling Stone , a contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered” and to The New York Times. He is the author of “ Love Goes to Buildings on Fire ” and an upcoming biography of the late Lou Reed. He joined us to talk about the best music of 2019. Will's Spotify Playlist. [List after the break.]

12/31/19 Panel

Dec 31, 2019 5385

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

Year In Review 2019: Keith Strudler On Sports

Dec 30, 2019 1481

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In 2019, the world of sports had some all-time highs and more than a few all-time lows.

"The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes Or Breaks Us" By Paul Tough

Dec 30, 2019 1028

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Paul Tough is the author of "Helping Children Succeed" and "How Children Succeed." He is also the author of "Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America." He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to the public-radio program "This American Life." Tough's new book "The Years That Matter Most" tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for.

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

Dec 30, 2019 612

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The new year brings a presidential election with it. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/30/19 Panel

Dec 30, 2019 4757

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

"Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons Of Mountain Living" By Karen Auvinen

Dec 27, 2019 740

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Karen Auvinen is a poet, mountain woman, lifelong westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir "Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living." Determined to live an independent life on her own terms, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions - except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts - Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community.

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

Dec 27, 2019 559

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North America is getting a new trade agreement. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/27/19 Panel

Dec 27, 2019 4911

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

Dec 26, 2019 603

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The Democratic presidential candidates are getting ready for Iowa. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/26/19 Panel

Dec 26, 2019 4608

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

Berkshire Bach Presents Bach At New Year’s Concerts

Dec 23, 2019 838

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The Berkshire Bach Society presents “Bach at New Year’s” with a program of all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti at three locations in our region: Monday, December 30 at 3 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton, Massachusetts; Tuesday, December 31 at 6 p.m. at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; and Wednesday, January 1 at 3 p.m. at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and soloist, Eugene Drucker, violinist and Co-Founder of the Emerson String Quartet joined us.

Falling Into Place - Children At The Well

Dec 23, 2019 606

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This week, we learn about Children at the Well , a Capital Region organization that seeks to build community and grow leaders by increasing the capacity for understanding through the ancient art of storytelling. On January 12, Children at The Well will hold an evening of stories and songs called “Winter Lights” to benefit the Children at the Well and the Interfaith Story Circle programs. We are joined by co-founder and Director of Children at the Well Paula Weiss, and Assistant Children at the Well Storycoaches Varun Mondaiyka and Ayah Osman.

Against The Odds, Artie Lange To Ring In 2020 In Albany

Dec 23, 2019 1020

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It’s a surprise to many people, himself included, that Artie Lange is anywhere nowadays, let alone doing standup. But Lange has proven to be the ultimate survivor. After battling addiction for 30 years, attempting suicide, and endless stints in rehab, Lange says he has been sober for almost a year.

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Dec 23, 2019 540

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Has Binghamton rumbled its last pony? In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/23/19 Panel

Dec 23, 2019 4949

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

Classical Music According To Yehuda #236

Dec 20, 2019 562

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In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about prodigies - focussing on Clara Schumann.

Colin Quinn: Wrong Side Of History At The Egg 12/21

Dec 20, 2019 875

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Comedian and actor Colin Quinn will bring his "The Wrong Side of History" stand-up tour to The Egg in Albany, New York on Saturday, December 21. Quinn's most recent one-man-show "Red State, Blue State" ran at The Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City earlier this year and then premiered on CNN as the network's first comedy special in May. It is now streaming on Netflix. "Red State Blue State" followed a successful off-Broadway run of "Colin Quinn: The New York Story," directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and "Colin Quinn: Long Story Short," for which he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination. As an actor, Quinn appeared on HBO's "Girls" and "Crashing" and in the film "Trainwreck." He was the host of SNL's Weekend Update for the last few years of the 20th Century.

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Dec 20, 2019 634

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Our continent is getting a new trade deal. In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/20/19 Panel

Dec 20, 2019 5183

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

"Powerarchy: Understanding The Psychology Of Oppression For Social Transformation" By Melanie Joy

Dec 19, 2019 655

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Melanie Joy, PhD, EdM, is a Harvard-educated psychologist, international speaker, and organizational and relationship coach. In her newest book, "Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation" Joy examines the common underlying psychology that drives all oppressive systems and enables abusive interpersonal dynamics.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Dec 19, 2019 625

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Frozen 2," "Ford v Ferrari" Upcoming: Madison Theater Re-opening Block Party with Skeeter Creek - Madison Theater, Albany, Thursday 12/19, 4 PM (films start running at 6 PM) Michaela Anne - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 12/19, 7 PM Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Times Union Center, Albany, Thursday 12/19, 7:30 PM The Silos, Coal Palace Kings - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Thursday 12/19, 8 PM "It’s a Wonderful Life" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 12/20, 7 PM; Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Friday 12/20, 7 PM; Capitol Theatre, Rome, Friday 12/20, 7 PM; Saturday 12/21, 2:30 & 7 PM Sing Solstice! Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie - The Eighth Step at Proctors, The Addy, Schenectady, Saturday 12/21, 7:30 PM Colin Quinn: Wrong Side of History - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 12/21, 8 PM The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Sing

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Dec 19, 2019 514

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The House has taken one of its most high-profile votes in memory. In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22nd Congressional district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation happened the day before the House took up the impeachment vote.

12/19/19 Panel

Dec 19, 2019 4836

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

Adam Platt: Glutton For Nourishment

Dec 17, 2019 1875

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People always tell Adam Platt that he has a dream job. As a restaurant critic for “New York” magazine since 2000, Platt has tasted some of the best meals and cocktails around the world — all on an expense account.

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

Dec 17, 2019 964

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This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY. List: "Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era" by Gareth Russell "The Day It Finally Happens" by Mike Pearl "Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers" from the files of the New York Public Library "You Suck at Cooking" "Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds" by Ian Wright "Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge" by Sheila Weller "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" by Kevin Noble Maillard

12/17/19 Panel

Dec 17, 2019 5519

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Berkshire Eagle reporter, Jenn Smith.

"All Blood Runs Red" - A Biography Of Eugene Bullard

Dec 16, 2019 619

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In "All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard - Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy," Phil Keith and Tom Clavin share the story of Eugene Bullard; the first African American military pilot, who went on to become a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Tom Clavin joined us.

Falling Into Place - CEO And SEAT Center

Dec 16, 2019 873

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. CEO - The Commission on Economic Opportunity is a community action agency with a mission of helping people in the community that are dealing with poverty. Its largest programs are Head Start, Universal Pre-K, WIC, Weatherization services and a large food pantry. We are joined by President and Chief Executive Officer of CEO Katherine Maciol, Director of Education and Training for the Schenectady Social Enterprise and Training Center Rebecca Paavola, and Youth Build student, Katie Murray.

WAMC's Brian Shields Retiring After 30 Years

Dec 16, 2019 1120

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WAMC will be losing a key member of its staff at the end of the year. Senior News Anchor Brian Shields is about to wrap up a 30-year career in the newsroom. The voice of Midday Magazine and Northeast Report, Shields is retiring at the end of December, leaving a big hole on our staff and for our listeners.

12/16/19 Panel

Dec 16, 2019 5352

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

"Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America" By U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Dec 13, 2019 1197

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Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In "Desk 88," he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him.

An Evening With Charlie Chaplin At Images Cinema 12/16

Dec 13, 2019 850

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To celebrate 103 years of movies on Spring Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Images Cinema will present An Evening with Charlie Chaplin , featuring three classic Chaplin shorts with live musical accompaniment from Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton, on Monday, December 16 at 8pm. This will be the third time Sosin and Seaton have performed at Images to celebrate the theater’s anniversary. Donald Sosin is one of the foremost silent film composers in the world, he’s spent decades performing at major film festivals and archives all over the world. Actor and singer Joanna Seaton has been a performer for just about her entire life.Her acting credits include leading roles in over 80 productions of musicals and plays in New York City and at regional and stock theatres across the country.

12/13/19 Panel

Dec 13, 2019 5209

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Tony Trischka Brings "Of A Winter's Night" To Sheffield

Dec 11, 2019 918

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This Thursday night, Oldtone presents a special holiday roots concert. “Tony Trischka: Of A Winter’s Night” begins at 7:30 at Dewey Hall in Sheffield, Massachusetts. The acoustic celebration of the holiday season is based on Trischka’s 2015 album of the same name.

Catskill Jazz Factory Presents Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines At Hudson Hall

Dec 11, 2019 1042

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On Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m., Catskill Jazz Factory presents Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines at Hudson Hall in Hudson, New York. Pianist-composer, Dan Tepfer is a recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Born in France to American parents, Tepfer received a bachelor's degree in astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh and a master's degree in jazz piano performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston. He’s performed to great acclaim all over the world.

12/11/19 Panel

Dec 11, 2019 5495

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Caroll Spinney - In Memoriam

Dec 10, 2019 581

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Caroll Spinney, puppeteer, cartoonist, author and speaker most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” from its inception in 1969 until 2018, died on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the age of 85. In 2016, Joe Donahue spoke with the legendary Muppeteer in advance of a screening of the documentary about Spinney’s career entitled “ I am Big Bird .” We share portions of that interview today, in memoriam.

Falling Into Place - The Free School

Dec 10, 2019 912

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. Today, we’ll learn about The Free School in Albany, New York. Founded in 1969, The Free School is the longest running inner-city independent alternative school in the United States. The school provides an alternative to traditional models of education by offering children a self-directed approach to their learning. We are joined by Director of The Albany Free School Deirdre Kelly and educator, EPIC program director and Free School Radio Executive Producer Gerald Malcolm.

Book Picks - The Bookstore

Dec 10, 2019 860

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Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox. List: “Charlie the Tramp” and “Harvey’s Hideaway” by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban “And Go Like This” and “Reading Backwards: Essays and Reviews 2005-2018” by John Crowley “The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team” by Matthew Goodman “Girl with a Leica” by Helena Janeczek “Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old” from the editors at Plough House Events: December 12 at 5:30 p.m. Patty Crane, "Bell I Wake To" December 13 at 5:30 p.m. Jeffrey L. Diamond, "Live To Network"

12/10/19 Panel

Dec 10, 2019 4367

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, communications consultant Theresa Bourgeois, The Empire Report’s J. P. Miller.

Classical Music According To Yehuda #335

Dec 6, 2019 711

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In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about prodigies, focussing on jazz pianist Joey Alexander and sharing "Evidence," a track from his album "Joey. Monk. Live!"

“It’s A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre” At TheRep

Dec 6, 2019 526

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Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, New York presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre” through Dec. 22. Adapted from the classic Frank Capra film by W.V.R. Repoley this story comes to life as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all the memorable Bedford Falls characters, accompanied by sound effects and music created live on stage. We are joined by actor Wynn Harmon.

Albany Symphony Concerts With Music By Mozart, Barber, Pachelbel And Andre Myers

Dec 6, 2019 959

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On Saturday and Sunday evening the Albany Symphony will be at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presenting a program featuring Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” featuring acclaimed soprano Talise Trevigne, Andre Myers “Studies in Hope: Frederick Douglass,” and Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony. Myers’ piece was commissioned by The Albany Symphony for The Dogs of Desire and this weekend the piece will be performed by the Albany Symphony with the Albany High School Choir under the direction of Brendan Hoffman, sopranos Chelsea Fingal and Paule Aboite, and two student hip hop emcees from Albany High School. We were joined by Albany Symphony Music Director and Conductor David Alan Miller and by “Studies in Hope: Frederick Douglass” composer, Andre Myers.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Dec 6, 2019 535

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The holiday season is an important time for consumer protection. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. A note to listeners — this segment was recorded just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

12/6/19 Panel

Dec 6, 2019 4899

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, a nd Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Ancram Opera House Presents A New Musical Adaptation Of "The Snow Queen"

Dec 5, 2019 740

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Ancram Opera House in Ancram, New York is mounting an original musical theatre adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” The staged reading will have performances December 7-15. The production features book and lyrics by Barbara Wiechmann, music by Lisa Dove, and is directed by Jeffrey Mousseau .

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents "A Christmas Carol" 12/7-21

Dec 5, 2019 707

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The Berkshire Theatre Group presents its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on stage at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts December 7 -21. A holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” celebrates the import of empathy and community connection – and BTG’s production of the story does the same. The story was adapted for the stage by Eric Hill, who stars as the miser-who-makes-good, Ebenezer Scrooge. Eric Hill joined us along with BTG’s Artistic Associate of Education Travis Daly, who directs “A Christmas Carol” and actor and high school student, Kate Goble – who plays Belle.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Dec 5, 2019 523

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Knives Out," "The Irishman" Upcoming: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker - Palace Theatre, Albany, Thursday 12/5, 7 PM Anne Heaton & Natalia Zukerman - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Thursday 12/5, 8 PM Lunasa Christmas from Ireland - The Eighth Step at Proctors, GE Theatre, Schenectady, Friday 12/6, 7:30 PM Delsonido - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 12/7, 8 PM Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Saturday 12/7, 8 PM The Joy Formidable - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Saturday 12/7, 8:30 PM John Pizzarelli Big Band - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 12/7, 8 PM Roman Rabinovich, pianist; music of Stravinsky, Gershwin, Debussy, Satie, more - Union College Concert Series, Memorial Chapel, Sunday 12/8, 3 PM "March of the Wooden Soldiers" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Monday 12/9

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Dec 5, 2019 543

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2019 is ending with more dire warnings about the environment. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/5/19 Panel

Dec 5, 2019 4835

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Corporate Attorney Rich Honen, Chairman of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry.

12/4/19 Panel

Dec 4, 2019 2511

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, T imes Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Anne Heaton And Natalia Zukerman: An Evening Of Songs And Stories At Helsinki Hudson

Dec 3, 2019 920

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Helsinki Hudson presents Anne Heaton and Natalia Zukerman: An Evening of Songs and Stories on December 5 at 8pm. The multimedia evening will feature excerpts from Zukerman's latest show "The Women Who Rode Away" and from Heaton's new album and storybook "To the Light" Natalia Zukerman's “The Women Who Rode Away” melds her talents as a songwriter, painter, and storyteller as she recounts the journey of finding her voice through the stories of the women in her life and in history that paved the way. Anne Heaton’s “To the Light” is a celebration of collaboration and connection. Heaton is the Founder of Soul Songs School.

Environmentalist Bill McKibben To Speak At MCLA On 12/5

Dec 3, 2019 803

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Author, environmentalist, and activist Bill McKibben will give the Annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. His 1989 book “The End of Nature” is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country except North Korea. The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, McKibben was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize. His most recent book “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” was published by Macmillan in April.

SPAC Presents Salzburg Marionette Theatre, Orchestra St. Luke's, VOCES8 And More This Holiday Season

Dec 3, 2019 787

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The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York is associated with summer in our region, but over the last few years, SPAC has begun offering programming year-round through collaboration with other community venues and organizations. Over the next few weeks, SPAC will present “The Nutcracker” by Salzburg Marionette Theatre, an Orchestra St. Luke’s concert of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, and British vocal ensemble VOCES8. Elizabeth Sobol is the President and CEO of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Dec 3, 2019 551

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The first batch of public hearings is behind us, but the impeachment investigation continues. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/3/19 Panel

Dec 3, 2019 4890

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

"For The Love Of Music" By John Mauceri

Dec 2, 2019 1553

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Over the past five decades, John Mauceri has conducted symphonies, operas, ballets, musicals, and film music around the world, and served as music director of four opera companies and three orchestras, as well as hosted television and radio programs. He has more than seventy albums to his name, and is the recipient of a Grammy, a Tony, a Billboard, two Diapasons d'or, three Emmys, and four Deutschen Schallplattenkritik awards. He is the author of "Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting," and has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, and The Huffington Post, among other publications. His new book is "For the Love of Music: A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening."

"Why You Like It: The Science And Culture Of Musical Taste" By Nolan Gasser

Dec 2, 2019 1193

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Nolan Gasser is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and musicologist. Most notably, he is the architect of Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project and the chief musicologist from its founding in 2000. Dr. Gasser lectures widely on the nature of musical taste and the intersections of music, science, and culture. He received his Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford. His new book is " Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste ."

Congressional Corner With Nita Lowey

Dec 2, 2019 649

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The impeachment inquiry continues. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey of the 17 th district wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12/2/19 Panel

Dec 2, 2019 4609

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

"Thanksgiving On The Farm" And "Hancock Holidays" At Hancock Shaker Village

Nov 27, 2019 583

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Hancock Shaker Village , a living history museum on 750 acres in the heart of the Berkshires, is located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A National Historic Landmark, the property includes twenty historic Shaker buildings, and the oldest working farm in the Berkshires. The museum is home to more than 22,000 artifacts, making it one of the premier Shaker collections in the world. Hancock Shaker Village presents its “ Thanksgiving on the Farm ” tradition on the three days following Thanksgiving. The Village will be open all three days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then, the first weekend in December, HSV presents " Hancock Holidays ." We are joined by Hancock Shaker Village’s President and CEO, Jennifer Trainer Thompson.

Big Gay Hudson Valley Presents A Queer Holiday Burlesque Spectacular

Nov 27, 2019 716

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Big Gay Hudson Valley presents “ Hung With Care: A Queer Holiday Burlesque Spectacular ” on Friday, November 29th at The Linda in Albany, New York and on Saturday, November 30th at The Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, New York. The show will also be performed twice in early December at 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn. The 7th annual shows feature performances from New York City’s premier cabaret artists with specialties ranging from burlesque to dance to circus acts and more. We are joined by New York city nightlife legend and singer Shelly Watson and Big Gay Hudson Valley Co-Founder Stephan Hengst.

Hubbard Hall's Susan B. Anthony Project And Artistic Residency Project With The Bushwick Starr

Nov 27, 2019 1015

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Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education in Cambridge, New York is in the midst of The Susan B. Anthony Project - a yearlong community and artistic collaboration to create a new play with music about Susan B. Anthony, Mary Hubbard and their time together at Hubbard Hall. Hubbard Hall’s also has a new partnership with The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn and the participating residency artists will present showcases of their works-in-progress over the next few weeks. David Snider is the Executive & Artistic Director of Hubbard Hall.

Congressional Corner With Nita Lowey

Nov 27, 2019 671

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A stalwart of the House will be heading home. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey of the 17 th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

11/27/19 Panel

Nov 27, 2019 4655

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

Berkshire Native McQueen's Debut Album "Black Cat"

Nov 26, 2019 1077

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Berkshire native McQueen is a producer and musician sometimes referred to as a multi-media comedian, a funny DJ, and electro-comic, or a comedy/music mixmaster. He stacks original beats and melodies and situationally surreal lyrics with pop-culture references galore. He's toured with Radiohead, performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, worked for Comedy Central and Funny or Die. His first album “Black Cat” (ASpecialThing Records) was released on October 25.

Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore

Nov 26, 2019 1031

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This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York. List: " Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live " by Melanie Falick " Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool " by Clara Parkes “ How to Be an Antiracist ” by Ibram X. Kendi “ Cinderella Liberator ” by Rebecca Solnit, illustrated by Arthur Rackham " Passing: A Memoir of Love and Death " by Michael Korda – event on November 30 " The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between " by Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer “ This Is What Democracy Looks Like ” " Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss " by Margaret Renkl

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Nov 26, 2019 534

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North America is working on a new trade deal. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Democrat Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

11/26/19 Panel

Nov 26, 2019 4840

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

"This Is Not Propaganda" By Peter Pomerantsev

Nov 25, 2019 1275

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Peter Pomerantsev is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, an author and TV producer. He studies propaganda and media development, and has testified on the challenges of information war to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the UK Parliament Defense Select Committee. In his new book, "This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality," he writes from the front lines of the disinformation age, where he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, “behavioral change” salesmen, Jihadi fanboys, Identitarians, truth cops, and many others. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, Pomerantsev finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power.

Smithsonian Institution Museum On Main Street In New York State

Nov 25, 2019 848

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The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program brings access to the Smithsonian for small-town America through museum exhibitions, research, educational resources, and programming. In 2018, " Water/Ways " was the first-ever traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program to travel to New York State. This past summer, the Smithsonian announced its choice of the Hart Cluett Museum in Troy, New York as one of ten museums in the United States to be chosen for its Museum on Main Street “How We Work” pilot. We are joined now by Director of the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, Lisa Cline; Director of the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls, Tim Weidner; Director of Historic Rensselaer County at the Hart-Cluett Museum in Troy, Karin Krasevac-Lenz; and Director of the Museum Association of New York Erika Sanger.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Nov 25, 2019 557

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Impeachment eventually boils down to an up or down vote. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Democrat Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

11/25/19 Panel

Nov 25, 2019 4792

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

Jasmine Cephas Jones On The New Group's "Cyrano"

Nov 22, 2019 1299

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Jasmine Cephas Jones is starring opposite Peter Dinklage in The New Group’s “Cyrano” which is running at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City through December 22. In the new musical version of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the 1897 play-in-verse by Edmond Rostand, Dinklage plays the brilliantly eloquent and love-struck cadet Cyrano, pining after Cephas Jones’ beautiful and willful Roxanne - who in turn loves the handsome and witless Christian. This new version is adapted from the original and directed by Erica Schmidt and features original music by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the rock band The National with lyrics by Matt Berninger (also of The National) and Carin Besser. Jasmine Cephas Jones originated the dual roles of Peggy and Maria Reynolds in Hamilton at The Public and subsequently on Broadway, earning widespread recognition and acclaim along with her castmates, and a Grammy Award for the cast recording. She co-starred in the film “Blindspotting” which starred and was written by her

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

Nov 22, 2019 802

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Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks . List: “Bell I Wake To” by Patty Crane “The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek “The Great Pretender” by Susannah Calahan “Games of Deception” by Andrew Maraniss “How to Read a Book” by Kwame Alexander “Saturday” by Oge Mora “Sulwe” by Lupita Nyong'o Upcoming Event: David Maraniss – “A Good American Family” on Tuesday, 12/3 at 7 p.m.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Nov 22, 2019 688

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Vermont’s Congressman-at-large has a big role to play in the impeachment proceedings. In today’s Congressional Corner, Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Comedian Josh Gondelman At MASS MoCA On 11/23

Nov 22, 2019 931

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High Mud Comedy Festival Presents Josh Gondelman in a night of stand-up comedy at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Josh Gondelman is a stand-up and writer who has earned two Peabody Awards, three Emmys, and two WGA Awards for his work on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” He is currently a writer/producer for “Desus & Mero” on Showtime - which was just renewed for a second season. He has a reputation for being a true mensch and among the nicest guys in comedy and his new book “ Nice Try ” is available from Harper Perennial and his most recent stand-up album “ Dancing on a Weeknight ” was released in April of this year. He joined us to talk about stand-up, working for and with great people, Twitter pep-talks, and #agoodgame.

11/22/19 Panel

Nov 22, 2019 3716

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley makes a cameo appearance.

The Creative Life: Rakim

Nov 18, 2019 2617

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William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is “near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs – perhaps the greatest – of all time within the hip-hop community” He began his career as the emcee of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim. Where many MCs of the time developed their technique through improvisational battles, Rakim was among the first to demonstrate the possibilities of sitting down and writing intricately crafted lyrics packed with clever word choices and metaphors. His new book: "Sweat The Technique: Revelations On Creativity From The Lyrical Genius" follows his career from his beginnings as a teenage rapper on Long Island and offers insight into how he thinks about words, music, writing and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. Joe Donahue spoke with Rakim on stage on October 28th as part of UAlbany’s Creative Life series. The Creative Life is created and produced by the New York State Writers Institute,

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Nov 18, 2019 595

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American policy toward Cuba has been boomeranging in recent years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Robert Burke Warren Presents "Redheaded Friend" At Phoenicia Playhouse 11/23

Nov 18, 2019 1101

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Robert Burke Warren is a Hudson Valley based writer, performer, and musician. His debut novel, “Perfectly Broken” was published in 2016. As a musician, he’s released several albums as himself and his popular family music alter-ego, Uncle Rock. His latest project is “Redheaded Friend,” a one-man musical-memoir about a formative childhood friendship and its ripples throughout his life. He’ll perform the show at The Phoenicia Playhouse in Phoenicia, New York on Saturday, November 23rd at 7pm .

11/18/19 Panel

Nov 18, 2019 3681

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

The Creative Life: Philippe Petit

Nov 14, 2019 2420

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Philippe Petit has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world; he is also a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, lecturer, writer and subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary "Man on Wire." Petit’s first “coup” was walking between the towers of Notre Dame in Paris in 1971. He followed with a walk between the pylons of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, setting the stage for “the artistic crime of the century,” his Twin Towers walk a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of New York in 1974. We spoke with Petit on stage on October 3 as part of UAlbany’s Creative Life series. The Creative Life is created and produced by the New York State Writers Institute, University Art Museum, and UAlbany Performing Arts Center in collaboration with WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Nov 14, 2019 510

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America was polarized even before impeachment. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

11/14/19 Panel

Nov 14, 2019 3897

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

11/13/19 Panel

Nov 13, 2019 2555

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

The New Pornographers At MASS MoCA On 11/14

Nov 12, 2019 1161

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Indie-rock band The New Pornographers will play the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA on Thursday, November 14. Their new album, "In the Morse Code of Brake Lights," was released in September and is receiving critical acclaim and Billboard chart success. Carl Newman joins us. In addition to Newman, current band members are Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Todd Fancey, Joe Seiders, Simi Stone, and Blaine Thurier. The New Pornographers have previously released seven studio albums including their most recent, 2017’s Whiteout Conditions. The first album released on their own imprint, Collected Works Records, in partnership with Concord Records.

Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music

Nov 12, 2019 949

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This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York. List: " Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Evolution by Daniel H. Wilson " Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky " The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan (event Fri, 11/15) " Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir by Eugenia Zukerman (event in Rhinebeck, Thurs, 11/21) " Sofia Valdez, Future Prez " by Andrea Beaty (event in Rhinebeck, Sun 12/1) " The Shortest Day " by Susan Cooper (event in Rhinebeck, Sat, 12/7) " Juliet Takes a Breath " by Gabby Rivera

Matthew Desmond At UAlbany 11/14

Nov 12, 2019 770

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MacArthur Genius and Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and the Andrew Carnegie Medal, among others. Desmond will be at UAlbany’s Page Hall on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. for an event sponsored by the Changing the Conversation Committee, a partnership of CatholicCharities, Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Unity House, and the New York State Writers Institute.

Craig Ferguson's New Docu-Series "Hobo Fabulous" Out 11/12

Nov 12, 2019 990

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Craig Ferguson’s "Hobo Fabulous" is six half hour episodes which are an amalgam of stand up special and rock tour documentary filmed during his recent 50-date tour of the USA and Canada. Craig Ferguson is an actor, writer and comedian, who as the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" set all-time viewer records during his ten-year run as host, which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ferguson was also the host of the syndicated game show, "Celebrity Name Game," in which he was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host two years in a row. Ferguson is also an acclaimed standup comedian. "Hobo Fabulous" is available on Comedy Dynamics .

11/12/19 Panel

Nov 12, 2019 3531

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

Veterans Day Essay - My Father And His Gun

Nov 11, 2019 277

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Jann Gregg (known as Chi Chi since before birth) is the second of four daughters born to Gloria and Francis Stone - a World War II Veteran. Jann is the wife of Dennis a career Army Veteran. My Father And His Gun I remember our cellar. I suppose it was the same as most houses; the freezer where leftovers were stored, a furnace, holiday boxes and two industrial sinks to wash the very large roasting pans my mother used to cook our Italian meals for our uncles. That was also the location of my Dad's workshop. He kept his nails and screws in small baby food jars with the lids screwed into a board hanging on shelves. His hammers and other tools were placed neatly on a peg board to be used whenever my mother wanted something repaired or his son-in-laws needed help with a remodeling job. My Father loved carpentry and thought that was what he would do with his life. He always kept everything so neat and organized and he knew right away when something was missing or out of place. He also used

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Nov 11, 2019 513

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Falling Into Place - Underground Railroad History Project Of The Capital Region, Inc.

Nov 11, 2019 563

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This morning our featured organization is the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region , Inc. – a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage knowledge of the Underground Railroad Movement and its genesis and legacy in the Capital Region and in New York State – and as a significant element of the history of the United States. We were joined by Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, Co-founders of Underground Railroad History Project and Scholars-in-Residence at Russell Sage College.

11/11/19 Panel

Nov 11, 2019 3710

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

Shankar Vedantam Probes The "Hidden Brain"

Nov 8, 2019 660

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For the past eight years, Shankar Vedantam of NPR has been giving WAMC listeners regular updates on social science research and what it tells us about human behavior. Frequently heard on “Morning Edition,” Vedantam is marking four years of the “Hidden Brain” podcast, where he explains the unconscious patterns driving our choices.

Disney's "Frozen" Begins National Tour At Proctors In Schenectady

Nov 8, 2019 834

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For the last several weeks, crews have been busy at Proctors in Schenectady working on the national broadway tour of the Disney and Broadway hit, “ Frozen .” “Frozen” begins two weeks of performances at Proctors on Sunday, November 10 and runs there through November 24. Based on the animated film of the same name, “Frozen” has been melting hearts on Broadway in an all-new production created for the stage which features songs from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. The music and lyrics are by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the book is by Jennifer Lee. The show is directed by Michael Grandage with choreography by Rob Ashford. Caroline Innerbichler plays Anna and F. Michael Haynie plays Olaf.

"A Tale Of Magic" By Chris Colfer

Nov 8, 2019 1081

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Chris Colfer is renowned for his Golden Globe-winning performance as Kurt Hummel on Fox's Glee, where he helped bring the story and struggles of a gay teen to an international audience. The 29-year-old actor-turned-writer is also taking the literary world by storm. Colfer has written an impressive 15 novels, most notably his "The Land of Stories" children's fantasy series. His latest book, "A Tale of Magic," starts a new series filled with adventure, imagination, and memorable characters both familiar and new.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Nov 8, 2019 628

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Despite the death of the head of ISIS, American policy in Syria is up for debate. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Mark Beech's Illustrated History Of The Green Bay Packers

Nov 8, 2019 917

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The Green Bay Packers the only fan-owned team in any of North America’s major pro sports leagues and Green Bay is the smallest city with a big-time franchise. The Packers are, in other words, unlikely candidates to be pro football's preeminent team. And yet nobody in the NFL has won more championships. March Beech's new book "The People's Team: An Illustrated History of the Green Bay Packers" commemorates the team's 100 year anniversary. Beech spent eighteen years at Sports Illustrated before becoming a senior editor at the Players’ Tribune in 2016. A West Point graduate, he was introduced to the special relationship between the Packers and their fans after moving to Milwaukee in the mid-1980s.

11/8/19 Panel - Malcom Nance "The Plot To Betray America" Book Release Event

Nov 8, 2019 4430

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In the new book, "The Plot to Betray America," Malcolm Nance, New York Times bestselling author and intelligence expert, reveals how President Trump and his inner circle conspired, coordinated, communicated, and eventually strategized to commit what Nance calls the greatest act of treachery in the history of the United States: compromising the presidential oath of office in exchange for power and personal enrichment. Today's Roundtable Panel features Malcolm Nance in conversation with Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue in a live event at The Linda with an audience of WAMC members. Nance will be at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, New York on Sunday, November 10 . Proceeds from that event will benefit Warrior's Haven .

Daniel J. Watts In "TINA: The Tina Turner Musical"

Nov 7, 2019 703

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“ TINA: The Tina Turner Musical ” opens tonight at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. The biographical jukebox musical features a book by award-winning playwright Katori Hall and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. It tells the story of Anna Mae Bullock of Nutbush, Tennessee’s life and growth into Tina Turner - living legend and international Queen of Rock and Roll. Adrienne Warren plays Turner -she’s earned raves in the West End production - and an Olivier Award nomination - and gathering early buzz during Broadway previews. Daniel J. Watts plays Ike Turner. Watts is the creator of a long-running and evolving solo-show entitled “The Jam.” His previous Broadway credits include “The Color Purple,” “In the Heights,” “Memphis,” “Motown: The Musical,” and “Hamilton.” He’s often jumped from stage to screen and plays “Felony” in the comedy series “The Last OG” on TBS starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Watts was just nominated for an L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Featured

Wes Buckley Celebrates Release Of New Album "Dancing The Bliss"

Nov 7, 2019 700

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Berkshire based songwriter and performer Wes Buckley will mark the release of his new album, “Dancing the Bliss,” at The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on Friday, November 8 . The concert will feature special guest Erin Durant. “Dancing the Bliss” is a full length album recorded at The Stationery Factory's Honor Roll Sessions and produced by Johnny Irion. Recorded to a Studer tape machine, the album contains a collection of songs that are snapshots of several different relationships between two people. Mother and daughter, two lovers, two friends, radio and listener, two dancers, two adolescents, and more.

Performing Arts Of Woodstock Presents Will Eno's "The Realistic Joneses"

Nov 7, 2019 858

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Wallace Norman is directing the Performing Arts of Woodstock production of Will Eno’s "The Realistic Joneses." The play takes place in the rural Southwest. Shortly after one couple moves into town, they meet their neighbors who share the same last name. As their lives intertwine they learn that they share much more as the two couples struggle to survive in their imperfect worlds. The show will runs at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center in Woodstock, New York from November 15 through December 1.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Nov 7, 2019 523

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**This was recorded before Beto O'Rourke ended his campaign to be 2020 Democratic nominee.** America will go right from impeachment to the voting booth. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Nov 7, 2019 510

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Where's My Roy Cohn?" Upcoming: "Jezebel" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Thursday 11/7, 7 PM Parsons Dance - (6 works: Round My World, Hand Dance, Microburst, Nascimento, Caught, Eight Women) - The Egg, Albany, Friday 11/8, 8 PM Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys - Helsinki Hudson, Friday 11/8, 9 PM "A Night at the Opera," plus Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges shorts - Capitol Theatre, Rome, Saturday 11/9, 2:30 & 7 PM On a Winter’s Night with Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin, Cliff Eberhardt - The Eighth Step at Proctors, GE Theatre, Schenectady, Saturday 11/9, 7:30 PM Dallas Brass - Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, Albany, Saturday 11/9, 8 PM Marcelle Davies-Lashley: Liberian Girl in Brooklyn - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 11/9, 8 PM Russian Ballet Theatre: Swan

11/7/19 Panel

Nov 7, 2019 3507

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and founding editor and executive director of Investigative Post, James Heaney. Heaney is the recipient of this year's Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting from the The Museum of Political Corruption .

Seth Abramson Discusses New Book "Proof Of Conspiracy"

Nov 6, 2019 1295

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Seth Abramson is a former criminal defense attorney and criminal investigator who teaches digital journalism, legal advocacy, and cultural theory at the University of New Hampshire. A regular political and legal analyst on CNN and the BBC during the Trump presidency, he is the author of eleven books and editor of five anthologies. Abramson's latest book is "Proof of Conspiracy: How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy." It is published by St. Martin's Press.

Ken Pomeroy: How One Man Became His Own Stat

Nov 6, 2019 1005

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As another college basketball season gets started, one person you’ll probably hear a lot about isn’t a coach or a player. Ken Pomeroy was an unknown meteorologist in the Midwest 15 years ago. Today, he’s one of the top sports statisticians in the country. His website, kenpom.com, is a bible for hoops fans. On it, he ranks each of the 353 men’s basketball teams in a variety of categories using advanced metrics. He also writes for The Athletic.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Nov 6, 2019 544

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President Donald Trump is on his way to being impeached. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th District, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Wholly Unraveled: A Memoir" By Keele Burgin

Nov 6, 2019 909

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"Wholly Unraveled" is Keele Burgin’s memoir of self-discovery and finding her voice. Burgin was raised in a Catholic cult, under the unforgiving eye of her abusive father. She watched her mother disappear before her eyes. Once on her own in the world, Burgin found herself in a damaging spiral of self-destruction. Then, she spent a year in almost complete silence at a remote community in rural Canada. She is now a successful entrepreneur, activist, author, and filmmaker.

11/6/19 Panel

Nov 6, 2019 3379

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, and corporate attorney, Rich Honen.

"Yes We Did" New Book By White House Photographer Lawrence Jackson

Nov 5, 2019 1135

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When Lawrence Jackson took the job as White House photographer in early 2009, he knew he’d have a front row seat to history. What he didn’t expect was the deep personal connection he would feel, as a fellow African American, with the President Barack Obama. Lawrence was the only African-American photographer in the Obama White House, which gave him a unique perspective on the first African-American President. In his new book, "Yes We Did: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President," Lawrence’s photos and reflections give us a front row seat to this historic administration.

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

Nov 5, 2019 692

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This week's Book Picks come to us from Sadie Trombetta of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts. List: "The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern "Frankisstein" by Jeanette Winterson "The Dreamers" by Karen Walker Thompson "In the Dream House" by Carmen Marie Machado "Curry & Kimchi: Flavor Secrets for Creating 70 Asian-Inspired Recipes at Home" by Unmi Abkin and Roger Taylor "The Witches Are Coming" by Lindy West

UAlbany Writing And Critical Inquiry Food On Film Festival At The Linda

Nov 5, 2019 708

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The WCI Film Festival in Albany, New York features “Food on Film.” Their Food Symposium will be held November 7 on UAlbany’s Downtown Campus. Guests include authors, artists, podcasters, cosplayers, business owners, and professors. Then, from November 8-10 at The Linda they will screen a diverse selection of international films, short lectures, open discussions, artistic creations, and other events including Tony Shalhoub, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and star of "Wings," "Monk," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," and "Big Night," who will be the keynote guest. Professor Rae Muhlstock of the Writing and Critical Inquiry Program at the University at Albany is the festival organizer.

"Our Wild Calling" By Richard Louv

Nov 4, 2019 719

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Richard Louv’s landmark book, "Last Child in the Woods," inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. "Our Wild Calling" explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth. "Our Wild Calling" makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures: not out of fear, but out of love. The book looks to point us toward what look for in the age of technology: real connection.

Roots Dialogue Events Address The Divide Between Israel And Palestine

Nov 4, 2019 1451

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There will be opportunities in the Capital Region to hear a dialogue between an Orthodox Israeli settler and a Palestinian activist as they tell their personal stories and of their efforts to build a better future. Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Roots come with no ready peace plans in hand, but only with the conviction that human understanding and trust will be the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home. Rabbi Hanan and Shadi Abu Awwad will speak in several locations in the Capital Region tonight through Wednesday.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Nov 4, 2019 669

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A Congressman from California has a lead role in the impeachment inquiry. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Jessica Laurel Kane's "The Girl Who Was Born With Glue In Her Brain"

Nov 4, 2019 737

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Jessica Laurel Kane joins us to talk about her new book, “The Girl Who Was Born with Glue in Her Brain.” It is a picture book/memoir about a girl with a handful of thoughts that keep her from being able to enjoy life as much as she would like to, and tells the story of what she eventually decides to do about it. Jessica Kane is the author-illustrator of four books for children: "The Butterfly Who Was Afraid to Fly and Other Stories," "Feed It to the Worms," "A Book of Hearts."

11/4/19 Panel

Nov 4, 2019 3484

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo and a Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer.

Storyhorse Documentary Theatre - "Rancich"

Nov 1, 2019 2243

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Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davisdon are producing a new Storyhorse Documentary Theater piece on Veterans Day Weekend (November 8, 9, 10). It is called "Rancich" and is based on recorded conversations with Navy SEAL Commander Tom Rancich and his family from Red Hook. Tom was head of Naval Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan and his family’s journey with the military and PTSD is an important story to share. The theatre is producing the piece four times next weekend - all as a benefit for the VFW in Red Hook, including one “Pay What You Wish” performance. To tell us more we welcome: Brian Williams, Commander of VFW Post 7765 in Red Hook, who served with the Marine Corps in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and is also a veteran of the NYPD. Jeremy Davidson and Mary Stuart Masterson are co-founders of Storyhorse Documentary Theater. Davidson is the writer of "Rancich" and Masterson is directing.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Nov 1, 2019 596

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A U.S. Senate primary in Massachusetts pits legacy against longevity. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Out Of Darkness, Shining Light: A Novel" By Petina Gappah

Nov 1, 2019 723

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Petina Gappah is an award-winning and widely translated Zimbabwean writer. She is the author of two novels and two short story collections. Her work has also been published in, among others, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, The Financial Times, and the Africa Report. For many years, Petina worked as an international trade lawyer at the highest levels of diplomacy in Geneva where she advised more than seventy developing countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America on trade law and policy. Petina has also been a DAAD Writing Fellow in Berlin, an Open Society Fellow and a Livingstone Scholar at Cambridge University. She has law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University in Austria, and the University of Zimbabwe. In her latest novel, "Out of Darkness, Shining Light," she imagines the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body, his papers and maps, fifteen hundred miles across the continent of Africa, so his remains

11/1/19 Panel

Nov 1, 2019 3665

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

"Character: What It Means And Why It Matters" By Deborah L. Rhode

Oct 30, 2019 1183

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Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, and the director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford University. She was the founding president of the International Association of Legal Ethics, the former president of the Association of American Law Schools, and the former founding director of Stanford's Center on Ethics. She is the nation's most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and the author of 30 books in the fields of professional responsibility, leadership, and gender. Her new book is "Character: What It Means and Why It Matters."

"A Liberated Mind: How To Pivot Toward What Matters" By Steven Hayes

Oct 30, 2019 1141

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Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. The author of forty-three books and more than six hundred scientific articles, he has served as president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and is one of the most cited psychologists in the world. Dr. Hayes initiated the development of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and of Relational Frame Theory (RFT), the approach to cognition on which ACT is based. His new book is "A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters."

"All Politics Is Local" By Meaghan Winter

Oct 30, 2019 675

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Meaghan Winter is a freelance magazine writer and author of the new book "All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States." After the 2016 election, Republicans had their largest majority in the states since 1928, controlling legislative chambers in thirty-two states and governor offices in thirty-three. They also held both chambers of Congress and the presidency despite losing the popular vote. What happened? Winter shows how the Democratic Party and left-leaning political establishment have spent the past several decades betting it all on the very risky and increasingly foolhardy strategy of abandoning the states to focus on federal races.

"The Fifth Domain" By Richard A. Clarke And Robert Knake

Oct 30, 2019 784

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Richard A. Clarke served for thirty years in national security policy roles in the US Government, first in the Pentagon, then the State Department, and finally for an unprecedented decade of continuous service for three Presidents in the White House. In the White House National Security Council for President Bush (41), Clinton, and Bush (43) he served as Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism (“Terrorism Czar’), and Special Advisor for Cyberspace (the first “Cyber Czar”). His latest book, co-authored by Robert Knake is "The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats."

10/30/19 Panel

Oct 30, 2019 3607

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

WAM Theatre's Pipeline

Oct 29, 2019 1415

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As part of WAM Theatre’s 10 th anniversary season, they are presenting a powerful and thought-provoking examination of race, class, and the American education system – "Pipeline" by Dominique Morisseau. Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher is committed to her students, and desperate to give her only son opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident in his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. Pipeline is Dominique Morisseau’s story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. To tell us more we welcome Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM Artistic Producing Director and Lia Russell-Self, WAM Associate Producing Director and Assistant Director on this production.

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

Oct 29, 2019 593

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Today's Book Picks list comes from Chris Linendoll of The Northshire Bookstore . List: “Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)” by Jeff Tweedy “Wilco-pedia” by Daniel Cook Johnson “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?” by Caitlin Doughty “Nuking the Moon” by Vince Houghton “Killing Commendatore” by Murakami “Nothing Can Hurt You” by Nicola Maye Goldberg (to be published in 2020)

"The Case Against Free Speech: The First Amendment, Fascism, And The Future Of Dissent"

Oct 29, 2019 674

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P. E. Moskowitz is the author of "How to Kill a City." A former staff writer for Al Jazeera America, they have written for publications including the Guardian, New York Times, NewYorker.com, New Republic, Wired, Slate, Buzzfeed, Splinter, and Vice. Their most recent book is "The Case Against Free Speech: The First Amendment, Fascism, and the Future of Dissent."

Troy Foundry Theatre And Die-Cast Present Immersive Cosmic Terror In "Yellow"

Oct 29, 2019 890

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Troy Foundry Theatre and Die-Cast of Philadelphia are teaming up to create a new immersive theatrical experience inspired by classic horror stories from the Victorian era. “Yellow” will take place at The Trojan Hotel in Troy, New York. It upends the traditional haunted house and invites audiences to walk through interwoven tales of dread and terror. “Yellow” will be performed on October 30 through November 9. We are joined by Troy Foundry Theatre Artistic Director David Girard, Troy Foundry Theatre Associate Artistic Director Ethan Botwick, and Die-Cast co-Founder and director of “Yellow” Brenna Geffers.

10/29/19 Panel

Oct 29, 2019 3742

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

5th Annual BraVa! Fundraiser Event

Oct 28, 2019 1072

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The Arts Center of the Capital Region is partnering with YWCA of the Greater Capital Region for their 5th Annual “Brava!”, a fundraiser seeking to provide new bras to women and girls that live at YWCA-GCR and those in need in the Greater Capital Region at no cost. The event will feature writers from around the region and beyond who will read jury-selected poems and essays or perform songs and monologues on the subject of brassieres in their lives. The pieces will touch on the subject from many viewpoints and range from poignant to hilarious. New this year: BraVa! The Book: Stories that Celebrate Something Close to Our Hearts, a compilation of pieces performed at BraVa! 2015 - 2018. To tell us more we welcome BraVa founder Marion Roach and Starletta Smith, acting director of the YWCA-GCR.

"Represent: The Woman’s Guide To Running For Office And Changing The World"

Oct 28, 2019 723

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The new book, "Represent," is an interactive and inspiring step-by-step guide showing women how to run for the approximately 500,000 elected offices in the United States. Co-written by former chief of staff at EMILY’s list Kate Black and actress, comedian, screenwriter, producer, podcaster, and activist June Diane Raphael, "Represent" is structured around a 21-point document called “I’m Running for Office: The Checklist.” Doubling as a workbook, "Represent" covers it all, from the nuts and bolts of where to run, fundraising, and filing deadlines, to issues like balancing family and campaigning, managing social media and how running for office can work in your real life. Kate Black joined us.

Falling Into Place - Community Loan Fund Of The Capital Region

Oct 28, 2019 679

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. Since 1985, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region has loaned more than $61 million and leveraged more than $218 million for equitable economic development in the Capital Region. The organization provides low-cost/no-cost trainings to help entrepreneurs get started. Training workshops cover financial planning, branding and marketing, legal issues, insurance, payroll and HR, and more. Community Loan Fund has launched a new online training platform aimed at minority and women owned businesses and is working to expand its Business Incubator. We learn more from Executive Director of the Community Loan

10/28/19 Panel

Oct 28, 2019 3615

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

"What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, And Equality On Campus" By Ulrich Baer

Oct 25, 2019 1058

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Ulrich Baer was educated at Harvard and Yale and has been awarded John Simon Guggenheim, DAAD, Paul Getty, and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships. He is University Professor at New York University. His podcast, "Think About It," is devoted to in-depth conversations on powerful ideas, including freedom of speech, and language that changes the world. His new book is "What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus." It is published by Oxford University Press.

Classical Music According To Yehuda #234

Oct 25, 2019 579

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In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about prodigies, focussing on Shirley Temple and sharing her performance of "On the Good Ship Lollipop" in the 1934 film "Bright Eyes." To learn about upcoming events in Yehuda’s Close Encounters with Music series – including this Sunday’s American Premiere of Andre Hajdu’s Masterpiece “Kohelet” – narrated by Sam Waterson – visit cewm.org .

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Oct 25, 2019 736

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The cost of college keeps going up. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his interview with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

Chief Official White House Photographer For President Obama Pete Souza In Poughkeepsie On 11/3

Oct 25, 2019 817

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Pete Souza - former Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and Director of the White House Photo Office - will give a visual presentation of exclusive photographs contained in his #1 New York Times bestseller "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents" at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, New York for an Oblong Books event on Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Shade tells the tale of the Obama and Trump years through visual juxtapositions that begin on Inauguration Day and move through the release of the Mueller report. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth.

10/25/19 Panel

Oct 25, 2019 3532

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, and Skidmore College Business professor and Brexit expert Peter Moloney.

"The Impeachment Diary: Eyewitness To The Removal Of A President" By James Reston Jr.

Oct 24, 2019 1074

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James Reston, Jr., took leave from teaching during the summer of 1973 to witness the Senate Watergate Committee hearings as he worked with his coauthor on what became the first full-length book to advocate for Richard Nixon's impeachment. During the following summer, he returned to Washington, DC, to witness the final act of the impeachment drama, attending the Watergate trials, Supreme Court deliberations over executive privilege, and House Judiciary Committee hearings to consider and eventually vote on articles of impeachment. When he arrived in Washington, he decided to keep a diary. His new book, “The Impeachment Diary,” is his contemporaneous account of those heady, uncertain times: when a president, having been investigated by a special counsel and Congress, was called to account for acts contrary to his oath and office, and fundamental questions about the Constitution were engaged.

Howard Pollack To Discuss Jewish Emigration And American Musical Theater At Skidmore College

Oct 24, 2019 840

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Howard Pollack is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Music at the University of Houston. He will be speaking next Wednesday, October 30th at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York about as part of the college's Jacob Perlow Series. Pollack's subject is “American Musical Theater and the Legacy of Jewish Emigration: From Show Boat to Fiddler on the Roof.” Jewish American composers, many of them children of Russian-Jewish immigrants, in collaboration with Jewish lyricists and librettists, played an extraordinary role in the creation of the classic Broadway and Hollywood musicals of the twentieth century, as well as American opera of the same period - composers that include Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Richard Rodgers, Marc Blitzstein, and Harold Arlen. Pollack will focus on how the legacy of Jewish immigration impinged itself dramatically on American musicals and operas by looking at the ways in which themes of migration, departure, arrival,

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Oct 24, 2019 599

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Does Lyme disease really come from Connecticut? In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Oct 24, 2019 603

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. And Joe reviews David Byrne's "American Utopia" on Broadway. Seen: "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice," "Zombieland: Double Tap" Upcoming: Taldans: Dolap - EMPAC, Lobby, RPI, Troy, Thursday 10/24, 7:30 PM Pink Martini - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Thursday 10/24, 7:30 PM The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Capitol Theatre, Rome, Friday 10/25, 7 PM All Rise: Nick Offerman American Humorist - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 10/25, 8 PM Philadanco - The Egg, Albany, Friday 10/25, 8 PM Kansas: Point of Know Return Tour - Palace Theatre, Albany, Saturday 10/26, 8 PM Aqueous - Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 10/26, 9 PM Close Encounters With Music: U.S. Premiere of Andre Hajdu’s Kohelet; cello quartet led by Yehuda Hanani, with narrator Sam Waterston - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Sunday 10/27, 5 PM Jenny Lewis, The Watson Twins -

10/24/19 Panel

Oct 24, 2019 3651

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

"Respect: Everything A Guy Needs To Know About Sex, Love, And Consent" By Inti Chavez Perez

Oct 23, 2019 1460

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Inti Chavez Perez is a writer and sex educator from Gothenburg, Sweden. He left a career as a journalist to focus full-time on issues concerning equality, sex, and sexuality. He regularly teaches sex education to teenagers in schools, as well as lecturing on education to midwives, teachers and government officials. Chavez Perez has been appointed by the Swedish Government as an expert on matters regarding the sexual violence of boys, lgbtq+ issues, honor violence, and other issues, in addition to serving as a member of their advisory council for The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society. His new book is "Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent."

"It's Up To Us" By John Kasich

Oct 23, 2019 1291

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John Kasich is the former Governor of Ohio and a former U.S. presidential candidate. As a US Congressman, he served for 18 years on the Armed Services Committee and was Chairman of the House Budget Committee the last time the budget was balanced. He's also had a career as an investment banker, as a host of "Heartland with John Kasich" on Fox News, as an author of 4 NYT bestsellers and now as a senior political commentator on CNN. His new book is "It's Up to Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change."

"Atlas Obscura: 2nd Edition" - An Explorer's Guide To The World's Hidden Wonders

Oct 23, 2019 533

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When the first edition of "Atlas Obscura" was released in 2016, it instantly became a national bestseller, taking readers off the beaten path to discover the strange and marvelous hidden wonders that exist all around us. Now completely revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this beloved travel book takes readers to even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth. Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of AtlasObscura.com . He is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller "Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid." Dylan has reported for NPR’s All Things Considered and spoken at conferences, including SXSW and The New Yorker Festival, about the changing nature of exploration.

"Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense" By Dan Abrams

Oct 23, 2019 798

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In their New York Times bestseller "Lincoln's Last Trial" ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams and bestselling author David Fisher unearthed a little-known chapter from the life and career of America's most revered president shedding a new light on his national ascendency. Now in their new book, "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy," the pair returns to resurrect another seminal case in presidential history: a 1915 libel case brought against Teddy Roosevelt that rocked the nation and American politics.

10/23/19 Panel

Oct 23, 2019 3738

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Oct 22, 2019 593

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In the Northeast, farms and the coast are never too far apart. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

10/22/19 Panel

Oct 22, 2019 3655

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

Trenton Doyle Hancock "Mind Of The Mound: Critical Mass" At MASS MoCA Through 11/3

Oct 18, 2019 1215

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It is the final two weeks to visit and inhabit artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s world of characters seen in drawings, paintings, and installations at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Hancock has transformed his childhood love of comic books, toys, and superhero culture into his own creation myth. That mythology and the multimedia iterations that it has sparked are on display in the exhibition "Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass." The exhibition is curated at MASS MoCA by Denise Markonish. Hancock tells the story of the Mounds protected by Torpedo Boy, and their enemies, the Vegans. These narratives explore good and evil, authority, race, moral relativism, and religion, all while creating a truly unique body of visual art.

Albany Symphony Joined By Imani Winds For Season Opening Concert

Oct 18, 2019 906

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The Albany Symphony will return to the stage for the grand opening of its new season this Saturday, October 19th at the Palace Theatre in downtown Albany with a gallery of works that includes Maurice Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition," Bernstein’s Suite from the Academy Award-winning film, “On the Waterfront,” and "Phenomenal Women," an inspiring musical portrait of powerhouse women by composer Valerie Coleman featuring Imani Winds . This program is the first of 20 unique concerts, each curated by Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller, featuring phenomenal women in music, encounters with thrilling new music, and masterworks that have withstood the test of time. David Alan Miller joins us along with Imani Winds’ musicians Brandon Patrick George and Toyin Spellman-Diaz.

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Oct 18, 2019 688

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Social Security is emerging as an important topic in the Democratic presidential primary. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Chita: A Legendary Celebration At Helsinki Hudson 11/16

Oct 18, 2019 1002

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On November 16, Helsinki on Broadway in association with Gary DiMauro presents “Chita: A Legendary Celebration” at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, New York. The one-and-only Chita Rivera will perform songs from her Tony Award winning Broadway career with her longtime trio at 7 and 9:30 p.m. At Helsinki Hudson she’ll perform songs from “West Side Story,” “Sweet Charity,” “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” ”Bye, Bye, Birdie,” “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and more. Theatrical icon and living legend of the stage, Rivera is among the most nominated performers in Tony Award history and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Among her many honors through a lifetime of performance and activism, Rivera was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2002.

10/18/19 Panel

Oct 18, 2019 3934

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

James Schamus To Be Celebrated At FilmColumbia

Oct 17, 2019 1080

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If you are the kind of person who loves independent movies, in many ways you have James Schamus to thank. Schamus, a writer, producer and director, ran Focus Features for a dozen years, working on titles like “Lost in Translation,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” and the locally-shot “Taking Woodstock.” He made his feature directorial debut with the recent adaptation of Philip Roth’s “Indignation,” and also teaches film at Columbia University.

"Deep State: Trump, The FBI, And The Rule Of Law" By James B. Stewart

Oct 17, 2019 885

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James B. Stewart is the author of "Heart of a Soldier," the bestsellers "Blind Eye" and "Blood Sport," and the blockbuster "Den of Thieves." He is currently a columnist for the New York Times and a professor at Columbia Journalism School, and in 1988 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading. His new book is "Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law."

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Oct 17, 2019 514

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Once again, Massachusetts has a heavyweight presidential contender. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

10/17/19 Panel

Oct 17, 2019 3897

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, communications consultant Theresa Bourgeois, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and former Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld.

Jesse Feiler - Uta Hagen

Oct 16, 2019 1111

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Our tech-guru Jesse Feiler is an author and developer who focuses on small business and nonprofits along with iOS technologies. He has recently added book publisher to his roles: his Champlain Arts business has published apps for a number of years, and has recently added books. Uta Hagen’s memoir "Sources" is back in print through ChamplainArts.com . Tech aside this morning, Jesse is here to tell us about a two night event next week at SUNY Plattsburgh entitled: "The Artistry and Politics of Uta Hagen - A Centennial Celebration of Her Life." Uta Hagen was a renowned American actress and teacher. Her Broadway career began in 1938 and spanned more than six decades, garnering her three Tony Awards. In 1947, she began teaching acting at HB Studio in Greenwich Village. She established herself as one of the most influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Her acting books, "Respect for Acting" (1973) and "A Challenge for the Actor" (1991), are considered two of the most important acting

Hudson Valley Vegfest 2019

Oct 16, 2019 843

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Hudson Valley Vegfest debuted in September of 2017. This year’s Vegfest will take place at BSP in Kingston, New York October 19 and 20 and will feature food vendors, plant-based and innovative products, animal rescues and advocates, educational speakers, films, environmentally friendly businesses, and music, art and poetry of vegan artists. All proceeds from the two-day event will support the work and growth of The Institute for Animal Happiness in Woodstock, New York. We are joined by Founder of Hudson Valley Vegfest and Founder of the Institute For Animal Happiness Rebecca Moore and Co-Producer of Hudson Valley Vegfest and Co-Founder of the Institute For Animal Happiness Brian Normoyle.

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Oct 16, 2019 655

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President Trump is facing serious headwinds. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Do The Time Warp Again - "Rocky Horror Picture Show" With The Kids Of Albany And Barry Bostwick

Oct 16, 2019 777

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Actor Barry Bostwick is one of the stars of the 1975 cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." On Monday, October 21, he will be part of a screening of the film at The Palace Theatre in Albany, New York with "shadow cast" The Kids of Albany . The Palace Theatre and The Kids of Albany have been doing these screenings for 10 years. The event will begin with a pre-show meet-and-greet with Bostwick for holder of VIP tickets and he will introduce the film and do a Q&A with the whole audience.

10/16/19 Panel

Oct 16, 2019 3647

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Harold Bloom In Memoriam

Oct 15, 2019 369

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Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been in failing health, although he continued to write books and was teaching as recently as last week. Bloom wrote more than 20 books and prided himself on making scholarly topics accessible to the general reader. But, he saw his career as a very simple and honorable one. Professor Bloom was a frequent guest on this program. He would write me short complimentary notes asking if we could talk about his latest project or just about life in general. In truth, in a 45-minute conversation, I may only get 2-3 questions in. But, listening to him hold forth was always a pleasure. Although he frequently bemoaned the decline of literary standards, he was as well placed as a contemporary critic could hope

20th Anniversary Of FilmColumbia

Oct 15, 2019 1012

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FilmColumbia offers a rich and diverse schedule of documentaries, shorts, filmmaker Q&As and special events for film fans of all stripes to mark its 20th anniversary this year. FilmColumbia 2019 will take place October 18– 27 in Chatham, New York and is presented by the Crandell Theatre, with festival events also taking place at the Morris Memorial and other locations in town. FilmColumbia is programmed by Executive Director and Co-Artistic Director Peter Biskind and Co-Artistic Director Larry Kardish. Biskind is an author, film historian, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Esquire, and past executive editor of Premiere magazine. Kardish is senior curator emeritus for film and media at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Calliope Nicholas is the Managing Director of the festival and the primary programmer of the Morris Memorial schedule.

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

Oct 15, 2019 927

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This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY. List: “The World That We Knew” by Alice Hoffman “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes “How To” by Randall Munroe “The Book of Gutsy Women” by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton “Isla and Lulu” by Noelle Gentile, illustrated by Maria G. Gama - signing on 10/20 “Bird Count” by Susan Edwards Richmond - signing on 10/26 “A Stone Sat Still” by Brendan Wenzel - signing on 10/27

Congressional Corner With Alex Morse

Oct 15, 2019 535

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Impeachment could be a litmus test in the next election. In today’s Congressional Corner, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

A Shakespearean Tragicomedy Of The Trump Administration

Oct 15, 2019 1022

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If you happen to be craving a humorous antidote to the sound and the fury of American politics, you are, perhaps, ready for the new book, "MacTrump." The book is a satire written in iambic pentameter in the style of Shakespeare that wittily fictionalizes the events of the first two years of the Trump administration. The two men behind the new project are Ian Doescher and Jacopo Della Quercia . Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of "William Shakespeare’s Star Wars" and the "Pop Shakespeare" series. Jacopo Della Quercia is the pseudonym for a former Obama staffer who has authored "The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy" and "License to Quill."

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 10/15/19

Oct 15, 2019 1793

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable Oct. 15, 2019.

10/15/19 Panel

Oct 15, 2019 2433

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

Classical Music According to Yehuda #232

Oct 4, 2019 421

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In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about prodigies focusing on Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Music Haven's Passport Series At Proctors

Oct 4, 2019 601

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The Passport Series brings Music Haven to Proctors and allows audiences to “travel the world one concert at a time.” For 30 years, the Music Haven Concert Series has presented an amazing array of global sounds in Schenectady’s Central Park, transporting summer seekers to locales like Yemen, Ukraine, Louisiana, Ireland and Peru without ever having to leave their seats. The Passport Series takes the same beloved world music that patrons of the park series have come to cherish and brings it inside so the party can go all year. Mona Golub is the Producing Artistic Director of Music Haven.

The Grace Project "Broken Is Still Beautiful" Exhibition At The Idea Garden In Kingston, New York

Oct 4, 2019 962

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The Grace Project is an empowering photographic project by fine art photographer Charise Isis that captures the courage beauty and grace of those who have had mastectomy surgery as a result of breast cancer. The very act of standing in front of a camera revealing their scars, allows each of her subjects a transformative experience, giving them permission to step into self acceptance and the opportunity to share the story of the scars that have been written on their body. The ultimate goal of the Grace project is to photograph 800 portraits, the approximate number of new breast cancer diagnosis in the U.S. every day. Thus far, Charise has photographed well over 400 portraits towards this goal. The Grace Project exhibition “Broken is Still Beautiful” will be on display at the Idea Garden in Kingston, New York on weekends this month. The opening reception is tomorrow evening.

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Oct 4, 2019 557

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Things have heated up between the Trump administration and Iran. In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Still Nowhere In An Empty Vastness" By Roberto Tejada

Oct 4, 2019 902

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Roberto Tejada is author of the poetry collections “Full Foreground, Exposition Park” and “Mirrors for Gold.” He founded and co-edited “Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas,” a journal of poetics and poetry in translation. He is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston, where he teaches in the Creative Writing Program and Art History Department. His new book, “Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness,” is a collection of essays and manifestos engaging hemispheric desires and borderland eventualities in the geopolitical imagination of the Americas.

10/4/19 Panel

Oct 4, 2019 3444

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.

Bardavon Presents Season Preview

Oct 3, 2019 718

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The Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, New York and UPAC in Kingston, New York have a very exciting slate of events this autumn. This coming Sunday, seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight and her band will perform at The Bardavon’s 150th Anniversary Gala. Other events this season include: The Mystical Arts of Tibet: “Sacred Music Sacred Dance;” the stage musical “Once;” stand-up comedy from Jay Leno; David Bromberg Big Band with Los Lobos; Dino Light; a play starring John Malkovich; former White House photographer Pete Souza – and so much more. Bardavon Presents Executive Director Chris Silva joins us.

Warn Your Relatives: Hari Kondabolu In Northampton Oct. 10

Oct 3, 2019 1200

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Since the last time Hari Kondabolu was on our show, a lot has happened in America — in politics, race relations, and comedy. Those are all topics he likes to discuss on stage, TV and on his comedy albums. On October 10 th , Kondabolu will be back in our region at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton.

Musicians Of Ma'alwyck 2019-2020 Season

Oct 3, 2019 629

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Musicians of Ma’alwyck is a flexible-size chamber ensemble based in the greater Capital Region. The ensemble is celebrating the start of its 20th Season with a new commission based on ghost stories. On Sunday, October 6, Musicians of Ma’alwyck will debut the “Hyde Sextet,” written by composer and pianist Max Caplan. The concert will take place in the drawing room of Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, New York and will also feature spooky works by John Williams, Arthur Foote, Richard Einhorn, Gerald Finzi, and Camille Saint-Saens to open the Halloween Season. To tell us more about this concert – and other offerings this season – we welcome Musicians of Ma’alwyck founder and violinist - Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz.

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Oct 3, 2019 539

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A rematch is likely in one closely-watched New York House race. In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Oct 3, 2019 510

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Downton Abbey" Upcoming: "Moby Dick," performed by Conor Lovett - Hudson Hall, Hudson, Friday 10/4 at 7 PM; Saturday 10/5 at 7 PM; Sunday 10/6 at 5 PM Paula Poundstone - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Friday 10/4, 8 PM Artie Lange - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Friday 10/4, 8 PM James Franco’s "The Pretenders" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Saturday 10/5, 7 PM GWAR "Use Your Collusion" Tour - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Saturday 10/5, 7:30 PM Kurt Elling - Academy of Music, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 10/5, 7:30 PM - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 10/6, 7:30 PM Laura Love - The Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 10/5, 7:30 PM - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Sunday 10/6, 7 PM Kimbra, Emily Wells - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 10/5, 8 PM Sergei Babayan & Daniil Trifonov, duo piano - Troy Chromatics Concerts,

10/3/19 Panel

Oct 3, 2019 3653

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, Counter-Terrorism Expert and MSNBC Contributor Malcolm Nance, Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Fall Cocktails With Yankee Distillers

Oct 2, 2019 1120

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Yankee Distillers is located in the heart of Saratoga County in Clifton Park, New York. They distill all of their products in small batches at their facility in custom Italian made copper stills where they use 100% unmalted New York State Grain for their Bourbon, Rye, and Vodka. As we make our way from Summer to Fall – we think about great cocktails for this autumn season. Yankee Distillers' Matt Jager joins us to talk about the distillery and fall cocktails.

Actors & Writers Presents Lori Wilner In "Hannah Senesh" At Unison Arts Center

Oct 2, 2019 936

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This month, Drama Desk nominee Lori Wilner revisits her one woman show “Hannah Sanesh,” which she co-created with writer/director David Schechter in 1984. It is an intimate account of a young Hungarian Jewish girl growing up in 1930’s Budapest. Not particularly religious, she is drawn to investigate her Judaism as she experiences increasing persecution and anti-semitism. Originally performed Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater, Lori received the Goldy Award, DramaLogue Award and Drama Desk nomination for her solo performance and went on to tour extensively in the states, Canada and Israel. Lori will perform the show on Saturday, October 5 at Unison Arts Center in New Paltz, New York.

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Oct 2, 2019 510

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The next election is only 13 months away. In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Lobby Hero" At TheRep

Oct 2, 2019 911

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Penned nearly 20 years ago and debuting off Broadway just prior to the 9/11 tragedy, Kenneth Lonergan’s "Lobby Hero" is rife with proto-memes of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, workplace harassment, bullying and the millennial urge to save the world without actually doing much about it. It is now running at Capital Repertory Theatre through Oct. 20th, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. In the play: Jeff is a blabbermouth. He’s not a doorman he will repeatedly tell you, but a security guard. Your secrets are not safe with him. Just ask William, his superintendent whose brother has been accused of a heinous crime. Or Bill, the veteran beat cop who has a standing tryst with a fading flower upstairs. Or Dawn, the new rookie Bill is preening despite the fact that three months into her new gig she’s already been called up on assault charges. Kenny Toll plays Jeff, the self-imagined lobby hero whose mouth can’t stop flapping long enough for his brain to take over.

10/2/19 Panel

Oct 2, 2019 3454

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

2019 Saratoga Wine And Food Festival

Oct 1, 2019 1057

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The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has completely reimagined their Saratoga Wine and Food Festival – happening this coming weekend. The festival will feature a collaboration between renowned regional chefs and international culinary talent including UK farm-to-table chefs. Adding to the ambiance of the festival will be a sculpture garden presented by The Hyde Collection featuring works by artist John Van Alstine, considered one of America’s most important sculptors, in addition to live music curated by Caffè Lena, and photographic works of art created from compostables by Terri-Lynn Pellegri. The festival is set around the Spa State Park reflecting pool, slated for October 4-5. We are joined by President & CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center Elizabeth Sobol and Caffè Lena Executive Director Sarah Craig.

Book Picks - Bennington Bookshop

Oct 1, 2019 939

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This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop , Phil Lewis. List: "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman "Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead "The Long Call" by Ann Cleeves "Olive, Again" by Elizabeth Strout "The Secrets We Kept" by Lara Prescott "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala Concert 10/5

Oct 1, 2019 464

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The Springfield Symphony Orchestra has been part of the cultural landscape of the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts since 1944 and performs a series of classical and popular music concerts at Springfield Symphony Hall. The orchestra kicks off its 76th season with an opening night gala concert on October 5 featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, and Strauss. Pianist John Novacek joins the orchestra to play the romantic Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1. Conductor Kevin Rhodes is celebrating twin 18th Anniversary Seasons as Music Director of Massachusetts’ Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Michigan’s Traverse Symphony Orchestra and his ninth season as Principal Conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in Boston.

World Premiere Of “American Underground" By Brent Askari At Barrington Stage Company

Sep 25, 2019 1034

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The World Premiere of the new play, “American Underground,” by Brent Askari and directed by Julianne Boyd opens at Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on October 2 and runs through October 20. In the not-so-distant future, an interracial couple enjoys a visit from their college-aged son when a young Muslim woman arrives at their back door. She’s looking for safe passage via a new Underground Railroad as Muslims are being detained and imprisoned. Suddenly, a government official knocks on their door wreaking havoc on the family. They must decide how much to risk to save an innocent woman. To tell us more we welcome the playwright Brent Askari and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company Julianne Boyd.

The Creative Life With Philippe Petit At UAlbany 10/3

Sep 25, 2019 981

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Philippe Petit has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world; he is also a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, lecturer, writer and subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary, "Man on Wire" and the feature film "The Walk." Petit’s first “coup” was walking between the towers of Notre Dame in Paris in 1971. He followed with a walk between the pylons of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, setting the stage for “the artistic crime of the century,” his Twin Towers walk a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of New York in 1974. Joe Donahue will be talking with Petit on stage at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall on Thursday, October 3 at 7 p.m. discussing his creative inspiration, craft and career with a question and answer session with the audience will follow. It is part of the UAlbany’s Creative Life series. Preceding The Creative Life event, Petit will perform a demonstration of his rope-walking artistry and join attendees at a reception at

9/25/19 Panel

Sep 25, 2019 5476

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Toni Natalie And Chet Hardin Discuss New Book About Keith Raniere And NXIVM

Sep 24, 2019 1504

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Many have heard of NXIVM and its creator, Keith Raniere, the unassuming Albany man now prosecuted for ensnaring tens of thousands of people in the US, Mexico, Canada and elsewhere, to do his bidding and pay millions of dollars to participate in his self-improvement methodology. But where did Keith Raniere begin? Enter Toni Natalie, Keith's Patient Zero, the first one indoctrinated into Raniere's methodology and the first one to escape. She writes about it in "The Program: Inside the Mind of Keith Raniere and the Rise and Fall of NXIVM." She has written the book with investigative journalist Chet Hardin.

Book Picks - The Book Loft

Sep 24, 2019 888

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This week's Book Picks lists comes from Julia Hobart from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. List: “Living on the Borderlines” by Melissa Michal “Rabbit and the Motorbike” by Kate Hoefler “Goat” by Anne Fleming “What Rose Forgot” by Nevada Barr “Beadworkers” by Beth Piatote “Midnight at the Blackberry Café” by Heather Webber “Cosmology of Monsters” by Shaun Hamill “Cold Storage” by David Koepp “Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell” by Illustratus “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir “Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers” by Anna James “Bookish Life of Nina Hill” by Abbi Waxman

Two New Books In Brad Meltzer's "Ordinary People Change The World" Series

Sep 24, 2019 718

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Brad Meltzer has just released two new picture books in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. The new books tell the story of Walt Disney and Marie Curie. The series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great–the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times bestselling thrillers for adults.

"American Creed" Film Screening And Community Conversation At The Greenwich Free Library

Sep 24, 2019 687

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The Greenwich Free Library and community co-sponsors will be having a special film screening of the PBS documentary "American Creed" in which former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American Creed. The screening will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m . at the Greenwich Central School High School Auditorium. Following the film, Joe Donahue will be leading a panel and community discussion. To talk more about the event and the documentary, we welcome library director, Annie Miller.

9/24/19 Panel

Sep 24, 2019 3655

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

"Generation Friends" By Saul Austerlitz

Sep 23, 2019 1229

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Twenty-five years after its first season aired, "Friends" remains incredibly popular. If it were counted in the Nielsen ratings as a new show, it would rank at #9. Even after all this time, the "Friends" phenomenon continues to grow and evolve, attracting a new generation of younger fans, who weren’t alive when the show premiered. For the twenty-fifth anniversary of the pilot episode, in his new book, "Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era," pop culture writer and NYU professor of writing and comedy history Saul Austerlitz shares a nostalgic, fascinating look at how the show was created, cast, and filmed, analyzing the best episodes, plot points, and themes; and provides insight into why the show that defined 1990s television has a popularity and legacy that has endured beyond anyone’s wildest expectations.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Gilbert M. Gaul Discusses New Book About Storms On America's Coasts

Sep 23, 2019 1237

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Gilbert M. Gaul has twice won the Pulitzer Prize and has been shortlisted for the Pulitzer four other times. For more than thirty-five years, he worked as an investigative journalist for The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other newspapers. He has reported on non-profit organizations, the business of college sports, homeland security, the black market for prescription drugs, and problems in the Medicare program. In his new book "The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America's Coasts," Gaul considers this: Five of the most expensive hurricanes in history have made landfall since 2005: Katrina ($160 billion), Ike ($40 billion), Sandy ($72 billion), Harvey ($125 billion), and Maria ($90 billion). With more property than ever in harm’s way, and the planet and oceans warming dangerously, it won’t be long before we see a $250 billion hurricane. Why? Because Americans have built $3 trillion worth of property in some of the riskiest places on earth:

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Sep 23, 2019 553

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Democrats are hoping to build off the 2018 midterms. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In Adam Rapp's "The Sound Inside," The Playwright Shares A Love Of Literature With His Characters

Sep 23, 2019 805

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Adam Rapp’s play “ The Sound Inside ” is currently in previews on Broadway produced by Jeffrey Richards and co-produced by Lincoln Center at Studio 54, directed by David Cromer. It stars Mary Louise Parker as Bella Lee Baird, a Creative Writing professor at Yale University, and Will Hochman as Christopher Dunn - one of her students. It had its world premiere production with the same cast and director at The Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2018. Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright and director. He is the author of numerous plays including “Red Light Winter” which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. “The Sound Inside” is the first of his plays to be produced on Broadway. In “The Sound Inside” Bella, 53, conducts her life in solitude and work. Early in the play, we find out she’s been diagnosed with aggressive stomach cancer. As a college freshman, Christopher Dunn is alienated by his peers and societal expectations. The two meet and connect over a shared interest in writing and the

9/23/19 Panel

Sep 23, 2019 3582

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

Third Annual "Shaker Your Plate" Celebration At The Shaker Heritage Society

Sep 20, 2019 616

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The Third Annual Shaker Your Plate Celebration at the Shaker Heritage Society is happening on Thursday September 26th. The annual event is a celebration of the site of America’s first Shaker Settlement, and its purpose is threefold: to raise funds to protect the Shaker National Historic District from the threat of development, to celebrate the Church Family Site as a community center, and to honor our ever-growing corps of volunteers and supporters who see the potential of this site and lead the effort to preserve our local history. The 1915 Shaker Heritage Barn will be the setting for a lovely evening with great food and a cooking demonstration from Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen, artisan demonstrations, music and a silent auction. We welcome Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York Executive Director Johanna Batman.

Classical Music According To Yehuda #231

Sep 20, 2019 705

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In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begins a series of conversations about prodigies. In this segment we hear Castrato Alessandro Moreschi () perform "Ave Maria."

"The SpongeBob Musical" Begins National Tour At Proctors

Sep 20, 2019 811

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“ The Spongebob Musical ” National Tour sets sail at Proctors in Schenectady, New York on September 22 and will anchor there through September 28. Conceived and directed by Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli, “The Spongebob Musical” features songs by Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco, They Might Be Giants, David Bowie, Brian Eno - and more. In the show, Nickelodeon’s popular right-angled aquatic invertebrate and his town of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe - until an unexpected hero rises to take center stage. We are joined by the actors playing best friends SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star: Lorenzo Pugliese and Beau Bradshaw.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Sep 20, 2019 578

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Vermont’s current D.C. delegation has been in place for more than a decade. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Steve Sheinkin's New Book About The First Women's Air Race Across America

Sep 20, 2019 805

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Three-time National Book Award Finalist Steve Sheinkin will be having a release party for his new book, “Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America” at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York on Tuesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. "Born to Fly” is the story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skies and beyond. Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women's air race across the U.S.

9/20/19 Panel

Sep 20, 2019 3818

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, author, poet, novelist, storyteller and scholar of Native American culture Joseph Bruchac.

FreshGrass At MASS MoCA

Sep 19, 2019 1087

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This year’s FreshGrass Music Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday in North Adams, Massachusetts. The festival is produced in partnership by MASS MoCA , the FreshGrass Foundation , and No Depression and is a family-friendly festival, featuring established, acclaimed, and new talent on four stages and in MASS MoCA’s galleries. The line-up includes Mavis Staples, Greensky Bluegrass, Steep Canyon Rangers, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Sam Amidon, Amy Helm, Alison, Brown, The Mammals, Tony Trischka and Bruce Molsky, Johnny Irion & Friends, Jade Bird, The Gibson Brothers, Tinariwen, inaugural Artist-in-Residence Aoife O’Donovan, and more! We are joined by MASS MoCA’s Performing Arts Director Sue Killam and Communications Director Jodi Joseph.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 9/19/19

Sep 19, 2019 1909

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Gov. Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable Sept. 19, 2019.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Sep 19, 2019 609

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Will 2020 be Bernie Sanders’ year? In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

9/19/19 Panel

Sep 19, 2019 3399

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

"Steven Caras: A Dancer Captures Dance" At Vassar

Sep 18, 2019 1064

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The photographic work of acclaimed dancer and photographer Steven Caras will be on display at Vassar in Poughkeepsie, New York as the college hosts an exhibition of his work and an artist reception and lecture. All three events are open to the public. Steven Caras was raised in New Jersey where he began studying ballet at the age of fifteen. Three years later, he was invited to join the New York City Ballet where an enthusiasm for photography joined his passion for dance. As part of his lecture, “Survival Instinct: A Dancer’s Story of Self-Reinvention,” Caras will show PowerPoint slides and talk about his personal and professional milestones and setbacks.

Cokie Roberts - In Memoriam

Sep 18, 2019 1216

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Legendary broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts died on Tuesday at the age of 75. Known to millions for her work with ABC News and NPR, Roberts was both reporter and commentator, earning respect from colleagues and subjects alike. She was also the author of many books – several focused on shining a light on the often ignored role of women in American history. In April of 2018, Cokie Roberts was in Albany for events with The New York State Writers Institute and she came to the studio to speak with us about her career. We re-air that interview today in memoriam.

Constance Shulman In The Roundabout Theatre Company Revival Of Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo"

Sep 18, 2019 652

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This week, the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Rose Tattoo” begins previews on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Marisa Tomei. A version of the production premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2016. Much of the cast has changed between the two stagings, but our next guest, Constance Shulman, has remained a part of the play. She plays The Strega. Shulman is best known as Yoga Jones on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” and as the voice of Patti Mayonnaise on the Nickelodeon cartoon, “Doug.” Her theatre credits include originating the role of Annelle in the first production of “Steel Magnolias” Off-Broadway.

Jajja's Kids 8th Annual Fundraiser

Sep 18, 2019 805

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The Jajja’s Kids program is a collaboration between Jajja’s Kids, Inc. in the United States and Jajja’s Kids–Africa based in Kampala, Uganda. Together, they provide support for twenty children and the staff of six who care for them. The ultimate goal is for Jajja’s Kids–Africa to become a self-sustaining program offering former street children a chance to succeed in life. The USA component of Jajja’s Kids, Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization in upstate New York. Jajja’s Kids 8th Annual Fundraiser will take place this Sunday, September 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Revolution Hall in Troy, New York. The theme of this year's fall fundraiser is "Under One Sky" – based on the song written by Ruth Pelham. We are joined by Jajja’s Kids, Inc. President Diane Reiner and Jajja’s Kids–Africa Program Director Ronnie Sseruyange.

9/18/19 Panel

Sep 18, 2019 3597

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Jesse Feiler - Trends In Tech

Sep 17, 2019 979

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Our tech-guru Jesse Feiler joins us to discuss current trends in tech . Jesse Feiler is an author and developer who focuses on small business and nonprofits along with iOS technologies. He has recently added book publisher to his roles: his Champlain Arts business has published apps for a number of years, and has recently added books. Uta Hagen’s memoir Sources is back in print through ChamplainArts.com .

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

Sep 17, 2019 1098

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James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, New York joins us with this week's Book Picks. List: "The Yellow House" by Sarah M. Broom "Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers" by Jake Skeets "This Land" by Christopher Ketcham "Trick Mirror" by Jia Tolentino "The Warehouse" by Rob Hart "Red at the Bone" by Jacqueline Woodson "Overthrow" by Caleb Crain

Congressional Corner With Ross Baker

Sep 17, 2019 379

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Politics in the Garden State is never dull. In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Children’s Books Editor Of The New York Times Book Review On "How To Raise A Reader"

Sep 17, 2019 1105

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How do you raise a reader in this ever changing world of technology, devices and other distractions? Screen time may often be more appealing than reading time for a child. But with reading known to be so important, how can a parent encourage kids to make reading a priority? In the new book, "How to Raise a Reader," leading book authorities Pamela Paul - who oversees all book coverage at the New York Times, and Maria Russo - editor of children’s books at the Times - answer these urgent questions. The book is divided into 4 stages of childhood—from babies to teens—and filled with practical tips, strategies that work, been-there wisdom, and inspirational advice.

9/17/19 Panel

Sep 17, 2019 3650

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

"Work, Love, And Learning In Utopia" By Martin Schoenhals

Sep 13, 2019 660

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In "Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia: Equality Reimagined," psychological anthropologist Martin Schoenhals argues that the negative emotions of sadness, anger, and fear evolved in tandem with hierarchy, while happiness evolved separately and in connection to prosociality and compassion. The book covers a range of human concerns, from economics and education, to media and communication, to gender and sexuality. Schoenhals argues that equality of love is as important and possible as is economic equality.

Roundabout Theatre Company Presents "Scotland, PA"

Sep 13, 2019 640

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Tomorrow night, the new musical “ Scotland, PA ” begins previews at The Laura Pels Theatre in New York City - produced and commissioned by The Roundabout Theatre Company. Based on the 2001 film of the same name written and directed by Billy Morrissette, “Scotland, PA” is inspired by Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” - though instead of being a Scottish general, this Mac is an American burger joint employee in 1975. Mac and his wife, Pat, make a plan to improve their lives in a darkly-comic musical directed by Lonny Price. “Scotland, PA” features a book by Michael Mitnick and music and lyrics by Adam Gwon and they joined us to talk about the show.

"The Melon" By Amy Goldman

Sep 13, 2019 1162

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Melons are among the world’s most important vegetable crops. The new book "The Melon" is produced by Amy Goldman in collaboration with celebrated photographer Victor Schrager over the course of nine years. "The Melon" follows "Melons for the Passionate Grower," published in 2002. In the intervening years, Goldman has grown as a gardener and has learned a lot more. She has taken advantage of recent research findings that informed her thinking on crop history and best cultural practices. Amy Goldman is a gardener, author, artist, and well-known advocate for seed saving, plant breeding, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. Her mission is to celebrate and catalogue the magnificent diversity of standard, open-pollinated varieties, and to promote their conservation. Amy Goldman will be at The Rhinebeck Farmers Market on Sunday, September 15 signing her book and discussing melon.

Congressional Corner With Ross Baker

Sep 13, 2019 543

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The House and Senate are getting back to business now that September is in full swing. In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

FreshGrass Artist In Residence: Aoife O'Donovan

Sep 13, 2019 851

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Aoife O’Donovan is the inaugural FreshGrass Artist in Residence at the FreshGrass Music Festival taking place, as it always does, at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. She’ll perform a set of her own music on Friday, September 20, join Kronos Quartet’s Music for Change: Pete Seeger @ 100 set on Saturday, September 21, and re-visit her Fresh Score on Sunday, September 22. O’Donovan is an acclaimed songwriter and vocalist known for her solo work, touring and recording with her band Crooked Still, frequent appearances on American Public Media’s “Live from Here” with Chris Thile, and her work with Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz, I’m With Her - the trio, just this week, was recognized as the Group of the Year at the Americana Honors & Awards. Crooked Still will play The Egg in Albany, New York on December 11.

9/13/19 Panel

Sep 13, 2019 3538

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and corporate attorney Rich Honen.

“Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow” At The Clark Through 10/14

Sep 12, 2019 1162

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The exhibition “ Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow ” brings together thirty-five paintings, prints, and photographs exploring the artist’s mastery of color and composition as well as her complex relationship with her well-known sister, Georgia. The show will be on view at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts through October 14. Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and curated by Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, the exhibition debuted in Dallas in 2018 and is the first ever solo museum exhibition of works by Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe and the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date. Robert Wiesenberger is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at The Clark and he led us through the exhibition.

Lisa Lampanelli Bringing "Fat Chance" To Glens Falls, Cohoes

Sep 12, 2019 1200

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Our region is about to see a different side of longtime comedian Lisa Lampanelli, who said she was stepping away from standup last year and is now working as an advice podcaster, life coach and storyteller. It’s a new era for the woman known as The Queen of Mean over three decades in standup. “Fat Chance: An Evening of Conversation and Story” comes to the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls September 2 1 and the Cohoes Music Hall September 2 8 .

Congressional Corner With Ross Baker

Sep 12, 2019 540

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The election is 14 months away. Will President Trump be impeached before then? In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Sep 12, 2019 555

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "After the Wedding" Upcoming: Boyfriend - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Thursday 9/12, 10 PM Disney’s "Mary Poppins" (Staging Youths’ Futures production) - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Friday 9/13 at 7 PM; Sat 9/14 at 2 & 7 PM; Sun 9/15 at 2 PM Steve Martin & Martin Short - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Friday 9/13, 7:30 PM "Friday the 13th Part 2" - Cinema Capitol, Rome, Friday 9/13, 10 PM Frank Gambale - Van Dyck Lounge, Schenectady, Friday 9/13, 9 PM Todd Palmer Among Friends (Tara Helen O’Connor, June Han, James Austin Smith, Omer Quartet, Doug Balliett), music of Carl Maria von Weber, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saens, more Tannery Pond Concerts, New Lebanon, Saturday 9/14, 6 PM Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show featuring Doug Smith - Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 9/14, 8 PM Imagination Movers - The Egg, Albany,

9/12/19 Panel

Sep 12, 2019 3920

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and investigative journalist Rosemary Armao.

Albany Book Festival 9/14

Sep 11, 2019 1001

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The 2nd Annual Albany Book Festival at the University at Albany will take place Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events are free and open to the public and there will be books for sale. The festival will include more than 100 authors and poets, including several nationally-known and best-selling writers, exhibits, writing workshops, and children's activities.

An Oral History Of 9/11

Sep 11, 2019 1089

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This fall, the first class of students born after 9/11 are beginning college, and in recent months the first applicants to the New York City fire department began applying to join the ranks of a department still haunted by the loss of 343 of its members. Similarly, the first military recruits born after 9/11 began in recent months to be deployed to the wars the attacks launched and to Guantanamo Bay to guard the al-Qaeda prisoners captured on battlefields before they were born. Garrett Graff is the author of the new book "The Only Plane In The Sky: An Oral History of 9/11." It’s the first comprehensive oral history of that day from hundreds of oral histories with government officials, first responders, survivors, family members, and more. As 9/11 shifts from memory to history even while we continue to fight in wars that began as a consequence to that day’s events, the narrative told is in the voices of those who lived it. Garrett Graff is a magazine journalist and historian. He has

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

Sep 11, 2019 709

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In Massachusetts, a high-profile primary could be looming. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Steve Martin And Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won't At SPAC 9/13

Sep 11, 2019 692

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Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their new tour "Now You See Them, Soon You Won't" to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on Friday, September 13. The comedy-variety show also features Grammy Award winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Jeff Babko. As two titans of comedy, Steve Martin and Martin Short have conquered film, television, and the stage in the course of their long, dazzling careers. But the live shows that grew out of both their friendship and their undeniable comedic chemistry create something special enough to stand out even among the many achievements of these two show-biz veterans.

9/11/19 Panel

Sep 11, 2019 3574

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, SUNY New Paltz and RPI Communications Professor and former New York State Senator Terry Gipson.

"The Good Cop" By Peter Steiner

Sep 10, 2019 1089

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In Peter Steiner's novel "The Good Cop" it's 1920 in Munich. Detective Willi Geismeier has a problem: how do you uphold the law when the law goes bad? The First World War has been lost and Germany is in turmoil. The new government in Berlin is weak. The police and courts are corrupt. Fascists and Communists are fighting in the streets. People want a savior, someone who can make Germany great again. To many, Adolf Hitler seems perfect for the job. When the offices of a Munich newspaper are bombed, Willi Geismeier investigates, but as it gets political, he is taken off the case. Willi continues to ask questions, but when his pursuit of the truth itself becomes a crime, his career and his life are in grave danger. Peter Steiner is the author of the critically acclaimed Louis Morgon series of crime novels. He is also a cartoonist for The New Yorker Magazine.

Book Picks - The Bennington Bookshop

Sep 10, 2019 928

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This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop , Phil Lewis. List: "State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts" by Nick Hornby "How Not to Die Alone" by Richard Roper "The Guest Book" by Sarah Blake "The Lost Letters of William Woolf" by Helen Cullen "The River" by Peter Heller "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

Sep 10, 2019 544

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The Democratic Party is debating its future. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

SPAC’s Speaker Series Presents Charles Fishman 9/12

Sep 10, 2019 860

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"New York Times" bestselling author Charles Fishman has become one of the most provocative and inspiring voices on water issues in the last few years. He will be part of SPAC's Speakers Series on September 12, discussing his book "The Big Thirst." Water is going to turn out to be the most important and the most contentious resource issue for almost every country in the world in the next 50 years, even places like the United States where water has typically been abundant, safe, and inexpensive. Climate change, economic growth, and the growing middle class around the world will put pressure on water supplies like never before. People will live or die, and countries will succeed or fail, based on their ability to re-imagine how to use water in the new era of scarcity and climate change.

Graham Nash To Revisit Early Albums During Northeast Concerts

Sep 6, 2019 1695

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We’re going to catch up now with one of our favorites, Graham Nash. In 2018, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with The Hollies and CSN released a double album called “Over The Years” featuring unreleased demos and mixes, which followed the 2016 solo album “This Path Tonight.” This fall, Nash will be spending a lot of time in our region.

Fall Movie Preview With Jackson Murphy

Sep 6, 2019 693

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Jackson Murphy is an Emmy Award-winning film critic/entertainment analyst. He's been reviewing films, professionally, for the past 13+ years. Jackson is the youngest member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, as well as a member of SAG-AFTRA — voting annually for both the Critics Choice and SAG Awards. He's appeared on numerous TV, Radio and Online shows, and his work can found on multiple platforms, including his own website: Lights-Camera-Jackson.com . He joins us this morning to talk about the start of the Fall Film Season.

"Our Dogs, Ourselves" By Alexandra Horowitz Of The Dog Cognition Lab At Barnard College

Sep 6, 2019 1430

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With the publication of her bestselling books "Inside of a Dog" and "Being a Dog," Alexandra Horowitz established herself as the foremost authority on dog behavior, and offered owners new insights into the lives of their beloved pets. Now, Horowitz turns her observant eye and incomparable wit to the owners themselves in "Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond," an exploration of the relationship between dogs and humans, and how that relationship affects both species. From what we name them to how we talk to them to the essential question of whether or not our dogs love us too. Senior Research Fellow, Alexandra Horowitz heads the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 9/6/19

Sep 6, 2019 1845

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WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable Sept. 6, 2019.

9/6/19 Panel

Sep 6, 2019 2491

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, and Executive Director of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Susy Schultz.

"Syria: The Making And Unmaking Of A Refuge State" By Dawn Chatty

Sep 5, 2019 1188

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The dispossession and forced migration of nearly 50 per cent of Syria's population has produced the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. "Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State" by Dawn Chatty places the current displacement within the context of the widespread migrations that have indelibly marked the region throughout the last 150 years. Syria itself has harbored millions from its neighboring lands, and Syrian society has been shaped by these diasporas. Dawn Chatty is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development, Oxford University and the author of "Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East" and "From Camel to Truck."

Woodstock Film Festival Presents World Premiere Of "Parkland Rising"

Sep 5, 2019 1159

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The Woodstock Film Festival will present the world premiere screening of the new documentary " Parkland Rising ," executive produced by Katie Couric and will.i.am, at the upcoming 20th anniversary film festival, on October 4. The documentary from Gigantic Productions, directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Cheryl Horner McDonough, follows the high-school students and families who became fierce leaders of the national movement for gun reform after the February 2018 shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. Katie Couric began her journalism career as an assistant at the ABC network. She went on to report for NBC, eventually becoming co-anchor of Today and sole anchor of the CBS evening News. She heads Katie Couric Media, her production company which centers around scripted and non-scripted projects that are committed to creating smart, trustworthy, relatable content that aims to tell the stories that she believes need to be brought to awareness.

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

Sep 5, 2019 573

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The summer recess is in the rearview mirror and lawmakers are returning to Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Sep 5, 2019 464

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Maiden" Upcoming: George A. Romero’s "Season of the Witch" - GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, Thursday 9/5, 7 PM In-faux-structure - Exhibit opening reception & Beer Garden with Joe Barna’s Sketches of Influence, Stacy Dillard - Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, Albany, Friday 9/6, 6-9 PM; show runs through Oct. 19 "The Heiress" - Albany Civic Theater, Albany, opens Friday 9/6 at 7:30 PM, runs Fri-Sun through Sept. 22 Neil Simon’s "Broadway Bound" - Curtain Call Theatre, Latham, opens Friday 9/6 at 8 PM, runs Thu-Sun through Sept. 28 Cardi B - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Friday 9/6, 7:30 PM The National Reserve - The Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Friday 9/6, 8 PM A Bread Factory Part 1: For the Sake of Gold; A Bread Factory Part 2: Walk With Me a While Time + Space Limited, Hudson, Saturday 9/7, 2 PM, 4:15 PM (repeated Sept. 14

9/5/19 Panel

Sep 5, 2019 3560

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

"Lovely War" By Julie Berry

Sep 4, 2019 468

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Hailed by critics, "Lovely War" has received seven starred reviews and is an indie bestseller. Author Julie Berry has been called "a modern master of historical fiction" by Bookpage and "a celestially inspired storyteller" by the New York Times. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love.

"Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum" Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

Sep 4, 2019 608

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Dr. Seuss fans are in for a treat this week with the publication of “Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum,” a new book based on a manuscript and sketches created by Theodor “Seuss” Geisel and discovered in the author’s home 21 years after his death. In the story, a lovable horse takes a group of students on a guided tour of the horse museum. It is an exploration of all types of art and the way artists depict horses. There will be a Book Release Party on Saturday, September 7 at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts. This latest Seuss treasure, illustrated by acclaimed illustrator, Andrew Joyner , is a unique and playful celebration of art and how we all see the world in different ways. Andrew Joyner is the illustrator and author of numerous children's books, including "The Pink Hat" and the "Boris" chapter book series, about a winsome and adventurous warthog.

Washington County's Cheese Tour With Beer And Wine 2019

Sep 4, 2019 1130

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The Annual Washington County Cheese Tour with Wine and Beer is taking place - September 8 and 9 in Washington County, New York. Several creative farmstead cheese makers, brewers and vineyards in Washington County will open their farms and businesses to the public. At each farm, guests will sample specially selected cheeses, wine and beer while experiencing first hand the region’s long-standing cheese making traditions reaching back to the nineteenth century. We welcome Marge Randles from Argyle Cheese Farmer , Rich and Kelley Taylor from R.S. Taylor and Sons Brewing , and Gerry Barnhart from Victory View Vineyard .

Dan Rather At UAlbany 9/6

Sep 4, 2019 1367

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Dan Rather, eminent newsman and the voice of a generation, will visit the University at Albany this Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the SEFCU Arena on the University at Albany Uptown Campus. With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather is one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and covered almost every important dateline around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the" CBS Evening News," which he held for twenty-four years. His reporting helped turn "60 Minutes" into an institution, launched "48 Hours" as a newsmagazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries. Upon leaving CBS, Rather created the Emmy Award–winning "Dan Rather Reports" on HDNet. He is founder, president, and CEO of News and Guts , an independent production company that specializes in high-quality nonfiction content across a range of

9/4/19 Panel

Sep 4, 2019 3428

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, SUNY New Paltz and RPI Communications Professor and former New York State Senator Terry Gipson.

Amy Helm On The Dirt Farmer Festival 2019

Sep 3, 2019 387

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The Dirt Farmer Festival 2019 will have shows at Levon Helm Studios on September 6 and 7, bringing Dirt Farmer Fest artists, food, and craft vendors to Woodstock for two great nights! Amy Helm – Levon’s daughter – joins us this morning to tell us more. Amy Helm will also be at FreshGrass at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA on Friday, September 20.

Drum Boogie Festival 2019

Sep 3, 2019 570

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The Drum Boogie Festival is a free, family-oriented, multi-cultural, one-day music festival that celebrates diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. This year’s Drum Boogie Festival will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Andy Lee Field in Woodstock, New York. The festival brings together world-class talent and introduces audiences to a variety of styles involving percussion such as: Jazz, Japanese Traditional Taiko, African, Brazilian, Reggae, Classical, Steel Pan and more! This year’s festival includes Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, So Percussion and Paul Winter among many others. Garry Kvistad, Executive Director of the Drum Boogie Festival (Founder/CEO of Woodstock Chimes and NEXUS member) joins us this morning along with Seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter.

Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music

Sep 3, 2019 969

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This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York. List: " The Need " by Helen Phillips " The Secrets We Kept " by Lara Prescott " The Swallows " by Lisa Lutz (launch event at Oblong Rhinebeck, Tues, 9/17, 6pm) " Cold Storage " by David Koepp " The Outlaw Ocean " by Ian Urbina " A Stone Sat Still " by Brendan Wenzel " Hungry Jim " by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Chuck Groenink " Stargazing " by Jen Wang Events: Salman Rushdie - September 10 at 7 p.m. - Fisher Center, Bard College Elizabeth Strout - October 17 at 7 p.m. - Hotchkiss School, Walker Auditorium

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

Sep 3, 2019 513

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The 2020 campaign is already going strong. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Falling Into Place: Literacy Volunteers Of Rensselaer County

Sep 3, 2019 869

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities…see more promise…see more progress. This morning we focus of Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County and speak with Executive Director Judy Smith and Project Coordinator Linda Feldmann.

Chef Iliana Regan's Memoir "Burn The Place"

Aug 30, 2019 802

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Iliana Regan is a self-taught chef. She is the founder and owner of the Michelin-starred “new gatherer” restaurant Elizabeth and the Japanese-inspired pub Kitsune, both located in Chicago. She was a little girl who longed to be a boy, gay in an intolerant community, an alcoholic before she turned twenty, and a woman in an industry dominated by men. She often felt she “wasn’t made for this world,” and as far as she could tell, the world tended to agree. But as she learned to cook in her childhood farmhouse, got her first restaurant job at age fifteen, taught herself cutting-edge cuisine while running a “new gatherer” underground supper club, and worked her way from front-of-house staff to running her own kitchen, Regan found that food could help her navigate the strangeness of the world around her. Her memoir is entitled "Burn The Place."

Classical Music According To Yehuda #230

Aug 30, 2019 251

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In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani conclude their series of conversations about Rossini, sharing a live performance of the composer's "Duet for Two Cats" performed at a Close Encounters with Music concert entitled "A Rossini Extravaganza!"

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Targets White House "War" On Migrants

Aug 30, 2019 1080

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It seems clear at this point that immigration will a key issue in the 2020 elections — both for president and in the all-important campaigns for U.S. Senate. Jeff Merkley is taking that fight on full bore. The second-term U.S. Senator from Oregon, a Democrat, is out with a new book called “America Is Better Than This: Trump’s War Against Migrant Families.”

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

Aug 30, 2019 596

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The summer recess gives members of Congress a chance to work back home. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Carla Rachel Sameth's Memoir In Essays "One Day On The Gold Line"

Aug 30, 2019 639

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Through meditations on race, culture, and family, "One Day on the Gold Line" tells the story of a lesbian Jewish single mother raising a black son in Los Angeles. A memoir-in-essays, it examines life’s surprising changes that come through choice or circumstance, often seemingly out of nowhere, and sometimes darkly humorous even as the situations are dire.

8/30/19 Panel

Aug 30, 2019 3690

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

Living Life And Facing Death

Aug 29, 2019 1030

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Most of us prefer to talk about anything other than death or, at best, talk about it euphemistically. While death is inevitable, only 10-20% of us die without warning and so most of us, if we choose, can prepare for it. "A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death" was written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. B.J. Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger join us.

Pain And Politics In The Heart Of America

Aug 29, 2019 912

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The economy has been brutal to American workers for several decades. The promise at the heart of the American Dream is withering away. While onlookers assume those suffering in marginalized working-class communities will instinctively rise up, the 2016 election threw into sharp relief how little we know about how the working-class translate their grievances into politics. In "We're Still Here: We're Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America," Jennifer M. Silva tells a deep, multi-generational story of pain, place, and politics that will endure long after the Trump administration. Drawing on over 100 interviews with black, white, and Latino working-class residents of a declining coal town in Pennsylvania, Silva reveals how the decline of the American Dream is lived and felt. Jennifer M. Silva is an Assistant Professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

Aug 29, 2019 512

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The summer recess gives members of Congress a chance to work back home. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Color And Trend Consultant Keith Recker's New Book About World Masters Of Natural Dyes

Aug 29, 2019 574

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"True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes & Pigments" by color and trends consultant Keith Recker presents the work and vision of twenty-six natural dye artists from around the world, opening a window into their culture, their lives, and the power of color. The artist’s stories are organized by color and begin with white, traveling through the spectrum to blues, purples, reds, pinks, golds, arriving at varying hues of green. Keith Recker is President and co-founder of HAND/EYE Fund, which publishes handeyemagazine.com, a multidisciplinary journal of global handmade creativity. He is also a board member and Creative Director of the International Folk Art Market.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 8/29/19

Aug 29, 2019 1790

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on WAMC's Roundtable program Aug. 29, 2019.

8/29/19 Panel

Aug 29, 2019 2458

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

How Chasing White Voters In The South Changed American Politics

Aug 28, 2019 1562

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Angie Maxwell is the Director of the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, an associate professor of political science, and holder of the Diane D. Blair Endowed Professorship in Southern Studies at the University of Arkansas. Maxwell and Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science at the University of Arkansas Todd Shields have written the new book "The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics."

Chris Kattan's Stories And Scars From SNL

Aug 28, 2019 979

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You may know him as Mango, Mr. Peepers, the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester, or one half of the head-bopping brothers in "A Night at the Roxbury." Not long after Chris was labeled one of the improv group Groundlings’ “must-see” performers in the company, he was cast on SNL and within the first six weeks, Chris’s film career also took off. In his memoir "Baby Don't Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live," Kattan opens up about eight seasons on SNL, performing alongside friends and future legends including Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey, and guest hosts from Charlize Theron to Tom Hanks to David Bowie.

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Aug 28, 2019 581

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Is America heading for a recession? In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Caitlin Moscatello's New Book On Women In Politics

Aug 28, 2019 779

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In the 2018 election cycle, women across the country were running in - and winning - local and national office in higher numbers than ever before. In “See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics,” award-winning journalist Caitlin Moscatello provides an insider look at this pivotal time in women’s history. Closely following four candidates throughout the entire campaign process, Moscatello takes readers inside their exciting, winning campaigns and the sometimes thrilling, sometimes brutal realities of running for office while female.

8/28/19 Panel

Aug 28, 2019 3620

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, SUNY New Paltz and RPI Communications Professor and former New York State Senator Terry Gipson.

Sanford Levinson Discusses The Flaws In The US Constitution

Aug 27, 2019 1192

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Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. In the book " Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today " Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced and then they offer possible solutions. Sanford Levinson joins us. The book was originally released in 2017 but a new edition has been published, adding two new chapters.

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

Aug 27, 2019 916

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This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY. List: "Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War" by Antonio and Jonna Mendez "Outpost" by Dan Richards "A Better Man" by Louise Penny "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory "Hollow Kingdom" by Kira Jane Buxton "Lawrence in the Fall" by Matthew Farina, illustrated by Doug Salati – Event Tuesday, September 24, 10 a.m. at Cambridge Public Library "The Quicksand Book" by Tomie dePaola "Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children" by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Teresa Flavin "Pumpkin Heads" by Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Aug 27, 2019 607

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Will Republicans keep control of the U.S. Senate next year? In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Hershey Felder's "George Gershwin Alone"

Aug 27, 2019 747

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The celebrated one-man play, “George Gershwin Alone,” features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, “George Gershwin Alone” features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from “Porgy and Bess” and “An American in Paris,” and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Berkshire Theatre Group presents “George Gershwin Alone” at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts through August 31.

8/27/19 Panel

Aug 27, 2019 3718

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

The Criminalization Of Poverty In America

Aug 26, 2019 1365

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A former aide to Robert F. Kennedy and senior official in the Clinton administration, Peter Edelman has devoted his life to understanding the causes of poverty. In one of the richest countries on Earth it has effectively become a crime to be poor. For example, in Ferguson, Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice didn’t just expose racially biased policing; it also exposed exorbitant fines and fees for minor crimes that mainly hit the city’s poor, African American population, resulting in jail by the thousands. As Peter Edelman explains in "Not a Crime to Be Poor," in fact Ferguson is everywhere: the debtors’ prisons of the twenty-first century. Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and the faculty director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center.

Thomas Abt Looks At The Consequences Of Urban Violence

Aug 26, 2019 994

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Thomas Abt is a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously, he served as a policymaker in Barack Obama's Justice Department and worked for New York governor Andrew Cuomo, overseeing all criminal justice and homeland security agencies in the state. Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time. But as Thomas Abt shows in "Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets," we actually possess all the tools necessary to stem violence in our cities. Coupling the latest social science with firsthand experience as a crime-fighter, Abt proposes a relentless focus on violence itself -- not drugs, gangs, or guns. Because violence is "sticky," clustering among small groups of people and places, it can be predicted and prevented using a series of smart-on-crime strategies that do not require new laws or big budgets.

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Aug 26, 2019 565

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Democrats in Washington have been working to reshape the House. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Berkshire Opera Festival Presents Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”

Aug 26, 2019 706

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Wrapping up its fourth season, Berkshire Opera Festival has two performances of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” this week. Donizetti's "Don Pasquale," which premiered in 1843, is a comic opera that is receiving a fully-staged production by Berkshire Opera Festival on Tuesday, August 27 and Friday, August 30 at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Directed by Jonathon Loy, the cast includes Craig Colclough as Don Pasquale, Matthew Grills as Ernesto, and Emmett O’Hanlon as Doctor Malatesta, and Metropolitan Opera soprano Deanna Breiwick plays Norina. The production is conducted by Brian Garman. Breiwick and Garman joined us.

8/26/19 Panel

Aug 26, 2019 3592

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter Rosemary Armao, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

The Creative Life: Paul Reiser

Aug 23, 2019 2763

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Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser co-starred as Paul Buchman in the decade-defining 1990s comedy, "Mad About You." Other starring roles include Michael Taylor in 60 episodes of "My Two Dads," Doug Getty in "Red Oaks," and Dr. Sam Owens in "Stranger Things." His films include: "Diner," "Beverly Hills Cop" 1 & 2, "Aliens" and "Whiplash." Reiser is also the author of three bestsellers about family life, including "Couplehood," "Babyhood" and "Familyhood." This Creative Life conversation was recorded on April 4, 2019.

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

Aug 23, 2019 507

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Tensions with Iran are on the rise. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Fiddler: A Miracle Of Miracles" Celebrates A Theatre Tradition

Aug 23, 2019 945

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Talk about tradition. Since it burst onto Broadway more than 50 years ago, “Fiddler On the Roof” has been performed somewhere in the world every single day. That’s just one fact you learn in Max Lewkowicz’s new documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles,” which traces the show’s evolution from the stories of Sholem Aleichem all the way to the current Yiddish production. That’s a lot of sunrises and sunsets.

8/23/19 Panel

Aug 23, 2019 3604

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

Weston Playhouse Present's Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf"

Aug 22, 2019 1103

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Edward Albee’s classic “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” is being performed at the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont through August 31. The production is directed by Mike Donahue. In the play, it’s two o’clock in the morning when George and Martha return home from a college faculty party, but the night has only just begun. An evening of fun and games takes a dark turn as the line between reality and illusion blurs. Three cast members from Weston join us this morning. Andrew Garman (George), Kristin Villanueva (Honey) and Jeffrey Omura (Nick).

"Troy Reads Every August Together" Public Reading Event 8/25

Aug 22, 2019 919

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The 1st Annual T.R.E.A.T " Troy Reads Every August Together " will be held Sunday, August 25 at Riverfront Park in downtown Troy, New York at 3 p.m. Award-winning author Coleen Murtagh Paratore joins us to talk about the event and her new book, "The Big Book About Being BIG," which will be read aloud among the group. Murtagh Paratore is also leading Dear Writer, a writing workshop for adults, beginning September 18.

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

Aug 22, 2019 586

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Most superdelegates are keeping their powder dry in the 2020 presidential primary. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Aug 22, 2019 450

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Mike Wallace Is Here" Upcoming: "Winnie the Pooh" Park Playhouse Tykes, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Thursday-Friday 8/22-23, 2 PM Albany Berkshire Ballet - "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" - The Egg, Albany, Friday 8/23, 7:30 PM Doc Severinsen and The San Miguel 5 - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday-Saturday 8/23-24 at 8 PM; Sunday 8/25 at 7 PM Mamalama y Andes Manta - The Century House Historical Society, Rosendale, Saturday 8/24, 3 PM KISS: End of the Road World Tour - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 8/24, 7 PM Miro Quartet (Mozart, Schubert, Kevin Puts) - Tannery Pond Concerts, New Lebanon, Saturday 8/24, 8 PM Catskill Jazz Factory: The Spirit of Harlem - Hudson Hall, Hudson, Saturday 8/24, 7 PM Cha Wa - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center or Courtyard C, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 8/24, 8 PM Patrick Higgins - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Sunday 8

8/22/19 Panel

Aug 22, 2019 3904

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former New York State Senator Terry Gipson, Investigative Armao Rosemary Armao, and Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science @ RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman.

"Renoir: The Body, The Senses" At The Clark Through 9/22

Aug 21, 2019 1647

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Over the course of his long career, French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. Renoir was born in 1841 and died a century ago in 1919. To observe the centenary of his death, the Clark Art Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum present the new exhibition, “ Renoir: The Body, The Senses .” Include paintings, drawings, pastels, and sculptures by Renoir as well as works by his predecessors, contemporaries, and followers, the exhibition is on display at The Clark in Williamstown, Massachusetts through September 22. “Renoir: The Body, The Senses” features works from The Clark’s collection and loans from all around the world. It was co-organized by Esther Bell, the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator at the Clark, and George T. M. Shackelford, Deputy Director at the Kimbell. Esther Bell lead us through the exhibition.

Doc Severinsen And The San Miguel 5 At Caffè Lena

Aug 21, 2019 1119

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Grammy Award-winning Doc Severinsen has been celebrated as America’s favorite trumpet player for more than half a century. Welcomed into living rooms for nearly three decades as the leader of "The Tonight Show Orchestra," (with host Johnny Carson hailing him as ‘the greatest trumpet player in the world,’) his impeccable musicianship and charismatic presence still dazzles at 92 years old, with the iconic trumpeter performing his signature stylings of big band, pop, jazz, world, and classical standards, universally hailed as one of our national treasures. He is playing three shows with his band The San Miguel 5 at Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 23, 24, and 25.

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

Aug 21, 2019 607

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Not every Senator is running for president. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Comedy Vet Aries Spears Coming To Albany Friday

Aug 21, 2019 600

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Later this week, comedian Aries Spears will be in Albany for two performances at the Funny Bone — Friday at 7:30 and 10. Aries Spears has been a veteran of comedy clubs, television and movies for decades, including his run on “Mad TV” and a lot of voice work. And you can catch his conversations about 80s movies, the Rocky series and the American cities he visits on his long-running podcast “Spears and Steinberg.”

8/21/19 Panel

Aug 21, 2019 3657

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Albany Country District Attorney David Soares, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Jesse Feiler - Privacy Updates

Aug 20, 2019 1100

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Another month, another security breach and privacy is back in the news. Our tech-guru Jesse Feiler joins us to discuss a proposed Nation-wide Privacy Act. California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect January 1, 2020, and the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU is already in effect. Joe and Jesse discuss some of the issues including the good/bad/terrific/evil (take your pick) idea of having a nation-wide privacy act in the US. Jesse Feiler is an author and developer who focuses on small business and nonprofits along with iOS technologies. He has recently added book publisher to his roles: his Champlain Arts business has published apps for a number of years, and has recently added books. Uta Hagen’s memoir “Sources” is back in print through ChamplainArts.com .

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

Aug 20, 2019 959

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This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY. List: "Inland" by Téa Obreht "Chances Are..." by Richard Russo "The Saturday Night Ghost Club" by Craig Davidson "The Women of the Copper Country" by Mary Doria Russell "Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead" by Olga Tokarczuk "The Ghosts of Eden Park" by Karen Abbott

Tanglewood Learning Institute Big Idea Event With Daniel Shapiro

Aug 20, 2019 700

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Daniel Shapiro, world-renowned expert on negotiation and conflict resolution, founding director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, and bestselling author of “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable” will be speaking on Saturday, August 24 at 5 p.m. at the Tanglewood Learning Institute’s Big Idea Event at Ozawa Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts. This keynote speech also features cellist Maya Beiser and coincides with the August 25 performances of Schoenberg’s “Peace on Earth” featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus conducted by James Burton, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony which culminates in the choral movement popularly known as the “Ode to Joy.” Composed more than 80 years apart, the two works present powerfully contrasting portraits of protest, freedom, peace, and shared humanity.

"The Last Widow" By Karin Slaughter

Aug 20, 2019 699

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For the past nineteen years, bestselling author Karin Slaughter has captivated readers with her poignant and gripping thrillers. Fans enjoy not only the depth, detail, and creativity that goes into every book, but Karin’s themes of female empowerment, her skill for holding a mirror up to society to explain what is going on in the world and her endless support of local libraries. For her new novel, “The Last Widow,” Slaughter returns with her most popular characters, Will Trent and Sara Linton, after a three-year hiatus.

8/20/19 Panel

Aug 20, 2019 3617

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, Investigative Reporter Rosemary Armao, and Skidmore College Business professor and Brexit expert Peter Moloney.

"Children Of The Dream: Why School Integration Works" By Rucker Johnson

Aug 19, 2019 942

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Rucker C. Johnson is the Chancellor's Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research We are frequently told that school integration was a social experiment doomed from the start. But as Johnson demonstrates in "Children of the Dream," it was, in fact, a spectacular achievement. Drawing on longitudinal studies going back to the 1960s, he shows that students who attended integrated and well-funded schools were more successful in life than those who did not and this held true for children of all races.

"The Last Good Guy" By T. Jefferson Parker

Aug 19, 2019 810

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T. Jefferson Parker has become a legend in the mystery-thriller field over the past thirty years, in which he’s written such highly acclaimed classics as "Laguna Heat," "The Famous and the Dead," "Black Water" and "The Triggerman’s Dance." "The Last Good Guy" is the latest mystery thriller from Parker, the third in his Roland Ford series where a grizzled, hardened yet moral private investigator from San Diego, specializes in missing-persons cases. In his newest case, Ford becomes involved in something dark and sinister that is running roughshod over America’s Finest City.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Aug 19, 2019 580

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When the Democratic presidential candidates debate for the third time, fewer hopefuls will be on stage. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Falling Into Place - ESYO's CHIME Program

Aug 19, 2019 858

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This morning we focus on the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s CHIME program . We are joined by Executive Director of Empire State Youth Orchestra Becky Calos and Administrative Director of CHIME Jared Shortmeier.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 8/19/19

Aug 19, 2019 1876

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

8/19/19 Panel

Aug 19, 2019 2470

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

The Spaces Between In Kingston, NY

Aug 16, 2019 579

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The Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program , Latinx Project , the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History , the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center , and Kingston City Hall present “The Spaces Between;” a series of exhibitions and programs facilitating exploration of the social spaces of marginalized status in American culture. “The Spaces Between” challenges traditional views of "marginalized status" by considering the many ways people can be marginalized, including the undocumented community, the LGTBQ community, and the immigrant community through an exploration of statuses related to race, gender, and sexual identity. The project runs through September. Elinor Levy is the Folk Arts Program Manager at Arts Mid-Hudson and she joined us to tell us more.

Classical Music According To Yehuda #229

Aug 16, 2019 375

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In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the composer Gioachino Rossini. Music played: 3rd movement of Rossini’s Sonata for Strings No 3. In C Major performed by Frankfurt Strings.

Shakespeare & Company Presents Suzan-Lori Parks' "Topdog/Underdog" Through 9/8

Aug 16, 2019 904

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Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog” won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama and was the number-one choice in last year’s New York Times list of “The 25 Best American Plays Since ‘Angels in America.’” The play is now being performed at Shakespeare & Company through September 8th. In the play: two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, are locked in a battle of wits and struggle to come to terms with their identity and what history has handed them, even their names. Director Regge Life; actors Deaon Griffin-Pressley and Bryce Michael Wood joined us.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Aug 16, 2019 615

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As he awaits a Democratic opponent, President Donald Trump is readying for another campaign. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Formation: A Woman's Memoir Of Stepping Out Of Line" By Ryan Leigh Dostie

Aug 15, 2019 999

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Raised by powerful women in a restrictive, sheltered Christian community in New England, Ryan Dostie never imagined herself on the front lines of a war halfway around the world. But then a conversation with an Army recruiter in her high-school cafeteria changed the course of her life. Hired as a linguist, she quickly had to find a space for herself in the testosterone-filled world of the Army barracks, and had been holding her own until the unthinkable happened: she was raped by a fellow soldier. Struggling with PTSD and commanders who didn’t trust her story, Dostie found herself fighting through the isolation of trauma amid the challenges of an unexpected war. Dostie tells her story in the new book, Formation: A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line.

"The Schuyler Sisters And Their Circle" At Albany Institute Of History And Art

Aug 15, 2019 849

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Made famous by the Tony Award-winning “Hamilton: An American Musical,” the Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Elizabeth, and Margaret (Peggy), were fascinating characters in American history and played significant roles in the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton. Now, for the first time, there is an exhibition at the Albany Institute of History and Art exploring the Revolutionary world of these women in the sisters’ hometown of Albany, New York. The exhibition, "The Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle" is on view through December 29 and looks at the lives of Angelica Schuyler Church, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, and Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer through clothing, decorative arts, portraits, and manuscripts from the Revolutionary Period to the Federal Period. Albany Institute of History and Art Curator Diane Shewchuk, Albany Institute of History and Art Director of Interpretive Programs Patrick Stenshorn, and Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site Manager Heidi Hill joined us.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Aug 15, 2019 584

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Is gun control as divisive as it seems? In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Aug 15, 2019 390

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "The Farewell" Upcoming: The Philadelphia Orchestra/Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch. with Wynton Marsalis - SPAC Amphitheater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 8/15, 8 PM Bridgman Packer Dance - (featuring “Table Bed Mirror,” “Voyeur”) - PS21, Chatham, Friday & Saturday 8/16-17, 8 PM Jupiter & Okwess - MASS MoCA, Dre Pavilion or Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 8/17, 8 PM Whiskey Myers, The Vagabonds - Pearl Street Night Club, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 8/17, 8 PM Martha Graham Dance Company - The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Sunday 8/18, 1 PM Amernet String Quartet - (music of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Dvorak) - Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Sunday 8/18, 4 PM Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company - Freedom Park Concert Series, Freedom Park, Scotia, Sunday 8/18, 7 PM Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour - Times

8/15/19 Panel

Aug 15, 2019 3386

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld.

Jason O'Connell On "Cyrano" And "Into The Woods" At Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Aug 14, 2019 1236

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Celebrating its 33rd summer season, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) is a critically acclaimed professional, non-profit theater company based in Garrison, New York. The Festival has established a reputation for engaging and highly inventive productions staged under an iconic, open-air Theater Tent overlooking the Hudson River at historic Boscobel House and Gardens. Jason O’Connell joined us to fill us in on two of HVSF’s current offerings. Returning to HVSF for a tenth season, the actor and playwright is portraying the title character of "Cyrano" in a new adaptation of the classic Edmond Rostand tale, which O’Connell has co-written with Brenda Withers. O'Connell is also playing The Narrator/Mysterious Man in the James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods.”

How To Take Back Our Elections And Change The Future Of Voting

Aug 14, 2019 794

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Professor Joshua A. Douglas, an expert on our electoral system, joined us to present an encouraging assessment of current efforts to make our voting system more accessible, reliable, and effective. His new book is: "Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting." In contrast to the anxiety surrounding our voting system, with stories about voter suppression and manipulation, there are actually quite a few positive initiatives toward voting rights reform. Douglas says regular Americans are working to take back their democracy, one community at a time. Douglas is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. His most recent scholarship focuses on the constitutional right to vote, with an emphasis on state constitutions, as well as the various laws, rules, and judicial decisions impacting election administration.

"The Picture Book Odysseys Of Peter Sís" At The Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art

Aug 14, 2019 1347

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"The Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sís" is on display at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. It showcases more than 90 original illustrations from 26 picture books, ranging from Sís’s exquisitely detailed paintings of historical narratives to the bold graphics of his early readers. A selection of painted objects and public art projects showcase other facets of his award-winning career. Born in Czechoslovakia, Peter Sís transports readers to the ancient city of Prague in "The Three Golden Keys" and explores its political past in "The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain." He chronicles his father’s two-year odyssey in the Himalaya Mountains in "Tibet Through the Red Box," and creates a modern-day fairytale in "Madlenka."

8/14/19 Panel

Aug 14, 2019 3614

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, and Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

The Oral History Of Woodstock On WAMC

Aug 13, 2019 1264

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A lot of words have been written and spoken this year about the 50 th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, which — despite the odds — got started Aug. 15, 1969. Over the years, many participants and organizers of the “Aquarian exposition” that brought hundreds of thousands of fans to upstate New York have shared their memories of the experience here on WAMC.

Book Picks - The Bookstore

Aug 13, 2019 1057

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Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox. List: "The Lost Words" by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris "Ask Again, Yes: A Novel" by Mary Beth Keane "Little Boy: A Novel" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti "Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent" by Paul Mendes-Flohr "The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters" by Mark Wigglesworth

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Aug 13, 2019 579

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The Democrats have a lot of different ideas about the future of health care. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Celebrate Stephentown 2019

Aug 13, 2019 794

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Celebrate Stephentown 2019 , the third annual edition of Stephentown, New York’s annual town-wide community festival, will take place Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18. This year’s schedule features a diverse range of more than 25 events at 20 different locations throughout the weekend, including open houses, demonstrations, food, music, hikes, kids activities, a car show, an interactive tour of a working farm, a rail trail race, an exhibition of award-winning Vietnam War photos and more. Produced by a coalition of Stephentown's farms, businesses, churches and service organizations – we learn more from our guests this morning: Scott Menhinick of Celebrate Stephentown; Larry Eckhardt of Kinderhook Creek Farm, Dennis Burek of Veterans of Stephentown, and Jim Bonesteel from the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance.

8/13/19 Panel

Aug 13, 2019 3647

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Skidmore College Business professor and Brexit expert Peter Moloney.

How To Build Prosperity For The Many, Not The Few

Aug 12, 2019 1121

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We live in a world where twenty-six billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet's population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet. At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, "The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few" urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy. Marjorie Kelly is the executive vice president and senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative. She is the author of "The Divine Right of Capital" and "Owning Our Future." Her co-author on the book is Ted Howard, the cofounder and the president of the Democracy Collaborative. The Collaborative works to carry out a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing

How Beef Changed America

Aug 12, 2019 984

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By the late nineteenth century, Americans rich and poor had come to expect high-quality fresh beef with almost every meal. Beef production in the United States had gone from small-scale, localized operations to a highly centralized industry spanning the country, with cattle bred on ranches in the rural West, slaughtered in Chicago, and consumed in the nation’s rapidly growing cities. "Red Meat Republic," by Joshua Specht, tells the remarkable story of the violent conflict over who would reap the benefits of this new industry and who would bear its heavy costs.

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Aug 12, 2019 527

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Will Americans ever see President Trump’s tax returns? In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Superbugs: The Race To Stop An Epidemic" By Matt McCarthy

Aug 12, 2019 713

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Dr. Matt McCarthy is the author of two national bestsellers, "The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly" and "Odd Man Out." He is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves on the Ethics Committee. In his new book "Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic," McCarthy shares the story of cutting-edge science and the race against the clock to find new treatments in the fight against the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs. McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal.

8/12/19 Panel

Aug 12, 2019 3506

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

"Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder" By Reshma Saujani

Aug 9, 2019 528

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Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code , a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding. A lifelong activist, Reshma was the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. She's been named a Fortune 40 under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, and one of the Most Powerful Women Changing the World by Forbes. In "Brave, Not Perfect," Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life.

Classical Music According To Yehuda #228

Aug 9, 2019 776

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In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue to talk about Rossini - this time in terms of his relationship with Paganini. Music: Variations on a Theme from Rossini's "Moses" by Paganini from the album "Dazzle and Nostalgia: Cello Favorites."

Ernie Kovacs Centennial

Aug 9, 2019 863

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The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York celebrates the centennial year of legendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs with the acquisition and display of never-before-seen material and rare artifacts courtesy of the comedian’s estate. Estate executive Josh Mills joins us to talk about the exhibition and a special centennial re-issue of "The Ernie Kovacs Album" (Omnivore Recordings).

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Aug 9, 2019 644

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Two more mass shootings have Americans on edge. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Manitoga Summer 2019 And Artist Residencies

Aug 9, 2019 978

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Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center is the House, Studio and Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright. It is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. Executive Director Allison Cross joined us now to discuss Manitoga’s on-going preservation efforts, this year’s artist residency artists choreographer Ivy Baldwin and sculptor Michele Oka Doner, and more.

8/9/19 Panel

Aug 9, 2019 3523

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti and Former EPA Regional Administrator, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, and Founder of Beyond Plastics, Judith Enck.

Sandra Dickinson In "I Loved Lucy" At Helsinki Hudson And The Woodstock Playhouse

Aug 8, 2019 652

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“I Loved Lucy” is an autobiographical play by Lee Tannen about his friendship with entertainment icon Lucille Ball during the final years of the comedy legend’s life. After receiving a warm reception in London, the play will have its New York premiere performances in the Hudson Valley this month presented by Gary DiMauro at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, New York on August 24, and at The Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, New York on August 31. In this production, Lee Tannen will play himself opposite Sandra Dickinson as Lucy. Accomplished stage and screen actor, Sandra Dickinson is best known for her work in Birds Eye Beefburger TV advertisements directed by Alan Parker in the early 1970s, and as Trillian in the 1981 television adaptation of “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.” She’s often works as a voice-actor for animated series.

Barrington Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of "Fall Springs"

Aug 8, 2019 1242

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The next mainstage show of Barrington Stage Company’s 25th Anniversary Season is “Fall Springs” -- a World Premiere Musical from Barrington Stage Company’s Musical Theatre Lab. It will run on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts from August 9 to August 31. The town of Fall Springs is cash-strapped but sits directly on top of America’s largest reserve of cosmetic essential oils. It has big dreams but at what cost? With new fracking techniques being recklessly implemented, the ground beneath Fall Springs is crumbling. The new musical, directed by Stephen Brackett, features Music and Lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos and Book and Lyrics by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. They joined us at The Linda along with actors Felicia Finley, Ellen Harvey, Sam Heldt, Alyse Alan Louis, Matt McGrath, and Eliseo Román.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Aug 8, 2019 679

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Horse racing is under fresh scrutiny. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Aug 8, 2019 386

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: Sword of Trust Upcoming: Tom Segura - Palace Theatre, Albany, Thursday 8/8, 7 PM Tracy Bonham - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 8/9, 8 PM Harry Connick Jr. - The Egg, Albany, Thursday 8/8 & Friday 8/9, 8 PM Capitolfest - featured: films starring Frances Dee & Joel McCrea; silent film accompaniment by Ben Model - Capitol Theatre, Rome, Friday 8/9 through Sunday 8/11 "A More Perfect Union: New Works by Scout" - Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, opening reception Saturday 8/10, 4-6 PM, exhibit through 9/22 Laurie Anderson Presents: Lou Reed Drones with Stewart Hurwood - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 8/10, 8 PM Steve Gorn & Friends: Indian Ragas/Tribute to Ravi Shankar - Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, Saturday 8/10, 8 PM Hudson Jazz Works Concert with Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas, Billy Drewes - Hudson

8/8/19 Panel

Aug 8, 2019 3684

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Corporate Attorney Rich Honen.

Bernard White In A New Translation Of Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival

Aug 7, 2019 591

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The final Mainstage show of the 2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival season is a new translation of Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" by Paul Walsh, directed by Carey Perloff. With great happiness, Mrs. Alving (Uma Thurman) welcomes her painter son Oswald (Tom Pecinka) home from years of living abroad. But when he starts to flirt with the family maid (Catherine Combs), she must intercede to save her son and herself from scandals present and past. Mrs. Alving struggles to find joy in a life bound by the strictures of Pastor Manders (Bernard White) and the spectral chains of mistakes from long ago. Bernard White joins us to talk about the production.

Deirdre O’Connell In "Before The Meeting" At Williamstown Theatre Festival

Aug 7, 2019 727

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Actor Deirdre O’Connell joins us to discuss her work in the World Premiere of Adam Bock's "Before the Meeting," which is currently running on The Nikos Stage at The Williamstown Theatre Festival . The production is directed by Trip Cullman. Every day, Gail (O’Connell) and the regular members of her early morning group set up for their meeting in the exact same way: Nicole makes the coffee, Gail arranges the chairs, and Ron complains. As they forge a path toward sobriety and well-being, they come to rely on the routine and each other. But when Gail’s estranged granddaughter reopens old wounds, Gail knows it will take more than coffee, chairs, and companionship to keep her life from falling apart. A few of O'Connell's credit include Broadway's "The Front Page" and "Magic/Bird;" television's "Nurse Jackie," "The Closer," and "Six Feet Under," and the films "A Dog Year," "What Happens in Vegas." and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

David Sedaris To Read At The Mahaiwe Before Fall Return To Northeast

Aug 7, 2019 1260

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We’re going to check in now with a frequent voice on these airwaves. David Sedaris, touring behind his latest book “Calypso,” will be in our region a lot this summer and fall. Sedaris will be reading and signing at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington August 9, the Ridgefield Playhouse Oct. 9, The Egg in Albany Oct. 10, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Oct. 12, and the Flynn Center in Burlington Oct. 14.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Aug 7, 2019 545

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Climate change is bad and getting worse. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Philadelphia Orchestra At SPAC

Aug 7, 2019 1020

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**Note: This interview was recorded before yesterday’s announcement that Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to withdraw from tonight and tomorrow’s orchestra performances at SPAC. The performances will go on with Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe stepping in.** The Philadelphia Orchestra's three-week residency is underway at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. The season is and has been highlighted by premieres ranging from classical masterpieces to innovative contemporary compositions, marking a record number of pieces that have never before been performed on SPAC’s stage. Performances run through August 17. Beginning tonight, the season showcases two weeks under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director of both The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Metropolitan Opera. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the closing night performance of Mozart’s Requiem. The remainder of the Orchestra’s season also features

8/7/19 Panel

Aug 7, 2019 3525

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

21st Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference

Aug 6, 2019 985

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The 2019 Kateri Peace Conference takes place Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 at The National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, New York. The 21st Annual conference is entitled “Defying Extinction - Nurturing a Garden of Resilience in the Face of Climate Crisis.” For over 20 years the conference has met on the site of an historic Mohawk Village. This year’s conference will examine the painful existential threat of climate collapse and war. The conference will feature presenters, educators, artists and special events. We are joined by conference organizers John Amidon and Maureen Aumand and by one of the conferences presenters, Dahr Jamail , the author of “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.” Jamail is also a Truthout staff reporter and has written numerous articles on climate disruption.

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

Aug 6, 2019 865

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Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks . List: "The Plateau" by Maggie Paxson "Travel Light, Move Fast" by Alexandra Fuller "A Pure Heart" by Rajia Hassib "Warhead" by Jeff Henigson "Each Tiny Spark" by Pablo Cartaya "Goblin Moon" by Jacqueline Rogers

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center

Aug 6, 2019 685

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The arts are already in Sharon Springs, New York and the surrounding communities; the need and the interest are already present. The value to individuals, businesses, and tourism seems already established. Klinkhart Hall Arts Center has been working with the community to deliver high-quality, diverse arts programming that will attract a year-round audience from across our region. Now, they are working on making a home. To tell us more about the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, we welcome Vice-President John Townsend.

2019 PS 21 Dance Fest And "Movement Without Borders" Initiative

Aug 2, 2019 478

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This month, PS21 in Chatham, New York brings the world of dance to its state-of-the-art theater. Ranging from performances rooted in street and social dance to those incorporating cutting-edge technology, the PS 21 Dance Festival runs August 2-24. This year PS21 expands the festival with a new series of classes called “ Movement Without Borders ” taught by leading choreographers, dancers, and artists. These classes will be taught twice weekly all summer on the PS21 stage. Choreographer Richard Colton joins us to tell us more. Colton performed with Twyla Tharp Dance from 1977 to 1988 and was a member of the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He appeared in the films “Hair” and “Amadeus,” directed by Milos Foreman, the PBS Great Performances presentation of "The Catherine Wheel," and on Broadway in “Singing in the Rain.” That’s just a smidge of performance bio. He’s co-created the "Movement Without Borders" initiative with PS 21 Executive Director, Elena Siyanko.

2019 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Aug 2, 2019 504

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival began with three events in 1999, and since then has offered the region more than 100 performances, from classical to contemporary, jazz to bluegrass, cabaret to kids’ concerts. The festival will present a concert each Sunday this month and Artistic Director Linda Chesis joins us with a preview.

Carl Heilman's Photographs Of The Adirondacks

Aug 2, 2019 926

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The Adirondack Park is home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states--six million acres including more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of miles of hiking trails running from mountain summits through a wide variety of habitats including wetlands and old-growth forests. Carl Heilman has spent the last 40 years hiking and photographing his beloved Adirondack Mountains. He will tell us about his new book: "The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America's Original Wilderness." Heilman will be giving an illustrated lecture on Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs.

Congressional Corner With Brad Hays

Aug 2, 2019 459

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Do Democratic primary voters want an old hand or a new face? In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Back To The Garden With "Woodstock" Documentary On PBS

Aug 2, 2019 840

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America has been looking back on some of the major milestones of 1969 this year. 50 years on, the impact of the moon landing in July and the Woodstock festival in August is still being felt. The three days of peace and music in upstate New York could have been a disaster, with an unready site, untested promoters, and nearly half a million people. Instead, it came and went without any major emergencies — and left some landmark music in its wake.

8/2/19 Panel

Aug 2, 2019 3482

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics , and former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

Hal Prince - In Memoriam

Aug 1, 2019 1274

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Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre – the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America’s most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards died yesterday at the age of 91. Prince produced or directed (and sometimes both) many of the most enduring musicals in theater history, including “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The Phantom of the Opera” – and so many more. In 2017, Applause Books published Prince’s memoir “A Sense of Occasion” and Manhattan Theatre Club was presenting a Broadway musical retrospective celebrating his work entitled “Prince of Broadway.” Joe Donahue interviewed him for our show then and we re-aired that interview today in memoriam.

The FUND For Lake George

Aug 1, 2019 737

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More than 200 years after Thomas Jefferson proclaimed Lake George to be the most beautiful water he ever saw, the Lake remains one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in the nation. But that doesn’t mean it’s without its challenges. In fact, invasive species; aging wastewater treatment plants and septic systems; stormwater runoff; and winter road salt all pose very real threats to the long-term health of the lake’s ecology and the Lake George Region’s economy. The FUND for Lake George is dedicated to preventing these threats from devastating the lake. Guided by data from the world’s most advanced environmental monitoring system, The Jefferson Project, as well as additional FUND research, the not-for-profit organization is leading a multi-faceted, science-to-solutions effort to keep the 32-mile-long tourism mecca and drinking water source clear of harmful algal blooms and other threats, and providing a roadmap for other lakeside communities across the country. Executive Director of The FUND

Congressional Corner With Brad Hays

Aug 1, 2019 544

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The 2020 election will be about more than the White House. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Aug 1, 2019 370

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" Upcoming: Marco Benevento, CTRL Control - Alive at 5, Jennings Landing, Corning Preserve, Albany, Thursday 8/1, 5 PM The Regrettes - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Thursday 8/1, 8 PM The Philadelphia Orchestra: Songs of the Sea, featuring pianist Janice Carissa - (music of Britten, Ravel, Debussy) - SPAC Amphitheatre, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Friday 8/2, 8 PM Black Arts & Cultural Festival featuring Mya, DJ Brian B, Gedeon Luke and the People, more - Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday 8/3, 2-7 PM Sweet Honey in the Rock - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 8/3, 8 PM HMT To Go: "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 8/4 at 3 and 7 PM Thornetta Davis, Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls - Agnes MacDonald Music Haven, Central Park,

8/1/19 Panel

Aug 1, 2019 3595

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Associate professor and chair of the Department of Communications at The College of St. Rose, Cailin Brown, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

Jane Kaczmarek In Sharyn Rothstein's "Tell Me I'm Not Crazy" At Williamstown Theatre Festival

Jul 31, 2019 1200

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Actress Jane Kaczmarek is best known for playing the character of Lois on the hit television series “Malcolm in the Middle.” She is a three-time Golden Globe and seven-time Emmy Award nominee. Currently she is starring in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Sharyn Rothstein’s “ Tell Me I’m Not Crazy .” Forced into retirement and unsettled by the changing world around him, Sol buys himself a gun and his family is up in arms. His wife Diana (Kaczmarek) thought they’d spend more time together and with the grandkids, but Sol’s new hobby puts a bullet in that plan. Meanwhile, their son Nate is trying to be a good stay-at-home dad while his wife is climbing the corporate ladder, and school is calling with concerns about their kid. “Tell Me I’m Not Crazy” is a world premiere comedy playing on the festival’s Nikos Stage though August 3.

The Fab Faux Plays "Abbey Road" At The Mahaiwe

Jul 31, 2019 936

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With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). The Fab Faux will performing “Abbey Road” in celebration of that album’s 50th Anniversary at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on Friday, August 2 at 8 p.m. Bassist, former “Late Show with David Letterman” band member and founder of the group Will Lee joins us this morning to give us a preview.

Congressional Corner With Brad Hays

Jul 31, 2019 582

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The Supreme Court is going through a period of transition. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Beau" At Adirondack Theatre Festival

Jul 31, 2019 836

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In “ Beau ,” eight actor-musicians tell the story of Ace Baker, who spends the first decade of his life fatherless. At 12 years old, a phone call reveals that his grandfather, Beau, has been alive all his life and his mother knew. Family secrets unravel as Ace rushes to make up for lost time with a man who changes his life and puts a guitar in his hand. “Beau” features a concept, book, and lyrics by Douglas Lyons and music by Ethan D. Pakchar and Lyons. Michael Wilson directs the Adirondack Theatre Festival production which runs in Glens Falls, New York August 3-9. We are joined by Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar, actor Matt Rodin who plays Ace, and ATF Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz.

7/31/19 Panel

Jul 31, 2019 3623

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, and Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman.

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

Jul 30, 2019 927

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Today's Book Picks list comes from Necole Zemp of The Northshire Bookstore . List: "The Field Guide to the North American Teenager" by Ben Philippe Star Wars "Are You Scared, Darth Vader?" by Adam Rex "Max and the Midknights" by Lincoln Peirce "The Chupacabras of the Río Grande" (The Unicorn Rescue Society #4) by by Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles, illustrated by Hatem Aly "Lincoln's Grave Robbers" by Steve Sheinkin "Ghost Boys" by Jewell Parker Rhodes "Arrr, Mustache Baby!" by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang

Richard Russo To Discuss New Novel "Chances Are ..." In Event With Northshire At The Zankel Center

Jul 30, 2019 1164

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Richard Russo’s new novel, "Chances Are...," is out today. In it, three sixty-six-year old men convene on Martha's Vineyard one beautiful September day, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today. Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend on the Vineyard in 1971. Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently "Everybody’s Fool" and "That Old Cape Magic;" two collections of stories; and the memoir "Elsewhere." In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for "Empire Falls." Russo will join Joe Donahue to discuss the new novel, "Chances Are..," on Wednesday, August 21 at 7 p.m. at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in an Off The Shelf taping of The Book Show presented

"Sugar Land" By Tammy Lynne Stoner

Jul 30, 2019 577

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"Sugar Land" by Tammy Lynne Stoner is an award-winning southern novel about love, Lead Belly, and liberation. It's 1923 in Midland, Texas, and Miss Dara falls in love with her best friend - who also happens to be a girl. Terrified, Miss Dara takes a job at the Imperial State Prison Farm for men. Once there, she befriends inmate and soon-to-be legendary blues singer Lead Belly, who sings his way out but only after he makes her promise to free herself from her own prison. Tammy Lynn Stoner’s work has been selected for more than a dozen anthologies and literary journals.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2019 Mid-Season Preview

Jul 30, 2019 778

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Jacob’s Pillow’s Dance Festival 2019 continues with world premieres, new commissions, international artists, anniversary celebrations, Pillow-exclusive engagements, and work developed at the Pillow Lab. Celebrating its 87th consecutive summer, Jacob’s Pillow is home to the longest-running dance festival in the United States, a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of Arts recipient, and has steadily expanded its reach in the field and its local community as a year-round center for dance research and development. Festival 2019 continues for another month, attracting audiences both on and off its site in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, through August 25th. To tell us more, we welcome Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

Jul 29, 2019 1240

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We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a “global epidemic.” In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem. In "No Visible Bruises," journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate

Bang On A Can's LOUD Weekend At MASS MoCA

Jul 29, 2019 856

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LOUD Weekend is an expansion of Bang on a Can’s long-running Bang on a Can Marathon at MASS MoCA - tripling that programming from one day, to three days. Over this coming weekend, more than 30 concerts will take place in at MASS MoCA’s vast galleries and throughout its collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues. Over the past 30 years, Bang on a Can co-founder and artistic director Michael Gordon has produced a diverse body of work, ranging from large-scale pieces for high-energy ensembles to major orchestral commissions to works conceived specifically for the recording studio.

Thomas Sadoski in Bess Wohl's "Grand Horizons"

Jul 29, 2019 1073

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Actor Thomas Sadoski is currently appearing on the Main Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival starring in the world premiere of Bess Wohl's "Grand Horizons" with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Priscilla Lopez, Maulik Pancholy, Ashley Park, Jamey Sheridan, and JoBeth Williams. TV viewers will recognize Sadoski from his work on HBO's "The Newsroom" and the recently cancelled CBS hit "Life in Pieces." Moviegoers have seen him in "Wild" and "John Wick: Chapter 2" just to name a few and those who love theater may have seen him in his Tony nominated work in "Reasons to be Pretty" or in "House of Blue Leaves," "The Tempest," or "Other Desert Cities" - for which he won a Tony Award. "Grand Horizons" runs through July 28 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival . The play is scheduled to run at Second Stage Theater in New York City in December. It is directed by Leigh Silverman.

7/29/19 Panel

Jul 29, 2019 3729

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigtation Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

Conductor Of The Tanglewood Festival Chorus And BSO Choral Director James Burton

Jul 26, 2019 516

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This past Tuesday, during the Tanglewood on Parade Gala, the world premiere of James Burton's "The Lost Words" for children's choir and orchestra. Burton is the BSO's choral director and conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and he also leads the Boston Symphony Children's Choir, which he formed last year. Burton was appointed in February 2017 to succeed John Oliver, who formed the chorus in 1970, retired in 2015 and died last year.

Christine Goerke And James Rutherford To Perform Wagner's "Die Walküre" With TMC Orchestra

Jul 26, 2019 831

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This Saturday and Sunday, in one of the highlights of the 2019 Tanglewood season, Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Wagner’s complete opera “Die Walküre” - split over the course of three performances, each featuring one complete act. The performance is scheduled to coincide with The Tanglewood Learning Institute’s “ Wagner Weekend .” The talented young members of the orchestra are joined by a cast of the world’s finest Wagnerian singers. Die Walküre tackles themes of love, family, sacrifice, betrayal, punishment, and mortality. The concert performance will be sung in German with English supertitles We are joined by soprano Christine Goerke who will sing the role of Brünnhilde, and bass-baritone James Rutherford who will perform as Wotan.

Shakespeare & Company Presents "The Merry Wives Of Windsor"

Jul 26, 2019 973

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Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's madcap comedy, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” directed by founding company member and Director of Education, Kevin G. Coleman. “The Merry Wives of Windsor” runs from August 8 to September 1 outdoors in the Roman Garden Theatre. The play begins when Sir John Falstaff vastly underestimates the Merry Wives in the town of Windsor, as he hatches a frothy scheme to drain their bank accounts and drive their husbands insane with jealousy.

Tanglewood's Buildings And Grounds Are Part Of The Magic

Jul 26, 2019 547

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Coming to Tanglewood is an experience that begins before the first note is played at any given concert. The buildings, lawns, and gardens were created and are maintained with the utmost care. Whether you picnic on the lawn, stroll around the grounds, or even make a bee-line for your seat last minute, you can’t help but notice the beauty all around you when you are here. We had the opportunity to get some behind-the-scenes on how it all happens with Director of Tanglewood Facilities Bobby Lahart and Tanglewood Grounds Supervisor Bruce Peeples.

Tanglewood's Master Piano Technician Steve Carver's Tanglewood Learning Institute Event

Jul 26, 2019 834

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Long-time Tanglewood piano technician Steve Carver will be featured in a Tanglewood Learning Institute "Meet the Makers" event on Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Linde Center. At the event , Carver will give an in-depth look at the art and science of keeping concert instruments in high-performing condition. Attendees can enjoy a sneak peek at the engineering and artistry of Steinway Spirio — the legendary instrument maker’s newest invention and the world’s finest high-resolution player piano. Carver recently retired from his position of manager of piano maintenance and chief piano technician at The Juilliard School. He has also been the chief concert technician for the Tanglewood Music Festival for ten years and was previously a concert technician at the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Chautauqua Institution.

Germeshausen Family And Youth Concert Conductor Chair With The Boston Symphony Thomas Wilkins

Jul 26, 2019 763

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Thomas Wilkins is Music Director of the Omaha Symphony, a position he has held since 2005. Additionally he is Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and holds the Germeshausen Family and Youth Concert Conductor chair with the Boston Symphony - and in that role, he will be conducting the Tanglewood Family Concert tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at Ozawa Hall. The concert provides an engaging concert experience especially for children ages 3–8 and their families.

Pianist Paul Lewis Performs At Tanglewood 7/26 And 7/30

Jul 26, 2019 697

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Tonight in The Shed at Tanglewood, Andris Nelsons will conduct a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 2, and closes the program with Ravel’s complete “Daphnis and Chloé,” featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, conductor. In between these two works, Paul Lewis , returning to Tanglewood for his eighth summer in a row, takes center stage to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A. Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation and as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. In addition to his performance in The Shed tonight, Lewis will perform a recital of music by Haydn, Brahms, and Beethoven at Ozawa Hall on July 30 .

Artistic Administrator Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Tony Fogg

Jul 26, 2019 830

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Tony Fogg has been Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and assists the Music Director in the planning and selection of all BSO concerts and repertoire. He joins us to talk about upcoming performances at Tanglewood .

Managing Director Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Mark Volpe

Jul 26, 2019 1027

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Tanglewood is a name that's recognized around the world. Just about every time we interview a conductor or musician, they mention the venue's reputation and cache. That doesn't just happen by accident. There's a hard-working team of professionals that keeps Tanglewood on the lips of both audience-members and performers. To give us a State of Tanglewood report – we welcome back our friend Mark Volpe – the Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Thornton Wilder’s "The Skin Of Our Teeth"

Jul 25, 2019 862

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Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Thornton Wilder’s "The Skin of Our Teeth" is now playing at The Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and runs through August 3. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winner David Auburn directs the show. "The Skin of our Teeth" is an optimistic tribute to the invincibility of the human spirit. To tell us more we welcome Harriet Harris who plays Mrs. Antrobus and Danny Johnson who plays Mr. Antrobus.

Chasing Water And Dust Across California

Jul 25, 2019 1003

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Mark Arax is from a Californian family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In "The Dreamt Land," he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, that is straining to keep up with California’s relentless growth. The book is about the land and the people who have worked it; from gold miners to wheat ranchers to small fruit farmers and today’s Big Ag. Since the beginning, Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit. Mark Arax is an author and journalist whose writings on California and the West have received numerous awards for literary nonfiction. A former staffer at the Los Angeles Times, his work has appeared in The New York Times and the California Sunday Magazine. His books include a memoir of his father’s

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Jul 25, 2019 632

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Democrats could be on the brink of a generational shift. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Jul 25, 2019 390

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Crawl" Upcoming: The Quebe Sisters - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Thursday 7/25, 7 PM Brad Paisley World Tour, with Chris Lane, Riley Green - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 7/25, 7:30 PM Patton Oswalt - Palace Theatre, Albany, Thursday 7/25, 8 PM Our Native Daughters: Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla, Amythyst Kiah - The Egg, Albany, Friday 7/26, 8 PM The Pretenders - MASS MoCA, Courtyard D, North Adams, Mass., Friday 7/26, 8 PM A Midsummer SLAY with Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 7/26, 8 PM Juho Pohjonen, pianist (music of Rameau, Scriabin, Beethoven) - Tannery Pond Concerts, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, New Lebanon, Saturday 7/27, 8 PM Clem Snide (Eef Barzelay) - Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, Albany, Monday 7/29, 8 PM Pedrito Martinez, Sten & Maria Z -

7/25/19 Panel

Jul 25, 2019 3581

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dan Irizarry of Capital District Latinos, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and College of St. Rose Journalism Professor Cailin Brown.

Jesse Feiler - Emojis

Jul 23, 2019 1099

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World Emoji Day was last week. We didn’t want it to go by with notice. However, the day is much bigger than just your favorite emoji. World Emoji Day is a celebration of all emojis. So, we will talk about the power of emojis with our tech guru, Jesse Feiler. Jesse Feiler helps people and organizations get to know and use new technologies. Projects have included building the page caching module for the Prodigy Web Browser for Mac in the very early days of the Web, location-based apps for iPhone and iOS, as well as books and classes on new technologies. His latest book is “Implementing iOS and macOS Documents with the Files App: Managing Files and ensuring compatibility.”

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

Jul 23, 2019 716

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This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY. List: “Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead “A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World” by C. A. Fletcher “Big Sky” by Kate Atkinson “Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff” by Anthony McCann “Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss” by Margaret Renkl “A Stitch in Time” by Daphne Kalmar “The Someone New” by Jill Twiss, Eg Keller Upcoming event: "Dannemora" by Charles Gardner - Wednesday, 7/24 at 7 p.m.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Jul 23, 2019 544

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Republicans said the Mueller Report was an exoneration of the president, but Democrats think it was only the beginning. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

88th Annual Woodstock Library Fair

Jul 23, 2019 838

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The 88th Annual Woodstock Library Fair will take place this Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature food, music, fun, and a book sale in the Barn. Michael Hunt, President of The Friends of the Woodstock Library and Devon Hunt, President of the Junior Friends join us now to tell us all about the event.

7/23/19 Panel

Jul 23, 2019 3607

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman, Skidmore College Business professor and Brexit expert Peter Moloney, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Falling Into Place: Community Miracles In Action

Jul 22, 2019 585

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This morning we focus on Community Miracles in Action - a nonprofit youth service organization located in Cohoes, New York founded by Crystal Alesio. CMA offers students a safe place to go where they can connect with adults who care, set and achieve goals, all while building relationships with others who have similar interests. To tell us more, we welcome President and Founder Crystal Alesio and Youth Program Development Director Kendall Williams.

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour 2019

Jul 22, 2019 689

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On the last weekend in July, nine local potters will open their studios and kilns to the public for the 13th annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale . Visitors will meet potters and guest artists from around the country in the unique tucked-away settings of eight different Hilltown pottery studios. This year they will feature educational demonstrations at each venue where you can learn about this ancient yet contemporary craft as you climb inside a massive wood kiln and hear how it is fired or watch a master potter turn a hunk of clay into a beautiful pot. To tell us more we welcome potters Christy Knox and Sam Taylor .

The Secret City Art Revival "Back To The Garden"

Jul 22, 2019 722

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The Secret City Art Revival in Woodstock, New York is a weekend of art, community and celebration throughout the town. This year’s event is entitled “Back to The Garden.” Events take place July 25-28 and include parties, concerts, puppeteer-led hat-making; house events that include poetry readings, jazz house concerts, site-specific dances, art salons; brunch, karaoke, a Community Processional and – the culminating event – The Artistic Tent Revival. The Secret City is an Obie Award winning arts organization that programs regularly in New York, Los Angeles, and Woodstock with guest appearances in other parts of the country and a weekly radio show in Kingston, New York. We are joined by Secret City Founding Artistic Director Chris Wells and Lead designer of the Sunday processional and the Sunday revival Nancy Geaney.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 7/22/19

Jul 22, 2019 1783

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on WAMC's Roundtable program on Monday, July 22, 2019.

7/22/19 Panel

Jul 22, 2019 3430

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Jul 19, 2019 1011

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George L. K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, prolific abstract artists since the late 1930s, were leaders of the national and international art scene. Collectors and intellectuals, they created a Berkshire home that reflected their aesthetic worlds. Upon her death in 1988, Suzy Frelinghuysen left instructions that the House & Studio and art collection be used for an educational purpose the House & Studio opened for visitation in 1998. This summer, the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio presents an exhibition entitled “American Abstract Artists: A Collection: Unseen Works.” Tomorrow at 3pm, Carol Troyen, Curator Emerita of American Paintings at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will present a lecture entitled “Protests and Patronage: Morris, Frelinghuysen, and the Promotion of Abstract Arts in the 1930s.” We are joined by Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio Director Kinney Frelinghuysen.

Barrington Stage Company Presents Mark St. Germain's "Gertrude And Claudius"

Jul 19, 2019 936

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The new play, “Gertrude and Claudius,” billed as a prequel to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” began performances at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts last night, officially opens July 21, and runs through August 3 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The play is by award-winning playwright, Mark St. Germain, author of “The Best of Enemies,” “Dancing Lessons,” “Dr. Ruth, All the Way,” and the long-running Off-Broadway hit “Freud’s Last Session” – among many other plays. “Gertrude and Claudius” is based on John Updike’s 2000 novel of the same title. The story shows Queen Gertrude’s relationship with Hamlet’s father, who appears only as ghost in the Shakespeare play, and how she conspires with his brother Claudius to commit the murder that sets in motion the events of the classic drama. St. Germain has a long history with Barrington Stage, this being his 13th play produced by the company.

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Jul 19, 2019 554

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For many members of Congress, summer is a good time to take constituents’ temperature. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Capitol Steps In Lenox, Massachusetts Through 8/30

Jul 19, 2019 952

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The Capitol Steps were founded in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Since then, they’ve been putting the “mock” in democracy in Washington, D.C., on tour, on the radio, and – during the summer – in Lenox, Massachusetts. The musical satirists call The Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort their summer home – performing here every night except Tuesday through August 30th. The CapSteps latest album is “The Lyin’ Kings.” We are joined this morning by longtime steppers, Brad van Grack and Nancy Dolliver.

7/19/19 Panel

Jul 19, 2019 3609

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Former EPA Regional Administrator and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

"The Farmer's Son" By John Connell

Jul 18, 2019 1217

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Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, after more than a decade away, he finds himself back on the farm. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day—cleaning the barns, caring for the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. Alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when an argument between father and son erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. "The Farmer’s Son" is the story of a calving season, and the story of a man who emerges from depression to find hope in the place he least expected to find it.

Alva Noë "Infinite Baseball: Notes From A Philosopher At The Ballpark"

Jul 18, 2019 971

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Alva Noë is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Center for New Media and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Noë is a 2012 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and he was a weekly contributor to National Public Radio’s science and culture blog 13.7 Cosmos and Culture. His new book is "Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark." Baseball is a strange sport: it consists of long periods in which little seems to be happening, punctuated by high-energy outbursts of rapid fire activity. Because of this, despite ever greater profits, Major League Baseball is bent on finding ways to shorten games, and to tailor baseball to today's shorter attention spans. But for the true fan, baseball is always compelling to watch and intellectually fascinating. It's superficially slow-pace is an opportunity to participate in the distinctive thinking practice that defines the game. If baseball is boring, it's

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Jul 18, 2019 577

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The Squad was battling Speaker Pelosi. Then President Trump logged on. In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Jul 18, 2019 432

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Spider-Man: Far from Home" Upcoming: French Cancan - Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Thursday 7/18, 2 PM Jonatha Brooke - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 7/18, 7 PM John Mayer - Times Union Center, Albany, Friday 7/19, 7:30 PM Bettye Lavette - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Friday 7/19, 9 PM Taj Mahal Quartet: Giant/De Ole Folks at Home 50th Anniversary Concert - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 7/20, 8 PM Catalyst Quartet with pianist Daniel Gortler (music of Bach, Glass, Brahms, Franck) - Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, Sunday 7/21, 4 PM Heart, Sheryl Crow, Lucie Silvas - SPAC, Amphitheater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 7/21, 7 PM Godsmack - Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, Sunday 7/21, 8 PM "Finding Nemo" (Free Summer Movie Series) - Palace Theatre, Albany, Tuesday 7/23, 1 PM (doors at noon) Stephen Marley - Empire State Plaza,

7/18/19 Panel

Jul 18, 2019 3714

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

"Conscience: The Origins Of Moral Intuition" By Patricia Churchland

Jul 17, 2019 1078

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Patricia S. Churchland is the author of "Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition" and "Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves." She is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. In "Touching a Nerve," Churchland, the distinguished founder of neurophilosophy, drew from scientific research on the brain to understand its philosophical and ethical implications for identity, consciousness, free will, and memory. In "Conscience," she explores how moral systems arise from our physical selves in combination with environmental demands. All social groups have ideals for behavior, even though ethics vary among different cultures and among individuals within each culture.

How Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, And Others Are Demanding A Place In Public Life

Jul 17, 2019 862

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Less and less Christian demographically, America is now home to an ever-larger number of people who say they identify with no religion at all. These non-Christians have increasingly been demanding their full participation in public life, bringing their arguments all the way to the Supreme Court. The law is on their side, but that doesn't mean that their attempts are not met with suspicion or outright hostility. In "Our Non-Christian Nation," Jay Wexler travels the country to engage the non-Christians who have called on us to maintain our ideals of inclusivity and diversity.

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Jul 17, 2019 535

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Lawmakers in Washington are hashing out one of the biggest bills of the year. In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Race And Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call To Action" By Max Klau

Jul 17, 2019 747

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Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. "Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action" focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs. Author Max Klau explains how his own quest for insight into these matters led to the empirical study at the heart of this book, and he presents the results of years of research that integrate findings at the individual, group, and whole system levels of analysis.

7/17/19 Panel

Jul 17, 2019 3613

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Special Events At MiSci

Jul 16, 2019 558

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MiSci - Museum of Innovation & Science in Schenectady, New York presents exhibits, programs, and events designed to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past present, and future. This morning we learned about MiSci’s special events – including After Dark events and Family Day experiences. The After Dark series is a social event for adults 21+ featuring full museum access, adult beverages, planetarium shows, and exciting science demonstrations. This summer, MiSci presents the exhibition “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” and this Friday’s “After Dark” event is “After Dark: Pints and Pups.” Saturday’s Family Day event is a Lunar Engagement Day - an Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Event. Dan Beck is the Director of Membership & Special Events at MiSci and he joins us along with Vice President of Marketing & Communications Tara Burnham.

Open Studios Of Washington County

Jul 16, 2019 709

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The 2019 Open Studios of Washington County will feature 15 artists working across a range of mediums, including painting, photography, clay arts, and sculpture. Since the arts are vital to the cultural diversity and enrichment of the region, the event helps ensure the rich artistic tradition will continue. The event now happens over four days and will run from July 19th through July 21st. Joining us to tell us all about it, we welcome Beth Moeller – an organizer of Open Studios of Washington County -and two of the featured artists, Leslie Peck and Rebecca Sparks.

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

Jul 16, 2019 967

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This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts. List: “The Great Alone: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail” by Tim Voors “Feast Your Eyes” by Myla Goldberg “Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants” by Jacob Shell “Flight Portfolio” by Julie Orringer “Reckoning The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment” by Linda Hirshman - Event 7/16

Congressional Corner With Anthony Brindisi

Jul 16, 2019 585

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Will lawmakers in Washington ever agree to an infrastructure deal? In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22 nd Congressional district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Berkshire Jewish Festival Of Books 2019

Jul 16, 2019 614

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The Berkshire Jewish Festival of Books in Great Barrington, MA begins later this week; running from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. This four day event will be full of lectures, teachings, and readings by local, national, and international authors in diverse genres from adult fiction to children’s literature to cookbooks. This celebration of Jewish literature will take place at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. Avi Dresner is co-chair of: The Berkshires’ Jewish Festival of Books.

7/16/19 Panel

Jul 16, 2019 3601

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman, Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program Jim Ketterer, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

How To Nurture The Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, And Transform Industries

Jul 15, 2019 1097

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Safi Bahcall received his BA summa cum laude in physics from Harvard and his PhD from Stanford. After working for three years as a consultant for McKinsey, he co-founded a biotechnology company developing new drugs for cancer. He led its IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years. In 2008, he was named E&Y New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with President Obama's council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research. In "Loonshots," Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.

New York City Ballet At SPAC

Jul 15, 2019 541

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The New York City Ballet will return to its summer home, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center , for four distinct programs over seven performances July 16 -20. The run will be highlighted by the story-ballet "Coppélia." Considered one of the greatest comedic ballets of the 19th Century, "Coppélia" premiered in Saratoga in 1974 and was co-commissioned by SPAC. Sterling Hyltin is a dancer with the New York City Ballet. She will be performing in two dances during the season at SPAC : Varied Trio (in four) (Harrison/Frohlich) and Apollo (Stravinsky/Balanchine).

Hoosick Blooms 2019 Benefits CiviCure

Jul 15, 2019 606

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Hoosick Blooms 2019 Tour takes place on Saturday, July 20th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Six private and very diverse gardens and farms will welcome visitors on the Hoosick Blooms 2019 tour. Following a watercolor map created especially with an eye to beautiful views, participants on this self-driving tour will see unique gardens tucked into the rolling hills of Hoosick and neighboring communities. Three properties on the tour, Jermain Hill Farm, Berle Farm and the Historic Barns of Nipmoose, are conserved as Forever Farmland by the Agricultural Stewardship Association and the Fraser/McDonald House has received designation as an official Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. The Fraser site is also the birthplace of Simon Fraser who became a renowned Canadian explorer. Hoosick Blooms 2019 benefits CiviCure’s fund for the renovation of the historic Wood Block Building and Opera House. We welcome CiviCure board member Melodee James; Manager of Grants and Programs for CiviCure

Saratoga Shakespeare Company Presents "The Tempest" And "King Lear"

Jul 15, 2019 776

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This summer, Saratoga Shakespeare Company celebrates its 19th season with two of Shakespeare’s greatest works in two different venues: "King Lear" in Historic Congress Park and "The Tempest" on the grounds of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Both productions deal with themes of stormy family relationships, human frailty, revenge, and redemption. Building on last year’s successful collaboration, Saratoga Shakespeare begins the season joining forces with SPAC and Radial Arts to present Poetry in the Pines, bringing a new, innovative and music-filled production of "The Tempest" on the SPAC grounds. Performances will take place at the Reflecting Pool on Friday, July 19 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. "King Lear" opens the following week with performances on Tuesday, July 23 through Saturday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 30 through Saturday, August 3. All performances will be at 6 p.m. in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage. We we

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 7/15/19

Jul 15, 2019 1812

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, July 15, 2019.

7/15/19 Panel

Jul 15, 2019 2320

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents World Premiere Of "Dig" By Theresa Rebeck

Jul 12, 2019 1109

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Dorset Theatre Festival Resident Playwright Theresa Rebeck – author of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2018 Broadway production "Bernhardt/Hamlet" - has developed more than six productions at Dorset that have gone on to other stages around the country, including 2017’s "Downstairs" starring Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, which ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in the fall of last year. The most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time, Rebeck returns to the Dorset Theatre Festival with "Dig" – running through July 27th. A dying plant shop in a dying urban neighborhood receives a visitor from the past: Meghan, the neighborhood screw-up, whose suicide attempt followed a terrible tragedy. Roger, the store owner, wants nothing to do with this situation, but Meghan is improbably clinging to life. Can a soul beyond saving be saved? It is a play about courage, redemption and photosynthesis.

Historian Steven Gillon's Biography Of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Jul 12, 2019 935

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Up until the 1960s and 70s, there had been few, if any, human beings who were forced to live their lives under such intense media scrutiny as John F. Kennedy Jr. did. Born in 1960, at the dawn of the television era. His father, a master of the new medium, used his young family to project a false, but highly attractive, image of himself as a wholesome family man. President Kennedy’s assassination increased public pressure on John even though he was only a boy. The salute by that little boy in blue at his father’s casket cemented the belief that John would be the natural heir to his father’s legacy. "America’s Reluctant Prince" is a biography of JFK jr. by Steven Gillon - Scholar-in-Residence at The History Channel and Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. There is also a corresponding documentary with A&E, which is based on the book and features Steven Gillon, “ JFK JR – The Final Years ,” and it will premiere on July 16, the 20th anniversary of JFK. Jr’s death.

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Jul 12, 2019 639

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America’s Vietnam veterans are still fighting for their rights. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his interview with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

Noted Historians Rank America's Chief Executives

Jul 10, 2019 1460

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Over a period of decades, C-SPAN has surveyed leading historians on the best and worst of America’s presidents across a variety of categories: their ability to persuade the public, their leadership skills, the moral authority, and more. The crucible of the presidency has forged some of the very best and very worst leaders in our national history, along with much in between. Based on interviews conducted over the years with a variety of presidential biographers, "The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best - and Worst - Chief Executives" provides not just a complete ranking of our presidents, but stories and analyses that capture the character of the men who held the office. Brian Lamb is C-SPAN's founding CEO and chairman and longtime on-camera interviewer. Susan Swain is C-SPAN's co-CEO and, in addition to her senior management role at the network, has been an on-camera host for C-SPAN for more than thirty years.

The Berkshire High Peaks Music Festival - The Grand Italian Tour

Jul 10, 2019 795

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The High Peaks Music Festival brings internationally acclaimed musicians and stars of tomorrow to the Berkshires. "The Grand Italian Tour" is the theme of the tenth edition of the festival which runs from July 23rd - August 2nd presented by Close Encounters With Music and hosted by the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts. The ten-day festival, directed by internationally acclaimed cellist Yehuda Hanani, offers a combination of concerts, lectures and master classes, open to the public and featuring distinguished faculty artists and outstanding young musicians from around the world. Yehuda Hanani and Michael Wise joined us.

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Jul 10, 2019 682

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President Trump has stepped foot inside North Korea. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his interview with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

Living Room Theatre Presents "Lucy's Wedding"

Jul 10, 2019 610

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Living Room Theatre at the Park McCullough House in North Bennington, Vermont is gearing up for their 8th season this July 17-28th with “Lucy’s Wedding” - LRT's fourth new play and third by a female playwright since its inception in 2012. The 7-member cast from New York City plays 5 female characters and 2 male characters. “Lucy’s Wedding,” written and directed by LRT co-artistic director Randolyn Zinn, is a comedy about an American matriarchy gone awry. To tell us more we welcome Producer and Co-artistic Director of Living Room Theater Allen McCullough and actors Kirk Jackson, actor and Karen Trott.

7/10/19 Panel

Jul 10, 2019 3563

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Yidstock 2019

Jul 9, 2019 1124

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Now in its eighth year, Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music celebrates the best of Klezmer and new Yiddish music with a wide-ranging lineup of concerts that demonstrate the diversity and breadth of the genre, along with workshops, talks, and other programs. Yidstock takes place, rain or shine, at The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts July 11-14. Yidstock Artistic Director Seth Rogovoy, author of "The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music" is here to tell us more along with Lisa Newman – Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center.

Book Picks - The Book Loft

Jul 9, 2019 990

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This week's Book Picks lists comes from Giovanni Boivin from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. List: “All Systems Red” (Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells “Recursion” by Blake Crouch “The Lesson” by Cadwell Turnbull “The Dreaming” (Sandman Universe) by Simon Spurrier “FKA USA” by Reed King “Wanderers” by Chuck Wendig “My Best Friend's Exorcism” by Grady Hendrix

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

Jul 9, 2019 747

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The Long Island Sound faces a variety of issues. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

Shakespeare & Company Presents "Twelfth Night"

Jul 9, 2019 646

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Shakespeare & Company is currently presenting William Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night" directed by Company Artistic Director, Allyn Burrows. This classic showcases a rich, affecting, and deeply funny story of longing, love, and laughter which paints Shakespeare at his peak. Performances run through August 4th in the Tina Packer Playhouse. This production of "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" unfolds in a mutable landscape of yearning and surprises, set in a dance hall on a boardwalk by the seashore in 1959. It Is the story of what arises from a shipwreck, the madness of love, and that shipwreck called love. Helmed by Burrows who has previously acted in three different productions of "Twelfth Night" including the mainstage production at Shakespeare & Company in 1991 joins us this morning. Two of the actors join us as well - Miles Anderson (Malvolio) and Bella Merlin (Maria.)

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 7/9/19

Jul 9, 2019 1858

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable July 9, 2019.

7/9/19 Panel

Jul 9, 2019 2466

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post and investigative journalist Rosemary Armao.

2019 Little Falls Cheese Festival

Jul 8, 2019 1090

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On Saturday, July 13, Little Falls will welcome thousands of visitors for food and fun at the city’s fifth annual Cheese Festival . The event will run the length of Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring over 80 New York-based food vendors, the festival has quickly become New York State’s premier gathering of cheesemakers. The event will feature over 120 different types of cheeses, spanning a variety of hard cheeses, goat cheeses, spreadable cheeses, yogurts, cheese curds and more, with many of the vendors bringing new products to the festival this year. To complement those cheeses, numerous New York-based gourmet food and craft beverage vendors will also be attending, offering everything from bread, wine, and cider to honey, mead, and pickles. To tell us more, we welcome Suzie Jones of Jones Family Farm , Sharon Tomaselli of the Cooperstown Cheese Company , and Marge Randles of Argyle Cheese Farmer .

"Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits" At Fenimore Art Museum

Jul 8, 2019 763

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Known for his elegant and minimalist work and his mastery of photographing in natural light, photographer Herb Ritts had a gift for turning stars into icons. " Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits " is the first curated collection of his photos of some of music’s most celebrated artists. The exhibition includes images of the likes of David Bowie, Tina Turner, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Prince, Cher, Madonna and many more. Also shown with many of his best-known portraits are stage costumes and guitars from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. "Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits" runs through September 2 at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Chris Rossi is the museum’s Director of Exhibitions.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Jul 8, 2019 584

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Robert Mueller wanted to let his report speak for itself. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Writing To Persuade" By Former New York Times Op-Ed Editor Trish Hall

Jul 8, 2019 826

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For 5 years, Trish Hall set the high standard for which opinion pieces ultimately landed on the New York Times Op-Ed page. Her new book is "Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side" and in it she shares her wisdom and lays it out in terms easy to emulate. As the person in charge of the Op-Ed page for the New York Times, Hall spent years immersed in argument, passion, and trendsetting ideas but also in tangled sentences, migraine-inducing jargon, and dull-as-dishwater writing. In the book she draws on her vast experience and presents the ultimate guide to writing persuasively for students, job applicants, and rookie authors looking to get published

7/8/19 Panel

Jul 8, 2019 3496

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and investigative journalist Rosemary Armao.

"No More Poems!" By Rhett Miller

Jul 5, 2019 1810

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Rhett Miller is the frontman for rock band Old 97′s, a solo singer-songwriter, an essayist and a podcaster. And he’s also a father of two, which indirectly led to his newest gig of picture-book writer - his book is “No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse.” He started writing poems to share with his kids on the phone while he was on tour so he could talk with them longer. He’d read the poems aloud and get their feedback (sometimes brutal feedback.) Between albums with the band, Miller has squeezed in seven solo records—most recently last year’s "The Messenger." His latest offering is a new podcast, "Wheels Off," which finds him interviewing musicians, writers, artists, actors, and comedians about creativity.

Rachel Chavkin On "Annie Salem: An American Tale" At Powerhouse

Jul 5, 2019 773

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Rachel Chavkin won the Tony Award for best direction of a musical last month for the Tony Award winning best new musical "Hadestown." Fresh from that win she's taking on her newest project, "Annie Salem: An American Tale," the first Musical Workshop production of the 2019 Powerhouse season presented by Vassar and New York Stage and Film in Poughkeepsie, New York. The workshop will have performances July 5-7. Adapted from the novel by Mac Wellman, "Annie Salem" features a book by Chavkin, music by Heather Christian, and lyrics by Chavkin and Christian. The show is an otherworldly journey into the jagged heart of rust-belt Ohio, where blue monkeys play in the wreckage of post-industrial America, and where high school boy Jack Scan is in love with the prettiest girl in town. It is a timely adaptation of Mac Wellman’s wry, surrealist coming-of-age story that travels through time and space, to Mars and back again as it tries to make sense of the forces lurking in the American woods.

The People, The Politics, And The Promise That Launched America Into The Space Age

Jul 5, 2019 1214

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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material, "Chasing the Moon" by Robert Stone and Alan Andres, reveals for the first time the unknown stories of the fascinating individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America’s momentous achievement. More than a story of engineers and astronauts, the moon landing, now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses, and rule-breaking scientists.

7/5/19 Panel

Jul 5, 2019 3623

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, and Founder of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti .

André Braugher In "A Human Being, Of A Sort" At Williamstown Theatre Festival

Jul 3, 2019 955

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André Braugher is a Golden Glove and Emmy Award winner best known for his roles in "Homicide: Life on the Street" and the current NBC sitcom, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." He is currently starring in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's World-Premiere production of Jonathan Payne's " A Human Being, of a Sort ." Braugher plays a Southern convict named Smokey who is guarding the Bronx Zoo's most sensational exhibit: Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy. Based on a true story, the play takes place in 1906, the public's fascination intensifies and protestors call for Ota's release, Smokey must grapple with the fact that his own freedom depends on another black man's captivity. "A Human Being, of a Sort" is directed at Williamstown by Whitney White and runs through July 7.

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents "Rock And Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story"

Jul 3, 2019 1110

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" Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story " is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists and got them record deals. He traveled the country and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music until scandal made him the biggest target in America. To learn more about The Berkshire Theatre Group production of "Rock and Roll Man," which runs at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA through July 21, we welcome BTG's Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, producer and co-writer Rose Caiola, Tony Award-nominated actor Alan Campbell who plays Alan Freed and multiple-Emmy Award-nominated George Wendt who plays J. Edgar Hoover.

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Jul 3, 2019 619

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Another election cycle, another debate about immigration. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

30th Anniversary Music Haven Concert Series

Jul 3, 2019 767

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Music and musical acts with roots in India, London, Brazil, Ireland, Colombia, the Caribbean and the Congo are all part of the 30th Anniversary Music Haven Concert Series in Schenectady’s Central Park. In addition to the music from around the world - this year’s schedule also features film screenings and theatrical events. The season kicks off on Sunday, July 7. Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Mona Golub joins us with a preview.

7/3/19 Panel

Jul 3, 2019 3554

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

Jul 2, 2019 772

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Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks. List: "Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music" by Michael Lang - Event with Michael Lang on July 5, 7 p.m. at Emerson Resort and Spa "The Road To Woodstock" by Michael Lang and Holly-George Warren "Woodstock 50 Years of Peace and Music" by Daniel Bukszpan and Amalie Rothschild - event July 6 at 1 p.m. "Back To The Garden: The Story of Woodstock and How It Changed A Generation" by Pete Fornatale "Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of The Music Festival" by Bob Fitz "Woodstock Vision" by Elliott Landy "Small Town Talk" by Barney Hoskyns "This Wheel’s On Fire" by Levon Helm "Never Look Back" by Alison Gaylin - event July 20, 2 p.m. "My Life As A Rat" by Joyce Carol Oates - event July 23, 5 p.m. "The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Abortion Service" by Laura Kaplan

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Jul 2, 2019 547

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For the third time, the president has met with the leader of North Korea. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Inaugural Phoenicia Fringe Festival Begins July 5

Jul 2, 2019 789

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The inaugural Phoenicia Fringe Festival starts July 5 th and will feature a number of solo performances, including storytelling, one-person shows and experiential events with a focus on comedy. Each night features two different solo acts, each about an hour long. Each show is only performed once during the festival, so audiences will never see the same thing twice. We have a trio of guests to tell us what is happening: Artistic Director of The Phoenicia Playhouse Michael Koegel, and performers Dean Temple , and Doug Motel .

7/2/19 Panel

Jul 2, 2019 3617

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J. P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

900 Years Of Thrills And Spills In Stephen Silverman's History Of Amusement Parks

Jul 1, 2019 961

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Stephen M. Silverman is a twenty-year veteran of Time Inc. and was the founding editor of People.com. In his new book, "The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them," a never-before-told true story of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, and the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who are responsible for their enchanting charms.

Bard SummerScape 2019

Jul 1, 2019 977

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The 16th annual Bard SummerScape opened this past weekend and runs through August 18th. The festival features seven weeks of world-class opera, theater, dance, cabaret, film, and music, including the 30th annual Bard Music Festival, Korngold and His World. This year the festival is presenting a modern, multi-media style opera, "Acquanetta," written by Catskill resident, librettist Deborah Artman who join us this morning. The opera’s music is by Michael Gordon and the production runs from July 11 through July 21. We also welcome Nunally Kersh - the producer for the opera, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “The Miracle of Heliane” a new production & and a U.S. Premiere – running July 26th through August 4th.

Beth Henley's "Lightning (Or The Unbuttoning)" At Powerhouse

Jul 1, 2019 709

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Since 1985, Vassar and New York Stage and Film have been proud partners in the Powerhouse Season which is known for being the springboard for new stories that go on to theaters across the country and around the world. This summer, Powerhouse’s second Mainstage production is Beth Henley’s “Lightning (or The Unbuttoning).” In a cabin high on a peak surrounded by the blue mountains and a vibrant, swirling sky, a young woman is visited by a traveling salesman as a lightning storm brews. A mysterious, mystical visitor, he awakens in her the promise and the peril of something more. Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley returns to Powerhouse with this story of resilience and determination in an unforgiving world.

Dorset Theatre Festival Season Preview

Jul 1, 2019 573

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The Dorset Theatre Festival’s 42nd Season is underway featuring the classic revival of Noël Coward’s "Private Lives" which plays through July 6. Then the World Premiere of "Dig," written and directed by Theresa Rebeck runs from July 11 – 27. Another World Premiere - "Mrs. Christie" by Heidi Armbruster, directed by Giovanna Sardelli runs from August 1 – 17 and then "Slow Food" by Wendy MacLeod ends the season playing August 22–31. The season also includes the Pipeline Series: Three New Works in Process (July 2, July 23, and August 13). Artistic Director Dina Janis joins us.

7/1/19 Panel

Jul 1, 2019 3490

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, plitical consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and corporate attorney Rich Honen.

Artistic Administrator Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Tony Fogg

Jun 28, 2019 583

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As the season begins at Tanglewood , we speak to a man who not only is keeping the plates spinning here, he also has an eye on Boston and is even working on programming for future years here at Tanglewood. Tony Fogg has been Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and assists the Music Director in the planning and selection of all BSO concerts and repertoire.

Tanglewood Learning Institute Director Sue Elliott

Jun 28, 2019 862

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She is being called one of North America’s most innovative music educators. Sue Elliott was appointed Tanglewood Learning Institute Director in August of last year and she is a new face on the scene here at Tanglewood. Prior to joining The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sue launched and led the world’s first online professional development, certificate, and accreditation program for private music teachers at all stages of their careers at the Royal Conservatory of Music in her hometown of Toronto, Canada. She has also worked with Seattle Opera and spent 10 years at Houston Grand Opera.

Managing Director Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Mark Volpe

Jun 28, 2019 932

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Today we are broadcasting from The Linde Center for Music and Learning . Specifically, we are broadcasting from the Volpe Family Studio. It is a 32 by 24 foot space – one of four buildings that make up this new center. To tell us all about it, we welcome back our friend and host Mark Volpe – the Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra .

Director Of The Tanglewood Music Center, Ellen Highstein

Jun 28, 2019 415

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The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study. It offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal study. Ellen Highstein is the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center.

The Linde Center's Architects William Rawn Associates

Jun 28, 2019 1000

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The Linde Center for Music and Learning is designed by William Rawn Associates Architects , led by William Rawn and Cliff Gayley, and is the largest building project at Tanglewood in 25 years, since the construction of Ozawa Hall, which was also designed by William Rawn Associates. The $33 million-dollar Linde Center for Music and Learning at Tanglewood adds 6,000 new square feet of performance and rehearsal space and is designed to play a key role in establishing Tanglewood as an all-season facility, with Tanglewood Learning Institute programming, event rentals, and concert use by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Bridging The Boomer, Gen X, And Millennial Divide

Jun 27, 2019 689

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Hayim Herring, PhD, is an author, presenter and nonprofit organizational futurist, with a specialty in faith-based communities. A former congregational rabbi and “C-suite” nonprofit executive, Hayim blends original research and real-world experience to inspire individuals and organizations to achieve their greatest impact. Social isolation, loneliness, and suicide are conditions we often associate with the elderly. But in reality, these issues have sharply increased across younger generations. Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, Millennials, and post-Millennials all report a declining number of friends and an increasing number of health issues associated with loneliness. In his book, "Connecting Generations," Hayim Herring focuses on how Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials perceive one another and looks underneath the generational labels that compound isolation.

FilmColumbia Presents Tales of Europe July 12-18

Jun 27, 2019 898

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Tales of Europe returns to Chatham for the second year with a series of five feature-length and seven short award-winning films made by European filmmakers who journey to Greenland, Morocco and Myanmar to tell their tales. Each of these films debuted over the last year in top international festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto. The Crandell Theatre has exclusive rights to show the films for the first time in the tri-state area. The films were curated by Larry Kardish, co-artistic director of the Crandell’s annual film festival FilmColumbia and former senior curator for film at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. An Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences Scholar, he regularly attends the major international film festivals and has served as a juror at many worldwide.

The Stonewall Reader

Jun 27, 2019 934

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Jason Baumann is coordinator of humanities and LGBT Collections at the New York Public Library, where he develops and promotes literature, philosophy, and religion collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Baumann coordinates the Library's LGBT Initiative and has curated " Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 " a major exhibit at NYPL which is on view now through July 13. Baumann is the editor of "The Stonewall Reader." June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, "The Stonewall Reader" is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Jun 27, 2019 652

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Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey is looking for a second six-year term. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Jun 27, 2019 764

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Echo in the Canyon," "The Dead Don’t Die," "Men in Black: International," "Rocketman" Upcoming: Quiet Riot, Bad Mothers - Alive at 5, Jennings Landing, Corning Preserve, Albany, Thursday 6/27, 5 PM Buck Meek - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Thursday 6/27, 8 PM Madison VanDenburg, Moriah Formica - Times Union Center, Albany, Friday 6/28, 7:30 PM Toad the Wet Sprocket - The Egg, Albany, Friday 6/28, 8 PM Old Songs Folk Festival - 30+ performers including Emma’s Revolution, Bill Staines, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train - Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, Friday 6/28, 2 PM-1 AM; Saturday 6/29, 9 AM-1 AM; Sunday 6/30, 9 AM-7 PM The Boxcar Lilies, Carolann Solebello - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 6/29, 7 PM Heather Maloney: Soil in the Sky Album Release Show - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Saturday 6/29, 9 PM Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival,

6/27/19 Panel

Jun 27, 2019 3649

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, The Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI Fran Berman, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

David Bromberg Quintet To Play Trio Of Shows In The Region

Jun 26, 2019 530

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Decorated multi-genre multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and a godfather of Americana David Bromberg is bringing his quinet on the road this summer and the WAMC listening area will be host the group at three different venues in the first half of July. They’ll play Songs at Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, New York on July 2, The Stationery Factory in Dalton, Massachusetts on July 7, and Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, New York on July 13.

Documentary "Bathtubs Over Broadway" Celebrates Industrial Musicals And Unexpected Joy

Jun 26, 2019 1984

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As a writer on "Late Night with David Letterman," Steve Young’s duties included scouring through record bins in search of potential subjects for the show’s “Dave’s Record Collection” segments. Little did he know, his hunt for offbeat vinyl would thrust him into the world of Broadway-style “industrial musicals” put on by such companies as General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, and Xerox at their annual sales meetings in the ’50s through the ‘80s. These productions dazzled and motivated their only intended audience, each company’s sales-force, which was regaled with lavish productions such as "Lipton on the Move," "Lucite, You and ’72," and "The Bathrooms Are Coming." The documentary, " Bathtubs Over Broadway ," follows Young’s odyssey as he tracks down these shows’ souvenir albums, finds kindred fanatics, interviews the performers, songwriters and directors, and discovers rare performance footage of songs such as “My Bathroom” and “Everything’s Coming Up Citgo.” Bathtubs over Broadway is

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Jun 26, 2019 566

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President Trump knows he has to carry Florida. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

"Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From The Driehaus Collection" At MWPAI

Jun 26, 2019 869

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The exhibit, “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection,” is now open at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art in Utica and features more than 60 artworks, spanning more than 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. The exhibition focuses on Tiffany’s brilliant stained-glass windows, iridescent floral vases, shimmering lamps, and accessories highlighting masterworks never before presented in a comprehensive exhibition. Tiffany was one of America’s preeminent designers of decorative arts and interiors. Under his artistic direction and using enamels, metalwork, precious stones, wood, ceramics, and, of course, glass, the artisans employed at Tiffany Studios fashioned beautiful objects for public commissions and private residences. Institute President and CEO Anna D'Ambrosio joins us.

6/26/19 Panel

Jun 26, 2019 3635

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, corporate attorney Rich Honen, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Wilco's John Stirratt Talks Solid Sound And Tourists

Jun 25, 2019 647

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Established in 2010 - the Solid Sound Festival kicks off at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts on Friday evening. The art and music festival is curated by Chicago-based rock band, Wilco, and features an eclectic line-up of music, art, comedy, food, and family activities. John Stirratt has been Wilco’s bassist since the band was founded in 1994. He’ll be on hand at Solid Sound to play with Wilco, and his other band, The Autumn Defense will play an acoustic set with strings on Sunday in MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Stirratt is also one partner responsible for Tourists , a new motor-lodge in North Adams.

George Benson At Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Jun 25, 2019 603

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George Benson 's career spans five decades, more than 30 recordings as a leader and ten Grammy Awards. NEA Jazz Master, Benson, has used his jazz roots as the foundation for an engaging mix of pop, R&B and other shades that add up to a style that appeals to a broad mainstream audience. Along the way, he has also established himself as a formidable jazz singer, one whose biggest career hits have showcased his vocals as well as his guitar chops. In short, this guitar man is the complete package. He'll headline the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC on Saturday, June 29.

Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music

Jun 25, 2019 993

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This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York. List: When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Stonewall: A Building. an Uprising. a Revolution by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Jamey Christoph The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo Event: Oblong Books & Music in collaboration with The Fisher Center at Bard College presents Salman Rushdie with his new novel "Quichotte," in conversation with Joe Donahue.

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Jun 25, 2019 448

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The Democratic presidential hopefuls are about to debate for the first time. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

Rebecca Godfrey "Under The Bridge" At Oblong Books In Conversation With Gary Shteyngart

Jun 25, 2019 968

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Rebecca Godfrey is an award-winning novelist and journalist. Her first novel, “The Torn Skirt,” was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. “Under The Bridge,” Godfrey’s shocking true story of a group of teenagers who savagely beat a classmate to death and then tried to cover up the crime, received one of Canada’s largest literary awards, the British Columbia Award for Canadian Nonfiction, as well as the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Crime Writing. “Under the Bridge” is now available in paperback. Rebecca Godfrey will talk with author Gary Shteyngart at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York this Saturday at 6 p.m.

6/25/19 Panel

Jun 25, 2019 3627

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

"The Guarded Gate" By Daniel Okrent

Jun 24, 2019 549

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Daniel Okrent was the first public editor of The New York Times, editor-at-large of Time, Inc., and managing editor of Life magazine. He worked in book publishing as an editor at Knopf and Viking, and was editor-in-chief of general books at Harcourt Brace. He was also a featured commentator on two Ken Burns series, and his books include Last Call, The Guarded Gate, and Great Fortune, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history. His new book, "The Guarded Gate," tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inherently inferior, providing the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history. Brandished by the upper class Bostonians and New Yorkers, many of them progressives, who led the anti-immigration movement, the eugenic arguments helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the US for more than 40 years.

"Small Fry" By Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Jun 24, 2019 742

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Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, "Small Fry" is a poignant coming-of-age story from one of our most exciting new literary voices.

35th Powerhouse Season Preview

Jun 24, 2019 806

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Since 1985, Vassar and New York Stage and Film have been partners in the Powerhouse season, a collaboration known for being the springboard for new productions that go on to theaters across the country and around the world. The 2019 season began this past weekend and continues through July 28 bringing some of the most influential theatrical voices working today to Poughkeepsie, New York for fully-staged productions, workshops, and readings of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. Johanna Pfaelzer is the Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film and she joins us with a preview.

"Fay Wray And Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir"

Jun 20, 2019 1196

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Fay Wray was most famous as the woman who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong, the twenty-five-foot, sixty-ton gorilla, as he placed her, nestled in his eight-foot hand, on the ledge of the 102-story Empire State Building, putting Wray at the height of New York’s skyline and cinematic immortality. Wray starred in more than 120 pictures opposite Hollywood's biggest stars. Wray’s counterpart, Robert Riskin, was considered one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. Academy Award–winning writer (nominated for five), producer, ten-year-long collaborator with Frank Capra on such pictures as "American Madness," "It Happened One Night," "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," "Lost Horizon," and "Meet John Doe," hailed by many, among them F. Scott Fitzgerald, as “among the best screenwriters in the business.” Fay Wray and Robert Riskin lived large lives and their daughter, Victoria Riskin, has recounted their stories in her book, "Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir."

Barrington Stage Company Presents "Into The Woods"

Jun 20, 2019 1184

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Barrington Stage Company’s first Main Stage show of the 2019 summer season is the Tony Award winning Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical “Into the Woods.” Originally on Broadway in 1987, “Into the Woods” tells the tale of a childless baker and his wife as they endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods where they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood, and other classic fairy tale characters. The Barrington Stage Company production is directed by Joe Calarco and runs in Pittsfield, Massachusetts through July 13. This morning we are joined by actors Mara Davi , Mykal Kilgore , Pepe Nufrio , and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton and Musical Director Darren R. Cohen .

NY Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 6/20/19

Jun 20, 2019 1909

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With the state legislative session set to end this week, WAMC's Alan Chartock spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable Thursday, June 20, 2019.

6/20/19 Panel

Jun 20, 2019 3462

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

SUNY Spectrum Conference July 9-10

Jun 19, 2019 1034

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This year’s Spectrum Conference – for Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education, Capacity Building, and Training in Response for Underserved Sexual and Gender Minorities takes place July 9-10 in Albany, New York. Among the sessions this year will be Nine on IX, nine higher ed attorneys discussing the past and future of Title IX; an update on the state of HIV/AIDS; a panel of LGBTQI+ Presidents discussing successes and remaining challenges; and the first ever national keynote by Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, who tried to purchase a wedding cake from Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, a case that went to the Supreme Court last year. We welcome: SUNY Associate Counsel Joseph Storch, and SUNY Director of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Elizabeth Brady.

LGBTQ Pride Night With Erin McKeown At Caffè Lena 6/20

Jun 19, 2019 944

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Musician, writer, producer - and one of our favorite guests - Erin McKeown will return to the stage at Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York tomorrow night for a LGBTQ Pride Night concert with opener Crystal Rose. McKeown is a singer-songwriter, composer, and producer. Her albums encompass pop, swing, rock, and folk. In 2018 her first musical, "Miss You Like Hell," opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater earning 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Lyrics, Best Music and Best Orchestration. The Wall Street Journal named it Best Musical of 2018. She is working on a new musical entitled "Terrarium Behavior" and a new singer-songwriter album.

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Jun 19, 2019 482

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Tensions with Iran are on the rise. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

"I’ll Be Home: The Writings Of Jim McGrath"

Jun 19, 2019 859

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The winner of more awards than any editorial writer in the Albany Times Union’s history, Jim McGrath was both an Albany institution and a keen observer of the world beyond his beloved adopted city. When he died in 2013 at the age of fifty-six, the newspaper lost a writer who combined a passionate advocacy for society’s most vulnerable people with a scathing disregard for the elite whose actions created an underclass in the United States. His editorials and commentaries charted many critical issues in New York and the country: the death penalty, civil liberties, gay rights, historic presidential campaigns, the economy, terrorism, and more. A new book of Jim McGrath’s work is out, entitled: I’ll Be Home. The book is edited by Jim’s widow, Darryl McGrath, is an Albany journalist and the author of "Flight Paths: A Field Journal of Hope, Heartbreak, and Miracles with New York’s Bird People," and Howard Healy, a copy-editor and proofreader for the New York State Bar Association; he retired

6/19/19 Panel

Jun 19, 2019 3546

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Jesse Feiler - Matching Your Devices To Your Tasks

Jun 18, 2019 1051

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Jesse Feiler joins us this morning to talk about changing and updating devices and acquiring the correct devices for your tasks. We’re managing more data than ever before and moving it around all the time. We need lots of compatible apps and data formats. The more flexible your tools, the more you can do with limited hardware resources. Jesse Feiler helps people and organizations get to know and use new technologies. Projects have included building the page caching module for the Prodigy Web Browser for Mac in the very early days of the Web, location-based apps for iPhone and iOS, as well as books and classes on new technologies. His latest book is “Implementing iOS and macOS Documents with the Files App: Managing Files and ensuring compatibility.”

Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore

Jun 18, 2019 972

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This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York. List: “ On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous ” by Ocean Vuong “ The Travelers ” by Regina Porter “ Article 353 ” by Tanguy Viel translated by William Rodamor “ In West Mills ” by De’Shawn Charles Winslow “ Magic for Liars ” by Sarah Gailey “ Stepsister ” by Jennifer Donnelly “ Moon’s First Friend ” by Susannah Leonard Hill, illustration by Elisa Paganelli “ Infographic Guide for Entrepreneurs ” by Carissa Lytle and Jara Kern “ In the Neighborhood of True ” by Susan Kaplan Carlton

"Siege: Trump Under Fire" By Michael Wolff

Jun 18, 2019 770

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Just one year into Donald Trump’s term as president, Michael Wolff told the story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries in his book, "Fire and Fury." Now, in "Siege," Wolff has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2019 Season Preview

Jun 18, 2019 802

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Jacob’s Pillow’s Dance Festival 2019 is now underway which includes world premieres, new commissions, international artists, anniversary celebrations, Pillow-exclusive engagements, and work developed at the Pillow Lab. Entering its 87th consecutive summer, Jacob’s Pillow is home to the longest-running dance festival in the United States, a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of Arts recipient, and has steadily expanded its reach in the field and its local community as a year-round center for dance research and development. Festival 2019 opens tomorrow, attracting audiences both on and off its site in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, through August 25th. To tell us more, we welcome Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

6/18/19 Panel

Jun 18, 2019 3480

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Political Consultant Libby Post, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

Adirondack Theatre Festival Season Preview

Jun 17, 2019 1067

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The Adirondack Theatre Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in Glens Falls, New York. Running now through August 9th – the festival will present four mainstage productions, a concert reading, a "greatest hits" cabaret, a magical comedy show, and a dinner theatre for kids at the Charles R. Wood Theater. Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz joins us with a preview of the season.

"Cunningham At 100" Exhibition And Events At Hudson Hall

Jun 17, 2019 775

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Hudson Hall celebrates iconic dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham and the Merce Cunningham Centennial with a 6-week program of dance, music, film, and photography to showcase the work of the iconic artist and the enduring power of his living legacy. Titled “ Cunningham at 100 ,” the program opens at 5pm on June 22nd with an exhibition of photographs by James Klosty and Stephanie Berger. Stephanie Berger and Executive Director of Hudson Hall Tambra Dillon join us.

The '69 Mets' Art Shamsky In Albany

Jun 17, 2019 950

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The new book: "After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets" is the inside account of an iconic team in baseball history - a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season - told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today. Art Shamsky will be in Albany, New York on June 18 when The New York State Assembly and Senate will pass a resolution to honor the 1969 Mets team on the 50th anniversary of their championship season. Shamsky was a Major League baseball player for eight years, starting with the Cincinnati Reds in 1965 and then joining the New York Mets in the winter of 1967. Since his retirement from baseball, he has been involved in various businesses and worked as a sports broadcaster at WNEW-TV in New York City and on ESPN, and as a broadcaster for the NY Mets.

"Words And Worlds" By Alison Lurie

Jun 17, 2019 834

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Alison Lurie, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "Foreign Affairs," has published ten books of fiction, four works of non-fiction, and three collections of tales for children. "Words and Worlds: From Autobiography to Zippers" gathers together her reflections on the writing life; fond recollections of inspiring friends; and perceptive, playful commentary on preoccupations ranging from children’s literature to fashion and feminism. Citing her husband’s comment to her that “Nobody asked you to write a novel,” Lurie goes on to eloquently explain why there was never another choice for her.

NY Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 6/17/19

Jun 17, 2019 1452

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With the state legislative session set to end June 19, WAMC's News Director Ian Pickus spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable Monday, June 16, 2019.

6/17/19 Panel

Jun 17, 2019 2502

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, and Skidmore College Business professor and Brexit expert Peter Moloney.

New Exhibition "In Frederic Church’s Ombra" At Olana

Jun 13, 2019 1371

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“ In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature ” is a new exhibition on view at Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, New York. Hudson River School painter Frederic Church worked with Central Park architect Calvert Vaux to create Olana’s main house and its 250-acre landscape. Their design incorporated vast Hudson Valley views. A key space in Olana’s main house design is the “Ombra”, an outdoor room which is a transition zone between the central Court Hall and the surrounding landscape. In the new exhibition, several architects have paired with visual artists and other designers to develop their concepts and treatments regarding the indoor-outdoor spaces at Olana. The exhibition is guest-curated by Barry Bergdoll, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art , New York. Featured speakers from our visit to Olana, in addition to Barry Bergdoll: Senior Vice

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Jun 13, 2019 573

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Attorney General William Barr has Democrats’ attention. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Jun 13, 2019 495

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region. Seen: "Dark Phoenix" Upcoming: Travie McCoy, Stellar Young - Alive at 5, Corning Preserve Boat Launch (rain site), Albany, Thursday 6/13, 5 PM Heather Maloney - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 6/13, 7 PM Show People - Pine Hills Film Series, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany, Friday 6/14, 7 PM Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Friday 6/14, 7 PM "Being John Malkovich" (Being in the Body Films Series/presented by Clark Art Institute) - Images Cinema, Williamstown, Mass., Saturday 6/15, 2 PM "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 6/15, 7 PM The Allman Betts Band, Jane Lee Hooker - Stanley Center for the Performing Arts, Utica, Saturday 6/15, 7:30 PM Red Molly, Ellis Paul - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 6/15, 8 PM Bombino - MASS MoCA, Courtyard C or Hunter

6/13/19 Panel

Jun 13, 2019 4008

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and recent electee to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fran Berman.

How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, And Joy

Jun 12, 2019 644

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Why spend countless hours indoors in front of screens when being in nature feels so good? In learning why and how to nurture our emotional connection with nature, we can also regenerate the ecosystems on which we depend for our survival. "Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy" by Andrés R. Edwards explores the science behind why being in nature makes us feel alive and helps us thrive.

Andy Warhol Photos By David McCabe On View At Broderick Fine Art Gallery At Ruby's Hotel

Jun 12, 2019 462

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In late 1964 Andy Warhol commissioned young fashion photographer David McCabe to document his daily activities for one year. During the course of this project, whenever the artist called McCabe would come to meet him at The Factory, an opening, a party, a coffee shop or any place where Warhol would decide that he wanted to be accompanied by the photographer and his camera. In the end, these images were never published, perhaps because they revealed more than the increasingly-famous Warhol was willing to share with the public. McCabe joins us to discuss an exhibition of his work at the Broderick Fine Art Gallery at Ruby's Hotel in Freehold, New York.

The Genius Of George Washington And The Victory At Yorktown

Jun 12, 2019 838

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Nathaniel Philbrick, one of America’s pre-eminent historians, and the National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Bunker Hill, and Valiant Ambition, returns to the American Revolution, a subject he’s researched and written about for twenty years. His new book, "In The Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown," chronicles the remarkable year leading up to the siege of Yorktown, the battle that ultimately broke a years-long stalemate with the British and earned America her freedom. "In The Hurricane’s Eye" also highlights Washington’s underappreciated naval cunning and his fraught relationship with French leaders.

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

Jun 12, 2019 518

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House Democrats are trying to make the most of their majority. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Waitress" At Proctors

Jun 12, 2019 954

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In the musical, “ Waitress ,” we meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county and a satisfying encounter with someone new show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. "Waitress" is on stage at Proctors in Schenectady through Sunday, June 16th. This morning we welcome two members of the company - Christine Dwyer plays Jenna and Melody Betts plays Becky.

6/12/19 Panel

Jun 12, 2019 3707

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

50 Years Of Illustration At Norman Rockwell Museum

Jun 11, 2019 1063

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The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this summer and for the occasion there is a special Anniversary exhibition, “Private Moments for the Masses,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the autobiographical aspects of Rockwell’s art through beloved imagery that conveyed, in both subtle and direct ways, his own interests, anxieties, and real-life experiences. An astute visual storyteller and a masterful painter with a distinct, personal message to convey, Norman Rockwell created fictional realities that offered a compelling picture of the life that many Americans aspired to. His carefully-constructed artworks for the covers and pages of popular publications engaged an appreciative audience for decades; but few would have imagined all that his art revealed about the inner workings of his personal and professional life. Laurie Norton Moffatt is the Director and CEO of The Norman Rockwell Museum.

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

Jun 11, 2019 940

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Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks . List: “The Fisherman and the Whale” by Jessica Lanan “With the Fire On High” by Elizabeth Acevedo “Sonny's Bridge” by Barry Wittenstein “Hey Kiddo” by Jarret Krosoczka “A Good American Family” by David Maraniss “This America: A Case for the Nation” by Jill Lepore “K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches” by Tyler Kepner “Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood” by Adelia Moore – event on June 15

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

Jun 11, 2019 528

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Is Roe v. Wade in danger? In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"The Gritty Berkshires" By Maynard Seider

Jun 11, 2019 657

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As the new book, "The Gritty Berkshires," makes clear, Massachusetts' westernmost county is not just art museums, music festivals and beautiful scenery. For generations of working class families who have lived in the northern part of this county, their reality looks more like Rust Belt America. Maynard Seider, an activist sociologist who has taught and researched in the area for more than three decades, places the history of the North Berkshire region in the context of U.S. and global history. Through the use of oral histories, union archives, newspaper accounts and participant observation, the author focuses on the 1,000 men who built the nation's longest railroad tunnel, the thousands of men and women who worked in its textile mills and electronics factories and who struck, built worker co-ops, and community coalitions to improve their daily lives.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 6/11/19

Jun 11, 2019 1812

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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable on June 11, 2019.

6/11/19 Panel

Jun 11, 2019 2505

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, former Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, Political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post, and Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program Jim Ketterer.

2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival Season Preview With Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield

Jun 10, 2019 1342

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The Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2019 summer season is about to get underway, the 65 th season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company, which will include a production of "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry marking the 60 th anniversary of the Broadway opening, a new translation of Henrik Ibsen’s "Ghosts," five world premieres, two WTF-commissioned plays, and much more. The season, running from June 25 – August 18, 2019, begins on the Main Stage with "A Raisin in the Sun" by Tony Award nominee Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Obie and NAACP Award winner Robert O’Hara and featuring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson and Obie Award winner Francois Battiste. Mandy Greenfield is the Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

"Underland: A Deep Time Journey" By Robert Macfarlane

Jun 10, 2019 952

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Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation,” Robert Macfarlane is the author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In his latest, " Underland ," he delivers an exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. In the sequel to his bestseller "The Old Ways," looks into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through “deep time,” the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present, he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future. Robert Macfarlane is the author of best-selling, prize-winning books about nature, place, and people, including "Mountains of the Mind," "The Old Ways," "Landmarks," and "The Lost Words." In 2017 he was awarded the E. M. Forster Prize for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Tim Mead Heads To Cooperstown After Four Decades With The Angels

Jun 10, 2019 1215

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One of the most beloved organizations in our region is getting a new leader. This summer, Tim Mead is taking over as president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.

6/10/19 Panel

Jun 10, 2019 3787

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Barry Lewis, Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, and Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program Jim Ketterer.

Frances Day 2019 And Streb Extreme Action At The Tang

Jun 6, 2019 981

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Frances Young Tang was a businesswoman, philanthropist, and 1961 Skidmore College graduate who died in 1992. In her memory, the Tang family made a substantial donation that led to the Tang Teaching Museum becoming a reality in 2000. Frances Day honors Frances Young Tang’s legacy of creativity and philanthropy with a day of free activities. The museum’s sixth annual Frances Day is on Saturday, June 15. Visitors can experience multiple contemporary art exhibitions, art-making activities, tours, food, music, and more. Dayton Director of The Tang, Ian Berry, joins us along with Elizabeth Streb, a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship recipient, acclaimed choreographer, and the founder of Streb Extreme Action. The company is known for physically demanding, gravity-defying performances that combine virtuosity, technical skill, and popular appeal. Streb Extreme Action is in residence at Skidmore and the subject of the exhibition at the Tang — Streb Action.

Live Documentary “The Love Song Of R. Buckminster Fuller” At Skidmore With Score By Yo La Tengo

Jun 6, 2019 467

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The 2019 John Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative Documentary Forum, “Humor: Laughing with Reality ,” happening at Skidmore College is a weekend-long festival with presentations of artistic work and symposium-style conversations around the theme of humor in documentary. The first of two keynote events happens tonight. It is: Sam Green and Yo La Tengo “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” tonight at 8 PM at the Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs. In this hour-long “live documentary,” Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Sam Green explores Fuller’s utopian vision of radical social change through a design revolution. The project is a collaboration between Green and the legendary indie band Yo La Tengo. At tonight’s screening, Green narrates the film in person and cues images while Yo La Tengo performs their original score. Ira Kaplan for Yo La Tengo joins us.

Albany Symphony Sing Out! New York Tour

Jun 6, 2019 547

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The Albany Symphony and its eclectic ensemble, the Dogs of Desire, breaks out of the concert hall as part of their Sing Out! New York Tour beginning tonight in Schuylerville and continuing in Albany, Schenectady and Hudson. They bring with them a performance packed with the unexpected— a concert designed to dazzle the eye and the ear. Audiences will hear Beethoven’s revolutionary Symphony No. 5 paired with newly commissioned work, inspiring sing-alongs, summertime favorites, and fireworks.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 6/6/19

Jun 6, 2019 1110

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable June 6, 2019.

6/6/19 Panel

Jun 6, 2019 3768

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

The Berkshire Playwright’s Lab Annual Gala Featuring Tony Shalhoub

May 31, 2019 1074

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The Berkshire Playwright’s Lab Annual Gala will take place on Friday, June 7 at 6:30pm at the Wyantenuck Country Club in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The fundraising event will include a silent auction and a one-night-only performance of a new work by Rick Dresser featuring Tony Shalhoub. Tony Shalhoub won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in “The Band's Visit.” It was his fourth Tony nomination. In 2018 he was also nominated for an Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy, and won the SAG award in that category, for his role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” He had previously won three Emmy's and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his Role in “Monk.”

Black Theatre Troupe Presents "The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington"

May 31, 2019 759

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Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY presents “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” by James Ijames. The show will run at the Meader Little Theatre at Sage College June 7 through the 16. The production is directed by Patrick White. A recently widowed Martha Washington lies helpless in her Mount Vernon bed, ravaged by illness and cared for by the very slaves that will be free the moment she dies. As she begins to slip away, she falls deep into a fever dream of terrifying theatricality that investigates everything from her family to her historical legacy. Here to tell us more about the production are Black Theatre Troupe and this production are Black Theatre Troupe Artistic Director Jean-Remy Monnay and actors Lucy Breyer and Angelique Powell who play Martha Washington and Doll, respectively.

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

May 31, 2019 536

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That bipartisan infrastructure plan didn’t have a long shelf life. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Andrew Slater Brings "Echo In The Canyon" To BIFF

May 31, 2019 810

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Andrew Slater, the former CEO of Capitol Records, is helping to put the spotlight on a specific time and place in American pop music: the Laurel Canyon scene of the late 1960s. Slater’s new film, featuring Jakob Dylan, is called "Echo In The Canyon," and it focuses on the influence of groups like The Byrds, The Mamas And The Papas, The Beach Boys, and Buffalo Springfield, to name a few.

5/31/19 Panel

May 31, 2019 3606

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

"Museum Town" Screens As BIFF's Closing Night Film

May 30, 2019 920

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In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world, but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned remains of a shuttered factory. Jennifer Trainer's new documentary film, “ Museum Town ” tells that story. “Museum Town” shows how a small rural Massachusetts town went from economic collapse to art mecca. “Museum Town” will be the closing night film for this year’s Berkshire International Film Festival , screening at 7 p.m. on June 2 at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. An early and longtime director of development and public relations for MASS MoCA , Jennifer Trainer is now the President & CEO and Hancock Shaker Village . “Museum Town” is her first movie.

William Fichtner's "Cold Brook" To Screen At BIFF

May 30, 2019 1206

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"Cold Brook" tells the story of Ted Markham and George Hildebrandt, two ordinary, small town maintenance workers at a college in Upstate New York. Best friends, they love their families and enjoy a simple life. After pursuing an intruder after hours at a museum exhibition on the college campus, the men become local heroes. But Ted and Hilde learn that the intruder is lost, finding themselves torn between helping him find his home, and taking care of their own. The film was co-written, produced, and directed by William Fichtner - who also stars. Fichtner has been acting for years on screens large and small. An incomplete sample of his film credits includes “Heat,” “Armageddon,” “Go,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Crash,” “The Longest Yard,” “The Dark Knight,” and “The Lone Ranger.” Some of his television series are “Grace Under Fire,” “Prison Break,” “Entourage,” and “Mom.” “Cold Brook” is Fichtner’s directorial debut and will screen twice as part of this year

Congressional Corner With Antonio Delgado

May 30, 2019 527

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The new Congress is halfway through its first year. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19 th House district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Tony Nominee Fionnula Flanagan In "The Ferryman" On Broadway

May 30, 2019 868

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Fionnula Flanagan was nominated for her second Tony Award, 45 years after her first nomination, for playing “Aunt Maggie Far Away” in " The Ferryman ." The play is written by Jez Butterworth and directed by Sam Mendes. Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin and made her Broadway debut 51 years ago in a play called "Lovers." Her previous Tony nomination was for her 1974 performance in "Ulysses in Nighttown" (which was her last appearance on Broadway before "The Ferryman"). The play itself has continued to garner acclaim – it received 9 Tony nominations, tied for the most of any play this season, and overall it has received more awards nominations than any other play of the year.

5/30/19 Panel

May 30, 2019 3499

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and chairman of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry.

Preview Of The 2019 Summer Season At SPAC

May 29, 2019 976

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This summer, The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will present perennial favorites such as Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, the New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Opera Saratoga, plus exciting new programming. SPAC President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol joins us with a preview of the season.

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 5/29/19

May 29, 2019 1620

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable on May 29, 2019.

5/29/19 Panel

May 29, 2019 3741

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and recent electee to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fran Berman, reporter for The Berkshire Eagle Jenn Smith, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI, Jim Hendler, and Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill.

Rochmon Record Club Listening Party At The Linda - Eagles "Hotel California"

May 28, 2019 598

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This Thursday at 7:30 - The Rochmon Record Club will converge at The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio to listen, learn about and discuss the classic 1976 album “Hotel California” by the Eagles. “Hotel California” marked a shift in sound for the easy going southern Californian rockers and remains the Eagles best-selling original album. “Hotel California” is the first Eagles album to feature the legendary Joe Walsh on guitar and his presence is felt all over the record. The Listening Party begins with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon” and he joins us.

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Edward Albee's "The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?"

May 28, 2019 761

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This past weekend, Berkshire Theatre Group opened its production of Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, Edward Albee's “The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” directed by Eric Hill. Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” was Albee’s return to Broadway in 2002, after an absence of 19 years. The play went on to win all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle. Martin, played at BTG by David Adkins, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife, played by Jennifer Van Dyck, and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Actors David Adkins and Jennifer Van Dyck join us.

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

May 28, 2019 771

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Today's Book Picks list comes from Mike Hare of The Northshire Bookstore . List: “Travelling Cat Chronicles” by Hiro Arikawa “Upheaval” by Jared Diamond “Wild at Home” by Hilton Carter “The Impeachers” by Brenda Wineapple “Henry, Himself” by Stewart O'Nan “First” by Evan Thomas “Ulysses” by James Joyce

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

May 28, 2019 545

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The race for the White House is heating up, but no one will vote for months. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Falling Into Place: Sleep In Heavenly Peace

May 28, 2019 618

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between-not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation : Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This morning we learn about Sleep in Heavenly Peace , a not-for-profit that makes and delivers beds to kids without beds. We welcome James Welch and Beth Heffern .

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 5/28/19

May 28, 2019 2191

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable May 28, 2019.

5/28/19 Panel

May 28, 2019 4735

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant and lobbyist Libby Post and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain. The last section of the show features a new conversation between Alan Chartock and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Annie Lennox: ‘Now I Let You Go…’ Opens At MASS MoCA 5/25

May 24, 2019 1438

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Many people know Annie Lennox as the voice who has sold over 83 million records both as a solo artist and as one half of The Eurythmics, an Oscar and Grammy award winning artist and a tireless activist. Now, at Mass MoCA, she presents: " Annie Lennox: 'Now I Let You Go...,' " an exhibition comprised of hundreds of artifacts culled from her personal collection of memorabilia, found objects, and personal effects accrued throughout her lifetime and revealed within a large earthen mound. The exhibition — part material diary, part art installation — is accompanied by a printed "field guide" in which Lennox annotates many of the objects on display; identifying the objects and adding recollections, personal stories, and provenance. 'Now I Let You Go…' opens June 1 at MASS MoCA as part of the museum’s 20th Anniversary celebration .

Shakespeare & Company Season Preview

May 24, 2019 987

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Shakespeare & Company’s 2019 summer season is now under way – opening last night and running through October 13, 2019. Under the theme,"The Strings of the Heart," the season includes Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “The Taming of the Shrew,” and, in aspecial work-shop production of “Coriolanus.” The contemporary plays this season are the Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Waverly Gallery” by Kenneth Lonergan; Tony Award nominated play “The Children” by Lucy Kirkwood; Pulitzer Prize winner “Topdog/Underdog” by MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient Suzan-Lori Parks; and “Time Stands Still” by Obie Award winner Donald Margulies. Allyn Burrows is Shakespeare & Company’s Artistic Director.

14th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival

May 24, 2019 686

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The 14th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) runs from May 30 to June 2 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and May 31 to June 2 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Marked with strong international programming and an ongoing commitment to presenting the best in documentary film the festival brings together films, filmmakers, industry professionals and fans. The lineup features 30 documentaries, 30 narrative features and 21 short films and represents 24 countries. The 2019 BIFF Honoree is Director Martin Scorsese who will be honored in Great Barrington on June 1. This year’s BIFF also includes a Centenary Celebration of Iconic Film Critic Pauline Kael, Karen Allen’s Latest Film, William Fichtner's Directing Debut, Sundance Hits, and “Tea Talks” featuring award-winning films on farming, medical marijuana, gender disparity in the film industry and music. Kelley Vickery is the Founder and Artistic Director of BIFF.

The Next Festival Of Emerging Artists

May 24, 2019 617

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The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is a two-week immersive experience for the modern string player, composer, and choreographer. It provides a comprehensive approach to entrepreneurial career-building, contemporary music performance, and intensive, personalized artistic development. Founded in 2013 and led by composer, conductor, and bassist Peter Askim, the Next Festival has featured some of the most prominent figures in new music today. Bringing together an intimate ensemble of 20 string players aged 20-30, the festival begins with a week on the grounds of Music Mountain in Falls Village, Connecticut where the musicians create their own schedules of intense study, beginning with one-on-one lessons and chamber music coaching with Peter Askim in the musicians’ chosen repertoire. A public performance at historic Music Mountain concludes the first week. To tell us all about it, we welcome Peter Askim.

5/24/19 Panel

May 24, 2019 3907

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, lecturer at Skidmore College Peter Moloney, and Former EPA Regional Administrator and visiting professor at Bennington College Judith Enck.

"No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir" By Ani DiFranco

May 23, 2019 1024

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Ani DiFranco is a Grammy-winning musical artist and feminist icon recognized for her poetry and songwriting which pierces social convention and challenges the status quo, as well as for her social activism and political engagement. Her new book is No Walls and the Recurring Dream. DiFranco’s coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence: from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records.

Newburgh Illuminated Festival

May 23, 2019 813

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The Newburgh Illuminated Festival is an event designed to celebrate the diversity and dynamism of the city with a day of music, art, dance, poetry, food, and more. It brings people and families together to shine a light on the City of Newburgh to bring new people to the area, increased tourism, attract new businesses and have a positive effect on our regional perception. The brainchild of Newburgh mayor Judy Kennedy, the event will be held this year on June 1 on Broadway near Liberty and Grand Streets from noon until 10pm. Four outdoor performance stages will be featured throughout the day along with the annual Colorfest, activities especially for children on the lawn of Washington Headquarters, musical guests at the Wherehouse, a dance and performing arts stage, a fashion show and much more. To tell us more, we welcome Festival Board Chairman, Paul Ernenwein.

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow At Barrington Stage 6/1

May 23, 2019 996

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The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow has new music their ready to play and they will do so on Barrington Stage Company’s Mainstage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on June 1. The collaborative of five Massachusetts-based singer-songwriters have recorded a new album entitled “Band Together” which is forthcoming. The release date isn’t set, but we get to preview a few of the tracks in this interview. The album was recorded at the Stationery Factory in Dalton, Massachusetts, produced by Johnny Irion, and features special guests Steve Gorman, Pat Sansone, and Arlo Guthrie. The members of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow are Tory Hanna, Chris Merenda, Greg Smith, David Tanklefsky, and Billy Keane - who joins us.

5/23/19 Panel

May 23, 2019 3919

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and recent electee to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fran Berman, and Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius Kelly.

"Tyrannical Minds: Psychological Profiling, Narcissism, And Dictatorship" By Dean Haycock

May 22, 2019 1557

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Dr. Dean Haycock is the author of "Tyrannical Minds, Psychological Profiling, Narcissism and Dictatorship." The book tells readers that not everyone can become a tyrant. It requires a particular confluence of events to gain absolute control over entire nations. First, you must be born with the potential to develop brutal personality traits. Often, these are combined in “The Dark Triad” of malignant narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy, as well as elements of paranoia, and an extraordinary ambition to achieve control over others. Second, your predisposition to antisocial behavior must be developed and strengthened during childhood. You might suffer physical and/or psychological abuse, or grow up in trying times. Finally, you must come of age when the political system of your country is unstable.

How The Republic Collapsed And How It Might Be Saved

May 22, 2019 922

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Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky’s deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation. Michael Tomasky is a columnist for the Daily Beast, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and the editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. His new book is "If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved."

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

May 22, 2019 535

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Jerry Nadler is trying to pick up where Robert Mueller left off. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Berkshire Community Diaper Project's CHAIR-ity Fundraiser

May 22, 2019 919

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Founded in September 2014, the Berkshire Community Diaper Project collects diaper donations and monetary donations for the purchase of diapers for families in need throughout Berkshire County. This morning we discuss CHAIR-ity, a unique initiative involving local high schools, artists, and craftsmen featuring Adirondack Chairs, designed and painted by a variety of Berkshire residents, to be sold via a silent auction on Memorial Day at the First Congregational Church in Lee, Massachusetts - with an online auction to follow for unsold pieces. To find out more we welcome Marie Rudden, Founder and Board Chair of the Berkshire Community Diaper Project.

5/22/19 Panel

May 22, 2019 3623

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

Upcoming Woodstock Film Festival Events Include Diverse Voices In Film And Media Panel

May 21, 2019 585

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The Woodstock Film Festival takes place in the fall at venues in several towns in New York’s Hudson Valley. This year marks the festival’s 20th Anniversary and festival organizers are offering more year-round programming than ever before. Meira Blaustein is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival and she joins us to tell us about The 7th Annual Taste of Woodstock on May 22, The Diverse Voices in Film & Media Panel on June 1, and the solar-powered outdoor screening of “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" and “Growing with the Grain” on June 14.

Jesse Feiler - Self-Publishing

May 21, 2019 657

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Jesse joins us to talk about the self-publishing world today. Authors are taking publishing into their own hands using the self-publishing tools we now have. And (surprise, surprise!) this is what authors have been doing for a long, long time but the technology is changing. Jesse Feiler is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in Apple technologies. He is the creator of Minutes Machine for iPad, the meeting management app, Saranac River Trail app a guide to the Trail that includes location-based updates as well as social media tools. As a consultant; he has worked with small businesses and nonprofits on projects such as fine arts, production control, and publishing.

Book Picks - The Bennington Bookshop

May 21, 2019 921

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This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop , Phil Lewis. List: “Bowlaway” by Elizabeth McCracken “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country” by Pam Houston “We're All In This Together” by Amy Jones “The Weight of a Piano” by Chris Cander “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn “Wunderland” by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

May 21, 2019 532

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People of all political stripes believe the country is at a crossroads. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

"Thomas Cole's Refrain" Exhibition At Thomas Cole National Historic Site

May 21, 2019 744

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The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York has opened a new exhibition that, for the first time, explorers Cole's paintings of Catskill Creek. " Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek " will run through November 3rd. Created during the 18-year period between 1827 and 1845, the artist's paintings of Catskill Creek constitute the most sustained sequence of landscape paintings he ever made. The views in the paintings were all anchored along one short stretch of Catskill Creek near the Village of Catskill. To tell us more we welcome the Thomas Cole Site's curator, Kate Menconeri, and the exhibition's curator, H. Daniel Peck.

5/21/19 Panel

May 21, 2019 4055

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J. P. Miller, communications consultant Theresa Bourgeois, and former Times-Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

Brewing In New York State

May 20, 2019 1003

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New York State, the fourth most populous state in the country, is divided into eleven different regions. Pair that with the state’s diverse geography – the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains, lowlands, eleven finger lakes, and borders of two great lakes – and one can understand the variety of brewing styles across New York. As breweries from across NYS are meeting this week at the State Capitol, we meet several brewers from across our region. To discuss all the happening in the industry, we welcome Chris Ericson of Lake Placid Pub and Brewery and Big Slide Brewery and president of the New York State Brewers Association , Author and Culinary Institute of America Professor John Fischer from the Brewery at The Culinary Institute of America, and Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing Company.

"Sing Out! New York" - The Albany Symphony’s 2019 American Music Festival

May 20, 2019 961

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The Albany Symphony’s 2019 American Music Festival, Sing Out! New York, is a two-weekend festival and regional tour of musical performances and new art happenings. Sing Out! New York kicks off on Thursday, May 30 with First Draughts Reading Session & Beer Tasting and runs through Sunday, June 2 in Troy, then embarks on a four-concert tour of the greater Capital Region on Thursday, June 6. Two milestone anniversaries frame the festival: the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Sing Out! New York draws inspiration from both these events, and celebrates New York’s leading role in championing equal rights, through innovative concerts, close encounters with today’s most adventurous artists and composers, interactive workshops, collaborative community events, film screenings, and artistic happenings. The festival is curated by GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor and Albany Symphony Music Director

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

May 20, 2019 566

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Many lawmakers say the opioid crisis is not a partisan issue. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Comfort Food Community's "Give Hunger The Boot" Campaign

May 20, 2019 754

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Today, Comfort Food Community is launching their 6th annual "Give Hunger the Boot" campaign. The community-wide campaign will raise funds in support of the non-profit organization based in Greenwich. All proceeds will directly benefit CFC’s program offering including: the Greenwich and Cossayuna Food Pantries, the Yes! Backpack Program in partnership with Greenwich Central School, the Greenwich Community Garden and the Fresh Food Collective. On Sunday, June 2, the Annual CFC Classic Car Show will be held at the Greenwich VFW from 12-4 p.m. Proceeds from both events will go directly to Comfort Food Community. We are joined by Devin Bulger, Executive Director of Comfort Food Community and Amanda Willetts, Classic Car Show Event Manager.

5/20/19 Panel

May 20, 2019 3590

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick and Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic.

On "Klepper," Jordan Klepper Explores A Changing America

May 15, 2019 588

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If you liked Jordan Klepper’s work on "The Daily Show," you’ll probably enjoy his new series “Klepper.” Like a sort of gonzo George Plimpton, Klepper explores some of the darker aspects of American civic life today — like the story of U.S. military veterans who are only welcome back across the border after death, and undocumented college students forced to study underground in Georgia.

Tim Conway - In Memoriam

May 15, 2019 732

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Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard "McHale's Navy" and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "Spongebob Squarepants," has died. He was 85. Besides his Emmys with Burnett, Conway got two more for guest appearances on "Coach" and "30 Rock." He also had a modest but steady movie career, appearing in such films as "The Apple Dumpling Gang." We spoke with Conway in 2010, in advance of a performance at Proctors in Schenectady.

"The Book Of Mormon" At Proctors Through May 19

May 15, 2019 831

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The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” “The Book of Mormon,” won nine Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical. The national tour is now playing at Proctors in Schenectady, New York through Sunday, May 19. The show’s book, music, and lyrics are by Robert Lopez, Matt Stone, and Trey Parker. To tell us more we welcome two men who play the role of Elder Cunningham in the show. Jordan Matthew Brown is rejoining the National Tour straight from the Broadway company of “The Book of Mormon!” And just in case something happens – he bought his stand-by with him. Jacob Ben-Shmuel is Jordan’s understudy and is making his national tour debut. He recently graduated from UCIrvine with his BFA in Music Theatre.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

May 15, 2019 521

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Democrats in the House are growing frustrated with the White House. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Tony Nominees Beth Leavel And Matthew Sklar Talk About "The Prom"

May 15, 2019 864

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The new musical “ The Prom ” tells the story of four all-but-washed-up narcissistic Broadway stars, played by Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, and Angie Schworer, who are in need of a positive image boost. To fix their personal PR - they travel to Indiana, where Emma, a high school student played by Caitlin Kinnunen, has been banned from attending her prom with her same-sex partner. They make things worse before making them better and everyone learns something along the way. The big-hearted Broadway hit, running since last autumn, is nominated for seven Tony Awards this season including Best Musical. The show features music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Bob Martin. We are joined two of the show’s Tony nominees. Matthew Sklar and Beth Leavel. This interview was recorded in March. Composer, Matthew Sklar , is a Tony, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of the Broadway musicals “Elf” and “The Wedding Singer.” Beth Leavel

5/15/19 Panel

May 15, 2019 3593

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The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, at RPI, and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor, Terry Gipson.

Cookbooks And Cooking Classes With Deanna Fox

May 14, 2019 1431

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Deanna Fox is an award-winning food and agriculture journalist who writes for the Times Union, The Daily Gazette, USA Today, The Washington Post, Beer Advocate, Eater, The Kitchn and many more. She is also the owner of Albany Cooking School , which hosts cooking classes inside of Different Drummer's Kitchen in Albany, NY. This morning she joins us for a bonus Book Picks – her list features all cookbooks.

Book Picks - Green Toad Bookstore

May 14, 2019 600

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This week's Book Picks come from Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY List: “The Skin Artist” by George Hovis “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins “The Den” by Abi Maxwell “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and The Last Trial of Harper Lee” by Casey Cep “Spying on the South” by Tony Horwitz “The Heartland: An American History” by Kristin L