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The Roundtable

English, Talk, 1 season, 1266 episodes, 6 days, 15 hours, 56 minutes
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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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Book Picks - Battenkill Books and The Book House

This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Heather Boyne from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, New York and Cheryl McKeon from The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, New York.
6/18/20240
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 176

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
6/8/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Flute soloist Brandon Patrick George to perform at the American Music Festival and Tannery Pond Concerts

Brandon Patrick George is a leading flute soloist and Grammy Award-winning chamber musician. He is in our region for this weekend’s American Music Festival in Troy. He will also perform at Tannery Pond concerts on June 22nd and has a new album "Twofold."
6/7/202419 minutes, 49 seconds
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Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood celebrates 90th Anniversary with a gala on 6/13

The Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood 90th Anniversary Gala will take place on June 13 at Albany Capital Center on Eagle Street in Albany, New York. Former UHPP President and CEO Patricia A. McGeown, whose visionary leadership has guided UHPP through significant milestones, will be honored at the gala for her dedication and tireless efforts in advancing reproductive rights and healthcare accessibility. Patricia A. McGeown joins us now along with current UHPP President and CEO Chelly Hegan.
6/7/202418 minutes, 23 seconds
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6/7/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are research professor and Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, Semi-retired, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer, Times Union Jay Jochnowitz, and Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti.
6/7/202445 minutes, 40 seconds
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Roger Daltrey brings tour to Northeast, celebrating solo, Who career

When it comes to his world-famous voice, Roger Daltrey says it’s use it or lose it. And with that in mind, The Who frontman and solo artist is hitting the road this summer, with several concerts in our neck of the woods.
6/6/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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5 U.S. performances of "Grief ... A Comedy" at Barrington Stage before Alison Larkin takes the show to Edinburgh Fringe

Alison Larkin's latest work is a one-person play with music entitled “Grief… A Comedy” - and Alison will perform it tonight through Sunday on Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts before bringing the show to this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe and then - around the globe.
6/6/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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6/6/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
6/6/202434 minutes, 14 seconds
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Don Stephenson as Doc Brown in "Back to the Future: The Musical" North American Tour

Don Stephenson is playing Doc Brown in "Back to the Future The Musical" North American Tour with Caden Brauch as Marty McFly.
6/5/20249 minutes, 14 seconds
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Gotta get back in time: "Back to the Future: The Musical" begins tour at Proctors - an interview with writer Bob Gale

The 2022 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, "Back to the Future: The Musical" is taking off from Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York this week. The Broadway and West End hit show is based on the Universal Pictures legendary film. It will play Proctors from June 6 to June 8.
6/5/202417 minutes
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Albany Symphony presents 2024 American Music Festival

The two-time Grammy award-winning Albany Symphony is presenting extraordinary, captivating and stunning works by composers of our time at the 2024 American Music Festival: Water Music NY More Voices. The weekend event also celebrates 30 years of Dogs of Desire. The concerts will take place June 7th through June 9th at the gorgeous EMPAC concert hall located on the RPI campus, and at locations throughout Troy, NY.
6/5/202416 minutes, 8 seconds
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6/5/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are former NY 19 Congressperson and attorney John Faso, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.
6/5/202443 minutes, 54 seconds
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Book Picks - The Bookloft and Northshire Bookstore

This morning, we have two booksellers from two bookstores joining us with books we should pay attention to. This week we welcome Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA and Jericha A. Harriman from of Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont and Saratoga, New York.
6/4/202420 minutes, 15 seconds
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2024 Mostly Modern Festival

The Mostly Modern Festival returns to Saratoga Springs for its fifth season from June 6th – 21st at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on the Skidmore College campus. Co-founded by the husband-and-wife team, composer Robert Paterson and violinist Victoria Paterson, the festival emphasizes modern classical music, paired with outstanding repertoire from the 20th century.
6/4/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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Former FBI Director James Comey on the Trump verdict

James Comey served as FBI Director beginning in 2013. He was fired by President Donald Trump and 2017. Earlier, while FBI Director, he came under intense criticism for concluding that Hillary Clinton, then the Democratic presidential candidate, had shown "extreme carelessness" by using a private email server for matters related to the U.S. State Department. However, they did not advise pressing charges. Clinton believes this contributed to her loss to Donald Trump in 2016. Joe Donahue spoke with James Comey on Monday about his initial reaction to Donald Trump being convicted last week on 34 felony charges.
6/4/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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6/4/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and former Associate Editor of the TImes Union Mike Spain.
6/4/202438 minutes, 51 seconds
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Crystals, psychics, cleanses, and (finally) courage: "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This" debut memoir by Chelsea Devantez

Armed with a tumultuous personal history, amazing hair, and years of studying the craft - Chelsea Devantez has written her memoir: “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: (But I'm Going to Anyway)” - published by Hanover Square Press and coming out tomorrow.
6/3/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Black Dome Press presents new Columbia County field guide

Featuring 36 discreet natural habitats in the Hudson Valley’s Columbia County, and illustrated with over 750 full-color photographs, maps, graphs, tables, and charts, “From the Hudson to the Taconics: An Ecological and Cultural Field Guide to the Habitats of Columbia County” offers readers an in-depth look at the ecology, history, and cultural impact of natural habitats throughout the county and is the culmination of over two decades of research.This morning we welcome co-authors Claudia Knab-Vispo and Conrad Vispo.
6/3/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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6/3/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are the Ulster County Comptroller and the former President and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, Senior Fellow, Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and Political Consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post. David Guistina hosts.
6/3/202445 minutes, 20 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 175

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
6/1/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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CulinaryArts@SPAC - Emma Hearst's "Flavors from the Farm"

Former NYC chef, James Beard award finalist, and Forts Ferry Farm founder Emma Hearst made her first CulinaryArts@SPAC appearance to celebrate the release of her new book "Flavors from the Farm."
5/31/202423 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ani DiFranco on Broadway, her new album, and the doc about her debuting at Tribeca

On May 17, prolific singer/songwriter and feminist icon Ani DiFranco released a new record “Unprecedented Sh!t” on her label Righteous Babe Records.
5/31/202425 minutes, 3 seconds
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"The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre"

The book "The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre" pays tribute to the magic that happens when the curtain goes up and Broadway's best and brightest step onto center stage.
5/31/202414 minutes
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5/31/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Wall Street Investment Banker Mark Wittman, and his son George Wittman.
5/31/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 2 seconds
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"Your Pets' Secret Lives" by Eleanor Spicer Rice

"Your Pets Secret Lives: The Truth Behind Your Pets' Wildest Behaviors" is a hilarious guide to their secret lives, complete with interviews with the scientists who research them. Eleanor Spicer Rice is an entomologist and the author of many nonfiction books, including "Your Hidden Life: Unseen Jungle" and "Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders."
5/30/202419 minutes, 8 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Becca Balint

The Farm Bill is taking shape.In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint, a Democrat at-large, wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 23.
5/30/20249 minutes, 21 seconds
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5/30/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Hartwick College and Co-Director of Hartwick College's new Institute of Public Service Laurel Elder, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and rising senior majoring in Human Rights at Bard College Svitlana Kukharuk.
5/30/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bowie Bash at The Linda on 6/1

Writer, performer, and musician Robert Burke Warren joins us to preview an upcoming event at The Linda - WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio. RBW and a five-piece band will launch The Linda into outer-space when they take the stage for the Bowie Bash on June 1 - a celebration of the music of David Bowie a.k.a. Ziggy Stardust a.k.a. The Thin White Duke a.k.a. the best to ever do it.
5/29/202423 minutes, 35 seconds
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They demand equality and nothing in between: Ally Bonino in "Suffs" on Broadway

“Suffs” stars book writer, composer, and lyricist Shaina Taub, is directed by Leigh Silverman, and is produced by Jill Furman, Rachel Sussman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Malala Yousafzai. Ally Bonino is making her Broadway debut as Lucy Burns in “Suffs” - having originated the role at off-Broadway at The Public in 2022.
5/29/202423 minutes, 27 seconds
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BIFF special event featuring James Ivory

The Berkshire International Film Festival in Great Barrington, Massachusetts gets underway May 30 and on Saturday, June 1 it will feature a special tribute event for the documentary "Merchant Ivory" and the filmmaker James Ivory in conversation with documentary director Steven Soucy and WAMC's Joe Donahue.
5/29/202415 minutes, 23 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Becca Balint

How secure is Speaker Johnson?In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint, a Democrat at-large, continues her conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 23.
5/29/20249 minutes, 17 seconds
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5/29/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Senior Fellow at The Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.
5/29/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 27 seconds
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Book Picks - The Bookstore in Lenox and Green Toad Bookstore

This week's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore in Lenox, Massachusetts and Jim Havener of Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, New York.
5/28/202425 minutes, 53 seconds
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Beattie-Powers Place in Catskill

Beattie-Powers Place in Catskill, New York is a small organization that hosts intimate chamber concerts and exhibitions. The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural beauty and historic integrity of the grounds and circa 1840s house.
5/28/202413 minutes, 10 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Becca Balint

The border is back on the front burner. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint, a Democrat at-large, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 23.
5/28/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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5/28/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Ulster County Comptroller and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
5/28/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 174

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
5/25/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Patrick J. Kennedy

A former member of Congress is drawing attention to America’s mental health issues. In today’s Congressional Corner, one-time Rhode Island Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
5/24/202411 minutes, 19 seconds
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5/24/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Bennington College faculty member, former EPA Regional Administrator, and President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI Jim Hendler, and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan.
5/24/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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47th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival preview

The 47th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is taking place June 29 and 30 at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, New York. Festival Presenter and Producer Danny Melnick and Vice President of Artistic Planning at SPAC Christopher Shiley join us with a preview.
5/23/202419 minutes, 43 seconds
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Berkshire Theatre Group presents Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles" through 6/1

The Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play, "4000 Miles," offers a compelling exploration of human connections, grief and the unanticipated paths to solace. Actor Maria Tucci and Director Lizzie Gottlieb join us.
5/23/202413 minutes, 43 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

How long will Mike Johnson keep control? In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 20.
5/23/20248 minutes, 41 seconds
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5/23/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Publisher Emeritus of the Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and Instructor in Strategic Communication and Public Relations for Harvard's Division of Continuing Education Terry Gipson, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
5/23/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 25 seconds
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"Back to the Future: The Musical" on Broadway and North American Tour launching from Proctors on 6/6

“Back to the Future: The Musical” adaptation of the beloved 1985 film is currently running at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, at The Adelphi Theatre on the West End in London, and the North American Tour will have its first performances at Proctors in Schenectady, New York June 6-8.
5/22/202413 minutes, 19 seconds
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"And Then? And Then? What Else?" by Daniel Handler

Writing as Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler has led several generations of young readers into that special and curious space of being hopelessly lost, and joyfully finding yourself, in the essential strangeness of literature. His latest, "And Then? And Then? What Else?" is a book not just for anyone curious about the creator of Lemony Snicket, but for anyone who loved books when they were a child, and still loves them now.
5/22/202410 minutes, 3 seconds
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Chester Theatre Company 2024 season preview

This summer, The Chester Theatre Company in Chester Massachusetts will present its 35th Season of literate stage performance in The Berkshires.James Barry and Tara Franklin are Co-Producing Artistic Directors at Chester Theatre Company, this is their second season in the gig and they’ve prepared a season that includes two world premieres and pieces by playwriting luminaries.
5/22/202414 minutes, 29 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

The former president must pick a running mate. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 20.
5/22/20248 minutes, 33 seconds
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5/22/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Frederic Hof, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer for the Times Union Jay Jochnowitz, and Albany Law School Professor of Law and Director of The Justice Center Sarah Rogerson. Sarah LaDuke hosts.
5/22/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Book Picks - Oblong Books and Chatham Bookstore

This week's Book Picks come from Amy Zimmerman from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, New York and Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Rhinebeck and Millerton, New York.
5/21/202422 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project's dedications and events

This morning we get a preview of the Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project’s Catskills Film Premiere & Historic Marker Dedication on Saturday, May 25th in South Fallsburg, NY and other events coming up this summer.
5/21/202413 minutes, 48 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Is an immigration deal back on the table? In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 20.
5/21/20248 minutes, 38 seconds
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5/21/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are 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.
5/21/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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BIFF/18 - The Berkshire International Film Festival 5/30-6/2

The 18th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival will present another blockbuster weekend line-up of films, events, and very special guests running from May 30 – June 2 in Great Barrington and Lenox, Massachusetts.
5/20/202424 minutes, 30 seconds
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Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

The Farm Bill is taking shape. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 9.
5/20/20248 minutes, 30 seconds
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5/20/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Professor and Chair of Political Science at Hartwick College and Co-Director of Hartwick College's new Institute of Public Service Laurel Elder, Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson, and Political Consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.
5/20/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 173

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
5/18/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Whichever way the wind blows, you're gonna face it: Aoife O'Donovan's "All My Friends"

Aoife O’Donovan is a Grammy Award winning artist. She performs and records solo, as well as with Crooked Still and the trio I’m With Her.“All My Friends” began as a commission from The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra which resulted in 5 songs on the 9 track record. The three other original songs were commissioned by the FreshGrass Foundation. A commission celebrates the centenary of the 19th amendment, which first granted American women the right to vote.
5/17/202439 minutes, 25 seconds
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Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

The new House speaker is finding his footing. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
5/17/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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5/17/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Ulster County Comptroller and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, and Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti.
5/17/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bill Maher at The Palace in Albany 5/19 and new book on 5/21

Bill Maher's new book, "What This Comedian Said Will Shock You," is out on May 21 and on May 19, the comic will be performing at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
5/16/202419 minutes, 26 seconds
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"The Plow that Broke the Plains" by Lawrence Rothman out on KRO Records

On April 26, KRO Records released songwriter, musician and producer Lawrence Rothman’s new album, “The Plow That Broke the Plains.”Born in St. Louis, Missouri and now based between Los Angeles and Nashville. Lawrence is known for their genre-bending music and work as a producer and songwriter for artists including Angel Olsen, Margo Price, Amanda Shires, Soccer Mommy and more.
5/16/202419 minutes, 40 seconds
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Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

The election is six months away. In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
5/16/20249 minutes, 45 seconds
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5/16/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Investment banker on Wall Street Mark Wittman.
5/16/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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Norman Ohler writes about Nazi Germany, the CIA, and the dawn of the Psychedelic Age in "Tripped"

Norman Ohler, the author of the New York Times bestseller "Blitzed," returns with a provocative new history of drugs and postwar America, in "Tripped: Nazi Germany, the CIA, and the Dawn of the Psychedelic Age." (Mariner Books)
5/15/202421 minutes, 35 seconds
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Caffè Lena celebrates 64 years with 14 artists on 6 stages for "Sing in the Streets" on 5/19

This Sunday, Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York presents “Sing in the Streets” – a neighborhood music festival featuring 14 area bands on 6 stages - rain or shine!Performers include Adirondack Song Dogs, Brule County Bad Boys, Caffè Lena Ukulele Ensemble, Erin Harkes, Girl Love, Mark & Jill, Owl & Crow, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Rachael Sumner & Traveling Light, Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band, The Wildmans, The Rolling Pebbles, Volunteers of America and a surprise band!Caffè Lena is a legendary venue that has been bringing great music to Saratoga for 64 years. Sarah Craig is the Executive Director of Caffè Lena and she joins us.
5/15/202413 minutes, 43 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

The Farm Bill is taking shape. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 9.
5/15/202410 minutes, 4 seconds
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5/15/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.
5/15/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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Book Picks - The Golden Notebook and Open Door Bookstore

This week's book picks come from James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, New York and Lily Bartels from Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady, New York.
5/14/202421 minutes, 11 seconds
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism with Bennington College's Dr. Alfredo Medina, Jr.

Alfredo Medina, Jr., serves as the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - College Diversity Officer at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. Dr. Medina is a higher education professional with more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity, civic and public engagement, and risk management and compliance.
5/14/202421 minutes, 59 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

As war rages in Gaza, American college students have had enough. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 9.
5/14/20249 minutes, 50 seconds
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5/14/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI Jim Hendler, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, and Theatre Artist, Arts Advocate, Activist and incoming Executive Director for Project SAGE in Lakeville, Connecticut Kristen van Ginhoven.
5/14/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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"In the Courts of Three Popes" by Mary Ann Glendon

"In the Court of Three Popes" (Image) by Mary Ann Glendon is a rare firsthand account of the three popes who worked to modernize the Catholic Church and to evangelize the modern world. Glendon is a renowned international lawyer, Harvard law professor, and former ambassador to the Vatican.
5/13/202423 minutes, 33 seconds
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Julie Canepa at The Book House on 5/18 with "The Missing Star"

The novel, "The Missing Star," is based on the life of Vladimir Munk and Kitty Löwi. The book chronicles Vladimir and Kitty’s lives as children growing up under German occupation, and their deportation to the Terezin ghetto, where they met and fell in love. Julie Canepa is the author of the novel and co-author of documentary "Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk."
5/13/202416 minutes, 8 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

House Speaker Mike Johnson is keeping the gavel. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded May 9.
5/13/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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5/13/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Senior Fellow at Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and Investment Banker on Wall St. Mark Wittman. We are also joined by Malia's student, Bard College Graduating Senior Kelany De La Cruz. Kelany is from the Dominican Republic, studies international affairs, and will start grad school in China this fall.
5/13/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 31 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 172

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
5/11/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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CulinaryArts@SPAC - Marti Buckley's "The Book of Pintxos"

At a CulinaryArts@SPAC event on April 11, we were joined by Marti Buckley to discuss her book “Pintxos: A Taste of Spain’s Basque Country.” The book is published by Artisan.
5/10/202422 minutes, 1 second
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Historic Albany Foundation celebrates 50 years with a gala on 5/18

Celebrating 50 years in operation, Historic Albany Foundation is a private not-for-profit membership-based organization that works to preserve and protect buildings with architectural, historic, or civic value. The foundation will be holding their 50th Anniversary Gala on May 18.
5/10/202417 minutes, 3 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand

Some changes are coming to the U.S. Senate, but maybe not in Vermont. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 8.
5/10/202411 minutes, 35 seconds
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5/10/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI Jim Hendler, and Semi-retired, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer for the Times Union Jay Jochnowitz.
5/10/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pittsfield native Ali Louis Bourzgui on the sensation of being Broadway's new Tommy

When Ali Louis Bourzgui sings “I’m a sensation” every night on Broadway these days, he might be on to something. He’s starring in the title role of the new iteration of "The Who’s Tommy," which has returned to Broadway for the first time in three decades.
5/9/202421 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tony Award nominees Maryann Plunkett and Dorian Harewood in "The Notebook" on Broadway

Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, the new Broadway musical adaptation of “The Notebook” features music and lyrics by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, a book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter and is directed by Michael Greif and Schele Williams with choreography by Katie Spelman. Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett plays Older Allie and Dorian Harewood is Older Noah. Both actors have been nominated for Tony Awards this season.
5/9/202413 minutes
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Coming up at The Linda

Peter Hughes, Manager of The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, joins us with a preview of upcoming events and broadcasts.
5/9/20246 minutes, 24 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand

A government shutdown isn’t happening, but some big bills remain. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded May 8.
5/9/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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5/9/24 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, advance Lead for the White House and former Chief of Staff for State Senator Michelle Hinchey and former Assistant County Executive for Pat Ryan, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
5/9/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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Better go and grab it: Krystal Joy Brown in "Merrily We Roll Along" on Broadway

The current revival of “Merrily We Roll Along” is a sensation of this Broadway season - the production is actor, composer, writer and activist Krystal Joy Brown’s sixth Broadway show. She plays Gussie and her portrayal is stunning, sultry, and dimensional.
5/8/202422 minutes, 14 seconds
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For 8 performances at Proctors - it's "SiX"

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! “Six” runs tonight through Sunday, May 12th at Proctors in Schenectady, New York. Cassie Silva is currently playing Anne Boleyn in the 2024-25 North American "Boleyn" Tour of "Six the Musical," beginning just last month.
5/8/202414 minutes, 42 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Ian Cain

Some major issues are on the ballot this year.In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate Ian Cain, the Quincy City Council president, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 1.
5/8/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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5/8/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are research professor and Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and investment banker on Wall Street Mark Wittman.
5/8/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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“Native Prospects: Indigeneity and Landscape” at Thomas Cole Historic Site through October 27

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York has opened a new exhibition titled “Native Prospects: Indigeneity and Landscape.” It juxtaposes an Indigenous approach to the articulation of their homelands and the environment with the American landscape paintings of Thomas Cole, which are rooted in European tradition.
5/7/202420 minutes, 17 seconds
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Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore and Odyssey Bookshop

This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York and Jesse Hassinger from Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
5/7/202418 minutes, 22 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Ian Cain

Republicans are on a losing streak in Bay State races.In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Senate candidate Ian Cain, the Quincy City Council president, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 1.
5/7/202411 minutes, 24 seconds
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5/7/24 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen, and Former Times-Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.
5/7/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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Antonia Hylton's "Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum”

The new book “Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum,” by Peabody and Emmy-Award winning journalist Antonia Hylton, tells the story of Crownsville Hospital one of the last segregated asylums with surviving records and a campus that still stands to this day in Anne Arundel County Maryland.
5/6/202424 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jonathan Vigliotti's "Before It’s Gone: Stories from the Frontlines of Climate Change and Small-Town America"

Discussion of the climate crisis is always suffered from a problem of extraction, data points, and warnings of an overheated future struggle to break through the noise of everyday life. Deniers often portray climate solutions as inconvenient, expensive, and unnecessary. Many politicians cloistered by status and focused always on their next election do not yet see climate as a winning issue in the short run, so they don’t take any action at all. Jonathan Vigliotti's book explores this, “Before It’s Gone: Stories from the Frontlines of Climate Change and Small-Town America.”
5/6/202415 minutes, 43 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Ian Cain

The president of the Quincy, Massachusetts City Council is running for Senate. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Ian Cain speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded May 1.
5/6/20249 minutes, 21 seconds
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5/6/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Senior Fellow at Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.
5/6/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 171

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
5/4/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Williamstown Theatre Festival 2024 Season Preview

The 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival season is interim Artistic Director Jenny Gersten’s final season at the helm of WTF. We welcome Jenny Gersten and Raphael Picciarelli - WTF’s Managing Director, Strategy & Transformation with a preview.
5/3/202424 minutes, 46 seconds
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David Henry Hwang on the New York premiere of "An American Soldier" at PAC NYC

On October 3, 2011, Chinese-American Army Pvt. Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower at his base in Afghanistan. The opera “An American Soldier” is based on his story and the ensuing courts-martial of Chen’s fellow soldiers. “An American Solider” is having its New York City premiere at PAC NYC May 12-19 in a new 2024 version co-commissioned by PAC NYC and Boston Lyric Opera. Composed by Huang Ruo, “An American Solider” features a libretto by our guest, David Henry Hwang.
5/3/202417 minutes, 27 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

Congressional primaries are almost here. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 24.
5/3/20249 minutes, 30 seconds
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5/3/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Frederic Hof, and Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti.
5/3/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr. Shai L. Butler's "Better - NOT Perfect: From Hot Mess to Life Success"

A self-described recovering perfectionist, Dr. Shai Butler, author of "Better. Not Perfect-From Hot Mess To Life Success" is leading a movement of women who are learning to give the same grace to themselves that they so freely give to others.
5/2/202412 minutes, 46 seconds
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Michael Lindsay-Hogg: "Talking Pictures" and Rock and Roll Circus at Hudson Hall

Artist, author, and director Michael Lindsay-Hogg helped create some of the most iconic moments in popular culture. Now based in Hudson, New York, Lindsay-Hogg’s talent as a self-taught artist is being celebrated with a solo exhibition at Hudson Hall entitled "Talking Pictures." On May 4, Hudson Hall will present a screening of "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" with a discussion and poster signing with Lindsay-Hogg and Melissa Auf der Maur.
5/2/202441 minutes, 32 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

President Biden sure loves chips. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 24.
5/2/20249 minutes, 11 seconds
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5/2/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and Wall Street Investment Banker Mark Wittman.
5/2/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 16 seconds
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Paul Auster - in memoriam

Paul Auster was the bestselling author of “Sunset Park,” “Invisible,” “The Brooklyn Follies,” “The Book of Illusions,” and “The New York Trilogy,” among many other works. He died of complications from lung cancer yesterday. He was 77. We spoke with him on The Book Show in 2013. Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in 2012’s “Winter Journal,” Auster remembered the experience of his development from within in “Report from the Interior.”
5/1/202424 minutes, 28 seconds
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Musicians of Ma'alwyck present "Forbidden Music Regained"

Musicians of Ma’alwyck will present the program, Forbidden Music Regained, this weekend - a concert series elevating the voices of Dutch composers who were persecuted in the Second World War.
5/1/202416 minutes, 16 seconds
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"The Kite Runner" at Proctors 5/1-5/2

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s beloved, international best-selling novel, "The Kite Runner" is a new play adapted by Matthew Spangler that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country, and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. The tour of the show will be at Proctors in Schenectady tonight and tomorrow.
5/1/202410 minutes, 42 seconds
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5/1/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel, and Director, actor, educator and Co-Founder of WAM Theatre Kristen van Ginhoven.
5/1/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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Book Picks - Bennington Bookshop and The Book House

This week's Book Picks come from Phil Lewis the owner of Bennington Bookshop in Bennington, MA and Cheryl McKeon from The Book House in Albany, NY
4/30/202424 minutes, 16 seconds
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An interview with Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury about Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical "Illinoise"

Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 concept album “Illinois” enjoys cult status for its lush orchestrations and inventive lyrics. Tony Award-winner and Resident Choreographer of the New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, has transformed the album, with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 2018’s “Fairview” Jackie Sibblies Drury, into a full-length theatrical performance that blends dance, theater, live music and storytelling into a breathtakingly emotional coming-of-age journey. “Illinoise” was presented at the Bard Fisher Center in summer of 2023 as a SummerScape commission. The Bard staging and the off-Broadway production at Park Avenue Armory earlier this year were sold out, highly praised, and “Illinoise” transferred to the St. James Theatre on Broadway this month. Opening night was April 24 and the limited engagement is scheduled to end on August 10. This morning, it was announced that “Illinoise” has been nominated for 4 Tony Awards.
4/30/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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4/30/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, and immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert.
4/30/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 28 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

Congress has finally delivered some big bills to President Biden. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 24.
4/30/20249 minutes, 27 seconds
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Donald Yacovone's “Teaching White Supremacy” now in paperback

Donald Yacovone joins us this morning to discuss the paperback release of his latest book “Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity.” The book shows us the clear and damming evidence of white supremacy’s deep seeded roots in our nations educational system through in-depth examination of America’s wide assortment of texts.
4/29/202424 minutes, 1 second
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Lisa Loeb on songwriting, radio, the 30th anniversary of "Stay," and touring with Lyle Lovett

For the tour "Lyle Lovett and Lisa Loeb: In Conversation and Song," two iconic songwriters share the stage, trade songs and swap stories. Lisa Loeb is a GRAMMY™ Award-winning American singer-songwriter & touring musician, SiriusXM radio host, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the 1994 film “Reality Bites.”
4/29/202418 minutes, 45 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Pat Ryan

Could there be another bridge collapse?In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Pat Ryan of the 18th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 12.
4/29/202410 minutes, 23 seconds
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4/29/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen, Political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor of Law and Director of The Justice Center Sarah Rogerson.
4/29/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 4 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 170

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
4/27/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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"Mystery and Wonder: Highlights from the Illustration Collection" at Norman Rockwell Museum through 6/16

The exhibition ”Mystery and Wonder: Highlights from the Illustration Collection” opened March 2 at Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Norman Rockwell Museum Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett and featured artists Teresa Fasolino and Joan Hall join us to tell us more.
4/26/202419 minutes, 18 seconds
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Doris Kearns Goodwin to talk about "An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s" with Joe Donahue at UPH on 6/2

Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of America’s most beloved historians, will discuss her new book "An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s" with Joe Donahue at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m.
4/26/202418 minutes, 11 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Pat Ryan

The EPA is taking aim at so-called “forever chemicals.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Pat Ryan of the 18th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 12.
4/26/202410 minutes, 48 seconds
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4/26/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Fred Hof, Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and Executive Director at The Alliance for a Hunger Free NY and The Food Pantries for the Capital District Natasha Pernicka.
4/26/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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4/25/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson.
4/25/202433 minutes, 1 second
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Paula Poundstone at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield on May 4th

Comedian Paula Poundstone will be taking center stage at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on May 4.
4/24/202420 minutes, 58 seconds
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Writer's Read at The Linda on June 30

Writer’s Read creates and promotes performance opportunities for writers through curated live and digital programs. It is a platform for true personal stories, 650 words, five minutes long, and read aloud before an audience by the writer. The live event will take place at WAMC’s The Linda on June 30.
4/24/202414 minutes, 55 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Pat Ryan

Sports fans are running into trouble actually seeing the games.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Pat Ryan of the 18th district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 12.
4/24/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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4/24/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, 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. David Guistina hosts.
4/24/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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Book Picks - Battenkill Books and Northshire Bookstore

This week's book picks come from Heather Boyne of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, New York and Connie Brooks and Cathy Taylor of Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont and Saratoga, New York.
4/23/202424 minutes, 46 seconds
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Caleb Eberhardt is Hovstad in "An Enemy of the People" on Broadway

Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” is about halfway through its strictly limited run at The Circle in the Square Theatre having opened on March 18, the Sam Gold directed production will run through June 23. Caleb Eberhardt plays Hovstad, the editor of the town’s newspaper - a character integral to the questions posed by the plot involving character, power, public opinion, and the always nuanced-laden exploration of “the greater good.”
4/23/202417 minutes, 43 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

Is Beacon Hill keeping secrets? In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 11.
4/23/20249 minutes, 55 seconds
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4/23/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Ulster County Comptroller and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, semi-retired, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer, Times Union Jay Jochnowitz, and The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.
4/23/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

What are the big issues in November’s presidential race? In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 11.
4/22/202411 minutes, 57 seconds
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4/22/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are former NY 19 Congressman John Faso, political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post, and Wall Street Investment Banker Mark Wittman.
4/22/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 169

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
4/20/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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4/19/24 RT Panel from The Linda

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today we are broadcasting from The Linda in front of a live audience and our panelists are Bennington College faculty member, former EPA Regional Administrator, and President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, Political Consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post, Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel, and Albany Law School Professor of Law and Director of The Justice Center Sarah Rogerson.
4/19/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 24 seconds
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2024 Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village through 5/5

Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village gives visitors a chance to meet the newest farm babies each Spring - including lambs, piglets, calves, chicks and kids - and enjoy events and activities throughout the Village, from daily talks about the farm and the Shakers to craft demonstrations or walks along the Farm & Forest Trail.
4/18/202417 minutes, 54 seconds
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4/18/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Wall Street Investment Banker Mark Wittman.
4/18/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 48 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

A presidential rematch is fast approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 11.
4/18/202411 minutes, 4 seconds
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"Hell's Kitchen" opens on Broadway 4/20: An interview with book writer Kristoffer Diaz

Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys and Pulitzer Prize-finalist playwright Kristoffer Diaz, along with Tony nominated director Michael Greif and Tony nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown bring their collective talents to the exhilarating new coming-of-age Broadway musical: "Hell's Kitchen." It’s currently in previews at The Schubert Theatre, opening on April 20, after a sold-out and extended-run at The Public Theatre off-Broadway last fall into early this year. Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright, librettist, screenwriter, and educator.
4/17/202416 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Triplex presents 15th Anniversary Screening of Armando Iannucci's "In the Loop" and Q&A with actor David Rasche

Noted Berkshire County actor David Rasche will visit the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington, Massachusettes on April 20 to screen and discuss the satirical black comedy “In the Loop.” Written and directed by Armando Iannucci (“Veep”), “In the Loop” is a wicked satire of British-American politics and the Iraq Invasion. The film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2009.
4/17/202411 minutes, 58 seconds
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“A Stage of Twilight,” starring Karen Allen, screening at The Triplex on 4/21

A heart-wrenching meditation on how to say goodbye for the last time, “A Stage of Twilight” features stunning performances from Karen Allen and William Sadler as a couple forced to grapple with end-of-life planning.Karen Allen and producer Brian Long will be at The Triplex in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for a talkback following the 4:15 screening on April 21. Karen Allen joins us.
4/17/202411 minutes, 52 seconds
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Michael Eck celebrates 60th Birthday and new album "Fermata" at Caffè Lena

Michael Eck returns with special guests to Caffe Lena on Friday night for a combined 60th birthday party/album release show. Eck debuted at Caffè Lena in 1990 and offered a sold-out solo album release show in fall 2022.For this event, Eck will be joined by an all-star ensemble featuring Rosanne Raneri, Kevin Maul, and Sten Isachsen and Bob Buckley. Together they will join in on old favorites, new songs – from “Fermata,” being released at the concert.
4/17/202414 minutes, 7 seconds
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4/17/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Mayor of the City of Albany Kathy Sheehan, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and Former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
4/17/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 13 seconds
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Book Picks - The Bookloft and The Bookstore in Lenox

This morning, we have two booksellers from two bookstores joining us with books we should pay attention to. This week we welcome Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA and Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA for our selections this week.
4/16/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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TroupEnigma in Collaboration with the Performing Arts of Woodstock Presents "Equus" Playing April 19 to May 5

TroupEnigma, in collaboration with Performing Arts of Woodstock is proud to present Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus, directed by Michael Juzwak.
4/16/202416 minutes, 7 seconds
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4/16/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Diplomat in residence at Bard College - Ambassador Fred Hof, Senior Fellow, Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, Semi-retired, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer, Times Union Jay Jochnowitz, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
4/16/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 18 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Marc Molinaro

It’s a critical time in education. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded April 10.
4/16/20249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Leslie Odom Jr. at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on 4/17

Vocalist, songwriter, and actor, Leslie Odom, Jr. is performing this Wednesday night at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. This past fall, Odom released a new album entitled “When a Crooner Dies.” The record, his 5th, features 10 original songs that were born from a time of overwhelm, fear, and ultimately growth in his life.
4/15/202422 minutes, 55 seconds
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"Oh, Hudson!" benefit performance for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater on 4/19 at the Old Dutch Church

"Oh Hudson!" is a benefit performance for Clearwater at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, New York on April 19. It is a rich multi-arts celebration of the history, people, and promise of the Hudson River Valley. Today marks environmental flagship Clearwater's 55th year of sailing on the Hudson, bringing schoolchildren aboard for unique and memorable hands-on engagement with the Hudson's natural and human history.
4/15/202416 minutes, 8 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Marc Molinaro

The New York state budget is late. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded April 10th.
4/15/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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4/15/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Senior Fellow, Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan, Political Consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post, and Wall Street Investment Banker Mark Wittman.
4/15/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 29 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 168

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
4/13/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dave Eggers's "Soren's Seventh Song"

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist “The New York Times” bestselling author and newly crowned Newbery prize winner Dave Eggers, “Soren’s Seventh Song” is a deadpan take on creativity and persistence. It is told through the eyes of a humpback whale looking for a new song.
4/12/202414 minutes, 13 seconds
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Albany Pro Musica performs Bach's mass in B minor almost 40 years to the day after the first performance of this work by the chorus

Albany Pro Musica will perform J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor on April 28 at 3 p.m. at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. They will be joined by renowned guest soloists and experts in historically informed performance who play in period-instrument orchestras such as the Handel + Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Trinity Baroque, and others.Albany Pro Musica’s current season marks Maestro José Daniel Flores-Caraballo’s 10th anniversary with APM. He joins us this morning along with Bass/Baritone Michael Wolff.
4/12/202411 minutes, 39 seconds
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Albany Symphony presents a program of Beethoven and Viet Cuong featuring Sandbox Percussion

The two-time Grammy award-winning Albany Symphony will present three new and recent works by Viet Cuong and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. The pair of concerts will take place on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 14th at 3:00pm at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and will also feature Grammy nominated ensemble, Sandbox Percussion.
4/12/202418 minutes, 12 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Marc Molinaro

The new districts are set. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded April 10.
4/12/202410 minutes, 42 seconds
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4/12/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Bennington College faculty member, former EPA Regional Administrator, and President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Ulster County Comptroller and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI Jim Hendler.
4/12/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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Snap into this interview: Jon Finkel's biography of "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Even if you’ve never gathered around a pay-per-view screen for Wrestlemania, there’s a good chance you recognize the voice of the Macho Man. Now, there’s a new biography of the man born Randy Poffo called “Macho Man: The Untamed, Unbelievable Life of Randy Savage,” by Jon Finkel.
4/11/202420 minutes, 30 seconds
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"Number Our Days: A Photographic Oratorio" premieres at PAC NYC

This weekend, PAC NYC presents “Number Our Days: A Photographic Oratorio.” With music by Luna Pearl Woolf, a Concept and Libretto by David Van Taylor, “Number Our Days” is based on Jamie Livingston’s 18 year long “Photo Of the Day” project.
4/11/202417 minutes, 17 seconds
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4/11/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
4/11/20241 hour, 16 minutes
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Congressional Corner with John Mannion

Congressional power typically comes with seniority. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York state Senator John Mannion wraps up his conversation about the race for the 22nd district seat with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 3.
4/11/202411 minutes, 6 seconds
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Eva Fedderly's "These Walls: The Battle for Rikers Island and the Future of America's Jails"

One of the most controversial and notorious jails in America, Rikers Island, has stood on a 416-acre strip of land in the east river since its founding in 1932. Its long-standing history has made the structure a figure in the ongoing debate surrounding prison reform and restorative justice. When former mayor Bill DeBlasio approved the closure of Rikers in 2017 Architectural Digest writer, Eva Fedderly, was among those who believed it was a step towards a more humane future.
4/10/202421 minutes, 37 seconds
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"H is for Hope" by Elizabeth Kolbert

In twenty-six essays, one for each letter of the alphabet, Elizabeth Kolbert takes us on a haunting journey through the history of climate change and the uncertainties of our future in her new book, "H Is for Hope." Kolbert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Sixth Extinction." Elizabeth Kolbert will be in conversation with Bill McKibben at Northshire Bookstore tomorrow night at 6 p.m.
4/10/202414 minutes, 54 seconds
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Congressional Corner with John Mannion

New York state Senator John Mannion says he has the experience to serve in the U.S. House. In today’s Congressional Corner, Mannion continues his conversation about the race for the 22nd district seat with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 3.
4/10/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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4/10/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are 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 Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson. Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson joins for a portion of the program.
4/10/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 4 seconds
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Book Picks - Oblong Books and Green Toad Bookstore

This week's Book Picks comes from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Rhinebeck and Millerton, New York and Jim Havener from Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, New York.
4/9/202418 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nicholas Shakespeare's "Ian Fleming: The Complete Man"

In "Ian Fleming: The Complete Man," literary biographer and novelist Nicholas Shakespeare takes a deep dive into the life of the man who alone could have created James Bond, providing a fresh portrait of contradictions that draws on never-before-accessed private archives.
4/9/202418 minutes, 12 seconds
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Congressional Corner with John Mannion

New York state Senator John Mannion wants to become Congressman John Mannion. In today’s Congressional Corner, Mannion discusses the race for the 22nd House district seat with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 3.
4/9/202411 minutes, 1 second
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4/9/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are The Empire Report’s JP Miller, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Former Times-Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.
4/9/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sam Bodary on Hello Emerson's 3rd album "To Keep Him Here"

The band Hello Emerson was founded in Columbus, Ohio by Sam Emerson Bodary in 2015. The band has won attention with erudite chamber-folk compositions that unwind with vivid imagery and responsive empathetic sentiment.On March 29 of this year, the group released their third record, “To Keep Him Here” on indie label Anyway Records. The thematic collection of songs serves as a conduit - channeling the thoughts, questions, ideas, and most of all - emotions surrounding a specific event in Sam Bodary’s life.
4/8/202422 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Triplex and Great Barringon Public Theatre present a screening of "Freud's Last Session"

On Thursday, Great Barrington Public Theater and The Triplex Cinema will screen Matthew Brown’s film “Freud’s Last Session.” The screening will be followed by a talkback with playwright and screenwriter, Mark St. Germain.
4/8/202416 minutes, 31 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy

What can government do to make people more content? In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 2.
4/8/20248 minutes, 39 seconds
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4/8/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Senior Fellow at Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Wall Street investment banker Mark Wittman.
4/8/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 52 seconds
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Eclipse at the Ellipse - post-totality party on 4/8

The eclipse is on Monday. But, what to do after? Well, there will be a free eclipse afterparty at The Egg! Featuring films, live performances, DJs, visual projections and more. With sci-fi movies in one theatre and immersive, atmospheric music in the other, come spend an evening in this one-of-a-kind, concrete ellipsoid venue.To give us a preview of Eclipse at the Ellipse we welcome the Executive Director of The Egg, Diane Eber.
4/5/202418 minutes, 43 seconds
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Homemade Theatre presents "The Humans" by Stephen Karam

Home Made Theater’s next production is "The Humans” by Stephen Karam. Performances run April 19 to April 28 at the Dee Sarno Theater at Saratoga Arts in Saratoga Springs, New York.
4/5/20248 minutes, 43 seconds
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Coming up at The Linda

Peter Hughes, Manager of The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, joins us with a preview of upcoming events and broadcasts.
4/5/20249 minutes, 46 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy

The situation in Gaza remains dire. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 2.
4/5/20248 minutes, 2 seconds
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4/5/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Fred Hof, Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, and Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel.
4/5/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 58 seconds
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Alisyn Camerota's "Combat Love"

CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota’s memoir “Combat Love” is her story of growing up longing for stability and attachment as the foundation of her family crumbles. Set on the Jersey Shore in the free-range 1980s Camerota finds that belonging that she craves curtesy of the local punk rock band named “Shrapnel” and their die-hard fans.
4/4/202423 minutes, 31 seconds
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Shaker Museum presents the work of Caitlin MacBride in pop-up exhibition "Palm to Poplar" through 4/28 in Kinderhook

Shaker Museum’s first pop-up exhibition of 2024 is entitled “Palm to Poplar: Devotional Labor.” It is an exhibition of original paintings by Caitlin MacBride currently on view in a gallery at Kinderhook Knitting Mill in Kinderhook, New York through April 28.
4/4/202421 minutes, 3 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy

Connecticut has been mourning former Senator Joe Lieberman. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded April 2.
4/4/20248 minutes, 31 seconds
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4/4/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, advance Lead for the White House and former Chief of Staff for State Senator Michelle Hinchey and former Assistant County Executive for Pat Ryan Anna Markowitz, and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan.
4/4/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 9 seconds
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4th Annual Albany Film Festival at UAlbany on 4/6

Legendary actress Jacqueline Bisset and Oscar-winning filmmaker James Ivory headline the 4th annual Albany Film Festival. The all-day event, free and open to the public, will take place from 10:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. this Saturday, April 6, at the UAlbany Campus Center.Actors, authors, directors, producers, screenwriters, and movie critics come together with film fans for a full day of screenings and discussions capped by an awards ceremony. For a preview, we welcome Opalka Endowed Director of the NYSWI - Paul Grondahl.
4/3/202414 minutes, 43 seconds
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"Death Row Welcomes You: Visiting Hours in the Shadow of the Execution Chamber" by Steven Hale

In 2018, after nearly a decade’s hiatus, the state of Tennessee began executing death row inmates. Award-winning journalist Steven Hale was the leading reporter on these executions and in “Death Row Welcomes You,” Hale traces the lives of condemned prisoners and the people who come to visit them.
4/3/202423 minutes, 45 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Josh Riley

Democrats running for the House hope President Biden’s numbers improve.In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic hopeful Josh Riley of New York’s 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 27.
4/3/202412 minutes, 46 seconds
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4/3/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, semi-retired, Editor-at-large/columnist/editorial writer for the Times Union - Jay Jochnowitz, and Investment Banker on Wall St. Mark Wittman.
4/3/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore and The Golden Notebook

This week's Book Picks come from Jackie Kellachan from the Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY and Amy Zimmerman from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY.
4/2/202422 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ophira Eisenberg at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on 4/5

Stand-up comedian and podcast host, Ophira Eisenberg is performing this Friday, April 5 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.
4/2/202418 minutes, 26 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Josh Riley

A rematch is brewing in New York’s 19th House district.In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Josh Riley continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 27.
4/2/202410 minutes, 36 seconds
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4/2/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Former New York 19th Congressman and NY Assemblyman John Faso, and Investment Banker on Wall St. Mark Wittman.
4/2/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Anne Lamott's discusses new book "Somehow: Thoughts on Love" with Elizabeth Lesser The Bardavon on 4/9

In "Somehow: Thoughts on Love," Anne Lamott explores the transformative power that love has in our lives: how it surprises us, forces us to confront uncomfortable truths, reminds us of our humanity, and guides us forward. We are, Lamott says, creatures of love. In her twentieth book Lamott draws from her own life and experience to delineate the intimate and elemental ways that love buttresses us in the face of despair as it galvanizes us to believe that tomorrow will be better than today.
4/1/202422 minutes, 15 seconds
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Phil Rosenthal at The Egg 4/11

Next Thursday, April 11, The Egg in Albany, NY presents An Evening with Phil Rosenthal of the successful Netflix series - “Somebody Feed Phil.”
4/1/202417 minutes, 34 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Josh Riley

Democrat Josh Riley is hoping for a different outcome this year in New York’s 19th House district.In today’s Congressional Corner, Riley speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 27.
4/1/202412 minutes, 5 seconds
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4/1/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.
4/1/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 167

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
3/30/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Will we still need this album in 100 years? - "The Liberated Woman's Songbook" by Dawn Landes out today

Lamenting the roll-back on women’s rights around the world, folk singer-songwriter Dawn Landes re-imagines The Liberated Woman’s Songbook in a new album that is available today.First published at the height of the Women’s Liberation Movement, Landes’ revision of the work is a collaboration with producer Josh Kauffman.
3/29/202425 minutes, 12 seconds
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Actors die many times before their deaths - Bedlam presents a new Ceasar through April 7

Bedlam is a NYC based theatre company founded in 2012 by presenting George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan on a shoestring budget with only four actors playing over 25 characters.Bedlam’s current production is “The Assassination of Julius Caesar as told by William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw.”
3/29/202418 minutes, 13 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Matt Cartwright and Steve Carter - Common Ground event at Hamilton College

Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright, a Democrat from the 8th district, and former Oklahoma Republican Congressman Steve Russell of the 5th district are coming together for a special conversation at Hamilton College Tuesday night.In today’s Congressional Corner, they speak with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 28.
3/29/202417 minutes, 21 seconds
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3/29/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Semi-retired, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer, Times Union - Jay Jochnowitz, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan, Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti.
3/29/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kevin Baker's "The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City”

It is opening day for the sport of baseball and baseball is the New York game. According to our guest, he says so because this is where the diamond was first laid out, where the bunt and the curveball were invented, and where the homerun was hit. It is where the game’s first stars were born. Kevin Baker the historian and novelist writes about this in his new book “The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City.”
3/28/202423 minutes, 7 seconds
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Keith O'Brien's "CHARLIE HUSTLE: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball”

Keith O’Brien has written a new biography of a flawed legend—baseball’s tragic character—the man who could never return to the game he lived to play in his new book: “CHARLIE HUSTLE: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball.”
3/28/202416 minutes, 8 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Mike Sapraicone

Former President Donald Trump is a native New Yorker — but an unpopular one. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican New York U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Sapraicone wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 26.
3/28/202411 minutes, 25 seconds
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3/28/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel.
3/28/20241 hour, 16 minutes
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"Cheap Old Houses" by Elizabeth and Ethan Finkelstein

From the founders of the HGTV show and Instagram Cheap Old Houses comes a new book – a stunning collection of beautiful, affordable homes and inspiration for buying and restoring an historic house.In the world of Cheap Old Houses, Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein have scoured the country to find homes in desperate need of saving—including a $45,000 Victorian in Mississippi, a $25,000 mansion in Indiana, an $82,000 recreational camp in Maine, and more. Cheap Old Houses features the stories of how these homes were acquired and lovingly restored.With hundreds of beautiful photographs capturing these homes in all their glory, you’ll be inspired to find “the one”—a fixer upper to rescue that will rescue you right back."Cheap Old Houses: An Unconventional Guide to Loving and Restoring a Forgotten Home" is published by Clarkson Potter.
3/27/202422 minutes, 45 seconds
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"100 Things To Do In Albany Before You Die" by Sandra Foyt

Sandra Foyt is an award-winning travel photographer, freelancer, and content media producer. In addition to publishing the family travel site, Albany Kid, and the guide to romantic getaways, Getaway Mavens, she is a freelance writer with credits in Parade, USA Today, and Huffington Post. This year, Foyt has launched Albany Traveler. Her new book is “100 Things to do in Albany Before You Die” - it is published by Reedy Press.
3/27/202413 minutes, 35 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Mike Sapraicone

What do political donations tell us about a candidate’s beliefs? In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican New York U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Sapraicone speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 26.
3/27/20249 minutes, 43 seconds
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3/27/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, Director, actor, educator and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre Kristen van Ginhoven.
3/27/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 7 seconds
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Book Picks - The Bookloft and Open Door Bookstore

This week's Book Picks come from Susan Taylor of The Book House in Albany, New York and Market Block Books in Troy, New York.
3/26/202424 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dean Cycon - "Finding Home (Hungary, 1945)" - Odyssey Bookshop event on 3/28

Dean Cycon is an author, lawyer, human rights advocate, and social entrepreneur who has lived and worked in over sixty countries. A passionate explorer of culture and history, Dean authored: "Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee" and will tell us about his latest, "Finding Home (Hungary, 1945.)"
3/26/202413 minutes, 32 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Mike Sapraicone

A candidate for U.S. Senate is hoping to end Republicans’ long losing streak in statewide elections in New York. In today’s Congressional Corner, Mike Sapraicone speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 26.
3/26/20240
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3/26/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are the Ulster County Comptroller and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.
3/26/20241 hour, 17 minutes
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SPAC springs into Summer

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will welcome back its resident companies -- New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra -- to their summer home in Saratoga for a celebratory season that will feature masterworks from the classical cannon, alongside SPAC premieres and debuts. Before they arrive, SPAC will host the Freihofers Saratoga Jazz Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will continue their residency, there educational programs and CulinaryArts@SPAC events. President and CEO of SPAC Elizabeth Sobol, and Vice President of Artistic Planning at SPAC Christopher Shiley join us to tell us more.
3/25/202420 minutes, 44 seconds
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Hudson Hall presents “E(n)ternal Lighf: The Eternal Ecosystem Exposed” - lead by artist Ntangou Badila

“E(n)ternal Lighf: The Eternal Ecosystem Exposed” is an exhibition of original paintings by Ntangou Badila that is currently on display in the entryway galleries at Hudson Hall in Hudson, New York through April 14.The work in the collection explores the human ecosystem and the interconnectedness between nature, grief, healing, and wellness through visual art, movement, traditional healing practices, and musical performance.
3/25/202416 minutes, 32 seconds
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Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer's Lady of the Lake laps up the laughs in Monty Python's "Spamalot"

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer is currently playing The Lady of the Lake in “Spamalot” on - the horse-hoove coconut-foley will cease, for now, after April 7. This first Broadway revival since the original 2005 production, opened on November 16, 2023.Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer recently finished her run on Broadway as Delia in Beetlejuice where she received Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. A versatile and vivacious performer, Kritzer’s Lady of the Lake essentially steals the show, according to the review in The New York Times.
3/25/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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3/25/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Graduate Student at Rockefeller College studying International Relations Grace Kwaitkowski, Political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Wall Street investment banker Mark Wittman.
3/25/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 166

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
3/23/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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CulinaryArts@SPAC - Nils Bernstein's "The Joy of Oysters"

Nils Bernstein is the food editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine and has written and developed recipes for such publications as Bon Appétit, Epicurious, GQ, New York Times, Cooking Light, and Men’s Journal. He traded an illustrious career in the music industry, running the publicity departments at independent record labels Sub Pop and Matador for a career in food, drink, and travel journalism. He is the co-author of "The Outdoor Kitchen" by Eric Werner and "Made in Mexico" by Danny Mena.In this CulinaryArts@SPAC interview, he spoke with us about his newest book "The Joy of Oysters."
3/22/202426 minutes
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"Grief is for People" by Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley's search for truth is frank, darkly funny, and gilded with resounding empathy. Upending the "grief memoir," "Grief Is for People" is a category-defying story of the struggle to hold on to the past without being consumed by it.
3/22/202418 minutes, 49 seconds
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3/22/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: Immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert; Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson; Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer, Times Union Jay Jochnowitz; Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel.
3/22/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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"Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring" by Brad Gooch

Brad Gooch, noted biographer of Flannery O’Connor and Frank O’Hara, was granted access to Keith Haring’s extensive archive. He has written a biography that will become the authoritative work on the artist. Published by Harper, the book is "Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring."
3/21/202427 minutes, 29 seconds
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Lucy Sante discusses "I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition" as part of Memoir-A-Go-Go! panel at Woodstock Bookfest

Lucy Sante is the author of "Low Life," "Evidence," "The Factory of Facts," "Kill All Your Darlings," "Folk Photography," "The Other Paris," "Maybe the People Would Be the Times," and "Nineteen Reservoirs." Her most recent book is "I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition." She will participate in the Memoir-A-Go-Go! panel at this year's Woodstock Bookfest on Sunday, March 24.
3/21/202421 minutes, 54 seconds
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3/21/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen, Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Wall Street investment banker Mark Wittman.
3/21/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 35 seconds
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"Water for Elephants" opens on Broadway 3/21 with music and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.

The new musical adaptation of “Water for Elephants,” based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sara Gruen, opens at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre tomorrow night. Previews began in late February. The show is directed by Tony Award winner Jessica Stone and features a book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by our guests - PigPen Theatre Co.
3/20/202423 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jazz at Lincoln Center presents "Sing & Swing" at The Mahaiwe 3/23

This Saturday, March 23 at 8pm - the stage of The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts will spring to life as Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III re-vive and re-imagine classics from The American Songbook.“Sing & Swing” is part of a “Jazz at Lincoln Center presents” touring initiative that features up-and-coming musicians who have been identified as rising stars by that venerated organization.
3/20/202415 minutes, 10 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

March Madness means sports gambling madness, too.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 14.
3/20/202411 minutes, 44 seconds
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3/20/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Hartwick College and Co-Director of Hartwick College's new Institute of Public Service Laurel Elder, Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences and Founding Director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI Jim Hendler, and Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Frederic Hof.
3/20/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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Book Picks - The Book House and Odyssey Bookshop

This week's Book Picks come from Cheryl McKeon from The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, New York and Joan Grenier of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
3/19/202425 minutes, 21 seconds
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"The Great Library Adventure: From Berlin to Berne"

Diane Dearborn and Patricia Carley went on a very cool road trip. The library loving duo decided to visit all 36 branches of the Upper Hudson Library System. The result is their new book, "The Great Library Adventure: From Berlin to Berne."
3/19/202413 minutes, 52 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

Congressional lines are changing again in the Empire State.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 14.
3/19/202410 minutes, 9 seconds
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3/19/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen, Graduate Student at Rockefeller College studying International Relations Grace Kwaitkowski, Political Consultant Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
3/19/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 13 seconds
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Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary Tour at The Palace in Albany on 3/20

In the 20 years since the global musical sensation’s debut, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable musical presence and a genuine cultural phenomenon. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman introduces some of Ireland's most talented singers and musicians to the world stage. They will bring their 20th Anniversary Tour to The Palace in Albany, New York on 3/20.Mairéad Carlin joins us.
3/18/202411 minutes
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Woodstock Bookfest 2024

Woodstock Bookfest will be live and in person this weekend in Woodstock, New York. The festival features an amazing line-up including: Masha Gessen, Mark Whitaker, Sophie Strand, Sari Botton, Gail Straub, Elissa Altman, Nick Flynn - just to name a few.Of course, they’ll have a Story Slam and ending with their signature panel, Memoir-A-Go-Go! Yes, there will be Little Bites and Big Libations. Festival Founder, Martha Frankel, is here with details.
3/18/202413 minutes, 29 seconds
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Allison Pataki's "Finding Margaret Fuller" at Northshire in Saratoga Springs tonight

Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Traitor’s Wife,” “The Accidental Empress,” and “The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post.” She will be talking about her latest, “Finding Margaret Fuller,” at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York tonight.
3/18/202414 minutes, 32 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

Are we getting closer to a cure for Parkinson’s?In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 14.
3/18/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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3/18/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are attorney and former NY 19 Congressman John Faso, Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
3/18/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 13 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 165

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
3/16/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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CulinaryArts@SPAC - "Plants First" by Dr. Katie Takayasu

Dr. Katie Takayasu is an Integrative Medicine physician, author, and speaker in the holistic health space, bridging the gap between traditional Western medicine and the evidenced-based complementary health tools of nutrition, acupuncture, meditation, botanicals and lifestyle optimization. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian and teaches the next generation of doctors about healing the whole patient mind, body and spirit. Joe Donahue spoke with her at a CulinaryArts@SPAC event on March 25, 2023. Dr. Katie Takayasu’s book is “Plants First: A Physician’s Guide to Wellness Through a Plant-Forward Diet.”
3/15/202427 minutes, 3 seconds
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This weekend, Albany Symphony presents Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with baroque soloists and 2 modern works at Troy Saving Bank Music Hall

This Saturday and Sunday, the Albany Symphony presents Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” - plus two brilliant recent works, “The History of Red” by Reena Esmail and “Murmurations” by Derek Bermel. Both concerts will be performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and will feature Baroque violin superstar soloists Ravenna Lipchik, Edson Scheid, Amelia Sie and Shelby Yamin.Music Director and conductor David Alan Miller joins us now along with two of the violinists Amelia Sie and Ravenna Lipchick.
3/15/202414 minutes, 33 seconds
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Seymour Chwast "Kid in a Candy Store" at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art through April 14

Seymour Chwast’s revolutionary contributions to the world of graphic design have overshadowed his equally impactful picture book career—until now. This is the first museum exhibition to focus on Chwast’s books for children on display through April 14 at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.
3/15/202411 minutes, 13 seconds
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3/15/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Frederic Hof, and Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel.
3/15/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Anna Motz's "If Love Could Kill: The Myths And Truths Of Women Who Commit Violence"

In the book, “If Love Could Kill: The Myths And Truth Of Women Who Commit Violence,” Anna Motz is an acclaimed forensic psychotherapist who looks at women who commit extreme acts of violence and cruelty, at the underlying oppression, and abuse often at the heart of these crimes.
3/14/202421 minutes, 32 seconds
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Noted author and critic Philip Gefter at Triplex Cinema for special screening of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on 3/16

The Triplex Cinema will present author and cultural critic Philip Gefter along with a screening of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” — Mike Nichol’s award-winning film based on Edward Albee’s play. Gefter will discuss his new book “Cocktails with George and Martha,” recently published to great acclaim by Bloomsbury Press, followed by a book-signing. Joining Gefter for conversation will be Lisa Schwarzbaum, former film critic of Entertainment Weekly Magazine.The event will take place at the Triplex at 3:00 pm on March 16.
3/14/202416 minutes, 34 seconds
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3/14/24 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Wall Street investment banker Mark Wittman.
3/14/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Pat Ryan

New York Congressman Pat Ryan was caught on a hot mic congratulating President Biden last Thursday.In today’s Congressional Corner, Ryan, a Democrat from New York’s 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
3/14/20248 minutes, 33 seconds
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Capital Regional Language Center celebrates over 20 years of language education

Capital Region Language Center is the area's largest local world language instruction school. Over the past 20 years, the school has grown from two Spanish classes a week to a team of 30 teachers, providing instruction in 13 languages, including: American Sign Language (ASL); Arabic; Chinese; English; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Latin and Portuguese (both Brazilian and European) and Spanish. They also provide communication workshops for organizations and employers. CRLC will host a virtual information session on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
3/13/202421 minutes, 18 seconds
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Malachy McCourt - in memoriam

During the course of his life, Malachy McCourt was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author; a political activist, and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. Born in Brooklyn in 1931, McCourt was raised in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to the United States in 1952. He died Monday at the age of 92.Malachy McCourt was a friend of the station - speaking with Joe Donahue often. He was last on The Roundtable in 2017 around the release of his book “Death Need Not Be Fatal.”We share a portion of that interview this morning in memoriam.
3/13/20248 minutes, 59 seconds
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Grammy Award winner Zakir Hussain performing 3/23 at SPAC's Spa Little Theater

The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain, will be performing with his ensemble on Saturday, March 23 at the Spa Little Theatre at SPAC. Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon.
3/13/202414 minutes, 13 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

President Biden delivered a forceful State of the Union address.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 8.
3/13/20249 minutes, 31 seconds
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3/13/23 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are 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 Advance Lead for the White House and former Chief of Staff for State Senator Michelle Hinchey and former Assistant County Executive for Pat Ryan, Anna Markowitz.
3/13/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore and Bennington Bookshop

This week's Book Picks lists comes from Mike Hare of Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York and Phil Lewis of the Bennington Bookshop in Bennington, Vermont.
3/12/202425 minutes, 13 seconds
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Loose Cattle at The Linda 3/15

The members of New Orleans-based Americana band Loose Cattle have separately, or collectively, made music with luminaries like Alex Chilton, Bob Mould, Allen Touissaint, Pete Townshend, Frank Black, The Iguanas, The Breeders, Goldfinger, The Whiskey Gentry, Tav Falco, and Teenage Fanclub. Loose Cattle will be at The Linda - WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio on Friday, March 15.
3/12/202423 minutes, 37 seconds
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3/12/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Ulster County Comptroller and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences and Founding Director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI Jim Hendler, The Empire Report’s JP Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.
3/12/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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"In the Blood" Opening the Third Season at Harbinger Theatre

Harbinger Theatre's third season opener is "In the Blood" by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of “Topdog/Underdog,” Suzan-Lori Parks – the production will be the last play performed in the St. Rose Theatre. Harbinger Theatre presents “In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks at The St. Rose Theatre Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend and next. March 15-24.
3/12/202411 minutes, 29 seconds
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Argyle Brewing Company celebrates 10 years and St. Patrick's Day

We’ll find out about the latest in beer trends from our friends at The Argyle Brewing Company - the first New York Farm Brewery in beautiful Washington County. For 10 years they have brewed really great beer. And to celebrate, they are holding a joint 10 Year Anniversary Saint Patrick's Day Celebration.
3/11/202424 minutes, 9 seconds
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Allie B’s Fresh Fruits and Vegetables brings access to produce to Arbor Hill neighborhood of Albany

Kizzy Williams of Albany’s best comfort food restaurant, Allie B's Cozy Kitchen, is expanding her mission to bring fruits and vegetables to her neighborhood and the city at large.Kizzy Williams started Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen a decade ago. The new venture, Allie B’s Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, is located at 151 Clinton Avenue in Albany, New York. The produce market will offer a variety of fruits and vegetables for all cultures at reasonable prices.
3/11/202418 minutes, 12 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

When will the fighting stop in the Middle East?In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Vermont Senator Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 5th.
3/11/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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3/11/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and ceramic artist, photographer, and former journalist at NPR Setsuko Winchester.
3/11/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 20 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 164

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
3/10/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

The Farm Bill is late.In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Vermont Senator Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded March 5th.Next time in the Congressional Corner, Ian wraps up his conversation with Vermont Senator Peter Welch.
3/8/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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3/8/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson, Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Frederic Hof, and Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel.
3/8/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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2024 Oscar talk with Thelma Adams

THE 96TH ACADEMY AWARDS will take place at The Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10 – honoring movies released in 2023. They’ve moved up the start time, Jimmy Kimmel returns to host, and we’re going to share our impressions of this year’s best movies.
3/7/202422 minutes, 52 seconds
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Performing Arts of Woodstock presents “God of Carnage” March 8-24

“God of Carnage,” produced by Performing Arts of Woodstock, will run weekends tomorrow, March 8 through March 24 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center in Woodstock, New York.
3/7/202410 minutes, 33 seconds
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Coming up at The Linda

Peter Hughes, Manager of The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, joins us with a preview of upcoming events and broadcasts.
3/7/20249 minutes, 33 seconds
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3/7/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Director, Actor, and Educator Kristen van Ginhoven.
3/7/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

3/7/202410 minutes, 27 seconds
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CulinaryArts@SPAC - Win Son presents a Taiwanese American Cookbook

At a CulinaryArts@SPAC event on January 26, 2024, Joe Donahue spoke with Josh Ku and Trigg Brown, authors of "Win Son Presents a Taiwanese American Cookbook." Josh and Trigg are the founders and owners of Win Son restaurant in Brooklyn - a full-service restaurant featuring taiwanese-american cuisine. Across the street is Win Son Bakery, a taiwanese-american café, bakery and restaurant. The ventures are highly acclaimed and successful.
3/6/202431 minutes, 37 seconds
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Kate Douglas and Shayfer James perform excerpts of “The Ninth Hour” at Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Kate Douglas and Shayfer James will perform excerpts of their acclaimed musical “The Ninth Hour” during an intimate duo performance at Spencertown Academy Arts Center - presented in collaboration with Millay Arts and funded by the Upstate Coalition for a Fair Game on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m.“The Ninth Hour” is a rock-noir reimagining of the epic poem “Beowulf” that explores the intricacies of humankind’s relationship with power and violence.
3/6/202416 minutes, 31 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

A full-service hospital could soon return to North Adams.In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded February 27.
3/6/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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3/6/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are 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 Wall Street investment banker Mark Wittman.
3/6/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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Big Gay Hudson Valley presents Broadway and "The Gilded Age" star Clay Elder's solo show in Kington and Albany

Big Gay Hudson Valley presents two performances of Claybourne Elder’s “I Want to Be Bad” - a nationally sold-out touring concert this weekend – Saturday, March 9 at Old Dutch Church in Kingston, New York and Sunday, March 10 at The Linda - WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio in Albany, New York.Clay currently plays John Adams on HBO’s hit series "The Gilded Age" and was most recently seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of "Company" starring Patti Lupone and Katrina Lenk.
3/5/202417 minutes, 26 seconds
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Book Picks - Battenkill Books and The Bookstore in Lenox

This week's book picks come from Connie Brooks and Heather Boyne from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY. As well as Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.
3/5/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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3/5/24 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen, Former Times-Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and ceramic artist, photographer, and former journalist at NPR Setsuko Winchester.
3/5/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 49 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Smitty Pignatelli will not return to Beacon Hill.In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded February 27.
3/5/20249 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Creative Life: Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs co-founded The Bangles in 1981 and they released a string of chart-topping singles including “Manic Monday," “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “Hazy Shade of Winter,” and “Eternal Flame,” before embarking on a critically acclaimed solo career.Now, she has written a novel (just out in paperback) entitled "This Bird Has Flown." She joined us for an interview for The Creative Life series.
3/4/202445 minutes, 36 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Too many Americans can’t save for retirement.In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded February 27.
3/4/20248 minutes, 30 seconds
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3/4/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and investment banker on Wall Street Mark Wittman.
3/4/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 163

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
3/2/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Benjamin Herold's “Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs”

In the new book “Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs,” journalist Benjamin Herold explores how hope, history, and racial denial collide in the suburbs and their schools.
3/1/202422 minutes, 30 seconds
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Catholic Charities' Sister Betsy Van Deusen discusses community

Sister Betsy Van Deusen is Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer. Catholic Charities is one of the region's largest human service organizations covering the Albany dioceses 14 counties and 10, 000 square miles. Across that area they serve some 100,000 people every year.
3/1/202411 minutes, 31 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

As we near another spring, floods from 2023 still reverberate.In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded February 26.
3/1/202410 minutes, 34 seconds
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3/1/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
3/1/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sasha Velour’s The Big Reveal Live Show! at Proctors 3/2

Sasha Velour is a gender-fluid drag queen known for her performance artistry, fierce activism, and boundary-breaking scholarship. Sasha is the founder and director of the acclaimed New York City drag revue NightGowns. Her first one-queen show, Smoke & Mirrors, toured to 90 theaters around the world from 2019-2022, including the Folies Bergere and the London Palladium. Her best-selling book The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifest of Drag outlined the untold history of drag alongside her own life (Harper, 2023). She is currently on tour with a stage show of the same name and the show will be at Proctors in Schenectady, New York on March 2.
2/29/202417 minutes, 4 seconds
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Creative License Theater Collective's "Afterlife: A Ghost Story" Playing at Cohoes Music Hall from March 8th-17th

Creative License Theatre Collective’s latest production is "Afterlife: A Ghost Story" running from March 8th -17th at the Cohoes Music Hall.
2/29/202415 minutes, 25 seconds
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Alturas Duo Joins Albany Pro Musica for "Oceana" at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Composers have, for centuries, drawn inspiration from the immense beauty, power, and vastness of the seas. The acclaimed Alturas Duo joins Albany Pro Musica for Oceana on Sunday, March 3rd at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 3:00 PM.
2/29/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

Will Republicans be able to hold the House?In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded February 26.
2/29/202410 minutes, 15 seconds
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2/29/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen.
2/29/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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"White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy" by Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman

White rural voters believe our nation has betrayed them, and to some degree, they’re right according to the new book, "White Rural Rage." Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman explore why rural Whites have failed to reap the benefits from their outsize political power and why, as a result, they are the most likely group to abandon democratic norms and traditions.Their rage—stoked daily by Republican politicians and the conservative media—now poses an existential threat to the United States. Schaller and Waldman show how vulnerable U.S. democracy has become to rural Whites who, despite legitimate grievances, are increasingly inclined to hold racist and xenophobic beliefs, to believe in conspiracy theories, to accept violence as a legitimate course of political action, and to exhibit antidemocratic tendencies.Tom Schaller joins us.
2/28/202422 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ijeoma Oluo's "Be A Revolution"

In the #1 “New York Times” bestseller “So You Want To Talk About Race” Ijeoma Oluo offered a vital guide for how to talk about important issues of race and racism in society. In the book “Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male America” she discussed the ways in which white male supremacy had an impact on our systems, our culture, and our lives throughout American history.
2/28/202420 minutes, 18 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

It’s a critical time in Washington.In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded February 26.
2/28/202410 minutes, 10 seconds
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2/28/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are attorney and former NY 19 Congressman John Faso, immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.
2/28/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 59 seconds
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Book Picks - Oblong Books

This week's Book Picks lists comes from Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books in Rhinebeck and Millerton, NY.
2/27/202419 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jessica Hooten Wilson's "Flannery O'Connor's: Why Do the Heathen Rage"

When celebrated American novelist and short story writer Flannery O'Connor died at the age of thirty-nine in 1964, she left behind an unfinished third novel titled "Why Do the Heathen Rage"? It was deemed unpublishable. For the past ten-plus years, Jessica Hooten Wilson has explored the 378 pages of material.
2/27/202417 minutes, 24 seconds
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2/27/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are the Ulster County Comptroller and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Fred Hof, Senior Fellow, Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and the Empire Report’s JP Miller.
2/27/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Marc Molinaro

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has made history, but not in the way he probably wanted.In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded February 15.
2/27/202412 minutes, 21 seconds
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Michael Wear's "The Spirit of Our Politics"

When political division shows up not only on the campaign trail but also at our dinner tables, we wonder: Can we be part of a better way? The new book - The Spirit of Our Politics - says "yes," offering a distinctly Christian approach to politics that results in healing rather than division, kindness rather than hatred, and hope rather than despair.
2/26/202423 minutes, 52 seconds
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"Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America" by Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep is a cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio program in the United States. His new book, "Differ We Must," is an exploration of Abraham Lincoln’s political acumen, illuminating a great politician’s strategy in a country divided—and lessons for our own disorderly present.
2/26/202417 minutes, 21 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Marc Molinaro

What happened at Head Start in Sullivan County?In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded February 15.
2/26/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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2/26/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.
2/26/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 1 second
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The Creative Life: Jane Curtin

In April 2023, Jane Curtin was our guest for the UAlbany Creative life series to discuss her life and work. You know her from "Third Rock from the Sun." You know her from "Kate & Allie." She won two Emmys for that. And of course, you know her as one of the original Not Ready for Primetime Players on the National Broadcasting Corporation's "Saturday Night Live."
2/23/202444 minutes, 22 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Marc Molinaro

The U.S. is apparently facing a security threat.In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This conversation was recorded February 15.
2/23/202411 minutes, 9 seconds
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2/23/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences and Founding Director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI, Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
2/23/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 42 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 162

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
2/17/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Congressional Corner with George Latimer

Migration is both a local and national concern.In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate George Latimer, the Westchester County Executive, of New York’s 16th district wraps up his interview with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
2/16/202411 minutes, 4 seconds
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2/16/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Frederic Hof, Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, and Setsuko Winchester - is a ceramic artist, photographer, and former journalist at NPR.
2/16/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 1 second
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"First Things First" - Nadirah Simmons' book on the "diamond cluster hustler" queens of hip-hop

Nadira Simmons is a writer and digital content creator committed to preserving Black history, hip-hop history, and pop culture and finding new ways to tell stories on TV and the internet. She created “The Gumbo, an innovative space in media for the creative excellence and activism of Black women in hip-hop and a safe haven free of politics.Her book “First Things First: Hip-Hop Ladies Who Changed the Game,” published by Twelve, is a celebration of the achievements of women in hip-hop who broke down barriers and broke the mold.
2/15/202429 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ayesha Rascoe's "HBCU Made: A Celebration of the Black College Experience"

The new book, "HBCU MADE: A Celebration of the Black College Experience," edited and with a foreword by Ayesha Rascoe, host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday is an essay collection and includes a diverse set of contributors including Oprah Winfrey, Stacey Abrams, Branford Marsalis, Roy Wood Jr, along with other prominent and up-and-coming alumni.
2/15/202424 minutes, 48 seconds
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Congressional Corner with George Latimer

How long should people stay in office?In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate George Latimer, the Westchester County Executive, of New York’s 16th district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
2/15/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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2/15/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, an advance Lead for the White House and former Chief of Staff for State Senator Michelle Hinchey and former Assistant County Executive for Pat Ryan Anna Markowitz.
2/15/20241 hour, 26 minutes
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WAM Theatre 2024 Season Preview with new Artistic Director Genée Coreno and Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston

WAM announced its 2024 season yesterday and we’re going to hear about the planned productions and initiatives.Co-Founding Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, friend of the program, recently abdicated that position and this morning we get to meet the new AD – Genée Coreno – she joins me in studio along with Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston.
2/14/202415 minutes, 6 seconds
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Makaya McCraven in conversation and concert at Skidmore College

Beat Scientist, Drummer and Producer Makaya McCraven will perform at The Zankel Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York on Saturday, February 17. In advance of that exciting concert, on Thursday, February 15, Makaya will be in conversation with Skidmore Angus McCullough at The Tang Teaching Museum. Makaya McCraven's latest album, "In These Times," is the triumphant finale of a project 7+ years in the making.
2/14/202411 minutes, 5 seconds
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Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Gary Lucas: Solo Electric & Acoustic”

The Spencertown Academy Arts Center in Spencertown, New York presents “Gary Lucas: Solo Electric & Acoustic” on Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
2/14/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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"Joan Baez: I Am A Noise" special screening at The Triplex in Great Barrington 3/2

The new documentary film “Joan Baez: I Am A Noise” is a biography that opens with her farewell tour, and uses her journals and archival footage and photographs to stunningly depict Baez taking stock of a life lived in the public eye – in an unsparing fashion and confronts sometimes painful memories.
2/14/202411 minutes, 29 seconds
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Congressional Corner with George Latimer

The Westchester County Executive is looking to head for the swamp.In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate George Latimer of New York’s 16th district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
2/14/202410 minutes, 28 seconds
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2/14/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.
2/14/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore and The Golden Notebook

This week's book picks come from Amy Zimmerman from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, New York. As well as James Conrad and Drew Broussard from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY.
2/13/20240
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A Check in with The Clark: Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

In 1950, Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to the public in 1955, the Clark has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world.
2/13/20240
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Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

November looks like a rematch.In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
2/13/202410 minutes, 20 seconds
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2/13/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Ulster County Comptroller and the former President and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and investment banker on Wall St. Mark Wittman.
2/13/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 23 seconds
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“René Treviño: Stab of Guilt” opens at The Wellin Museum on 2/17

The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York will present the exhibition “René Treviño: Stab of Guilt” from February 17 through June 9 of this year.The artist’s first museum survey will feature almost 200 works from 2008 to the present, including new work created for the exhibition.
2/12/202420 minutes, 2 seconds
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Underground Railroad Education Center raising funds for new interpretive center

The Underground Railroad was the movement that enslaved people used to gain freedom in the 19th Century. The Capital Region of New York State was visited by thousands of freedom seekers in the years prior to the Civil War.The Underground Railroad Education Center seeks to acknowledge the active Underground Railroad movement in our region and to understand it in its historic context how it relates to us today.Paul and Mary Liz Stewart are the founders of the Underground Railroad Education Center.
2/12/202413 minutes, 18 seconds
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Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

Former President Donald Trump retains strong GOP support.In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
2/12/20249 minutes, 39 seconds
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2/12/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.
2/12/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 25 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 161

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
2/10/20240
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A big pretty white plane with red stripes: David Zucker and Jim Abrahams discuss the making of "Airplane!"

"Surely You Can't Be Serious, The True Story of Airplane!" is the name of a new book by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker - the trio who wrote and directed "Airplane!"The book tells the true story of the 1980 hit comedy, the first-ever oral history of the making of Airplane! by the creators, and of the beginnings of the ZAZ trio (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker) – charting the rise of their comedy troupe Kentucky Fried Theater in Madison, Wisconsin all the way to premiere night.Four decades after its release, "Airplane!" continues to make new generations laugh. Its many one-liners and visual gags have worked their way into the mainstream culture. We are joined by the ZA is ZAZ – David Zucker and Jim Abrahams.
2/9/202431 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Albany Symphony Orchestra Throwing a 100th Birthday Party for Rhapsody in Blue in Concert

Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Albany Symphony is throwing a gigantic 100th birthday-party concert for Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Kevin Cole, the world’s foremost interpreter of George Gershwin’s piano music. The program also includes An American in Paris, Carlos Simon’s AMEN! and Simon Says, a world premiere trombone concerto by Jack Frerer. The concert takes place on Saturday, February 10th at 7:30pm at Proctors Theatre.
2/9/202418 minutes, 38 seconds
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Longtime BSO Music Director and Berkshire County fixture Seiji Ozawa dies at 88 in Tokyo

An interview with BSO VP Tony Fogg.
2/9/20245 minutes, 27 seconds
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2/9/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Professor of Comparative Politics at Siena College Vera Eccarius-Kelly, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
2/9/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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2/8/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelist is Director, Actor, and Educator Kristen van Ginhoven.Today's panel is short. We took NPR's Special Coverage of SCOTUS hearing oral arguments in the case of Trump vs. Anderson.
2/8/202427 minutes, 32 seconds
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Spring 2024 at The Tang

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College kicks off its spring semester this week with two events: the seventh-annual Winter/Miller Lecture on Thursday and a spring opening reception on Saturday.The Winter/Miller Lecture features acclaimed multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas. She is known for her monumental portraits of Black women that critique standard ideas about beauty, race, and gender. Her work has been shown at museums around the world, including at the Tang. The Lecture is at 6pm on Thursday.
2/7/202425 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bookstore in Lenox Event 2/9: "Fourteen Days"

Three contributors will be celebrating the release of the book, "Fourteen Days" this Friday, February 9th at 6PM at the Bookstore in Lenox. Roxanna Robinson, Douglas Preston, and Mary Pope Osborne will be in attendance.
2/7/202413 minutes, 55 seconds
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Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

The ballyhooed immigration deal is on life support.In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
2/7/202412 minutes, 21 seconds
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2/7/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Founder of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
2/7/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore and Open Door Bookstore

This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York. As well as Lily Bartels from Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady, NY
2/6/202426 minutes, 17 seconds
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13th Annual Barrington Stage 10X10 New Play Festival

Barrington Stage Company will present their 13th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2024 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
2/6/202415 minutes, 41 seconds
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2/6/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
2/6/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 14 seconds
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"Portrait of a Bank Robber" event at Northshire: Part 2

Artist, small-business owner, and formerly incarcerated bank robber, Daniel Killion has a new book, "Portrait of a Bank Robber." In the mid-'90s, pre-consciously aware of "wage slavery" and "systemic racism," and after seeing the iconic film Point Break, he is inspired to rob banks. It's a romantic life-defining spree that ends in Danny (alias: Paul Blackman) inevitably getting "busted."With a 13-year sentence, it was hard for Killion to imagine life outside of prison, but there’s one thing that he says saved him: his love for art. Through Connecticut’s Community Partners in Action, Killion redirected his frustration into creativity with their prison arts program.Daniel Killion joins us with co-author Matthew Klane to discuss his memoir.
2/5/202425 minutes, 44 seconds
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"Fetch" did, in fact, happen: Mean Girls book event in Woodstock 2/7

This Wednesday at Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock, New York, presumably wearing pink, Sari Botton will be in conversation with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, the New York Times best-selling author of “So Fetch: The Making of Mean Girls (and Why We’re Still so Obsessed with It). Books will be available from The Golden Notebook. The event will include clips from the 2004 hit film, “Mean Girls,” adapted from Rosalind Wiseman's 2002 book “Queen Bees and Wannabes” into a razor-sharp comedy by living legend Tina Fey - who also helped adapt it into a Broadway musical and a new musical movie which was released last month.
2/5/202416 minutes, 57 seconds
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"The World According to Joan Didion" by Evelyn McDonnell

Joan Didion was a writer’s writer; not only a groundbreaking journalist, essayist, novelist and screenwriter, but a keen observer who honed her sights on life’s telling details. Her insights continue to influence creatives and admirers, encouraging them to become close observers of the world, unsentimental critics, and meticulous stylists.
2/5/202416 minutes, 34 seconds
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2/5/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
2/5/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 36 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 160

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
2/3/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Singer-Songwriter Al Olender invites you to feel your feelings at her Alentine's Day show at The Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY

Singer-songwriter and Kingston, New York resident, Al Olender, joined us in studio to talk about her debut full-length album “Easy Crier,” recent singles, and fill us in on the deal with her Alentine’s Day show at The Old Dutch Church on February 9.
2/2/202426 minutes, 29 seconds
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"Portrait of a Bank Robber" event at Northshire

Artist, small-business owner, and formerly incarcerated bank robber, Daniel Killion has a new book, "Portrait of a Bank Robber." In the mid-'90s, pre-consciously aware of "wage slavery" and "systemic racism," and after seeing the iconic film Point Break, he is inspired to rob banks. It's a romantic life-defining spree that ends in Danny (alias: Paul Blackman) inevitably getting "busted."With a 13-year sentence, it was hard for Killion to imagine life outside of prison, but there’s one thing that he says saved him: his love for art. Through Connecticut’s Community Partners in Action, Killion redirected his frustration into creativity with their prison arts program.Daniel Killion joins us with co-author Matthew Klane to discuss his memoir.
2/2/202416 minutes, 1 second
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Meet the Panelist: Mike Spain - Part 2

"Meet the Panelist" is a sporadic segment where we have in depth discussions with Roundtable Panelists to learn about their lives, careers and how they arrive at their various points of view. In this segment, we talk to Mike Spain former Associate Editor of the Times Union.
2/2/202412 minutes, 15 seconds
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2/2/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Bennington College faculty member, former EPA Regional Administrator, and President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Founder of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry, and Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti.
2/2/20241 hour, 18 minutes
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Jonathan Blitzer's "Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here: The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis"

New Yorker staff writer Jonathan Blitzer’s new book is: Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here: The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis. The book is a deeply reported history of the disastrous humanitarian crisis at the southern border told through the lives of the migrants forced to risk everything and the policymakers who determine their fate.
2/1/202425 minutes, 7 seconds
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Veera Hiranandani's "Amil and the After"

A hopeful and heartwarming story about finding joy after tragedy, Amil and the After is a companion to the beloved and award-winning Newbery Honor novel The Night Diary, by acclaimed author Veera Hiranandani.
2/1/202410 minutes, 9 seconds
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Coming up at The Linda

Peter Hughes, Manager of The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, joins us with a preview of upcoming events and broadcasts.
2/1/20248 minutes, 21 seconds
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Meet the Panelist: Mike Spain-Part 1

"Meet the Panelist" is a sporadic segment where we have in depth discussions with Roundtable Panelists to learn about their lives, careers and how they arrive at their various points of view. In this segment, we talk to Mike Spain former Associate Editor of the Times Union.
2/1/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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2/1/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Publisher Emeritus of the Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
2/1/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Hunter Walker's and Luppe B. Luppen's "The Truce: Progressives, Centrists and the Future of the Democratic Party"

The new book "The Truce: Progressives, Centrists and the Future of the Democratic Party," by Hunter Walker and Luppe B. Luppen, is a definitive history of a half-decade of upheaval in the Democratic party. In which a new generation aggressively pursued their progressive ideals while the powerful centrist establishment adapted to remain in command.
1/31/202427 minutes, 22 seconds
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Chita Rivera - in memoriam

Theatrical icon and legend of the stage, Chita Rivera, died yesterday at the age of 91.
1/31/202416 minutes, 1 second
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1/31/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel, and Director, actor, educator Kristen van Ginhoven.
1/31/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 5 seconds
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Augmented reality book "Voidopolis" by Kat Mustatea

"Voidopolis" is a digital performance about loss and memory presented as an augmented reality book with a limited lifespan by Kat Mustatea.
1/31/20247 minutes, 34 seconds
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Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop and Market Block Books

This week's Book Picks come to us from Jesse Hassinger of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts. As well as Susan Taylor from Market Block Books in Troy, New York.
1/30/202420 minutes, 52 seconds
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Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre presents "Laura Benanti: Nobody Cares" a night of comedy and song (and producer's note: supreme talent)

Tony Award winner with the voice of a cool angel, Laura Benanti, will perform “Nobody Cares,” a three-night comedy show at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City February 2 through February 4.“Nobody Cares” features all original music co-written with Todd Almond and is directed by the genius Annie Tippe. The performances will be recorded and distributed by Audible.
1/30/202417 minutes, 37 seconds
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Kelly Sather's "Small in Real Life: Stories"

"Small in Real Life: Stories" by Kelly Sather invokes the myth and melancholy of Southern California glamor, of starry-eyed women and men striving for their own Hollywood shimmer and the seamy undersides and luxurious mystique of the Golden State.
1/30/202414 minutes, 4 seconds
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1/30/23 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia Du Mont, Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences and Founding Director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI Jim Hendler, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
1/30/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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New book provides unprecedented insight into Volodymyr Zelensky as leader

In "The Showman: Inside the Invasion That Shook the World and Made a Leader of Volodymyr Zelensky," "Time correspondent Simon Shuster chronicles the life and leadership of Volodymyr Zelensky from the dressing rooms of his variety shows to the muddy trenches of Ukraine’s war with Russia.
1/29/202423 minutes
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The Bookloft and The Mahaiwe present Terry Hayes in conversation with Jaclyn Stevenson 2/5

The Bookloft and The Mahaiwe are presenting a special night with screenwriter and novelist Terry Hayes on the eve of his first publication in a decade, "The Year of the Locust." The event will be at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 5. Hayes will be in conversation with Jaclyn Stevenson, Director of Marketing at Shakespeare & Company.
1/29/202415 minutes, 48 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Becca Balint

How will the Israel-Hamas war end?In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint, a Democrat at-large, wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 23.
1/29/20249 minutes, 20 seconds
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1/29/23 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post. Graduate Student at Rockefeller College studying International Relations Grace Kwaitkowski also participates in today's show.
1/29/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 159

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
1/27/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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"Black Women Taught Us" by Jenn M. Jackson

Jenn M. Jackson, PhD, is an award-winning professor of political science at Syracuse University and a columnist for Teen Vogue. Their first book, Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism, explore the legacy of Black women writers and leaders and endeavors to illuminate Black women’s longtime movement organizing, theorizing, and coalition building in the name of racial, gender, and sexual justice in the United States and abroad.
1/26/202426 minutes, 35 seconds
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Claudia Coenen to discuss "Seasons of Grief" at Oblong Books 1/30

Claudia Coenen is a certified grief counselor in private practice at The Karuna Project in Hudson, New York, she will discuss her book "Seasons of Grief: Creative Interventions to Support Bereaved People" at Oblong Books on January 30.
1/26/202414 minutes
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Congressional Corner with Becca Balint

The Green Mountain State needs more housing.In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint, a Democrat at-large, continues her conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 23.
1/26/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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1/26/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Ulster County Comptroller and the former President and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, Semi-retired, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer, Times Union Jay Jochnowitz, and Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti.
1/26/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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Paul Harding at NYSWI

The New York State Writers Institute’s season kicks off with Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Paul Harding this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. for a Craft Talk in the Campus Center West Boardroom and a Reading/Conversation at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center.
1/25/20248 minutes, 13 seconds
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New York State Writers Institute - Spring 2024 Events Preview

The New York State Writer’s Institute is back in action for the Spring semester, featuring a diverse collection of contemporary writers, and a series of classic films leading up to the 4th Annual Albany Film Festival.It’s the Writers Institute’s 41st year of acclaimed programming in 2024. And the kick-off event is this afternoon and tonight with Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Harding who we will hear from later. In the meantime, we welcome Opalka Endowed Director of the NYSWI - Paul Grondahl.
1/25/202417 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Ashokan Center's 2024 Winter Hoot

Over the years, The Ashokan Center’s Winter Hoot has become a signature Hudson Valley event. The 11th edition is set for February 2–4.The Winter Hoot is a three-day festival, a community celebration with music, food and activities.
1/25/202416 minutes, 38 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Becca Balint

Another budget deadline, another short-term extension.In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint, a Democrat at-large, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 23.
1/25/20249 minutes, 4 seconds
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1/25/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Director, actor, educator Kristen van Ginhoven.
1/25/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 38 seconds
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"Carl Sprague: Setting the Stage" at The Opalka Gallery

Berkshire-based Concept Artist, Set Designer, and Art Director, Carl Sprague, has worked in the art departments of more than 40 films, which between them have a combined total of 35 Oscar nominations and multiple wins. He’s worked with directors like Steve McQueen, Martin Scorcese, Damien Chazelle, and Stephen Spielberg. His theatre work includes set design and construction for many plays and ballets, and some opera. He’s worked all over the world and on regional stage productions for the Berkshire Theatre Group, Oldcastle Theatre, Shakespeare & Co., the Albany/Berkshire Ballet and the American Repertory Ballet.His most recognizable work, to date, is likely found in his collaborations with Wes Anderson.Sprague was the Art Director of "The Royal Tenenbaums," and has held positions in the art departments of the punctilious and pretty Anderson films "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Isle of Dogs," "The French Dispatch," "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Asteroid City."A collection of work is on display in the new exhibition “Carl Sprague: Setting the Stage” at The Opalka Gallery on the Russell Sage Campus in Albany, New York through February 24.
1/24/202433 minutes, 22 seconds
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"I Am Ruth Bader Ginsberg" by Brad Meltzer

This month celebrates the 10th anniversary of the blockbuster ordinary people change the world series. Which has 7 million copies in print and multiple Emmy nominations for the TV show based on it. The newest book “I Am Ruth Bader Ginsberg” is one of the most demanded heroes and is the 32nd in the series.
1/24/202413 minutes, 25 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Pat Ryan

Congestion pricing is meeting local opposition.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Pat Ryan from New York’s 18th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
1/24/202411 minutes, 1 second
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1/24/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia Du Mont, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
1/24/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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Book Picks - Bennington Bookshop and Northshire Bookstore

Today's Book Picks list comes from Bethany Marsfelder of The Northshire Bookstore and Phil Lewis of Bennington Bookshop.
1/23/202424 minutes, 5 seconds
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"Garbage Bag Girl" by Celeste Edmunds

Celeste Edmunds is the Executive Director of The Christmas Box International – an organization with the mission of helping defend children who are abused, neglected, trafficked or facing homelessness. A victim and survivor herself, Edmunds will tell us about her new book: "Garbage Bag Girl.”
1/23/202415 minutes, 10 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Pat Ryan

The Defense Secretary faces a number of tough questions.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Pat Ryan from New York’s 18th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
1/23/202410 minutes, 31 seconds
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1/23/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are research professor and Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.
1/23/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 48 seconds
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"How To Be Multiple: The Philosophy Of Twins" by Helena De Bres

The Book “How To Be Multiple: The Philosophy Of Twins” the author brings up questions like “Wait, are you you or the other one?” “Which is the evil twin?” “Have you ever switched partners?” “Can you read each other’s mind?” She says twins get asked the weirdest questions by strangers, loved ones, and even themselves.
1/22/202417 minutes, 21 seconds
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Musicians of Ma’alwyck - Hilary Tann Tribute Concert

Hilary Tann Tribute Concert celebrates the work of the composer, who chaired the music department at Union College for decades, cultivated many aspiring young composer’s careers, and left a remarkable body of compositions herself.Musicians of Ma’alwyck’s concerts this weekend seeks to showcase music from throughout Hilary’s composition career. We welcome Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz and fellow Musician of Ma’alwyck Norman Thibodeau for a preview.
1/22/202419 minutes, 9 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Pat Ryan

A lot of sports fans recently found out that Peacock exists.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Pat Ryan from New York’s 18th district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 17th.
1/22/20249 minutes, 3 seconds
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1/22/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, Former New York 19th Congressman and NY Assemblyman John Faso, and Political Consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.
1/22/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 158

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
1/20/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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Annual New York Craft Brewers Festival

The New York State Craft Brewers Association will be holding their annual New York Craft Brewers Festival on Saturday, January 27th at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York.
1/19/20240
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Bark-Chewing and Busy: "What Goes on Inside a Beaver Pond" by Becky Cushing Gop

Becky Cushing Gop is an award-winning environmental educator and director of Mass Audubon West, encompassing 18 wildlife sanctuaries, conservation partnerships, and widespread community and school programming. She is based at the 1,400-acre Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, home to a healthy population of the North American beaver.
1/19/202413 minutes, 34 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

Republicans in Massachusetts are looking for a statewide candidate for November.In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
1/19/202410 minutes, 15 seconds
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1/19/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Former EPA Regional Administrator, President of Beyond Plastics and faculty member at Bennington College Judith Enck, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.
1/19/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 8 seconds
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Schenectady Clergy Against Hate Discussion at Union College

Members of Schenectady Clergy Against Hate will lead a discussion tonight at 5:30 PM in the Nott Memorial as part of Union College’s Forum on Constructive Engagement.
1/18/202425 minutes, 19 seconds
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Music In Common's: The Black Legacy Project Concert

Music in Common’s The Black Legacy Project will return to the Berkshires for a special concert event on Saturday, January 20 at the Stationery Factory in Dalton, Massachusetts.
1/18/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

President Joe Biden has some work to do if he wants to stay in office.In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.
1/18/202411 minutes, 5 seconds
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1/18/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Publisher Emeritus of the Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post. Graduate Student at Rockefeller College studying International Relations Grace Kwaitkowski also participates in today's show.
1/18/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents the 2024 LIFT Concert Series

The LIFT Concert Series at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents performances of new, independent music featuring regional performers. Attendees are invited to be seated on stage, with the musicians, creating an intimate concert experience.
1/17/202416 minutes
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Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

Former President Trump dominated in Iowa.In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 16.
1/17/202411 minutes, 8 seconds
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1/17/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, Advance Lead for the White House and former Chief of Staff for State Senator Michelle Hinchey and former Assistant County Executive for Pat Ryan, Anna Markowitz.
1/17/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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Book Picks - Battenkill Books and The Bookstore in Lenox

This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Heather Boyne of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, New York and Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, Massachusetts.
1/16/202432 minutes, 40 seconds
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Schenectady Civic Players' production of "The Father" by Florian Zeller 1/19-1/28

The Schenectady Civic Players will be presenting Florian Zeller’s play "The Father" from January 19– January 28.In the Play: 80 year-old André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.This morning we meet a whole crew from the production: Director David Rook and actors Gary Maggio and Colleen Lovett.
1/16/202414 minutes, 19 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

New York’s governor used to be a New York Congresswoman. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 8.
1/16/20249 minutes, 39 seconds
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1/16/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson, Senior Fellow at Bard Center for Civic Engagement Jim Ketterer, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.
1/16/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

A deal to avert a government shutdown is within reach. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 8.
1/15/20249 minutes, 39 seconds
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1/15/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Diplomat in residence at Bard College Ambassador Frederic Hof, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Nic Rangel.
1/15/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 157

Each weekday morning, The Roundtable's Joe Donahue is joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.
1/13/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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"The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession" by Michael Finkel

In "The Art Thief," Michael Finkel brings us into master thief Stéphane Breitwieser’s strange and fascinating world.
1/12/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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"Un-Addiction: 6 Mind-Changing Conversations That Could Save a Life" by Dr. Nzinga Harrison

Drawing from studies and years of personal experience, Dr. Nzinga Harrison uncovers the intricate factors that predict a person's risk of falling into addiction. From genetics and early experiences to the surroundings we grow up in, injuries, discrimination, and cultural influences, she delves deep into the roots of this widespread issue.Nzinga Harrison, MD, is a board-certified physician with specialties in psychiatry and addiction medicine. The new book is “Un-Addicition.”
1/12/202415 minutes, 6 seconds
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Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

A deal to avert a government shutdown is within reach. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 8.
1/12/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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1/12/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Former EPA Regional Administrator, President of Beyond Plastics and faculty member at Bennington College Judith Enck, Ulster County Comptroller and the former President and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley March Gallagher, and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan.
1/12/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Creative Life: Jane Curtin

In April 2023, Jane Curtin was our guest for the UAlbany Creative life series to discuss her life and work. You know her from "Third Rock from the Sun." You know her from "Kate & Allie." She won two Emmys for that. And of course, you know her as one of the original Not Ready for Primetime Players on the National Broadcasting Corporation's "Saturday Night Live."
1/11/202444 minutes, 22 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

Former President Trump could be kept off the Massachusetts primary ballot. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 8.
1/11/20249 minutes, 28 seconds
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1/11/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are research professor and Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia Du Mont, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.
1/11/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 7 seconds
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"The Busy Brain Cure" by Dr. Romie Mushtaq

"The Busy Brain Cure" by Dr. Romie Mushtaq is the culmination of 20+ years of clinical research as a brain doctor and experience in corporate wellness as a Chief Wellness Officer.
1/10/202417 minutes, 50 seconds
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Albany Symphony presents Steinke, Mozart, and more at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 1/13-14

The two-time Grammy Award-winning Albany Symphony will showcase two of Mozart’s greatest works, Haydn’s Symphony No. 80, and a world premiere by Harriet Steinke on Saturday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 14 at 3 p.m. at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
1/10/202416 minutes, 12 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

What does Ukraine have to do with the southern border? In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 8.
1/10/20249 minutes, 20 seconds
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1/10/24 RT Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, Founder of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry, and Semi-retired, Editor at large/columnist/editorial writer, Times Union Jay Jochnowitz.
1/10/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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Documentary "Hudson, America" now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Kanopy

From 2016-2022, filmmakers Zuzka Kurtz and Geoffrey Hug documented six 1st generation Bangladeshi immigrants from Hudson, NY as they graduated high school and journeyed to colleges around the northeast. The unexpected political events of those years propelled the students to confront anti-immigrant sentiments, the #MeToo movement, forbidden love, and their parents’ idea of “The American Dream.”The resulting documentary film “Hudson, America” is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Kanopy.
1/9/202414 minutes, 7 seconds
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Alexis Soloski's "Here in the Dark"

Alexis Soloski is a prize-winning New York Times culture reporter and a former lead theater critic at The Village Voice. She has taught at Barnard College and at Columbia University, where she earned her PhD in theater. "Here in the Dark" is her first novel.
1/9/202418 minutes, 25 seconds
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Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

James Conrad and Jackie Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, New York join us with this week's Book Picks.
1/9/202421 minutes, 55 seconds
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Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

A budget agreement has been announced in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Ian Pickus. This interview was recorded January 8.