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WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with artists, politicians, writers and people from various backgrounds to get to the heart of their lives, and contributions to the world.
 
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Vox Pop
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Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from Astronomy to George Washington speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners.
 
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The Book Show
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Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.
 
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The Roundtable
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WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more!
 
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The Media Project
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The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.
 
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Any Questions?
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About Any Questions? WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions? , puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine , among other outlets. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty. ...
 
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The Media Project
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The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, Editor of the Daily Gazette Judy Patrick, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose Cailin Brown, Publisher of Empire Report New York J.P. Miller, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.
 
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The Media Project
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The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, Editor of the Daily Gazette Judy Patrick, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose Cailin Brown, Publisher of Empire Report New York J.P. Miller, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.
 
You can keep yourself abreast of political developments and gain a little insight into how New York State's politicians think when you listen in as political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock holds conversations with members from the Assembly and Senate, and others each week on The Capitol Connection.
 
Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields.
 
Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, a ...
 
Postcards from the Road is a travel podcast that shares the stories of people from all walks of life — from the passenger seat of a 1980’s Land Rover traveling across three continents, to a school teacher adjusting to the cultural differences of the Northeast and Southwest United States public school systems. Whether it’s across the country or around the world, there is always a good story to hear; you just have to ask the right questions.
 
A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman. Jim Levulis is the producer. A New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media.Support for the project comes from The Pomeroy Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Humanities New York Action Grant.
 
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RetConned
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RetConned is a program of assorted geekery - movies, comic books, video games and everything in between.
 
Everything Explained is a podcast about uncovering the basic fundamentals and structure behind what makes what we talk about in the news important. Whether it be GMOs, Social Security, or what even is the Electoral College, Everything Explained is here to help you decipher what we talk about constantly in the news.
 
Includes sermons hosted by Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church of Bird in Hand, PA.
 
Food Friday: Leftovers is a podcast where Dave Hopper and Ashleigh Kinsey will talk about all things food.
 
Includes events hosted by Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church of Bird in Hand, PA.
 
What are you watching, reading, listening to and eating this month? Tune in to Watch Read Listen Feed to find out! On this monthly podcast we’ll recommend a film, a book, an album and something yummy and we want to you to follow along with us and let us know how much you enjoy, or dislike, each. New episodes every month. Let’s get crackin’.
 
Why do legend and lore fascinate us? Be they tales of ghosts that haunt our towns, myths of creatures that roam our forests or sightings of the unexplained in our skies, these stories have the power to both unite and enthrall people around the world. Listen with the Lights On is a deep dive into the mysterious, the occult and the unknown, and how it connects us.
 
Everything Explained is a podcast about uncovering the basic fundamentals and structure behind what makes what we talk about in the news important. Whether it be GMOs, Social Security, or what even is the Electoral College, Everything Explained is here to help you decipher what we talk about constantly in the news.
 
Why do legend and lore fascinate us? Be they tales of ghosts that haunt our towns, myths of creatures that roam our forests or sightings of the unexplained in our skies, these stories have the power to both unite and enthrall people around the world. Listen with the Lights On is a deep dive into the mysterious, the occult and the unknown, and how it connects us.
 
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable Oct. 15, 2019.By Alan Chartock.
 
WAMC’s Alan Chartock in an award-winning encore conversation with David Kaczynski, the brother of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and former Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty. (more…)By WAMC.
 
Jacqueline Woodson is the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of "Another Brooklyn" and "Brown Girl Dreaming." Her latest novel, "Red at the Bone," tells how an unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that c ...…
 
Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been in failing health, although he continued to w ...…
 
FilmColumbia offers a rich and diverse schedule of documentaries, shorts, filmmaker Q&As and special events for film fans of all stripes to mark its 20th anniversary this year. FilmColumbia 2019 will take place October 18– 27 in Chatham, New York and is presented by the Crandell Theatre, with festival events also taking place at the Morris Memo ...…
 
This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY. List: “The World That We Knew” by Alice Hoffman “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes “How To” by Randall Munroe “The Book of Gutsy Women” by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton “Isla and Lulu” by Noelle Gentile, illustrated by Maria G. ...…
 
Impeachment could be a litmus test in the next election. In today’s Congressional Corner, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.By Alan Chartock.
 
If you happen to be craving a humorous antidote to the sound and the fury of American politics, you are, perhaps, ready for the new book, "MacTrump." The book is a satire written in iambic pentameter in the style of Shakespeare that wittily fictionalizes the events of the first two years of the Trump administration. The two men behind the new p ...…
 
The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.By Joe Donahue.
 
Jessica Holmes, 46, is a comedian and mental health advocate. I spoke with Holmes on WAMC’s 51% about her new memoir Depression The Comedy, a comedic conversation starter about depression. However, this episode of Postcards focuses on her mission work in Venezuela with The Mormon Church in the early 90’s. Holmes said her upbringing with a Mormo ...…
 
Robert Boyers’ new book is "The Tyranny of Virtue." It is a collection of essays about the decline of civility and academic freedom promoted by, as Boyers sees it, excesses of political correctness at America’s universities. Boyers, who defines himself as a liberal, decries the intolerance of his fellow liberals for political and intellectual d ...…
 
The Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, New York is the only film festival in the country operated by a prominent professional theatre company, namely, the Adirondack Theatre Festival. The film festival features panel discussions, exciting special events, and more than 100 film screenings, all taking place on six screens in downtown Glens ...…
 
Some House Democrats have chafed against the conference’s leaders. In today’s Congressional Corner, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan ChartockBy Alan Chartock.
 
Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation , Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities ...…
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about journalism “fixers”, should hosts of ...…
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about journalism “fixers”, should hosts of ...…
 
The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.By Joe Donahue.
 
(Airs 10/13 @ 6 p.m. & 10/14/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk ...…
 
If you attend college looking for vocational training, you may end up with a degree, a certificate, and maybe a special badge in empathy. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, a conversation about academic digital badges. (more…)By WAMC.
 
WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel audition for Lorne Michaels.By Ian Pickus.
 
Today on Food Friday, we welcome some of the participants of the upcoming Saratoga International Flavorfeast . Tim James is with Peabody's , Dave Zuka is with Ravenous , Zouhir Lian and Michelle are with Falafel Den and Joe Krison is with Three Vines Bistro . WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.By ().
 
E. R. Ramzipoor's debut novel "The Ventriloquists" is a work of fiction inspired by a little known scheme carried out against the Nazis by a small band of resisters. Set in occupied Belgium, the saga resurrects and reimagines the story of men and women who laid their lives on the line to create a faux newspaper to mock the Germans and subvert t ...…
 
In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about prodigies - discussing Felix Mendelssohn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.By Alan Chartock.
 
There’s a compelling new mobster movie now streaming on Netflix – but it’s probably not what you’re picturing. The documentary “Our Godfather” focuses on what happened after one of Cosa Nostra’s top figures left the organization, told his secrets, and embarked on an underground life as a family man in the U.S.…
 
A Democratic primary battle is developing in Western Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.By Alan Chartock.
 
The Agricultural Stewardship Association will present its 18th Annual Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition October 12–14. The event is a fundraiser to support local farmland conservation, and the art show features artists whose work is inspired by the region's working landscapes. It takes place in the historic barn at Maple Ridge in th ...…
 
The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Economic Professor Aaron Pacitti, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Counter-Terrorism Expert and MSNBC Contributor Malcolm Nance.…
 
(Airs 10/10/19 @ 3 p.m. & 10/12/19 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Nick Langworthy, the new Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee.By David Guistina.
 
Bob Canterbury and Jillian Breck of the accounting, tax and adivsory firm BST join Vox Pop to answer your retirement planning questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.By ().
 
Revealing misconduct of the powerful is always dangerous. Whistleblowers, therefore, face a difficult choice: by challenging and exposing corruption, they perform a vital public service yet they historically suffer for it. In "Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump," author and scholar Allison Stanger frames whistleblowing ...…
 
Berkshire Theatre Group presents "What The Jews Believe" at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts through October 20. The play is presented in association with The American National Theatre Dave and his family still live in the old home built by his father in rural Central Texas, and they are still the only Jewish family in town. Hi ...…
 
If you attend college looking for vocational training, you may end up with a degree, a certificate, and maybe a special badge in empathy. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, a conversation about digital badges. We’ll also hear about reports and programs focusing on preventing gun violence in school, and spend an Academic Minute with a mass shoo ...…
 
If you attend college looking for vocational training, you may end up with a degree, a certificate, and maybe a special badge in empathy. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, a conversation about digital badges. We’ll also hear about reports and programs focusing on preventing gun violence in school, and spend an Academic Minute with a mass shoo ...…
 
Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy in Saratoga Springs, NY joins Vox Pop to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.By ().
 
Terry Tempest Williams is renowned for her singular body of literature on the environment and our experiences of home. Her new book “Erosion: Essays of Undoing,” explores this connection, particularly to her home state of Utah, as an evolutionary process and how our undoing of the self, self-centeredness, extractive capitalism, fear, tribalism ...…
 
If you're looking to plan a fall getaway, Jean Gagnon, president of Plaza Travel Center in Latham, New York, joins Vox Pop to answer your travel questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.By ().
 
Matt Plummer graduated college in 2013 with a bachelors in history and the looming question of what’s next? Post college, the 23 year old started landscaping on Martha’s Vineyard when the realization came to him, he had never traveled outside of the U.S. Plummer decided it was time to go. Giving himself one month to travel in his chosen destina ...…
 
Today on Medical Monday, Dr. Ami Negandhi of New York Oncology joins the show to discuss breast cancer treatment. A board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Negandhi currently sees patients at NYOH’s office at Albany Medical Center. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.By ().
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about the optimism and pessimism a year fr ...…
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about the optimism and pessimism a year fr ...…
 
(Airs 10/06 @ 6 p.m. & 10/07/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk ...…
 
WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for a new quiz, good buddy.By Ian Pickus.
 
Today on Food Friday we welcome the folks taking part in the Halal Food and Family Festival on Oct. 19 in Albany, NY. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.By ().
 
WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Clarinetist, Award-Winning Photographer and Author Arlene Alda about her latest book Just Kids from the Bronx. (more…)By WAMC.
 
(Airs 10/03/19 @ 3 p.m. and 10/05/19 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.By David Guistina.
 
Vox Pop veteran Bob Berman is joined by Valerie Rapson of The Dudley Observatory for this astronomy edition of the show. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.By ().
 
Advances in technology over the past decade or two have been amazing, rapid, and for many of us, terrifying. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about a new book of terrifyingly awesome technology for students. We’ll also talk about new training for ordering medical tests, learn how mental illness can lead to deportation, and spend a ...…
 
Advances in technology over the past decade or two have been amazing, rapid, and for many of us, terrifying. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about a new book of terrifyingly awesome technology for students. We’ll also talk about new training for ordering medical tests, learn how mental illness can lead to deportation, and spend a ...…
 
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