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Whether it's the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there's a women's perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint. Host Jesse King talks to experts in their field for a wide-ranging, entertaining discussion of issues that not only fall into the traditional 'women's issues' category, but topics that concern us all as human beings and citizens of the global community.
 
Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Host Ray Graf welcomes guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy and birding to taxes and cooking. Our experts take questions posed by WAMC listeners. Every Monday is a "Medical Monday." Every Friday is a "Food Friday."There are several ways to join the conversation:Call in during the show from 2-3 p.m. at 1-800-348-2551 (1-800-34TALK-1)Email voxpop@wamc.org during the showTweet us @WAMCVoxPopYou can subscribe to the podcast here: iTun ...
 
You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette. Hosted by David Guistina, the program features regular commentary by syndicated columnist and political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock. On each program, the award-winning WAMC News Team combines forces to bring you a wrap-up of the week's political news, the goings on in and around the legislature, and the stories that will keep you well-informed and in the know.
 
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.
 
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 listeners in touch with the minds at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to education, looks at the latest research and invites ...
 
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 State Historian Devin Lander, Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts and Don Wildman. Jesse King and Jim Levulis of WAMC produce the podcast. 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 William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the National Endowment for the Hu ...
 
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Each weekday morning, WAMC’s President and CEO and Political Observer, Alan Chartock, and Roundtable Host Joe Donahue are 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.…
 
New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she will push the legislature to further revise the state’s bail laws. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with NYS Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay about the governor’s controversial move. Also, we’ll head to the Southern Tier where counties there are deciding how to spend opioid settlement money.…
 
In the midst of all the coverage of January 6th you may have heard one of the insurrectionists' slogans mentioned through the reporting: "Remember Waco". With the 30th anniversary of the historic siege at Waco approaching next month, it is clear that the message and radicalization that would result in a 51-day-standoff in 1993 is alarmingly relevan…
 
A color trendspotter and forecaster, Keith Recker brings 35 years of experience to the subject of color. His clients have included global influencers Pantone, WSNG, Stylus, Color Association of the United States, and more. He is author of "True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments" and coauthor of "PANTONE: The Twentieth Century in Co…
 
On this episode on The Best of Our Knowledge: A series of winter nature walks is aimed at bringing upstate New York residents closer to native plants and animals. We’ll learn about the importance of ants in the agricultural economy. And Jody Cowan will speak with an artist who is drawing attention to the student debt crisis with a unique exhibit in…
 
January 22 would have marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, had the Court not decided to overturn the ruling last year. On the latest 51%, we speak with Amy Littlefield, longtime abortion access correspondent for The Nation, about how the fall of Roe is currently playing out in states and women’s health cli…
 
Kurt Vonnegut’s major apocalyptic trio, "Cat’s Cradle," "Slapstick," and "Galápagos," prompt broad global, national, and species-level thinking about environmental issues through dramatic and fantastic scenarios. Christina Jarvis' book, "Lucky Mud and Other Foma," tells the story of the origins and legacy of what Kurt Vonnegut understood as “planet…
 
The 2015 Tony Award Wing Best Musical "Fun Home" will run February 3-12 at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, New York. Adapted from Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic novel, "Fun Home" is an honest, original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.We are joined by Hubbard Hall's Executive & Artistic director David Snider, who is also …
 
In January of 2021, the Biden administration inherited the most daunting array of challenges since FDR’s presidency: a lethal pandemic, a plummeting economy, an unresolved twenty-year war, and the aftermath of an attack on the Capitol that polarized the country. Waves of crises followed, including the fallout from a divisive Supreme Court, raging i…
 
At 5 p.m. Saturday, January 28, Lost Radio Rounders will be opening the Millbrook Arts Group’s 2023 Winter Concert Series with a program of “American Favorite Ballads,” drawn from Pete Seeger’s 1961 book of the same name and series of albums that preceded and accompanied it. Millbrook Arts Group’s programmer Bob Button joins us as well as Lost Radi…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, director, actor, educator and co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre Kristen van Ginhoven,…
 
Cliff Brucker’s Full Circle Sextet featuring Leo Russo will be at The Linda on Thursday, January 26. The show celebrates a musical friendship four decades deep between Brucker, an active drummer, pianist, bandleader, and sideman; and saxophonist Leo Russo. Cliff Brucker and Leo Russo join us along with Leo’s longtime friend, guitarist Mike Novakows…
 
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, T.S. Eliot was considered the greatest English-language poet of his generation. Raised in St. Louis, shaped by his youth in Boston, he reinvented himself as an Englishman after converting to the Anglican Church. Like the authoritative yet restrained voice in his prose, he was the epitome of reserve. But ther…
 
Renowned as one of the world’s greatest poems, T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" has been said to describe the moral decay of a world after war and the search for meaning in a meaningless era. It has been labeled the most truthful poem of its time — it has also been branded a masterful fake. A century after its publication in 1922, T. S. Eliot’s enigma…
 
Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of "Ohio," which NPR called a “masterpiece.” A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Markley’s other books include the memoir "Publish This Book" and the travelogue "Tales of Iceland."Markley’s new novel, "The Deluge," is an American epic charting a near future approaching collapse and a nascent but strengt…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Cent…
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock and former Times Union Editor and current Upstate American, Substack columnist Rex Smith. This week's panel features Rosemary Armao, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at RPI and UAlbany, and Judy Patrick, former Editor of the Daily Gaz…
 
Each weekday morning, WAMC’s President and CEO and Political Observer, Alan Chartock, and Roundtable Host Joe Donahue are 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.…
 
After voting down her choice for next chief judge, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is considering her options. Our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with John Kaehny, executive director of Reinvent Albany about government transparency. Also, two Amazon locations in New York have been cited by the federal government for workplace safety violati…
 
Sam Torres is a Troy based composer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer. His new album “Still” is available today. The atmospheric and calming album of improvised saxophone and live electronics music is a culmination of years of experimenting and development. It was recorded in 2020 at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.…
 
On this episode on The Best of Our Knowledge… As Democrat Kathy Hochul begins her term as New York’s first elected female governor, local students share some of the inaugural spotlight. Our associate producer, Jody Cowan, will have more. Bob Schneider of the New York State School Boards Association will provide analysis of Hochul’s education goals …
 
On this week’s 51%, we speak with filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain about her new PBS documentary Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space. Best remembered for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston’s extensive anthropological research on her own people in the American South, as well as rural Black people in the Caribbean, challenged assumpt…
 
No municipality has been under court oversight to reform its police department as long as the city of Oakland. In "The Riders Come Out at Night", Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham shine a light on the jackbooted police culture, lack of political will, and misguided leadership that have conspired to stymie meaningful reform. The authors trace the hi…
 
Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of four acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction, including New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic." His new book is "The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fe…
 
The weight of their family secrets could not have shaped Pearl and Ruby Crenshaw any differently. Ruby's a runner, living in Dallas and only reluctantly talking to their mother, Birdie, when she calls from prison. Pearl is still living in her mother's fixer-upper and finds herself facing a line in the sand: her weight is threatening to kill her. Sh…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and adjunct at UAlbany and RPI Rosemary Armao, immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Facul…
 
"Bloodbath Nation" by Paul Auster traces centuries of America’s use and abuse of guns, from the violent displacement of the native population to the forced enslavement of millions, to the bitter divide between embattled gun control and anti-gun control camps that has developed over the past 50 years and the mass shootings that dominate the news tod…
 
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