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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 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.
 
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. ...
 
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 ...
 
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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Patricia Highsmith is lauded as the author of the unparalleled psychological thrillers “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” “The Price of Salt,” her classic story of erotic obsession, has made Highsmith an icon of lesbian fiction in the six decades since its publication. But the woman behind the works was a self-destructive and mal…
 
This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York. List: "Summerwater: A Novel" by Sarah Moss "The Prophets" by Robert Jones Jr. "What Could Be Saved: A Novel" by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz "The Mystery of Mrs. Christie: A Novel" by Marie Benedict "From Archie to Zack" by Vincent Kirsch "Concrete Rose" by Angie …
 
In Sharon Flake's bestselling modern classic “The Skin I'm In,” readers saw into the life of Maleeka Madison, a teen who suffered from the ridicule she received because of her dark skin color. For decades fans have wanted to know the fate of the bully who made Maleeka's life miserable, Char. Now in Sharon Flake's latest, “The Life I'm In,” we follo…
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock; Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith; Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany; and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratog…
 
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 the most important issues of the week, giving …
 
On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, delivered his budget address Tuesday. The Democrat said the state’s fiscal future is dependent on how much aid it receives from Washington under the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden and the Democratic-led Congress. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on …
 
There is a small but growing world of high-achievement education giving rise to after-school learning centers, spelling bees, and math competitions. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the trend towards hyper-education. We speak with Dr. Pawan Dhingra about his book called Hyper Education – Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good B…
 
Erin Lowry is the author of " Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together" and " Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money ." Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017 and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. Erin's app…
 
When Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down as cohost of the fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda Kotb, you might have thought her best days were behind her. It turns out, she was just getting started. As Kathie Lee says, “I’m not retiring; I’m refiring!” Her new book is "It's Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life.…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Briccetti, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, and Albany County District A…
 
This week, we present an encore Power of Words with WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Dr. David Woolner, Former Associate Professor of History at Marist College. The pair discuss Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address. In addition, listeners will hear the speech as it was delivered on March 4th, 1933. (more…)…
 
For the past thirty-five years EMILY's List has helped the campaigns of thousands of pro-choice Democratic women, but the hardest part has always been convincing more women to run. Then Donald Trump was elected, and something shifted into place. American women who were furious and frustrated were looking for a way to channel their outrage into acti…
 
Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen will tell us about her investigation into warfare in the age of biometrics, and the dangerous implications of new technologies that would allow the government to identify anyone, anywhere, at any time. Few understand biometrics, but the technology implemented in Afghanistan to promote t…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning journalist Linda Ellerbee, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of t…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Gri…
 
From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, and from cryptocurrency advocates to the #MeToo movement, Americans and citizens of democracies worldwide are losing confidence in what we once called the system. This loss of faith has spread beyond government to infect a broad swath of institutions—the press, corporations, digital platforms—none of which …
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Cohoes City Director of Operations Theresa Bourgeois, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia Du Mont, and former A…
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock; Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith; Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany; and Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New Yor…
 
This week on The Gazette, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday gave what he says is the first of four State of the State speeches. The Democrat says fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will be the top priority. Our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s message to New Yorkers. Also, we hear how State capitols acro…
 
Steve Sheinkin is a Newbery award-winning children’s author who made annual visits to schools to meet and read with students. When the pandemic forced him to cancel his usual travel plans last year, he wanted to find another way to interact with his readers. So, he teamed up with Stacey Rattner, an elementary school librarian in Castleton, New York…
 
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock; Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao; Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany; and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk …
 
This week on The Gazette, officials provided an update Tuesday on the recent discovery of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 in Saratoga County. Also, County leaders in New York say their health departments have been developing vaccination plans for years and can help smooth the rocky rollout of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program. However, they nee…
 
The PhD degree lies in ruins. That’s the first sentence of a preview written about the new book called THE NEW PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education. The authors feel the PhD needs to quickly evolve to serve the needs of students and society. Here to talk about the book are those authors. Robert Weisbuch is a former professor of English at …
 
In 2017, news organizations released leaked Navy footage that seemed to show unidentified aircraft performing physics-defying maneuvers. Last year, the Pentagon confirmed that the footage was real. Now, scientists and lawmakers are calling for answers. Today, we talk about current UFO (now known as UAP) research - with SUNY Physics Professor Dr. Ke…
 
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