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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.
 
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 ...
 
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. ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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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; Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association; and Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Med…
 
On this week’s Gazette: Democrats win a supermajority in the state senate. We hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on what this new power means, and we’ll speak with the new President & CEO of the Retail Council of NYS. (more…)By WAMC
 
David J. Silverman is a professor at George Washington University, where he specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He is the author of "Thundersticks," "Red Brethren," "Ninigret," and "Faith and Boundaries." His new book, "This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled Hist…
 
From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, bestselling author Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday. Spanning centuries, "We Gather Together" is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha…
 
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 Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffi…
 
The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than 40 years. They are the authors of "The Art of Raising a Puppy," "How to Be Your Dogs Best Friend," and more. The New Skete Monastery is based in Cambridge, New York. Marc Goldberg is a nationally renowned dog trainer and former president of the International Associa…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow at the Radcliffe Institu…
 
Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For Katherine May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding j…
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and pol…
 
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; Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association; and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian …
 
The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Legislative leaders face pressure from a wide range of groups to deal with pandemic related economic issues; our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the president’s feud with Governor Cuomo over a COVID-19 vacc…
 
In the Fall of 2019, a class had two teaching assistants, one male, and one female. At the end of the semester, the students scored the male TA higher on course evaluations, while the female TA got five times as many negative reviews. There’s just one problem…they were the same person, and we will talk to her about the study. (more…)…
 
The Clark Art Museum is currently presenting its first outdoor exhibition on the museum’s extensive and bucolic grounds in Williamstown, Massachusetts. “Ground/work” features site-responsive sculptural creations by six different contemporary artists placed around The Clark’s 140 acre campus. Organized by the Clark, under the leadership of guest cur…
 
We welcome New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel to the Roundtable this morning with the publication of his second book, Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway. With over 150 insider interviews, Singular Sensation portrays the people, money, and power that created the blockbuster shows and aesthetic spectacle that has dominated not on…
 
Ten years ago this month, Ally Condie’s "Matched" was published, launching the dystopian YA trilogy that includes "Crossed" and "Reached." Matched quickly garnered myriad fans among booksellers and YA readers: in its first week on sale, the novel debuted in the #2 children’s slot on the ABA’s indie bestseller list and subsequently was published in …
 
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, and Albany County District Attorney Da…
 
Something’s not right. No matter how hard you work, life seems to only get harder. In the new book, "Monopolies Suck," antitrust expert and director at the Open Markets Institute, Sally Hubbard, shows us the sways big corporations rule our lives—and what must be done to stop them. Hubbard says the U.S. failed to protect its citizens against COVID-1…
 
Mychal Denzel Smith’s last book, "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching," was a powerful account of what it means being a young black man in America. In his follow up, he confronts the well-meaning liberal reaction to the 2016 election and calls on us all to reckon with who we are as Americans and, perhaps more importantly, who we want to be.…
 
Tori Murden McClure was the first woman - and the first American - to successfully row across the Atlantic Ocean. She succeeded in 1998 after an attempt in 1998 was foiled by a hurricane. Her vessel? A 23 foot rowboat she had built and named the “American Pearl.” The story of her accomplishment has inspired the new musical “Row” - with a book by Da…
 
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, Rosemary, Rex, and Ira talk…
 
On this week’s Gazette: with election day come and gone New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the state legislature need to make some major decisions soon. We also hear from our political observer Dr. Alan Chartock on what went wrong with the polling this election cycle, and as COVID-19 climbs again causing the University at Albany to go all virtual.…
 
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. It is a beloved part of American culture. But its founder, a British scientist named James Smithson, never once set foot on American soil. So, who would do that? Steven Turner tried to find out. Turner is the author of the new book The Science of James Smith…
 
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