Ian Pickus http://wamc.org en Any Questions #150 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-150 <p>To celebrate show No. 150, WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel head 150 years back in time. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 94060 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #150 Any Questions #149 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-149 <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a break from the poolside grill for a show about the Declaration. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 94055 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #149 Graham Nash: "CSNY 1974" Incredible Album Amid The Madness http://wamc.org/post/graham-nash-csny-1974-incredible-album-amid-madness <p></p><p>Crosby, Stills Nash and Young were at the height of their powers – and their excesses – when they reformed for a 24-city stadium trek in 1974 that David Crosby would term “the doom tour.” It proved to be an expensive trip with too many drugs and some of the tension that often emerges when the musicians get together. But musically, the foursome was never better – mixing a rash of new songs with blistering jams and the acoustic harmony that has been the band’s trademark for decades. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93785 at http://wamc.org Graham Nash: "CSNY 1974" Incredible Album Amid The Madness Chris Carter Remembers "X-Files" And The Decade That Spawned It http://wamc.org/post/chris-carter-remembers-x-files-and-decade-spawned-it <p></p><p>It was the decade that gave us OJ, Lewinsky, Seinfeld and <em>Titanic</em>, but also a robust economy and relative peace, and now the 1990s are getting their due.</p><p>National Geographic Channel is airing a six-part miniseries called <em>The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade</em>?, which examines the politics, pop culture and emerging technology of the era. Few television programs were as influential then as <em>The X-Files</em>, which ran for nine seasons, spawned two movies, and had Americans looking to the skies.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93771 at http://wamc.org Chris Carter Remembers "X-Files" And The Decade That Spawned It Top New York Court Upholds "Home Rule" Fracking Decision http://wamc.org/post/top-new-york-court-upholds-home-rule-fracking-decision <p>New York's top court has ruled that local officials can approve zoning laws to ban hydraulic fracturing within their borders. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:40:15 +0000 Ian Pickus 93761 at http://wamc.org Top New York Court Upholds "Home Rule" Fracking Decision Any Questions #148 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-148 <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a tour of awards. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93597 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #148 Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-jim-mcgovern-18 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>College graduates are struggling to find jobs and pay off their loans.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that the government should reform the student loan process.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93236 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern Damien Echols, Lorri Davis Found Love On Death Row http://wamc.org/post/damien-echols-lorri-davis-found-love-death-row <p></p><p>Newly freed from prison, once-convicted child murderer Damien Echols appeared on our program two years ago and shared the troubling story of the flimsy case that sent him to death row. Arrested as teen in 1993 and charged in the murders of three Arkansas 8-year-olds, Echols faced the death penalty after a trial marked by faulty testimony and hysteria. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93067 at http://wamc.org Damien Echols, Lorri Davis Found Love On Death Row Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-jim-mcgovern-17 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Eric Cantor was thought to be a future Speaker of the House, but now he’s heading home from Congress.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that he’s happy to see Cantor go.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93235 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern Any Questions #147 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-147 <p></p><p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel spend this week at the movies.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93001 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #147