Ray Graf http://wamc.org en Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-serving-standing-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s time now for our weekly check-in with the humanities in our segment <em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em>. Today’s we’ll find out about humanities programming for veterans with the <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">New York Council for the Humanities</a>.</p><p>There is a new adult reading and discussion series for vets and their caregivers called <a href="http://www.talkingservice.greatbooks.org/"><em>Serving: Standing Down</em></a>. Here to tell us all about it is Donald Whitfield - Vice President at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago where he directs the adult education division, Great Books Discussions. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88475 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down 4/18/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41814-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant, Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />South Korean Ferry Disaster<br />Ukraine<br /><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Fab-8-s-iPhone-chances-boosted-5411862.php">Fab 8's iPhone chances boosted</a><br />SAT tests not to include “obscure” words</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88471 at http://wamc.org 4/18/14 Panel Metroland 4/17/14 http://wamc.org/post/metroland-41714 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of </span>Metroland<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:40:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88402 at http://wamc.org Metroland 4/17/14 4/17/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine<br />Citizen Bloomberg vs. NRA<br />NY Lawmakers push for higher minimum wage for chain employees<br />Deportations dramatically down over last 5 years<br />TU Stories<br />Union Hockey Celebration</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88399 at http://wamc.org 4/17/14 Panel 4/16/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41614-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />NYPD Muslim Squad disbanded<br />Al Qaeda comeback?<br />Terror Hoaxes<br />Ukraine<br />Cuomo signs Popular Vote Compact<br />SAT tests not to include “obscure” words</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88303 at http://wamc.org 4/16/14 Panel Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-open-door-bookstore-24 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at <a href="http://www.opendoor-bookstore.com/">The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery</a> in Schenectady, NY.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">List:<br /><em>The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap</em> by Matt Taibbi<br /><em>Book from the Ground</em> by Xu Bing (also, <em>The Book About Xu Bing's 'Book From the Ground'</em> edited by Mathieu Borysevicz)<br /><em>The Galapagos: A Natural History</em> by Henry Nicholls<br /><em>Grasshopper Jungle</em> by Andrew Smith<br /><em>The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender</em> by Leslye Walton<br /><em>Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure</em> by Anna Walker<br /><em>Goodnight Songs</em> by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88220 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore 4/15/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41514-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Spring flooding<br />Ukraine<br />Middle East<br />Pulitzer<br />TU Stories</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88219 at http://wamc.org 4/15/14 Panel 4/14/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41414-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelsists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Shootings at Jewish Centers in Kansas<br />Ukraine<br />Fed Government pulls back in land dispute<br />NY on the economic upswing?<br />NSA</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88132 at http://wamc.org 4/14/14 Panel 4/2/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/4214-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and chief of Capital New York's Albany bureau, Jimmy Vielkind.</p><p>Topics include:<br />GM<br />Obamacare<br />Ryan cuts everything<br />Cuomo/Lawmakers’ victory lap<br />Deblasio v Cuomo<br />Gun Rally</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 87254 at http://wamc.org 4/2/14 Panel 3/26/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/32614-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 86803 at http://wamc.org 3/26/14 Panel