horse http://wamc.org en "On Horseback and Healing" by Sharon Miller Blake http://wamc.org/post/horseback-and-healing-sharon-miller-blake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>On Horseback and Healing</em> is the memoir of an abused, neglected girl-child who finds escape and healing through her relationships with her horses. On the back of her pony, and later on her horses, she finds comfort and solace in the nourishing bounty of the natural world.</p><p>Sharon Miller Blake’s quest for a life beyond mere survival takes her all over this continent. She has many adventures and some misadventures as she wrestles with dark passages and mental instability, but she has an inner spark, which keeps her seeking the light and a vibrant connectedness.</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67542 at http://wamc.org "On Horseback and Healing" by Sharon Miller Blake "My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding http://wamc.org/post/my-animals-and-other-family-clare-balding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Clare Balding is an award-winning BBC broadcaster and writer. At the London Olympics of 2012 she was proclaimed a “national treasure.'” She became the face of the BBC’s horse racing coverage in 1998, and now works across a wide range of sports. She will join us to tell tales from her new memoir, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594205620/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594205620&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">My Animals and Other Family</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594205620" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64051 at http://wamc.org "My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding NYRA Chief on Leave During Winnings Payment Probe http://wamc.org/post/nyra-chief-leave-during-winnings-payment-probe-0 <p>The New York Racing Association has placed its top executive on unpaid administrative leave pending a state investigation into $8.5 million in winnings that weren&#39;t paid out to bettors on horse races.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Ian Pickus reports&hellip;</p><p>The state Racing and Wagering Board&#39;s interim report on the unpaid winnings was released Monday and was highly critical of NYRA&#39;s top management.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 12:28:36 +0000 Ian Pickus 37993 at http://wamc.org NYRA Chief on Leave During Winnings Payment Probe