professor http://wamc.org en Women’s Philanthropy Of The Jewish Federation of NENY Present Joy Ladin http://wamc.org/post/women-s-philanthropy-jewish-federation-neny-present-joy-ladin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jewishfedny.org/events/womens-philanthropy-connections-2014/">Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York</a> will host Connections 2014 featuring Prof. Joy Ladin at Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, NY on Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m.</p><p>“Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders” will be the theme of Ladin’s presentation as she shares her Jewish journey through the transition process —not just of changing genders, but of creating a new self.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90406 at http://wamc.org Women’s Philanthropy Of The Jewish Federation of NENY Present Joy Ladin Ideas Matter: Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-service-and-martin-luther-king-jr-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our series, </span><a href="http://wamc.org/term/ideas-matter" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> provides our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter. This morning we spotlight Service and </span><a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/discussion_groups/community_conversations/mlk.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">Martin Luther King Jr. Day</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Dr. Brian J. Purnell is the Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81585 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day "What The Dog Knows" By Cat Warren http://wamc.org/post/what-dog-knows-cat-warren <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://catwarren.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cat Warren</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a professor and former journalist, with a somewhat unorthodox hobby. She works with a Cadaver dog- a dog that searches for missing and presumed dead people.</span></p><p>What started as a way to harness the energy of her unruly smart German Sheppard puppy Solo, soon became a passion for them both. She has written about the experience in the new book <em>What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs</em>.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78213 at http://wamc.org "What The Dog Knows" By Cat Warren "Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked" by James Lasdun http://wamc.org/post/give-me-everything-you-have-being-stalked-james-lasdun <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ten years ago, James Lasdun, a poet and novelist, taught a fiction-writing workshop at a college in New York. One of his students was a young woman, "Nasreen," as he calls her in his new nonfiction book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374219079/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0374219079&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked</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=0374219079" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p>Lasdun will join us to discuss his strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of the student, a self-styled “verbal terrorist,” who began trying, in her words, to “ruin him.” It is a frightening tale that continues for Lasdun to this very day.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 57718 at http://wamc.org "Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked" by James Lasdun "Back to School" by Mike Rose http://wamc.org/post/back-school-mike-rose <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595587861/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1595587861">Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance at Education</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=1595587861" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of “second-chancers,” exploring what higher education—in the fullest sense of the term—can offer our rapidly changing society.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55397 at http://wamc.org "Back to School" by Mike Rose American's Unwritten Constitution http://wamc.org/post/americans-unwritten-constitution <p>We speak with Akhil Reed Amar about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465029574/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0465029574&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By</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=0465029574" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51031 at http://wamc.org American's Unwritten Constitution Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times http://wamc.org/post/endtimes-crises-and-turmoil-new-york-times <p>From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 04:09:22 +0000 Joe Donahue 48411 at http://wamc.org Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times Slang: The People's Poetry http://wamc.org/post/slang-peoples-poetry <p>Michael Adams teaches English language and literature at Indiana University. He is the author of <em>Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon</em> and editor of <em>From Elvish to Klingon</em>. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47500 at http://wamc.org Slang: The People's Poetry