public radio http://wamc.org en Garrison Keillor http://wamc.org/post/garrison-keillor-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, <a href="http://www.garrisonkeillor.com/">Garrison Keillor</a> set out to become a professional writer. And so he has done - a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet.</p><p>Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. <em>The Keillor Reader</em> also presents pieces never before published.</p><p>Garrison Keillor is the founder and host of <em>A Prairie Home Companion</em>, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.</p><p>He has a <a href="http://www.garrisonkeillor.com/schedule/">trio of events</a> in our region over the next few days - in the meantime, welcome Garrison Keillor to The Roundtable.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90856 at http://wamc.org Garrison Keillor Radio On http://wamc.org/post/radio <p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79217 at http://wamc.org Radio On When Radio Things Go Wrong http://wamc.org/post/when-radio-things-go-wrong <p>It is a troubling time for one of New York’s oldest public radio stations.</p><p>The last decade has been touch-and-go for WBAI, which became non-commercial and listener-supported when Pacifica bought it in 1960. The station played a pivotal role in 60s counterculture, pioneering “free-style” progressive radio, with a coverage area that blanketed New York City and radiated 70 miles beyond.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:16:32 +0000 Dave Lucas 70605 at http://wamc.org When Radio Things Go Wrong BY Experience: Pioneers of Global Live Cinema Events http://wamc.org/post/experience-pioneers-global-live-cinema-events <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.byexperience.net">BY Experience</a> kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 <em>Reality</em> album launch and since then, over 17 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Their broadcasts include - <em>The Met: Live in HD</em> series, the U.K.’s <em>National Theatre Live</em> series, the public radio shows <em>This American Life – Live!</em> with Ira Glass, <em>A Prairie Home Companion</em> with Garrison Keillor, and the upcoming broadcast of <em>Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me</em>; the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of <em>The Importance of Being Earnest</em>, <em>Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You</em>, <em>The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax</em> and much more! BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to 2,000 movie screens - including many in the WAMC listening area.</p><p>Their newest project is <a href="http://www.exhibitiononscreen.com">EXHIBITION: Great Art On Screen</a> - The eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, <em>Manet: Portraying Life</em> premiers in cinemas worldwide today.</p><p>BY Experience was founded and is run by Julie and Robert Borchard-Young. Julie joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 61985 at http://wamc.org BY Experience: Pioneers of Global Live Cinema Events Ira Glass at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on 12/1 http://wamc.org/post/ira-glass-troy-savings-bank-music-hall-121 <p>Host/Producer of <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/">This American Life</a>, Ira Glass, will be at <a href="http://www.troymusichall.org/">The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall</a> on Saturday, December 1st at 8pm&nbsp;doing his show called Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass.</p><p>We speak with him here about his first radio internship with Johnny Walker, Howard Stern, and more.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52980 at http://wamc.org Ira Glass at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on 12/1