The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Barney Frank's Life In Politics From The Great Society To Same-Sex Marriage

  Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for more than three decades and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC.

He has just written a memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at politics and larger societal changes and one man's struggle with sexual politics and identity.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

  The play, Life in a Jar tells the story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, who assisted in hiding over 2,000 Jewish children who had been living in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

While the play dramatizes Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto during the war; it relays, as importantly, the heroic story of the 'righteous gentiles' who put their lives and that of their families at grave risk to save others by forging documents and hiding and placing Jewish children in convents and Polish homes

The impact of the Irena Sendler Project are many, including the book - Life in a Jar by Jack Mayer who will be attending two performances at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and will take part in the Q and A following the play.

The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Glens Falls Brewfest

    It’s been … oh, about a month since we talked about craft and local beer here on The Roundtable. Let’s fix that now and mix it with talking about another thing we love: theater.

Tomorrow from 4-8 the Queensbury Hotel will host the Glens Falls Brewfest – a local beer event with proceeds going to support The Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.

Here to tell us more are Heather Carroll, Managing Director of Adirondack Theatre Festival and Bill Mason, one of the organizers for the Glens Falls Brew Fest.

The Roundtable
10:33 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Ideas Matter - The Human Face Of War: Combat, Healing, And The Humanities

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities.

Today we check in with the Vermont Humanities Council and a speaker in their First Wednesdays lecture series. Dr. Edward Tick, director of the Soldier’s Heart Clinic, will be talking about "The Human face of War: Combat, Healing, and the Humanities" on Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport, Vermont. Dr. Tick explores the inner world of combat, the universal dimensions of veterans’ wounding, and a philosophy of healing combat’s consequences—recognizing that while war most directly affects veterans, it wounds us all.

Dr. Edward Tick joins us now along with Sylvia Plumb, Director of Communications for Vermont Humanities.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Jeremy Piven On 'Mr. Selfridge' Season 3 And 'Entourage' Movie

  Best known as Ari Gold, the agent you love to hate on HBO's Entourage, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeremy Piven has one of Hollywood's coolest and most diverse resumes.

Piven surprised audiences by taking on the title role in the British series, Mr. Selfridge which is about the real-life department store's mogul which airs on Masterpiece on PBS and has its 3rd season premiere this Sunday, March 29th.

Vox Pop
10:00 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Food Friday: Kitchen Gadgets

Chef Bjorn Somlo of Nudel Restaurant in Lenox, Chef Adam Brassard of the Williams Inn in Williamstown and Chef Nick Moulton of Mezze Bar & Bistro join us in the studio for Food Friday to talk about their favorite kitchen gadgets. 

New England News
9:39 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Woman Hospitalized After Being Hit By Train In Pittsfield

Credit Facebook: Pittsfield Police Department

A woman is in the hospital after being hit by a train Thursday night in Pittsfield.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 27, 2015

3/27/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Kingston Freeman Publisher Emeritus and SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Scheduled topics include: Harry Reid won't seek re-election; Germanwings co-pilot update; police brutality in Detroit; Egypt to Yemen; NYC Building Collapse; Downton Abbey to end.

7:56 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Germanwings plane crash, New York State budget negotiations, and ethics reform.

6:55 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy with rain and snow showers this morning, and a few rain showers this afternoon  Highs in the lower 40's.

Mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the mid 20's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with snow showers tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 30's.