Arts & Culture
11:33 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Sex, Drugs, And Classical - Blair Tindall And 'Mozart In The Jungle'

  From her debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall to the Broadway pits of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, oboist Blair Tindall has played with some of the biggest names in classical music for twenty-five years. She was the principal oboe in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, based in Poughkeepsie, for 13 years.

In her memoir, Mozart in the Jungle, Tindall exposes the scandalous rock and roll lifestyles of the musicians, conductors, and administrators who inhabit the insular world of classical music.

The 2005 book shook things up and the book became an Amazon Instant Video series about love, ambition and jealousy backstage at the symphony.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 2, 2015

One Woman. One World. International Women's Day Event In Saratoga Springs

  International Women's Day is a holiday with millions of people participating in thousands of events around the world for 104 years - and celebrated annually by the United Nations. Four years ago two Saratoga residents set out to honor the day and its history with the first NY Celebrates Women statewide event.

One Woman. One World. will be held in Saratoga Springs on International Women’s Day, March 8th.

Ruth Fein and Joanne Yepsen are partners in Critical Needs Now, who work primarily with not-for-profits and together produce this event. Joanne is also, of course, the Mayor of Saratoga Springs.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

  With former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver facing federal corruption charges, Albany’s reputation has seen better days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock several ethics reforms are needed. 

The Roundtable
10:33 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Maple Fest At The Ashokan Center

  This coming Saturday, March 7th, The Ashokan Center in Olive Bridge, NY will host their family friendly Maple Fest!

The sugaring tradition goes back to the original Native populations of New York who eventually taught it to European settlers. Maple sugaring season in the Northeast typically begins in mid-February, and lasts through early April.

Tim Neu has been operating the maple sugaring program at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY for 35 years as part of their Environmental Education Program.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Tough Decisions Inside The White House From Truman To Obama

  Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public—and especially the news media and political opponents—expect aggressive leadership. But, contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood, rarely does a president have that option.

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Vox Pop
10:06 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Medical Monday : Dr. Jenny Michaels : Mental Health

Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

3/2/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include: Boris Nemtsov; Common Core; John Kerry on Benjamin Netanyahu; and DHS Funding.

7:48 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses some New York towns wanting to secede to Pennsylvania and Cuomo on NYS teachers.

7:17 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

Morning snow showers, then mostly cloudy and windy this afternoon.  Highs in the lower 30's.

Clearing tonight.  Lows 0 to 10 above.

Sun to start tomorrow, then increasing clouds with light snow moving in during the afternoon.  Highs in the upper 20's.

5:43 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Sports Report: NY Rangers Trade, Jimmie Johnson Wins Sprint Cup


In the NBA, Golden State topped Boston 106-101, Indiana bested Philadelphia 94-74, Portland won against Sacramento 110-99, Oklahoma City defeated the Lakers 108-101, New Orleans beat Denver 99-92, Houston bested Cleveland in overtime 105-103, the Clippers topped Chicago 96-86, and it was Charlotte over Orlando 98-83.

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