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10:50 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Union College’s 43rd International Festival Of Chamber Music

Credit Jue Wang / http://www.math.union.edu/

  Union College’s 43rd International Festival of Chamber Music offers fifteen performances by a wonderful array of leading international artists and ensembles. We are about half-way through their season with Brentano String Quartet having performed in Memorial Chapel yesterday.

Derek Delaney is the Artistic Director of the Union College Concert Series and he joins us now to tell us what is left in their season to look forward to.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Schenectady Civic Players Present 'Rabbit Hole'

Amy M. Lane and Robin MacDuffie in 'Rabbit Hole' produced by Schenectady Civic Players
Credit Tom Killips

  Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.

The play, Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay Abaire, charts Becca and Howie’s bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Rabbit Hole won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a production of the play opens this Friday night produced by the Schenectady Civic Players.

Amy Lane plays Becca and she joins us now.

WAMC Engineering
10:33 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Engineering Update: WAMC On/Off Air This Evening

In preparation for our big Master Control re-vamp, we are converting to a new back up power system. Starting at 10pm tonight, WAMC will be going off the air periodically as we work on this. Please note, this disruption is NOT weather related and we will complete this process as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!

The Roundtable
10:33 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Listener Essay - My Long Lost Friend

  Albert Stern's stories have appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com, Nerve.com, and the Jewish Daily Forward. He lives in Berkshire County, and works as a tutor, editor, and writing coach.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon January 26, 2015

'Leaving Before The Rains Come' By Alexandra Fuller

  A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa.

Fuller’s new memoir is: Leaving Before the Rains Come. It begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller’s delicate balance—between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage—irrevocably fails.

Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

1/26/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include: President Obama in India, Elections in Greece, Blizzard, Reactions to American Sniper, and Medical Treatments Tailored to Patient's DNA.

WAMC News
7:49 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver temporarily ceding power.

New York News
7:05 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Cede Power, Temporarily

Credit AP File Photo

The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.

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Severe Weather
6:53 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

Thickening clouds today with light snow moving into the Catskills and Lower Hudson Valley early in the afternoon, then spreading north toward evening.  Highs in the lower 20's.

Snow, heavy at times tonight.  Becoming windy.  The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be in the Mid and lower Hudson Valley and in New England.  Lows in the mid to upper teens.

Snow, heavy at times tomorrow.  Becoming windy.  The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be in the Mid and lower Hudson Valley and in New England.  Highs in the lower to mid 20's.

Estimated Snowfall totals:

D-2":   Northern New York, and Vermont, the Champlain Valley, the Western Mohawk Valley.

2-4":    I-88 at Cobleskill north into the Central Mohawk Valley and Adirondacks

4-8":    Central Catskills, Schoharie Valley, Eastern Mohawk Valley, Upper Hudson Valley and North Central Vermont.

8-12"    Eastern Catskills, Greater Capital District, South Central Vermont.

12-24"+ Mid and Lower Hudson Valley, Southern Vermont and the Berkshires as well as the rest of Central and Southern New England.

WAMC News
6:51 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett Of The New York Daily News

WAMC's David Guistina chats with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's meeting with Assembly Democrats today where he is widely expected to temporarily cede his power as Assembly Speaker.

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