New York News
12:44 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Report: Real Wages, Good-Paying Jobs Still Lagging In Unbalanced Recovery

In post-recession America, many citizens, especially New Yorkers, have yet to experience financial change. A new report finds a "job deficit" persists in mid- and higher-wage industries.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Automotive Repair : 8/21/14

Today on Vox Pop, we’re joined by Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York, to talk cars and car repair.

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12:26 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, August 21, 2014. 

New England News
12:14 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Three Democrats Vying For Sept. Primary Victory In Mass. Governor's Race

Credit Massachusetts Democratic Party

In less than three weeks, Massachusetts Democrats will decide which of three gubernatorial candidates to send to November’s general election.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador"

    Gabriel Kahane is a composer/musician/singer/songwriter who divides his time between the club and the concert hall. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His musical, February House was produced by The Public in New York City.

His latest album, The Ambassador, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses. We spoke with Gabriel Kahane about the album recently.

New York News
11:25 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Says Campaigns Will Decide On Debates

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Gov. Cuomo speaks with reporters Thursday at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been invited to debate Democratic primary challenger Zephyr Teachout and GOP opponent Rob Astorino, but so far has not agreed to participate. The first-term incumbent was asked Thursday at the New York State Fair in Syracuse if he would accept the debate invitation.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Of Dice And Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons And The People Who Play It

David M. Ewalt is an award-winning journalist and author. He is currently a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, where he writes about the game business, technology and Internet culture, and frequently appears as an expert on TV and radio programs. 

In Of Dice and Men, Ewalt recounts the development of Dungeons & Dragons from the game’s roots on the battlefields of ancient Europe, through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides, to its apotheosis as father of the modern video-game industry. 

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elise Stefanik


  The North Country will soon be represented by a political newcomer in Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock her generation is ready to serve.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu August 21, 2014

"GO: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design"

Chip Kidd is “the closest thing to a rock star” in the design world (USA Today), and in Go he explains not just the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, and more, but most important, how to use those elements in creative ways.

He explains the difference between vertical lines and horizontal lines. The effect of cropping a picture to make it beautiful—or, cropping it even more to make it mysterious and compelling. How different colors signify different moods. The art of typography, including serifs and sans serifs, kerning and leading.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

8/21/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Obama reacts to beheading/ISIL
U.S. Tried to rescue Foley
Slow going in Ferguson
Teachout stays
American Ebola doc to be released
Common Core losing ground in U.S.?