New England News
11:52 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Former Boston Mayor Menino Dies At 71

Former oston Mayor Thomas Menino has died at 71; he was longest-serving Boston mayor. Menino, who left office early this year, had been disagnosed with cancer.

WAMC Speakers Corner
11:34 am
Thu October 30, 2014

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Renowned Lincoln Scholar and Author Harold Holzer

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with renown author Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Lincoln and the Civil War and Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation about his latest book Lincoln and the power of the Press.

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The Roundtable
11:25 am
Thu October 30, 2014

The Berkshire Ramblers At Caffé Lena

  Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffee house in the United States.

Tomorrow my band, The Berkshire Ramblers, will play a Halloween Hootenanny at Caffé Lena with all proceeds donated TO the café. Championing folk songs of the "old style," The Berkshire Ramblers always donate their performances to help causes and places dear to our hearts.

Here to talk a little bit more about tomorrow’s performance and everything else going on at Caffé Lena, we welcome Director of Caffé Lena, Sarah Craig – and Lena board member and Berkshire Rambler multi-instrumentalist, Michael Eck.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu October 30, 2014

To the Village Square: From Montague to Fukushima: 1975-2014

Lionel Delevingne - author/photographer of To the Village Square: From Montague to Fukushima: 1975 – 2014 is a collection of photographs telling the story of citizens who spoke up against the nuclear power industry and who fought for years to stop construction or to close reactors in their backyards.

Through Lionel Delevingne’s record, readers can see the tragedies of the worst accident sites: Three Mile Island in the United States, Chernobyl in Russia, and Fukushima in Japan.

Lionel Delevingne is a photojournalist native of France, settled in the US since 1975, who has traveled and photographed throughout the world. He will be talking about and signing his new book: To the Village Square: From Montague to Fukushima: 1975-2014 on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Congressional Corner with Elizabeth Esty


  Ebola has become a political flashpoint in the United States.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock budget cuts have hurt America’s response.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Colleen Murtaugh Paratore At The Albany Children’s Book Festival

  With sage bits of advice, inviting questions, and colorful blank pages for writing, Colleen Murtaugh Paratore’s new book, Fireflies: A Writer’s Notebook, offers writers of all ages a place to capture ideas when they spark.

Paratore makes the case to travel to the firefly fields inside your own mind and heart, to write what only you can write, without worrying about "the rules."

She will be at the Albany Children’s Book Festival at the Albany Academies on Saturday.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Herbie Hancock

  Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music: a jazz pianist and composer whose illustrious career has spanned seven decades, fourteen Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and most recently, a Kennedy Center Honor.

In his new memoir, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, he reflects on his life and thriving career. Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop.

From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis’s second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; he tells us what made those possibilites possible.

New England News
10:05 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Supporters Of Expanding Mass. Bottle Bill Holding Rallies

Credit Jenny Gitlitz

Supporters of expanding the bottle bill in Massachusetts are holding rallies at the Boston Common and in Pittsfield today. They are urging people to vote yes on Ballot Question 2 on Election Day.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

10/30/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and executive editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

Topics include:
Maine Quarantine
Obama Changes?
Fed on Interest Rates
Wall Street Repeat Offenses

7:42 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Governor Cuomo on public education and the Working Families Party.