The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Roundtable Music 9/19

The Roundtable
11:44 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Considering Leonard Cohen At 80

Leonard Cohen turns 80 on September 21, two days before his 13 studio album comes out, and he has never been more popular. Cohen has long fascinated his chroniclers; hinting at a performative aspect of his public persona, disappearing for long stretches, and candidly discussing his battles with depression and lost love.

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New York News
11:37 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Saratoga Mayors Discuss A Changing City

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Nine mayors of Saratoga Springs past and present gathered Thursday to reflect on a changing community.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Classical Music According To Yehuda #134

Bella Bartok


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the relationship between language and music.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Alex Cox And BasilicaScope

  BasilicaScope at Basilica Hudson running today and tomorrow and in its second year, dedicates its entire run to the legendary film director Alex Cox with his cult classics Repo Man, Straight to Hell Returns, and Walker.

  A visionary filmmaker who made the 1980s even cooler than they already were, Cox masterfully used satire and a rambunctious stable of actors to illuminate the sleazy politics of the era. Alex Cox will be in Hudson for the Festival.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

  The U.S. is now working to combat the Islamic State.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the mistrust dates back centuries.

Food Friday
10:40 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Food Friday Recipe: Balsalmic Glazed Short Ribs

Credit Michele Scicolone

  Listen to cookbook author Michele Scicolone on Food Friday!

A handful of ingredients in the slow cooker turns a tough cut of beef luscious and falling-off-the-bone tender.  Serve the ribs with creamy polenta. 

Serves 6


1 tablespoon olive oil

4 to 5 pounds beef short ribs, well trimmed

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 cup dry red wine

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Ideas Matter - Frankenstein And The Unforeseen Consequences Of Technology

  In our series, Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities we visit with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area and discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we welcome the folks from Mass Humanities to discuss – Frankenstein! Linda McInerney joins us. As Artistic Director of Old Deerfield Productions, Linda has been creating, producing, and directing performing arts for 30 years. In 2013, she commissioned a new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (adaptation by Lindel Hart) that will be performed at the Springfield Museums, thanks to Mass Humanities, on Sept. 26 and 27.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri September 19, 2014

"The Terrorists's Son"

  What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to “Remember El-Sayyid Nosair.”

For Zak Ebrahim, a childhood amongst terrorism was all he knew. After his father’s incarceration, his family moved often, and as the perpetual new kid in class, he faced constant teasing and exclusion. Yet, though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to Ebrahim something never felt right. His story is told in The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

9/19/14 Panel

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

Topics include:
Scottish Vote
Senate ISIS Vote
Cuomo on Equality Act